Dayton, OH 
Arthur O. Fisher Park Share
Uploaded By: sisyphus Hole #15 (Taken 4/2014)
3 / 243ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #15 Basket to Tee



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Good 24 holes, butů

2-4    4/1/2014   4/1/2014
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 163  Reviewed: 139  Exp: 3.1 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The AO Fisher disc golf course has 24 holes ranging from open fields, near (and even across the edges of) a set of ponds, and in the woods, with distances to challenge the recreational to intermediate arm. Decently sized (4'x10' or more), level, concrete tee pads and DGA baskets await you in a well-maintained, sprawling park that has all the usual amenities for a family outing. DGA baskets catch very well, and there's even an extra one to practice on just past the first tee from the parking lot.

Holes ranging from 233 to 487 feet are generally geared toward the Intermediate player because of the prevalence of open holes, and the fact that the wind plays into a lot of the shots. They have added some letter holes to the design, to be played between 15 and 16, which do use some tighter wooded lanes. A couple of these have the smart player discing down because you really don't want to get off the middle of the fairway.

The most beautiful holes are actually E and 16. The former is a neat hyzer shot (rhbh) with a disc eating tree at the bend. The latter sweeps the other way after a reasonable water carry. These two of three consecutive holes (if played 1-15, A-F, 16-18) make for a neat turn at the back of the park.
Cons: The lack of elevation and the long grassy rough on the letter holes are the two main negatives I noted here on my couple of visits. There are only benches out here for about three holes, and you'll walk about two miles to play this course. I didn't see a single trash can ON the course (though it was still pretty tidy). Two or more of the holes (at least 3 & 14) are a LOT longer than stated, so there are likely multiple pin positions being used. But the tee signs are so faded, they are almost unreadable, and could use a major replacement.

There are a few places where first timers will have to search a bit for the next tee. Walk around the lake a bit from 7 to 8, then walk toward the lake to see the #9 tee pad (the sign is blocked by a tree). Go to your right after hole 10, toward the bend in the lake. Then, it's easy to miss hole 13, which is across the road between 12 and 14. Double back after the long 14 pin position to a lane shot #15, pass the 16th tee to play the new holes, and come back to this spot for 16.

Folks complain about the goose droppings, and you will find that on the marshy end of the lake at the 11th basket, all along the berm which constitutes the 17th fairway, and a couple of the other lake area shots.
Other Thoughts: Overall, the Fisher course just leaves a little something to be desired, but it's not really clear what. It's a nice course, and the distances will make you work, but once you have the skill set to deuce these holes (at Advanced and Open), you won't find much of a thrilling challenge to this course. So it's a bit of a paradox. Higher skilled players (I wish I was one!) may choose to watch for high wind forecasts and practice this course if they plan to go out to a big tourney in the plains states.

The first time I played here, the rough field left of holes A & B was about thigh-high, and a total disc eater, but they have cut these grasses WAY back since my first visit.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


1    11/14/2012   11/14/2012
Review By: AnimeJ
Played: 13  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 2.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Simple, straightforward course that makes the most of the land available. While there's not much elevation or variation, with most of the holes playing fairly straight around a limited amount of obstacles, what's out there is used well, providing a decent mix of holes that don't feel repetitive.

Overall, the course is well maintained, with teepads and baskets in good condition.
Cons: While there isn't much in the way of improvement in hole layout, a few additional trash cans and a rejuvenation of the signage on the course would be a boon. Overall though, unless you want a more challenging course, there's not much to complain about.
Other Thoughts: For the record, I played this course following a round at another local course, and skipped the extra 6 holes, so my review is based on that. That said, the course does play very well even without them, and provides a nice course for a quick round.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Judge Arthur Fisher

1    8/29/2009   8/29/2009
Review By: Corkscrew
Played: 11  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 30.4 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Majority of course is open where you can let loose. Very clean no muddy areas
Cons: Some weekend traffic on course
6 extra holes after 15 are nice but very tight in comparison to rest of course
Other Thoughts: If wind is present it can be a major factor

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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