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 Harbin Non-Tournament Layout Review

5+    7/7/2009   7/7/2009
Review By: NatiBuckeye
Played: 26  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 6.9 Years
This review was updated on 4/5/2010
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a great course to work on your game off of the tee. Most players who can throw over 300' regularly and with accuracy have a chance of parking 16 holes. The distance of this course allows for players in the NOV-INT range to have a great round.
Most holes use terrain elevation changes to challenge the player. This in some cases can make up for the short distances. This will also keep you from parking holes you believe you should easily reach.
This course is often windy, this allows for the more advanced player to practice placing shots in windy conditions.
725' hole with rolling hills and a mowed field allows for players of all ranges to flex their muscle off of the tee.
Although the course is in an open field the placement of baskets around certain trees and along lines of trees and forest forces players to throw Hyzers, Annhyzers, and in certain circumstances creative shots. This is applicable for both the RH and LH.
Several trees and bushes can punish throws that you think are going right for the chains. This will keep you coming back to try and redeem that shot.
Cons: Tournament conditions and set ups are used seldom during the year. This limits the chances advanced players find this course challenging.
12 holes 300' or under, this doesn't allow for a lot of challenge for big arms or for players in the ADV-OPEN level.
Most holes have open fairways that have limited trees to threaten drives.
This course as noted above is often windy and can really challenge players who do not understand the challenge of wind and disc selection.
Other Thoughts: Normally I like to do hole by hole descriptions for individuals who would like to travel to courses. However with this course I do not feel it is necessary, if you are in the area this course is worth playing. You should know before going into the course that you can reach most baskets from variable angles for both the RH and LH. This is a great course to play on a road trip if you are in the area and are looking for a big round under par or are new to the game. The one thing that keeps locals coming back to this course and the reason it is used in tournaments is that it often presents difficulty mentally more than physically. I say this because of the ever changing wind conditions and the way the elevation changes play on your mind.

** This course and Mt. Airy combine for the annual Flying Pig Open. This tournament changes the way this course plays quite a bit and is a great tournament.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Nice park just too open

2-4    6/11/2009   6/11/2009
Review By: CincyDiscGolf
Played: 20  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 5.7 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Hilly: The course uses its hilly landscape pretty well. There are some beautiful views as you go up and down the hills, and some nice breezes.

-Hole 4 is 725 feet. The second longest hole iv played so far. (Idlewild had 1001 foot hole)
Cons: -This course is too open: Who ever can toss it for more distance will win. Out side of a few holes, most of them aren't even that long. There are some areas with bushes but there is plenty of room between them for the most part.

-None of the holes (except the 700 footer) really stand out.
Other Thoughts: This park is a decent place to play when you are starting off, and don't want to play through woods. If you love being able to rip it with plenty of room, this is your place.

I only play this course when I'm in the area, or if I haven't played it in a long time.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Big Blue Water Tower

1    5/28/2005   2/13/2009
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 228  Reviewed: 224  Exp: 17.7 Years
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Nice course in nice park. Well-defined fairways are grassy with isolated trees as obstacles (see the pics.) Solid course, fun to play, not terribly difficult. Easy to navigate. Holes of varying length.
Cons: Lots of uphill holes. Holes can get a little repetitive.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed playing this course, but it didn't require a lot of variety in terms of shots and discs. I will always remember this as the course with the big blue water tower.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Typical course, decent elevation

1    6/8/2005   12/8/2008
Review By: SimonCarr
Played: 60  Reviewed: 42  Exp: 10 Years
This review was updated on 2/15/2009
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course has decent elevation, with many of the shots being either slightly uphill or down hill. The part of the course near the top of the hill can be very windy.

The majority of the holes on this course are reachable with a good drive. Many of the shots are in the 250 - 300 foot range with defined fairways. There are several doglegs and tricky pin placements.
Cons: Only 3 or 4 of the holes were 350 or more. This course has a good flow, but none of the holes are spectacular. Many of the holes can be played with a mid range disc.
Other Thoughts: This course is ideal for people who are new to the sport or just learning. If you are in the area, this course is worth checking out. If you are just visiting the cincy area I would recommend looking for other options.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Decent, but Nothing Fancy

5+    8/6/2008   12/2/2008
Review By: CincyRocs
Played: 46  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 5.8 Years
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros:
-Good elevation changes
-Grass fairways are well kept
-Nice teepads
-Trash can on majority of holes
-Easy to navigate
-Not much player traffic
-Close by a lot of restaurants and shopping
Cons:
-Not too many obstacles or trees
-Almost no shade
-11 of 18 holes are under 300ft
-Grass outside of fairways occasionally gets long and finding discs becomes more difficult
-Doesn't really test too many shots
-Doesn't punish bad throws
Other Thoughts:
Overall it's a decent course, but nothing too spectacular or fancy. The course is mostly open and trees aren't really a problem if you can avoid one or two trees. Doesn't really test a player's arsenal of shots or discs.

A couple holes do have some flavor:
#4 is a 725ft monster over a couple hills
#13 is a nice 363ft down hill
#14-17 are known as Deuce Alley
#A-D are excellent holes during the CCS Tournaments or The Flying Pig Open

Final Verdict:
Good course, but not horribly challenging or intimidating. If you live in the area it's a nice course to play a good round at. If you're a beginner than this is a definite must play. More experienced players will appreciate the tournament layouts.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Harbin Park DGC

2-4    1/17/2010   9/27/2008
Review By: discgolferjr
Played: 16  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 6.5 Years
This review was updated on 1/17/2010
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very nice course. Mach 3 baskets. Extra large cement teepads. Trash cans on almost every hole. Wind makes course more challenging. Righty and Lefty holes. Fairways are a help.
Cons: Mostly open. 15 teesign missing.
Other Thoughts: Sometimes there will be 6 temporary holes but don't know where they are located. Weekly Doubles on Friday 6:00 P.M. tee time.



To me Hole 4 is the signature hole. 725ft. wide open and hilly.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nicer than expected

6/25/2008   6/25/2008
Review By: Innovadude
Played: 224  Reviewed: 176  Exp: 15.9 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Hilly
-Grassy and well kept
-Very well designed
-Flows well, easy to follow
-Good signs, tee pads, course map
Cons: -Lots of empties left on fairway though cans provided on course.
-Pretty easy
-No tight shots
Other Thoughts: Plant some trees on the front 9 to enhance the course eventually.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Mediocre defined

4/18/2008   4/18/2008
Review By: chuckynobbs
Played: 19  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 15 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Easy to get to, good flow from hole to hole, locals were nice, not much traffic from non disc golfers,
Cons: Pretty bland and wide open
Other Thoughts: Turtle Creek and Monroe are better choices if you are visiting the north side of Cincy for Disc Golf

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 

2/27/2008   2/27/2008
Review By: martinyoung
Played: 199  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 10.9 Years
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: short open course, a few trees that have to be thrown around, windy north of cincy, easy to navigate
Other Thoughts: the extra holes for the flying pig should be permanent they are so sweet and make the course that much better

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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