Fairfield, OH 
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5+    4/7/2011   4/9/2011
Review By: cambo
Played: 5  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 33 Years
This review was updated on 8/21/2011
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: well kept, Some long holes. Good parking, always a nice wind on top of hill. which affects maybe 6 or so holes. Many open holes but well placed trees.
Cons: Mostly open. only 1 hole thru cover. Can be soggy in a few spots. but this is Disc Golf do not wear your best shoes.
Other Thoughts: This is converted into a really great Temp course for tourneys. Would like to see this expanded. there is so much other park that could be used for a perm course

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    4/30/2011   10/3/2010
Review By: Triflusal
Played: 11  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 5.9 Years
This review was updated on 4/30/2011
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: It is nice and hilly, great concrete teepads. well marked, the signs are great. Easy to find next tee/navigate the course. Wind can become a factor. Thick woods and underbrush (when present) does punish errant shots.
Cons: kind of repetitive, only several holes are over 300'. The teepad on hole 8 is smaller than the rest, and several teepads are not level. The pad on hole 11 is cracked, but not to badly. The sign for hole 15 is missing. This is a wide open course with few obstacles.
Other Thoughts: there are restrooms and drinking fountains in other parts of the park. There is plenty of parking. There are trash cans on some of the holes, but I do not know how regularly they are emptied.

I would say this course is not very challenging if you can throw far. It does make great use of the elevation though.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful.


5+    7/15/2009   12/22/2009
Review By: richardmmill
Played: 48  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 14 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Good fun open course. Great for driving practice including a 725 footer, few chances for aces. Good elevation changes though the course. Concrete tee pads, baskets are always good never vandalized. Tee signs are nice as well. Since the course is real open the fairways cut into the grass are very nice. Is usually very crowded. Course flows well, covers a lot of land since the course is pretty long.
Cons: Sometimes grass is not cut well. Can be really windy since it is so open. Not all that much of a technical challenge.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    11/5/2009   11/20/2009
Review By: tatonka
Played: 69  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 11.2 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: wide open fairways to boost confidence
every type of drive needed throughout course
most holes require a full chuck to get it there but good drives will have you putting.
there is a 725 footer to test your long arm
well maintained and good use of land.
Cons: this course could benefit by a more difficult second shots, and a little more woods.
a true par 3 course... 2's are harder than you'd think but 4's are fairly uncommon except for on holes 4 (725 feet) and 18 an out of reach hole with a dogleg right. a few more par 4's could greatly improve this course.
Other Thoughts: not a bad course to hit up if you're in the area and a nice change from the mostly wooded courses in the area, but can be a little repetitive... {[decent drive... missed 25 to 40 footer... tap in 3]}

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Harbin Non-Tournament Layout Review

5+    7/7/2009   7/7/2009
Review By: NatiBuckeye
Played: 26  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 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: 22  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 7.8 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: 254  Reviewed: 246  Exp: 19.7 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: 73  Reviewed: 47  Exp: 12.1 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: 7.9 Years
7 Helpful / 1 Not
-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
-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: 8.6 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.

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