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 Loca Hot Spot

5+    4/20/2010   4/20/2010
Review By: metthem
Played: 8  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 31.6 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Location is very good, plenty of things to do in and around this park. Course is old but still good as ever. It is a short course, but it's still cool, some go right, some go left, and if you go left on hole 12, you will pay the price and go down the hill. Plus they still have the puffer spot before hole 12......Don't be alarmed if you are teeing off for hole 12 and people pop up behind you, they will wait, they just got done puffin.
Cons: Gets very crowded, go early or on a weekday before people get off work.
Other Thoughts: this place definately is hollowed ground for the locals, come on out, bring the pipe and enjoy!!!!!

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Winton Woods

5+    7/16/2009   12/22/2009
Review By: richardmmill
Played: 48  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 12.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is a nice short course. Plenty of ace chances. All holes are deuce-able, which makes good practice for your short game. Almost all holes are through wooded areas. Making for some tight fairways, and trees that force you to make some so technical decisions in the round. Flow is laid out very well, making it easy to move from hole to hole even on the first time playing through. Nice concrete tee pads. Good fun course. Great for casual rounds to play though several times.
Cons: Over the 7+ years I have been playing the course has lost a lot of trees to being hit repeatedly and dying. Also lots of gravel has been laid down from being played so much which can tear up discs if you use cheaper plastics. Course can be crowded and can be full of hooligans. Baskets get torn up because of the hooligans. The course used to have tee signs on the ground but where replaced with tee signs that no longer have the hole mapped on it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Mostly Harmless

1    8/21/2009   8/21/2009
Review By: Kellermeyer14
Played: 10  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 6.4 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Reasonably tight fairways. Doglegs. Obstacles. Logical layout (Tees right next to pins). Nice quiet area.
Cons: Short. Did I say, "Short?" I meant minirature. You only need a midrange and a putter, or just a putter. The pars for each hole are ridiculous. I think they just picked numbers out of a hat.
Other Thoughts: Good for kids or if you have kids. Otherwise don't waste your time.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  I Love This Course

5+    8/17/2009   8/17/2009
Review By: cincinnatidiscgolf
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 15 Not
Pros: fun, good for short game, LOTS of aces
Ect.
Cons: nope
Other Thoughts: PLAY here!!
and also check out Sweetees disc golf dont even work there and still promoting it its off of mill
turn on to holiday DR. and it is a small 2 story building

0 of 15 people found this review helpful.

 Where is all starts

5+    6/11/2009   6/11/2009
Review By: CincyDiscGolf
Played: 22  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 6.4 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Great place to have your first game.

-Great place to learn how to take shots through trees.
Cons: -Too easy for anyone thats not a complete beginner. You can make it harder by playing everything as 3, but its still easy to shoot under.

-Very crowded in the after noon.
Other Thoughts: This place is still worth playing. Its close to my house so I go here often when I don't feel liking driving too far to play. This place will make you feel like a pro.

Nice place to relax when people aren't breathing down your neck (which is rare).

They host a few glow disc events in the summer. I was at the one on May 24th. They are having one on June 5th, and July 3rd too.. This place is a blast to play in the dark! Much more difficult when you can't see the trees.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Where it all began

5+    5/26/2009   5/28/2009
Review By: LStephens
Played: 78  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 7.6 Years
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: If you need to get in a quick round before work, on lunch break, or after work with some friends this is the place. If it isn't crowded you can get in a full round in about 15 mins....yea...literally you can play this entire course in a mild hurry in about 15mins.

The course plays well in the rain. There is enough gravel down and those horrid paved rings under the basket to allow you to play this in a pouring rain and not be too muddy. The course is a Steady Ed course and makes the absolute most out of being so short. Designed back in the day for lids...it can still challenge you in a putter only round with pin placements around trees.

This is the most ideal course on the planet to take a buddy or girlfriend and introduce them to the game of disc golf without them feeling blown away by the course.
Cons: This course is VERY popular and on weekends you will get to the course and see 8-10 person groups, 3 deep....on every hole. The baskets are old but not near as bad as some older parks. There are only two holes where you can rip a mid range...the rest of the time you are putter, putter, putter.

Recently the parks decided that honeysuckle wasn't an indigenous plant and almost murdered the course in its removal. The course went from challenging to almost wide open over night. There are still many well placed trees but it got very easy...which was a hit with the beginner crowd..

The tiny asphalt teepads that buckle in some places are dangerous if you do an xstep and drag your feet. The asphalt rings around the bottom of the baskets can cause a great shot to skip way past the basket.

The crowds can get overwhelming at times and you may have newbies throwing in on you because they didn't see you, they didn't think they could get that Boss out that 165 feet to the pin and 'got a hold of one'. Some teepads are really close to the previous pin and you must watch where the disc is coming from.
Other Thoughts: For many in the Cincinnati area...this is where it all began. Most here played for their first time at Winton Woods and judge all their development according to their rounds at Winton Woods. As they progress they go back and play a round at Winton and see how they are coming along.

I know several people that will get beat up in a tournament and travel back to Winton Woods and play a few rounds to get back into their 'Happy Place'. It is said by many...this is hollowed ground.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    5/12/2009   5/12/2009
Review By: one5one3
Played: 13  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 12.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is very quick and easy. It is great to learn how to play on, or to take someone that has never played before. You can spend 2 hours here and play 3 or more times. There is a small variety in the holes...on some holes you get a straight shot to the basket, and on others you will have to work your way around a bunch of trees to get it in.
Cons: This course is really popular due to the facts that it is the midde of everything, and that it's so easy to play, so the traffic here can get ridiculous at times. This course is not very challeging if you have been playing for longer than a month.
Other Thoughts: This was the first course I ever played, so i'll always love it. I've played it hundreds of times, and will probably play it hundreds more.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    4/5/2009   4/5/2009
Review By: tima820
Played: 13  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 5.8 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: good variety of shots and trees to play around, good chance at an ace
Cons: concrete around holes scuffs discs. lots of slow traffic and big group.
Other Thoughts: it is easy to shoot well under par here which most think as bad but your really playing against others not just the par. as in a lot of golf courses some players can shoot well under par on some but its hard to hold at even on others.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Short and Sweet

1    5/28/2005   2/13/2009
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 229  Reviewed: 225  Exp: 18.3 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun course, good layout. Great for beginners or families. Good chance to get an ace. Also, good if you want to squeeze in a quick round.
Cons: Very crowded due to popularity. Most holes are too easy for any experienced disc golfer.
Other Thoughts: Good course for practicing mid-range and putter shots. Experienced players will shoot in the 40's. Newer players should be able to have a decent round, too.

It is what it is- Introduce your kids or new people to the wonderful game of Disc Golf. A shorter course is still better than no course!!!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Quick short and sweet.

5+    7/20/2008   2/10/2009
Review By: eck_03
Played: 14  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 12.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great mix of woods and meadows with tree overhang for summer playing without the sunburn.
Quick holes that are great for beginners or people looking to work on their short game.
The holes are fairly maintained and there is enough drainage that the course is playable right after a rain.
Cons: The holes may be too short for some.
Other Thoughts: This course is great for introducing a date to the sport... you should be able to show off a little here without seeming like a d*ck. Play a round (or two, the course is short enough), eat dinner at a restaurant nearby, then go see a movie.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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