5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This historic course, designed by Steady Ed, is the first one in the state of Kentucky. It is rather short with only about half the holes over 250ft. Despite that, it's still a fun and somewhat technical course.
Everything about the course is old school. All but one of the baskets are original from 1978. With the exception of hole 8, the layout has stayed the same for 33 years. The tee pads are old and worn, and they're short by today's standard. But that's because you don't need much of a run up to throw a Wham-O disc and with disc technology today you still don't need much of a run up on the majority of the holes. Some might say these things are con's or make the course appear to be not kept up well. But in my opinion that's part of the living history at Otter Creek. Courses this old are few and far between. To change them denies future generations of disc golfers the opportunity to look back in history and see what things were like three decades ago.
There's a good variety of shots required here and some holes have multiple routes to the basket. There are some fun elevation changes and overall the course uses the land well.
The course has brand new tee signs and there are bag trees and benches on every hole.
Hole 14 is definitely my favorite here. It's 300ft downhill with pine trees lining each side of the fairway for the first 100 or so feet. Then there's a few trees straight in front of you so you have to throw a big S shot (for RHBH players) to get around it and hyzer back on the end to the basket which is basically straight in front of you. Awesome shot!
Cons: A couple of the tees are cracked, hole 6 is definitely the worst and hole 11 comes to mind also.
The course is cramped in some areas making it very easy to throw into another fairway. Be sure to keep an eye out for other golfers and yell fore.
Other Thoughts: While this is one of the easier courses in the area, it certainly has it's challenging holes and rewarding birdies. This course is worth stopping at if you're in the area and there are a number of other courses close by also.
I want to thank the Department of Fish and Wildlife for reopening the park and bringing back this fun course. Entry fee is $3 a person.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
It is what it is
Pros: Otter Creek has an old design that is still useful. There are uphill, downhill, hyzer, anhyzer, and even a hole where a thumber is a strong play from the tee. It is a short walk and easy to follow.
Cons: It is a shorter course as it was the first in the state (or so I am told). baskets and sign need some attention and repair.
Other Thoughts: When this course was built, most people were throwing whamos and such. I titled this review with the phrase "it is what it is". Sometimes we try to knock a course because it is not what we think it should be. Otter Creek is a great place to practice your mids. That doesn't make it a bad course. For what it is, I would say it is just about average...(I give it a half disc higher for being historically significant)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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