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Old 03-27-2015, 08:17 PM
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Default Dayton, Cincinatti, and Indianapolis

I am a high school teacher and on spring break next week. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, I am hoping to get to some combination of Dayton, Cincinatti, and Indianapolis (I live between the three) to play during the day.

Does anyone have any course suggestions for a low intermediate-ish level player who is playing by himself. I would prefer to play places that:
1) aren't super muddy
2) have a wide range of holes
3) I won't lose most of my discs on (I'm talking to you, Idlewild)

I would love to hear suggestions and/or meet up to play.

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Joel
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:40 PM
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Are you doing a different area on each day? What kind of courses do you enjoy playing/want to play?

Idlewild isn't really that bad of a disc eater. Just be careful to stay in the fairway or close on 15.
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:43 PM
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Keeping in mind you're trying to avoid muddy courses, losing discs, and higher level difficulty these are the courses for Dayton/Cincy area that I would recommend. Sure there are better/harder courses, but that's not really the point I take it. I did leave out the super easy, boring, pitch/putt courses. I also left out some of the harder to navigate in case you're going alone during the middle of a weekday.

Dayton:

Englewood - http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=2768

Buck Creek - http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=2502

Cincy:

Mt. Airy- http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=471

Harbin Park (some Mud, but typically not really bad if its dry for a few days leading up) - http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=875
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:47 PM
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Welcome Joel!

Sounds like you live in the disc golf desert of southeastern Indiana?
Definitely check the course map on here, and you'll see there's not much there. Best courses near you are possibly Boondocks Farms and Cedar Sentinels (depending on your geography).

Toward Dayton with limited mud and low disc loss risk?...I personally have enjoyed Westbrook and Indian Riffle (Kettering). There are many worthy courses there, but these sprung to mind with those restrictions. Belmont, of course, as well.

As you come down toward Cincinnati, it would be nice if Monroe and Turtlecreek weren't so darn muddy in the spring. They're not actually 'unplayable', just require a hardy soul (sole?).

No visit to Cincinnati would be complete without playing Mt. Airy & Lincoln Ridge, but you might enjoy Dunham while you're near the 'Nati. too
Of course, if you make it out to the eastern side of town, we're pretty proud of Osage Grove.

There's a batch for you to consider, anyway!
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:55 PM
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Sisyphus' suggestions are all great as well.

Belmont was still pretty muddy 2 weeks ago, but typically dries up pretty quick with a few nice days. You can always give the guys over at Hazy Shade a call ahead of time and ask what its like that day (shop is just a few blocks away).

Turtlecreek is a great course, but it will be muddy as he said. Lincoln Ridge will also be muddy in spots and depending on your skill level has some risk of losing discs or at least giving you a good hike down into the creek to retrieve them. That being said its my favorite course in NKY and you should play it sometime.

Osage Grove is also a great newer course that rewards smart play and punishes poor decisions / ultra risky shots, but I don't think you'll really have any trouble losing a disc there. It's probably not terribly muddy by now, but honestly it just depends on the weather.
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If you come to Cincy and dont play Banklick your missing out.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:18 PM
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If you come to Cincy and dont play Banklick your missing out.
Banklick = Lincoln Ridge

OP might not know the old name the locals still call it by.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:19 PM
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Thanks all! I greatly appreciate the advice. I'm not totally against mud, but since I will be driving back to Richmond, IN (an hour or a bit more from these spots), I am hoping to not have to detail my car afterwards.

Mt. Airy
Osage Grove
Belmont
Kettering

Sounds like a fun couple of days for sure.

I think I played with a couple of you in Eaton earlier this spring...
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I would play Englewood over Indian Riffle (Kettering)

Osage Grove's parking lot will get some mud on your car. It's worth it though.
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Thanks all! I greatly appreciate the advice. I'm not totally against mud, but since I will be driving back to Richmond, IN (an hour or a bit more from these spots), I am hoping to not have to detail my car afterwards.

Mt. Airy
Osage Grove
Belmont
Kettering

Sounds like a fun couple of days for sure.

I think I played with a couple of you in Eaton earlier this spring...
It might be tough to avoid mud up north, especially in March when the rain combines with the melting snow
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