An area classic
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is a great example of old-school design, with mostly-open fairways on most holes. There are mature trees throughout. The challenge for this course comes primarily from pin placement, with several holes designed to punish drives that miss long. Many incorporate mandos, making what could be somewhat boring holes into challenging ones. The course plays on rolling hills, with elevation changes incorporated well (like on 2, 17, and 18). There are multiple pin placements for each hole, and they are rotated every couple of months. A few holes have multiple tees. Locals are friendly.
As far as amenities, there is a small disc golf shop on hole 4 that is open in the spring and summer, and a little burger stand by the hole 2 tees opened recently. I haven't had a chance to try the food but will update when I do. More importantly, one of the best pro shops in the US is less than two blocks away, Hazy Shade Disc Golf & More.
UPDATE: I had the pulled chicken sandwich from the burger stand. I'd rate it as slightly above-average. Convenience factor raises this a bit.
Cons: Hole 19 throws toward the primary parking lot; make sure you park on the hole 1 side if possible. The course can get very muddy after it rains, and will stay soggy for days afterward. No restroom is available other than when the picnic shelter is open. The baskets are beginning to show their age and could stand to be replaced. With few windbreaks available, the shifting winds can play havoc on your game. Shots that miss wide are rarely punished, with open recovery lines available on almost every hole. More experienced players may not find this course challenging. Belmont Park is the center of disc golf in the Dayton area, and will be busy on nice days.
Other Thoughts: While there are more challenging courses in the area, this is arguably the most fun round available in Dayton.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
I love Belmont
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Pros: Where to begin, this course to me is an amazing course. I like the feel of the course with a good variety of short mid and to long bomber holes.
Teepads: concrete, they are adequate distance for good runups and some super long ones for the big holes.
grass: every time i play here the grass is well kept and is not high.
parking: there is a good amount of parking allowing about 50 cars to park.
Course layout: this course flows very well making you not walk very far between teepads. good flow.
Cons: Some cons to the course are
Water: there is no water at the park
bathrooms: i only know of the ones in the main picnic shelter and they are mostly closed all year.
baskets: some of the baskets are improving with the new predator baskets. However a lot of them are old rusted and have been used over time.
parking: i know i said this as a pro but it is a con for another reason. Hole 1 if you park on the left side coming into the park, it throws directly at the parking lot. an errant shot can and will hit a car that could break a windshield for dent the car.
Other Thoughts: Overall the course is very fun. This is a must play for me when i go to Dayton. Mainly due to the fun factor of the course. Shooting -5 to -10 is a good round here but tottaly do able. my best being -7.
***another key note, a 5 minute drive to Hazy shade is a great reason to come throw here.*****
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: -Great layout and great space between fairways
-a lot of changes in distance and shot selection through out the course
-the mature tress and the rolling terrain are what really set this course off
-good signage (though old)
-great amount of benches and trash cans
-this course may not be a pro level course but it makes you pay for poorly placed shots off the tee
Cons: -basket and tee pads are getting old. Though I would call them functional obsolete
-course can be a little crowded at times so pace can be a little slower and if you have a errant tee shot be prepared to yell.
-some of the trashcans are not emptied regularly
Other Thoughts: All in all this this course (in my opinion) is the brass standard for the area. HAH and Buck Creek are a close second but I can not go to Belmont, play a round and have a bad time. Such a great community of golfers in the Dayton/Springfield area and it shows bright at Belmont.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Hazy shade pro shop is around the corner. Its fairly open the whole way through, which is nice if you don't want to lose discs frequently
Lots of length, and elevation, the pins move around every six weeks or so....
Has a neat 5 way tee pad area in the center, they should put a roof/shelter over it, that would be cool
Cons: Its wide open, so it easy to score under if your throwing bombs and eating chains for breakfast
You are in the suburbs and only a little privacy offered
Other Thoughts: it could use more holes and certainly more trees, a pond or two can never hurt a disc golf course
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well laid out and well maintained.
Little chance of losing your discs, so introducing friends to the sport is incredibly easy at this course.
Many of the holes have different basket locations, that are moved often (by Dayton Disc Golf Assoc. I believe) for variability.
Cons: Somewhat simple for an advanced player.
It is always windy here for one reason or another.
Other Thoughts: There is a local league that plays a random draw doubles round for about $7 (non-league member cost). It is a great way to meet people and play competitively.
IF YOU VISIT THIS COURSE, make sure to go check out the Hazy Shade disc golf shop (less than 1 mile away). They are a knowledgeable staff and love the sport.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Lots of different throws required. There's trees on most of the holes but if you throw it right, you should be able to get around them. The holes that don't have trees are mostly wide open. Most holes have info at the tees on distance and where the basket should be. Concrete tee pads.
Cons: Baskets are not great. Old, rusty, and not marked well. It's really hard to find them if you've never played here before.
Other Thoughts: There's a pro shop on hole 4 that was a house that someone bought. Pretty cool!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
History in the backyard
Pros: Dayton has a number of courses in the area, but Belmont is by far the most popular. This is an older course, and some of the history is lost on me, but it has aged well. There are numerous trees, but the course still feels very open.
The course reaches into the longer holes on the second nine including a three downhill bombers (11, 16, and 18) and there are very few simple RHBH hyzer holes (1, 3, 6, 8, 10, and 14 are the ones to just throw and fade). There are a number of different lines on the course and could even lead to some interesting mandos.
Belmont is located just down the street from the local store Hazy Shade, who are very active in the Dayton disc golf scene as well. The park itself has no water and plenty of space for throwing in fields.
Cons: Because of it's popularity and location in the city, a lot of the casual drunks and smokers like to play Belmont, which isn't a problem until they smash glass bottles near tee pads and leave cigarette butts everywhere. The local regulars, and city police have been trying to improve the course after the possibility of losing the course has come up.
Other Thoughts: The course has aged well, but there are are shorter holes than the more modern courses. The three downhill bombers help off set the short course feeling though.
There are rumored to be undercover police around recently to help clean up the park, so don't brink your beer.
Park on the left side of the parking lot, the first fairway goes along the right side of the lot and the best shot is a RHBH down that edge of the lot.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Course, OK Location
Pros: Excellent use of mature trees and elevation changes.
Great variety in length and direction of holes. Requires long drives on some holes, finesse shots, left/right, high/low, you name it.
Very easy to transition from the basket to the next tee.
Concrete tee pads and signage with map, par, and distance listed.
Cons: Some of the tee pads are in need of maintenance. A lot of cracked pads and one has a severe slant to it. The pads vary in size which can make you adjust your throwing style. Some of the tees appear to have been extended with gravel.
The signage is very worn, and some are almost faded completely.
Some holes run very close to one another, so if it is busy, you could end up with some interference from other players.
The park is not in the greatest shape, and there is a lot of trash and broken beer bottles littered throguhout the park and course. Although I did not personally step in any dog poo, the smell was very strong, so I have to assume the potential exists.
Other Thoughts: All in all, the course is one of my all-time favorites. It is relatively open, yet has plenty of trees to get in the way. This could mean the difference in shooting par, or way over.
Some of the pars listed seemed to be high. I was able to shoot pretty low due to some short par 4s on the course. Perhaps I was just having a great day. I will know better next time I play here. There will definitely be a next time at Belmont!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice, mostly open holes here with a variety of distances. Almost impossible to lose a disc, unless maybe you go over a fence or something. Neighbors on hole 4 have discs for sale, and there is a disc store very close. Concrete pads, great hole placement.
Cons: Not the most family friendly due to drinking and what not, but everyone is pretty nice. Can get VERY crowded, especially on nice days. Soccer field on 16 is a hazard when in use.
Other Thoughts: This is the first course I ever played, and still the only place I've gotten an ace (so far). I really love playing here, but the crowds have gotten to be a bit much the last couple of years. Worth checking out if you're in the Dayton area.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
always my home course
Pros: good utilization
you wont lose a disc unless you leave it behind
couple of ace runs (I got #7 hehe)
18 is a cool closer
fun fair challenge
beautiful big trees and excellent sight lines
Cons: can get crowded
Other Thoughts: the stoners and guys having a couple of beers add to the ambiance
reminds me of that line by the Who
people try to put us down just because we play a round at Belmont that is
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