Wooster, OH 
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Hole #17 Tee Sign

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1    4/6/2011   4/7/2011
Review By: kinger
Played: 50  Reviewed: 48  Exp: 7.6 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
~Wild mix of thick and moderately wooded shots over the whole course.
~Long and short tee options, with the shorts geared toward novices.
~Plenty of risky shots earning birdie opportunities.
~Elevation changes throughout the entire 18 holes.
~"Next Tee" arrow signs on top of baskets help with navigation.
~Nice park and the course throws many aspects your way creating for a tight, technical game plan.
~Had trouble navigating in some areas even with a printed course map.
~Some of the tee areas are tough to locate, many tee posts/signs are missing.
~Natural tee pads are in bad shape, some toe boards are partially buried.
~Quite a few holes play along a noisy highway, taking away from the quiet park setting.
Other Thoughts:
This surely is a quirky course that I found enjoyable. Some solid tee pads, permanent signage and general clearing/grubbing could do wonders for this place. The layout is great, with the only exception being the distance between Hole 1 and 18 (I recommend parking at 18 and walking down to 1). First section winds through a fairly dense wooded area requiring modest and precise throws. Out of the woods and across a pond, up along the park edge by the highway with the final section crossing along an elevated ravine area with plenty of mature trees. The short tees all seem very short for consistent players, this should be helpful for those new to the sport, while the long tees present a solid challenge. The entire hike kept me entertained. Thumbs up for the challenging course layout, but the existing tee conditions and difficulty of navigation have a tremendous effect on the overall score.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Fear the Rooster

1    7/3/2010   7/15/2010
Review By: swatso
Played: 528  Reviewed: 369  Exp: 9.2 Years
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Large "next tee" signs on top of baskets.
Tees are natural, marked by in-ground boards, and some are quite rough and/or rutted.. Many thick bushes and much undergrowth, mostly early and late, could generate much disc search and some loss. Interacts with some walking paths and pavilions. A bit wet at #16's midpoint.
Other Thoughts:
If you like them on the short and tight-side of things, this is the course for you. The first 1/3rd of the course is short, fairly flat, quite tight, requiring gentle turns through mid-sized trees supported by lots of bushes and undergrowth. 7 & 8 have you throwing straight down a fairly broad walking path, defined by larger trees on both sides. After cross-pond shot #9, you then play a few longer holes, where some moderate elevation change, large hardwoods, and less brush, are your challenges. 16 & 17 merge and magnify the previously-seen features of the course so far - more length, more turns, more elevation change (cross ravine), large and small trees, loads of brush, also - to form probably the most difficult holes on the course. Number-18 finishes shorter than the previous two, but over the ravine, uphill, and plenty of trees to avoid.

The tee signs were a mixed bag - vertical posts at most long tees, but not all - vandalized, or just not installed yet? Also, only about half the signs had the hole/distance/flightpath information - the others were blank.

Favourite hole: #9. Throwing across a pretty fishing pond, with a gazebo way to your left, was very pretty, and the trees near/behind the basket meant you didn't have to worry about over-throwing.

Least favourite hole: #4. Low canopy early, thick line of trees 150' ahead of you, tons of brush just behind these trees makes you wonder how you're supposed to attack this hole with digging through brush over half the time.

Don't come here if you like them open and long, but if you're eager for a tight challenge - short and thick early, longer and larger at the midpoint, and best-of-both-worlds at the end, come on by for a round.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Technical & fun

1    7/6/2008   7/6/2008
Review By: gcoghill
Played: 71  Reviewed: 65  Exp: 17.4 Years
This review was updated on 5/31/2010
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautiful park, challenging holes. Baskets have pointers to the next tee. Secluded. Lots of trees, skill required. Layout flows intelligently from baskets to next tee.
Cons: OB shots can get lost in the thick growth on some holes. Some signs are missing their map. Lots of muddy areas & creeks framing the narrow fairway/approach drives on the front 9.
Other Thoughts: Very cool course, with plenty, if not all holes that require your game to be "on". Course for the most part stays away from other park-goers, and the scenery is great.

Lots of variation in elevation - you'll throw up & down hills for a good portion of this course. Probably a good idea your first time out to check out for where the baskets are before throwing, especially on the front nine.

Mostly wooded shots/throwing through trees. You'll have an opportunity to use every disc in your bag, but no open holes where you'll be gunning for pure distance.

Most of the holes are technical as opposed to brute strength drives. Not a casual course by any means, but plenty of fun if you know what to expect.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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