Norman, OK 
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3 / 348ft.   3 / 348ft. Par / Distance:
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 construction-but still worth it

1    9/9/2008   9/9/2008
Review By: Innovadude
Played: 227  Reviewed: 180  Exp: 18.9 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Challenging design with lots of variety teaches new shots. Even though there is thick rough, I only spotted poison ivy in one spot and it wasn't much. Good length, big arms don't get too many chances (besides #2) to run away with it, but it does help to have some D. Nothing too short either. Plays through new-growth forest and prairie like land, with mowed grass fairways usually clear of trees using turns and branches as obstacles.
Cons: It claimed to be evenly balanced, but I found it favoring RHBH shots, maybe not too much overall, but definitely on the front 9. Tees can get muddy quick due to the grass being worn out around them. Hard to find #14's tee. No restroom at this part of the park.
Other Thoughts: Currently, holes #1-2 have large muddy areas (when wet) due to park construction. #14 had water so deep in the fairway it wasn't realistic to walk it, but you can PARK the hole then walk around to the basket. #17 had no basket, but I think there was an alt. basket that was unexplained over to the left. #18 was unplayable due to active heavy equipment.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Griffin - Too Narrow and Thick

3/11/2008   3/11/2008
Review By: DG_Wizard
Played: 20  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 11.2 Years
This review was updated on 3/14/2008
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a convenient place to play. It is a challenging course, and has adequate facilities (trash cans, benches, bathrooms, etc.) It has a nice flow, and the holes are out of the way of joggers, etc. Most of the time there is a copy of the course map at the entrance. Concrete tee pads and signs are nice.
Cons: This course is long. #2 is about 800+ feet. It is also extremely thick in summer months. It is very easy to lose discs. Some fairways are too narrow in very wooded areas in my opinion. I also don't like the fact that there seem to be a group of vandals that like to come out and trash the baskets. They have been known to be bent, covered in graffiti, missing chains or tops, or even dug up completely. I know of a couple that have been replaced several times. If you aren't going to play, at least don't ruin it for the rest of us! Some parallel fairways are too close together.
Other Thoughts: I like this course, and I play it occaisionally for a change of scenery. I like Lion's Park better, which is practically across the street. Entrance to the Griffin DGC is right next to the fenced in dog park.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Griffin Park - Jan 08

1/7/2008   1/7/2008
Review By: theculturedredneck
Played: 13  Reviewed: 4
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Challenging distance, well-manicured fairways, excellent utilization of the landscape to create a variety of hole layouts, concrete tee boxes, clean/free from trash, signage at both box & pin to indicate # and/or distance.
Cons: too much emphasis on anhyzer lines off the tee for my taste. 13 cage was unplayable due to a fallen tree (due to a recent ice-storm, i expect it will be repaired soon). though the course usually follows a logical progression, some difficulty findings tees/cages for a first-timer. some tight fairways are almost guaranteed to bar par under windy conditions. No maps on tees or at course entrance (though there is one available at
Other Thoughts: It's pleasure to walk the trails in the quiet of Griffin Park. The designer did an excellent job of "isolating" each hole that gives the pacing and feel of a quality ball-golf course. I was pleased to see that several tees are sheltered to disallow tomahawk bombs that preclude playing the course. I was told the grass gets overgrown in the summer, but the fairways were outstanding today (excepting 14 and 17). Some fairways are overly tight in the winter surely making navigation off the tee next-to-impossible when the foliage grows. If true, lost discs and a frustrating day would surely follow.

I don't mind bogey (or double, or triple!) on tough holes, but the margin of error seems to be too narrow on some holes for anything but the top am or pro ranks when weather conditions are less than ideal.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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