Classic Park Style, With a Few Unique Twists
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Pros: + Hedges Boyer is a beautiful Tiffin park with all the bells and whistles a quality recreation park has. Swimming pool, basketball, tennis, baseball, trails, etc. The park is set among some gently rolling hills, patchy woodland, and a large creek winding right through the middle. The park itself is pretty huge.
+ This is a classic park course. Not really too difficult, but not overly easy either. Most holes play through some scattered trees near ballfields and such.
+ There's a few pretty sweet holes here at Hedges Boyer. #11 and #14 were my favorites. #11 is under 200' playing at less than 100'. It's off of a steep hill, and a soft putter toss will get you to the pin. Wind will always be a challenge, and a strong tailwind could sail your disc into the bottomless pit of water behind the basket. Makes you think before you throw. #14 Is a huge risk-reward hole. A strong anhyzer over the creek will leave you in great position to birdie the par 4, but if you don't get enough flip, you'll lose the disc guaranteed. A safe play will likely get you your par.
+ Two sets of concrete tees on several holes. It's a fun place for beginners and advanced players alike.
+ Tee signs are very descriptive, and would be ideal for any course out there. DISCatcher baskets are in great shape. Each basket has colored tape on it to guide you to the next hole. Navigation was never an issue.
Cons: - Most advanced players will have no problem shooting under par, even from the blue tees. I play in intermediate for tourneys, and I shot even par for the course (under par if it wasn't for an errant approach on #17).
- Holes 15-18 were a little bland and forgettable. 15 makes you walk all the way back up it's fairway to get to 16.
- 17 was a little dangerous due to activities at the pavilion. I had to use a putter off the tee to avoid injury or damage to property.
- There's a few tee areas with low hanging branches and limbs that should be removed. #11 long had some twigs that need to be cut.
- Pedestrians could be an issue due to the amount of traffic this park gets. It was really busy on a cold spring morning, so I expect it to get even busier during warmer months.
Other Thoughts: Overall, Hedges Boyer was designed really well. There's some unique twists hidden within this fun, classic park course.
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1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Never really busy
-Well cut fairways
-Good amount of elevation
-Good mix of wooded and open holes
-Lots of things to do at the park afterwards (Beach volleyball, pool, basketball, etc.)
Cons: -While all the holes are good, none of them stand out as absolutely amazing holes.
-Long walks between a few holes
Other Thoughts: Basically what I was saying with my first con is; this course does not really have a signature hole. That being said though, this course has a lot of fun holes, but none of them stand out as "wow!"
Hole 5 has a very steep drop-off afterwards, and if you overshoot the hole, your disc will be at the bottom of a 70 foot hill, that is very steep and difficult to climb back up. (Just keep this in mind before you throw). This isn't a pro or con, because it can be a nuisance to overshoot, but it adds a challenge and makes it one of my "fun holes."
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Pros: Parklike setting
Impossible to lose a disc
Cons: Some holes are a bit boring
Course intersects park, so you must watch for others on some holes
Other Thoughts: Overall not a bad course, but nothing extremely memorable. If in the area, I would play a different course again before coming back. That said, it seems well kept up, beginner friendly, and located very conveniently to get to. Definitely worth playing once, but next time I run through I'll be curious to try a different course.
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3 Helpful / 0 Not
"I CAN TURN THIS AROUND"
Pros: Well marked and well designed course offers a variety of shots and takes advantage of shifting terrain, keeping the static at bay. Concrete tees provide sure footing even on the wettest of days (as this was), and bright yellow baskets are easy to spot. Course fits well into an already busy park; a fine addition to the landscape. Quite a few signature holes amp up the experience of a typical city park-style round.
Cons: Nothing too bad to say about this course. We started playing at #13 because we didn't drive far enough into the park to see the massive sign at #1...so that was our bad. #14-18 are in lowlands that were puddled out (especially under the grouping of trees on #15). Massive amounts of rain over the previous few days made it muddy throughout. I could see on a busy summer day that parkgoers would be in the way on a few shots (especially #1). A few "next holes" were hard to spot, but plenty of baskets actually had directions written on the top rim telling you where to go!
Other Thoughts: #1 blasts over a huge open field and ends on the other side. #2-4 shirk this open area and are nice plays under some sparse mature trees. #5 hugs a massively steep ravine with its pin precariously tucked...KNOW YOUR SURROUNDINGS if your disc goes down it is gone. #6 is the first signature hole - a beautiful overlook down into the woods, with an alley that looks far more open that it actually is... #7 is a straight shot with heavy woods on either side. #8 takes you back up the hill you went down two holes back, and it a difficult upshot (another sig hole). #9 is wide open but be careful of the steep hill leading down the baseball diamond... #10 is a beauty! a rip over rolling hills with the river coming into play on your right. #11 is less than 200' almost straight down - an easy birdie if you are accurate. #12 and 13 are a little too easy, and the last holes take you over the bridge and into the lowlands. #18 finishes back at the river so be careful not to overshoot form the tee.
overall a good round and i think a cut above your standard city park course. the signature holes raised this up above the 2.5 rating. pair this course with Meadowbrook and you've got yourself a nice outing.
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Pros: -Most holes are open
-Some holes are short and others long good for practicing close shots and letting one fly
-Good mix of RH holes and LH holes
-Hole-to-hole mapped out nicely
-Concrete throwing surfaces
-Beautiful park with other things to do
Cons: -Hole 18 is not close to hole one so a little walk to parking lot
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a fantastic course. I live near Tiffin, so I get to play this course often. I have been playing for 4 years and have only played about 6 different courses and I would rate this among the top of courses I have played.
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My home course
Pros: Park is set in a huge park with rolling holes ,and has two sets of tees per hole and has water in play on several holes .
You start in a open setting then get into so really wooded holes 6-8 this is where the course really shines and wish it used more of the wooded area .
holes 10-15 has water in play on the right side which doesn't really come into play unless you shank your shot .
hole 10 plays downhill with water to the right on a nice rolling hill.
11 plays on top of a steep hill and its a easy putter hole but is a improvement over the old 11 .
hole 13,15,16,17 are boring open holes that are not really good .
hole 18 is a good finishes a short hole with pines on the left and water behind the basket
Cons: Some holes are just open boring holes and kill the flow of the course .
most holes are really short .
going down 11 is dangerous when wet
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4 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice Park Course
Two sets of concrete tees and double chain baskets make for adequate play from an equipment perspective. The more open holes are completely open to sparsely wooded, while the technical holes (#5-8) can be brutal if you miss your line. There are a few bomber holes out here that really let you air out a disc; I'm a fan of courses with at least a couple of those. Overall a good mix of distances here. There's a few holes with elevation in play which is nice to see. Two of the downhill shots are short but with significant drops which makes for shots you don't often see. Hole #8 is a great hole that requires a drive off the tee to a rather small landing zone to set up the next shot through the wooded uphill alley to the basket; carding a three on this hole means two well executed shots and a made putt. It'd be nice to see a few more of those holes.
The DG course is located in a nice multi-use park with a swimming pool and restroom facilities. The course info board located by hole #1 is one of the nicest presentations I've seen.
There's a lot of walking between holes at this course. Hole #18 finishes significantly far from where hole #1 starts. The direct descent from tee to basket on hole #11 can be flat out dangerous for anyone not in good shape. There aren't a lot of twisting fairways here as most of the holes are pretty straight shots and slightly favor RHBH throwers. The water nearby the course never really comes into play unless you throw long on #18. The short tees are really easy here.
For the most part, the difficulty level of this course is not too high allowing INT+ players to score pretty well here. I played this course at 2010 PDGA AM Worlds for both Mixed Doubles (Best Shot) and Singles. While I enjoyed the course, overall I found it mostly average and wouldn't consider it a destination course: playable if you're in the area but not worth going far out of your way for. Note that a lot of the reviews posted here are outdated after the course got a face lift for the 2010 AM Worlds.
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3 Helpful / 1 Not
A pleasant suprise
Pros: - Nice cement tees
-Good mix tight wooded and open holes
-Nice Use of elevation
-Informative tee signs
-Bathrooms (port-a-potties) and drinking fountains made plentiful throughout the course
-Very well kept.
Cons: -Other park goers can be dangerously close to fairways
-Long walk from hole 9 to tee 10
-long walk from 18 to parking
-Not closer to where I live
Other Thoughts: This course could be better but any of the cons here are just nit picking. Its not a perfect course but it is very well maintained in a park that has everything including disc golf!
It starts off pretty mondain and flat for about 5 holes, then you go down in the woods for the next 4 where I thought there were a lot of technical, wooded mid range shots that play with elevation changes. From there you walk for a ways around the pool to start 10 and once again have some nice elevation changes and trees just enough to ruin your ace.
Around hole 15 or 16 it gets flat again and the trees begin to be reduced and hole 17 plays with a pavillion pretty close to a danger zone for a slightly griplocked throw but just use restraint if you see people there.
Overall I love this course! It kind of puts me in mind of an easier Roscoe Ewing which is a lot better for my fiance and kids who struggle a lot, or not to mention my bad days. I just wish it was closer. Every town should be so lucky to have a park like this.
If you are in the area or passing through (like I was) this is a must stop!
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Updated Hedges DGC
-Newly constructed, concrete tee pads.
-Multiple tees on several holes.
-Nice mixture of open vs. wooded holes.
-Some unique hole layouts including #5, #6, #8, #11, #12 and #14.
-Course can be hard to navigate if playing for the first time, you must walk across the bridge after #13 to get to the back 5 holes that seem to be segregated from the rest of the course.
-#18 ends rather far from the first tee and parking areas, but is never a big deal to me as you can enjoy a walk along the creek.
Other Thoughts: Having returned to this course recently after about two years, I was pleasantly surprised to find freshly constructed, concrete tee pads as well as a few new hole layouts.
Hole #5 has changed in that it is no longer a straight shot off the tee. The hole now plays shorter but the tees are tucked against the woods and plays to a left-to-right disc flight, into a neatly tucked away basket.
The old #8 that is listed on the course map no longer exists and it has replaced the old #9 which includes an uphill shot to a low tree branch-guarded basket. The new #9 has replaced the '9-to-10' hole, which was originally meant as a buffer between the walk from 9 to 10.
Hole #11, although requiring a trek up the hill after #10, displays a beautiful elevated tee looking down toward the creek and landing area. My favorite hole to play.
Hole #17 plays much longer than I remember, with the front tees at 387 ft. and the back tees at 624 ft.
After recently playing this course I took it upon myself to update the hole lengths and par as the course has listed on the tee signs.
These differ from the course map, but after reading several reviews that the course plays rather easy to its par, I felt the par score on the tee signs made it much more difficult to score low.
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Home Town Course
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Pros: ~Large, well maintained city park with lots of activity.
~Course is in very good condition with 10' concrete tee pads, nice baskets and good signage.
~Enjoyed the layout of the course, most of the holes are well placed and provide for a multitude of skill shots.
~Scenery is hard to beat for North West Ohio.
~Very impressed overall.
Cons: ~No need for the Par 4's and Par 5's should be 4's at best.
~Played the short tees as this was my 1st experience here and overall the course played too easy, even for a guy like me with minimal experience at the game.
~Could use some bigger/better directional signs between a few of the holes, I had no idea where the No. 10 Tee was and ended up walking back to the board next to No. 1 to find out for sure.
Other Thoughts: My Valkyrie didn't see too much action as most holes were played using my Teebird, Roc, and Aviar, in fact I think I only used 5 different discs over the entire round. Most holes are fairly short in distance, but this is countered by the need for more control to navigate through the trees and other obstacles.
I found this to be a real nice technical course along with a couple odd ball holes (one that requires going straight up hill through a narrow gap and then another that goes down hill fairly dramatically).
Tiffin is the town I was born and raised in so Hedges-Boyer Park is a part of my childhood, and I am very glad to see a course of this caliber here. This will be a destination of mine whenever I come back for a visit.
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