Good Beginner Course
Pros: Wide Open
Multiple shot options
Mowed and maintained by the parks department
Adding some extra holes in the near future, as well as,the alternate pin placement.
Cons: Very Simple
No real room for error
Trees have fallen recently and made it even easier
Park can become full with other patrons
Driving paths at times are a constant flow
Other Thoughts: Worth your time playing. With future changes, this course has some potential to bring in new players.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good layout
Decent hole signage
Cons: No concrete on the back tees
No directional signage
Other Thoughts: Really liked this course. If I hadn't taken a picture of the course map though I would have been lost. Loved the mix of long open holes with the short and technical.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Not Bad for a Road Trip
Pros: Well maintained, very spacious, good mix of challenging holes and easier ones, no water hazards!
Cons: Some of the holes seem repetitive, a little hard to navigate the course as there is no map on the park property and no arrows/markers to let you know where the next tee is
Other Thoughts: We stopped by Shoaff park on the way back to Toledo, OH from Fishers, IN. This was the second course we played for the day, and one of the better courses we have been to. There was a few cross country teams practicing in the park, so we had to wait for them to cross a few times, but other than that, the course itself was very nice. It would be pretty great if they painted some arrows or at least put up a map though, we ended up starting on hole 16 and then finding our way to each hole, but it would have been nice to know where to go!
Great beginner course with few major hazards
Pros: All signage and pads are clear and visible.
A forgiving mix of open and slightly wooded to have some variety.
Some left and right dog legs to open all skills.
Great beginner course or low profile outing for better players.
No significant hazards like rivers or ponds.
Always well kept, ie. grass cut, trees trimmed, and signs repaired.
Cons: Not too challenging for those above beginner.
Not a lot of distance for better players.
Alternate tees are only marked with posts.
Many people most of the time since it is near the college.
Other Thoughts: A great course to go out and have fun with a friend or a whole group. Not going to loose too many discs on this beginner friendly course.
Tale of Two Courses
Pros: Front 9 are interesting and fun. Nice elevation changes, challenging and fun trees/lines.
Nice park for family/others to enjoy
Cons: Front 9 had a lot of people to watch out for.
Back 9 are boring. Flat, wide open, few trees.
Very close to a road, dangerous.
Signs are in bad shape.
Hard to navigate. Had to go back to the beginning at one point to find the next tee.
Other Thoughts: It was very windy when I played, not sure if that is common or just a bad day.
Pros: Very well maintained
Along a beautiful golf course
Easy to navigate
Concrete Tee Boxes
Cons: No trash cans
Hole Signs need redone - very hard to read
Lots of people and car traffic around course
Not real difficult, few mature trees
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun wide open course
Pros: This was the first course I've played in a many years. It was good for me because I didn't have my own discs and it was realistically my first time out. The course was wide open so no harm spraying the disc a bit. Fairly flat layout and I don't recall it being terribly long.
Cons: OK condition... no real complaints but it looked like the course could use a little refresh. It was hard at times to figure out which hole was next. Not a lot of signage so we followed some locals in front of us. I don't believe the bathrooms were open either.
Other Thoughts: Fun community course at a fairly nice park.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Wide Open Spaces
Pros: Well maintained. The grass isn't too tall. The course makes use of what it has very well. The lines of trees cover baskets and create interesting shots. A few holes have mandos which are a nice addition. The baskets are old, but do not show much wear outside of the faded numbers on top of the baskets.
Cons: Very popular park for non-disc golfers. We had a few dog walkers interrupt our game. There is also a steady stream of cars along the left side of a couple of holes. Be mindful. The course doesn't flow very well either. The tee pads are highly visible and marked, but knowing where to go next is tricky. The biggest problem to a person first playing this course is that hole one starts in the center of the park. The person I played with says he usually starts at #15 so he finishes by the parking lot. The signs do not lead to the closest lot.
Other Thoughts: I finished this course with a local. He told me that all of the trees with an orange dot will soon be removed. When this happens, they may have to move some hole locations to keep it interesting. There were a couple holes where the only tree that was in play is going to be removed.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Run of the mill
Pros: -Practice basket
-Club announcement board
-Course maps on board
-Score cards available
-Very spacious tee pads
-Easy to navigate
-Front and Back loops
-Alt natural tees
-Bathrooms/water fountain at Conklin pavillion
-Large, mature trees
Cons: -Very open back 9
-Even with mature trees; front is still pretty open
-No forced shots
-Only 1 trashcan
-Very popular with beginning disc golfers
-Lots of foot traffic from other park users
-Large playground/splash pad by #6 can be very distracting
-Picnics in the fairways( due to tables being moved to where ever wanted)
Other Thoughts: This is the oldest course in town. It sets in a large, well maintained, mutli-use public park. There are baseball fields, soccer fields, a playground, splashpad, fishing pond, ball golf course, boat ramp for river access, and tennis courts. So, look out for fellow park users.
The course itself is not what I would call exciting, by any means. It is a straight forward round. I refer to it as a longer "Pitch & Putt". Throw your drive 100' left of the fairway and you still have a wide open shot to the basket. There is now rough to really speak of. The only OB on the course are roads and Mandotories. Which are on #5 and #13, both to the left of the marked tree.
I played here a lot when I was a "Noob". Now a days I like more of a challenge and will bypass Shoaff and go to The 2 courses at Swinney. If you want a fun, easy day of golf where you wont lose a disc. Then Shoaff Is the course for you.
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2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice mix of lengths, especially with the new recently installed alternate tees.
The cement tees offer a pretty standard course, which is good for beginners to learn on.
The front 9 is slightly wooded, and offers some shots that require accuracy
The alternate course definitely adds some challenge for more serious disc golfers
Cons: The cement tees in the back 9 are basically wide open shots, which can be too daunting to new players (because of the length) and too boring for advanced players (because of the lack of obstacles to avoid).
The front 9 is also built along a pavilion, which often houses gigantic parties, allowing children to run wildly through the course without parental supervision. This is especially bad on holes 5-9, which are also by a playground and splash pad. It can be very frustrating trying to play a round when someone has dragged a picnic table into the fairway, or when there are a group of teenagers randomly sitting right where you need to throw.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I enjoy this course because it is easy enough to play regardless of skill level, especially since the alt tees have been put in that lead to the same baskets. Therefore, I can play from the regular tees, and my husband can play from the alts, but we still end up at the same spot.
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