Decent, But Nothing Special
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Parma DGC is a nice 18-holes that winds through the woods of a nice park.
It's about impossible to get lost between holes, as there are large signs pointing you to the next tee everywhere.
Forms two nine hole loops, both #9 and #18 end by the parking lot.
Lots of other things to do in the area, and it's not a far drive from downtown Cleveland.
Concrete tees, solid baskets, detailed tee signs.
This course was designed so beginner's won't get destroyed, but also designed so advanced players have a challenge.
Cons: There wasn't really any signature holes here. A lot of holes kind of ran together, with the exception of a couple.!
Not much variation in terms of distance, a boat load of holes were between 250-300 feet.
Course can be really crowded, I came on a Saturday afternoon and some holes had a waiting line.
Other Thoughts: Parma was a really solid course, but I wouldn't say I'm glad I drove 30 minutes to play it. It just felt like it was missing those "special" holes that you remember after you leave the parking lot. The "Decent/Typical" description assigned to a 2.5 rating fits the course perfectly.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Bright neon-green numbers on new baskets. Long-n-wide new concrete tees on all holes but #9. Really good signs at tees, showing distance, shape of shot, elevation change, location of next tee. "Next Tee" signs and reflectors high up on many trees - easy course to navigate. Lots of mulch on typical throwing lanes and walking paths between holes.
Single tee/single basket position. Could spend some time looking for tree re-directed discs.
Plays up, down, and across a hill containing lots of very tall hardwoods, some small trees, and a bit of undergrowth. More up hill/slope than down, more left-turns, some quite sharp, than rights. Wooded and fairly tight throughout, except across a bit of open space on longest-hole #3, and starting in open space on sharp-turning #4. The map shows #8 as a sharp right-turner, but there appears to be enough opening of the right to try a longer, gentler, left-turner (worked for me, anyway).
A local told me city has nine more baskets and money for tees and signs - hopefully everything will be equal in quality as the front nine, and the maintenance will continue to be top-notch.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Short and Sweet
Pros: Good use of the terrain and the trees to make holes more difficult than they appear. Short and tecnical.
Cons: No signs the times I have been there. Made it extremely difficult to find our way around and understand where the next tee and pin were. Had to be careful not to throw an arrent drive on hole 3 I think or it would go over a barbwired fence.
Other Thoughts: A little to much underbrush easy to lose a disc that is translucent or blends nicely with leaves.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Some front 9 holes are challenging, but playable (1, 3 & 7). A couple decent elevation changes. Heavy Duty replacement Tee Signs are nice. Tee pads in. The new back 9 go a long way in improving the course.
The OTHER 9 BASKETS are in as of October 2010. Wooded, but all holes are playable.
Cons: Several pinball type holes on the front 9. Much cleanup has been done to both sides. But, the remaining BRIAR PATCHES are miserable. Still a fair amount of brush on the front nine, with a chance of losing a disc.
Other Thoughts: The basket for 10 and the tee for 11 have been moved into the woods, making them more random.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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