8 Helpful / 0 Not
Ohio's First as well as mine
Pros: This course has all the qualities of a fun course. It is not too easy and not too difficult. You will need to bring almost all of the shots in your bag for this course. You will use hyzers, anhyzers, forehand, backhand, maybe a roller or two, tomahawks, and thumbers. The variety that this course offers is tremendous; short, long, over, under, right, left, open, wooded.
There are alternate teepads for almost everyhole with the ends painted designating short/long tees. Distances were well marked as well with wooden signs on the posts near the teepads. In addition, a small block of wood on each tee post was painted with the layout of the hole.
The baskets are all in great shape. There is a practice basket near the parking lot with different markers at different distances.
Navigation has greatly been improved since I had last played. Little wooden stakes are all around the course after each hole pointing in the direction to the next tee; without these, navigating the course would be very difficult.
There are benches and trashcans throughout the course.
Cons: There is a walking path that runs through the course, there are a few holes that play along the path that could pose a problem if the walking path is busy. However, I believe the path was added to the park sometime after it had been an established DG course. There are warning signs to walkers that flying discs may be present.
There are no really long open holes to air it out.
Parking lot is small.
Other Thoughts: I may be biased as this is the course I played growing up as a kid. My grandfather, who lived in Medina, would always take me and my cousins when we were kids to this course to play. Of course, we used frisbees. Anyhow, I really do love this course for that reason and all the pros that I listed.
This course is a must play if you are in the area.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Historic Course in Great Shape Now
Fantastic course! Well maintained with most of the features and challenges you could want on a disc golf course (primarily lacking only a couple real bomber holes). To start there's a course info board with a large picture of the course map. The practice basket has a lot of marker stones indicating a wide variety of practice putt distances. The multi-chain DGA Mach-V baskets are in great shape and have bright orange number plates on top for enhanced visibility. The concrete tee pads are of sufficient size and most holes have dual tees. The ends of the concrete tee pads are painted with white or blue to indicate short or long respectively. The wooden tee posts are tall and easily visible and have mostly accurate distances posted on them. There are older metal tee signs that look to now be used primarily for hole sponsorship. Many of the wooden tee signs also have a small course map affixed to them (see the picture gallery for a sample of this and many other of the course amenities). There are excellent "next tee" signs in the ground pointing you in the right direction for every hole. There are warning notices painted on the walking/jogging/biking trails leading into the course. The fairways here are real, some are wide, some are narrower, a very good mix of distances. The shot variety is excellent too with hyzer and anny shots well balanced and some nice uphill and downhill throws too. There are trash cans and benches on many of the holes.
With all the other well done features of this course what it needs now is a nice quality map showing the different tees and different pin positions will all the appropriate distances. The walking/jogging/biking trails can be hazardous, specifically on #16 where bikers coming around the turn are likely to get a facefull of plastic, that's just not good for the course, park, sport or bikers. There a decent bit of poison ivy on this course. The probable hyzer line for #13's long tee has you throwing almost directly at #16's tee box, another safety issue. Apparently the pin position on basket #3 changed recently and I must concur with the locals that it's not presently in a very fair spot. No restroom facilities and the parking lot is somewhat small. UPDATE: a local PM'ed me and let me know there's an "outhouse" by the playground left of hole #8.
I played this course after the A-Tier event so the course was in pristine condition, you could still see the paint on the ground from the 10M circles and the OB lines. I also had the benefit of a couple local kids (Nick & Ian) showing me around. It's pretty clear that this course got or gets a lot of attention and care, according to what I've read and heard a big thanks goes out the the Jenkins family for a significant amount of work on this course. I didn't think this course was too hard... shooting a 54 my first time out from the long tees. There are a couple what appear to be throw-and-pray holes (#5? or #15 through the trees), but in general this is a solid course and worth playing as a destination course if you're close to the area.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 4 Not
My favorite course!
Pros: Ok, I am a homer here as this is the course I was introduced to the game on and have played hundreds of times. Some holes are open; well not compared to the course in Canton but to me, hole 1 is pretty open. Mostly though, it gets technical. That becomes very evident on the 2nd hole with a path up a hill; dog legging to the right with the basket back 50+ feet to the left after you get around the trees on the left side of the path. until you get up that far, there is a hill going down to nowhere on the left side, so use caution.
I could go on and on about each hole here but i wont; you just have to try it. Especially check out hole 4, 6, 13 and 15 as my favorite holes
Cons: The walking path makes you have to keep an eye open and then there are some people who will not watch their children who might run out and try to grap your discs. I have always seen courtesy from other golfers here but the walkers and people who chose to picknik outside of the picnic area dead in the center of a fairway.
Other Thoughts: I love the course and, while I absh non-golfers a bit there, most of them I will say will just give you a nod and a kind gesture in passing, its just the few that are not curteous that I have seen were not golfers.
Its technical, but not because it isnt fairly well kept; which makes the challenge fun and not frustrating.
6 of 10 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: They just remodeled the course... moved a ton of baskets, and weeded out much of the disc stealing brush! Better then Ever!!!
Cons: The walkway running through the middle of the course... some of the blind holes place your disc on/near the path... where people could get hit, or pick up your discs
Other Thoughts: I've been playing this course for many years... It still remains one of the more difficult courses around here... with the new upgrades and maintenance, the course is a blast... if you don't mind dense trees =D
5 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Wooded, Technical, Fun
Pros: Great course of all the technical non-bombers out there. The short and the long tees both offer their own challenges. Good use of the creek and not too many long walks between holes. The course is excellently maintained and looks superb. The course signage is excellent, the benches next to the tees are a welcome site, and the bridges make crossing the creek a breeze.
Cons: The tee pads are getting old. Some downed trees are being held up by other trees (2's fairway), so if you hear something falling you better run. Be aware of walkers on the path.
Other Thoughts: Overall Roscoe is a great course and shows how a 70's 9-holer can evolve into a championship 18. Be sure to play this one if you're near Cleveland or Canton/Akron. There is a playground for the kids.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 16 Not
Pros: Very fun and unique course. Not just open boring holes.
Cons: Discs may take a beating with all the trees. May lose a disc if you have a strong arm. Walking path right through the middle of course!
Other Thoughts: No other course like it!
1 of 17 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 1 Not
A Fun Course
Multiple Tees on Most Holes
Good Use of Elevation
Stream Comes into Play on Several Holes
Fairly Easy To Navigate
Both Open and Tight Shots
Great Layout for the Land They Have
Benches Throughout The Course
Concrete Tee Pads
Practice Basket Neat Parking Lot
Tee Signs Could Use Work
Course Can Be Hard to Find
Course and Park Both Can Be Crowded
Walking Path/Other Park Users Can Interfere
Some Tee Pads Could Use Work (Cracking)
This course, overall, is pretty good. Definitely worth playing for its history alone, but also is great use of the land. Course isn't exactly a pitch and putt, but its pretty short, and very technical. The designers have made great use of the obstacles that they had to work with. There are some really good elevation changes, especially on 4 and 14. They also made pretty good use of the little stream that runs along most of the course.
There are short and long tees on most holes, and while the long tees are, well longer, they sometimes turn out to be the easier shot. On hole 7 and 10 I believe the long tees are the bridge of the walking path, which again was great use of what they have to work with in this small area. I think anyone who enjoys the game will love playing this course, like I said if not for the techinicality, for its great history.
A couple of other things are locating the course itself. When you come into the neighborhood on Guilford Blvd. you will see a sign for Roscoe Ewing Park and Disc Golf Course. This is not where the course starts. You can get to the course here, but would probably want to start on hole nine. If you want to start at one, continue past the sign and make a left on Berkshire. Now the directions say that it looks just like another driveway with no house, this is partly true. What you want to do is just drive slow and you can see that the driveway to the park is the one that has the gate that can be closed. None of the other driveways, obviously, have gates on them. The first tee is over the hill in the back right corner of the parking lot. Have fun and enjoy the course.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 2 Not
A trip of nostalgia and fun.
Pros: This is a great place to enjoy a good game and enjoy some nostalgia.
Since Ed had a part in the design of this course anyone who loves the game needs to play here.
With the new Mach 3 baskets and the new directional arrows this course has stepped up its game. With the arrows I was able to navigate the entire park without the map expect for basket 4 and 10 could use another arrow once you cross under the train tracks.
It is more technical than I expected. Especially in its use of the stream and some elevation with lots of trees.
Great use of elevation. Especially on 14.
Some benches are available to sit on and trash cans seemed plentiful.
While there are no true wide open grip and rip baskets their use of the land here is phenomenal.
One is straight down the fairway with the stream on your right.
Two is a right to left into a pocket and up through the trees. It does not follow the path. If you can get one to "S" than that is the throw to use.
Three is blind to the right into a pocket of trees with a hill behind it.
Four is deceptive if you use the map. The tees are actually where it shows the basket as being located. The long tee is easier. The short is a hard hyzer down a slope along some thick trees. The basket is actually by the number 5 tee down the hill. The map is wrong.
Five is the first one you come to that does not have dual tees. The throw is a down hill hyzer in some tough trees.
Six long is from the parking lot and is a blind hyzer. The short is difficult in its own right because the trees do not give you an easy throw. It is definitely doable but accuracy is a must.The stream is also on your right.
Seven long is very difficult and somewhat dangerous. You are throwing a dogleg left and the break on the trees ahead of you is a walking path that is heavily used. There are signs to warn the path users but beware. The short is actually thrown from the path and is a blind right to left into the trees.
Eight was just fun and accuracy is needed. Just beware of the parking lot.
Nine is a bear if you get off to the left. The stream is there and is lined with trees. If the stream is up you will loose your disc. I lost a good Valkyrie here because of that.
Ten was a bit hard to find but once you do it is a nice toss through some trees.
Eleven goes parallel to the path and needs a very straight throw. There is raised ground on your left that is covered in low but thick growth. The raised mound is for train tracks and are used.
Twelve you throw across the path into some trees.
Thirteen will give no quarter if you do not go straight and is back over the path.
Fourteen was fun. It is through some tough trees and up a steep hill.
Fifteen is from the top of the hill and over some trees. Over the top of the path.
Sixteen is a slow turn to the left with the stream real close.
Seventeen is through some tough trees and heavy brush on each side. I know I lost a Beast in the stuff to the right.
Eighteen is a great finish with a straight throw needed.
This is a beautiful place to play and from a technical standpoint it will give you fits.
There is a practice tee at the parking area.
It is well maintained and fun.
Cons: The variety of baskets is limited to technical with no true grip and drip.
The walking path can be worrisome but the people who use it seem to be well aware of the course.
The basket signs at each tee are either useless or non-existent. Bring the map but be aware of the issue on 4 and 10 that I mentioned above.
The entrance to the parking area by the first tee is tricky to find. If you use a GPS or map to find the course keep the parking lot on the main road on your left. Make the first left turn then count the fire hydrants. At the third one turn left between 2 houses and you will be where you need to be.
The foliage was very thick on most of the back 9.
When you finish, to get to the parking lot you either have to cross the stream and get up a short but steep hill or walk down to the bridge and cross.
Other Thoughts: With the addition of the new baskets and the directional arrows this course is fun to play.
If they placed new tee signs and could do something with some of the thicker foliage this would be a terrific course. Probably no more than a 3.5 but a very strong 3.5.
10 of 12 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: Concrete tees
Bridges for crossing the river
Trash cans located through out the park
Grass is very well maintained
Cons: Some Tees are damaged
Some holes can be really muddy
Walking path through the back of the park can be a hold up drives .
Other Thoughts: Very fun course , one of ohio's oldest. Definitely the one, that if your in the area, you must stop and play . Will test every shot
2 Concrete tees for each hole (most). Start at hole 1 or 6. Either way the course wraps around very nicely .
Several Ace run holes .. Several crap shoot holes .
Alt tee for 7 is on the bridge i believe.
16 is really cool . Blind shot over the trees from 60 ft , cross the path into the fairway, only to shoot across the creek to a basket nestled in the woods.
1,8,9 ,11,18 Are your best ace runs.
Alot of technical holes in between, with trees in play. Creek really only comes into play 1 10. But errant shots and over throws can get you there quicker.
15 is a bit intimidating . shoot tru a very small window of trees, trees and more trees. up a 40 ft cliff to a basket that is back in the woods
4 of 13 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Surviving the test of time the oldest course in Ohio. Still gets a thumbs up for me. Pretty much test your skills.
Cons: Some shots really close to the stream. Also hole 8 and 9 are hidden across some tracks not a problem if you already know they are there. There is a walking path that goes right by a few shots.
Other Thoughts: Getting to the park can prove to be tricky. The entrance is nestled between two houses with no clear sign telling you its a park.
3 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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