Willoughby, OH 
Osborne Park Disc Golf Share
Uploaded By: Mickey Anderson Hole #5 (Taken 5/2017)
3 / 329ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Tee

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1    9/18/2019   9/18/2019
Review By: mehabahaha
Played: 3  Reviewed: 2
Pros: -lakefront holes with great views
-challenging for beginners because of the wind coming off the lake and the risk of going for a swim after a lost disc
-updated with new course
Cons: -8th hole was hard to find. the tee marker from 7 points you in the right direction, but you actually come upon the basket and _then_ have to walk past it to find the 8 tee. then you work backwards
-can be crowded with parkgoers and kids sports teams. manageable to avoid, and only on a few holes is it really even that dangerous
Other Thoughts: the photos of all of the holes on DGCR are out of date! it'd be nice if they could be updated (this is my first review so I am not quite sure if this is something I could do)

 Literally On The Water!

1    7/10/2018   7/10/2018
Review By: DiscinOhio
Played: 137  Reviewed: 132  Exp: 12.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: + If you've a disc golf enthusiast that appreciates a good view, Osborne Park is the course to play! It's a short 9 holer but several holes play along the edge of Lake Erie. The views are incredible, but the course itself isn't too overwhelming.

+ Like I said, the course is right on the edge of Lake Erie. This provides some scary drives on holes 6-8.

+ A few holes make an effort to play in the small wooded area and make for a technical alternative to other holes on the course.

+ Great parking lot with other activities in the park.
Cons: - #9 ends about 1000' from the parking lot, and it's a pretty sucky filler hole to end the round. About 550' in a wide open field with no obstacles. It's a long walk from 8 to 9, just to throw 500' if open field, and walk another 1000' back to the car.

- There's a couple lackluster holes like #9, with the basket being approachable with an approach disc off of the tee.

- So you can't really take a beginner here because of how close the lake is to a few holes. But it's kind of a boring place for advanced players to play as well. No challenge on any hole besides the lakeside ones. Not really a target audience.

- The ammentities are pretty rough. The tee signs are either old and rusting or completely missing. Tees are just dirt, and the baskets are pretty beat up.

- Like I said, the lakeside holes are pretty sweet for a first time visitor. But locals who are used to seeing the lake might not see any replay value in the short 9 holes.
Other Thoughts: I was balancing back and forth between a 1.5 and a 2.0, so I'll give Osborne the benefit there. Most of the course is pretty short and easy, but the lakeside 6-8 give you a beautiful view of the lake, while providing some dangerous drives and tough approach shots.

For me, it's worth playing if you're around for the views alone. But once is enough, and after the "wow" factor of the scenery wears off, you're left with a course that's slightly below average.

It looks like the course might have been re-numbered recently, because the map I had was similar except for hole numbers.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Livin' the dream, man...

1    8/13/2017   8/25/2017
Review By: Three Putt
Played: 141  Reviewed: 119  Exp: 26.3 Years
This review was updated on 5/6/2019
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Osborne Park is on the shores of Lake Erie. Like, right on Lake Erie. The pins for #5-#8 have epic views with Lake Erie right there. As a tourist who doesn't see a Great Lake very often, it was a really, really cool site for a course. The park was well maintained, the tee signs were functional old-school DGA signs and the navigation was pretty easy to follow after I found hole one. The shots have pretty good variety (five open, four with some trees.) It was a fun recreational course.
Cons: The golf was OK. Hole #1 was wide open and really short. Holes #2-#5 had some woods that need to be negotiated. #2 was a nice tunnel shot and #4 was a fun little hole where you needed and little touch turnover shot to convert. Holes #6-#7-#8 are really cool because you are shooting right down the shore, but they are fairly similar shots with the pins just moving closer to the shore. #9 is a 500'+ flat open filler shot that kinda-sorta get you back toward the parking lot. None of them were great shots, but it fun.

The tees were natural and the leading edge were logs, which just dares you to trip.

There were a lot of people walking across the fairway for #7 & #8 down to the Lake while I was there. They either didn't know they were in the middle of a disc golf hole or didn't care.

Once I was in the parking lot, finding hole one was not all that obvious. Once you finish, you are a long walk from the parking lot. It seems that the course was already redesigned to improve those issues (the kiosk is by hole #4, so I assume that used to be hole #1) and the park had features up by the parking lot that made the design the best you could do with what you have to work with.
Other Thoughts: Near the tee for #9 somebody built a beer garden in thier back yard. It had frolf stickers on the widows of the shed, so it was a golfer. Somebody is living right off a disc golf course with epic Lake Erie views with a beer garden right by the finishing hole. Livin' the dream, man...

As for the rating, I have to rate this park lower becasue while the golf was fun, it wasn't great. I didn't really care about that, the course had a great atmosphere and I really enjoyed it. If you play golf for the fun of it and like a unique feature like a Great Lake off your left shoulder, this is a course you really should visit if you are in the area. If you play golf for the competition and want a course that challenges you, this isn't going to be your golf course.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Newly Re-Done Osborne Park DG

5+    5/23/2017   5/24/2017
Review By: Mickey Anderson
Played: 17  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 13.9 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Fun great small course on the Shores of Lake Erie in Willoughby, Ohio. Course has been re-done and now starts at front of park. Several tough holes through the woods and a extra long hole 9 570". Better flow than the original layout!
Cons: Multi use park, still need concrete. potable restrooms needed in Winter.
Other Thoughts: I really like the new and improved layout! Great views of Lake Erie! Epic Winter course!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    6/12/2016   6/25/2016
Review By: Pizza God
Played: 993  Reviewed: 353  Exp: 33.1 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A nice little 9 hole course on the shore of Erie.

Wide variety of holes for a short course.

Tee signs mark the holes.

Cons: Few of the holes are pretty wide open

SUPER long walk to the 1st tee and back to the parking lot after 9.
Other Thoughts: Starts off with your normal looking hole with trouble on the right of the basket.

Then you have a few holes along the hill that the wind off the lake causes havoc with your discs.

Then a few more wide open holes getting you back to the little tree area with a few good holes taking you back towards the parking lot. (still a long walk)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    6/19/2015   6/19/2015
Review By: Tutkahnkuchacka
Played: 5  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 10.3 Years
Pros: This course is fun to play and is nice by the lake - a great place for a casual round.
Cons: Tends to be a lot of people at the park, sometimes in the disc golf course area which made me nervous to throw a few times.


1    8/15/2013   8/15/2013
Review By: jlangr
Played: 87  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 37.7 Years
Pros: - Very attractive-looking course with almost-perfect green grass spans.
- Easy to run, nothing to trip you up
- Great views of Lake Erie
- Hole #8 is challenging
- Holes #3 & #4 provide the challenge of avoiding losing your disc in the lake
- Hole #2 is about the only hole with any real elevation differential (you have to land your disc midway up a hill)
- Hole #9 provides a little bit of tree challenge
Cons: - Otherwise you're dealing with a number of straightaway shots
- Hole #9 ends far too close to the edge of a makeshift soccer field, used for little kids games and practice. Almost hit a woman when my disc bounced off a tree and went left
- I was about to move onto hole #3 when a handful of youth football coaches brought their team down the hill; they circled up and down the hill and ran through practice drills right across the fairway for #3. (I'm sure they would get upset were we to traipse around their football field during practice.) They didn't get it; I asked 'em to take it somewhere else next time, because it was inconsiderate and not safe for the kids. Some people are just stupid
- Too many groups with golf carts and such taking 15 minutes per hole or more
Other Thoughts: Had the potential to be a nice course. Too many dumb people walking across the fairways into the path of discs, though.

 The Oz

2-4    3/1/2013   3/1/2013
Review By: Rowdy216
Played: 8  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 8.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice Park.
Great Lake Erie views.
A few really nice holes.
I have a distinct advantage on holes 2,3, and 4 being a lefty.
Nice tee signage.
Cons: Most holes are almost nothing but strait shots to the baskets.
It's a bit of a hike from the lot to the first hole.
Other Thoughts: I feel like this course could have much more to offer. Little improvements like laying pavers for tee pads and planting/transplanting a few trees near the baskets would be inexpensive and easy ways to add to the fun factor of the course. However I don't think it is a bad course, just one that has potential be a better course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    6/27/2012   6/28/2012
Review By: BrianLyons
Played: 8  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great Views
Not real busy
Long Shots
Course is easy to follow
Park is kept clean
Cons: Long walk to the course
Can be windy at times
Very little shade
Most holes are strait in view
Other Thoughts: The course is very close to me so I play often,If you live far I wouldn't say you Have to play here but it is a nice course with a pool near by, It can get very windy at times being right on the lake. It is a pretty long walk to the course,so for those who like to keep cold drinks in a cooler in the car it will be a pain. But I think it's a great place to play and good average course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 a little breeze for you

2-4    8/28/2011   8/31/2011
Review By: Brall
Played: 43  Reviewed: 38  Exp: 12.6 Years
This review was updated on 4/12/2012
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Plenty of parking
- Very nice water park with slides, pavilions, playground, swings, basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball and football fields
- Entrance is marked by the park sign
- Natural Tees are in decent shape but Tee #2 can collect water when the waves breaking inland
- Very nice Tee Signs
- Baskets are in good condition and well labeled
- The upkeep seems decent. The grass was well cut and the weeds were cut in the wooded area.
- Even though there is a beautiful view of Lake Erie, the landscape and scenery is otherwise boring and flat
- Lake Erie provides a fun obstacle for Holes #2, 3 & 4, especially on a windy day!
- Low traffic by both disc golfers and locals
- Trash cans located at parking area. The course is very clean.
- There's a bench to take a break overlooking the lake
Cons: - There is a kiosk back by the disc golf course which is a long walk from the parking area toward the water but there is nothing at the parking area telling you where to go from there to find the course
- No map provided. It would be handy not only in navigating the course for the first time but simply finding the course.
- A little too open and bland. You get to throw some long bombs and test your distance discs in the wind but this course has to many plain wide open shots with nothing in between you and the basket but a breeze.
Other Thoughts: - The flow is neither a Pro nor a Con. The actual course does flow pretty good but Hole # is so far from the parking area and Hole #9 ends hundreds of feet from Hole #1 making you have to walk back toward #9's Tee to play another round.
- The course has 5 holes that are over 300', one of which is currently listed as 410', so the overall distance for this course at 2767' is decent, but I wouldn't put it as a Pro.
- Excellent place to practice your windy putts and drives. The wind off the Lake is very strong and knowing how to throw in it is no small thing.
- Holes #3 & 4 are difficult because they are along the lake and on a windy day there is the risk of a shanked drive taking a dip. But the most challenging hole is Hole #8. Very short, only 196' but there is a sharp turn to the right in the small wooded area.
- Good place to bring a beginner as long as it's not windy.
- I guess Hole #4 is my favorite. /meh
- This is not a destination course to travel too but I'm glad that I got to see it. It is a fun course to hit but if I'm in the area again I will just hit Sims. I would consider hitting this course again if I bring my family for the lake view, a round of golf, and maybe lunch and water slides.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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