Englewood, OH 
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2-4    8/3/2012   8/6/2012
Review By: preludedrew
Played: 73  Reviewed: 44  Exp: 10.6 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: well maintained, medium to real tough course, 18 easy to find holes.
Cons: can be a bit of a walk for some, but a great experience, with great signs.
Other Thoughts: a basket sits near the bridge, you can see it on your way out.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course for the Dayton Area!

1    7/10/2011   7/18/2011
Review By: jblough
Played: 85  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 8.7 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Excellent signage, tees, super defined fairways, and the park in general seems to be maintained very well
- Course is easy to find off I-70 and there are even signs within the park to show you were to play disc golf. Likewise, once you start playing, it's hard to get lost because of how intuitive the course design is.
- Decent mix of anyhyzer and hyzer shots with some nice placements of trees to make you think a little.
- Holes #13, 15 are the two best holes IMO. #13 requires a pitch to a basket that sits near a water hazard. Do you want to go for the relatively doable ace or are you going to let up? Great psychological mind games! And 15 is a tightly wooded tunnel shot that goes over a ravine to the basket.
- Back 5 holes provide more challenge (elevation, length and density of trees) than the front 13.
- Water hazards on 13 and 14.
- A great course to take a beginner to and not have him/her completely frustrated
Cons: - Holes seem to blend together after awhile. Seems like you keep hucking discs over grass and into wooded areas with little variation in the shot selection.
- Short holes. Most are under 350 feet. Would be nice to have a nice long bomb hole or two.
- Looks like the course can get crowded. It felt like I was playing a tourney because every tee seemed to have people waiting at it to throw.
Other Thoughts: - This metro park is huge! With that being said, I wish the course designed would have utilized the space and made longer holes, or at least added another set of tees with greater lengths. Either way, it seems like a great place to bring an inexperienced friend and both enjoy your rounds. While the course didn't have any absolutely must-play signature holes, I enjoyed myself thoroughly with its layout, moderate challenge, and nice park amenities.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Man is it Hot!

1    7/17/2011   7/17/2011
Review By: Foofoohead
Played: 21  Reviewed: 21
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Excellent course map in parking area.
Excellent hole picture at each hole.
Tee mats at each hole.
Excellent baskets.
Practice basket near hole 1.
Nice parking area.
Water & restrooms on course.
Cons: Tee pads not consistently flat.
Course hole flow seems weird.
Other Thoughts: If tees were flat I would have rated it .5 higher. Long walk for 18 to the parking area. Not sure why they put 18 where it is. Overall very nice course.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.


1    7/14/2011   7/14/2011
Review By: tsqrd
Played: 32  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 6.6 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Baskets: DisCatcher, Excellent Condition.
Tee Signs/Maps/Markers: Excellent signs at each hole. Signs are very easy to read with accurate details including distance, par, and direction to next tee. Detailed map online and at the parking lot.
General Course Design: Course flows well from hole to hole. Easily identifiable paths leading to the next tee. Course starts and ends fairly close to the parking lot. Some paths to the next tee could interfere with other players. Fairways are well maintained and easily identifiable on each hole.
Foliage Maintenance: Areas around the baskets are very clear. Wooded areas contain underbrush, but it is manageable for the most part. Trees are nicely trimmed and grass is cut regularly.
Benches & Trash bins: Very nice benches at most tee boxes. Trash cans available throughout and I did not notice any trash on the course.
Elevation: Great use of mature trees and elevation changes.
Signature Holes: Several potential signature holes. Very picturesque setting.
Restrooms available near basket 10. Excellent condition and well maintained.
Variety of hole distances requiring many different shot selections. A good mix of tight, technical shots and opportunities for open bombs.
Cons: Tee Pads: Rubber mat, great condition, mostly level. Slipped a few times due to dust and dirt on the rubber mats. Could be very slippery when wet/muddy.
If the tee pads were concrete, this course would be phenomenal!
Other Thoughts: Course is challenging, but not so tough that beginners will be discouraged. As a beginner myself, this course was motivating and makes me want to improve my game so I can take advantage of what this course has to offer.
I saw more players at this course than I have at any other course, yet we never got held up or ran into one another while on the course. The potential for wait times definitely exists on a busy day.
There is plenty of parking available with a short walk to the practice basket and first tee.
Very beautiful and scenic park. Several shelter houses and playgrounds. The park even has horseback riding available. Great place for disc golf and a family picnic!
By far the nicest course I have played to date. I will definitely make this a regular course.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Winter Review

2-4    2/11/2011   2/12/2011
Review By: hooked312
Played: 34  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 9.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Great tee signs with graphics showing not only where the basket is, but also where the next tee is from the basket.
- Each hole is unique that require a great mix of different shots.
- A nice practice basket
- Mature trees and a good use of the elevation changes throughout the park.
- A few benches located throughout and permanent restrooms available.
Cons: - Because there was a layer of snow/ice the tee pads were not very helpful.
- Between a few holes there were some dangerous walks (11 basket to 12 tee) where you might get in the way of the group behind you.
- Only other complaint was that 18 did not end where you parked. So it was a little bit of a walk back to the car.
Other Thoughts: This course was a great find. I enjoyed the unique challenge of each hole and how easy it was to navigate playing it for the first time.
I look forward to playing it when it gets warmer out.
I would recommend this course to beginners through more advanced players as it has something for everyone.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    9/4/2010   1/19/2011
Review By: vetonoshake
Played: 17  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 15.9 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Englewood is located in a beautiful park setting. A good mix of open and tight shots. Nice rubber pads and good baskets. Shouldn't have too much trouble getting around, or losing discs. Family friendly and good for any skill level.
Cons: No tee markers. High grass on a couple of holes can be a problem with errant throws.
Other Thoughts: I love this course. It is challenging enough, but still good for beginners. The scenery here is really beautiful.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 only wish they would have built it 20 years ago

1    5/25/2010   12/21/2010
Review By: bbobsuek
Played: 88  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 25.5 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: fun track in a beautiful location
a real escape
couple of ace runs....I think every course should have a 250 foot hole that can be had
its always a bonus and actually a challenge for the better players who will lament not cashing a duece
Cons: none really
Other Thoughts: I am biased because I grew up in Engleweed
wish it would have been put in years ago
kudos to the dayton area for making the sport grow

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A Quick Favorite

5+    12/11/2010   12/12/2010
Review By: Chainrattler
Played: 129  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 7.5 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is very well-kept. It is always in great condition. This course is simple to navigate. Easy to walk from the baskets to the next tee. This is a great course if you want a good challenge, and don't have alot of time to play. The new tee signs make it look fresh and updated.
Cons: The tee-pads would be better off concreted because the rubber is slick. It's hard to get a good footing when it's muddy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Fun course

5+    12/2/2010   12/7/2010
Review By: slojoe1559
Played: 17  Reviewed: 2
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New tee signs and course map are wonderful additions.

Offset from the rest of reserve, so there is little chance of hitting cars/hikers/runners.

Brush is usually thin enough to find shots gone astray.

Overall, very nice job placing a good course in a relatively small area.
Cons: Rubber tees

Mostly wide open shots with little technical difficulty or distance (some might consider this a pro)

Stinging nettle in brush is a pain during warm months if you are not wearing long pants/shirt.

Hole 5 has a tendency to get very muddy when it rains, though it appears some work has been done to assist with the draining.
Other Thoughts: This is one of my favorite courses to play in the Dayton area. Not too challenging but a fun round which can be finished in 40 minutes if you're in a hurry. Even with a horrible drive, most holes are easily '3'ed.

There is a large broken branch hanging over hole 9 that may fall down with ice/snow this winter. Just watch out if you hear a crack above you.

Within the last year, a bald eagle has been spotted flying over the reserve, though I have not heard a sighting in the last couple months.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 OK park course

1    9/11/2010   11/2/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a rolling park with mature trees. About half the holes have some rough off the fairways to punish errant shots, the other half have even more of a park style feel with mature trees and open lanes. A few holes have some nice use of the small elevation changes in the park, and there is an elevated pin to add a fun challenge.

There is a nice mix of hole shapes where a line is forced by the trees, with holes calling for left and right turning shots and some straight holes mixed in for balance. There is not a ton of length, but it still feels like the hole lengths are mixed up enough that they don't all feel exactly the same. The tees are not bad, they have ok grip and are large enough for the length of hole here. There is a decent hole map on the kiosk, it's worth looking at and taking a picture of to help with navigation.
Cons: There are no tee signs at all, making navigation a little rough without a map or guide at times. There are areas where multiple pads are in the same area, and with no signs or even numbers on the pads, you have to do extra walking to make sure you're throwing on the right hole.

There are a lot of unused features in this park, making it a little disappointing after driving in on a cool dam looking down at nice woods. The course stays completely out of the denser woods that would make for some nice tighter holes to balance the open park style shots that dominate here. The course plays pretty flat over all, with several holes looking up at the awesome possibilities of the dam's elevation, I hope they at least use that for some neat temp holes in tournaments.
Other Thoughts: This course is good, but doesn't have enough variety or challenge to make it great. It needs some signage pretty badly, and some additional holes bringing the elevation and woods around the course into play would really bring this course up a few notches. Beginners will like this course, with enough trees to keep it interesting, but open lines and little punishment. More experienced players will find it a deuce or die type course, with mostly reachable holes that don't make aggressive play very risky.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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