Gamaliel, KY 
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Course Conditions The Same After Four Years?

1    9/12/2017   9/12/2017
Review By: thrembo
Played: 171  Reviewed: 124  Exp: 43.1 Years
This review was updated on 12/12/2017
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I could copy and paste the previous review, that's over four years old. The baskets here are pretty good, for only having one set of chains. The property is conducive to a good disc golf course, but...
Cons: The course hasn't gotten any love since before 2014 apparently. It is still badly overgrown, the tees and baskets are sometimes hard to find or missing, and the navigation doesn't exactly flow well. Again, the map will be your friend if you dare. There are a lot of nasty looking spiders everywhere.
Other Thoughts: We were visiting family in the area and figured we would play this course and update the conditions and review it. The course conditions hadn't been updated since 2014, but the conditions have not changed since then. Does anyone play this course? Normally I love rustic courses, but not overgrown ones. Play it if you must, but remember that something sucked the fun out of this course. Except for hole 5. That was fun.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Unplayable in summer unmowed conditions

1    6/12/2013   6/17/2013
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 292  Reviewed: 276  Exp: 21.8 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Isolated 9-hole course in the middle of nowhere rural KY (if you want to get away from the city). The land has gentle elevation with tall trees as obstacles and room to work discs right or left. The intention here is park style and it really has potential. I think it is nice land for disc golf. But.... (*see cons).
Cons: The course was almost completely unplayable. One of the worst I have ever seen. It was heavily overgrown on the first 5 holes, dense undergrowth up ankles and knees, no fairways of any kind, it was impossible to find your disc, and on every step I was scared of stepping on a snake. Last 4 holes on other side of the drive are less dense and were the most playable, but the tall wispy grass there was waist high and, with no defined fairways, it was hard to know where to throw.

#1 tee sign was knocked down, there were no scorecards/maps, (print one from DGCR to have any hope of navigating.) On most holes it was difficult to see which direction the basket is from the tee (if you could find the tee. I tried just to walk the course at first, only made it 1 hole! Then I walked it backwards and found 8 of the 9--- never found #2 tee (found the basket), never found #3 basket (looked like a mowed circle area near #4 tee where a basket should be- might be missing?), but nothing else on the course was mowed so I don't know if it was somewhere else. Several baskets had tall thorny vines growing up through them- so it was obvious this course gets no attention.

Parking is iffy, just pull off the narrow gravely road in the grass near the picnic pavilion I guess. There were a couple of trashcans, but they had been knocked over and trash was everywhere. There are restrooms (but after investigation, I would use only if desperate and, even then, the woods are probably still a better option.)

Overall, the park itself just looked abandoned and barely used.
Other Thoughts: Decent covered picnic area and the water spiget worked. (Drink at your own risk, could be used to cool off though.)

I did see 8 baskets and 8 tees, most next tees are visible from the previous basket, might be ok to play in the winter when all the greenery dies, the only factor that keeps me from giving this course a 0.0 rating.

Basically this course is in the middle of nowhere and is not good at all in its current condition, don't waste your time and gas like I did to get here and it not even be halfway playable.

A good mowing and upkeep of the fairways and some navigational aids and this course could be a 2.0. Looks like some fun downhill shots to work your disc around trees, if only you could play it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 My Favorite Low Budget 9 Hole Course

1    4/18/2009   4/19/2009
Review By: Joey
Played: 113  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 18.9 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun & challenging pin placement
Great variety of shots (backhand, forehand, uphill and downhill)
Lots of trees with almost no undergrowth
Solar lights on baskets
Cons: Lack of tee signs, only tee markers
The course maps and scorecards were water-soaked
Lots of leaves and downed tree limbs in fairway
Only 9 holes
Other Thoughts: Gamaliel DGC is a fun course to play if you happen to be in the area; however, I would probably not go out of my way just to play the course again. Because some of the baskets were hard to find, tee signs would really improve this course for first time players. Basket #3 was especially difficult to locate. The fairway for #3 doglegs to the left almost 90 degrees and the basket is located at the bottom of the hill. Since there are very few places to lose a disc, the course is beginner friendly, but the downed tree limbs and leaves littering some of the fairways could give rookies a bad first impression. It is a good course in which to practice. If you played this course on a regular basis, your overall game would improve due to the elevation and accuracy challenges. In general, Gamaliel DGC is a fun, low budget 9 hole course with natural tees and no tee signs.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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