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Burnet Woods Fall 2017

2-4    9/6/2017   9/6/2017
Review By: 9576
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well kept. Good variety of terrain. Near the University. Nice park.
Cons: Some poorly marked tees. Only 9 holes. Tee pads are "au naturel" - marked only with simple signage and railroad ties. Some sort of burrowing animal has taken up residence on 5-8. Have not found a nearby bar yet.
Other Thoughts: Download the map first. The first time here, it didn't occur to me that the 5th tee is across the road. Tee one is on the opposite side of the park, it might be easier to park at the playground lot and start on hole 5. Some of the tees are a little rough,l I was genuinely afraid that I might break my ankle on hole 2.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Good for what it is

1    4/3/2017   4/3/2017
Review By: ForearmGalore
Played: 156  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 4.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Offers a good variety of shots considering the size of the park. You'll throw up, down and have the occasional dogleg.
-With the exception of hole 1, every hole can punish you for a bad throw or reward you for a good one. There are plenty of ways for your disc to get caught, but also clear routes to the basket for birdie.
-WITH A MAP, this is easy to navigate. Map is a must though
-For being part of a college campus and next to main roads, there is virtually no way to throw into the street. All the throws go IN towards the park and not out towards the road/sidewalk.
-Good for forearmers and backhanders. Both shots will help you here.
-There is free parking inside the park, Not sure if the University Police would bother you if you parked on the street near campus.
-This is a super quick play for travelers (if you have a map!) I started a timer when I got off the interstate ramp. I got to the course, jogged through playing all 9, and was back on the interstate in 28 minutes!
Cons: -The biggest issue is navigation. You NEED to download the map.
-The free parking puts you between holes. Hole 5 is north of you, 4 is east and 7 is south. Honestly it's easier to start on hole 5 and then finish on 4.
-No teepads is always a bummer, but there are marked throwing locations.
-No signs means you need a map to ensure you know where you're throwing. Although, there is not much overlap,
-Did I mention you NEED a map?!
Other Thoughts: Directions: (Again, my tip would be to start on 5 at the parking in the middle of the park)
Hole 1: Near MLK Dr. and Brookline. Throws in towards a park slightly down hill
Hole 2: From hole 1 pin look east and up towards a cluster of trees. From pad throw is long and dogleg left into a tunnel.
Hole 3: from hole 2 pin keep going west and then north around bushes. Throw straight ahead to basket in brush on right
Hole 4: Head north from pin 3 than east. You'll walk the opposite way down the fairway to the tee, then you'll throw west to the basket.
Hole 5: From basket head west to parking lot. On northwest side is the tee that throws north and down to basket.
Hole 6: From basket head down hill and west. Tee pad is near road/sidewalk and throws back uphill towards park.
Hole 7:From basket head south and straight. You'll pass through parking lot and playground before you find tee. Straight throw that's easy to see.
Hole 8: From 7 go straight to south west side of the pavilion. Throw is south and dogleg left into flower patch.
Hole: 9 Keep heading south and the throw is south east back towards hole 1's tee pad.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Fun short quick course

1    10/12/2014   10/13/2014
Review By: icezero82
Played: 37  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 3.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Challenging on uphill throws and nice short hike.
Cons: Tees are not completed and posts are missing. The directions to next tees are confusing. I cannot find #2 tee.
Other Thoughts: I give this course a 1.5 - passable because it was playable. A bit of a challenge for new players. I will come back here if I need a quick fix for disc-golfing!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Troll's Review

5+    9/4/2013   10/5/2013
Review By: Eric troll Biscuits
Played: 31  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 29.2 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 9 hole course right on UC campus. I know for the Disc golf community, its not the greatest, but it does show this city's love for disc golf to new UC students who may not ever heard of it. Or may know of the sport but stuck on campus
Cons: Its poor maintained, labeled.
Not worth playing, unless you have no alternative.
Other Thoughts: The City could do so much more with the "on campus" Disc golf course design. Burnet is great example of how it COULD be great, but isn't

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 UC Disc Golf (Burnet Woods)

1    6/3/2013   6/3/2013
Review By: gt700
Played: 133  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 10.3 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Hole 1 starts on Brookline, there is a board that looks like it should be a sign showing course layout, but it's got nothing written on it. There is a wooden post there that has the number 1 on it. Hole 2 tee is up by the group of trees. you will see the worn out grass that is used as a tee pad. Hole 3 is around the corner to the right. Hole 4 is around the bushes, (you will see a large wooden post and a smaller wooden post, use the smaller wooden post) Hole 5 & 6 are across the road. You will throw down towards Clifton Avenue and then throw up towards #6. Hole 7 will be straiht in front of you. Hole 8 is on other side of gazeebo, and hole 9 throws towards M.L.King Drive.
Cons: Needs better signage! Also needs some care. Hopefully somebody from U.C. can step up with a group of college students to assist in caring for this 9 hole course.
Other Thoughts: It is not a bad little course. Some elevation changes, some areas to throw, a couple of short holes. It just needs some caring people to assist in its upkeep.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Burnet Woods

1    4/27/2013   4/27/2013
Review By: preludedrew
Played: 73  Reviewed: 44  Exp: 10.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I really liked this 9 hole course, it has enough distance for the holes throughout the woods, with some open fields. All holes wood stick pads, but are a little hard to find.
Cons: Some tees are hard to find, some grass needs cut as well.
Other Thoughts: A good 9 hole course, set in a big park worth checking out.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 NEEDS HELP!!!

1    10/11/2012   10/22/2012
Review By: fritzaj4
Played: 12  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 5.2 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Next to University of Cincinnati, beautiful park, well maintain course, encourages use of backhand and forehand. Simple course. Never busy
Cons: Terribly maintained dirt teepads, extremely confusing course with no signs and using the map doesn't help that much. Many better courses close by.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course for students from UC who want to practice their technique but there are a lot better courses a quick drive from this area.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Couple cool holes

2-4    7/11/2012   9/20/2012
Review By: steven2361
Played: 253  Reviewed: 55  Exp: 9.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Hole 2 is a really tough birdie to get. The hole slopes down but then slopes back up and to the left. The basket sits on a slope. It is a tricky angle to judge and to get far left enough. 4 is a cool low ceiling shot. 6 is a good double route uphill hole. 7's basket placement is good, it is easy to blow by it.
Cons: Poor signage and dirt tees. The rough is rough, keep it on the fairway folks. This is quite a short course, only really holes 2 and 6 call for drivers. Most of the holes are really boring as they are short and open like Holes 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, and 9.
Other Thoughts: Watch for other park users. This course is not worth your time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 classic 9 may someday go 18?

2-4    8/22/2012   8/22/2012
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 300  Reviewed: 283  Exp: 6.1 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Once a feature course adjacent to the University of Cincinnati campus, Burnet Woods DGC is being refurbished, resurrected and someday soon (?) expanded in the hopes that it can come back to its former glory. For now, it's a decently maintained nine hole course with tee posts and natural tees, and a decent mix of shots and use of elevation.

It starts with a 295' slight downhill opener where you want to control your distance to avoid getting in the thick bushes just a few feet past the basket. Then you come back up by the sidewalk and have to shape a 460 footer that bends left up a valley lane between tree lines. The next four holes work around the best place for you to park, and around a pavilion and play area that stays fairly safely out of the lines of flight. The short 7th and 8th holes set you up for a challenging (290') hyzer (rhbh) finish through a stand of mature park trees.

So this small course has a decent amount of variety and challenge for the recreational to intermediate player, and it is located in the heart of the city, only a few miles from the Mt. Airy course, so Burnet can serve as a nice little warm-up if you're headed there.
Cons: The current design has some flow issues due to the restrictions of the space. If you refer to the map, you'll see the best place to park is such that you'll likely want to start on hole #5, and finish on #4...and there are some long walks between holes.

The course needs updated signage and/or indications of where to go for the next hole.

The bushes and rough tend to get right up next to your flight paths and the baskets. The thistles and thorny plants are a real pain, and the plants can get so thick in the summer, you might stand nearly on top of your disc and have to look for ten minutes to find it.

There are currently only tee posts and dirt tee boxes (which are getting to be ankle risks, with rutting and rooting going on). There aren't benches or trash cans near the tees.

You want to be aware of parking restrictions and issues when the university is in session. It's a public park, but it's unlikely you'll find a space on the main drive near the first tee at these times. I believe you might even need a permit to park there.
Other Thoughts: There has been an 18 hole redesign in place for at least a year and a half, but the manpower has been going into the upcoming DG course in Goshen, so Burnet's changes are still on the table for a 'near future' project.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 This course could use a makeover

1    7/23/2012   7/23/2012
Review By: crandellfamily
Played: 27  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 13.3 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Quick. Some fun use of elevation changes. Forgiving for beginners, even with the woods that frame #2 and #3, and the trees that dot the fairway of #4, #5, #6, #7 and #9.

A couple best holes:

#2 is a sharp dogleg left that requires a finesse drive downhill. Too long and you're in the woods. Try to cut too much of the dogleg too soon and you're in the woods.

#5 is a short downhill with a decent gap for the drive between two large trees.
Cons: This course seems generally worn down. The basket at #7 is bent significantly. There's a bulletin board near the first tee, but nothing was posted there when we played.

Nondescript brown posts mark the natural tees. There are often tree roots in the tee areas, and they can be hard to spot, with no signs to mark the walks from basket to tee.

For such a short, simple course, there's a fair amount of walking involved. The park pavilions and playground severely inhibit the best use of the available space. #5 and #6 are across the park road, significantly removed from the rest of the layout.

If the money and energy were available, the best option for this course might be to pull up the baskets and start over.
Other Thoughts: We were the only people on the course except for a few sunbathers, on a weekday early afternoon: another sign the course may suffer from neglect.

Mt. Airy, a much more challenging, beautifully designed 18 hole layout, is only 3.5 miles away.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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