Ashland, KY 
Armco Park - Blue Course Share
Uploaded By: adam423 Hole #8 (Taken 6/2009)
4 / 528ft.   5 / 618ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Short Tee



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I expected more....

1    5/28/2017   5/30/2017
Review By: condor
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 41.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great, varied fairways. Grass well mowed and very little underbrush. Would love to take some friends there.It truly is a beautiful layout.
Cons: There was some confusion at first when someone was trying to explain the blue or white tees on the blue course and the blue and white tees on the white course. Why not, let's say, yellow and red tees?
The tee signs need upgrading. Some kind of depiction of the fairway and basket location would be very helpful. I could not see the basket on #6 from either tee so I threw where I thought it was. Luckily, I figured it out correctly. On the very long #4 I had to walk and walk and walk to see if the basket was straight ahead, downhill or uphill. Of course, it was uphill and I didn't find it until I was nearly there. Good thing I had my bag with me as I decided I was not going to walk all the way back to the distant tee.
I assume the roads and paths were OB but the signs did not say so. That meant I didn't worry if I landed on the roads. It didn't happen often and when it did I threw from where my disc landed.
I wonder how many times the white tee sign on #3 has been hit by throws from the blue tee? #3's basket is downhill and I think the white tee sign is on the very top of the hill and directly in line with the blue tee. The best throw off of the blue tee should typically be a low hard throw which brings the white tee sign into consideration. Moving it back 3 feet would solve that issue.
A lot of tees are too short for such a long course. I am a tall guy and I need a longer tee. The longer the hole the longer the tee.
Several holes had large poison ivy vines with poison ivy branches extending out into the discs' flight paths. I am very allergic and if I had a disc go through it I'd have to wrap it up in a towel and put it away until I could wash it. An important disc rendered useless.
There were a lot of 'hanger-downers' (limbs and branches that hang down into the flight path) and even more 'extender-outers' (extend out into the flight path). If that is the powers-that-be's intention then so be it but, if not, then it is shows a lack of attention to detail or laziness to groom the course. Several times the most beautiful path to the target was a higher route across the valley but the 'extender-outers' force you to throw down into the valley and then hard uphill. Even a light grooming would produce great results.
Other Thoughts: This is a "destination" course and I intend to play it again sometime.
This would be an excellent, fantastic course if someone would put some effort and time and $ into some of these details.
Poison ivy, like wild rose bushes, should never be tolerated. Tee signs and next-tee signs should be upgraded and current.
The tees should be redone.
Grooming the trees on the fairways would make for a more beautiful and fair course.
I realize that time, man power and $ are hard to come by but this is such a great course it deserves better....much better...

(Start at #17 on the other side of the playground. Do you want to finish uphill on #18 after this workout or do you want to finish on the downhill #16?)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Good course

5+    5/1/2011   5/19/2011
Review By: Johnny Conservative
Played: 21  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 7.2 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Dual tee pads at each holes make it seem like two courses in one! Signs at each pad with distance/par. Good elevation changes that make it challenging. Good variety of open/wooded holes. Baskets in good shape. Nice flow around the park from hole to hole. Park is well kept and there are many restrooms throughout the park.
Cons: Can be a bit challenging for new players. There are access roads all over the course that make for numerous OB possibilities.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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