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Rolling and Rugged

1    9/3/2016   9/3/2016
Review By: LaserGlide68
Played: 135  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 24.6 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Concrete Tees.
Variety of shots.
Pretty park. Hilly sections from #1-18...
Cons: Parking is very limited.
Other Thoughts: Came out from Indy, read previous reviews extolling the quality of Englewood. This Course is superior to Englewood, has a way better layout and is a better challenge...

Would love to have this one close to where I live!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

1    7/13/2016   7/13/2016
Review By: cplatt
Played: 24  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 8.3 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Solid concrete tee boxes on every hole
- Interesting use of tight space
- Fun, challenging elevation drops and gains on back 9
- Probably a good course for a beginner but not so easy as to be boring for an intermediate, such as myself.
Cons: - Simplistic hole signs are helpful for finding pin but don't indicate any OBs or mandos.
- Some questionable par 4 and par 5 designations on the front 9. Nothing felt longer than a par 3.
- Could use more trash cans.. a fair bit of glass, candy wrappers throughout the park.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I feel like Westbrook Park is a solid neighborhood course that's worth hitting up if you live nearby but it's not worth going out of your way for. Without making things too complicated, I live closer to Belmont and I prefer Englewood--simple as that.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Creative technical neighborhood course

1    11/26/2015   11/28/2015
Review By: Mulligan
Played: 58  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 19.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Near perfect use of the available land in course design. Love this layout.
-Not a lot of "gimme" holes. Every one has some sort of feature that makes you think twice.
-Good changes in distance hole to hole. Even if the hole is short, though, there is usually some natural feature that makes the shot highly technical or interesting.
-Front half is on semi open low rolling hills with lots of great tall old growth trees.
-Back half is heavily wooded and with lots of elevation changes in a partial gorge like area.
-Lots of different shot options for backhand or forehand throwers. Plenty of times overhand can come into play, too.
-Flow is well designed, and not much need for "next tee" signs, except for 14/15 which did have good directional signs in place.
-Decent concrete tees. Simple signage is mostly effective.
Cons: -There are some serious hills to climb on the back half. Heavy leaves can make this difficult, and (like other reviewers have said) its got to get treacherous when wet.
-Build in steps, even something very primitive using the plentiful fallen logs in the area, would be very useful. Probably somewhat unplayable in snow or after heavy rain.
-Signage could be a bit better. Some tees were missing the original signage, and locals have written in markers in place of the signs.
Other Thoughts: -Total diamond in the rough.
-If you are coming to this area to play Englewood, don't miss this one, too. They are probably 5-8 miles apart.
-This is the kind of course I dream about having access to in a neighborhood I wish lived in.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A taste of major elevation changes in a metro area

5+    12/17/2014   12/30/2014
Review By: jscincy1
Played: 33  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 7.8 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Concrete tee pads.
-Great use of limited space.
-Great use of the struggle between power and accuracy on holes #9 (for the forehand) #15 (for the backhand).
-Few holes on the front for the medium to large arm to air it out.
-Elevation! I cant say enough about this. The use of elevation in the woods is the most intresting and awesome part of this course.
Cons: -In all honesty the biggest detractor of this course is it best feature. The elevation change on the back nine can make for a slippery round if wet. You will have to take the hills very slow or you will be in trouble.
-signs could use updating
-a few more trash cans and benches
Other Thoughts: This course is a diamond in the rough for the Dayton area. Take a look at it!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A lesser known Dayton Gem

2-4    5/8/2014   5/8/2014
Review By: AnimeJ
Played: 14  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 5.5 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Offers a good variety of shots
-Excellent use of the land available
-Course flows intuitively from hole to hole

Westbrook Park is a solid, albeit seemingly lesser known course in the area. It can provide a solid challenge to more advanced players, while providing multiple opportunities for players new to the game to stretch their skill in throwing shots they might not have an opportunity to throw, particularly when it comes to dealing with elevation.

Overall, the course equipment is in good shape, with concrete teepads of adequate size, Discatcher Pro baskets, and basic, but more than adequate signage giving course par for each hole as well as the distance to the pin.

Cons: -Some missing signage
-Some holes on the back 9 play very close to one another
-General amenties are somewhat lacking; trash receptacles, benches on the course, restrooms
-Very little opportunity for big arms to showcase that skillset

While this is most definitely a very solid course, there are a few issues with it, primarily on the amenities side that can cause issue. While the course does flow very well from hole to hole, there are a couple spots where a 'next tee' sign would be very useful, particularly with the wooded holes. Additionally, there are(at this time), 1-2 holes missing their tee signs. Trash cans are few and far between, and while I've never seen a lot of trash on the course, an extra can or two would go a ways towards helping with that. Last, a bench or two to take a rest would be a fantastic addition, particularly on the holes following some of the steep up hill shots.

The other issue that falls under course design is that due to the nature of the space used, there are a few holes on the back 9 which get somewhat cramped. It's not unusual for errant drives on 13 to wind up on 14's fairway, or for drives on 14 to fade out onto 15. Throws from 16 that fade excessively can also wind up near 12's basket.
Other Thoughts: Overall, despite a few shortcomings, the shot variety and design of the course make it an stand-out course here. It's well worth the drive if you're not in the Englewood/Clayton area, and for those living in the Englewood/Clayton area, provides an excellent alternative to the also excellent Englewood Metropark course.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

One of my favorite Dayton courses

5+    3/11/2014   5/8/2014
Review By: douglowe
Played: 45  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 7.5 Years
This review was updated on 2/3/2016
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Great variety of short, long, open, and wooded holes.
- Fun elevation changes
- Well designed
- Great use of a fairly small area
- Good water drainage compared to other close courses
- Perfect course length for a shorter but challenging round
Cons: - Elevation may be too challenging for some people
- Not long enough for those looking for a long course like HAH in Fairborn

(Side Note: It seems a lot of the previous low rated reviews were due to the lack of tee pads, but concrete tees have been installed.)
Other Thoughts: This is one of my top favorite courses in the Dayton area. What impresses me about Clayton is how fun and challenging it can be in a smaller area than some of the other local courses. I would easily give this course a 4-4.5 rating, so I'm going with the 4.5 to help the average. I'm really surprised it's average isn't higher considering how much this course offers.

(Note: Any "hyzer", "anny", or "anhyzer" references are for RHBH)

Hole 1: Fun little downhill left-to-right shot with an elevated green. With the right throw this is an ace run.

Hole 2: Uphill shot the same length as hole 1, but it plays much longer since it's going uphill. A few trees about 40 ft. from the tee that you need to make it through to get up the hill towards the pin.

Hole 3: Straight shot with a tree straight ahead of the tee 80-90 ft. out. Pin is set in a group of trees.

Hole 4: Straight shot with a few sets of trees in the middle of the fairway. Fairly easy hyzer or anny route.

Hole 5: Longest hole on the course. Small line of tall trees about half way to the basket. Once past those the pin is a little lower than the fairway.

Hole 6: A fairly straight slightly downhill shot. Trees on both sides of the fairway down towards the basket.

Hole 7: Short playing, slightly downhill shot. A tree to the left of the tee box, then a few on the right side towards the basket. The basket is tucked behind a split tree.

Hole 8: Hyzer around the trees that are behind the tee pad for hole 2. Once you make it around that corner it's a simple upshot or putt in.

Hole 9: The first hole going into the woods. The fairway os about the width of a single lane road. Basket is on the right surrounded by a few trees. If you get into the wooded area to the right of the fairway it's pretty heavily wooded.

Hole 10: Dogleg right from the tee, then straight shot towards the basket. Basket is surrounded by a few trees.

Hole 11: Fairly steep uphill shot. Only 180 ft., but due to the elevation it plays quite a bit longer than that. Wooded area on both sides of the fairway.

Hole 12: Only 210 ft., but quite a few trees right between you and the basket. Over-shooting the basket will cost you a trip down a fairly steep hill and make for a tougher approach.

Hole 13: A few trees you have to get past off the tee, then a nice hyzer line to a slightly elevated basket. A nice ace run for most players.

Hole 14: Fun downhill shot. Quite a few trees to hit on either side right off the tee, then it's fairly open until you get to the trees near the basket.

Hole 15: Fairly small fairway off the tee with trees on both sides, then it opens it a bit and goes uphill towards the basket.

Hole 16: Fairly short, straight shot with a lot of trees on either side of a tight fairway. If you keep it nice and straight you'll be parked.

Hole 17: A few different path towards the slight downhill towards the basket. Basket has a small creek behind it, but that creek stays fairly dry.

Hole 18: Uphill shot up and out of the woods. About half way to the basket you come out into the open with a nice shot towards the basket on the right.

All in all, this is a great course. I would say it's one of my top 3 favorite courses in the Dayton area. Definitely take some time to check it out.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 little gem

1    5/27/2013   5/28/2013
Review By: bbobsuek
Played: 88  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 25.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Clean, quiet, good signage, easy to follow flow. Nice tee pads
Technical in nature...lots of tightlines...
Cons: No real chances to air it out
Other Thoughts: If you like technical you will enjoy this park...i felt it was better than its rating...there are ace and birdie ops...but you can also make a double in a hurry...playing all as 3s

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Best mulch in the biz!

2-4    11/10/2012   11/12/2012
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 300  Reviewed: 283  Exp: 6.2 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Westbrook is a nice park on the West side of Dayton that seems to have disc golf as its main focus. The 18 hole course has a front half that is mostly open, around park trees, and a back half that winds nicely through the woods and unexpected hills. Brand new concrete tee pads are a welcome addition, and are decently sized for the distances involved (holes range from 180 to 350 feet, with some of the shorter ones being steeply uphill). Most of the Innova Discatcher baskets (yes, the ones with the yellow band at the top) are resisting rusting. There are benches and trash cans occasionally throughout the course, and bridges and infrastructure are in good condition. The most noticeable thing to me is the incredible amount of mulch they've installed in the wooded sections of the course, to wick up the moisture and provide decent footing. The course uses minimal, but effective signage at each hole, and a nice map at the small parking lot at the end of Jean Dr.

Hole by hole: 1) pretty, short, downhill anny (rhbh) w/ a raised pin
2) straight uphill (at least 30' elevation) thru woods gap
3) open fairway with one tree to get around & a loose grove near the pin...careful with path on the right
4) blind pin position but essentially aligned with tee pad
5) longer, over the ridge with some trees to navigate en route
6) hyzer end, slight downhill, fun for me (at Rec) to reach the green at 300-330'
7) straight down the slope, but trees guard the pin
8) sweeping hyzer over the path the whole way, can run to yards if you drive right
9) take path left to tee, entering the woods with a relatively tight, ending to the right
10) cross left and take on this longer lefty hole
11) straight uphill repeats #2, but possibly higher
12) hyzer over the side ridge w/ lots of trees and a steep rollaway possible to the right (cross the nice bridge left of fairway)
13) way down hill to tee, shoot a hyzer just around the basket hiding behind the 3rd large tree on the hillside left
14) hike to the hilltop and find a tight straight 250 footer downhill
15) back up the hill, with a hyzer ending to a steeply sloping pin position, then be careful crossing 14 fairway to 16 tee
16) straight but fairly wooded fairway, next tee is back a little to your right
17) smooth anny down to ravine-side basket, just past magnificent tree trunk
18 finish coming up out of the woods to the right side corner of the parking lot

Overall, I've found this to be a fun and challenging course for the recreational to intermediate disc golfer, and had been looking forward to my second trip up here.
Cons: The only glitch in the flow is when you have to cross the 14th fairway about 30 below the tee, but crossing parties should easily be able to see each other.

Bigger arms might be looking for more "D" (but not me: this one is my speed).
Other Thoughts: This time of year, when the leaves are down, they pile up in drifts, so you'll need to watch your flight paths and tree kicks, as well as your footing on some of the steeper holes and paths.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


2-4    8/14/2012   8/14/2012
Review By: preludedrew
Played: 73  Reviewed: 44  Exp: 10.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: very nice course, mostly woods, has some real nice drops in the woods.
Cons: Some drops in the woods are deep and you can lose a disc easy that way. lots of elevation in the woods too, in case you dont want to walk.
Other Thoughts: I love this 18 hole course, has some good open, field shots, and interesting drops in the woods.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Surprisingly Challenging

2-4    1/23/2012   1/23/2012
Review By: hooked312
Played: 34  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 9.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - A course map right next to the parking lot.
- Adequate tee signs for every hole. Some better navigational signs in the woods.
- A few benches/rocks for your bags and also plenty of trashcans around the course.
- A good mix of open and wooded holes that uses the elevation to the fullest.
- Not a lot of traffic
Cons: - Lack of tee pads (some gravel on the gorund, but much of it is washed away).
- No practice basket or restroom that I could see.
- Navigation can be tricky in between a few holes (take a picture of the map before you play).
- Lack of distance, because it is on a smaller piece of property.
Other Thoughts: Although this course looks pretty rough I find that most of the holes are well designed and challenging for all levels. With a few upgrades this course could be easily a 3.5, but without teepads, a practice basket and better navigation I had to give it a 2.5.

This course is fun for all skill levels and will provide a challenge for any player. The open holes give you plenty of time to loosen up your arm while the wooded holes are very technical and require a more skillful approach.

If you're in the area, might as well stop by this neighborhood course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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