Hicksville, OH 
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Uploaded By: jbrock Hole #1 (Taken 8/2010)
5 / 400ft. Par / Distance:
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 Wow, not a safe design

1    10/10/2010   10/22/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.6 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course has good baskets that catch well in a nicely kept city park. There is no trash or vandalism, and the grass was nicely mowed when I played. The tees are marked with numbered posts, and it's an easy layout to follow. The natural pads were in pretty good shape, it doesn't seem to get enough traffic to cause much erosion. There are a couple holes that creatively use the trees available, including one down a hallway of trees with a low ceiling, where the best shot is a roller that plays out into a field and cuts back through the tree line.
Cons: The course is short and easy, with no holes that will really challenge most players. That said, the difficulty and variety of the course aren't so bad on their own, but when you look at the way the course interacts with the rest of the park it's a real problem. Nearly every hole plays over or near another park feature, making it very unsafe. You end up shooting over a pool, across the corner of a playground, right next to pavilions and walking paths, and along ball fields where people would sit to watch the game. On a nice day, it could be really dangerous to play this course at all, I'm surprised no issues have caused this course to be pulled.
Other Thoughts: The holes themselves are great for beginners, with reasonable lengths, enough obstacles to push beginners to try different lines, and no real punishment for errant shots. More experienced players won't find much challenge, and other than one or two fun holes, there isn't much variety or really interesting shots. If it's a nice day where people might be at the park, stay away from this one, it's just not worth the risk of hitting someone. If you can play at a time or in a season where the park is not heavily used, it's an ok place to take new players or get in a quick putter round.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 badly thought out design

2-4    1/11/2008   6/25/2010
Review By: zero_43502
Played: 54  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 13.4 Years
This review was updated on 12/7/2010
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: 5 is a nice hole
A beginner course for people to learn without being overwhelming
Cons: Short holes most under 300 ,
bad layout course designer didn't know what he was doing seeing theres lots of the park that was unused and everything was packed into one little area
most of the holes put people at risk and force you to throw over shelters and next to a pool .
Other Thoughts: Just drive up the road a little ways and play shoaff in ft wayne are drive to bryan to play rec park are sherwood's course instead all much better options

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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