Newbury, OH 
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 Waste of Time (This review was from when the course was just starting out)

1    7/21/2009   7/26/2009
Review By: StrikerME02
Played: 13  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 9.4 Years
This review was updated on 5/31/2010
6 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: As far as pros for this course go, there are not many. One thing I did appreciate about this course is since it is brand new so were the baskets. They were nice and shiny silver and caught discs very well. I didn't look to closely, but I am assuming they were some kind of Mach basket. Also this course did have a practice basket in the same great condition as the others if you get bored with the course which I quickly did and wanted to play a putting game. It evens has an idea for a putting game attached to the basket, but it was a pretty basic game. Another nice thing is that this course is right next to a lodge that I stayed at. The lodge is called Punderson Manor and is out in the wilderness right by this course. The course is about 2 miles from the lodge, but very easy to drive or walk to if you are wanting to get in some more cardiovascular excercise. It is only nine holes you have to suffer through.
Cons: In most cases when I come to a course I try to see the positives in everything. I did try to give as many pros as I could think of above, but there just weren't that many. I really dont understand how the only other review on here gave this course a 3 because it NEEDS ALOT OF WORK. Ok here we go.......I have heard this course is relatively new, but it's not that new. What I mean by this is that it has been open for a while, but the park shows no hurry in getting teepads installed. When I played the tees were just marked by stakes sticking in the ground with blank signs by them that I am assuming are waiting and waiting to get hole info on them. Without concrete tees or any kind of tees for that matter it is very easy to slip and does not make for a good time playing. When I played this course it was very muddy. Next, I dont mind tight fairways and in truth I like them sometimes because it makes for a fun challenge, but this course just ruined my round and I didn't have any fun. Not because I played bad or anything, but because the LAYOUT IS HORRIBLE. For example you start at a muddy tee marked by stakes and you can't see the basket or have any idea of where it is because the signs are blank. So what do you do to fin the basket you start walking and you keep walking and walking and walking until you finally find the basket, but you don't think it is the right one because it is so far. It was like this for the very first two holesand the second one had to be at least 700ft with tight fairways , trees in the fairways, and poison ivy all over the place. It is one thing to have some poison ivy here and there most wooded courses do, but this course is home to the most poison ivy I have seen in a long time. My word of advice if you want to play this course is you better hit the fairways or if you go to get your disc your going to be itching big time, so wash yourself as soon asap afterwards. Also on certain holes it was hard to figure out exactly were the tee was because stakes do not stick in the ground for ever. You need to have very good instinct navigating a disc golf course or it will not be fun finding the next hole. When I first heard about this course it was very tough finding it, there were no signs marking out were the course was anywhere and the workers there didn't even no where it was. That really shows that they aren't working hard to put tees or anything in. The only reason I eventually found it was because I hiked into the woods and finally spotted the practice basket. I can tell that when this course was being layed out the area did not seek the help of a local professional because it is just layed out really bad, and I do not think this course will be much fun for just players that are out to have a good time and not addicted to DG.
Other Thoughts: I really don't recommend wasting your time at this course unless you are staying at the lodge I mention earlier, but even then I think you would rather travel to another course around the area or just hang out in the outdoor pool than play this course. I am extremely addicted to DG and I couldn't wait to finish this course because I couldn't believe how horribly it was planned. However, if you do plan on playing this course bring plenty of bugspray because I forgot to mention the mosquitos are pretty bad. This course could and should be alot better than it i. With all the space the park has I am suprised they didn't builed it elsewhere, and instead decided to make in nie holes all through the woods. However, if you are around the area the lodge was very nice it's too bad the DG course didn't follow suit.

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