My New Favorite Course (Over Idlewild)
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Pros: Best course I've played so far!
Right at the course enterance there is an informational course sign, lost disc return, and one of the better practice areas out there.
The practice basket is perched on a hill, with 9 distance markers surrounding it. Very nice area to work on putting with different distances and angles.
The course isn't too busy, but it isn't too empty either. Perfect balance if you ask me!
You can rent sets of discs for just $3 at the campground check in station.
Kept up beautifully! Everything is trimmed, mowed, and clean.
Three sets of concrete tees!
Beautiful DGA hole signs with detailed maps. There are also ingraved bricks on the tee pads telling you the hole, tee, and distance.
Benches and trash cans on every hole.
The deck shot over the water on #3 is too fun to pass up.
State parks are gonna be breathtaking, but this park is epic. Lots of scenic views and wildlife throughout the course.
The red tees are a solid place for beginners to start, while the blue tees are long, tight, and good for tournaments.
If you went on a scavenger hunt for trash, good luck! This is as clean as it gets in a public course.
Navigation is flawless! Signs direct you to the tees on every single hole. Easily the best sinage I've seen on a course.
Looks like there's a ton of leagues and tournaments, great for the sport!
There's an island hole!! First one I ever played, and of course I threw it in the water haha.
Looks like they are finishing up building a new public restroom building just for the course!
The course has its own website designed just for the course. Lots of good information on there!
It's obvious how many hours went into this course. They really paid attention to all of the fine details. Shoutout to the local volunteers who maintain the course, keep up the outstanding work!
Cons: Limited parking with all of the construction vehicles.
Make sure you're loaded up with bug spray, lakeside courses in the woods are they're heaven.
There was a group of sketchy characters doing some illegal activity on the deck at #3. Still didn't keep me from teeing off there :P
Other Thoughts: After I finished the round, I found out that Friends of Punderson is rated the #1 course in Ohio on DG Scene and a top 15 course in the US. Not too sure why there is such a discrepancy between the two sites, but this is a MUST PLAY course. Not just for people living in Ohio, but for everyone in the world that enjoys disc golf!
Punderson probably overtakes Idlewild at my personal #1 spot out of the courses I've played so far. It's a must play! I'd be willing to make the hour and a half drive to play again tomorrow!
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Adapt. Evolve. Survive.
Pros: - Beautifully scenic State Park.
- The course design makes excellent use of the topography available. Constant elevation changes.
- Vast and secluded. Even on the busiest days of play its seems as if you have the course to yourself.
- Wide array of different holes and shot selections.
- Three large tee pads per hole. Rough tee pad surface allows for good footing in inclement conditions.
- Informative signage per hole. Excellent use of arrows to the next hole for easy navigation for each the red,white and blue tees.
- Baskets are in great shape. Multiple baskets on holes 2,9,12 and 15.
- Out of bounds markings are well defined by yellow rope.
- Well maintained and clean. Trash cans throughout the course.
- Good use of picnic tables and benches throughout the course. Each round provides plenty of exercise.
- Local club does a fantastic job of maintaining this huge course. No small feat.
- Large parking lot with bathrooms. Kiosk with disc related information. Practice basket is a short walk to the first hole.
Cons: - Course is not for all skill levels.
- Some rough areas in the trees. A final cleanup or thinning of the course would do wonders.
- Poison Ivy prevalent throughout the course.
Other Thoughts: Punderson Disc Golf Course is an absolutely huge and technical 18 hole course. Beautifully scenic and secluded. This heavily wooded course has narrow but well defined fairways and some low ceilings. Excellent variety of holes and shot selections. Great use of elevation and terrain changes. Water comes into play on holes 1,3,4,6, and 15. Great tee pads and baskets. Comprehensive hole signs and navigation arrows. Excellent flow throughout the course. Course starts and finishes with a short walk to the parking lot.
The local disc club does a fantastic job of keeping this mammoth course well maintained and the course seems to be ever evolving into a championship caliber challenge. Being part of the Punderson State Park allows a wide array of other fun activities for non disc golfers.
Punderson is hands down one of the best disc golf courses in Ohio and it will only get better with time.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: -- A fun course
-- Difficult, but not impossible
-- Nice view of lake
-- Good tee types
-- Well labeled
-- Great scenery
-- Good for practicing accuracy
-- Warm-up putting area
-- Right at the front of Punderson
Cons: -- Can get a bit muddy when it rains a lot
-- Poison ivy in the rough
-- Some narrow holes
Other Thoughts: We just stumbled on this course, and loved it! It's super fun. I think the guys that created the course have been there each time we've gone. The course has improved considerably since it started. It's now much better labeled, and they're putting in another 9 holes. There's a scrimmage each Saturday at 2p to have fun and help raise money. We've also bought a few discs from them to help out. Accuracy is key for this course. Our favorite hole is #5.
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