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 Ok for what it is

1    9/11/2010   11/9/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 16.7 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a mostly flat private park with two small elevation changes that come into play. Two holes play down small hills, making for some fun ace runs. A few holes bring some trees into play, and one hole that plays across a dry creekbed with a 10 foot dropoff if you miss your line. There are a couple holes that make you shape a line a little to have a run at the basket. There are lights at many of the tees and pins, we didn't play at night but it's cool that they are set up for that. This would be a nice place for a family picnic or other event, with the disc golf course as a bonus activity.
Cons: The course itself is pretty short and basic. Several of the holes are open, short ace runs with little line shaping or thought required. A couple holes are a little more fun, but still aren't very challenging and only offer limited risk for errant shots to be reflected in your score. The equipment is not in the best shape. The portable baskets are bent and don't catch great, and one is missing (hole 3 I believe). There are no tee signs, just posts that sometimes have the hole number on them. This makes it a little difficult to be sure you're playing the course the correct way, especially with some awkward walks between holes. The tees are natural, and aren't all in the greatest shape, there are some ruts and uneven areas. There is a long walk back to the parking area after the 9th hole.
Other Thoughts: If you were having an event here (and it seems like a good place for that), having a course would be a cool activity as part of the festivities. On it's own though, the course just isn't really challenging or interesting, and the lack of good baskets or any kind of signage makes it feel less complete. Beginners will have a good time here, with shorter holes and no real punishment for errant shots. More experienced players won't find much challenge or variety here to keep them interested, despite the couple fun holes.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Very nice place to play after dark

2-4    5/25/2009   6/10/2009
Review By: CincyDiscGolf
Played: 22  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 10.3 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Night Disc Golf: The tees and baskets have lights.

-Drinking: You can bring your own beer in a cooler and not have to worry about a fine. (You will have to buy their beer when they get the liquor license.)

-Low traffic: Park is new and pretty much unknown. Very scenic.

-Nice vibe: It feels very much like a summer camp. Cabins, a bridge over a creek, a walkway over a lake with a fountain. The fountain is pretty relaxing.

-Would be a good family get away: Camping, putt-putt, and a food stand. The camp grounds have grills as well.

-Fun Unique holes: Even though most of them can be made in an easy 2 (if not an ace), there are a few really fun unique holes.

3's tee is located in a tunnel of trees. You have to toss out and down a elevation change and sharp to the left.

4 snakes tightly through a wooded area and is probably the hardest hole to get a 2. You can go around the right side and avoid the woods but we usually play it mandatory. A neat little hole.

6's tee is located on top of a bank. You have to toss down an elevation change and hook around some trees.

8 is a sharp hook right over a strait down drop into a creek about 15 feet below. You have to walk across the bridge to get to your disc. The bank on the opposite side isn't as steep so you can walk down and get your disc if you some how manage to put it into the creek.
Cons: -This park isn't much of a challenge. You should come here to practice your night game, or to just have fun.

-Going from hole 6 to 7 is a bit confusing. If you need help just walk up to the food/putt-putt stand and ask where the next tee is. For the most park its not a far walk from each basket to the next tee.
Other Thoughts: If this place expands to 18 it will be excellent. The fact that they have lights on the tee and basket to help night play is awesome. Don't come here for a challenge come here for a fun day/night of disc golf, camping, and relaxation. I will be camping there this summer.

Disc Golf + Night + Beer = Win

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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