Massillon, OH 
Lincoln Park (Oak Ledges DGC) Share
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 Lincoln Park

1    2/18/2011   2/19/2011
Review By: JoseCafe704
Played: 33  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 16.5 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Elevation changes are paramount on this course and used very objectively. There's a wonderful balance between uphill, downhill, and flat holes. Many older growth hardwoods assist in making this course relatively unique in that most courses throughout the state just unfortunately don't have as many mature trees. There's little frustration in finding the next tee with arrows and signs leading the player around the course. The technical aspect of the course leaves the player to really concentrate on the drive, as good shots with some risk involved (throwing parallel with ravine, skirting it's entire length) will be awarded with an easier play on the basket.
Cons: I know I visited the park after the first big thaw in nearly two months, but there were some areas I could imagine stay pretty damp year round. Lots of such evidence around the tee pads where you could tell those involved with the maintenance of the course have been trying to address this issue. The road that cuts through the middle of the park is, like others have mentioned, a definite distraction and consideration on several holes. Some holes also play dangerously close to private property (Hole 14 and 15?). The tee signs have been replaced from the ones seen in the pictures for this course. Though they have nice wooden bases and hooks on the back to hold your bag, the sign itself is just a piece of laminated paper that won't last nearly as long as the old DGA signs that were on the course.
Other Thoughts: One of the better laid out courses I've played in awhile. A lot of thought and attention was given to the design, and I plan on coming back in the warmer months to play this one again!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Precision is Instrumental

1    8/10/2010   8/10/2010
Review By: kinger
Played: 50  Reviewed: 48  Exp: 7.6 Years
This review was updated on 10/25/2010
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros:
~Scenic trails, heavily wooded and hilly
~Long concrete tees, in nice condition
~Baskets are in very good shape
~Solid signage with plenty of arrows on nearby trees to keep you going in the right direction
~Parking lot puts you right at the 1st tee
~18th basket is close to the parking lot
~If technical throws are your thing, this is your course
~Challenging and an all around nice hike from start to finish
~Copious amounts of benches and trash cans
Cons:
~Trees and heavy vegetation on some parts of the ground can displace discs easily
~Only a few holes that contain any resemblance to an open fairway
~Difficult course start to finish for players without a lot of experience
Other Thoughts: Played fairly difficult for a guy like me who has yet to master consistent 250' throws that can fly straight as an arrow. The course itself is in a wonderful natural setting with more than enough undulation. The entire round provides for a very pleasant hike through a nicely wooded area with neat stone steps and natural trails. Plenty of beauty can be found all around and the constant shade was appreciated on a 90 degree August afternoon. I hit my share of trees off the tee, but also had a few sneak by which helped. Many of the baskets are placed on some unforgiving mounds so you are constantly reminded on using good form from tee shot to putting. I could easily see this course maintaining it's technical status while allowing for more approachable drives and an overall better experience if 2-3 of the smaller tress on most of the holes were removed. This course is a nice contrast to Arboretum-Spiker in nearby Canton so I am blessed to be close to both.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 great for hot day

1    7/17/2010   7/21/2010
Review By: dallamjm
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7.3 Years
0 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: Great for a hot day. lots of shade. Lightly wooded and decent markings. No lost discs. Easy to spot baskets from tee off area
Cons: I wish there was a public bathroom midway thru
Other Thoughts: Easy to find. Good starter course for my boys. Kept them engaged

0 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Shaded Terrain

1    7/3/2010   7/13/2010
Review By: swatso
Played: 528  Reviewed: 369  Exp: 9.2 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Three six=hole loops. Concrete tees and good signs. Mostly plays under large hardwoods, i.e. in the shade on hot summer days. Lots of benches and trash cans. Bathroom.
Cons:
Busy road separates parking and holes 1-6 from 7-18. Baskets 12 and 18 are not too far from this road.
Other Thoughts:
The course plays up/down/across two slopes of a public park split by a busy road. Elevation changes on practically every hole, even mix of up/down, moderate/slight. Nice blend of left/right/S/no turns needed off the tee. A few holes have tight windows or funnels to hit, but not overly small nor long. The tighter, relatively flatter, holes are played first amongst mid-sized trees, bushes/undergrowth, and small bits of open space on the East side of the park. The West side has a steeper, larger slope, with taller hardwoods scattered about, and several miniature ravines wending their way down the hillside. There are small sets of stone stairs near some greens, and #12 has you play across a small water garden. Baskets 7, 9, and 11 have a mini-crater located just behind them. Hole-16 has you play into, and hole-17 across, a mini-ravine. Number-18 is a great finishing hole - long, downhill, woods on left practically the entire way, scattered hardwoods early and late with open space in the middle, requiring an elongated right-then-left turn shot while keeping the nose down - don't want to gain altitude or you'll find canopy.

This course was a very enjoyable play, offering a variety of achievable challenges, and having a very pleasant environment to play in - underneath the trees and across interesting terrain.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    7/15/2009   6/28/2010
Review By: Keegan
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: The course was absolutely beautiful. Loved the historic steps/ruins of old buildings and structures. Challenging, but very fun to play. Recommend to everyone!
Cons: Very little to speak about, but the first few holes were a bit confusing as to where the shot to. Otherwise no cons!
Other Thoughts: The course was little hard to find, played the course multiple times and enjoyed it more and more everytime I played it. Fantastic course.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Enjoyable Course

5+    5/26/2010   5/26/2010
Review By: Mike C
Played: 122  Reviewed: 53  Exp: 8.6 Years
This review was updated on 6/13/2011
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Strong variety of holes featuring many elevation changes. They're enjoyable and flow well. The shots are mostly hyzer shots for RHBH players, but there are a couple of right turning drives as well.

-Holes 5, 11 and 14 are my favorites. 5 is a bit of a tunnel shot through some trees that ends slightly to the right, with a steep drop off if you hyzer out to the left. 11 is a long, downhill right turning drive that starts out wide ope and ends with a lot of mature trees guarding the approach to a basket sitting right in front of a ~50 foot drop off. 14 is a 400'+ straight shot trough some trees with two hills in play, it's a very beautiful hole.

-Quality teepads and signs. Good amount of benches and trash cans spread throughout the course.

-The holes feature a nice amount of trees, which increases the challenge.

-Course can easily be played with a putter and a midrange, but it can still be challenging.

-Scenic location. Nice course to sit on a bench for a few minutes and enjoy the surroundings.

-Running water fountain
Cons: -In the fall the large amount of leaves can obscure a tossed disc.

-Playing right along side the road can sometimes be noisy, but it's usually easy to ignore.
Other Thoughts: This course, with it's shorter, more wooded holes is a great compliment to the longer and more open Canton Disc Golf Park. Play them both in one day for a great variety of shots.

There are restrooms, playgrounds, basketball hoops, grills, and a soccer field.

One of the better courses in the area. Nice variety of shots with elevation and trees coming into play in numerous ways, and the distance varying between 200 foot ace runs to 400' uphill drives.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 oaky hill

5+    10/25/2009   1/3/2010
Review By: TommyGun'n
Played: 75  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 11.4 Years
This review was updated on 5/29/2013
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: +great idea to put a disc golf course on this hill with huge oak trees and nice elevation changes
+concrete tee pads
+wonderful pin locations (snuggled close to ridges)
+interesting paths through wooded course make for a scenic hike between throws
+saw a HUGEEEE red tail hawk that didn't care we were about 30 feet away.
Cons:


Other Thoughts: make a day trip to lincoln park and arboretum as these two dgc are within 10 min from each other, you will not be disappointed.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Course

1    11/7/2009   11/11/2009
Review By: Bikinimower
Played: 153  Reviewed: 67  Exp: 15.1 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Plenty of little valleys and rock formations
Lots of Altitude changes
Well maintained park
Visually excellent
Not much land to work with but they use it perfectly
Lots of shot variety
Cons: A lot of the holes are kinda cramped together on a pretty small piece of land
A little trouble finding the next hole sometimes but nothing serious
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course. Lots of elevation changes.The holes are all different and interesting. I loved the holes the make use of the little rock cliffs and valleys. It's a good looking course and they used the land available to them perfectly.

It was challenging but not frustrating, you definitely had to come up with a plan of attack before you throw. Plenty of trees in you way but not so much that you need to rely on luck

It lacks something though, I'm not sure what. There's nothing wrong with it but it just doesn't have anything about it that really sticks in your mind. No signature hole or anything that makes it stand out. But I would definitely play this course again and I would recommend it to anyone living within reasonable driving distance.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Ravines!

1    7/19/2005   10/19/2009
Review By: DavidSauls
Played: 124  Reviewed: 64  Exp: 22.3 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Lots of fun. Many fairly short holes. Most have elevation as a factor, grassy fairways, and plenty of trees to navigate around (but not so many as to be impossible or require pure luck to get through).

Most notable feature is some deep ravines that run through part of the course. A few baskets are located excitingly close to deep drop-offs, making them memorable. You also get a chance to drive over some, or try to.

A pretty and peaceful place for a round or two of disc golf.
Cons: Nothing really wrong with this course. Few holes with any "WOW" factor to merit a top rating, but all are fun to play.
Other Thoughts: The kind of course that players of a wide range of abilities could enjoy. Not terribly challenging for top players, beginners might deal with a few throws into nasty places (ravines, thick underbrush in a few places), but everyone should enjoy it.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    6/16/2009   6/20/2009
Review By: thadon
Played: 33  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 12.5 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Stark county's 2nd Gem. Offers lots technical shots. Plays on a hill side with elevation changes on just about every hole. Drive placement is key on most holes. Concrete tees. There is a bench after hole 8 for you to take break!
Cons: Tees signs are little banged up, but those should be fixed shortly. The constant ,up, down, up down.,...but that's not really a bad thing
Other Thoughts: Depending on recent rain fall 12 will have water in play. Plan on doing some serious hiking when you come to this course. Bring water !

Some of my favorite holes are on the course.

9 which has a drop off of about 30 to 40 ft surrounding the pin, so Don't over shoot it.

Water fountain & bathrooms on hole 7 . Playground right next to the parking lot. Soccer field and walking path that runs through the bottom of the park.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.


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