3 Helpful / 6 Not
Idlewilds Handicapped Brother
Pros: Challenging holes, plenty of chance to take a high score on most holes. Water comes into play on several holes and there are a couple of long holes throwing downhill. Good mix between woods and field, excellent mix of hills and flat ground, didn't really notice any elevation changes while walking.
Cons: I can't really remember any cons to the course, but it wasn't an awe-inspiring 4.5-5.0 course.
Other Thoughts: My friend who was guiding me around the course called it "Idlewild's retarded brother." We played this course on our first day at 7:30am and it was perfect. By the time we were done with the round it was time to take the hoodies off.
This course has a ton of trees once you get into the woods and a lot of the holes have a hill in play either up or down, so watch your shots and keep everything solid; one wrong kick from a tree could end up giving you 3 extra strokes on a hole.
3 of 9 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Every hole challenges you in a different way
-Great elevation changes
-The pin shows what hole the pin goes to by placing the hole number on top of the pin
-The practice pin allows you to practice before you get started
-It is a great beginner course
-It is taken care of pretty well
Cons: -On some of the tees the sign is gone so you dont know which pin you are going for
-Every hole is a par 3
-It doesn't have many long holes
-It doesn't really challenge you
-You have to walk through the park to get to the next hole sometimes and it can interfere with you while you are playing
-Not many people play there
Other Thoughts: This course doesn't really stand a chance, because Idlewild is right down the road and Lincoln Ridge is not too far away. So many people would rather go there than go to here. Out of all the courses that i have played this was the most moderate and didn't challenge me in different ways.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good practice par 3 course. Brand new baskets/tee pads as of late 2009. Redesign greatly improved an aging course. Good mix of open / wooded. Beginner friendly. The bridges on the back 9 are very well built (late 2010) and new tee signs were installed as well. As the new trees and plants begin to mature, the course is becoming nicer.
Cons: Can be very crowded with casuals on evenings and weekends. Need trash cans or at least buckets on some of the holes on the back 9. Vandalism has become as issue as the basket for hole four was stolen and subsequently replaced with the practice basket. Practice basket has not yet been replaced. A lot of the open holes are pretty boring.
At times, there are "Boot Camp" style workout people running around the course oblivious to the fact that people are throwing discs all around them. Mostly evenings in the summer.
Other Thoughts: This is the park where I started disc golfing. I used to come out here 2-3 times a week when I first started because it was close and I could bust through a round in 45 minutes or so. The course started to get pretty beat up through the years. The redesign couldn't have come at a better time and drastically improved the course.
Good par 3 course for a quick casual round. The front 9 is mostly wide open. The back 9 is short, but you get a good dose of fun woods holes with some cool tunnel shots. Nothing spectacular, but worth the stop as a warm up for Idlewild right down the road.
(7/3/2011 update) A few holes have been redesigned since the original 2009 redesign. #3 now plays a little longer since the basket was moved about 40' farther up the hill. #6 basket was moved a bit to the left to help keep errant throws from going into people's yards. They also planted 2 trees in front of the new basket location that should add some difficulty in the years to come. #13 was completely redesigned, moving the teepad back and closer to the park boundary and the basket farther away and also closer to the boundary. Makes this hole much longer than before with a challenging shot through a tight line to the basket. The pad for #14 was moved forward about 30' and to the left just a bit, with the basket moving left as well. #17's basket was moved out of the reclaimed nature area and to the right making it a little shorter but not terribly different than before. For the most part all changes were for the better, but I'd still rate the course a 3.
Nice park with tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, bocce, horseshoes, playgrounds, and a cool fort for the kids to play in.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: -Great Beginner/Intermediate Course.
-Good Mix of Wooded and Open holes.
-The Holes that had hole numbers/signs were helpful and gave you an idea of where the next hole was.
-Concrete Tee Pads.
- Nice (New?) Baskets.
-Area with a Practice Basket.
Cons: -There are boards for hole numbers but the majority of the front 9 had no hole numbers.
-No Course Map onsite (See the one online).
-First Timers will need a map or will have to look at the baskets to find most hole numbers.
- Hole 14's hill is pretty steep and needs a bridge or steps.
-There were picnic tables that were right in the way of a hole or two. So, people could be in the way of drives.
-For experienced players no holes over 350 plus feet.
-Part of the front 9 was under construction but it did not interfere with our game.
-Great Beginner, Intermediate, & Family Disc Golf Course.
-The course has a good mix of short and long holes.
-Make sure you print off a map if you are unfamiliar with the course.
-A Great Park in-general and had plenty of things to do besides disc golf. Plus, Had some Bocce Ball areas!
-Here is a link to a map of the course: http://www.cincinnatidiscgolf...ds_Map_09.pdf
8 of 11 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Good practice course
Pros: Really fun Putt & Approach practice course. Begginer and child friendly. A really good course to get your children started in the sport. Played through out a rec park.
Cons: The chains were at best sub-par. It seemed as though they were hand crafted. Not terrible, but definately a factor in it's low rating.
Other Thoughts: If you don't ive in the area, i wouldn't reccomend traveling to play it. Unless you are planning a trip to play the tough and great Idlewild course only a few miles away. This course would definately serve as a good practice or warm up for others.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
A beginner course that accomplihed its design goal
Pros: The new baskets and teepads as well as new desing is a major improvement. I still do not think this course is any better than a typical course. It was desinged to be a beginner course and seperate itself from its neighbors and it accomplished that greatly.
**could be rated 3 disc if small improvements are made especially to short holes**
Great Ace Race course
Practice green! Seems simple but is a major plus
Lots of restrooms
Great Beginner course
New Design uses elevation change and trees to add difficulty
2 very memorable holes in #3 and #4
Lots of other family activities present
Cons: Several holes that put you in dangerous positions due to the tee pad placement or intersecting fairways.
This is still a sub par course for what is located in the Cincy/Nky area
Not very challenging for the INT-OPEN player possibly shooting -11 or more
Fairly short compared to its neighboring courses
Lots of construction
Highly played which at times can be a con because of the new players or players not following the course layout
Other Thoughts: ****Hole by hole description and other thoughts below*****
If I had to guess locals might slam this review, however please look at my other reviews and try to understand why I rate this as low as I do.
Hole 1. (325) A decently long hole that plays as a RH small anhyzer or an easy LH drive, play the parking lot OB to add difficulty
Hole 2. (275) A RH hyzer approach that has a bench and trees to lookout for which add some mental difficulty
Hole 3. (330) An Amazing Hole! Your drive has to make it through a tunnel created by trees off of the teepad, clear an uphill slope then cross a creek and miss several trees to land for even a look at the basket. For some this hole might make your trip.
Hole 4. (350) Another great hole. This hole is very similar to the holes you will find at Lincoln or Idlewild. Heavily wooded but provides lines for the RH and LH thrower.
Hole 5. (320) Mostly wide open with some trees guarding the basket, plays a little longer than it says.
Hole 6. (295) Wide open downhill hole.
Hole 7. (340) A long challenging uphill hole that plays as a RH anhyzer bomb with a solo tree near basket
Hole 8. (200) A short downhill ace run with a tree that will cause some line planning
Hole 9. (295) Another decently long open hole with good use of a hill causing a blind shot, the creek and tree line should not come into play unless you messup
Hole 10. If you can throw straight to 300' your gonna park this, hillside does not prevent much difficulty.
Holes 11-13 are 185', 165', and 130' respectively. They are very close together and can provide some hazards to players. Trees cause some issues but do not really challenge you.
Hole 14-15 are 180' and 185' and play as tunnel shots but are pretty simple deuce opportunities.
Hole 16. (215) Another wide-open hole with a hillside to the right of the basket that causes a RH to use some thought as to their approach.
Hole 17. (255) Downhill hole with some trees guarding the basket not much difficulty here either. Play's like a wide open hole however big arms do need to scale back or will over shoot the hole.
Hole 18. (350) A good hole that provides challenge to both the RH and LH player, the tennis courts and line of trees to the right and left of the fairway will add some thought to your line.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It's a total redesign of a course that had seen better days. All the old baskets were pulled and new DISCatchers installed. All the old concrete teepads were torn out and the new concrete teepads were installed pointing to completely different holes. In fact, the land where the original 18 was...is now only the Front 9 holes. An additional area of the park that is wooded was brought into play for the Back 9 holes.
Before, this course had a few sparse trees but they only came into play on very few holes. Now, almost every basket has a tree nearby. No, no trees were planted...just a better overall design to bring nature into play.
7 holes over 300ft with 2 at around 295ft. Two holes around 350 feet. However, the wooded holes are short so it allows new players not to get frustrated as they develop. With 7 holes 215ft or less it is beginner friendly...however...most of these holes are wooded and create fun shots. This gives several ace run opportunities.
Cons: Some of the wooded holes were originally supposed to be longer...and in the future a few of them might be lengthened. One of these is #15 which could be pulled to the left and stretched out another 100feet...taking it away from the playground area. A few of the wooded holes have tight basket to next teepad area....for a new course that is....and #11 and #12 may interfere with each other if the course is packed.
The course is still going thru some construction, thus...will get muddy after rain.
Other Thoughts: This was a heavily played course...and I expect it to be even more played now. The upgraded course design makes it a totally different course sharing no characteristics with the course that was there before. It is a breath of fresh air. It retains the needed element of giving new players a place to develop but with a hint of larger holes to practice on distance with control. #4 being slightly uphill and tightly wooded at around 350feet is a tough hole....
If you don't get your birdies early...don't worry..you should get them late. Most players should get 1-2 birds on the front...and about 5-7 of the back 9.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has been upgraded with nice baskets, tee pads and a new configuration They utilized more of the park making it more spread out. They took the course back into the woods behind the playground. These are short holes though but most are tunnel shots and definitely could be called ace run alley. I don't believe it has a hole over the 350' mark but still has some challenging holes and a few blind shot holes. It's still a beginner course but even some of the better players during the ace race and day glow liked the new layout. The course was payed for with the grant money for the drainage restoration project going on. If you go play now the place is still a mess from this project. I don't see it really being back to normal until next summer.
This adds a new course to the idlewild/lincoln ridge area that makes it that much more of a disc golf destination.
Cons: 4 short holes but really about the best they could do with the land provided and I also heard that they will be adding multiple baskets to these holes eventually. One hole that comes close to the play ground and another close to the road/parking lot.
Other Thoughts: Overall a major upgrade to this course that was sorely needed. I feel really lucky to have idlewild, lincoln ridge and now boone woods all within a 15 minute ride from my house.
If you venture out to this course in the upcomming weeks and months just remember that a mjor project is still in progress most if not all the teepads and baskets need landscape work done to them but I think in the end this will be a course that you will want to visit.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New baskets in ground on a different reconfigured course. The front nine holes are in the area where the original 18 holes were located. The back nine is in an area not previously used for disc golf. The front nine has some nice 350 ft holes that have the baskets surrounded by trees and a few of the holes have tee shots that the basket is out of view due to being over a hill or a blind.shot. The course is set on a ridge where the wind is a big factor and adds to the challenge.
Cons: The back nine has 3 or 4 holes less than 200 feet but with the land that was available, the parks did the best they could do in putting these nine holes on the limited property.
Other Thoughts: The new baskets are a big improvement and new teepads have upgraded this course. If you have not been to Boone Woods lately, check it out.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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