Springboro, OH 
Eagle Ridge DGC Share
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3 / 285ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Basket to Tee

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5+    4/26/2017   4/27/2017
Review By: ad166809
Played: 27  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 3.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The 4 water baskets are extremely difficult on beginners and the pond behind them has eaten a lot of discs, other than that the baskets have fun hole locations.

This is the best 9 basket course I have ever played, the different starting locations of the tees make each hole unique.

The course is well maintained as it runs through Patricia Allyn Park. Grass is always cut. No thorn bushes.

Lots of areas to sit and relax. Lots of trash bins, keeps the area around the course well kept.
Cons: Only numbered tee signs, no maps or hole distances at each tee.

Tee pads should be put in as this course can stay pretty damp throughout the year.
Other Thoughts: Some good elevation changes throughout the course.

Good Variety of hole distances.

Can be a challenging course, #6-#15 are a climb. #2-#11 is a gauntlet of trees.

I always find that the back plays easier than the front.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

5+    3/23/2017   4/4/2017
Review By: Adownard
Played: 28  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 3.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Challenging
-Variety of holes
-course in good shape
-fairly easy to follow
-offers something for all intermediate players
-Will keep your game sharp if you play the course regularly
Cons: -Water hazard, big pond if you lose disc its gone forever
-can be super muddy
-course is very challenging and may upset some beginners
-two tees per basket
-Lots of areas to lose a disc
Other Thoughts: This is my hometown course so i have to like it. I try to play it once a week to keep my game sharp. I have lost some discs in that pond that comes into play on several holes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Needs work

1    5/17/2016   5/17/2016
Review By: Utahraptor
Played: 99  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 3.7 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Park setting. Grass is cut low. All tees had small signs (with only the hole number on them). The hole layout is nicely done, and offers the more experienced player with a few risk/reward shots, some low ceiling shots, and holes that benefit throwers with a good forehand throw. Would make for a good recreational course for the casual player (minus the risk/reward factor...more below).
Cons: Has 18 holes/tees playing to 9 baskets. The tees are well marked, and there is now a rudimentary map in the Files section. However, the tees are grass. They are marked by a set of concrete markers set in the ground.
Baskets. Although new, they are cheap baskets, and have a single row of chains, leading to discs passing through the chains and out the other side. The baskets have no number signs, and there is no sign to indicate the direction to the next tee.
Risk/Reward Shots. This is a pro for the more experienced player, however, not so for a recreational player. For example, the basket for Hole 6/15 is located about 4 feet from a pond, and the approach shot is looking uphill, so you are unaware of the danger of throwing in the pond. While an experienced player will be forced to choose how aggressive to be, the recreational player, who may only have a couple discs, stands an increased chance of losing a disc. While this type of basket position is ok with me, for a new player deciding if they like the game, a lost disc may be all it takes to turn them off to disc golf. Hole 9/18 has a similar pond problem.
Other Thoughts: This was my first time playing the course. I noticed in the description that they planned on expanding to 18 baskets, and the last review was from last year, so I thought I would go and see if the course changed. It had not. This course would be vastly improved with concrete tees, new baskets, with number signs, and signs pointing to the next tee, better tee signage (good signs have map of hole, and shows players ponds and other obstacles), and the moving of several basket positions to cater to the recreational player more (4 feet from a water hazard is a bit too close).

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Has potential

2-4    9/27/2014   9/28/2014
Review By: JDS3105
Played: 14  Reviewed: 14
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very little traffic. Provides a variety of shots. Nice scenery.
Cons: No tee pads. Chains on the baskets are temperamental. No course map- can be confusing for a first time player. Potential to loose discs in the water.
Other Thoughts: This is a decent course with some potential. Considering this was done as an Eagle Scout project, it's well done. If they add holes, it would be nice to see one or two under 200 ft. You need accuracy because there are plenty of trees to hit. We have friends in the area so we will definitely play this course. If they update the tee pads, I'd definitely raise my rating to 3 stars

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Nice, well kept course.

5+    7/15/2013   7/23/2013
Review By: remraf
Played: 23  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 5.7 Years
This review was updated on 10/31/2016
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fairly long and challenging.
Typically well kept.
Nothing really "in the woods", but trees are in play on every hole.
Unique in comparison to other courses in the area.
Cons: 2 baskets (4 holes if you play 18) are right up against the pond. Sending a putt into the pond is actually fairly likely.
If you haven't played before, it can be confusing where to go next (luckily, course maps are frequently available near the 1st/10th tee).
Can have lots of non disc golf traffic: picnics, joggers, dog walkers, and children playing in the ravine that is in play on holes 1 and 4.
No tee pads, personally, I'll take natural grass to cheap rubber or possibly slick asphalt any day. GIVE ME CONCRETE OR GIVE ME GRASS - :)
Other Thoughts: I just wanted to update this review since it is currently the most recent review. If you are thinking about giving this course a shot but are put off by some of the reviews or the overall rating of the course, know it is in a well maintained park, and it is quite unique compared to other area courses. And while the tees are grass, and there are no "next tee" signs, with the posts you can navigate the course fairly readily. This course is well maintained, fairly long, and as another reviewer states, surprisingly challenging. You may not think so at first, but at the end of your round looking at your scorecard, I'm fairly certain you will agree. And while there are only 9 baskets, the two different tees per basket in most cases make the hole play entirely different. I can't guarantee you'll love the course, but it's worth checking out.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Surprisingly challenging

2-4    12/15/2012   12/16/2012
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 300  Reviewed: 283  Exp: 6.4 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Personally, I like a well- maintained park course where there is little chance of losing a disc. If you have a disc retriever for the small pond (you'll putt to within 10' four times!), you're good to go. Take it as a pro or a con, Eagle Ridge was designed in the back of Patricia Allyn Park (on route 48, north of Lebanon, OH) with obstacles, tight or low lines and actual risk/ reward opportunities. You're either going to face disc-grabbing cypress trees, challenging gaps, or going in the drink, on nearly every hole.

There are two sets of tees (each marked by a pair of ground-level blocks) and nine baskets. Starting at the course sign just left of the shelter, first consult the map for layout, then look for the small orange tee markers for the first nine, and come back around for the yellow markers for the 'back nine'.

Holes 1 and 2 (add nine all the way through: the second tees change some shot angles) start you into the cypress grove, 3 and 4 cross a small, pretty drainage creek (with 4's basket precariously close to the ditch), and 5 hyzers (rhbh) across a beautifully built (Eagle Scout project) bridge, to a basket just inside the woods. 6 is a long-arm uphill hole finishing behind a pine tree and just 8 feet from the pond. 7 is a reachable 330' glide downhill (stay right if you go short), that just barely enters the woods again, and 8 shoots out from the edge of the woods into a small glade. You finish on 9 (18) between a pair of pines and again about 7' from the pond.

This park has all the amenities, and is very clean and well-maintained. The disc golf is set apart from most of the other activities, though there does appear to be a nice trail back in the woods to the right. You usually won't have to wait on non-DGers to clear the area.
Cons: 18 chains are nice on a basket, but the single ring of them allows cut-throughs if you putt strong. Tees are natural turf (though they don't yet seem to be overly worn in). There are no distance markers.

The flow of the course runs in a bit of a figure-8, so going from 4/13 to 5/14 crosses the 1/10 fairway.

If you're not up to shaping lines carefully, keeping your lines below overhanging branches, and still being able to shoot well between 250' and 350', this course could eat your lunch! And if you stress out putting toward water, this might not be your cup of tea.
Other Thoughts: The front and back nine were designed to have some balance, but as you go around twice, you can either play it as designed with a mix of long and short tees, or (if you brought less experienced players) you might want to play the nine shorter tees.

The park appears to have a lot of potential for more holes, incorporating more of the woods, or even out along the sides, where there's still lots of room. A simple shot over the pond as you walk back to the beginning would be neat.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Eagle Ridge

5+    7/4/2012   8/6/2012
Review By: preludedrew
Played: 73  Reviewed: 44  Exp: 10.7 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Decent, scenic mostly open 18 hole course in springboro. good challenge, not too difficult though, the pond shot is a tough one.
Cons: there could be next tee signs, took forever just to get hole number signs.
Other Thoughts: well made course, needs better tees, some pictures and pointing to next tees.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


2-4    11/25/2011   11/25/2011
Review By: jd.mackiewicz
Played: 17  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 26.7 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: *Free Disk Golf Course in a very nice park
*Orange signs are now up to mark tees
*Enjoyed my time playing here.
Cons: *No Tee Pads, can be very slick
*No distance listed at tees
* No Par listed.
Other Thoughts: *Mostly open grassy course, with a few significant trees.
*The pins are doubled up so that two tees shoot for one pin

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Awesome Course

1    10/23/2011   10/23/2011
Review By: Beej
Played: 32  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great wide open space,
Awesome use of trees!
Good Mandos on Hole 4.
Cons: Couldn't find Holes 7 or 9
Map was not to scale
Flags missing for most of the holes.. Hard to find many of the tees.
9 and 18 are terrifyingly close to the pond (I lost a disc!)
No maps left (had to take a picture of the one on the bulletin board with our phones).
Other Thoughts: Great playgrounds for people looking for family-friendly disc golf courses.
Outhouse Next to parking lot.
Pond is deeper than it looks!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    10/16/2011   10/16/2011
Review By: jkdisc
Played: 116  Reviewed: 109  Exp: 9.3 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course area very well maintained and mostly away from the other park activities. This is an Eagle Scout Project and I think they did a great job.

There are some long open holes to work on your distance game.

The course is played as 18 holes, using 9 baskets.

The water hazards (baskets right next to the pond) are very risky but it adds more challenge that I thought the course needed.
Cons: I rarely found the tee area even when using the course map. There are supposedly brick markers flush with the ground. Navigation was very frustrating and most times I just picked a place to tee off from based on the map.
Other Thoughts: The course is located at the backside of Patricia Allyn Park.

Tee signs would be a big upgrade for orienteering the course.

If there were less navigation frustrations I would gladly raise my rating. The Scouts did a nice job, I definitely respect their work here.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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