Fairborn, OH 
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Uploaded By: hendersondayton Hole #16 (Taken 11/2010)
3 / 235ft.   3 / 292ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #16 Mid-Fairway

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A mix of skills needed to triumph

1    7/10/2016   7/10/2016
Review By: UFM82
Played: 20  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 7.5 Years
3 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: Good baskets, nice tee pads, good signage, trash cans throughout, "next tee" signs clearly posted. Course combines open field with wooded area with some holes transitioning from woods to open field. Fair amount of water on the course which makes it visually different from other courses.
Cons: Course is an odd mix of great holes and awful holes. 1-5 are fun, with multiple lines to the basket. Holes 6 thru 11 are horrible with the only decision to make being which tree to hit. There are literally no lines to take to the basket. There are simply too many trees. The ground is covered with vegetation that makes finding a disc even in the "fairway" a 5 minute ordeal. You cannot see the baskets from the tee boxes which is not uncommon, but you can't even see where you should be landing. It's literally like throwing a disc into the woods and hoping you are throwing in the right direction. And good luck if you can't see the disc actually land - it's either a search or it's gone. I made several "perfect" throws and had to spend 10 minutes looking for my disc even though I knew exactly where it landed.
Course has A and B tee pads but B pads add nothing to game except a stroke. No holes give you the chance to make a fantastic drive or unusual line to beat the hole- they all just add distance and a stroke. Not worth the effort.
Hole #8 was skipped as the landing spot cannot be identified and the creek you throw over is more of a stinking swamp than a creek. Could be a killer hole but instead is a skipper. Not worth sinking in black mud to your knees for a disc.
#12 though #18 were ok but not good enough to offset the awful #6-#11. We finished #18 and were glad to be done. What a let down!
The course offers nothing for the advanced or intermediate thrower as there is no skill involved in hitting trees. And on this course there is no way to avoid hitting trees as there are simply no lanes to use. Add the heavy undergrowth everywhere and it adds up to no-fun play.
Other Thoughts: Remove 1/3 of the trees, open some lanes, clear out the underbrush and maybe mow some sections and the course could be great. As it is it's so-so. Not worth the 1 hour drive.

3 of 12 people found this review helpful.


1    3/22/2011   3/30/2011
Review By: streetz.2
Played: 13  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 10.6 Years
6 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: -Good Hole Variety
-Well marked
-Nice tee pads and nice well labelled baskets
Cons: -Way too many trees in the way! There are really no defined lines to shoot for and many times I felt like I was just gripping and ripping my shots through the woods. Got very frustrated after repetedly bashing my shots into trees. I can only imagine that this situation will get worse once leaves grow on the trees. Course also takes a long time to play.
Other Thoughts: This course is definitely challenging and you will need a good chunk of time to play. I do think as the course is continually worked on it will improve greatly, into one of the nicest courses in the area even. But until then I don't plan on wasting my time and my shots on another frustrating round here.

6 of 16 people found this review helpful.

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