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Nice Course for Quick Round
Pros: Nice brand-new course in quiet local park. New baskets are top quality. Enough trees to provide some shade, scenery, and obstacles. Nice use of elevation and trees to make a small course more difficult. Each hole felt like it was well thought-out. Great place to play a quick 9....two of us played this course in about 12-15 minutes over lunch.
Cons: Tees are grass and currently hard to find. Will be easier to find once they get worn in a bit, but they will remain slippery until a better surface is put in place. I have heard rumors that they will be adding mulch. While this is not great, it is better than slippery grass. While course has about 4 legit par fours (holes 3, 6, 9) all of the rest can be played as par 2. An expert player could play 7 as a par 1. You literally just toss a soft hyzer around the tree and hope you aced it.
Other Thoughts: All in all a very enjoyable course for a quick round. More fun and less crowded than most Cincinnati short courses if you want to take a few minutes to work on your short game. Although not an issue at lunch time I can definitely see how there could be major problems if the baseball fields, soccer fields, and jogging path are in use. All three are in play frequently. Last thought - watch out for Mill Creek on holes 6-9 (especially #6 approach). When I was there it looked like anything unfortunate enough to make it in the creek would be long gone.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Be Aware of People
Pros: +Every hole has some sort of obstacle, whether it be trees (usually), hills (first few only), or distance (hole 6).
+Logical course layout, with only one medium-distance walk between basket #2 and tee #3.
+Course drains well to a nearby creek, so mud isn't usually an issue except maybe around #9's basket
+Hole six is definitely over 300 feet, would like to see distances measured
+Hole 3 is up a hill and slightly to the right, unable to see the basket from the tee
+Plenty of parking and restrooms on site
Cons: -The first four holes are next to baseball diamonds; there was a game going on by hole 1 and 2, so we had to be cautious and really couldn't throw at one confidently, erring on the side of caution.
-The walking path and soccer fields make up hole 6's fairway, if there are soccer games going on, it may be unplayable
-Holes 6-9 are basically paralleling the walking path. Be VERY careful, I can see some joggers being hit at this course for sure.
-Every hole just plays for the most part straight ahead, no doglegs
-Holes 4, 7, and 8 are all very short, probably under 200 feet
-Poison Ivy everywhere, and ragweed abounds (for you allergy sufferers)
-Grass tees, with no maps (we had to climb the hill to see the pin on hole 3 to know where to throw)
Other Thoughts: The red marker discs are hard to locate in the grass, making finding the next tee difficult if you haven't played it before. It's a fun course, making great use of existing old growth trees. I'd see taking someone here who's new to wooded courses but pretty much has some basic disc control down, especially if there are sporting events going on or joggers present.
There was a large tree down right in front of tee #9, it was from the storms last night, and I imagine it will be cleaned up very soon, but I thought I'd mention it.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Garden variety at Gardner Park.
Pros: Located in a quaint city park and has new DISCatcher Pro targets. Incorporates a bit of elevation on the first 4 holes. There are some wooded shots to open and close the round. There are 2 holes of around 400 ft. Multiple ace opportunities. Navigation is not a problem once tee marker 1 is located. The soccer field provides a good place to work on shots if it is not in use. Some gonzo golfing is a possibility in order to add length to the shorter holes. Being a newer course, it is not crowded with too many DGenerates at this time.
Cons: Since it is located in a park with 3 ball diamonds, a soccer field and loops around with the walking path, human obstacles can be an issue. The red tee markers are hard to spot, but not an issue once a round is played.
Other Thoughts: This course was a total surprise to the local disc golf community in Greater Cincinnati and I imagine there are going to be safety concerns when there are some games going on. The discoverer of the course posted this course find on the local DG website forum after spotting orange cones covering the locking sleeves in the park one day.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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