2 Helpful / 0 Not
First Time Disc Golfing
Pros: Fun course for the family. My 9yr old, 2 1/2yr old, wife and my 5mo old (in a stroller) walked 6 holes fairly easy. My 2 1/2 yr old did find the the playground at the end of hole #6 more exciting though. It wasn't terribly challenging, which was what 3 beginners were looking for. It does have a mix of difficulty, but the location was great for us. Wasn't a long course from what I read compared to others, but for beginners it was a nice length to practice different shots.
Cons: The weeded area was quite tall and did offer a little bit of a challenge for some beginner "whoops" shots, but we didn't "see" any poison ivy. The course did get more challenging as the holes progressed, which was a pro and a con. It'll be better as we learn how to play, but for now they were difficult.
Other Thoughts: Overall I thought this course was a great course to learn off of. Reading some reviews a lot of people dislike it because of how open it is, how tall the grass is and how short it was. I believe this is a great thing to have because we've never played before. Playing a better course is a little intimidating right now because we're very very new and the less crowded, short course was perfect for my family and I. I gave it a 2.5 because of a couple reasons. 1, we haven't played any other courses. 2, was the description of the 2.5 rating. Based off other reviews of other courses and reviews of this one, it seems like this is a beginners course, which is what we're looking for, but saying it was anything higher wouldn't be fair for the actual rating of the course. This is a beginners course, but for us that was what we were looking for.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Not that bad.
Pros: Was very impressed by the whole park overall. Pretty nice size with some views of small lakes. Plays up and down a decent size hill. Wind can be a huge factor. #1 through #4 play up and down the hill. #1 and #2 really short and #3 being 350. #4 had an awesome tee pad location. Being behind a small gap trees and the shooting up hill 280 maybe. I found holes #5 and #6 to be kinda tricky. #5 you go about 260 to a dense line of mature trees with a 90 foot wide gap dog-legging right another 100 feet. This green has a border of tall dense brush so losing a disc is easy on this blind shot. #6 has an interesting pin placement. You go about 280 or so with a huge hyzer and just hope you can sneak through to a basket right on the other side. #7 I found a little short haha but still allows it to flow more nicely. #8 short as well but down hill with some trees in play. And #9 my favorite hole. Short and sweet. Technical 250 footer with a load of trees and a very clean fairway :)
Cons: Not too long of a course but a great warm up for the bigger monster at the arboretum. Some of the rough is really really high. And is load with those nasty burrs. I could see 8 being a problem seeing as the path for the dog park runs right behind the basket from a downhill shot where people might not notice players. Tees pads are in but are kinda short and are just sand with wooden borders. Better than mud.
Other Thoughts: Park has very nice dog park as well as lake, not sure if its stocked with fish. Porta-jons in the parking lots. Clean ones too. And a nice size playground with pavilion. Could be a very nice spot to spend the day with dog and/or family.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
No challenge at all
Pros: -Brand new baskets.
-Brand new park with playground, walking path, large fenced in dog park and the DG course.
-Lots of water fountains, and the water actually tastes really good and doesn't smell like copper.
-Most holes feature a strong breeze and some mild elevation changes. The second half of the course gets more wooded and more fun.
-The tee's aren't too bad. They're wide and offer good enough traction, but they're short like Boettler Park and don't allow for a full x-step. It's not a big issue because the holes are incredibly short.
Cons: -The first few holes are wide open
-All the holes are incredibly short (Some are about 100'-150')
-There is no challenge to anyone with any skill at disc golf
-The rough has some potentially horrible places to lose a disc in the unmowed parts of the fairway, but the course overall is much more manageable than Boettler Park. You can actually play a round here and not have to walk through 4' high rough if you throw carefully.
Other Thoughts: This course turned out better than I thought it would.
It's obviously geared towards beginners, and based on what I've heard will tie into GlenOak high school's P.E. program somehow. I think the course is a great place to introduce new players to the game, and would be ideal for bringing a first timer to.
If you are a skilled player there isn't any reason to head out to this course, unless you happen to be driving by. There are vastly superior courses to be found in every direction, including Louisville, Canton, Massillon and Portage Lakes. That said the course can be fun to play a quick putter round at, it's just not challenging at all.
Considering the intended purpose of the course I think it's well executed. I also think the course designers did a good job using the land they had, and honestly couldn't think of a better layout myself. I wish there were more wooded holes along the lines of hole 9, but there isn't really room for it. All in all a good place to bring absolute beginners or toss a couple putters for practice on the way to a destination course.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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