Defiance, OH 
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Uploaded By: remraf Hole #5 (Taken 7/2013)
4 / 390ft. Par / Distance:
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 Well, at least they have a course

1    5/17/2014   5/19/2014
Review By: Derek B
Played: 197  Reviewed: 42  Exp: 15.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) A disc golf course on a college campus
2) Holes weave through the campus property
3) Line of trees behind 6's basket allows you discreetly urinate
4) Highlight hole: 6
5) You can take a break and read some books at the library which is right next to hole 2's basket.
Cons: 1) No concrete pads
2) Most holes have no tee sign
3) Most baskets are straight ahead from tee
4) Not enough obstacles to shoot around for many holes
5) Holes 4,5,8,9 are boring af
Other Thoughts: I give 1/2 a star for 1/2 a course and 1/2 a star for holes 6 and 7. I give another 1/2 a star for it being on campus property and playing around the campus buildings. Everything else is a fail. No concrete pads, no tee signs except for 2 or 3 holes (not that you need them to find the basket, it's more to make sure you're playing the holes in order), and too many straight ahead shots make this course lose mucho points. I won't be back unless some changes are made to the design.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A nice first nine…

2-4    11/9/2013   11/9/2013
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 300  Reviewed: 283  Exp: 6.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The nine hole disc golf course at Defiance College hosts new-looking Disc Nation Liberty (16 chains in one ring) baskets, wooden posts indicating the location of the natural tee areas, and weaves around the dormitory side of campus with holes ranging from 218 to 417 feet in length. The course, like the campus, is scenic, well-maintained, and is clearly intended for the casual to recreational level young person looking for a little exercise between studies.

It loops around in a mostly logical flow from the east side of the library, between and behind the residence halls, and back across a large field with a garden just to the north of the library. Hole 6 is a fun deuce hole with trees guarding your approach. Hole 7 is a nicely sized fade to the right near the trees. Since there were no next tee indicators, I took the liberty of adding a map to the site to help out folks playing here for the first time.

The holes themselves allow for a variety of lines to the basket through the park-like trees, and give you the option of carefully throwing over walkways or tightly up beside a couple of buildings, so you CAN challenge yourself with shot selection. Or, you may want to play all sidewalks OB, or declare mandos, if you want to get creative here.
Cons: However, as with any college campus course, the disc golfers who play here have to remain alert and mature in their game, so as not to endanger folks who might be innocently traversing the sidewalks (on holes 2 & 3), exiting the most-used door of their dorm (! hole 4!), or using the recreational field (holes 4 & 5). Holes 2 & 4 play far too close to the corners of buildings, and you WILL eventually hit them. Hole 9 plays over (intending to go left, around) a fenced garden area, which is nice as an OB area, but a potential problem for the crops.

There are no next tee indicators, and only four of the holes have tee signs. The baskets are single ring types, which make putting interesting on a blustery day like I had (winds at 20mph gusting into the upper 30's). Finally, though most of the holes are decently nearby each other, there are some longer walks getting to hole 6 and back from hole 9.
Other Thoughts: The campus clearly has some very nice land with rolling terrain, woods and a large pond over by the sports fields. If the college collaborated with the local disc golf community, and possibly negotiated with the folks who pulled the baskets at Independence Dam, there is a LOT of potential here to add a better nine holes in the future!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Not bad if you're in the area

5+    7/21/2013   7/23/2013
Review By: remraf
Played: 23  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 5.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: + Low disc golf traffic in summer months.
+ Good novice course.
+ Baskets in good shape
Cons: - Confusing layout until you get to know the course. Not helped by:
- 5 out of the 9 tees don't have tee signage.
- Hole #2 is the only real challenging tee shot.
- no real tee pads.
- Winds can be strong here, particularly on holes 4, 5, and 9.
Other Thoughts: Because most of the holes have no signage, if you don't go with someone who has played the course before, you are going to spend a lot of time trying to figure out where to start, and where to go next. And with no tee signs, par and distance are best guesses - unless you refer to dgcoursereview prior and make a note. The holes with no signage are left with a post, and a hole number written in sharpie.

Still, while not a particularly memorable or challenging course, it's by no means a bad one. If you're in the area, you can have fun at the course. I wouldn't drive out of my way to check it out though, unless you're on some kind of disc golf tour of the area.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 best course in defiance

5+    5/31/2012   5/31/2012
Review By: zero_43502
Played: 54  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 13.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A nice course on a pretty college campus
The course is well groomed and kept ,lightly wooded

Cons: no bathrooms at all

Hole 2-3 has walking paths that are very busy during the school year and are a hazard

hole 4-5 are just long holes with baskets in a open area
hole 5's tee is one of my biggest issues with the course instead of putting the tee to one side the post is in the middle which would not be a problem if there wasn't sandwich between two trees in a tight area it gives room for a side arm shot but i get close to smashing my hand on a tree every time i play it and i have the same problem on 8's tee

hole 9 has a garden in the middle of the fairway (not a huge issue but disc could damage what there growing ) and its just a boring hole not a good way to end the course
Other Thoughts: overall its a nice course with some minor quirks

heard a rumor to make it 18 holes
I hope the use the land the have out there ,it could be a great course

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 NEW 9

5+    5/6/2012   5/7/2012
Review By: THE GOV'NA
Played: 79  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 20.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: slight elevation changes and lightly wooded with the addition of some creative basket placements makes this a delightful challenge.
Holes arent super long but arent super short either...great horse for a 9 holer..hopefully they added some more in the future.
Cons: 1.only 9 holes
2.located on the campus so lots of non dg foot traffic.
3.hole 9 is kind of bland and awkward
4.single chan discnation baskets leave much to b desired.
Other Thoughts: i really hope that the rumors of future expansion at this course come true..its got tons of potential and in its current state is quite a nice course to play in the defiance area..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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