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Challenging Campus Course

1    6/22/2016   6/22/2016
Review By: ForearmGalore
Played: 158  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 4.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Offers a good mix of open and tight shots to test a player on many levels. Much of it is open, but there are tight shots as well. Many holes offer both forearm and backhand options. If you have a map you should be able to navigate fairly easily. The course itself is very attractive and gives you a nice look at the campus.
Cons: -No parking near hole 1, ore any of the holes for that matter. There's street parking kind of close by, but you will need to find a legal parking place and navigate onto campus and find the start of the course. No signage at all to help you get there.
-If you don't scout ahead and you've never played here before, you will be throwing many throws blind, especially 8. This could be a serious issue during regular school session when more students are on campus
-Without a map this is really hard to navigate. The course goes through and around the middle of campus, and my guess is it would be impossible to play during regular school session without worrying about hitting students.
-Dirt based tee pads aren't the best. But they give you a good idea of where to throw from.
Other Thoughts: Overall a good campus course. Also, a quick play through. I played in the summer and finished 9 in about 25 minutes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Room for Improvement

2-4    1/17/2015   1/17/2015
Review By: irish1200
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Wittenberg is very close to home and very easy to get a round in fast. In my 2 rounds I have gotten around in about 30 minutes each nine.
- Great way to learn new shots and gain distance. As someone starting out, I've learned that I need to practice new lines in order to score lower.
- Reasonably short. No 1000 ft bomb holes. Good for the am.
- Very technical. Tight lines, but many different routes.
- Some great ace runs on 6 and 9.
- Par 4 and 5s that provide a different look on every hole. 2 is a fantastic par 5 with a risk reward pin on the side of a hill by an OB road. 4 is a fantastic hole in that while you could possibly park it for an eagle or birdie, there is plenty of trouble. 7 is a great hole with tons of lines. None are easy though! 8 is a fun downhill par 4 that you can eagle, but hit a tree and you're kinda screwed! Fun hole though.
Cons: - 9 hole course with one hole location. As many lines as there are, every round is the same layout. :(
- No concrete tee pads or directions. MUST have a course map to play it the way it is. This would add a star if this gets fixed.
- As unique as hole 1 is, I don't like that it's a heavily used road. Some traffic issues there.
- 3 is a hyzer hole, but it brings a heavily used parking lot in play.
- 5 is a cool hole concept, but I don't like a tucked pin par 3 like that.
Other Thoughts: All in all, Witt has a very solid layout, and has some definite potential. Just a few changes away from being a 3.5 to 4 rating!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 typical college course with some hills

5+    8/26/2013   8/26/2014
Review By: W7amf
Played: 10  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 12.7 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: short course good for a quick game
has some nice challenges
Cons: can be busy with people walking though the course to and from class
not marked well.. or at all
tees are muddy in the rain
Other Thoughts: solid little college course on a small beautiful campus. nice and hilly with a couple semi blind throws. lots of aces possible here.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Print the map!

2-4    7/11/2014   7/15/2014
Review By: jscincy1
Played: 33  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 7.8 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Challenging distance going up-hill for new players. Forces the intermediate player into interesting upshots and putts with the level changes. Couple of spots for ace runs for all players and maybe opportunity for some dirty dollar action with a large group. Grounds are always keep tidy.
Cons: NO CONCRETE TEE PADS. I cannot say how much that fact alone takes away from this course. If concrete was poured and tee signage was put in this would be a great course if you just want to throw 9 and get some practice in. The layout does make good of the space...However with so many blind shots and crossed fairways and playing over roads and pathways it makes it nearly impossible to play while class is in session on campus.
Other Thoughts: Even if the campus did not want to pour concrete a message board of sorts at hole 1 with info and course map would be enough raise the rating a half point.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Beautiful campus, use caution

2-4    3/15/2014   3/15/2014
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 300  Reviewed: 283  Exp: 6.2 Years
This review was updated on 3/17/2014
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: (updated with the assistance of cad77: thanks!) The 18 chain DGA baskets on the hills of Wittenberg's campus in Springfield, Ohio, have some very interesting lines of attack. Because the campus is uphill, yet has a nice large 'valley' behind the main building, there are opportunities to see how breezes and elevations affect disc flight. There is a great deal of distance on most of these shots, particularly for the on-campus setting. And it really is a beautiful site to play disc golf!

The course obviously evolved as a challenge to some bigger, accurate arms. Holes 3-6 & 9 appear to be a nice place to play a few holes where you can pretty much see any passersby before throwing. Once I had a little help visualizing where all the tees and fairways are, the course flow reveals itself to be quite simple, with no long walks between holes.

There were once some brick tees where the pattern showed the hole number. But...
Cons: Because they continually shifted in the soft soil, those brick tees became more dangerous than helpful, and have now all been removed, and replaced with some mulch. So someone coming here for the first time will have NO idea how the course lays out if they don't print the map (needs signs indicating direction, obstacles, cautions, and distances). I was absolutely mystified about the location (and even the very existence!) of the 'seventh' basket, until I got some local help (thanks again!), because the 7th basket has a '6' sticker on it. Unfortunately, the 'lost' tees might mean even more of a tendency to just throw safari golf, making all the baskets on the front hill a dangerous proposition.

The very first hole, if played from the 'intended' tee position, drives high speed right at a lamp post, and hyzers (rhbh) uphill across the street to the corner of a campus building. Then the intended hole two plays very long, uphill and blind, crossing multiple paths en route. Of course, I've never been a fan of crossing fairways, and hole 8 flies across hole 2, with the rhbh hyzer line from a high speed drive easily shanked at the 9th tee.

I think one of the main challenges of this course is that many holes play very long, some blind, and cross the campus walkways, streets, and building corners.
Other Thoughts: There do appear to be some folks on here who play the course regularly, so I hope they continue to have the opportunity. It truly is a pretty campus, and there are some fun shots available here.

If campus is busy with pedestrians, or if this sort of course isn't your cup of tea, you're reasonably close to Buck Creek to the East, and not too far from two others: a fun 'double nine' down at Cedarville, and a nice new course (Melvin Miller) just north in Urbana.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    5/27/2013   5/27/2013
Review By: Tinymac12
Played: 11  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 4.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course does have some nice elevation changes. Throwing downhill and uphill.

The scenery is really nice. The old-fashioned buildings add a nice touch to the lay of the land.
Cons: I had trouble with finding each and every tee. First they aren't marked at all. They are just there with no signs at all.

Also the tees are made of brick. So while they looked nice once upon a time, they are falling apart and could actually cause injury if someone were to trip.
Other Thoughts: I wasn't even able to find a tee even with using pictures given here.

Basically, adding signs and fixing the tees is all that's stopping this quaint course to becoming popular.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 On campus 9 hole

1    4/9/2013   4/20/2013
Review By: preludedrew
Played: 73  Reviewed: 44  Exp: 10.5 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This on campus course, has some nice elevation changes too it...nicely spread out, with brick tee pads. No signs to the next tees though.
Cons: Needs signs to better navigate where the tees are..
Other Thoughts: This course has some nice elevation changes too it..just needs some signs for the course.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Great campus course

5+    6/14/2006   2/18/2013
Review By: salmondisc
Played: 7  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Beautiful setting and lots of nice elevation changes are the best things about this course. Lots of really big oak trees throughout the course. Hole 4 is always fun to throw, pretty wide open and way down hill.
Cons: Only 8 holes. Difficult navigation. No tees or signs. There can be students walking on the paths if you play at the wrong times.
Other Thoughts: For hole 6 we always teed off from near the observatory to the left and up the street from zimmerman hall in the course map picture. Basket 9 used to play across the street straight south, but was moved due to cars being hit. Then you could play another hole back to that basket from the sidewalk near the alumni house to the east. That gave you a full 9 holes.

This was the course that I first was introduced to disc golf on. It is a great course for learning the sport.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Close to home

5+    7/17/2012   7/17/2012
Review By: ShadoeKnight
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Beautiful Campus setting
-Lots of shade for those with fair skin (like me)
-Minimal chance of losing discs
-Good place to practice driving
-Close to where I live
Cons: -Course is crossed by several sidewalks for students
-1st hole crosses a street with occasional traffic
-1st hole also has a sewer streetside drain where you could lose your disc right where your drive might go
-No markers for tees or par on holes
-Dirt tees
Other Thoughts: After playing at Buck Creek I really understand how nice it is to not have forest on either side of the fairway. Even though the trees can occasionally be in the worst paces, the course is open enough to allow a novice like me to practice driving without worrying about losing a disc. There are quite a few disc golfers who show up and run the course so there's usually a couple of people to chat with.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    7/11/2012   7/13/2012
Review By: gt700
Played: 133  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 10.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice campus setting with lots of trees. As others have said, good elevation changes & the grass is cut regularly. Some of the baskets still have numbers on them.
Cons: There are no tee signs or real boxes. There is dirt areas for most holes, but some are hard to locate.
Other Thoughts: Hole one is to the left of basket 9 and when throwing, you throw to the basket across the road. Hole 2 goes in front of building. Hole 3 is along side of building and holes 4-7 are behind building using hills. Hole 8 & 9 are back out in front of building & finish by fountain. Fun course. I wrote this to hopefully help people find the holes. I had help from local, but wanted to assist others. This is my first review, I hope it helps.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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