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Pros: Woodlands Park is an 18 hole fairly vanilla course set within a fairly large, busy, and well maintained city park. There is a course map and practice basket near hole 1 teepad. While there are trees on several holes, there are more open field shots than anything. Someone who can throw a hyzer out 300' to within circle one consistently could get to double digits under par.
>Well maintained park setting, though I personally like more trees in my park setting courses.
> Good teepads and baskets.
>Virtually non-existent lost disc risk.
>Teepad for #5 is 30' from #4 basket, and is blind from #4 teepad--be careful on both those holes.
> Quite busy park, with a walking path that snakes throughout the course, had to be patient several times.
> Fairly repetitive feeling after the 1st 3 holes, which are 3 of the best on the course. Many similar distance holes, many plain open field shots. Just a very low shot variety, only one tee required a true left to right shot. For the rest, a fairly straight or light fade left does just fine.
Other Thoughts: BASICS:
>Teepads--Concrete, decent length, good condition.
>Baskets--Older DGA but good condition.
>Setting--City park--very busy, but other than the walking path, most activities are set apart from the holes, though with many holes being basically open field shots, others sometimes will walk across your fairway-look before you throw.
>Elevation--Other than an 8' or so hill, used on one shot, course is virtually flat.
>Distance of holes--198' - 412'. 2 par 4's in the 410' range, rest are par 3's. 13 holes are between 240' and 290'.
>Free/pay to play, type of course--Free city park.
>Ease of getting to--Very easy, few minutes off I-75.
>Parking--Plenty near hole 1, but I can see even those spots filling up if there is an event there.
>Water/food nearby--Lots of fast food nearby.
>Trash cans--A few sprinkled throughout park.
>Tee signs--Basic hole # and distance imprinted on teepad. Other than hole 1, I believe all baskets were clearly visible from the teepad. The basket you CAN see from #1 teepad is NOT the right one. #1 basket is to the left, between a few trees. The distance is about the same, so it is easy to confuse.
>Next tee direction/signs--Arrows on baskets to next tee, not too much difficulty finding the next tee.
>Wheelchair/cart friendly--Yes, very.
>Shot variety--Quite limited. Nearly all holes are straight to light fade for the RHBH player. Not much distance variety either, with 13 of the18 holes being between 240' and 290'. It frankly gets repetitive feeling.
>Layout, long walks (inc back to car), loops--Course is somewhat of a large figure 8, but one is never far from where you start.
>Total distance walked--1.9 miles.
>Ease of finding next tee--Pretty easy.
>General difficulty--On the easier side, not many challenges. Two of the three holes over 310' are par 4 open field shots.
>Mud/water issues--Seems like it would stay pretty dry.
>Water or O/B to contend with--No, do not know if local rules play walking path or beyond as O/B.
>Difficult rough/lost disc risk--Zero. (unless you leave it on the ground like I have done twice this year).
>How busy was course/park--Very, on a beautiful late MO afternoon. A few other groups playing DG as well.
>Fun/enjoyment factor, would I play again? No--too little shot and distance variety.
>Who will this course challenge? Beginners and some rec players.
>Is it worth a drive? Not really.
>Anything unique? Not really.
>Would be a half star higher with--Better variety--maybe move some baskets around to better take advantage of trees, force some lines other than straight. Maybe some distance variety too? Probably not much can be done with how busy the rest of the park stays.
I am in my 50s, 90 or so courses played, 875ish.
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Great place to start playing!
Pros: Great for beginners while still offering a few challenging lines if you choose to take them.
Park is very clean
Clean restrooms on-site
Plenty of room to practice throwing outside of playing the actual course
Cons: Won't challenge top level players much.
Some holes are literally wide open fields
Occasionally people on nearby walking path will keep you waiting to tee off
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Woodlands Park doesnít have any woodlands, but itís still a solid course!
Pros: Woodlands Park is a 42 acre piece of land that hosts a walking trail, athletic fields, playgrounds, and more. Contrary to its name, the park is mainly wide open with some scattered trees sprinkled around the property. The city of Perrysburg produced Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh!
+ The kiosk area by the first tee is very solid. There's a practice basket, detailed map of the course, and picnic benches. A sign says that you can rent discs at the local library!
+ The designer did a great job incorporating trees and elevation whenever it became available. There's a pretty good mix in distances as well.
+ I really like what they did with the tee pads here. They're like the tees at Walnut Hill if you've ever played in Columbus. Concrete with a plaque showing the hole number and distance engraved into the pad itself.
+ There's arrows on every basket pointing the way to the next hole. Makes navigation a breeze.
+ When I arrived on a warm Sunday afternoon, I saw the full parking lot and walking path. I thought I was going to have to wait a ton, but the design does a great job at diverting almost every hole away from foot traffic.
Cons: - Many holes are pretty open and pretty flat, making it a simple task for more advanced players to shoot way under par.
- There aren't any tee signs that show which way to throw. If you don't use UDisc, it might be frustrating your first couple times out.
Other Thoughts: Woodlands Park isn't going to blow you away, but it's a solid place to throw. I can appreciate the thoughtful design! The course gets a lot of use, I saw 8 groups out during my round.
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It's almost as good as it could be
Pros: well kept. nice benches. easy to get to. there's a map at the first hole. baskets are numbered. Tees have info embedded into the cement.
Cons: no posts or other signs or markers to guide you. While the baskets are numbered, as are tees,without posts, it's not always apparent which way to go. OB hazards could be dangerous for cars. no elevation. Very open/sparsely wooded (not a lot of variation). No water hazards. No scorecards. walking paths share disc golf space - no issue with the hazard, only a less enjoyable experience having to share space.
Other Thoughts: for where it is, there's not a lot of room for improvement. It just can't get that good.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Typical city park course
Pros: Clean, maintained park. Great kiosk maps, nice concrete tees. Easy to find. Course wraps back to the parking lot on hole 18.
Cons: The course winds in and around (and through) other multi-use areas of the park.
Other Thoughts: This is a decent/typical city park course, hence the 2.5 star rating. They did a decent job utilizing the space they had to work with, but holes 13-15 veer way too close to a kid's playground area. There is nothing particularly memorable or challenging about this course. If you are in the area and just want to play a round, it'll do the trick. But not worth a special trip. Most of the holes are in open grass fields, and you are just throwing back and forth in an open field.
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Just a walk in the park
Pros: Park setting makes it family friendly. Restrooms onsite. Playground for the kiddies. Pet friendly. Very safe bedroom community with good police patrols.
The course is mostly wide open, with some strategic use of mature trees where available on some holes. Most holes are 250-350 with 290' being average, so its enjoyable for beginners, while having just enough length for advanced players.
The whole park is mowed grass.
Also, there are no water hazards and major ob lines that I was aware of, so this course rewards aggresive play.
Baskets are DGA's...adequate enough.
Teepads are nice concrete. Maybe a tad bit short, but still nice.
Course gets a decent amount of play, but it flows well, and I had no waiting. Playing solo I could zoom right thru 18 holes in just over an hour.
Wind is often this course's best natural defense. I enjoyed playing it when the breeze was up.
Layout is ok. Pretty straight forward, except for maybe a few holes on the back nine that dont flow well. Follow the arrows to the next tee on the basket. Also, there are two course map signs so you wont get lost.
Cons: There is no fairway deliniation, as the whole park is mowed grass. While its nice to walk on, it leads to a bland visual experience.
Park setting leads to the occasional wait for walkers/runners to pass.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course that will make pars possible for beginners, and all but assured for advanced players.
Birdies however, are not a sure thing, especially on the first 6 holes which make good use of mature trees, as well as several of the closing holes.
After a practice round, I shot a bogey free -6. Then I shot a -7...9 birds and 2 bogeys (ugh).
On a good day, I think I could do even better and that's this course's strength. Go out and play aggressive and make birdies, but no bogeys!
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Best Course In The Toledo Area
Pros: -Beautiful and scenic park in a great area of town, just a stone's throw away from beautiful downtown Perrysburg
-2 Course map kiosks at Holes 1 and 9
-Clean Park with nice people
-Good variety of shots (doesn't particularly favor BH or FH)
-No Poison Ivy in wooded areas
-Front 9 is lined with trees that force different shot selections
- Great teepads (unlike Ottawa Park)
-Very Nice DGA Baskets
Cons: A few holes cross walking paths
Other Thoughts: This is the best course by far in the Toledo Area, and my home course!!! While Carter Park is way too open, and Ottawa Park is too run down, Woodlands Park is lightly wooded and very clean. You will have to travel up to Ypsilanti Michigan or down to Columbus to find a better course
Hole 1: Slight dogleg left with a fairly guarded hole
Hole 2: Slight uphill with trees lining the fairway near the basket
Hole 3: Tight Tunnel Shot, one of the most difficult holes on the course
Hole 4: Large tree 20 feet ahead and to the right of the teepad, forcing a forehand shot or turnover backhand
Hole 5: Fairly tall grove of trees 50 feet in front of tee, forcing a hyper backhand, or a sneaky and risky forehand line
Hole 6: Trees lining the fairway, but fairly open on the right side, making it easy for backhand throwers. There is a sneaky forehand line around the grove of trees to the left that works rather well.
Hole 7: Wide open 411 foot hole
Hole 8: Teepad sits on the top of a small hill. Large trees line the right side of the fairway, forcing a forehand shot, with the hole tucked behind the trees
Hole 9: Wide Open 412 foot hole
Hole 10: Wide open to the right, but left side has scattered trees
Hole 11: Teepad sits on the top of a mound. Wide open hole but with a tree to the left that occasionally causes problems for forehand throwers.
Hole 12: Wide open, church parking lot to the left, but protected by line of trees
Hole 13: Throws over a path, so be careful of walkers, Hole sits on a mound which is lined with trees
Hole 14: Short hole (198 ft). Easiest hole to ace (which I have)
Hole 15: Line of trees to the left, but otherwise wide open, forcing a backhand or forehand turnover shot
Hole 16: Line of trees to the left, which catch forehand shots that turnover too quickly. Otherwise wide open, with the hole tucked in a grove of trees
Hole 17: Large grove of trees to the left, hole somewhat protected by a small mound
Hole 18: Starts by throwing over a small mound, but then is wide open, with a small grove of trees and shrubbery to the left of the hole
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Pros: -Well maintained course
-concrete tee pads
-pretty easily navigable with a picture of course map on hole 1
-felt course designer utilized the park as best he could
-right off route 80 if your traveling through
Cons: -safety issues on several holes throwing near walking paths
-next tee signs would be a nice touch
-not a very demanding course very flat/open after the first couple holes (but is nice for beginners and turning on new players)
Other Thoughts: Pitch and putt course if you're in a pinch to throw with limited time. Two of us played in an hour and a half throwing multiple shots just passing through.
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My "Second Home" Course
Pros: covers a relatively small area, good for beginners, has a few really long open shots, nice atmosphere
Cons: course crosses a running/walking path which can cause a bit of a hold up on a busy day
Other Thoughts: I like this course a lot especially for a quick round. It's not an extremely hard course but it has some interesting challenges. They recently moved hole 5, so it is now directly behind a large bush, making for an interesting shot. Lots of nice places to sit and take a break too!
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Gorgeous All Around
Pros: -The WHOLE park is amazing. Parking right by hole #1 and loops nicely back to the cars at hole 10 and at hole 18 so makes it easy to play half or full course
-Bathrooms right by start (so again can hit them at hole 9/10/11 and at end)
-Very well marked to which hole you're on and where the next hole is.
-Good for all levels of play, as most is open but certainly certain holes have nicely played trees (and no wooded areas). There is a mix of long and short
-Practice basket at very start, but really no room around it so practice short puts, but that's about it.
-Nice map at hole one showing the entire course layout so you can take a picture if you think you'll need it later (doubt you will as it's marked clear)
Cons: -You're close to some walking paths, though it would take a "bad" throw to actually go over a path/people.
-If you're looking for lots of long holes I'd say this isn't your place, more 200/300 range.
Other Thoughts: I thought it was a gorgeous park and the nice crowd of people of all ages there on a weekday morning though it had quite a bit of traffic for a Wed. morning so I bet on a weekend even busier. Perfect for families, we brought our two toddlers, played the front then broke for lunch at picnic tables and playground, then finished the round.
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