Wheelersburg, OH 
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Uploaded By: sisyphus Hole #2 (Taken 9/2015)
3 / 220ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #2 Basket to Tee

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 Surprisingly Enjoyable

2-4    9/6/2015   9/8/2015
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 300  Reviewed: 283  Exp: 6.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This remote, private course boasts tremendous use of the available elevation to craft nine fun lines of flight for the casual to Recreational disc golfer (bigger arms won't have too much chance to air 'em out). Though natural grass, tees are well-marked with twin, white, 24" posts with very simple hole number signage, and baskets are 18 chain DGA,s in good shape, but ranging from shallow with high nubs to the next generation, deeper cages.

Showing a slight preference for right-to-left lines, the course bends around log cabins and buildings, as well as tree groves and horse pastures, with distances ranging from 155 to over 300 feet, and is definitely enjoyable in its degree of challenge for the intended audience. The first hole starts just behind the main building beside the lake and crosses the driveway back over that ravine to the back of the main office, but is guarded by the pair of trees to make it more than an ace run. Hole 2 sweeps around the log cabins and past the corner tree (you don't want to run long down the hill right). Hole 3 turns around and goes up slope into the pines, before the dastardly hilltop, pine-traversing sweeper 4th. Hole 5 is a touch downhiller with rough beyond the basket, and 6 angles across the driveway, as perhaps the longest hole on the course. 7 has (up) hillside all along the right and horse pasture (fenced) on the left, with a lightly tree-surrounded green. Hole 8 is level, but well-guarded, giving you a chance to really shape your line to the pin. Hole nine plays at the top of the ridge before you get a chance to go back and play it all again.

The folks who run the camp are friendly and enthusiastic about their course, and don't seem to mind the occasional visitor, provided you check with them first. Obviously, as a Christian youth camp, the facilities are intended for camp patrons, first and foremost.
Cons: You'll need to contact the camp folks in order to play, and that might not be an 'instant' agenda item. The number on the course description page (740-778-3279) was not in service the first week of September, 2015. You might be able to email the camp itself, but don't expect an instant response for short term road trip planning.

The roads into the area are a bit rough, then turn to gravel roads, so take it easy the last few miles in.

The course itself has only grassy areas between tee signs for your tee shots, and is extremely steep in areas. Though they've put in a couple of steps on 5, you'll want to watch your footing when wet. Also, there are some places with awkward transitions: go uphill to the left of the top of the steps to get to hole 4, turn left up the first path after hole 8, and then come back across the top of the pond dam to return to the beginning after 9.

The three holes with some difficulty are clear: hole 4 plays right over a building (most direct line), tempting folks not to shoot the difficult, intended flight path skip-hyzering in under the pine branches from the right. And when you approach the green, there might be folks enjoying the patio chairs there on the left. Hole 6 shoots over the 7th tee, so the course shouldn't be played as a 'packed' event. Finally, on 7, it's probably TOO easy to hyzer into the horse pasture, and the gate and fence might pose climbing / liability issues if you're not careful.
Other Thoughts: The nice guy we chatted with at the camp mentioned their interest in putting in a back nine, but wasn't really sure where that might eventually go. Sounds like they've got plenty of land, and with the nice fun holes they already have, I'd love an invite to any grand re-opening they might host!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Blessed Day

1    8/21/2014   8/21/2014
Review By: danhyzer
Played: 1487  Reviewed: 101  Exp: 29.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is laid out on gentle rolling steep hills in beautifull Southern Ohio.

Shouldn't get lost without a map, but just in case there are maps available in the main office.

A couple challenging holes.

# 5 is a bomber going over a plateau <steps leading one down the hill from the teeing area> the basket is in the flat of the hill, go past the basket and your in a mess of thick pine trees.

# 7 plays along a horse pen. Go into the pen and your OB, nice tight fairway will allow a RHBH hyzer to go for the hole. I also liked

# 8 as the basket was sitting pretty in a grove of trees on a slanted <downhill and to the right> tract of land

I was impressed that the Columbus, Ohio DG club donated a box of used dics to this camp <applause for this actions>
Cons: Private course

California (dirt/grass) tees

Very generic tee (signs) as they are just 2 numbered posts in the ground.

# 4, needs adjusted as I hear that some players are just thomahawking their shot over the cottage that the fairway is adjacent to. I can understand why as the fairway is almost closed from the pine tree branches.

Not all 18 baskets are set up.
Other Thoughts: Private course, One HAS to call in advance to make arrangements to play, As one CA NOT just come and play. Try to talk with Jade or Steve. This is a Christian Youth Camp and they also have groups of other parrishioners staying at this multi purpose facility (swimming/ fishing lake, putt putt golf, dining facilities) in the beautifull rolling hills of southern Ohio.

Being a Christian Youth Camp, I don't think I need to say this. But, NO Alcohol or Drugs is permitted on property!!

It was raining (heavily at times) all the way to this facility from the Columbus area <where I started my day>. But when I got here, it stopped raining and even the sun peaked out a little while :)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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