Chillicothe, OH 
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4 / 226ft. Par / Distance:
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5+    4/30/2012   5/4/2012
Review By: catchermccord
Played: 24  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 6.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Long course with all types of holes
-A lot of elevation changes, I prefer them but depends on the player
-Nice baskets with good hole information at the tee box.
-Good test of throw power
Cons: -Very easy to lose a disc on all holes.
-No hole location given at the tee box
-Not very well kept being a state park
Other Thoughts: This a very challenging course that will test any player. Many risk/reward shots. A good mix of short a long holes. Tunnel shots and open shots. If you like holes in the woods, this is your course. Recently a tree fell on hole #5's basket, dented it up a little bit. All in all, a good course that is very challenging. I highly recommend writing your name and phone # on your discs before playing!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Great Seal State Park

1    5/28/2010   1/19/2011
Review By: vetonoshake
Played: 17  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 15.7 Years
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Beautiful scenery. The "Wooly Mammouth" hole is really awesome. Parks scenery was used to create the Seal of the State of Ohio. Wasn't at all crowded.
Cons: Can lose discs if you don't have someone spot for you. Back 9 is not nearly as nice as the front 9.
Other Thoughts: Pretty much all in the woods, and very challenging. Worth a play for the scenery alone. Front 9 is a lot more fun and scenic.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Split Decision

1    8/3/2009   8/4/2009
Review By: Dunksmooth
Played: 12  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.5 Years
This review was updated on 8/30/2009
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The front 9. A great mix of everything you want in a disc golf course: varying degrees of difficulty, great use of elevation changes, a mix of wooded and open holes, etc..
Cons: The back 9. Less effort seems to have been paid. The paths are less navigatable and somewhat overgrown in places. One or two holes are hard to find.
Overall the course could benefit by improved signage.
Other Thoughts: Will definitely play this course again...even the back 9 to give it another chance.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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1    10/23/2008   10/24/2008
Review By: Myers
Played: 94  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 12.4 Years
This review was updated on 3/27/2010
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is quite scenic with elevation change through out the course. A good mix of long and short holes and also some very technical holes. It is an enjoyable course with the majority of holes being wooded with only a few open holes. No open crush holes but controlled distance is an advantage on the longer wooded holes.
Cons: There seem to be many things that come to mind. The course had innova discatcher baskets but on many of them they were missing the inner chains. The baskets seemed to catch ok but couldn't understand why the inner chains were not installed. The course has natural tees but for the most part footing was good. A couple holes were quite tough to find a distinguishable fairway. Not knowing where the pin locations were made for a much longer round by walking up on many holes to find the basket then going back to tee off. The course has many leaves on the ground in the fall which leads to losing discs. Having someone spot is definitely recommended.
Other Thoughts: This course can be frustrating. You could play even one day and not hit any trees but the next day play 10 over because of a few bad holes. After thinking back through the holes I did really enjoy my round even though I played poorly. A few improvements with the baskets and maybe concrete tees would make this course more appealing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Great Seal State Park

6/24/2008   7/1/2008
Review By: puppyohio
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: scenic. Hole 9 and 10 are back close to the parking lot. Am beginner to inter player. Has a practice putting hole. Most of the course is in shade, keeps you out of the hot sun.
Cons: Walk up hill to hole 13 rough, but does have a bench at the top.
Other Thoughts: Nice layout, overall good. Will get some exercise. Picnic area's, bathroom, water fountain.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Trees, trees and more trees

5/24/2008   6/30/2008
Review By: timg
Played: 349  Reviewed: 59  Exp: 15.4 Years
14 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice setting in the woods and relatively easy to follow. Also, scorecards/maps available near the first tee.
Cons: Tee signs lacked maps so knowing where the baskets were on longer holes was difficult. Also, some wooded holes lacked a defined fairway which made shot placement/planning a challenge.
Other Thoughts: Great Seal had a decent mix of holes with a few open shots, many wooded holes and some with really tight fairways. Having a friend spot would be recommended as there is some really thick rough to be found in a few spots and the longer wooded holes will often have you throwing around a corner or up/down a hill with the landing not easily seen from the tee.

I can't say that I found any one hole to be an epic, stand out hole. There were definitely some fun holes to be played but overall nothing terribly memorable.

Things that would have helped this course are some more informative tee signs. A little map on there to give you an idea of where to throw would have been really nice on many occasions. Some indication of where the next teebox was would have been really nice to have as well. Also, I mentioned the lack of defined fairways on a few holes in the cons. Maybe that is supposed to add to the difficulty (and it certainly does) but it does so at the expense of making the hole less fun/interesting.

So.. the question comes down to should you play this course. There are a lot of faults to be found but if you generally enjoy wooded courses, it's probably worth your time to stop. I doubt the course will blow you away but it won't necessarily leave you disappointed. If you tend to gravitate towards more open courses then I'd definitely take a pass on this course. There are a few holes you might enjoy but they're probably not worth a long trip.

If you only have time for one course in this area, I'd recommend driving the 17 extra miles to Pike Lake. If you don't feel like the extra drive, this certainly isn't a bad course and is quite good in a lot of respects, just don't go in expecting an amazing AAA course and you won't leave disappointed.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful.

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