Lancaster, OH 
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 Flat Rocks

5+    8/2/2009   3/2/2010
Review By: kyle420420
Played: 14  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 9.4 Years
This review was updated on 3/28/2010
2 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: -Great use of the land
-Good mix of open and wooded holes
-Elevation changes
-Well Maintained
-Porta-potty on site
-Plenty of parking
Cons: -Awkward baskets
-No pro shop on site

Other Thoughts: I love this course it is very well takin care of. It is one of my favorit courses in the area. Practice tee. Plenty of parking. Never very crowded. Very clean. I would recomend this course to any one who is in the area.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Has become a favorite

5+    10/24/2009   10/31/2009
Review By: culinarywiz
Played: 202  Reviewed: 67  Exp: 29.2 Years
This review was updated on 1/6/2012
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great mix of shots

Sexy landscaping

Nice elevation changes

Diverse mix of open and wooded holes
Cons: Awkward baskets

Rubber pads can be short
Other Thoughts: This is a fantastic course on beautiful land

This course truly has it all. I use pretty much every disc in my bag here. You will need distance drives, accurate mids, hooks and slices. Some baskets are on sloping greens.

There is a pretty even mix of open and wooded holes. There are a couple more open. But all of them have some added challenge. The open holes deal with elevation changes and various natural hazards. The wooded holes have tight fairways and gorgeous lookouts (you have to venture slightly off course to see the best vista, it is off hole 4, I believe).

It can get pretty windy on some of the open holes. Bring a stable wind driver. You have to shoot over little valleys on a few holes.

The maintenance of this course is also top notch. The fairways are mowed into patterns and pathways. It's very sharp.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 One of my Favorites

5+    10/6/2009   10/23/2009
Review By: Bikinimower
Played: 153  Reviewed: 67  Exp: 15.2 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lots of Elevation Changes
Good Flow
Well Maintained
Challenging but not Frustrating
Good Shot Variety
Visually Nice
Good use of the land
Cons: I really can't think of any.
Other Thoughts: I like this Course a lot. Probably in the middle of my Ohio Top 10. You go from the field into the woods back into the field, back into the woods again and then you finish up in the open field. I like the mix. Also I'm a big fan of elevation changes and this course has plenty.

It's located in a Public Park and it's well Maintained

It's peaceful and a little out of the way.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Flat Rocks Rock!

2-4    9/22/2009   9/22/2009
Review By: Stan
Played: 18  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 9.2 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course feels very will never see another car, street, or building. It is a great course for "getting away". There is no water hazards, but this course has everything else and is well laid out. You have opportunities to make controlled drives through small gaps as well as opportunities to grip/rip.

The wooded holes are challenging. An accurate drive will be rewarded with a relaxing par. However, if you hit one of the early trees, you will pay for it with multiple strokes.

The open holes are pretty creative. There are several blind shots and chances to really test your distance. Many of the open holes look like the old Irish golf courses...there are fairways cut out with well maintained grass, with thigh high grass on the sides or splitting alternate fairways. The tall grass helps keep you on your toes as it makes an approach shot difficult.
Cons: I didn't feel the course was lacking anything.
Other Thoughts: The local players were very nice and welcomed me into their group.

Lots of score cards and maps were available at the message board.

It is clear that the locals love their course with such details being taken care of like brooms at the wooded tees.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Great use of a hill top

1    7/16/2009   8/29/2009
Review By: Innovastar
Played: 16  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 8.7 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Well maintaned
-Course is well marked
-Great elevation changes
-Great mix of woods and open holes
-The course was very clean
-Practice Basket
-Plenty of parking
Cons: -Rubber mats on tee pads can get slick if wet
-Baskets need updated
Other Thoughts: This was the first public course I had ever played on and although very challenging at times you have to respect that those challenges will only make you better. Great course!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Well worth the wait.

1    8/23/2009   8/24/2009
Review By: th1sjust1n
Played: 16  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 11.6 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Well maintained course
- Large rubber mat tees with good signage
- Mix of both wooded and open holes
- Elevation changes in both open and wooded sections along with tight wooded fairways add good difficulty.
- Hole design requires all types of shot execution
- Two tee selections on most holes
- Practice pin
- Large parking area
- Porta-potty on site
Cons: - Rubber mat tees could get a bit treacherous in adverse or wet weather.
- Traversing between a couple of the holes can be confusing. I suggest printing off the course map until you get to know the course.
- Basket size and shape are irregular, at least compared to other central Ohio courses.
- No water on site
- Pro tees are still natural and not marked the best but the course is very new and this will come in time
Other Thoughts: My friends and I had been anxious for this course to open and we finally made it down to play. Five of us played this course for the first time on 8/23/09 and it was great. Everyone we met was nice and it feels like those who play there really enjoy the game and love the course. I also have to say that for the first year of operation this course feels very seasoned. Most courses take a few years to 'break in' but Flat Rocks doesn't seem to really have that issue.

The ever changing elevation on this course makes all the difference. You get a good mix of technical and power play, especially from the long tees. Wild elevation does come with a small price though as quite a few holes are somewhat 'blind'. If the course is busy you need to be aware of the group ahead and behind. A walk up the fairway to check clear is basically mandatory on several of the open holes.

Lets talk about the rubber mat tees. They are soft, installed well, big, and my group had absolutely no issues with them. Its the first time we had played a course with them. I think they work well and are probably a much lower cost option than concrete. The only issue I see, as stated above, is that they could get pretty slippery if wet, muddy, or possibly dusty. Still, there are brooms on some of the holes in the woods to keep the mats clean and debris free.

The baskets are shaped kinda funky. Not sure if they meet PDGA requirements (they probably do but I need to read the rule) but they are much different than any other i've played. The lower basket is very deep and the chains area is smaller in diameter. We had a situation in our group, and the group in front, where a practically dead center putt bounced right out. It will take a few rounds to figure out if basket design is really a problem or if I just need to learn how to play them.

This course was a great time and toatlly worth checking out. They have regular doubles and several tournys scheduled. This course isn't wasting any time breaking onto the scene quickly.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Good course

5+    5/20/2009   5/23/2009
Review By: Trenton187
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 9.3 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Good layout with a lot of different looks.
Cons: Some of the holes require you to put the disc right on point which isn't always easy. Has a porta-pot but no water fountains. Baskets are a little weird
Other Thoughts: I aced hole 5, haha

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.


1    11/16/2008   12/13/2008
Review By: discn66
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 9.6 Years
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Very nice course, gives you alot of challenging shots.. Some what hilly and moderately wooded.. Bring lots of discs, many different types of shots required.. Will deffinetly play again!
Cons: Baskets are kinda wierd, very small diameter and extremely deep, reqires a acurate putt....

2 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 great course

5+    10/14/2008   10/15/2008
Review By: zero_43502
Played: 54  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 13.4 Years
This review was updated on 12/7/2010
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great mix of wooded and open holes on rolling hills
designed very well and uses the land very well .
fairly challenging with good pin placement .
Cons: A few long walks to the next tee and can get confusing after # 12 for first timers .
some poke and pray holes
Other Thoughts: loved this course and enjoy it every time i play here

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Home Sweet Home

5+    9/3/2008   9/5/2008
Review By: Hunt
Played: 105  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 13 Years
This review was updated on 5/28/2009
2 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: It has made me ready for all others courses...A little uphill and down hill...Blind and within view...forehand backhand...wooded and open
Cons: That it snows in the winter.....
Other Thoughts: Home course and wouldn't have it any other way....first ace first birdie and bogeys....LDGA is also a great club with 2 tourneys a year so far...more to come! Come say hi at weekly random draw doubles on Wednesdays @ 530pm when it gets dark earlier and 6 when more daylight is available *not during winter
Sundays at 11am every week all year!
$3 entry($2 to payout $1 to ace fund) $150 ace fund! /

2 of 12 people found this review helpful.

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