More fun than I expected
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: + All the baskets were there, contrary to what I had heard about this course. They were in good shape.
+ There was decent variety in the lines and hole lengths, though nothing over 325' unfortunately. Some degree of line shaping required, nothing very challenging.
+ The location was quiet and peaceful, we had the park to ourselves.
+ Navigation was simple.
Cons: - The tee pads weren't in very good shape, however the holes are so short you don't really need to run up.
- The holes are all short and offer little challenge.
- If there were other people playing, you might bump shoulders once or twice.
Other Thoughts: Sabo Park never seemed worth the trip based on what I had heard about it, but it wasn't worthless by any means. I played it with some friends and we enjoyed our round. We had a couple of exciting ace runs and its a course where a group of people with a pretty varied level of ability can play a competitive round.
If I lived nearby I'd use it to practice my midrange throws and putts. Otherwise I wouldn't go too far out of the way to play.
In addition to quality 18 hole courses nearby, Louisville's Wildwood Park is a bit more fun and Schneider Park more conveniently located as far as local 9 holes go.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Good for Practice
Pros: Located in a corner of the town of Brewster in a very nice neighborhood, Sabo Park offers a chance for a quick, casual, and beginner-friendly round. A parking lot is present, although it shares with the electric company. There is a Porta-John nearby and a course map greets you next to hole 1's tee and is well-appreciated. The holes travel around the small park in a counter-clockwise loop, with holes 1 and 9 finishing very close to the parking lot.
Wooden poles are in the ground and tell you which number the hole is and the baskets are in solid condition for the most part. I actually liked the feel of the gravel tee pads, but some were uneven.
Hole's 1, 2, and 6 are located directly behind trees, making putts a little bit tougher in some cases.
It is pretty open and I doubt anybody plays here often, so it would be a real good place to practice different kinds of shots. It is also a good course to play if you are limited on time (as it only took me 15 minutes to play) or are bringing a new player to. There are virtually no chances of losing discs, except if an errant shot went into the swamp that is to the right of hole 4.
Speaking of hole 4, that is IMO the best hole on this course by far. It has a slight elevation drop with a basket that is tucked to the right near some trees. You do not want to overshoot your disc here because of the swamp behind the basket, which adds to the challenge level a little bit.
Good opportunities for aces. I have never gotten an ace before but was close on a few holes at this course, showing how easy it is.
Cons: -Other than the Porta-John, no amenities at all
-Holes 1 and 7 and 3, 6, and 8 collectively share two tee pads. This probably will not an interference since not many people play this course, but would be disruptive if there were multiple people playing at once. Also, the course is condensed into a small area, so holes overlap each other a good bit. This course would not function well at all if multiple people were playing at a time.
-The tee pads were very uneven for a few holes.
-The baskets are sturdy, but some of the chains are rusted. The hole numbers have also worn off the baskets, making it hard to know which basket is for which hole since they play so close together.
-Other than the slight elevation on hole 4, the course is completely flat.
-The holes are very repetitive and all have the same feel to them
-A lot of short holes, 5 under 250 feet and 3 under 200 feet.
-There are a few trees, but this course is limited in obstacles.
Other Thoughts: Sabo Park is worth stopping to play a quick round at in order to course bag and I would only go out of your way to play here for that reason. However, if you live nearby, it could serve as a fun practice course or as a way to introduce people to disc golf. It's located near Lincoln Park, Arboretum-Spiker, and Deis Hill, so it's worth stopping at to bag between traveling to these other courses.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 1 Not
It's #1. No really, I give it a 1
Pros: - Small parking area at hole #1 in the power companies parking lot
- There is a baseball field about 200' away
- There is a small sign/billboard at hole #1
- The map posted in the billboard is accurate but hole #1 is marked as hole #7
- Gravel tees are okay, better than muddy natural tees, but they are uneven
- There are wooden kickboards at the front of the gravel tees
- I like the short wooden poles marking the tees with numbered labels
- The baskets are old but not in any kind of bad/rusty condition. They are also labeled which is a plus.
- Very low traffic by anyone
- No vandalism
- Grass seemed to be trimmed and maintained
Cons: - No pavilion, benches or trashcans
- No multiple tees
- Scenery and landscape is bland and dull
- No bathrooms
- The distances seemed cramped with the small space this course covers. Even the two holes that reach 300' felt very cramped. If there was only one other group playing disc golf on this course you would have to keep a constant eye out because you could be hit or hit someone from just about any tee
- No elevation changes
- The flow is awkward and dangerous. At one point there are 3 tees in the same circle. Having said that, the designers did what they could with the area provided to them and I give them a thumbs up for trying.
Other Thoughts: - Virtually no challenge but come here if you want some aces with putters.
- The most challenging hole was hole #4. 245' with a tree blocking a decent anny shot to the left and rough/trees/army depot to the right.
- Favorite hole is hole #7. After all the other holes it just felt great to rip one as hard as I could and loosen up my arm.
- I'm glad the course is there. I'm glad any disc golf course is anywhere. But this is a course for kids to get started on. This is not a 'destination' type course. This is something you do one time, just for fun, after hitting one of the good local courses.
- My hope is that this small course has gotten kids into disc golf in the past and will continue to do so.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Layout would allow for younger kids to tag along and toss some discs.
Tees now have numbered posts for identification.
Terrible layout and extremely confusing for the first couple of rounds.
Tee boxes are uneven and filled with loose stone taking away any possibility for a proper drive.
Fairways are non-existent and identifying the layout for most of the 9 holes is difficult.
Holes are all short and uneventful.
Baskets are not identified, requiring a lot of guesswork until you get familiar with the course.
Multiple players on this course would provide for lots of defensive measures due to the small layout and overlapping of holes and tees.
A very small 9 hole course that doesn't have a good flow. If conditions and upkeep were better this could prove to be a nice practice course for midrange and putting. I played a handful of rounds during my visit carrying only two midranges and a putter.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: An excellent practice course for beginners. There is no real long holes. Plus you have enough twist to pose a certain amount of a challenge.
Cons: the tees are just horrible. Some have gravel and some are just a board with hilly grass behind it. One even had a pot hole by it making it really easy to twist your ankle on your throw. No tee signs to mark the holes. Only one map to lay out the course.
Other Thoughts: All in all if you are at Massillon. You could swing by this course if the 18 holes there were not enough for you.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: It has baskets.
Cons: Im gonna very brutal! Very Very Small . Lots mites, bugs galore ( at least when i was there). No tees no number holes . Just a waste of pefectly good baskets. People from the nearby garage park on the coarse. Just practice coarse in my opinion
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Small but Nice
Pros: Mostly short holes, but enough trees to make it interesting. Nice little city park.
Cons: No numbers on the baskets. Very easy to play to the wrong hole first time out.
Other Thoughts: Most players would consider it too easy. It helps if you consider most holes to be par 2. Not worth a long drive to play here, but a fun diversion if travelling between Massillon, Dover &/or Wooster.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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