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Pros: Nine new DisCatcher baskets and level concrete tees are marked by basic, hole number signage and a simple counterclockwise (front 6), then clockwise ('back' 3) flow nearby to the parking at the two buildings at Hocking College Logan. Hole distances range from 192 to 347 feet, so there's enough distance to challenge a Recreational player to see if he can park the tee shots. For higher level players, there are some really straightforward ace runs, but if they ever bogied a hole here, they'd likely hang their heads in shame. There is a box on the first tee sign that has one copy of the course map in it. In all, the course is more a way to get a little exercise in, than a challenging, competitive course, but I've always said that having a course around is infinitely better than having none.
Cons: You see, the terrain is flat, and the shots are wide open, with only roadways and some minor hedge or corn rows to border your tee shot. There is a chance of hitting the solar array on hole 2, flying through the bushes near the 3rd basket and hitting someone on the hidden 4th tee, passing over the 5th basket on 6, and getting into parking areas on 1, 4, 5, 6, and maybe 9, with an errant toss. 2 and 3 play along a fairly busy road, 6 along an access road, and 9 along a driveway.
The tees are small: slightly less than 4 feet by 8 feet, and the tee signs are mounted exactly at the back right corner of the slab, which just felt awkward for me as a rhbh player. Finally, the inner chains were tangled on assembly of the 6th basket (not a big issue, but could be fixed).
The reason I called this the anti-Hocking is that the 18 hole course at Hocking College 'proper' is just the opposite (challenging, hilly, technical, fun, and cleverly designed).
Other Thoughts: Not that it was really needed, but I added the aerial course map here on dgcr, so course baggers could quickly ascertain whether it's worth a stop when in the area, and to see where holes 7 through 9 come in across the access road.
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Convenient Course if you're in the area
Pros: Course is located just outside the town of Logan OH in the Hocking Hills and convenient enough to find, baskets visible from OH 33A. Lots of other outdoor activities in the area, canoeing on the Hocking River, hiking in nearby hills, gorges, caves and zip lining seems to be popular.
Navigation was easy , tee signs for the next hole were in sight of proceeding basket, the exception would be from basket 6 to tee 7, #7 sign still visible across the secondary road.
No one was there the Saturday morning I played, so I could throw multiple shots on each basket and safaried a few holes so I could use my drivers.
The cement pads were smallish but well done.
A good place to work on the approach game, a pitch and putt course in all its glory. A good course for novices and players who just want to bag a quick course.
Decent use of the available land and scorecards available. Signature hole if any,would be #6 due to the play over a slight drainage area and the bit of vegetation obscuring the basket and seemed to be one of the longer holes on the course.
Cons: Not much variety due to the course being on flat property. Most if not all holes play straight ahead.
The placement of the tee signs irked me a bit, they were located sort of close ,off the back corners.
Hole #3 was located next to the main road, could be a problem if a rhfh or lhbh novice decided to toss a driver into the wind. A little caution needed on hole #6 as well since it is located next to a secondary road.
Other Thoughts: The campus was a bit interesting, the lone building had a sod roof, there were solar panels, and a wind mill as well.
If you're heading to the course from the town of Logan on a weekend day, be cautious of the vacationers visiting the canoe livery or public landing along the Hocking River. There must have been a 100 cars parked along the side of the road with 100s of people about carrying coolers, packs, and inner tubes.
Not a destination course by any stretch, but, a convenient course to play if you're in the area and want to bump up your number of courses played.
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