Fort Thomas, KY 
Highland Hills Park Share
Uploaded By: sisyphus Hole #8 (Taken 6/2013)
3 / 324ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Tee

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 Decent Nine Hole Course

2-4    10/15/2016   10/18/2016
Review By: Cyrus
Played: 151  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 4.6 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +Great facilities with water fountains and a dog park close by
+ Some holes have some length to them, something not all nine hole courses have
+ Course is always mowed
Cons: - Baskets really need replaced.
- There is a lack of signage (although there are sign posts, so maybe they will put signs on the course at some point)
Other Thoughts: This course has potential if someone would just put some love into it and maybe reroute a couple of the holes. Some of the holes have notable aspects to them which make them memorable (#5, 6, 7, 9, in my opinion), but others are just a let down.

The baskets are frustrating, as they can spit out even putts drilled directly in the center.

Be sure to download the course map before going. It is easy get confused on which tee/basket is next.

The hills may tire you out if you are not used to hiking up and down steep inclines.

There are not generally many other players on the course, which can be either a positive or negative.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Great Park Improvements Ignored Disc Golf?]

5+    6/21/2013   8/16/2012
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 333  Reviewed: 316  Exp: 9.4 Years
This review was updated on 5/3/2016
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This small, hilly, neighborhood park in northern Kentucky, just minutes from downtown Cincinnati, has had major infrastructure improvements in the past year or so. Beautiful pavilions, bathrooms, landscaping, a top-notch baseball field (with benches placed between shade trees overlooking the third base line, a wonderful scoreboard, etc), and play areas, have all been added or upgraded.

The DG course has some very interesting, hilly shots, starting with a 259 foot downhill where you'll want to put on the brakes, and not run long into the woods, through a series of right, then left-bending shots through this rolling terrain, and a finishing hole that will stretch out your arm (482', with OB roadway on the right, and trees to navigate, plus a down slope left to avoid: a tricksy challenge).

Holes 3-9 now have nicely sized poured concrete tees. The baskets have been fixed up and freshly powdercoated (2016). Hole 2 currently plays as a short ace run, and no longer conflicts with 3, which plays further up the hill. And they put 7 where it should be: out about 290' across the valley.

There is a decent range of distances here for the Rec to Int arm, requiring some thought to navigate the sometimes tight gaps through the park trees.
Cons: 2016 edit: Many of the former hazards have been fixed! Be careful though, as there is a picnic table in the left side of the #6 fairway (blind from the tee), so walk up and check to be sure it's unoccupied before you throw!!! There are also two tables to the right of the #9 fairway.

And the 8th hole still requires a low, hard drive from a nearly blind angle to travel over the roadway for nearly 200' (and needing to wait, and sometimes wait a long time, for cars, pedestrians, joggers, and so on, to clear). Or a mando will be declared, but again, that won't stop the casuals...
Other Thoughts: This park is really looking great, and the DG course seems to be on its way back to being a really fun challenge. I plan to revisit and update this review again (and raise my rating) once they've finished the upgrades.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Nice rolling hills

1    1/17/2011   1/17/2011
Review By: zero_43502
Played: 55  Reviewed: 24  Exp: 16.6 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A technical course played on nice rolling hills .
The course has a good mix of long and short holes which were enjoyable to play .
The course offer nice basket placements that make for a nice challenge .
Cons: hole one plays close to a basketball court ,and some of the other holes plays very close to areas that other park goers use puts people at risk of being hit .
the baskets were some of the worst I have ever played on
Other Thoughts: Much better courses in the surronding areas

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.


5+    2/2/2009   2/4/2009
Review By: Chainchaser
Played: 41  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 12.4 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I really have found this course a great place for a beginner to cut their teeth on. Recently someone has did a little work to the baskets so they are not as bad a they were and the mud pit and rocks have been replaced with truck's. This course has some great elevation change with some challenging holes. I understand that the boy scouts built this course and they did a fine job. This course is close to downtown cincinnati so if you are like me you can leave work at noon and get 9 holes in and be back to work before lunch is over. Big plus in my book.
Cons: Some tees are getting bad especcialy 4 as most of the stone has slipped apart making it hard to tee off.. Some holes do not have tee markers. Baskets need work.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad beginner course that can help with most aspects of the game.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Highland Hills

2-4    12/20/2009   8/17/2008
Review By: discgolferjr
Played: 16  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 13.2 Years
This review was updated on 12/20/2009
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Good starter course. A good 9 hole course. Combo of righty and lefty holes. In downtown area. Has good D. Offers some challenges. Teesigns installed.
Cons: Old baskets. Rusted Chains. Hard to putt. In the middle of a neighborhood. Most tees uneven. Tees are very slippary when raining or snowing. 7 and 9 teesigns missing. All baskets are bent. Lots of vandalism.
Other Thoughts: Some other courses near so play those too. This course was the one that encouraged me to play Disc Golf. If you want more of a challenge, go to Lincoln Ridge or Mt. Airy forest.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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