2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: + New teepads
+ Good baskets
+ Varied length holes
+ Bench at every tee
Cons: - An extemely short hole
- Hikers and runners to avoid
- Super thick rough
- Rock and gravel fairways
- Muddy in spots
Other Thoughts: Was happy to hear this course got a face lift. I never played it previously so I can't speak to how much better it is now, but I had fun here. I would have more fun with a spotter since the woods are really thick and I had to play some of the holes safe. Definitely wear pants unless you have perfect control. Fairways are mowed better than you see in some of the pics on here now. The tee's were just gravel at first, but they have since covered them in black grippy mats. Basket on hole 3 is fun behind the creek with the bridge. Hole 7 is really cool. Don't be fooled by the right side of it looking safe. There is some water down there you can't see from the teepad. There is also a bench in play on the last hole. The lake is very nice and I enjoyed walking the path around it after playing. Very clean and classy park here. Go check it out.
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7 Helpful / 0 Not
A Pretty, Nice, Dam Course!
Pros: The re-imagining of Alexandria, Kentucky's nine hole course has been long-awaited, and looks like it's worth that wait. The old course was awkward, super short (a putt putt, in fact), and pretty much abandoned for several years. The new course grabbed up the DGA baskets (still in good shape), lofted them to the north side of the lake, in the paths between the two earthen dams, and more than doubled the length, challenge, and fun.
I'm told the Boy Scouts took this project over, and they did an excellent job installing sturdy, timber-boxed, 8'x 5' compacted gravel tee boxes, with a bench and sign post at every tee. There are some fun holes, from the opening, downhill putter anny (rhbh) hole 1, to the blind ace run 3rd, finishing just past the beautiful spillway creek and bridge, to the signature 7th: a mini-bomb across the top edge of the north dam, with rollaways on both sides (do you have the 'D' to carry, or lay up safely on top for a run at your three?). It even finishes with a pretty, little blind ace run 9th hole.
In all, the tees are great, the baskets good, and with distances ranging from 100 to maybe 470 feet, there's a little sampler for everybody here (which the old course just did not have). Scaled up and tempered down for the casual, recreational, and maybe even intermediate level disc golfer, and situated in one of the prettiest little community parks in northern Kentucky, I'd say they did themselves proud.
Cons: Since they went with the quick route of running the course counterclockwise around and along the trails running north of the lake, disc golfers will need to use maturity and judgment in looking ahead for hikers and joggers out on the course. There are a couple of places where the best line flies right over a bench or a sign (holes 3 & 9). I'd suggest those be moved for safety.
There is a little repetitiveness in having holes 4, 5, 6 & 8 all play to the uphill (left) side of the path. Kudos for making the hole lengths vary, but the safe shots here tend to run to the heavily weeded uphill side of the path, and may require a spotter (on the northbound three) if the weeds don't get regular trimming (it may be tough getting park equipment there regularly to mow).
It's a slight bit of a shame that they didn't go with the initial notion of contracting with a local disc golf hall of famer for the design. His course would certainly have taken better advantage of the hilly terrain and the woods, and resulted in a lot more variety and challenge. But I understand the course 'as is' was not as difficult to prepare as would be the more competition-level route.
Other Thoughts: My thanks to Steve G. for letting the club know the new course was ready to go. It's worth a look, and still offers an interesting day of DG, if combined with AJ Jolly.
To find the first tee, walk the path north, on the east side of the lake, past the Forested Wetlands sign. Hole 1 tees off just past the dam, downhill. The course loops around the trails and finishes a third of a mile up the path on the right.
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