Centerville, OH 
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Pretty Beginner's Muni Course

1    5/29/2017   5/30/2017
Review By: GoobyPls
Played: 12  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 1.3 Years
This review was updated on 8/12/2017
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Stubbs Park DGC is located in a very pretty multi-use park. It's essentially a 9-hole course with two tee pads at each hole, meant to be played in two loops. There are good-quality signs at each tee. Baskets and concrete pads are in excellent shape, with "Next Tee" signs at every basket to make navigation easy. Water hazards are very well incorporated, with ample bail-out areas for newer players. Considering how lightly-wooded the park is, it's impressive how nearly every type of shot is required (left-finishing, right-finishing, roller/overhand, etc.) Port-a-johns are available if you need them. There's a practice basket next to 10's tee pad that I didn't notice when I played here the first time.
Cons: This is the definition of a multi-use park; you'll encounter people jogging on the paths, walking their dogs through the fields, fishing in the water hazards, etc. You have to be very mindful of your surroundings before teeing off. The 2x9 format means that someone could be playing 1 when you're about to tee off on 10 (throwing to the same basket), which introduces delays. There's a flock of geese that has taken up residence in the 9/18 pond, leaving crap all over 9's tee pad; they were literally standing on the tee pad for 9 when I went through the first loop. Thankfully it's short enough to tee off from a standstill. I ended up skipping it and playing both 9 and 18 simultaneously the second time through. Not all of the sets of tee pads produce a drastically different shot, and there's almost no elevation to speak of. Most holes are on the shorter side, with 6 measuring at less than 250 feet.

UPDATE: They've removed trees from 6/15 (good, as it finally gives a line for an air shot) and 15 (bad, removed the window off the tee). Woods/rough around 7/16 have been thinned a bit.
Other Thoughts: When it's not busy there's potential to play this one quickly by throwing from both teepads at the same time, then playing both out, making it closer to a 9-hole length-of-play.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Stubbs Park

2-4    4/29/2017   5/2/2017
Review By: ad166809
Played: 25  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 3.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice baskets

Concrete tee pads

Maps & Markers are pretty accurate.

I actually do really like this course design. It goes through the whole back part of the park. Next to the Cricket field, then 9/18 puts you next to your car when you are finished.

You will use a solid amount of different shots at this course because of how short it is. Some holes are drivable with middys for the long throwers. I use my tomahawk a lot at this course to get over the trees and try to land in an opening for a non-obstructed mid-range.
Cons: Maybe I am becoming a little uptight about well kept foliage but there were a couple times me or the other guys I was playing with would throw into some trees and it would take us up to 5 minutes to find the disc. Particularly #16 on the back, where the man eating trees & brush are where lefties seem to land their drives.

For a nice park in Centerville I would like to see more benches and trash cans near tees.

Not a great variety of hole distances. Stays pretty short throughout.

Little to no elevation changes on this course. Stays pretty flat throughout.
Other Thoughts: Porta-pottys at the beginning of the course.

Parking for this course is in the way back of the park. Follow the asphalt until you see the small playground and map of the course.

Usually not crowded although when it does get crowded at this course its not worth the wait.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Nice Park

1    4/13/2017   4/13/2017
Review By: Dettmerb
Played: 267  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 22.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Nice park surrounded by houses. Appears to get a fair amount of traffic.
- Disc golf course is toward the back of the park and is fairly isolated from other activities.
- Concrete tee pads.
- Tee signs are very descriptive and point toward the next hole.
-Though only having 9 baskets is not ideal, it is nice to have the 18 tee pads. A few of the secondary tee pads give a much different look at hole.
-Water hazards definitely come into play on several holes. Hole #18 is a significant water carry to a basket on the right side, protected by trees. To me, this is the course's signature hole.
Cons: - I don't mind the dual tees per basket, but on a crowded day could be an issue.
- There is a decent walk between holes #4/13 and #5/14.
- Holes #4/13 - #6/15 play near back entrances to the park. I had several people walk from these side streets and could have been a safety issue.
- A couple of the extra tees did not change the play of the hole in any way.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice, clean park that appears to be well maintained. This is certainly not the most challenging course, but should suit the recreational to intermediate golfer just fine.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

2-4    10/4/2016   4/4/2017
Review By: Adownard
Played: 28  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 3.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Fun course for intermediate level players
-Good mix/variety of holes
-Beautiful park area
-Course is pretty easy but a good relaxing round
Cons: -Nothing too bad about this course
-Couple water hazards that will steal your discs if you have a bad throw
Other Thoughts: I would definitely play this course again. Nice area. Nice park. Decent course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    3/25/2017   3/27/2017
Review By: JDS3105
Played: 14  Reviewed: 14
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Concrete teepads
Not overly busy
Quality baskets
Cons: Each hole has 2 teepads- can cause overlaps with groups
Not very difficult
Holes 3-4 very muddy after it's rained
Does interact with other park goers
Other Thoughts: They made the best with what they had. It's set in a really nice park. There are 9 baskets and 18 teepads. If you're a seasoned player, you'll quickly get bored and most likely use Stubbs as a warm up before heading to Sycamore. This would be a pretty good course for a first time player. If you're more than 15 minutes away, it's probably not worth the trip. But if you're close by, it's worth the hour it takes to play

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Fun but Wet

5+    6/18/2016   6/22/2016
Review By: ForearmGalore
Played: 156  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 4.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Plays pretty quickly if not a lot of people are there.
-Offers a good mix of holes for both forearm and backhand throws
-Can be challenging if you let it be. Some holes don't have too much in your way, but you still need to throw well. Hole 15 is VERY challenging, and it's almost impossible to find a good lane for par. Get ready to try a roller!
-Front and Back 9 throw to the same baskets, but from different tee pads. This course does a good job on many of them of varying up the shot enough that it feels like a different 9. Some are similar, but that's to be expected.
Cons: -There's 4 different water hazards where you can loose a disc. One really isn't an issue in most cases because it's behind and to the left of hole 4/13. But, the other 3 water hazards are very much in your way and can easily be thrown into. The most threatening is the pond at 9/18. You have to throw over it both times. The throw from the 9 tee pad is pretty short, roughly 100-150, but the throw from 18 is pretty substantial. Probably close to 200 and you need to fade out to the RIGHT to get to the basket. Good for forearm. Tough for backhand. (This can be a good thing if you like this challenge, but if you're worried about loosing a disc this might not be the course for you)
-Some holes tend to get pretty water logged even if it hasn't rained in about a week. Hole 3/12 as well as the pathway to hole 5/14 can get pretty muddy.
Other Thoughts: Average course, but not the best for beginners if you're not willing to air it out and risk loosing a disc.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Clean & Pleasant Park Course

5+    6/13/2016   6/16/2016
Review By: mrclc
Played: 316  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 4.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Stubbs Park DGC is the ideal disc golf installation for a neighborhood park. From an amenity standpoint it can't be beat, and the design is pretty solid considering what little there was to work with. The course plays along the back side of a well-trafficked city park near a walking path that is elegantly avoided throughout the round. Eighteen concrete tee pads play to nine baskets to create "18 holes", even if the pads don't really offer dramatically different looks from the front 9 to the back 9. Although mostly open, nearly half of the holes require some level of placement either off the tee or in your landing zone. Hole 18 even features a surprisingly robust water carry while still providing a bail out zone toward the Hole 9 pad for the more timid or less skilled.

The real highlights here are the cushy amenities. Detailed tee signs! Concrete pads! Info/map board! Port-a-johns! Brand new Mach III's! Practice basket! Exceptional maintenance! Best of all are the signs indicating that pedestrians on the walking path are entering a disc golf course, and that they should look out for flying discs. This cements the central idea that permeates this course: disc golf is a park activity that's just as important and welcomed as everything else. This mutual respect is a refreshing attitude to see in a city park, and it makes Stubbs a more desirable destination than its rating. Please don't ruin it by disregarding park rules (no littering, drugs, etc.).

For now, the disc golf course is rarely crowded, and the 18 holes to 9 baskets layout doesn't cause much of an issue.
Cons: Apart from the obvious drawback of only 9 baskets, about half of the holes are pretty much wide open, flat, and forgettable. Obviously this is a limitation of the land more so than the design, but it's a drawback nonetheless. I might have compensated with some slightly trickier, more protected pin positions (Basket 4/13 especially), but it is what it is.

There are permanent bathrooms in the park, but it looks like they remain locked for daily use.
Other Thoughts: Stubbs Park is the second new disc golf course in the Dayton metro area in the past couple years that seems geared toward a quick, casual round - and that's okay. It's a great place to play 18 holes and feel welcomed, and that hits the spot on a weekday evening. These mid-level "after work" courses are great for when you may not want the crowds and challenge that go along with some of the better, more established area circuits.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Pretty nice 2x9!]

2-4    11/1/2015   11/2/2015
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 300  Reviewed: 283  Exp: 6.1 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Ten beautiful, new DGA Mach 3 baskets and 18 flush concrete tee pads have been installed around the perimeter and across the open field spaces of this large, multi-use park, in such a way as to present a range of options for different skill levels. There are easier tees and much more challenging lines, some with pond and tree gut checks and conundrums. Since there aren't yet tee signs or next tee signage, there may still be time to group them for an easier nine and a harder nine to be played in sequence (see other thoughts, below). There is some open field distance for recreational to intermediate players to enjoy airing out a couple, and there are definitely challenging holes for the intermediate to advanced player, as well.

In particular, 2/11 require a low skip shot in from the right, or a braver hyzer (rhbh), with a deep, marshy pond area to the left of the fairway. Hole 5 is a really challenging gap shot that needs to clear another such pond and still fade to the green before the thick set of woods on the right. Hole 6/15 seems to be begging for a good (rhbh) roller or sky hyzer, as the basket sits temptingly nearby, but oh, so far away (the distance listed HAS to be along the intended line of flight arcing left to right through the trees). Hole 7/15 could be deuced with a good, strong lhbh or rhfh drive, but cuts too far right for a rhbh anny line (do you have a roller?) 17 shoots out through a trio of trees 75 feet off the tee. Neat shot. And 18 is a real gut-check pond skirting shot for the guy like me who throws rhbh 99% of the time. Even 9 has a pond crossing challenge for newer players, but can be crossed with 130 feet of 'D' or a willingness to bail out to the left of the pond.

Overall, they've got a good design going here, requiring a variety of shots, and which can be enjoyed by a lot of different skill levels.
Cons: Bring the map: No signage yet! For the most part, the design plays safely away from the many other park activities, but hole 6/15 seems to ask for a left to right line that does flirt with the gravel path. The three pond areas might eat a lot of newer players' discs. They didn't have any elevation to work with in the space provided, so all the shots are basically level (well, there's a little dip behind the 8/17 basket and a ditch beyond the pond on 9/18). And finally, first timers will easily overlook the existence of the practice basket, hidden from the parking area a little bit by the pines left of the 10th tee pad.
Other Thoughts: The fact is, so far, they've chosen to mix up the tee numbering to create a broader range of difficulties and shots over an 18 hole, twice-around loop. Personally, I look at the two by nine style of course as an opportunity to showcase an easier nine and a harder nine, so beginners can enjoy a quick round without crushing the ego. I'd flip 3/12, 5/14 & 7/16 so the shorter or easier tees came all on the front nine. The other six holes are actually the easier of the tees, so it's not far off.
Finally, first timers, enter the park and go straight back along the main drive until you get to the large parking area, cross to the back left and up a short drive to a smaller lot with a playground on the right, just before the first tee to the left of a large rock.

Reviewer Background as of this writing: age 54 w/ 4 yr experience, rated 900+/-, played 238+ courses in 23 states, 80% within 3hr drive of Cincinnati. Thrown with folks rated 600's to 1000's, ages 9 to 85 in events and leagues at all tiers. Seldom drive beyond 300-330, but have a solid up-shot and putting game. I haven't designed any courses, but try to lend a hand (with my severely desk-job limited skill set) when I can.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

New Course

1    10/20/2015   10/21/2015
Review By: Utahraptor
Played: 98  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 3.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New 18 hole course. Does a decent job of trying to squeeze 18 into a small space. Nice concrete teepads. Good use of natural ponds. Throws over water on hole 9 and 18, and over small pond on holes 5/14. Some alternate tees provide a different feel (5&14, 9&18).
Cons: There are 18 holes, but only 9 baskets. Hole 1 shares with hole 10, 2 with 11, etc. This will work when the course is not crowded, but would be a problem if a lot of people are playing. Most of the tees provide a very similar experience. For example, 1&10 play to the same fairway and basket, and there is only a difference of 17 feet between the tees.
Other Thoughts: If not crowded, you could throw holes 1 & 10 at the same time, and then 2&11, etc, keeping two discs in play at once. If its crowded, and a group is ready to play 1 and 10, they could throw at the same time, although that would force them to continue this process throughout the whole course. Until the signs are installed, you will need to print the map to ensure you use the right tee.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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