Dayton, OH 
Five Oaks Park Share
Uploaded By: ForearmGalore Hole #3 (Taken 11/2015)
3 / 90ft.   2 / 90ft. Par / Distance:



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Putter Practice Area Only

2-4    12/30/2015   1/4/2016
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 296  Reviewed: 280  Exp: 5.9 Years
Pros: Well, there are five decent DGA baskets in Five Oaks Park, so the names work well together. And since there are baskets reasonably spaced around the middle perimeter of the small green space, you can get out your putter and play creative ace runs to your hearts' content. If there isn't anyone in the area, it might be possible to actually throw a disc 200-240 feet across from one 'corner' to another. Maybe the most interesting line you could choose to throw brings you under some pine branches for 90 feet (you could back down the slope and add another 40 or 50 feet and challenge yourself). So, yay! Baskets!

The park has playground equipment, a basketball court, a nice set of exercise stations, and a shelter with seasonal bathrooms, and is adjacent to a school.
Cons: But the lack of actual tees, signage, or distance combines with the proximity to the exercise stations to keep this limited to really just being a practice area, and not a 'course'. You'll want to avoid coming here during the school day (kids' recess area, and staff parking only). If you do come, you'll find the parking is a slightly daunting hill climb below the actual green space terrace. I noticed chains missing on the back side of the first basket, and it made me wonder if vandalism is common here.
Other Thoughts: Always nice to have baskets. Hopefully this is here to help introduce some of the school kids to a healthy life-long exercise activity. Rating is based on what is expected for a 'course'. As a practice area, it's probably only slightly below average.

Reviewer Background as of this writing: age 54 w/ 4 yrs experience, rated 900+/-, played 250+ courses in 23 states.


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