Fairfield, OH 
William Harbin Park Share
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5 / 725ft.   4 / 725ft. Par / Distance:
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Billy Boys Review

5+    12/28/2016   1/4/2017
Review By: BillyBoy
Played: 213  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 4.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is mostly open with lots of long fairways and elevation changes that will test you driving distance. Don't take the sparse trees and shrubs for granted, though, as these bits can trap errant discs and leave you with a tough time getting back to the fairway. Wind often plays a part in the difficulty level here, so if you are working on that part of you game this is a good place to start.
It is not very busy most days, so you can play at your own pace. You can expect to see some other players, hikers, dog walkers, etc., but likely won't have to wait on anybody. Finding your way is pretty easy too as long as you pay attention to the "next tee" indications on the Tee signs (there are no arrows at the baskets).
Other than a few damaged signs, this course is well maintained. The new-ish baskets are in great shape, the cement tee pads look new and are big enough for a decent run-up, Fairways are regularly mowed, and shrubbery is regularly groomed.
There is plenty of parking and a pavilion at #1, #9, & #18 with grills if you want to bring some burgers and dogs for lunch. This make a great staging area for tournaments as well, and there are quit a few regular tournaments here, including regular night golf.
Cons: If you are looking for water or a bathroom, expect a long hike from the parking lot or #4/#5. I've heard something about a water spigot near #8, but I've never found it.
It can be easy to loose discs here. The tall grass surrounding the fairways can swallow up discs. Also the woods between #10 and #18 have caused quite a few discs to vanish.
Most of the holes are pretty strait forward, and don't make you think all that much. The main challenge here is just distance for most players.
While it is certainly worth playing if you're in the area, don't expect to be overly impressed.
Other Thoughts: For the beginner:
You may not get a great score, but don't be afraid to play this course. It's well within your abilities.

For the intermediate player:
This is a great place for you to start working on distance and accuracy in your drives.

For the Advanced player:
You can get some birdies and even a few aces here, but you can get a few bogies too if your not careful. If you want to test you driving distance, # 4 and #18 are there for you.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Middle of the road muni course

5+    7/30/2016   8/1/2016
Review By: UFM82
Played: 20  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 8.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a decent muni course that plays well for all levels. It's mainly open and does not have a lot of wood to deal with but it does have dense tufts of honeysuckle that will break up the obvious lines and snag your disc. The holes are a decent mix of long and short ( 220 up to 725) and almost can give you birdie shots. Also several good ace shots here with #8 bring a main suspect. Baskets are good, concrete tee pads are good, signage is good and there is water on the course up by 8/9.
Elevation changes in that you go uphill for the first the holes and then back down on the backside. But each hole is difference even though they are the same, if that makes sense. Lots of lines to try here. This is technically my home course but I don't claim it as such because of the cons.
Cons: Cons- I like this course because it's close but I hate this course because of the rough. They mow the fairways short and that's great but the rough is brutal. When they do mow it, they leave the long dead grass on top of the live grass. It is VERY easy to lose a disc here due to this. It drives me crazy to see my disc land and then not be able to find it. Spending 15 minutes to search for a disc anytime you wind up in the rough is aggravating and disruptive. I have a hard time focusing on the game when I have to worry about finding my disc.
There is very little shade on this course and it is almost always breezy so take that into consideration. A par round is no gimme but it's doable by any good rec or better player.
Other Thoughts: It's close to food, drinks or other needs. It's a community park so it's clean and pretty well maintained. Even though there are a lot of people doing other things at the park, they really don't get in the way. It has a lot of right-hand bends so if you are a RHFH player you'll have fun.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Beginner's Course

5+    9/15/2015   1/15/2016
Review By: huffoa4874
Played: 7  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 4 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Its a good beginners course. Since most of it is wide open, a bad shot doesn't hurt too much. The course is pretty well maintained. Plenty of parking.
Cons: Because its mostly wide open, the course can get kind of boring. A few rough patches on a few holes around baskets that need fixed

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    9/25/2015   9/25/2015
Review By: ERKelated
Played: 10  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 3.1 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: My home course and where i play most often. I find find the holes varied enough to be interesting and the view is beautiful. Perfect place for a walk through the woods with a purpose.
Cons: Lots of hills, not many benches, no quick access to a restroom. Endurance needed.
Other Thoughts: If you see me say 'ello!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Open with lots of wind!

5+    3/22/2015   3/22/2015
Review By: GMcAtee
Played: 423  Reviewed: 56  Exp: 9.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 baskets in a well-maintained park on top of a large hill with scenic views. Great place to practice your wind game since it's always windy here. Not many holes to get in any real trouble with errant drives.
Cons: The course can get kind of boring. You won't be punished on most holes for bad shots and can easily recover to get par. If you don't have a cannon, several holes will be just a bit out of reach for birdie. The ground around a few baskets has been worn down pretty bad and needs to be addressed.
Other Thoughts: I hear the Flying Pig Open layout is much more challenging and fun than the original layout. If you're looking for a course to throw new plastic without losing any or practice throwing in the wind, this is the course!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


2-4    4/12/2014   5/17/2014
Review By: Bachmann_3
Played: 20  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 8.3 Years
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Cut fairways
Beautiful views
Gazebos for resting
Good variety of distances and tree coverage
Rarely played by others or visited by park goers
Cons: Grass can be somewhat tall in the rough
Other Thoughts: Harbin Park is one of my all time favorite courses. A short drive from Dayton or Cincinnati, this course has everything an amateur ranked player like myself would enjoy. Plenty of ace opportunities, elevation changes, cut fairways, little traffic and beautiful views up and down Mt Healthy make for a very enjoyable, yet playable course. If you have the chance, go play Harbin!

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 All-Around Great Course

5+    10/19/2013   3/2/2014
Review By: Sport351
Played: 5  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 7.7 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - Several long holes that let you really open up
- Well marked
- Decent variety
- Well maintained
- Free
Cons: - Can be crowded
- Steep drop-off after 8 tee-pad, watch your step
- 15 tee missing sign
Other Thoughts: Spread out over Harbin Park, this is a course well-worth a trip to play a few rounds. It's mostly wide-open, with a few more technical holes on the back nine. A great place to work on long drives, the course is good for beginners and offers a moderate challenge to more experienced players.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Harbin Park DGC

5+    10/2/2013   10/5/2013
Review By: joshtrum
Played: 21  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 6.3 Years
This review was updated on 4/7/2015
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Other Thoughts: Maintained 18 hole course in Fairfield, Ohio with mainly open holes with moderate distance. Water near the rangers office off of hole 4 by the restroom. Two gazebos after holes 4 and 13 and shelter near hole 9 offer places to sit in between holes or in between rounds.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Troll's Review

5+    10/3/2013   10/5/2013
Review By: Eric troll Biscuits
Played: 31  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 29.9 Years
Pros: good for new and intermediate players
Very open and clear
holes avg 330 ft. or so
easy lay out, and good signs
Nice view on #4,5....
Cons: No water fountains or benches, or picnic tables

could use more large trees for shade, and give a little more challenge
Other Thoughts: I can see this course expanding and being reconfigured all together... its a big park, and the disc golf course does run into the mountain bike trails, that hardly get used, and they could make a very challenging expansion if they thought about it...

 Harbin Park

2-4    8/4/2013   8/5/2013
Review By: chris171
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 4.9 Years
Pros: Very good course to practice drives on, holes are easy to find and generally easy to play. This is the first course i played on and had fun.
Cons: Most holes are not challenging other then a few that require long drives.
Other Thoughts: This is a good place to practice long drives, because the long holes, elevation, and wind. Will return for more fun!

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