3 Helpful / 0 Not
City park style sort of open course
Pros: 1. Good Tee pads
2. Good baskets
3. Good course flow
4. Virtually no chance at losing a disc
5. Chance to post a good score and still feel like you were challenged
6. No rough or foliage to deal with
Cons: 1. Not much variety
2. Mostly flat
3. Too wide open on some of the holes
4. Too many straight shots
Other Thoughts: This course was overall was fun and if your looking to get in a quick round of 18 in Bowling green this is where I would do it. It's a little to wide open on the back 9 but the front 9 has decent amount of obstacles. It just felt like most holes were relatively the same and it didn't have much character to the course or signature holes. This was a This was stop #3 on our 111 hole day and was really easy to whip thru in a short period of time. We were jogging at times but it took 2 avg players 1:30 min to play.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Blame it on the rain
Pros: Good signage, good flow, good tee pads and baskets.
Cons: Not much variety
Other Thoughts: Lightly wooded on a few holes but mostly way too wide open and uninteresting. The uphill holes in the trees were the best part. The rain was the worst part.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Best course I played there....still not great
Pros: The course was very beautiful and well maintained. The open holes are very well mowed
It had a great mix of open and moderately wooded holes that made for a good balance. The OB was fair and I didn't mind the mando on 2 which I assume was that there to stop people from throwing over the barbed wire fence on the right.
Cons: Just didn't have that wow factor don't get me wrong it is a solid course but it is far from great.
Lack of benches was irritating once again. Also no trashcans that I can remember
I do find holes that are wide open with nothing major in the way to be boring so that took away from the course in my eyes.
Other Thoughts: This course was a good one to play. It was the best one that my division played at BG however it still wasn't anything special imo. The wooded holes added a little difficulty but it was easy to get up and down(unless you went ob) due to virtually no rough. I would recommend this one over the others that I played here for sure but some of the other courses in town are likely more worth your while.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Loves Lane is a slightly longer course with some large mature trees and no underbrush. It has nice discatcher baskets and big concrete tee pads.
The mature trees create multiple lines to the basket on many of the holes and present the fun challenge of navigating them. There are moderate sized rolling hills throughout the course which adds to the fun. While the course is a bit on the long side, there's still a decent variety of hole length with 5 holes under 300 ft, 8 between 300-350 ft and 5 holes between 350-500 ft.
The course is easy to navigate, there's a large course map at the start of the course and the tee signs get the job done. There's a practice basket, restroom and water fountain and the course has looping 9's.
Cons: While there are a good amount of mature trees on about half the course, the other half is basically wide open, especially the back 9.
There isn't a good shot variety here. A couple holes force turnover shots and some have multiple routes to the basket, but most are too wide open to force any sort of line to the basket.
IMHO, hole 2 has a gimmicky mando forcing you to keep from throwing the hyzer route.
Other Thoughts: The distance makes this a good course for more advanced players and the lack of under brush makes it very friendly for newer players.
Lovers Lane is a fun course worth playing when you're in Bowling Green. The distance adds to the challenge, but the course is so open
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Open but fun
Pros: The course plays through a grassy city park with stands of trees and some rolling hills. Though the elevation changes are fairly minor, the design uses them as much as possible to add some variety and fun. There are a couple shorter ace run holes, and one nice long ripper hole, also adding a little variety. The front nine plays mostly through a stand of trees, so most of the holes have multiple lines through the woods. The back nine has a little more elevation, and is quite a bit more open with scattered young trees.
There is a nice course map at the beginning of the course, and the flow is good enough that you don't even really need the map. There are decent concrete tees, and basic signage with hole layout and distance. The diiscatchers are in good shape and catch well. The park is nicely maintained, and free of conflicts between the course and other park users.
Cons: This course is very open, especially the back 9. There just aren't enough obstacles to really force you to throw different lines, and the challenge is pretty low here. The distances are mostly in the same range, making the course feel even more repetitive. The holes that do play through the trees don't have a huge variety of hole shape, with none that have hard bends one way or the other.
Many holes play close to one another, so there could be some ducking necessary on a busy day. Some of the signs have been vandalized or broken off completely. There weren't very many trash cans, and this showed with litter scattered around the course.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course, and very beginner friendly with reasonable lengths for the most part, and not much punishment for errant shots. More experienced players won't find themselves challenged much here, and there just isn't enough variety to put this course up with the better ones in the area. If you have time, this is a nice place for a relaxed round, but don't put it at the top of your list for your Bowling Green trip.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
A walk in a park...
Pros: Very, very, clean. Mostly grip and rip holes. Easily accessible from the major interstate nearby. Easy to navigate with pretty decent signage (One hole's sign was missing completely; and some of the others had typical hoodlum damage as well; but were still professionally constructed).
Cons: It's a walk in a park in that every inch of the place is mown grass. Most of the tree's cannot be more than 25 years old; or the few mature one's typically do not even come into play. Aside from #15 (500 footer), the rest of the holes were in the 250-350 range where a RHBH anhyzer or RHFH hyzer can get you within birdie range. Several of the tee/fairway placements are right alongside others; so the chances of getting plunked with a disc are fairly high compared to more heavily wooded/wide open courses.
Other Thoughts: After playing the nearby Holler in the Hills DG course earlier in the day, playing the Lover's Lane course was simply a letdown of epic proportions. While this would be a good course to go and practice gripping/ripping, the fact of the matter is that it's not technically challenging enough to be of any real assistance in prepping for most highly rated, technically difficult courses. Still, I've played many far worse courses.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 2 Not
Wind... Bomber Holes... BG KY.
Pros: There isn't a lot of elevation available, but the course does a decent job of making use of it. The wind can be a pro, when it comes to adding a challenge to the course. It is designed to be a very fun play - like most of the Bowling Green, Kentucky courses. There is nice variation in the hole distances. Additionally - it is easy to navigate, the signs are as well done as anything around (easy to read, simple, and straightforward). Overall it is very well kept up.
Cons: I can't be too enthusiastic about Lovers Lane. It does what it can with the property - but the bomber holes feel tweener length (10, 13, and 15 specifically). The wind can be aggravating, of course, but hasn't been when I've been out there. The biggest issue I have is the lack of true variety in sort of shots and the way that the elevation is used. It feels like it could have been used more effectively - you throw across valleys instead of from top to bottom or bottom to top. A design that played along the valley's slopes could have been more effective.
Other Thoughts: I understand that this is one of the original Bowling Green, Kentucky courses, and a lot of people have a lot of love for it - but I honestly feel like I'm doing it a favor rating it a 3.0 instead of a 2.5. I have fun on the course, which is the primary reason for that bump... but I don't feel like it is as good as the other courses in the area - Kereiakes, White Park, et al.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Fun for all.
Pros: The front nine is great, and they there are lots of good shade tree's. They do a good job keeping the grass mowed as well.
Cons: Back nine is long and no shade tree's. If more tree's are grown on the back nine in a few year's it would get better.
Other Thoughts: The road right next to it can suck some times.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is your typical parks course set on gently rolling hills with several trees, but it is one of the nice parks courses you can play. The course is well-kept, and it is frequently played. There is a spacious parking area. The park itself and course are very easy to find. It has a large and detailed course map on the kiosk between tees #1 and #10. The tee signs are detailed and colorful, and the sign posts/bag holders are easily visible from the previous basket. You do end up back at the parking lot after #9 and #18 so there is a definite front and back 9. I really like the mulch surrounding the basket on a couple of holes; I wish all the baskets had that.
There is a good variety of hole length, a little elevation in play, and lots of trees to avoid. There is no undergrowth so finding discs is super easy even if you miss your lines- a bonus for newer players.
Cons: Only a few minor cons: The overall course layout is questionable in places- some of the holes/tees are really close to each other, on other holes the walk to the next tee can seen unnecessarily long, and twice you almost backtrack. There is only a portable toilet as a restroom at the course. The quality of the back 9 drops off a little from the front 9. Grass can be thick at times in the summer if they have not mowed.
Other Thoughts: The front 9 is more wooded and the back 9 is a little more open. (I prefer the front 9 as it is a little more interesting.) There is some variety in shots required (straight, right, left), but most holes have multiple options. Overall this course is not too difficult. There are obstacles but usually plenty of room to recover from errant drives. There are couple of longer holes (400'+ range), but nothing ridiculous, most of the holes are in the normal 250'-350' range.
The course has a high rating, but I personally would not put it ahead of several other BG courses (like Keriakes and Hobson Grove). This course seems to be popular, and justifiably so, as it is an excellent place for the average casual player or a family to play a quick round and work on all aspects of their game (and it is definitely a top course if this is what you are looking for), however the experienced disc golfer may not see this course as a 4.0 as it might be viewed as too easy or worthy of only one or two rounds before getting bored. Although, you can't go wrong by deciding to play a round or two here, but be sure to play the other top courses in Bowling Green as well.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful well maintained park with water and restrooms available. Lovers offers a good mix of distances and shot selection. Absolutely no poison ivy, ticks or schule to lose discs in.
Cons: Though the back nine offers much more distance there are no true par 4 or par 5 holes on the course.
Other Thoughts: I would love to see this course retooled to add some true par 4's on the back nine where a couple of the holes come so close already.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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