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 Few good holes, but...

1    4/10/2020   5/11/2020
Review By: nothinbuttree
Played: 50  Reviewed: 1
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Not many courses in area, decent newer baskets, good use of elevation.
Cons: Course not very well maintained, a few holes have danger of losing discs. Long walks for a 9 hole course, especially between 4-5 and 5-6. No real shot shaping needed. Throw straight and you can do well here. Windy at times--but that can also be a pro.
Other Thoughts: Important--hole one's teepad has been moved way to the right, near the road, as too many RHBH hyzer shots were landing in the state police parking lot.
Hole 1--a long downhill let it rip throw. Watch the marshy area to left of and just before basket. If its wet, you don't want to be in that. You can sink up to your shins if its real wet.
Hole 2--Another wide open throw, double mando about 275' in. Watch hyzering out left, its nasty down there in a couple areas.
Hole 3--long wide open uphill shot.
First 3 holes, its easy to lose sight of disc even though its an open field--grass can be high, so watch carefully.
Hole 4--goes across road (and a bowl-type depression). Nice hole, watch going right over fence into football field, as wind often goes left to right here.
Hole 5--Go around to left of football field fence. Keep walking close to fence line, hopefully its been cleared, it is very tough to get to if not cleared. Find 2nd teepad (1st is long tee). Its about a 300' walk. Blind shot, not long, but basket is in woods on the left, perhaps 230' from teepad.
Hole 6--long walk (600' walk?) all along fence line to other side of stadium. Find shot put area and its just to left of that. Straightforward shot.
Hole 7--Easy shot, but it seems like cars and people can hang around here. Also, the baseball field is just to left of basket, and there is no entry, have to climb fence, so be careful.
Hole 8--Go past field to hill, look for bench about 150' up the hill. Basket is close, but on side of hill, and a frequent R to L wind can easily take a disc to 'never find it' land. Throw low.
Hole 9--Go around left side of building, follow road. Teepad is just across the guardrail. Nice wind in your face makes you think. Watch hill to left--its a long way down, but not too gnarly usually.
Between fences and thick brush (esp hole 8), there are 4-5 holes where losing a disc is possible. No amenities on site, but stuff is close by.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Good start for big arms

2-4    7/30/2018   4/30/2019
Review By: zfish102
Played: 53  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 9 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A very clean course on the site of a beautiful local high school. There are a variety of shots that start with 3 wide open shots for big arms. Easy to follow the course layout.
Cons: Watch out if you throw toward the police barracks because you will most likely not get your disc back. Sometimes hole 5 and 8 get neglected for maintenance and can have high grass and brush.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course to play if you're in the area. It is hard to play a couple holes if there are games or school events due to parked cars. The first few holes are great for big arms as many of the courses in the area are more wooded and technical. Glad to play it and will play again.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

9 Hole High School Course That Could Have Been Better

1    9/15/2018   9/18/2018
Review By: MrFrosty
Played: 645  Reviewed: 269  Exp: 27.4 Years
This review was updated on 9/11/2019
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Pulling up to the course you will take the driveway leading up to the school and park in the first lot on your right . You will see 4 baskets right away. The baskets are in good condition , and there are several makeshift benches along the course , but you will not need them , primarily because you will likely be the only person playing . I was intrigued when I came over here because of the 3 rating . The course kind of triangles the first 3 holes , splits off to a throw across the road to a basket that sits in front of a large hole , then wanders around to the back of the school and circles the school to the front lawn behind where you parked . The grass is mowed for 1-3 and 6 ,7 ,& 9 . I am glad that high schools are spurring interest in disc golf . #1 is an fun long downhill throw to a hidden basket behind some high growing plants . #2 has a tee on your right & in front of a small bench . it's a level drive with a fence line that comes into play if an errant throw goes to your far left and a protective fence behind it . #3 is a 600+' drive uphill to where you parked . No real obstruction on the first holes. #4 is on the right from where you parked ( print the map ) . and is wide open , protected in the front by a large crater . #6 is next to a fence that throws out over part of the field events section of the high school track program . #7 is a more level throw from driveway to the back part of the school . #8 is a throw to the side of the hill and #9 is a hole that is a blind throw wrapping around the school and protected by a row of smaller trees . That's about all for the description of the holes and the pluses .
Cons: Where do I start ? I guess you could say they have dual tees since they marked spots on the parking lots and driveways where you tee off . The only clever use of a hole was #1 . I never found #5 , don't know if it exists . #s 6 & 7 are pretty bland , the only obstruction is throwing around a temporary throwing cage in the field events area of 6 . I never found the #8 tee but was glad I didn't , because the blind throw would put you on a hill that hasn't been cleared of weeds for at least a year . There were weeds that have grown up into the basket , No excuse for that . It only shows that no one has played this course for a long while . The throw on #9 could cause you to hit an unsuspecting car that might drive around the building . Where is the old high school pride ? Doesn't South Point have detention , where some of the kids can work off their punishment by clearing off that hillside , building a tee pad for 8 or FINDING HOLE 5 ? This is a course that started as a good idea , then was forgotten .
Other Thoughts: I do praise a school in principle ( get it ? ) for encouraging the kids to get out , take up an outdoor activity and air out some good old discs at the school , even competing against a rival school for bragging rights . Some of what I said may have been accomplished at some point in time after the making of this course . But there is no design , nothing to keep the interest of the locals , the city or even the school as evidenced in the upkeep of the course . The school itself looks nice and the grounds have been well taken care of , so it does not have to do with poor custodial attention . I cannot give this better than a 1 . Maybe some time I will revisit this course when I come down to play Armco Park and see if improvements = a higher score , but until then , GO , GO , GO away from this course .

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Future of Organized HS DG?

1    3/15/2017   3/15/2017
Review By: goosefraba1
Played: 73  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 8.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Let me start out by saying, this is the best property owned by a school that I have ever seen. I believe they own 80+ acres and have plans for 9 more holes in the future.

This course is really not what you think of when you hear "9 hole course". It really isn't. A few bomber holes to open up with, followed by a few technical holes through some trees. A really interesting/possibly infuriating downhill touch shot. Andy you finish by winding back around the school. Want extra innings? Play the short pads! They off some unique views for each basket.

I have a feeling that this is really going to help spread the word through the local ohio schools that arent familiar with disc golf. Kids talk, post on social media, and will probably demand another local school to help put in another course. Before you know it, club play between schools like in central kentucky. These kids are going to throw far!

For being so young, this course has a lot of love to it! Already have nice paver pads, benches, even hooks for your bag.
Cons: This is being nit picky, but would love to see some type of trees (just a few) on several of the holes. Something to throw around, or to try to make you hit a line. For example, hole 3 is throw hard and far twice from either pad... and hope for a putt. No thinking to that... and that is what the sport is partially about. Thinking.

In the future, would definitely like to see those extra holes look something similar to hole 5 for balance.
Other Thoughts: 3 is a strong score for a course in its infancy. I think this will really serve the community in a great way. Excited to see some young throwers catching the bug, and spreading it to other local schools.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Interesting for a school course!

1    2/20/2017   2/21/2017
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 324  Reviewed: 306  Exp: 9 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: South Point is a really different kind of nine hole course, and while brand new, has had a lot of love already put into it. They bought fantastic MVP baskets (triple chained, and deep cages catch great!), put up really good signage (visible even in fog), and built nice interlocking block paver tees and benches at all 18 tees (at least the ones that don't tee from an already established surface). The variety of play is impressive, from an opening bomber hole down, then an uphill third that play up what has got to be one of the most tempting sledding hills I've seen in a while. You get to play technical and sloping from 4 through 8, while still having little chance of a lost disc.

Signature holes are likely to always be the top of the world shots on 1 & 8, and there is some extreme hole distance variety out here, from 200 to nearly 700 feet. You'll need to play smart to avoid some of the clearly marked and logical OB throughout the course, and to stay between the double mando on 2, so the course provides a little of everything needed to help HS aged youngsters get the basics of the sport. A nice job in the space they had available.
Cons: Speaking of space, there are some walks from baskets to next tees where we wondered if a few short, technical holes could be added. And the access to the hilltop hole 8 was not readily apparent: climbing straight up that slope is going to be tough on the legs, tough on the turf, and impossible when wet. Further, the muddy ditch at the bottom there, and the rough clearing to get to 5 might make the course less than fun when wet or icy. Overall, the course isn't always 'accessible' (for carts or older players): you have to hop the guard rail to throw 9 short, for instance.

On holes 1, 2, 3, 7 & 8, having two tees didn't really add any change to the shot needed, while the different tees on 4, 6, & 9 use obstacles to solid effect to change the shot (with the downside being that they do add a little safety hazard for misfires, as well).

As far as design safety (again, understanding the land they had to work with), six of the nine holes throw from, over, or near drives and parking areas, so it's really important to stress that visitors need to come only when there's no school or school events. But if the phys ed classes ever want to use the course, drives and lots won't be empty, so...
Other Thoughts: In all, I had mixed feelings about the course: it was a fun play for our skill level (see below), but I worried about the fun factor versus safety issues if they use it to introduce 14 to 17 year olds to high speed projectiles. Finally, I was planning to post some pictures after a visit on an unseasonably warm Presidents Day road trip, but the thick morning fog didn't lift until we were done.

Reviewer Background as of this writing: flirting with Intermediate skill levels and grandmaster age, I've now had the pleasure of being able to review 274 courses. Thanks to all who build 'em!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Great 9 hole course with diverse holes

5+    2/11/2017   2/11/2017
Review By: sloshed
Played: 21  Reviewed: 11
This review was updated on 4/11/2017
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well marked holes, mandos, and directional signs
Awesome baskets
good mix of holes
concrete block tee pads
bag hangers
good use of elevation
multiple tee pads
Cons: Slight walk between 5 and 6
Course can be closed at times due to school functions
Other Thoughts: Definitely the most fun nine hole course I've played. There are a few wide open holes to start that allow you to throw any type of shot you want and work on distance as well. Baskets have three rows of chains.
There is a little walk between 5 and 6, but it isn't that bad. Made nice use of roads, sidewalks, fences, and rocks for ob's. Be sure to watch out for the occasional car driving around school.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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