Punderson State Park

Newbury, Ohio     1 course · 18 holes     Driving directions

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-  +1 votes  + Ryan Paul Miller › July 29, 2015
A+
-  +1 votes  + Mark Rosato › July 27, 2015
A+
Best course I have ever played hands down! This is a championship caliber course and needs a A tier tournament to really put this hidden gem on the map!
-  +3 votes  + Tristan Wilson › July 27, 2015
A+
-  +2 votes  + Michael Emerick › July 22, 2015
A+
Went back last night after a year and so, What can I say? Easily the best course in NorthEast Ohio. This course should have a higher ranking and I'm sure its on its way. Three sets of Tees is a great thing. Can't wait to go back.
-  +3 votes  + Chris Mahaffey › July 21, 2015
A+
Great course. Having three different sets of cement tee pads is amazing and each pad has a different look to the basket which will make this a championship level course. If you haven't been here in a couple years stop back. The people taking care of this course are doing great things and amazing work. Awesome course.
-  +4 votes  + Brendon Berns › July 20, 2015
A+
-  +5 votes  + Tony Rawley › June 19, 2015
A
-  +5 votes  + T.Bart Bata › June 16, 2015
A
Awesome course! I'm big on quality tee pads, Punderson's pads are the best, 3 on each hole, huge, tappered and with killer grip. Slightly tricky to navigate if you're playing it blind. First time i played this course it chewed me up and spit me out, when I left I couldn't wait to come back. Does that make sense? Prob one of the best courses in northeast Ohio
-  +5 votes  + melissa martin › June 13, 2015
A
-  +4 votes  + Trevor Murphy › June 13, 2015
A+
A long and very challenging course! Large Concrete Pads. Technical and heavily wooded. Hands down one of the best courses in the area. A variety of lines and avenues to take with a great risk/reward value.
-  +3 votes  + Erik Holmberg › June 12, 2015
A
-  +3 votes  + Pete Masters › June 12, 2015
A
-  +4 votes  + Joseph Cruz › May 2, 2015
A
-  +4 votes  + Serg P › January 5, 2015
A+
-  +5 votes  + Robert Purdon › December 28, 2014
A+
Can't worry too much about being over par here, but it is well worth the experience! Incredibly fun, and likely the best I've played.
-  +4 votes  + Ryan Lynch › November 5, 2014
A+
I live two miles from this course, I discovered this game four years ago. I have played almost every Sat. at this course since. When I first started playing in the fall of 2010 this course had just a few of the concrete tee pads it has today and it was only a 12 hole course. Now we have 54 large tee pads, 18 holes, and three holes with long and short baskets. This course has come a long way in four years, we have a great community of regulars who work hard to make this course what it is toda ...
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-  +4 votes  + Justin Pecek › December 31, 2014
A
Since I've gotten better and I changed up my disc selection I have found that this course is amazing! The three different teepad puts a whole new perspective to the course. This course a taught me accuracy and control. You can have all the power to launch a disc but if you don't have those two things this course will eat you alive. I'm just hoping in the future that it may possible be able to add another 9 holes.
-  +4 votes  + Kevin Riemenschneider › August 9, 2014
A
Great course.
-  -1 votes  + Chris Gillis › August 6, 2014
B+
Hardest course I have ever played... but always one of the most fun. Loved all the different shots I needed to use for the course. Wish there were some signs at the tees showing the hole layout, and less poison ivy(my whole leg got covered). Other than that still an awesome course. Will definatly drive out from Pittsburgh again.
-  +4 votes  + Bill Vaughn › July 20, 2014
A
this course is developing sweetly over time!
-  +4 votes  + Adam Woodward › July 20, 2014
A+
-  +4 votes  + RJ Roth › June 27, 2014
A
-  +4 votes  + John Stutz › June 15, 2014
A
-  +5 votes  + Brandon Loraine › June 8, 2014
A+
Can't even describe how much I love this course! First course i learned to play on with tthe original nine. Now that its eighteen, it is a world class course. All improvements to the course by Tom, and many others, have really given it the wow factor. What will we see in the years to come. If you gave a bad review for this course, you might want to try again, you will be amazed. Glad Newbury is getting this good kind of recognition.
-  +6 votes  + PK Deaner › April 25, 2014
A+
My favorite course in Ohio! Very challenging and at the same time it's so much fun!! Punderson Discgolf Course offers plenty of elevation changes with wide fairways winding through the woods, there is the Lake that comes into play and the scenery is beautiful!! Play this course and it may demand every shot in your bag, and after playing here you will be a better Discgolfer! Punderson is a course of the future, par 5's, par 4's, par 3's. This is a destination course! Punderson Lake State Par ...
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-  +6 votes  + Dan Davis › March 23, 2014
A+
Possibly the best course I have ever played. Each hole is very unique and challenging in its own way. I can say I have played many great courses and every course has a few boring holes, I can't say that about a single hole at Punderson. Fair but tight fairways and great use of elevation change and ob's. I can't wait to get back and play this amazing course during the summer and fall!
-  +4 votes  + Chip F › November 25, 2013
A
This is an awesome course with 3 sets of huge tee pads for each hole. Fun for everyone. The only problem is some fairways get really muddy after rain. Just bring a towel you will be fine.
-  +4 votes  + Tammy Spencer › November 2, 2013
A+
-  +3 votes  + Lee Spencer › November 2, 2013
A+
-  +6 votes  + Alan Tabaj › August 19, 2013
A+
I am so lucky to have this great course in a great State Park across the street from home. If it wasn't for this course I probably wouldn't be into the sport as much as I am. Its truly a relaxing time to go shoot 9 or 18 from the reds whites or blues. The Club Punderson Disc Golf is always improving the course. Great Great Great Place to Play and call My home course. Thanks Guys!
-  +3 votes  + Rachel Kraus › July 26, 2013
A-
Interesting Layout going in almost a figure 8. They keep up on the course really well. Lots of trees but that's what makes in challenging.
-  +3 votes  + Ryan Zusy › July 26, 2013
A-
-  +2 votes  + Theo C › June 9, 2013
B+
-  +7 votes  + Rowdy Yates › May 10, 2013
A
Hands down the best course in North East Ohio. The local club at this course is full of great people who continuously strive to keep this course steadily improving. For players, the course offers a very wide variety of tee options with three tees per hole, as well as some holes having short and long pin placements. The holes are all tightly wooded, yet have clearly defined fairways. This course will reward players that carefully line their shots up, hit their lines and keep their disc in the fai ...
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-  +4 votes  + Dominic G › April 15, 2013
A
Great course with cool looks from the tees and fairways. Its very fair but not easy by any means. HUGE difference in how the course plays from red to blue tees. Long tees were brutal after a round from the shorts. I'll be playing longs first next time out. The scenery really makes you appreciate Ohio beauty. My only complaint is the lack of drainage. It was very wet and sloppy and that made shots harder than they should be. Great overall course. One of my personal favorites in NE Ohio.
-  +10 votes  + Aaron Collins › April 4, 2013
A+
Wow! Being from Columbus, all the wooded holes I usually play are no more than 350 feet. Im descent at dg and am used to driver-putter holes. going to punderson at first I was skeptical that it would be as nice as all the locals said it was. Long to long is my favorite layout just for the fact that I get to use my drivers for two shots instead of using my mid range off the tee as I do on most courses. Just a boatload of fun. The pricks that bash this course for being too hard should grow some ...
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-  +3 votes  + Jack R Toriello › March 31, 2013
A-
Nice course. All woods, but fairways are do-able yet challengeing, fun pin locations and elevation changes. White tees yet to be poured but other than that an excelent course. Course is well marked and maintaned
-  +3 votes  + Vic S › January 27, 2013
A-
20 degrees(felt like 5), 20-25mph winds & gusting with snow & ice. Great Course,I look forward to playing it once it's nicer out! Skill course mainly with red tees
-  +6 votes  + Dave Hab › January 22, 2013
A
Wow, awesome course in the woods by a lake, very scenic. Holes are well manicured & taken care of. Tees, 3 per hole, blues can be extreme, are huge concrete pads & have a brick embeded in them w/hole info & little sayings engraved on them. White tees were gravel but they appeared ready for concrete. Signage & baskets are in excellent condition. A fun & challenging course for all, put this course on your list.
-  +5 votes  + Jared Heberling › April 23, 2013
A+
the course looks great guys! I can tell a lot of hard work has been put into this course. If you have a chance to play it you must.
-  +7 votes  + Chris Warfield › October 29, 2012
A+
Hardest course i have ever played in my life, came out to a scrambles a few weeks back and i was utterly amazed. this course is the best course in ohio in my opinion out of the 15 that i have played. deffinitly tops Veterans memorial Park and Portage Lakes DGC 2 of my favorite courses
-  +7 votes  + james moose graham › October 23, 2012
A+
Don't believe I have ever enjoyed just walking through a course before but this course made it happen. Great colors in the fall. Tight wooded technical course with good and fair length. Never felt there was not a gap I couldn't hit for being to small. Options on tees are great and offer both distance change and different looks.
-  -8 votes  + Joseph Latina › July 26, 2013
C-
Course is challenging and the site for the course is awesome. The course layout in terms of circulation is good (B+ to A-). In terms of reasonable layout and design of the holes is lacking (C at best). Great group of locals and a lot of work has been done. After last round back in July of 2012, still needed more work. To clear a bunch of trees and then leave one standing in the middle of the intended fairway or close to tee pads is poor design. Good, intended shots should not be punished. ...
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-  +4 votes  + todd steuart › September 23, 2012
A
very nice course very technical, well placed shots are needed very very wooded but not impossible to make pars and even birdies course has water and out of bounds to add to the already difficult course
-  +4 votes  + Chris Woolsey › September 18, 2012
A
-  +5 votes  + Andre T Hooks › July 16, 2012
A-
even though course in under construction, it is truly a beauty. with red, white, and blue tee pads , along with multiple pin positions , descent sized fairways that allow you to put a lil mustard on ur throw and at same time punishing you if you go too crazy with it. elevation changes and water hazards add dificulty to any level of player. definatley worth a drive to play here, and you can count on a round lasting about 3 houres if you dont have too big of group.once course is finished ill give it an A+
-  -1 votes  + katie meloy › June 24, 2012
B-
The course is really coming along. Keep up the great work!
-  +7 votes  + eric " Sharky " boyd › June 16, 2015
A+
This is the course that I judge all others, for comparison ! I may be a tad bit biased , being one of the volunteers that helps to maintain this course , but in reality this course is awesome !! 3 sets of huge tee pads ; Red pads are 12' long , White pads are 14' and the Blue pads are 16' in length ! All tee pads are 6' , at the rear , and are 4' wide at the front . Very Nice !! Another benefit of the tee pads is a somewhat rough surface , that helps with the seasonal conditions. Probably t ...
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-  +0 votes  + Greg Platt › June 25, 2013
B+
-  +5 votes  + Rick Gzesh › July 19, 2015
A
7/19/15 Update...Update...Update... I have been meaning to update this review for a while now. How long? Well lets just say that large concrete tees have been in place for over 2 years now for Red, White and Blue Tees. The work to that the Friends of Punderson have done to improve this course has not gone unnoticed. The fairways are now quite defined with careful trimming for better play. Stumps have been ground and some drainage issues worked on. Punderson is quickly becoming a destina ...
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-  +6 votes  + Matt O › July 31, 2012
A
Finally got a chance to check out this course; and I wasn't disappointed. Tight wooded fairways that you almost absolutely must stay on. Course is secluded from the rest of the park, which is a big plus. Quiet, serene surroundings make for a relaxing round. Update - Course is coming along very well. The blue tees make this a pro level course. Red tees are now all concrete. Perfect piece of land for a disc golf course.
-  +4 votes  + T. Parker › April 21, 2012
A
This course is in a wooded area next to a scenic lake. The trees are mostly large and mature. The elevation changes throughout the course definitely plays an important role. This course reminds me of the course at Delaware State Park outside of Columbus. It's a good course and it's getting better.
-  +6 votes  + Michael Klingmann › June 6, 2013
A-
Love this course, despite it being extremely challenging. Wide array of shots required here. As of 2012, Punderson is now a 18 hole course...1-12 is pretty defined and easy to find...the last six holes are under construction and hard to follow but still playable. The course volunteers do a great job here with the tee pads and pin positions!!! I would have rated this course higher, but Punderson is SUCH a mud pit. No point in playing here after a good rain, so muddy its hard to keep footing for a decent throw.
-  +1 votes  + ManFred "The Basket Molester" › April 5, 2012
A-
-  +11 votes  + Cup Cake › May 29, 2015
A+
Still.... waiting for a bigger parking lot, pavilion or lodge, and restrooms but since there is now talk of some of those things coming through it is just a matter of time... I am new to disc golf, so some of you may not take my review seriously, but it is because this is such a beautiful, scenic, course that I wanted to get involved playing disc golf. The course, now with 18 holes offers some challenges and really makes you think about what you are doing. Just played with some guys who reall ...
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-  +4 votes  + Bill "The Ninja" Savage › November 12, 2011
B+
-  +13 votes  + Larry Bright Jr. › May 28, 2015
A+
Easily the best (and most challenging) course in the NEO. 18 beautiful holes, with 3 huge concrete tees per hole, on what is the one of the best pieces of land disc golf has ever encountered. A few of the holes (9, 12, and 15) have dual pins, with hole 15 being the highlight, as the long pin is now a whopping 911 feet from blue tee to basket. This course has it all...elevation, tight fairways, water, OB galore, and some insane technical holes that are truly feast or famine, especially from the ...
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-  +6 votes  + Brian Shega › October 27, 2011
A
-  +3 votes  + Bob Becker › October 24, 2014
A
-  +5 votes  + John Sales › September 1, 2011
A-
I rate this course 4.5 out of 5 stars. Pros - Portable bathroom at the parking area year round - The entrance is marked by a Disc Golf Course sign and there is very nice Kiosk - The map is high quality and accurate but generally not needed because the paths are so well defined - Practice basket located by Hole #1 - Three Tees per hole! - 11 of the Tees are concrete and very large (Gargantuan)! Just fantastic work! All other tees are natural or stone and are kept in good working condit ...
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-  -10 votes  + Chuck Goetz › May 30, 2011
C+
-  +1 votes  + Joshua Lammerding › April 18, 2011
B+
-  +4 votes  + Jay Kovach › May 28, 2015
B+
this course is going to be sweet, this is what i look for when playing a course these types of shots


Guess this course got real sweet haven't played it since it went 18 holes!
-  +4 votes  + Nate Brockway › January 27, 2011
A
-  -23 votes  + Will Nelson › December 13, 2010
F-
Quite possibly the poorest designed course I've played. Heavily wooded, lots of low ceiling shots, poison ivy, and water hazards if you miss a five foot wide path.
-  +3 votes  + duane koczan › May 30, 2013
A-
-  +8 votes  + David Tilson › November 14, 2011
A
I can't say enough about this course.I've played 10 different courses and this is still by far my favorite!Every time i play here i love it more.Great job on the layout.The three new holes are fantastic.All around a beautiful course.
I just wanna thank tom,andy,steve and everyone else who's helped out and is helping finish this awesome course.