Kent State University Rec Center

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-  +6 votes  + Matt Dungan › August 20, 2014
B
Brand new 18 hole course at Kent State University with beautiful nice new deep Mach something baskets and 12' long concrete trapeziod tee pads. Looks like alternate pin placements are in as well. Course plays in a big clockwise loop around the back of the Rec Center. Hole 1 starts to the left of the Rec Center entrance. If you go inside the doors to the pro shop on the right ask, they have a map you can take a picture of with your phone which is helpful. I had to pay $1 to park but no biggie, th ...
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-  +0 votes  + Chris Warfield › August 24, 2014
B+
-  +3 votes  + Nick Bacon › August 25, 2014
B-
Im rating this course as a B only because it needs a few finishing touches. By next summer im positive it will be a in the B+/A range. The good: Interesting shots nice use of gaurdian trees 18 concrete teepads! Has a crew that will continue to work on it Longer holes Challenging Alternative placements for most if not all baskets Minimal clearing needed The bad: 1 blind shot where a dorm could come into play Course flow is not clearly marked Rough can be very rough No trash cans yet ...
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-  -1 votes  + Lee Spencer › September 1, 2014
A-
-  +0 votes  + James Gratz › September 1, 2014
C
Tall field grass can make it hard to find rogue disk.
-  +2 votes  + Greg Marsh › September 1, 2014
B+
Expecting a mostly open holes, a pleasant surprise here. Great teepads, real nice (not incredibly accurate) tee signs and a mix of open tight and wooded holes. Favorites would have to be #5,9,11 & 16. Kind of tough to follow upon first visit, (especially finding #3 after 2, Direct line needs cut through the brush) Love the "cut" fairways through the high weeds on 5 & 6, but "really" glad all holes were not like this as spending time hunting players discs is a bummer! Saw a few (alternate pin lo ...
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-  +1 votes  + Dominic G › April 26, 2018
A-
Cool course. Very different from what I expected. It has some tricky, tight shots and difficult approach shots to the baskets. A little tough to navigate the first time but I was very pleased with how it turned out.
-  +0 votes  + Jason Rudawsky › September 15, 2014
B-
Good potential with lots of area and some interesting elevation changes and woods holes. Needs broken in some more and better marked directions to the next hole and It'll be even better.
-  +1 votes  + Scott Campbell › September 18, 2014
B
Before my rounds I talked to the woman that has been arranging everything with Bill and Dan. The school is very excited about having a course on campus and they are very proactive in maintenance of the course. As the course settles in its going to get better. It is a great addition to NEO disc golf.

Pros
Great tee pads.
Several very nice holes. My favorite is 11.
Excellent use of the land that was available.

Cons
A lot of foot traffic on the fairways.
Needs a set of permanent short tees for the beginners.
Not sure about hole 18.
-  +1 votes  + Larry Bright Jr. › September 22, 2014
B
For being such a new course, I must say I'm impressed. Granted there is some still left to do, but this is well on it's way to being a "A" level course. The course uses the available land very well, which lends it a good bit of elevation changes an interesting hazards. The wooded holes could use some slight trimming, which I thought was even more noticeable from the short tee layout. Flow can be an issue the first time through, but once some of the walkways between holes get more pronounced, ...
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-  +2 votes  + Dan'hyzer' Kilgore › September 23, 2014
B+
I never really understood why people reviewed a course before it's GRAND OPENING, but since this past Sunday I guess their officially open for play and reviews. This course has so much upside, not only for the community of Kent. But for Northeast Ohio Disc Golf and the sport of Disc Golf (As all these young adults going to Kent State will go back home with the Disc Golf fever that we have had and who knows what the seed that was planted @ Kent State will blossom in to). Having a course at a faci ...
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-  +1 votes  + Adam Woodward › September 28, 2014
A
Very fun layout. Great mix of elevation, field, and woods shots. Rewards good shots. Fairways are amazing.
-  +0 votes  + Stephen Kolbus › October 30, 2014
B+
Its been a little while since i played this course but it is definitely one of my favorites in Northeast Ohio. It has a challenging layout that doesn't give away lots of birdies. It has a good mix of short and long holes and the scenery is beautiful. I also like the good mix of some wooded holes, some open holes and some in between. As for improvement, some of the landscaping could be slightly improved, i could see it easily getting messy if not maintained because of how much land the course spans, Also, some trash cans and benches would definitely be appreciated. Favorite Holes: 3,4,8
-  +0 votes  + justin worrell › March 30, 2015
A+
-  +0 votes  + Chip F › April 11, 2015
A
A very nice new course. Good mix of holes. The baskets are sweet with cement tee pads and signs for every hole. Solid course. Keep them coming.
-  +1 votes  + Ryan Brahler › April 11, 2015
B+
Love the course my only knock is that I am not as advanced as my fellow broskis and would like cement tee pads on the short tees. However, this course is pretty dope!!
-  +0 votes  + Dan Davis › April 25, 2015
B
-  +1 votes  + Frank Balog › May 20, 2016
B+
Course is torn up right now with 17 & 18 missing and #9 teepad pointing away from the basket (looks like it will be changed soon). Concrete pads are nice though and the course is challenging. High grass makes it tough to find errant discs - throw straight!
-  -1 votes  + Tristan Wilson › May 21, 2015
A+
-  +0 votes  + Matt Smith › June 4, 2015
B
Not bad for a campus course! You get a nice mix of open and wooded shots with some elevation changes. Some of the fairways force you to make tight shots. There are some places to lose your discs in the tall grass if you're off the fairway. Overall, this was an enjoyable course to play. They've done well with what they had to work with.
-  -1 votes  + Sam Court › June 13, 2015
A
-  +0 votes  + Jonny T › June 30, 2015
B
This course is very well organized with some interesting holes.
-  +1 votes  + Chris Jett › July 27, 2015
A-
A+ as far as technicality and cleanliness of this course in general. I lowered my overall rating slightly due to possibility of loosing a disc on this course if you play by yourself. The grass in the OB areas is insanely tall, but for good reason as it is a preserve, a lot a brier patches within these thickets. This course is extremely challenging in the back 9 and more specifically the wooded areas. I dread hole 4 due to the length and tightness required of the flight path, I have lost 3 discs at hole 4, though this does not discourage me to try.
-  +0 votes  + Jon DeCapua › August 21, 2015
B-
-  +0 votes  + David Bender › October 2, 2015
A-
-  -2 votes  + adam deford › March 19, 2016
D
Course is way too long for a college campus... No students want to play because it is too long... Maybe if they actually made some short tee pads it would be better. But no, there are longs, and advanced tees, no shorts for beginners!!!!! Which is what 90% of the people around there are.. Very disappointing... So much for expanding, and advancing the sport... Shame really... Plus the holes are not very clever. Boring.
-  +2 votes  + Vince Dragich › May 18, 2018
A+
-  +1 votes  + Mark Reed › August 28, 2016
A-
I really enjoyed the course, something different from the norm. There were wooded shots, wide open shots and even a couple of small water holes. All in all I was happy to play on this course. The only draw back is I had no clue where to park to not chance a ticket.
-  +1 votes  + Nathan Williams › September 12, 2016
B+
Solid course requires a big arm at some points and nice subtle touch at others. great variety of holes. Redesign recently has made it a more tight wooded course than previous layouts. Still fun looking forward to disc golf at Kent growing.
-  +0 votes  + Tyler Schrock › February 20, 2017
A-
-  +0 votes  + Dave Ernst › April 9, 2017
A-
Great course. Can be tough to play on a hot day with the sun high in the sky due to how open and long the course is on the front 9. It is very well maintained. Park at the Rec Center. Pay attention to the signs. Sometimes during the week the parking is free. Other times there is a machine you can purchase an inexpensive daily parking pass from.
-  +0 votes  + Cory King › August 28, 2017
B-
Kent State's course has been in the ground for a couple of years now, and I was glad to finally visit and check it out. Played with a friend who was familiar with the course so navigation was easy. Even without a guide there are only a few spots that may lead to navigation issues as most holes provide directional arrows to get you on your way. Tall identifiable tee signs and numbered baskets also help with finding your way around. We played from the long tees, which created a great challenge. Th ...
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-  -1 votes  + Trevor Murphy › October 25, 2017
B+
-  +0 votes  + Pat Jackson › January 30, 2018
A-
One of my favorite courses in the area primarily because of the diverse types holes on the course. There are some tight, technical lines through the woods, open holes that require distance and accuracy control in the wind, elevation change and some challenging par 4's. It challenges my whole game and requires very different shots from hole to hole. Only complaints would be the tall grass and thick brush surrounding holes 4-6 with lines that you won't see the end of your discs flight and a couple of the wooded fairways that could benefit from some more clearing for more defined lines.
-  +0 votes  + Kevin Dunn › February 25, 2019
A