The Grassman at West Branch State Park

Ravenna, Ohio     1 course · 18 holes     Driving directions

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-  +6 votes  + Don GlaserThe Grassman › August 11, 2014
Make plans to play this course! Baskets are now in for 18 holes. There is a still some clearing to get the holes cleaned up, but the layout is very interesting and challenging. When the tee pads get in and it gets cleared out more, this will be an "A" destination course. Beautiful surroundings too! Great use of the elevation, and water that will challenge the best players.
-  +4 votes  + Chip FThe Grassman › May 25, 2014
This course could be really sweet once everything is cleared out and there are labeled tee signs. The course was fun and challenging, there's quite a bit of water in play tho. I wouldn't recommend this course for a beginner but I would definitely go back, there is another 9 hole course on the other side of the park. Yes it does need cleared out, but I remember when portage lakes needed cleared out. Like the Terminator once said, "I'll be back"
-  +4 votes  + Michael RickerdThe Grassman › August 10, 2014
This is one of the most challenging courses in Ohio. You must hit very small lanes through heavily wooded areas. The course has a couple fun water holes and a few open holes. Because this is a wooded course navigation can be difficult, make sure you print out a map and use the directional tape on the baskets.

-  +4 votes  + Matt StifflerThe Grassman › August 17, 2014
I am giving this course an A because i know it will be completed in time. The tee's are rough now, and not all clearing has been done but it's a new park and how it should be. I played 2 rounds from the white tee's last week, and was in awe at every hole. Not a lot of "lost disc factors" here. It needs better direction to the next tee & some are long walks to the next but well worth it! I would not recommend it to beginners, but if you want to test your accuracy and ability to throw poker straig ...
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-  +4 votes  + Ryan BrahlerThe Grassman › April 11, 2015
This course has come a long way, big thanks to Scott for his passion and dedication! When this course gets where I think he wants it, it will be an A! Check out our video in the video tab featuring myself, Chip F, and Jeff M!!!
-  +3 votes  + Lee SpencerThe Grassman › July 20, 2014
Great course in the making, I look forward to playing here many more times as the course improves. Thanks for the hard work creating another awesome course in NE Ohio!
-  +3 votes  + Adam WoodwardThe Grassman › August 23, 2014

Just off the highway, beautiful setting, and a great journey through the park in and out of the woods, elevation, and water in play.

A few less <3" trees in the middle of the fairways on the woods holes and this is an A, even without tee pads and being rough on the edges.
-  +2 votes  + John PayneThe Grassman › August 11, 2014
Nice tight/technical course. This was the "grand opening" for the course and it seems like it's going to grow into an excellent course.
-  +2 votes  + justin worrellThe Grassman › April 5, 2015
-  +2 votes  + Frank BalogThe Grassman › April 27, 2015
Very challenging course - I hit a lot of trees. Couple holes like 17 feel like there's no real shot available off the tee except a 150ft layup or something, but I went for it all. Had a lot of fun - I'll definitely come back.
-  +2 votes  + Larry Bright Jr.The Grassman › August 13, 2015
Great course!! Very challenging and has a great mix of technical and distance shots, with some very tricky fairways coming into play. Most of the concrete tees were in for the long holes, but being freshly done yesterday, we didn't dare playing on them to allow them to settle properly. All holes had signs with pictures and distances, which helps on the number of hidden baskets and lines that need to be seen before driving off the tee. There's a great variation between the short and long tees ...
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-  +1 votes  + Vince DThe Grassman › August 4, 2015
This course is good fun, can't wait for the concrete short tees, whenever they are coming.
-  +0 votes  + Matt SmithThe Grassman › July 26, 2015
This course was awesome to play! Mostly wooded with a few open shots. Once the course has been well worn and some tee pads are in, I will definitely up my review score. This course is a beast and will challenge all skill levels. Nice elevation changes with a mix of left and right turning fairways. The holes were very well marked with tape on the baskets and big yellow arrows. Wear pants as there is a lot of poison ivy and thorn bushes out there. Bring swim trunks and head to the beach for a dip after you play a round.
-  +0 votes  + nathaniel bThe Grassman › June 9, 2014
maybe in a couple years when everything is cleared and better signs to show you how to go it will be better but for now i do not recommend playing this course we only played 10 holes due to sunlight video comeing soon
-  +0 votes  + Dominic GThe Grassman › November 2, 2014
-  -2 votes  + Scott KevernThe Grassman › August 10, 2014
-  -3 votes  + Austin BrunstetterThe Grassman › August 3, 2015
I don't know if it is my playing level, but it didn't seem like there were many holes where you could shoot for par without hitting at least one tree. Often times, it would take 2-3 shots just to finally see where the basket was. On the few holes that weren't in the woods, the grass was up to our shins and just made even the more open holes to be a little bit exhausting. Overall just pretty frustrated with the course. One thing I will say is that when this course does get cleaned up, and when some trees get removed to widen the fairway, I would gladly give this course another try.
-  -4 votes  + peter LangmanThe Grassman › August 22, 2014
I played this course twice just to make sure i wasn't off my game. I played worse the second time around. im usually right around a par player. I was 16 over here. I love the area and the courses potential but the layout as it stands is brutal. several holes have unrealistic pars( a wall of trees every 25 feet with rolling hills) way to long for how wooded they are. The tee boxes are nicely placed with wooden markers, but the tee boxes themselves are non existent. There were some rubber markers ...
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-  -4 votes  + Jason RudawskyThe Grassman › October 20, 2014
-  -4 votes  + Dan DavisThe Grassman › November 3, 2014
nothing to say
-  -9 votes  + Jared HeberlingThe Grassman › April 22, 2013
Well I was in the area and saw the "coming soon spring of 2013" posted. It's the spring of 2013. Don't make plans to play the course just yet. Save yourself the trip because it doesn't seem like a limb or a path has been trimmed yet. There are only flags stuck in the ground for the pads and basket placement. No baskets! The layout looks good and the lay of the land is ideal for a course. It's a loooooong way from being completed. Maybe wait to post any info on this course until it's playable. Go ...
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