I have made it home safely for the first break. Just walked my course with my parents and cousin and it's looking good. Dog is kind of lazy. Might be at the Toboggan tomorrow.
Alexandria, OH- Lobdell Reserve:The difference in length and difficulty from long to short tees is pretty dramatic here, some holes 300' longer from long tee. The shorts I played were pretty easy, I shot -10. About 6 holes have cement tees, the rest mud pits with up to 6" standing water, with wooden frames, clearly in the process of becoming cement tees. Good signs. The rough is very rough, but mostly easy to avoid. It plays between lines of woods for the most part, many holes have no tree 'in' the fairway, but on the sides. Several tight woods holes with steep hills and a creek in the middle of the course. Good variety and fun.
Marysville, OH- Mill Valley Park:This park is in the middle of getting a water-line put in through the course, so about 5 holes were unplayable due to no basket, no tee or upturned earth as a fairway with active bulldozers. Pretty short, but enough long open shots to air it out. Again, rough around the edges but not in the fairways. A few tight woods holes and some open with trees in the fairway and woods on the edge. A creek in play sometimes, but not really a hazard at all. Muddy, buggy, good pads and signs. The layout makes you take long/confusing walks sometimes but that's due to the layout of the park because of a highway overpass in the middle of it.
Lakeside/Marblehead, OH- East Harbor State Park:Mostly very tight with thick, nasty rough. Could be easy to lose a disc, get ivy or cut by thorns. Several holes are winding and tight, requiring either short putter tosses or crazy risky drives. Great tee signs, grass pads. Not really worth checking out. Even has a poison ivy informational kiosk at the first hole, it's that bad.