Dayton, OH- Indian Riffle: This course is literally impossible to navigate without hearing about it beforehand like I did, or walking backwards from #18 to #6 to find #6. It's a 1,500' walk to #6 from #5, no sign pointing you on the way, and you cross two large busy parking lots and a building to get there. SO be ready for that. Mostly flat and grassy park setting, with about 6 wooded tight and short holes, the rest more open and playing near a pond and a creek sometimes. Nothing very challenging, several cool holes but mostly a basic course. Good tees.
Miamisburg, OH- Sycamore Trails:Course guide needs to be updated: After last left turn, it's an IMMEDIATE left into park, almost too soon to make it if someone is tailgating or waiting at the light the other direction. I went past it and saw another entrance to the park, and spent wasted time looking for the course, gave up until I asked a guy walking his dog. This course is not that great on an overall scale, but has several nice holes worth going there to check out. Tough and with some length, it's mostly slightly wooded or playing along the edges of woods, with a few in the woods. There is a creek, tons of blind shots some of which look intentionally blind so it's frustrating to play the first time alone. Hard to find #1, it's straight back at Nature Center, and the basket was missing so that did not help. I began on #3 because that's the only hole I could find right away. Several crazy holes that require way more luck than skill or get too rough off fairway and easy to lose a disc because you cannot watch it fly bring down the course somewhat. But the good holes and the nice maintenance and land make it worth playing.It doesn't flow well, often long or confusing walks back and forth, probably walk twice as much as necessary.
Lebanon, OH- Turtle Creek:WIDE OPEN front 9, thick tightly wooded back 9. The front 9 would be hard to find a tree on, let alone hit one, and if you do it's just a sapling. Windy and grassy. The back 9 is then tightly wooded, with some crazy holes where you have to throw 's' type shots and stay on fairway or risk rough. After playing in the open it is hard to adjust to needing accuracy all of the sudden. Nothing spectacular here, but the locals and beginners seem to flock to it for a fun round.