Sunny Lake Park

Aurora, Ohio     1 course · 18 holes     Driving directions

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-  +3 votes  + Matt Dungan › June 28, 2017
B-
Course seems to be getting attention with some fairway cleaning, new kiosk/tee signs. Played the 9 hole layout, still confusing with number plates on baskets/next tee signs not adding up but signs at tees do help. I walked some of the longer holes without playing and some of them are great. Still a confusing place for the first timer with multiple layouts, baskets and tees everywhere. The map at the kiosk helps if you take a pic before you venture out. Tough walk with muck/standing water everyw ...
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-  +3 votes  + Larry Bright Jr. › July 2, 2018
B
Still a little raw, but tons of potential here. I'd like to play the Golds to really see what this course has to offer. With some concrete tees, navigation signage, and some minor clean-up, this can easily be an A+ course. It's great to see another tough and technical course added to the NEO arsenal.
-  +3 votes  + james moose graham › July 3, 2018
B+
Work and improvements have started to happen here. They have a white layout that is fun and cleaned up. Tons of potential here for a long fun course, but it needs support for more tees and pin locations. Some locals have started to give this course love. If you can please come to leagues or tournaments here, to help this course develop.
-  +3 votes  + Theodore Mote › August 3, 2018
B+
-  +3 votes  + Adam Miller › April 27, 2016
A-
Played the 9 hole par 3: Good mix of dogleg left and right holes, long and short fairways. Trees will make you pay for poor shots. Ground is swampy in places due to a good amount of small creeks, no real water to worry about on this course (they saved the lakes for the 18 hole monster). Hole signs are in, some of the pads haven't been poured yet.
-  +3 votes  + Sam Court › July 4, 2018
A-
Played the blue/gold course today for the first time and it did not disappoint. I absolutely loved the layout and found it super easy to navigate. They have yellow ribbons wrapped around trees indicating the direction of the fairways and good next tee signage. The teepads were all large and level. The signs on the teepads seemed pretty accurate and easy to read. The course could definitely use some TLC on a few holes right now though. It’s a super demanding layout that will require you to pull ...
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-  +3 votes  + Scott Williams › August 3, 2018
B
I'm going to give a B here based mostly on potential. I've seen great improvements in the course over the last several months with the new group taking on some responsibility for it. Some trees cleaned up, fairways cleaned up, and some tweaks to the layouts to make it a better course.

I really hope they can do some kind of reconfiguration to get rid of the courses on top of courses layout. That was an ambitious goal, but I think it ultimately failed.
-  +2 votes  + Pat Jackson › December 28, 2017
B-
Updated: I Still think this course has incredible potential with some hard work and support, but the Blue/Gold needs some work and is a whole different experience from Red/White. Review of the Red/White Layout: great variety of holes / distances from the different tees and overall fair lines on the more tightly wooded holes. Even though it was still rough and needs more clearing / paths, the tee signs are well thought through and it seems like the layout was as well, but it needs more signage to ...
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-  +2 votes  + Ken Stray › April 14, 2016
C
I am aware that this course is still under construction, but this review is based on how the 9 hole Par 3 course played on 4/14/16. Pros: Sunny Lake Park is a beautiful setting for a disc golf course. Other than the first hole, the entire par 3 course plays in the woods. The holes are tight and challenge the player to throw multiple shot shapes to avoid danger. The holes are short, but have enough danger (sometimes too much) from the trees to make them interesting. Every hole has a profe ...
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-  +1 votes  + Matt Smith › December 5, 2015
B
This course is in it's infancy, but even now you can see it's going to be awesome! There is so much potential here! This course is a monster, very long and very tough. Would be very difficult for beginners and a challenge for even the best players. Heavily wooded with some excellent elevation changes and great basket placements. A little rough now, but definitely worth a trip. I expect this course will only get better. May move it up to an A later, but giving it a B for now because I see the potential! Have fun! :)
-  +1 votes  + Cory King › August 6, 2018
C
Played two rounds with varied layouts during a recent C-Tier tournament. Sunny Lake has been officially opened for two to three years now, and has had it's ups and downs. The biggest positive is the group of locals who have volunteered to adopt this course and put the work into maintaining and improving it's current condition. Love to see that for a course with this much potential. I am hopeful that this course will develop over time and perhaps be tweaked to capture it's true essence. The park ...
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-  +1 votes  + George Coghill › June 16, 2016
D
Extremely confusing course layout, with an Amateur course shoehorned into the main "Pro" course (which is actually named the Gold Course, despite using silver color coding on the tee signs for the Gold course…). If this course was designed to scare off novices to the sport, and eliminate recreational and casual players due to the complexity of the course, it succeeds at that. Due to the Am/Gold course overlap, all the Am tees throw to baskets numbered for the Gold course — ...
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-  +1 votes  + Robert Purdon › June 12, 2016
A
It is a joy to have this place nearby. Definitely not for the faint of heart, so for a fun and faster round I recommend playing the main 18 as a scramble. It's epic enough that I hope to be able to come watch some Pro tournament play at some point in the future.
-  +1 votes  + Billy Kosco › August 25, 2017
A
-  +1 votes  + Hawk Rawley › May 7, 2017
B-
-  +1 votes  + Dave Ernst › September 30, 2017
B+
Easily an A course if there was a disc golf club or boy scout troop in the area to maintain it better. Only bad things i have to say are a couple tees on red and white course aren't concrete. Blue and gold courses are pretty easy to navigate especially if you take a pic of map. Red and white courses are really easy to get lost. Even with a pic of the map. I wish it was closer to me. Great course. Pretty amazing course design to incorporate the red and white course into the blue and gold courses.
-  +1 votes  + Alex Gedra › February 18, 2017
B+
Course needs work. There are still some really brutal fairways. Overall its going to be an amazing course if there are enough people to keep maintenence up. I wish there were a few more realistic Parts 3s in the Blue layout, that would up the fun of the course quite a bit.
-  +1 votes  + Andrew Bruck › July 10, 2017
B+
Course is starting to get a little beat in, but still confusing. Also, trees in the fairway can be an issue.
-  +0 votes  + Vince Dragich › July 17, 2018
A-
solid and challenging
-  +0 votes  + Dominic G › May 4, 2017
C
Updated review. There hasn't been much progress on the course. I love long courses and I also love tight, technical courses. This could be a good mix of both. It's not. Some people may enjoy an 800ft hole through uncut forest but I do not. As it sits now it's far from done. There isn't much for fairways on many of the holes. I also have no idea what basket plays from which tee on the multiple layouts. I see different hole numbers on the same tee sign. I have yet to figure it out. I have high hop ...
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-  +0 votes  + Graig Davis › July 13, 2016
D
I'm going to give a narrowly passing grade of a D because I narrowly got out of there alive. I was able to "complete" about 4 holes before deciding it would be in my best interest to run away as fast as possible to try and evade the cloud of mosquito's and horse fly's trying desperately to enter my ears and eye sockets. I put "complete" in quotations because I only got through 4 holes, and even on those 4 holes if I were to stop and take a shot I would be attacked viciously. I am going to say ...
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-  +0 votes  + Brian Campbell › August 2, 2018
C+
I can see that this course has GREAT potential. Seriously, I could see this being top 5 in Ohio in a few years. Just like when many potentially great courses are in their infancy, there are some issues that exist. Not big ones, but just ones that will only get better over time with the dedication and love of the club. I played it yesterday for the first time, so allow me to just add a few Pros & Cons. Pros: this course is beautiful. Its in the woods for almost the entirety of it. Matur ...
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-  +0 votes  + Jason Pastorius › April 17, 2016
B-
-  +0 votes  + Kevin Dunn › February 25, 2019
B-
-  -2 votes  + Katie Meloy › July 30, 2018
D+
This course seems as if it could have great potential. There definitely needs to be some effort put into better signage. Even next tee signs, and them having the appropriate numbers for the tees would be very helpful. It's frustrating not knowing where the next tee or even basket is. Using my GPS for UDisc was helpful, but shouldn't be necessary. Hopefully the club can use some money raised to make better signage.
-  -4 votes  + Gary Reed › March 15, 2016
C+
C+ The plus is because there is a great deal of potential at this course. It will take a lot of time and work though. I went out with 6 others and we walked in a foot of mud all day, couldn't find the baskets to the hole we were on, couldn't find the next tees. It was just a terrible time. If there was better walk ways with mulch or gravel, and map pics at each tee, and maybe clear some of the trees so there are some shots available, it will be a great course. Anyone who rates this course above ...
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