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Mando 08-02-2012 03:36 PM

One shot at Michigan
 
Trying to sift through all the good courses in Michigan is proving to be a tough task, so I thought i would try and get some input on must plays, since this will likely be my only dg trip to the state.
Right now my order of priority is;
Flip City
Hickory Hills
Leviathon
Hudson Mills
Addison Oaks
Deerfield
Mason County
Victory
Rolling Hills
Independence Lake
Stony Creek
Hammond Hill
Fallasburg
River Bends
Myles Kimmerly
Carly's Playground
Riverside
Looking for some input as far as must play order and courses that I might have missed...BTW,
I really like aesthetically-pleasing, scenic courses.

FrigYallHos 08-02-2012 03:49 PM

Oshtemo and Robert morris are really the only good courses near kalamazoo.

Both are relatively clean and have cement tees, longs and shorts. Oshtemo is free and more prone to vandals, however there are cops that walk the course on occasion. Robert morris is $5 to park/day, cleaner and more challenging of a course.

If youre in the southwest Michigan area I would definitely give those two a try.

Ricky_Rick 08-02-2012 04:43 PM

I have been to a few of them in Michigan, some on the list provided.

Hudson Mills MetroPark is very nice, feels like a real golf course. Activity center, two 24 hole courses, with two sets of tee pads per hole, even a full practice hole to boot. $5 per car to get in park, $2 per golfer to play all day. Very well maintained, variety of holes.

If you are at HMM, then you might as well hit up Independence Lake and Bandemer Park, both are within 10 miles of Hudson Mills. As is CJ's Party Store and they stock over 4,000 discs. I have not played Independence Lake yet, going Saturday, but Bandemer is a fun course.

Bandemer Park, a 9 hole course with 3 sets of tees (red, white, blue). The tees are also in very different locations, not just further back, so they play like an entirely different course. Plays quick, cement pads and baskets for every hole.

If you want scenery, check out Victory Park in Albion, MI. Hole #10 might be the most scenic hole in all of Michigan. Going over multiple bodies of water, with a raging river beside you is a rush. The front 9 is more wooded, some challenging basket locations. The back 9 is more water filled, with 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 involving water in one way or another.

Coldbrook Park in Kalamazoo (or Climax) is pretty neat. 24 holes, concrete pads and baskets for every hole. Place is always packed with disc golfers, even league nights on some occasions. Usually some guy with a van there who sells discs, has a lot of boxes full of them he lays out. Very wooded course with a couple water holes.

Best of luck to you, have a safe trip. :thmbup:

BogeyNoMore 08-02-2012 05:04 PM

West Coast/ Ludington Area Must Plays:
Flip City - don't miss it.
Leviathan
Beast
Beauty
Goliath ? (I've never played Goliath layout)
Optional: If you have time that area and like tight/techinical, check out Whitehall


Further north up the west coast there's:
Myles Kimmerly
Hickory Hills
Carly's Playground


Ann Arbor Area Must Plays:
Hudson Mills Monster
Hudson Mills Original
Rolling Hills
Independence Lake... a few holes are under construction, read the course home page
Kensington Black Locust


Northeast suburbs of Detroit:
Stony Creek
Addison Oaks County Park
Holly Woods
RiverBends

PM me - be happy to give you my cell # and discuss what kind of courses you like, maybe help you tailor your trip. Depending on when you're in the state/area, maybe we can meet up.

Fallasburg's great, but there's not much else near it -not a lot of bang for your buck timewise.

deBebbler 08-02-2012 05:06 PM

I don't have as much experience in the Detroit area, so I will fill you in on the west side of the state

Ludington is main stop #1, with Beauty, Beast, Goliath, Leviathan, Flip City all in or close to town, and Branstrom Park about 30 minutes away. FYI, Beauty/Beast/Goliath are very scenic, but Leviathan is just a beatdown.

Main stop #2, Traverse City (Grand Traverse Bay area). MK, Carly's and Hickory Hills are your only courses, but they are good ones.

Although none are on your list, coming up to the Petoskey (Little Traverse Bay) area will give you River Road Sports Complex and The Crowle Hole which are in very nice areas, along with Avalanche and Boyne Mountain which have some great hikes and stunning views. Having done a bit of dg travel myself, I have come to realize I have some slick courses around me.

Most of these courses are on or near Lake Michigan. Lots of scenic views for you.

I would add Memorial Park in Frankenmuth off I-75 if you travel on it. It is a top shelf course in a very nice park, and NOT to be misssed. I would also add Hanson Hills in Grayling if you like tough, demanding courses with lots of elevation.

If you come up north, send a message and maybe we can play a round....

B3NDER 08-02-2012 05:07 PM

Do yourself a favor, and cross Riverside off your list :sick: :gross:

Seriously.

Other than that, I hope you at least make it to Flip!

BogeyNoMore 08-02-2012 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deBebbler (Post 1539789)
I would add Memorial Park in Frankenmuth off I-75 if you travel on it. It is a top shelf course in a very nice park, and NOT to be misssed.

^ He speaks the truth!

I saw you like wooded courses... you'll enjoy this trip!

apdrvya 08-02-2012 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by B3NDER (Post 1539790)
Do yourself a favor, and cross Riverside off your list :sick: :gross:

Seriously.

Other than that, I hope you at least make it to Flip!

I'll second this... unless you like scraping goose sh!t off your shoes.

Mando 08-02-2012 05:29 PM

First revision;
Flip City
Hickory Hills
Holly Woods
Victory
Hudson Mills
Addison Oaks
Deerfield
Mason County
Rolling Hills
Independence Lake
Stony Creek
Hammond Hill
Fallasburg
River Bends ?
Myles Kimmerly
Carly's Playground
Memorial
I do like wooded courses,but also want to see something different (being from NC).

apdrvya 08-02-2012 05:33 PM

if you like wooded courses and you're going up towards traverse and shelby, hit up whitehall...

also, leviathan should be on your card if it's not included in mason county

one more, add shore acres in saugatuck and branstrom in fremont


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