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Old 09-07-2012, 11:57 PM
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This Sunday! Northern Michigan: Traverse, Petoskey, Grayling, or?

I have to pick one. On Sunday I'll be driving downstate on I-75 from Cheboygan and my wife is cool with fitting in a round. I have to weigh the pros/cons of taking a detour to Petoskey or Hickory Hills, or just play Hanson Hills... Is Hanson Hills the best option since it's right off 75? Or is Hickory Hills really worth a two hour detour? Or is Petoskey better than Hickory Hills with only a 40min detour even though it doesn't have as good of a course as Hickory?

I'm a newer player and my wife just started last week. We can have fun anywhere but I'd like to get your opinions on the options...
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:31 AM
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Hickory is the better course but Hanson Hills is solid. Also convenient that it has 2 courses on site.
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:10 PM
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Anyone play all three? Is Alpena okay?
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:32 PM
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Anyone play all three? Is Alpena okay?
all are worth playing but hickory is the best and worth the drive. ill add that traverse city is effing awesome and you can treat the wife to a nice dinner or lunch at one of the stellar dining establishments in town. carlys playground(mt holiday) in traverse is also awesome but its a serious workout. if time is an issue then grayling is the best option. the course in alpena is cool but not worth driving out of the way for. if you do ever play the alpena courses then pm todd wiley, he is a cool local guy there that will meet you for a round and be a good guide.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:44 PM
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I would vouch for Carly's playground... better than hickory... and a true experience in every sense of the word. of the 30+new courses this year, carly's has been the best by leaps and bounds.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:45 PM
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Carly's also offers the pink tee, pink basket layout which is reasonably beginner friendly if the wife wants to play as well.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:03 PM
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My wife definitely plays. She's also pretty good. I'll let you guys know what we end up doing. It always seems like time is the biggest limiting factor...
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:03 AM
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We played Hanson Hills Long Course. Wow, just awesome. That place is magical. Seriously... transported to a different place and time....
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:09 AM
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We played Hanson Hills Long Course. Wow, just awesome. That place is magical. Seriously... transported to a different place and time....
I love that course as well. I just played the Hanson Hills Open on Saturday for my 3rd and 4th rounds on the big course. (It beat me up again, I tied for DFL in Am3 )

It has some seriously good disc golf
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:13 AM
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Anyone play all three? Is Alpena okay?
Compared to what is on the west side of the state, Alpena is just okay. Right now is the best disc golf experience here, both courses are in good shape except for the missing basket #14 at Lumberjack Meadows (STOLEN! ) If you ever want to drive the 2 hour trip to get here, hit me up for a round or two.

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the course in alpena is cool but not worth driving out of the way for. if you do ever play the alpena courses then pm todd wiley, he is a cool local guy there that will meet you for a round and be a good guide.
I'll try if time allows
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