Fremont, MI 
Branstrom Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: lcra0825 Hole #5 (Taken 6/2012)
3 / 253ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Basket to Tee

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Beautiful and technical gem

1    5/18/2015   5/19/2015
Review By: SpartanDisc
Played: 119  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 13.4 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful course spread throughout a large park. Most holes are very technical and fairly tight, but very well designed so that you can visualize that perfect line to throw off each pad. Good share of left and right curves and a lot of high risk/high reward shots. There's a fair bit of elevation that plays well into a few holes. Many signature holes beg to be driven over and over just to try and hit that perfect line.
Cons: Some holes have a bit of a walk between them and "this way to next tee" signs would help new players not get lost. There aren't really any big open drives for big arms (16 is 350 downhill but I kept overshooting with my putters and 18 is long but with a low ceiling about 200 ft out). Would be nice to have 1 or 2 where you can really open up and let one rip.
Other Thoughts: I feel this course deserves a lot more than the 3.8 rating it has at the time of this review. The design is masterful, and it seems like it doesn't get much traffic. Being so close to the legendary Flip City, I could see this course remaining a bit of a hidden gem of the area, but a must play for those coming in from far away to try Flip.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

updated review...4 years later.

2-4    7/8/2010   7/9/2010
Review By: apdrvya
Played: 261  Reviewed: 256  Exp: 5.6 Years
This review was updated on 7/21/2014
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Aesthetic-- plays through a heavy woods in a largeish park. Course intertwines with hiking trails so watch out for non-dg'ers but it's normally not an issue.

Teesigns-- the non-alternate holes have very nice teesigns. big and blue (visible in the woods for sure) with a diagram, distance and hole number. The alternates have non-descript poles with no numbers or anything other than what has been sharpied on. With recent improvement, I'm sure new teesigns are in the works.

Teepads-- some of the nicest teepads out there. This is a huge upgrade from the carpet teepads they used to have here. 22 of 24 pads are in and only the two most remote pads haven't been filled. 4a and 8 are the only ones without new pads.

Routing and nav-- paths have certainly cleared in most cases. the transitions if you don't hit the alternate holes are rougher I'm sure and some of the alts are a bit rough but all in all, routing is not an issue.

Amenities-- beautiful new benches are in place throughout the course and are VERY welcomed on a hot day.

Challenge-- one thing that hasn't changed is the challenge this course presents. this is still a very challenging course with tough lines to hit and enough variety to keep anyone entertained throughout the round.

Escape opportunities-- much of the back half of the course plays close to the access road and adds the option of early escapes if you want a shorter round.
Minor issues here:
I do not like holes 1 and 2. never have, probably never will. I just don't like the lines presented. I'm sure this is a personal vendetta but I don't deduct for that.

long walks-- still some long walks here, especially if you skip alternate holes.
Other Thoughts: the updates here are pretty staggering. Keep up the fantastic work!!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Quickly becoming one of my favorites

2-4    0/0/0000   6/2/2010
Review By: Opus
Played: 20  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 6.6 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course features a HUGE variety of shots. Left curve, right curve, up hill, down hill, short, long... you name it, this course seems to have it. Having only played it a couple of times, I can honestly say that when the mood strikes to venture out of the local courses, this course will immediately be a first choice course.
Cons: The course really does need cement tee pads, and a couple more trash cans would be great too.
Other Thoughts: I would not recommend this course to beginners. It is a challenging course and will test your various strengths. I definately enjoy the fact that there are some very technical holes that help out the guys with not such big arms, but doesn't leave out something for those guys that want to let loose and drive either.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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