Vandalia, MI 
Dr. Lawless Park Share
Uploaded By: shaggz   (Taken 10/2009)
All 18 Tee Signs from new redesign of the course



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 There's potential here

1    3/26/2011   4/3/2011
Review By: mashnut
Played: 815  Reviewed: 770  Exp: 12.7 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course plays through a heavily wooded area with some small elevation changes. The hills are used pretty well to add challenge and variety. Though the holes are all pretty short, there's a nice variety of hole shapes, with left and right turning holes and early and late turns. I threw putters for just about every drive here, but I still had to get creative on several shots. There is a course map online that's mostly helpful in following the course layout.
Cons: It seems like there have been multiple rounds of changes made to this course. That leaves it feeling unfinished and rough. There are some basic signs, but many of the tees are unmarked dirt spots. That makes it difficult to find the tees, and leaves you with no clue as to the direction or distance to the hole. It also leaves a lot of navigation issues. The map doesn't always match the current layout, so even looking at the map it's not necessarily obvious where to go next.

Many of the holes need a little more cleaning and clearing to have good golf lines. Most have thick brush with nasty thorns encroaching on the fairways so that even a good shot can end up in the rough. Some need just a few trees taken out to make them less luck-dependent holes.
Other Thoughts: With some work on tees and signage, and a little clearing work, this could be a fun course. It's very short, so it's more geared toward beginners, though the thick thorny rough can be a bit punitive. More experienced players won't find it too challenging, but it could be a fun place to play a putter only round.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  much improved

2-4    9/25/2009   10/1/2009
Review By: dusty
Played: 25  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 26.3 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The biggest pro to this course is the near total re-design. Still a short course it is actually playable now. Was disappointed with 44 on old lay out happy with 50 on new.
Cons: Tee pads are in bad shape. Missing basket on hole 1. Still a few fairways that aren't fairways. Lot of thorns.
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't plan a trip to play this course but if your in the area and want to play a short but fun course it is now worth hitting.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.


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