1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There is a good mixture of left to right and right to left holes to challenge anybody's shot making ability. Concrete tee pads with brooms nearby on some holes. some holes to just open up and let it fly. makes you work for every shot. Fairly easy to navigate around the course. Practice basket near parking lot.
Cons: It really needs signage badly you can follow the path to the tee pad but on a lot of holes you can't really see the basket from the tee. Not too crazy about hole 16, tee pad for 7 sometimes looks like its aimed at the basket for 13.
Other Thoughts: Would recommend that first timers play this course with someone who has played here before. Hole 1 starts out with a long drive ability with hole tuck in by pine tree way down there. Hole 5 you need long accurate straight shots seeing that this hole runs completely uphill and the fairway is only about 9 feet wide the entire length with heavy brush on both sides. Hole 8 opens up into a large field where you can just let a long drive fly. Hole 9 has a nice long narrow fairway that opens up about halfway to the hole. Hole 10 the basket is on the hill directly in front of pad and slightly left of it. Hole 11 goes straight then turns left. Hole 12 has a nice long drive opportunity if you can navigate around the two skinny trees on the right side of fairway. Hole 13 be careful on your approach shot to the basket. The basket is on a ridge and both sides drop of steeply. Hole 15 is a nice long hole going downhill. Hole 16 is the monster on this course. All you see from the tee is a bunch of trees and brush. The hole is past those and past the next set of trees. You need careful disc placement on this hole. If playing with partners would highly recommend the you send out someone to spot where your disc lands. This hole can easily eat discs. If you lose your disc in the bushes be sure to look high and low. the bush may drop your disc to the ground or it may hold onto it in its top branches. All in all it is a Great course to play. I would highly recommend that everyone at least try this course.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
A Disc Please
Pros: The course is set up very nicely, Each Tee pad has its own little bit of difficulty. There seems to be such a wide arrange of throws at each hole as well. Some holes have multiple paths to take which can be nice for sidarm and forearm throwers. Always a change of scenery with fairway width changes. Coule be wide open one hole and tight with many tress the next. Makes for a challenging course, one of the best in the Grand Rapids area. You will find it very satisfying to really hit the Line of the hole! Each hole will bring a new surprise it seems, which can make or break your day! I would like to say its a very fun yet challenging course.
Cons: A few holes with large hills and long walks if you dont like long walks.. Some holes are not always easy to see. sometimes would be good to play with someone who knows the course well enough.
Make sure that you have plenty of time to play this course, a few times I have been there there might be a few larger crowds in front of me, so try to play through or just be ready to kick back and take it easy all day!!
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 4 Not
terrain needs some luvin'
Pros: - a variety of different hole styles.
-elevation on most
-surrounding park area quite beautiful
-let it rip on the super long ones
-SOME cement tee pads
Cons: -SOME cement tee pads.
-tee pads that are there have zero traction.
-NO signage. major con here
-long holes with blind placements
Other Thoughts: This is the course that people say (including a few reviews here) is the best in the Grand Rapids area. So we gave it a shot. The course is set off from the main Fallasburg scenic park. When you first drive in you have the feeling you might be playing on some amazingly manicured park, but this is not the case. Although for a disc golf course it is very well mowed for it's length.
Holes that are super long and technical in their placement. Ripper holes, tree holes, a peninsula hole, an up a two sand track hole(one of the most humbling holes there) and a few very cool ravine holes through the trees. The variety is outstanding.
The problem comes from complete lack of signage and kind of an inconsistent tee pad set up. The cement tee pads that are there are a very large rectangle, great size...BUT there is no traction built into it's surface. With Michigan and it's sandy environment, most of the tee pads were slippery as hell. No brooms around, so a pine tree branch was needed to sweep the sand. Signage, none. HUGE problem here especially for next hole location, distance, and hole number.
This is a course that has tons of potential with a bit more love, attention, and funds for signage. It seems to fall into the 2.5 to 3.5 category that most of the Grand Rapids area courses fall into. Worth a visit? Yeah, sure. Destination course...maybe someday hopefully.
10 of 14 people found this review helpful.
Difficult But Fun
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very challenging holes if you're looking for something fresh to play. Good use of natural elevation changes and using the elements to create hazards. Gives any chance for intermediate and pros playing it for the first time to have a fair chance at winning. Good variety of shots and not very crowded.
Cons: If driving far distances frustrates you, this course is NOT for you! Some of these are insanely long. If you have never played, be prepared to walk far ahead to find the next basket. And yes, hole 16 means the basket is literally next to the river. Some of the backwooded areas are heavily wooded and this time of year with all of the dead leaves, it can be hard to find your frisbee or, if you throw off the fairway into some thick brush.
Other Thoughts: I would play this course alot more often if it wasn't so far away.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: fun course with a variety of wooded and open holes and short, long, and really long holes. also has a variety of tight and open fairways. the scenery is beautiful. you experience grasslands, shrub lands, pine forests, and hardwood forests. also, it's not too crowded.
Cons: the course isn't marked very well and can be confusing on where to go for the first timer to the course. a couple of the holes are just a pain. especially holes 5 and 16 (i think those are the right numbers). hole 5 is about 600 ft. and uphill the entire way with a very narrow fairway and hole 16 is close to 800 ft. and it starts out kinda narrow.
Other Thoughts: not a forgiving course at all, if bogey isn't in your vocabulary it will be after you play this course. i think it's nice to play a tough course like this from time to time, i just wouldn't want this to be my main course.
i'm one of those guys that just plays every hole on every course as a par 3 (i aint do math good) but this course definitely has some legit par 4's and 5's on it they're just not specified yet.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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