Grand Rapids, MI 
Riverside Park (South) Share
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The 6th hole on the penninsula, as seen from the side



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 Not good

1    3/18/2012   4/5/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 815  Reviewed: 770  Exp: 12.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a flat grassy area with mature trees and a small creek. A few holes bring the creek into play around the target, adding a little bit of risk on missed putts or ace runs. Several of the posts are tucked behind trees to make the approach a little trickier. There are some nice river views from a few of the holes.
Cons: The course is short and easy, none of the holes require more than a simple putter shot for experienced players. It's flat and fairly open, so there just aren't a lot of different challenges. Several tee and target posts are missing, making it tough to navigate and a bit frustrating at times. Older reviews show that this has been an issue for an extended time. There are some spots that hold water, two holes were under a few inches of water when I played a few days after a rain. The wooden posts are a bit disappointing as a target, no satisfying sound like chains or tones.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will enjoy the shorter shots and lack of rough. It's a very beginner friendly layout and a fun set of shots to introduce new players. More experienced players won't find much challenge or any real tests. It's a really quick play with just a putter, but only really worth playing if you're looking for a course to add to your list.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 The OTHER Riverside Park

1    7/25/2011   7/25/2011
Review By: jarnson
Played: 26  Reviewed: 26  Exp: 4.4 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Good course to play for mid-range.
- A lot of water hazards, so its challenging.
- Its a nice course to warm up on before north and provides a great place for practice even if there are no baskets.
- Trees (somewhat like Brewer Blue) offer the chance to work on hyzers and anhyzers.
- Water is easier to find your discs in.
Cons: - No terrain challenge (up and down; hills = none)
- No baskets, only poles.
- Some missing tees and posts. (you will have to just wing it, but it works)
Other Thoughts: Overall a good course, better than some of the simpler courses, but rating is due to no baskets, some tees missing and the overall challenge.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Riverside (south)

2-4    9/8/2010   9/8/2010
Review By: rshrevo
Played: 38  Reviewed: 32  Exp: 18.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice course to warm up on before playing the north course or to cool down with after playing the north course. Not a long course so you can easily reach most of the holes in the posted par. (i think the posted par is for when they actually used frisbees.) you can work on your short game and control with the water hazards nearby on some of the holes. hardly anyone on the course so can play quickly if the walking path you shoot a lot of shots back and forth over isn't too busy.
Cons: missing tees, posts and complete holes. but you can make you your own tee or post for those. Could use some upkeep.
Other Thoughts: All in all its a nice little course to play for a change of pace. a lot of people i talk to don't even realize that this course even exists here. most only know about the basket course on the north side of the park.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 the deep south

1    7/12/2010   7/12/2010
Review By: apdrvya
Played: 245  Reviewed: 238  Exp: 4.5 Years
This review was updated on 8/8/2012
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Short, yet challenging course south of the north (basket) course. Much better view of the Grand River on the front 9 than the Basket course. When I played, course was mostly dry. Water that you play over is much easier to retrieve discs from than the older brother to the north. Throwing with par 3's on all holes (nothing more is necessary), I threw a -5 the first time I played it.
Cons: Poles and Tees missing on some holes (#9 entirely missing). Maps aren't all that accurate at some points, so, it's kind of a huck and hope.
Other Thoughts: With some of the issues that are becoming evident with the north course (goose crap and flooding) It seems that the city of GR could definitely (and cheaply) upgrade this course to a basket course with natural tees without much issue. There are times that it's flooded just like the north course, but it's definitely overlooked and underplayed. I will be back, just hoping for improvements.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Riverside South

2-4    8/30/2009   8/30/2009
Review By: kpakkala
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Fun as a warm up to the basket course.
The holes are both challenging and enjoyable for the beginners and the pros.
The holes are shorter so there is a more finesse than power involved.
This is an older pole course so less people play it which is nice because you don't have to wait or worry about people behind you.
Cons: There are a few pole markers missing but you can make some of them up.
The first few holes you have to throw close or over a high traffic bike/walk path.
There a few holes that have water or swamp like water. My fiance learned the hard way the first time we played, but she braved the gloomy waters and retrieved her newly purchased $10 driver.
Which can make it more challenging by not hitting someone.
Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this course especially at sunset. There are some tall trees on the last few holes that create some nice shadows. Also it is a short course that can be played rather quickly if you don't have alot of time.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Decent

5+    8/12/2009   8/17/2009
Review By: valkyrie
Played: 10  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun, Small, some water shots where u wont loose ur disc cause its easy to get back (kind of fun)! No one else on this course so you can mess around with ur friends!
Cons: Missing a few tee sighns and pins, play the ones you can find, make some up, whatever works for you ;)
Other Thoughts: Fun to play!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Could be fixed up.

5+    7/24/2009   7/24/2009
Review By: mambrose
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 21.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun to play after you finish up the basket course. the first 8 holes arent very fun, but once you play those, the last 8 or so are fun, and you need to use alot of diffrent shots
Cons: Not marked good, missing poles,signs, no tee's, could be fixed up.
Other Thoughts: i think it would be nice if the city would fix it up a little, or even add baskets in and make it a second course, it would defently make more players want to come to riverside.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Riverside South

5+    10/23/2007   10/23/2007
Review By: FoleyT
Played: 86  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 9.4 Years
This review was updated on 8/25/2008
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: frequently overlooked 'pole course'. Great for if you have limited time available (can be rushed through in about 30-40 minutes) - shorter holes than the north course, but more trees and technical shots required. A good course to introduce new players to the game.
Cons: water comes into play on several holes, and due to the nature of the water involed (the Grand River, and a few small bottomless mucky ponds), the water tends to 'keep your discs'. Several missing poles and tee signs make navigating a trick for first timers (check the sign by the first tee for approximate placement of missing holes)
Other Thoughts: tee sign missing on #4, pole missing on #7, pole missing on #8 (lost it this past winter), pole and tee signs missing for #9, tee sign missing on #11

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


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