4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The more I play this course the more I love it.
Challenging yet fair to those whom have gained a knowledge of the ins and outs of the course.
Fantastic signs around the tees. Pro and Am tees for each hole.
Players on this course are all very friendly and are always willing to add more to their group.
This course is very well maintained and I personally know the workers who do such a great job of making sure everyone enjoys themselves on the course. They give it their all.
90% of the time when I play I never see another disc golfer which gives time for those needed "bench breaks."
Cons: If you throw into the rough you're going to come out looking like ground beef. I used to see this as the biggest con on this course but I've recently come to realize that it teaches you to be more accurate. The rough sucks when you suck.
Don't play in the wind. When Petoskey has winds of 15 mph, River Road sees winds of 30ish mph. Not only is the wind harsh but if you throw above the level of the rough, the wind drastically picks up and leaves you at the tee with your mouth wide open going "...WTF?!"
Not enough winter players to pack down the snow to make the course fun during winter months.
Other Thoughts: This course has made me a better disc golfer and there is no course I'd rather play in northern Michigan.
Course knowledge is key. If you've never played bring a spotter or two. I've lost so many discs at this course learning how to disc golf that it's disgusting. If you don't have absolute and pure control over your drives, play with a spotter.
The most fun way to play this course is with "league tees." Play pro tees where they are cement, and play am tees where they're dirt. The only exception is hole 21 where there are two cement tees...and you play the long one there. You get such a good mix of long and short holes that it makes me wish every course was laid out this way.
I have to give credit to Pluister and The Wild Man for such a genius design with such limited landscape.
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