This course is way better than its given credit for!
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +Absolutely beautiful
+I really enjoyed the tee to hole placements
especially on 5, 14 and 17
+I suppose there are some good Ace holes
not for me, but good deuce holes for sure!
+A lot of tight wooded holes
+Awesome elevation changes everywhere
+Normally I would downgrade for gravel
tees, but they played really well here had
just been raked and where firm and level
+Nice and clean, new trash cans
+A lot of benches, not everywhere but
enough where needed I guess
+I could tell a lot of care has been put into
this course recently
+Really easy to navigate, nice flow
+Good mix for all types of throwers
+Close to town, easy to find even off
+Hole 18 you get a beautiful lake view!
Cons: -Between 14 and 15 and 16, there is ALOT
of hiking-mostly uphill, it would seem more
holes, possibly ALT holes would be nice.
-Signs were all removed, I was told they are
being remade right now and will go in soon
Other Thoughts: ^I feel like maybe this course gets knocked alittle unfairly, possibly due to all the hiking. NO, you are not going to play this course quickly. You could play just the front 9 if that is what you are looking for.
^Good hiking shoes
^Just to the left of basket 9 there was a TON of bees, bring an epi-pen if needed
^Some of the holes are located on jogging /
hiking / biking paths, so you have to share
^I highly recommend this course for sure, I don't think this course deserves the low score it is getting!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Has a nice variety of different holes. Nice Chainstar baskets. A fairly private park, but does have a few other players and pedestrians. Has some great meadow holes on the front nine such as Hole 5, 6 and 9. Higher fun factor than other Northern Michigan courses, with slightly more elevation changes than River Road in Petoskey. Hole 13 is a woods hole that is worth the upwill walking effort needed to get there, with a mini-ravine buried in the side of a hill and diagonal path for drives. Hole 17 exits back into the open with a well-maintained fairway with the basket perched at a scenic spot. Hole 18 takes a light touch to keep from rolling into severe rough.
Cons: Very hard to navigate on back nine, with a tough uphill walk between several holes. Iffy tee pads and signage; Some holes on the back nine could be missed because of the considerable distance between holes 11 and 12, 14 and 15, and 16 and 17. Though not a major fault, players should be prepared for a long day of walking. Those expecting a big downhill Hole 18 will be disappointed.
Other Thoughts: Slight improvement would make this course first rate. However, it does need a little more work to make easier to follow on the back nine. If they could cut out the long walk between some of the back nine holes, that would be an improvement.
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
ready for a hike?
Pros: the front half of the course has a little more variety than the back 9 with holes alternating between nice fields with good but avoidable obstacles to wooded shots with narrow shot passages. if you want a very nice short course play the first 9 and then take a short walk back to your car.
if you continue on to the back 9 the rest of the course winds up the back side of an old local ski hill. the trail continues on a steady incline from hole to hole. where the front 9 is more congested with smaller diameter trees the back is much more wooded with larger trees. although the fairways are narrow disc loss is not a large worry as there is little ground cover other than some leaves. once you reach the top of the course you are treated to a wonderful view of the southern end of town and the lake. there are two large decks built so that you can relax on a bench and watch a beautiful sunset. then walk down a set of stairs and your back to the parking lot and your car.
Cons: the only real detraction for the course would be the shear amount of walking that is required to finish the course. the front 9 is fairly flat, but the back 9 is a steady climb up the back of an old ski hill. if you are out of shape and don't like walking you may not enjoy it. but if you do stick with it the view is to much to put in words.
Other Thoughts: there are quite a bit of blackberry bushes near holes 6 & 7 and it can be a little trouble to find a disc thrown in the thick of the thorns. the trail you follow along the disc golf course is shared with other people walking, riding mountain bikes, and the occasional person on horseback. so you will sometimes need to wait for people to pass.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice variety of holes, beautiful scenery, breathtaking vista when you reach the top of the mountain with easy stairs back down to the parking lot.
Cons: Some of the holes on the back 9 as you are following the road to the top get a bit monotonous. Lots of pedestrians when we played it using the same 'trail' that the disc course is located on or near.
Other Thoughts: Design-wise, the elevation could have been better utilized considering how much of it is around there, and it isn't convenient to play just the front 9 or the back 9 without walking the whole course.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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