Boyne City, MI 
Avalanche Preserve Share
Uploaded By: FoleyT Hole #18
3 / 183ft. Par / Distance:
Basket on the 18th with a beautiful view of Lake Charlevoix

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 Fantastic Northern Course

2-4    6/20/2014   7/8/2014
Review By: TonyR
Played: 14  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 5.3 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The setting is a beautiful. The course includes a number of forest types, as well as some old field/meadow holes. It has great variety, ranging from very technical wooded to open meadow holes. The course includes some long walks and takes a while to play, but the walk is very enjoyable. The course was clean and well maintained (except for the tee pads as described below).
Cons: The tee pads. Almost all of the tee pads are sandy/gravel, and many were hollowed out when I played. This is a bit dangerous, and it is tough to focus on making a good throw when you're worried about your footing.
Other Thoughts: This quickly became one of my favorite courses. I played it three times during a week-long vacation in the area. The addition of rubber tee pads (concrete would be tough to install because of the remote pad locations) would do A LOT to improve the play. Even with the sub par tee boxes this is a must play course if you find yourself in northern Michigan!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Far better than some of these reviews

1    5/20/2014   5/21/2014
Review By: apdrvya
Played: 254  Reviewed: 249  Exp: 5.2 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Aesthetic-- plays through an extinct ski mountain. shares most of the terrain with hiking trails. be careful to watch for walkers.

Teepads-- not bad, not good. gravel, set apart from the paths. Some held water after rain but overall they served their purpose and were adequate.

Baskets-- the first 5-6 holes had old single chain baskets (I believe they were home made) but the later holes had chainstars. all in good shape.

Teesignage-- the first few holes had really sweet signs. I'm guessing that with the deletion of hole 3 and the addition of the newest hole they needed editing and repair.

challenge-- great challenge here. the shorter holes are crazy tight and provide a nice challenge. the meadow holes are a needed break to air your arm out a bit.

Variety-- Nicely done. a little something for everyone. short, long, left, right, up, down, all around a nice course!

Long walks-- 15 to 16 is a quarter mile (at least) walk. 14 to 15 is a brutal uphill hike.

Wasted opportunities-- with the long walks, there is room for a LOT more holes here. the fact that there isn't a throw down the mountain is inexcusable.
Other Thoughts:
Great course, seriously. I really enjoyed this course. It's beginner friendly and you spend a ton of time getting up the mountain rather than walking straight up it.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Amazing scenery!!

1    7/27/2009   8/3/2009
Review By: Jayl3ird
Played: 11  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 6.2 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Fantastic variety of holes. Picturesque hiking followed by a jaw-dropping view of a massive lake stretching off into the horizon.
Cons: About 4.5 miles of mountain hiking from basket 1 to 18. Then 450ish stairs down to parking lot. Follow a local group if you have not been here, hole signage is less than adequate.
Other Thoughts: Great local players. Super friendly attitudes. Groovy artwork. Hell-of-a-hike!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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