Kalamazoo, MI
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1    6/1/2012   6/19/2012
Review By: sgamerp
Played: 77  Reviewed: 61  Exp: 6.1 Years
This review was updated on 6/10/2013
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Shot Variation. This place has pretty much all you can ask for besides the water being in play. Tight Wooded, Bombers, Up and Downhill.
- Place is pretty good of a work out with lots of elevation variation.
- Signs makes it pretty easy to find your way around and know where to go.
-Tee pads Pretty nice Tee Pads here, minus hole 10(it's all rough looking)
-Grass is managed pretty well (as it should be with pay to play)
Cons: - For a pay to play, there isn't nearly as many trash cans and benches as there should be.
-The staff seems to be pretty unfriendly
-On a Sunny or Windy day the Back 9 can be pretty rough as a lot of it's open without shade or trees.
-It used to have a water hole but they took this out(atleast I have been told this)
-They run out of Score Cards(for a pay to play it should have them)

Other Thoughts: First hole was kind of hard to find, it's starts in the woods right by the water, but the sign is hard to see from the parking lot.
This place is pretty good and has a lot of fun holes. I think for the pay to play factor makes this a place that I don't really want to come back to. Cold Brook is about the same in distance and more enjoyable. However if I lived in the Kzoo area and there was a small annual fee it may be worth it as there is swimming here too.
Also from what I saw if you walk in its free, but I didn't think there was parking anywhere by it and it's a walk to the first hole.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Good Mix

1    8/2/2010   8/2/2010
Review By: nabaah
Played: 44  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 17.1 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Nice cement tees, they've got a nice mix of everything out here, 18 is a nice downhill tunnel shot nice way to end the round, some open holes with nice distance and then some tight ones through the woods.
Cons: Signs, most are missing some spots got confusing to navigate, they could fix the signs if i pay to play.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend using spotters out here if you get off the fairway it can get a little thick and make finding discs hard. Fun course worth the trip I can't wait to come back out.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Do we really need to walk up that hill?

5+    5/6/2009   5/15/2009
Review By: MIdisc1
Played: 35  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 15.6 Years
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Fun and challanging course with some length, woods, and elevation changes.
Cons: Thick grass in summer, sometimes busy, pay to play in summer, some waiting on nice days
Other Thoughts: Fun course with all around apeal, bring bug spray

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Good Ole Romo

5+    11/27/2008   12/22/2008
Review By: landon77
Played: 49  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 14.6 Years
This review was updated on 12/11/2010
16 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -
-Awesome course with elevation, water, and wooded holes.
-Cement tee pads throughout.
-Scenic holes you won't soon forget.
-Not very busy.
-Excellent challenge that will test your distance and accuracy.
-Supberb layout of course. You won't be running into any other holes.
-Course is well marked.
-Course is well maintained.
Cons: -
-Not DOG friendly, the staff will give you grief if you come between Memorial day and Labor day. Don't bring your dog during this period you will be disappointed as you get turned away. (Goto Coldbrook not far away).
-Long prairie grass easy to lose your disk in the summer.
-Cost's money to play
-During the months after Labor day until Memorial day you have to park outside the park in a small little area that fills up rapidly.
Other Thoughts: -
My favorite course in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area. This course is a must play, it has all the ingredients of a top course. If you are playing between Sept-May start at hole #13 which is right next to the parking spaces (when the park is closed)---sometimes they do open in the off season but rarely. If you do this you will end up finishing on #12 right next to your car.
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Hole #9 a monster drive is needed to clear the water on this hole!
--Warning for hole #9---
do not go into the water it looks shallow but it is not! It is full of goose and duck droppings and you will be up to your neck in it. Also don't be a jerk and throw picnic tables are other items to try to retrieve your disk, it won't work and the Township board that runs the course will or might end up closing it off or putting in more intrusive rules.


This course is truly a gem, play it if your looking for an excellent course to play in the area.


Update for March 2009.

Vandals and disc golfers have been treating the course poorly and as a result they removed some garbage bins and benches. Thanks guys!

***Update July 31st 2009***
Hole 9 has a new pin placement, just as challenging as before.
The Course itself has gone through some renovation, many trees have been cleared and it looks and plays even better!!!!

Update May 2010
They changed the course layout again. The magnificent hole number 9 got changed to what it was before and it is not as good as it could be.

UPDATE AUGUST 2010
--They still don't allow dogs in the course, although a few reviews claimed you could this is not the case. .

----New signs and more benches really improved this course.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    3/23/2010   10/21/2008
Review By: Mark R
Played: 83  Reviewed: 65  Exp: 11.8 Years
This review was updated on 8/28/2011
5 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Great cement tee pads on all holes, with new signs. Better-than-average maintenance.

Holes 3 through 9 offer varied layouts with both crush opportunities and tech holes.

Back nine is fairly wide open for distance drives and has nicely detailed fairways.

Hole 18 has a long downhill drive with a narrow opening and fairway that demands skill.

Generally easy to navigate.
Cons: Accessability and parking in fall/winter.
Entrance fee($5).

Holes 1 and 2 are a little too tightly-wooded and seem like they belong at a different course.

Tall grass outside of fairways on the back nine eats discs, especially in mid-summer.
Other Thoughts: Where to go if you're sick of hitting trees at Oshtemo or Coldbrook, and typically less crowded than either.

One of southwest Michigan's most under-appreciated courses.

3/24/10 Update: Holes 7-9 have been changed back to the pre-2008 layout, with 9 being a short downhill hole instead of the former water hole.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 robert morris

2-4    8/8/2008   8/30/2008
Review By: worthdan
Played: 9  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 7.6 Years
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: really fun and easy to get to. has a wide variety of holes with elevation changes and long and short holes and left and right hooking holes. easy to navigate and wasn't too crowded. also one of the cleaner courses i've played.
Cons: a couple of the holes are kinda crazy but add to the overall experience. holes #2 and the new #9 come to mind. can be a pain in the butt to find your disc on some of the back 9 holes with the long prairie type grass. also you have to pay to play, but it's worth it.
Other Thoughts: fun and recommended

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Michigan Smorgasborg

6/13/2008   6/13/2008
Review By: FoleyT
Played: 86  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 8.9 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well designed course with plenty of variety. Some technical 'woods' holes, some wide open grasslands, elevation (up and down), trees, doglegs right and left, wind, some blind holes. A good place to use every shot in your repetoire. Well marked for the most part, and each nine returns you back to the parking lot allowing you to play either nine or eighteen. The park entrance fee keeps traffic and trash to a minimum.
Cons: While this is a 'pay to play' course, the five dollar park entrance fee could be split by four players squeezed into the same car, which makes it pretty affordable for a day's outing. Play it twice to stretch your five dollars even further (yearly pass also available). A couple of the holes were a bit 'tree heavy' and could use a chainsaw to open things up a little bit more (hole 8 was just plain ridiculous).
Other Thoughts: Bring plenty of water, the elevation changes can be quite strenuous in the heat of the day. Bring your swimsuit and take a dip in the lake when you are finished (wish we had).

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.


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