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Grand Rapids, MI
Earl W. Brewer Park - Gold Share
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3 / 504ft. Par / Distance:
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 Brewer's Best

5+    10/9/2009   10/9/2009
Review By: chad groen
Played: 23  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 14.1 Years
This review was updated on 5/18/2011
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course has a nice layout which includes trees, bushes, weeds, open fairways, blind tee shots, hills, and a road. The length of the holes vary throughout the course, and each one has its own unique look offering different obstacles and hole designs. This helps give each one fresh feel, making them more fun to play. The fairways are in good shape, like the red course, and the rough can be kind of nasty, encouraging you to throw your disc more accurately (of course, that's the whole point of having a rough, but that idea tends to get overlooked in disc golf). Overall, this 9-hole course has a lot more variety than the other three courses at Brewer Park.
Cons: The second tee box is kind of hidden behind a large bush near the first tee box, so after you finish the first hole you have to walk almost all the way back. The last 3 holes are a little too identical and seem a little too easy compared to the first 6. Also, you don't want to play the last 4 holes if it has rained recently, because that open field can practically turn into a marshland. The ground splish-splashes with every step, and you can easily step into a large puddle without noticing it. It's not even something you can walk around, because almost the entire field can be flooded.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I think this is the best of the four courses Earl W. Brewer Park has to offer. It's not perfect, but for a 9-hole course it has a good layout with a wide variety of obstacles that help make the holes more fun and challenging to play.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Gold

5+    6/1/2009   10/9/2009
Review By: nrohtlaw
Played: 37  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 20.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good layout considering it has been changed 3 times.They had to keep the baskets and tee's away from the snobs in the houses.
Cons: 7,8,9,and10's fairways are too close together,and can be wet for about 11 months out of the year.The grass in the rough outside of the mowed fairways can get pretty tall if the park does'nt mow for a while.
Other Thoughts: Great course to play if you find the rest of the park too busy.Most of the newbies and "wiggers" are too scared to play it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  micspa1

1    7/12/2009   7/12/2009
Review By: micspa1
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 12.8 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: good:sceanery, cages,pads,cut grass,pretty much the best out of the 4.
Cons: a lot of people but thats not a surprize bc its a good course.
Other Thoughts: watch out for killer discs.it seemed like every minute someone yelled 4.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Golden

1    6/20/2009   6/21/2009
Review By: -johnbob
Played: 10  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 5.1 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This one of my favorites out of the four. It has nice long fairways, kept clean and some grat challenges.
Cons: Not the parks fault, but the wind.... it does funny things to discs on this course.
Other Thoughts: Someone should sell discs here, if they do they didn't on the Saturday we we're there, they would have made a killing

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Great Partners Course

5+    5/12/2009   5/14/2009
Review By: Azar002
Played: 13  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 8.8 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Least populated course at Brewer, this is a great course to play when 10 of your friends show up to disc. Mostly open, long fairways and doglegs make this course perfect for advanced players. Gold definitely improved when they shuffled some of the holes around in 2008. Deuce opportunities on #8 and #9 can make up for early bogies.
Cons: Holes 6 through 9 stay wet until mid summer. I played it mid May 2009 and barely soaked a sock by stepping lightly at the right spots on #6.
Other Thoughts: The long grasses between #4 and #5 can eat up a disc and call a search party, but it is much better than before 2008 when half the holes threw over the tall grass.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Brewer Golds.

2-4    4/1/2009   4/27/2009
Review By: JojoXGooch
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 6.8 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Usually the least crowded. Very open, cement tees, baskets, variety of friendly locals.
Cons: Unless it's very hot out, it's more likely than not that the last few holes are flooded or muddy.
Other Thoughts: Be prepared to wash your shoes if you're an idiot like myself and play it anyway in early March.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Updated Course Still Fun!

5+    9/17/2008   4/13/2009
Review By: xrockfistx
Played: 19  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 7.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Varitey of long a short shots. The first few holes are very long where as you get to the back portion they get shorter. Never busy because, people are afraid to play in the back. If it rains, it's really wet back there sometimes but, it's not too bad. All of the holes have concrete pads now so it's not super muddy.
Cons: Early in the season, you can't play it because it's still wet from melting snow and rain. This one always seems to have the most bugs so, bring spray.
Other Thoughts: Like playing it because, it's far away from the crowds.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Improved and challenging! Beginner to Intermediate level

5+    2/3/2008   2/3/2009
Review By: landon77
Played: 49  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 14.6 Years
This review was updated on 1/13/2010
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Earl Brewer Park has 4 nine hole courses on this property.
Each course is somewhat unique and offers it's on set of challenges.
The course is well maintained and taken care of a big improvement from just a few years ago.
The property has a soccer complex as well as a park area for the little ones.
Dog friendly, ample parking, somewhat decent signs, and benches to sit on.
Easy to find off highway 131.
Ample parking.
Very clean and an excellent area made for disc golf.

Gold is pretty challenging and scenic, has decent variety with woods, water (swampy), and wide open fairways.
Gold is very long with mostly wide open grip and rip drives.
Updated and improved in 2008 adds extra fun factor for efficiany between holes.
Big throwers will love this course!
Least busy of the 4 courses.
Cons: There are a few con's on the GOLD course. Signs are decent but this course is the least played and also not very well marked. If your playing for the first time you might find some holes hidden and difficult to find and locate. Some baskets are hidden behind tree's. If there is a rain of any sort there seems to be flooding issues especially with hole #5- through #8.
There are speed traps by cops here.
Other Thoughts: Respect the leash law because this area is high traffic.
Out of the four courses at this excellent park Gold would be my first choice to play.
Gold has excellent variety with some good elevation mixes as well as some very long holes. For me it is the most challenging of the 4 courses.
Improvements within the last year have made this course in my estimate the best out of the 4 courses.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Confuzzled, but nice mix.

1    10/1/2008   10/2/2008
Review By: MountainMan
Played: 15  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 32 Years
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Nice mix of holes.
Cons: Sometimes confusing layout where it mixes with the Red course. Some wet/muddy areas. This and the Red course could really use some directions to the next tee.
Other Thoughts: Better hole maps or color coded baskets would really help. #3 (or maybe #2) has a big red marker on the basket despite this being the gold course.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Major recent redesign

5+    8/25/2008   8/25/2008
Review By: FoleyT
Played: 86  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 8.9 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: One of four 'color coded' nines at this 36 hole course. Recent renovations to the 'Gold' nine have improved this course tremendously. The last four holes flow much more smoothly, and make better use of a frequently 'swampy' area of the park. Most of this course moves through open grassy areas, with some slight protection of the baskets by surrounding shrubs and trees.
Cons: Some of the holes come uncomfortably close to the roadway, and some of the rough can be hard to find discs in.
Other Thoughts: In the recent renovations to this park, Gold saw the most changes, and it has been for the better in my opinion. Depending on the weather this can be one of the more challenging, or less challenging of the four nines at this park. Windy or Wet conditions make this a different challenge each time you visit.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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