4 Helpful / 2 Not
Springfield - Begg Park
Pros: Good for the "big aremed" golfers. A lot of long open holes with a few wooded to mix it up a bit. A good course for beginners as there are not a lot of places to lose your disc.
Cons: If you are into throwing in the trees, try heading over to Kimball Pines just down the road, much more challenging.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice variety of shots. Nice wide open ripp'n shots and tight technical wooded shot where you can play it safe, or take the risk and reap great rewards or suffer! It is a very nice course for a new player as most holes, other than hole 1 are very much parable. Closely located is a gas station with a Subway inside, and a part store. Both within a 5 minute walk, or 1 minute drive.
Cons: Rabbit poo galore, so watch your step. Also the play ground can be very in a very dangerous place if you try a flippy disc. Discs have been know to hit equipment (raising my own hand, but thankfully no kids hit), so be careful. One of the pro's for new players can be a con for more advanced players since with just a few months of playing time most people can par all but a few holes. Could be a bit more challenging. Also, a lot of the baskets chains are rusting.
Other Thoughts: Highly recommended course for new players or for those who really want to play casual. It sometimes can be a confidence booster if needed before a big tourney. Watch out for hole 18, my nemesis hole. It has killed some of my finer rounds as my last round would have been a -2, but turned into a -1.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Dog Friendly, Free, Good Variety of course play with water holes, elevation changes, and wooded holes. Cement tee pads for the holes. Overall good layout of course with max utilization of land. Hole 3 is a nice challenge and the signature hole on the course. It is located about 340 feet on an island surrounded by semi rapid water from a drainage creek.
Cons: Surrounded by residential apt buildings and playground. Some holes are a walk from each other. Also be careful when you tee off on some of the holes. They are right next to walking paths and can easily stray next to unsuspecting people. Watch out for Rabbit droppings and gopher tunnels.
Other Thoughts: One of the 'funner' courses in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area, and one of my personal favorites. Lot's of variety on this course. You have wide open fields to really rip it, closed wooded holes that test your accuracy, holes with a little bit of openness and accuracy needed, and water holes to beware. Golfers seem to be very friendly in the area, I have taken my dog every time with no problems. Course is close to Ft. Custer (a must play) and Kimball Pines (a harder challenge). This course is not the most challenging around. An intermediate golfer should score close to par (all par 3) and score some really nice birdies.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
very good clean course
Pros: scenic course... nice design....clean park...great elevation changes...cut grass...cement tees...water shots...restrooms...tee signs
Cons: the short tight holes are all left to right...
Other Thoughts: don't let the length of hole 1 intimidate you...
I played this course twice in 2006 and worked all week here during the 2008 Worlds, it truely is one of the best in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area.
If your lucky, the local FOP(?) lodge located in the same parking lot sells
beer, pop and munchies very cheap
when you are there.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Holes fall into one of two categories; wide open grassy urban park holes and moderately to tightly wooded shorter holes. Nice cement tees and signs. Hole 1 is long (670 feet) and wide open, perfect for crush drives. Free admission, easy to locate from nearby roads. Wide-open hilltop tees (6, 8 and 17) are fun to drive off of. Overall, a well designed urban-style course that effectively utilizes limited area. Tends to be one of the first courses in the area for snow melt in spring.
Cons: Doesn't offer the sights of Flip City or Fort Custer, with some apartment buildings and a road encroaching the front nine holes. Mostly intermediate level play, with Holes 1 and 6 being the only longer holes. There are many others in park not playing disc golf, as well as golfers, so privacy isn't a strong suit. Hole 4 is an unsatisfying road hole that could use a redesign.
Other Thoughts: Nice job with the course design, and extra points for the cement tee pads.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Begg Park, Springfield
Pros: I was astonished at how maintained this course was. The baskets are top of line. The course is lined with a variety of challenging holes. Hole one was is a long, open 636 feet. Followed by a 430's hole two. The have changed hole three, it is no longer on the island. Hole six is now on the island. All of the tee pads are the same just some basket alteration. I really enjoyed how much this course ignored basic ob rules. On the better part of half the holes you are required to throw over paths and on two of the holes you play over a short road leading to no where. Overall, I enjoyed the course and it is a sure favorite of mine.
Cons: I didn't find many flaws with this course. However during the height of the day padestrians were an issue.
Other Thoughts: Well maintained and well developed.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Always in great shape, entire park is mowed regularly. Many open holes with asphalt obs, and six short technical holes. Signature island hole (#3) is 335' with basket on an peninsula that's about 200 square feet.
Cons: 9, 10, 15, and 18 are too similar...all left to slight right in the 190-240' range.
Other Thoughts: Fun course to play...pros and high level ams should be able to shoot mid 40s on this course.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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