3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Newaygo State Park features 18 holes on flat, wooded terrain. This course offers some variety in the way of shot choice and route selection through tight tree lined and tree dotted fairways, but the holes are generally short and simple. The possibility of losing a disc is low, with the exception of hole 18, and the roughs are generally not very dense with bushy thickets or other treacherous growth. The course was clean and the holes utilize concrete teeing areas which are rough and provide good traction. Navigation is intuitive.
Cons: This course winds through camp sites which could be a bit intrusive to campers. There are holes that could be considered unfair as there are no defined lanes and plenty of trees to hit. There is quite possibly nothing more annoying than facing an impossible hole and this course has more than one hole that could be called lame. It is possible that paying 6 dollars for a day pass to play this course could feel like a rip off by the end of the round as it is a short, relavtively unremarkable play.
Other Thoughts: This course might be worth a look to anyone passing through the area with a serious disc golf jones. Especially if you have a state park sticker and don't have to cough up the 6 dollar fee for the somewhat mundane course. Overall, it is always a worthwhile experience to play disc golf and play it everywhere possible so thanks to Newaygo for the nod. Alright, just nothing to write home about.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Good Beginner Couse
Pros: The course is a nice walk through the woods. The holes are easy enough for players just starting out. If you toss your disc in the woods, it is generally easy to find except for hole 18.
Cons: The holes are too easy for experienced disc golfers; most are are 300ft or less.
Other Thoughts: Hole18 Tip: It could help to have a spotter walk up around the corner to see where discs fall. It's pretty hard to find the disc after it enters the dense foliage around there.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
New and Tight!
Pros: Tight fairways will challenge accuracy of all levels of players. Many short to middle range holes where placement is key. Excellent park bench between hole 9 and 10 with view of Hardy Dam Pond (looks like a lake to me). Ace run time on 15! Paths between holes are extremely well marked for flawless 1st time navigation on trails in the woods.
Cons: Because this course is so new, there is no cement, tee signs, trash cans, etc. Rough is pretty thick, so keep it in the fairway!
Other Thoughts: On your 1st time, there are a lot of blind holes, so additional scouting is reqired. Play many holes to a place in the fairway and get a par. Parking it on the drive will not happen on many holes because of the accuracy required. Bring your bug spray and water.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Brand new course. Hole 1, 2, and 3 are wide open shots with a clear path. Cool views of the river.
Cons: Crazy paths most holes reward lucky shots over skilled throws. Hole 18 is a crazy S shaped shot that is impossible.
Other Thoughts: Remove some of the trees in that are in the way. Newyago could be a really fun place to play
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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