Michigan City, IN 
Creek Ridge County Park Share
Uploaded By: bradtollefson Hole #5 (Taken 10/2009)
4 / 360ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Tee



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Woods N Bugs

1    7/13/2014   7/14/2014
Review By: Gizmotronx
Played: 16  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 2.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Signs are good. There is a variety of lines. That's about it.
Cons: All of the holes are cut through heavy underbrush. The lines are good, but they are all tight, punishing holes except for hole 1. Each fairway is about 10' wide. You can't even walk through most of the rough to retrieve a lost disc.

Tees are dirt (aka mud)

The chains are rusted.

There is no break on the course. After you disappear after 1, you don't come out of mosquito county until you are done.
Other Thoughts: I suspect this course would be much better in the winter, but a course shouldn't depend on that.

If you need to practice your accuracy, this course will punish you hard for taking any risk. So you shouldn't play it if you don't WANT to loose a disc.

Don't play this course as/with a beginner.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Very flat

1    3/26/2011   3/29/2011
Review By: mashnut
Played: 817  Reviewed: 774  Exp: 12.8 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a wooded area of a park. Other than the first hole, the course is in it's own section of the park so there don't seem to be conflicts with playgrounds and other park uses. Most holes have thick rough that will definitely cost you strokes if you miss your line. There is nice length variety, with a couple longer holes, some that are reachable but tricky, and an easy ace run.

The signage is good here, with hole layout and distance on nice Houck signs. The baskets are in fine shape and catch well. There wasn't any trash or vandalism, the park seemed nicely kept. The layout flows well, with no navigation issues.
Cons: The course gets a bit repetitive. Every hole is flat with thick rough, and a lot of them require an anhyzer off the tee for rhbh players (two call for an anhyzer flex). I like punishment for errant drives, but the rough here is a little nasty. There are some thorns, and lots of areas that are so thick you can't be creative to have a chance at recovering, you just have to pitch out to the fairway.

The tees are natural, and are a little rutted. Many have roots and don't provide very smooth footing. It seems like people use the paths through the course to walk their dogs, that could be a little bit of a safety issue with some blind shots. The course doesn't have a clear identity, some of the holes are appropriate for a great beginner course, while a few holes are really tough and would challenge really skilled throwers. I prefer to see courses that are aimed at one skill level rather than taking the shotgun style approach and not being a great course for any one level of player.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find a few holes they can take a shot at, but might be frustrated by the longer holes and the really punishing rough, especially in parts of the year where the tall grasses are grown up and all the trees and brush have leaves. More experienced players will enjoy some nice challenging shots, but will also find some holes that are just straightforward ace runs that lack challenge and variety. I had fun playing here, don't avoid it if you're in the area.

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