Michigan City, IN
Creek Ridge County Park Share
Uploaded By: bradtollefson Hole #6 (Taken 10/2009)
3 / 225ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #6 Tee



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  Once & Out

1    7/27/2011   8/6/2011
Review By: Conundrum
Played: 6  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.9 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Let's preface this by saying I am a noob reviewing for newbies.

Nice, "simple" 9-hole with well-maintained fairways with good signage. Baskets are in good condition. Holes flow well. You can't make a wrong turn. Rest room by parking lot. It's challenging to shoot well here (see "Cons").
Cons: You've got to be really good at tracing your line to play here. Otherwise you will need a machete and rescue dogs to recover an errant shot. The fairways are narrow and the rough is rough. My son and I actually found ourselves playing a more reserved game so we wouldn't need to go off-road.

Natural tees with some trips if you don't watch out. Course is flat as a grade school clarinet (really, really flat).

Did I mention the mosquitos? Make sure you have either a kevlar suit or a truckload of bug spray. By late afternoon, they were actually interfering with my approach, but they don't taste that bad.
Other Thoughts: In short, if its all you've got, its better than nothing, but there are some awesome courses within an hour's drive.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Intermediate

1    1/30/2011   2/3/2011
Review By: notapro
Played: 386  Reviewed: 279  Exp: 10.7 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in and around a dense forest area, with plenty of thick brush and trees. There is a dog park on site, but it doesn't seem like anything would interfere with the disc golf.
- Lots of shot variety here, with an emphasis on being able to manipulate a RHBH anny or RHFH shot in many different ways. Very few places where a typical RHBH hyzer makes sense, at least off the teepads. Some of the holes have extremely tight lines to hit, or have pretty significant obstacles in the way. Accuracy is needed above all else, and the thick rough prevents any good recovery shot.
- The winding fairways, and numerous blind baskets, lead to a lot of risk-reward tee shots. Most of the holes are short enough to reach from the tee, but you are definitely risking a horrible second shot if it is off course in the slightest. Some specific examples include a long, gentle s-curve on #7, and a big hyzer/OH/FH to get over a large patch of forest on #9.
- Good variety in hole length, with three short holes at or under 225', as well as three over 300'. And, the longer holes are not just distance practice, they have tough fairways to boot. No wide-open bombers here.
- Excellent signage, good baskets, and workable tee pads. Navigation is a breeze, at least in the wintertime.
Cons: - Course is limited by the available terrain; there is no elevation, no water, and not much else other than the same nasty tree-filled rough. But, the course makes good use of it and tries to provide a few different looks.
- Some repetition with a lot of right curving holes, and constantly tight fairways. So, a lot of them feel pretty similar with a tough RHBH anny with bad rough on both sides.
Other Thoughts: - I can see how some might call this a pitch n' putt course, but I would consider it more of a pitch n' pitch n' putt course. There are multiple holes that legitimately warrant a driver (for a birdie chance anyway), and many others that would take a couple of safe 'approach' shots to get to the basket. I think this course is better suited to an intermediate, or even advanced level player; a true beginner would have a tough time staying out of trouble. Overall, a good 9-holer to learn some tough lines or course management, but the fun factor is lacking with similar holes and brutal punishment.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Leave the drivers in the car

1    9/13/2009   9/13/2009
Review By: davetherocketguy
Played: 34  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 9.7 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Shiny new Innova baskets.
- Awesome tee signs
- Sits in a very nice and well kept up park
- On site playground, shelters, dog run, etc.
- Holes are very challenging
- Course design is excellent as holes do tend to flow from one to the next and don't particularly seem to favor righty's or lefty's.
Cons: - Fairways are way too narrow. This is a very tight course with the exception of two holes. Spotters are essential or you will loose a disc. If you don't have a spotter don't bother bringing a driver.
- Poison ivy is rampant. Everywhere I stepped off the fairway I saw it.
- The shule is amazingly thick. Similar to most places around here like Oshtemo Township or the woods of Meyer-Broadway.
- No trash cans on any of the holes.
- No benches. Not that they really are needed at this point seeing how it is only 9.
- Dirt tee pads
- The #8 tee is way too close to the #7 basket.
Other Thoughts: This course has potential. If the fairways were twice as wide as they are now and some of the shule were cleared out beyond that and concrete pads added this would be a fantastic course. Add another 9 and you've got something great. However, with the list of cons here I cannot rate this any higher than a 2.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


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