Battle Creek, MI
Irving Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: Mark R Hole #1 (Taken 4/2011)
3 / 245ft.   3 / --   3 / --   3 / -- Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Tee



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a map would be EXTREMELY helpful

1    4/3/2013   4/3/2013
Review By: apdrvya
Played: 202  Reviewed: 196  Exp: 4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Aesthetic-- plays through a multi multi use park in "inner city" Battle Creek. a much nicer park than the surrounding area. you are sharing this park with a lot of non-DG'ers please be wary of this!!

Teepads- although there are at least three different types of tee pad here (concrete, rubber mat, dirt) they are all of decent quality. The concrete is nice and level and the rubber mats are in good repair.

Challenge/Variety- for a short 24-hole course, the variety here is pretty impressive. there is a little of everything here to help you stay entertained.

Elevation-- used very well where it's available.

Water-- not really a factor except for a hole or two. there is a couple of larger ponds and a smaller spill way that come somewhat into play but errant throws should be fairly limited.
Cons:
Routing/Nav-- Horrible. not knowing where the lettered holes are, or what order they will appear makes this one a bitch to figure out. next tee signs, a map, or an accurate description of what order holes will appear in would be immensely helpful. I knocked a full disc off for this as it is just downright frustrating to navigate at times.

Upkeep- I know this is the inner city but the trash is out of hand. there are currently four tires (yes, tires) surrounding the trash can on the first tee, welcome to the ghetto.

Baskets- the chain stars are GREAT! the disc-king's are awful. they have little tines that stick above the rim of the basket that kicks your disc out on a good putt that may just be over the lip. annoying to say the least. they are blue, which stands out a bit.

Other Thoughts: there is some greatness here and there is certainly room for improvement. all in all an enjoyable round!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


2-4    4/27/2012   4/28/2012
Review By: jcarter
Played: 17  Reviewed: 17
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: this is a great course, many long shots that are in the open and also in the woods, front 8 are rubber tee pads, the rest our cement tee pads. Signs are everyhole sponsnor by differnt business. baskets are good.
Cons: its hard to think of cons on this course, every hole is well placed out.
Other Thoughts: very clean, some holes had benches where u can take a break. Every hole u can par, and even some holes are aceable, I played lastnight and birdie and par the whole course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    4/25/2011   4/24/2011
Review By: Mark R
Played: 83  Reviewed: 65  Exp: 11.8 Years
This review was updated on 4/29/2011
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well-rounded urban park course. Has a majority of flat, short-to-average length holes with moderate tree density, as well as some dense wooded holes. Has some water holes, but only two or three in which losing a disc is a possibility (13 is the most hazardous).

Has quite a few holes with elevation changes (Holes 6, 11, 16, 17, 18). Excellent new photographic tee signs will hopefully start a trend. Custom baskets work well. Also has navigational aids. Free course.
Cons: It's hard to find this course if you aren't a local (Emmett Rd entrance, across from Kellogg C.C.). No disc or convenience stores nearby, and there are limited routes to the south and west. Like Begg Park, some holes come a bit close to residential areas, but these are still decent holes. Not exactly a country-club setting, and this course in general lacks super-long, challenging, or epic quality holes.
Other Thoughts: Has low level/squishy grass areas similar to Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, but the park had no flooding issues in spring 2011. Average, somewhat aged rubber tees are slippery at times but still much better than grass.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 new course

1    8/23/2009   8/27/2009
Review By: Innovadude
Played: 224  Reviewed: 176  Exp: 15.9 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good variety, mix of open and more technical shots with some decent elevation changes and a water hazard or two.
One hole's basket appears to be 20 ft. from the water, but because of a hidden hill and road, it is actually about 100 ft. from the water!
Well maintained and mowed park. Tee signs. Beginner, family friendly.
Good new type of baskets, small target zone but doesn't spit out.
Cons: Dirt tees. Lacking in challenge and length. Navigation may be difficult the first time, but surely not impossible.
Other Thoughts: Someone please update the course info. and directions if you know how to, as the ones I wrote to add this course are not GOOD. Thanks.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.


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