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

1    4/3/2013   4/3/2013
Review By: apdrvya
Played: 195  Reviewed: 191  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.


1    8/26/2012   8/26/2012
Review By: mandylan
Played: 11  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 3.9 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Holes aren't crazy long, but not short enough to be boring.
Very nice signage. The tee signs are actual pictures from the tee box, so it is really easy to figure out where the basket is.
Very friendly locals.
Lots of elevation changes make this a very interesting course.
Cons: There are a few holes that are very close to the road and that can be intimidating / annoying.
It can be confusing to find the next hole, but there were very helpful locals to guide us.
Finding where to park can be slightly hard if you don't know the area. (We managed to find it, but did have to drive around a little).
Lots of geese (we actually skipped a hole to avoid them)
Other Thoughts: Hole #10 had a tree down in front of the tee. Nothing that caused a problem while throwing, but did make it hard to find the tee.
Hole #11 is across the road to the right. There was a sign there, but it was on the ground when we went.
Look at the signs closely as there are multiple baskets in view from some of the tees. Lots of opportunity for black aces! LOL

1 of 4 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.

 Constantly improving

5+    10/6/2010   10/7/2010
Review By: Pete Nice
Played: 46  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 15.9 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fairly short and not too difficult. An experienced golfer should shoot well under par. Although there are very few opportunites to air it out the course gives a good variety of holes and shots.
Easy to navigate.
Located in a city park with playgrounds, bike paths, etc--many things for the non-discers in your family.
Many Ace Runs!
Less than 1 mile from Arcadia brewing Co.!!
Cons: Very few opportunities to air it out.
Many non-discers using the park so LOOK BEFORE YOU THROW.
Other Thoughts: The course is just over a year old and still getting settled in. It might be the easeist course you ever play but it is a very fun course with good scoring variance.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 nice small course

5+    9/25/2010   10/3/2010
Review By: brian lee
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice use of a small part. It is well taken care off and the holes are fun to play.... some holes are relatively easy par 2 however they make changes to the course to make it more challenging
Cons: A lot of people play there... not a great place for night discing.:...... the tees are rubber and tree roots are a problem... u can slip on the tees

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 OK Course

5+    8/20/2010   8/20/2010
Review By: m1morri1
Played: 38  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 8.1 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Free course with a bit of variety. Not every hole is the same. Some distance but mostly short. Some water comes into play on a couple of the holes.
Cons: No concrete pads. The signs are not very helpful.
Other Thoughts: The water that comes into play is pretty nasty and you might want to try your hardest to stay away from it. Believe me, I threw in there twice my last round.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Change up

2-4    8/22/2009   6/28/2010
Review By: Red Wings Fan
Played: 15  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 9 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Clean and good upkeep, Free, good use of elevation, newer. a few really neat holes that really uses what they have well. has some technical short holes
Cons: little variety, on the smaller side. short
Other Thoughts: good for a beginner

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Easy to Moderate difficulty, unique city course.

2-4    5/31/2010   5/31/2010
Review By: landon77
Played: 49  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 14.6 Years
This review was updated on 9/10/2010
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -
-Best baskets of any course I have played
-Outstanding variety of holes, elevation, flat, wooded, open, steep, gentle slopes, shooting up and shooting down, water holes, very well designed.
-Some holes are really superior and would be signature holes on any course
-Dog friendly (if you have them under control)
-High fun factor
-Moderatly grueling workout
-Scenic and wooded for a city course
-Clear paths to shoot
Cons: -
-Busy busy busy
-Rubber and dirt tee pads, not the easiest place to tee off
-Somewhat short
-Some holes right next to private homes
-Could use better signs and markers to next tee but they are sufficent for such a new course
-Next to a few busy roads, be careful for small children and animals
-Not secluded
-Water can be nasty and hazardous to your discs
Other Thoughts: -
-Located in a city park, the place has more to offer the family then just disc golf. I saw people fishing, rollerblading, walking, and kids on the playground equipment.
-The first time I played this course I started off disappointed and thought how simple and easy the first few holes were. At about hole 6 it starts to get much more challenging and fun.
-Some of the shorter holes are very challenging with the trees and use of elevation.
-All of the holes can be reached with one shot. However you have to be on your game in order to achieve this.
-Accuracy is a must for this course
-Lots of different types of shots can be utilized
-I was surpised by this course and really enjoyed it. It has a lot more to offer then I originally thought it could. It was a nice challenge and required careful play to do well. I am debating between a 3.5 and 3.0 if I could it would get a 3.25. If cement tee pads and a few more anemities like benches were done I would be happy to rate this higher. This course has some really good potential and it was a lot of fun to play. A nice addition for the Battle Creek area with Pinball pines and Begg Park.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    9/18/2009   9/19/2009
Review By: DiscgoInferno
Played: 12  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 4.6 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice friendly course. It begins easy with the first 5 holes, but then picks up in difficulty. With OB rules even "easy" holes are sometimes pesky SOB's.
Cons: With all the geese there is alot of fecal matter around. Some holes play close to roads #3, 4, 13 and 14, so be careful.
Other Thoughts: While not the most difficult course, it does help you improve your game. Not many chances to air it out, but you will learn control. It's nice to have a course close by where accuracy and finesse are required, but not to the point where you have to pray it make it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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