2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great mix of different types of shots. Many holes seemed to me to be a great test for big arms with huge drives. At the same time there was extremely tall brush on the sides of the fairways which demanded accuracy also.
Course pretty well marked with a post on every tee.
Great use of elevation, and other natural obstacles.
Course locals were extremely friendly.
Chain Star baskets on every hole.
Pro/Am Tees for every hole. Pro tees didn't just create a longer drive but a completely different shot on most holes.
Park completely free of garbage and vandalism.
Course offers option of playing only Front 9, Only Back 9, or all 18.
Cons: Not to many cons to speak of on this course.
The only minor improvements I could see that this course could use may be a few more benches around the park, and signs marking the holes, but they had posts up and you could tell signs may be coming soon, so I guess it is not really a con.
Grass tees, with corners marked with spray paint.
Other Thoughts: We played Am tees first then Pro Tees, a Local was extremely friendly and played our AM Tee round with us to show us all the pin placements, and tees. All the people we came across were extremely friendly.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Awesome Locals, Clean Care Free Fun
Pros: My group of three met the most welcoming and cool locals I've ever encountered (played over twenty in state). They even sent a guide up for our first round. Perfect baskets, many with hills behind. Clearly mowed fairways. Multiple tees create different shots, not just longer. Possibly the cleanest course, no vandalism, no litter. Wind effects a couple holes and overall keeps bugs down. Painted posts.
Cons: Grass tees. I'll list navigation but if you bring a map or are used to navigating courses it shouldn't be a problem. Hole one across street of posting board. I would suggest Painting one arm of the basket to point to the next tee and number the posts better.
Other Thoughts: I played both sets of tees. Ams first.
CATEGORY 1: 2.5/5
Baskets: 5/5 Excellent shape chainstars.
Tee pads: 1/5 Level grass with spay painted
Signs: 2/5 Painted post with marker numbers.
CATEGORY 2: 3.5/5
Design: 4/5 Plays quickly, view of the parking
more than twice.
Foliage: 3/5 Defined mowed fairways. Brush can
Benches: 2.5/5 Two tables across from hole 1,
one bench with back on course. All are
Trash: 5/5 Multiple empty large cans. No litter,
not even ciggarette butts.
CATEGORY 3: 4/5
Elevation: 3.5/5 Creative use of bowls and hills.
Epic holes: 3/5 Some really nice ones, not great.
Shot Variety: 4/5 Left, right, and open to woods.
Shot mix: 4.5/5 Open, technical, short, and long.
All nicely spread throughout.
Challenge: 3.5/5 Multiple tees well planed.
Restrooms: Available in summer -Didnt use.
Water/food: 4/5 Running spicket, not at hole 1.
Bakery/gas station at enterance.
Crowded: 5/5 No waiting.
Dog friendly: 4.5/5 Open with little traffic.
Scenic: 3.5/5 Classic Michigan. Red barn visable.
Local Attitude: 5/5 Nicest I've encountered. Very
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good variety of holes in length, elevation, and terrain. Baskets are marked. Extremely low vandalism. Play from the white stakes; the blues are ridiculous.
Really only the first hole is in heavy woods. Everything else is either in a field or a clearing with some aged trees as obstacles. Hole #2s basket has been moved back about 75 feet into the woods, with a big cliff as a backdrop. A nice change to make it more challenging.
Cons: On playing through, I got to wondering, "who actually thought it would be a good idea to build a course here?" Very unkempt, helter-skelter feel to the holes. For example, the first hole is in the woods, with a small dirt path heading up a hill to the basket, with dense foliage throughout. It was very rough. Everything off the fairway has prickers or thorns; extremely unfriendly plants. The back nine is flooded out when the River Raisin rises above its banks. When it does, the baskets are completely submerged. Anywhere off the fairway and your shoes are getting muddy.
i played through again over labor day weekend and it had not rained in about two weeks. this course was a lot more fun than my first time through because of it. The terrain was dry and the field in which the last five baskets are in, which means the mosquito cesspool did not exist. would recommend if it hasn't rained in a while.
Other Thoughts: You definitely need a guide to play this course your first time through. Luckily a local showed up as we were getting ready to tee off, so he took us through. Would not recommend trying to play without a guide. Regardless, this is the best course in Adrian, but I will never play here again.
OK, so I lied. I played here again. What do you want from me? I heart DG.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Best Course in Adrian, But That's Not Saying Much...
Pros: 1. Good use of the existing land features (Raisin River, slight elevation, some woods).
2. Some variety. There are a couple wooded holes on the Front 9 that add the most enjoyment to this course. The Back 9 features some opportunities for big bomber drives.
3. Maintenance is pretty "up to par" out here, as the park gets decent use for other on-site activities.
4. Dual tees. Always a nice option, especially if you're a local and don't want to play the same course repeatedly.
Cons: 1. Too many open holes with few obstacles. The longest hole out here, if I remember correctly, was just an open field with literally no obstacles...come on, give me SOMETHING in the way of risk/reward!
2. It would be nice to see the Raisin River utilized on some more holes, but given the wide floodplain in the surrounding area (when the river is up, it literally swallows most of the playable area on the Back 9...play at your own risk!).
3. Tee signs? Where are they? At least, where were they when I played? Adrian's kind of a dumpy little town in my opinion, so it wouldn't suprise me to hear that there WERE signs out here at one point that got jacked or vandalized by the numerous redneck and/or "gangsta" kids overrunning this town. A course directory would also be nice...
Other Thoughts: I'll probably go back here and play again, since my wife's family lives in Adrian and we frequently visit, but I'd only return because the other "courses" (9-holers) in Adrian don't seem to stay in the ground due to vandalism, etc. It'd be nice to see the community get more involved in taking care of their courses, but it's not like this is the only city where this happens. I'd imagine that, given the demise of the other area courses, it's tough to get sponsors to pay for new holes/improvements/additions.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice course front nine is fun to play at any skill level and is challenging from the long tees, back 9 is longer than front 9 and is more open for big arms.Course has pretty much no waiting and is free to play which is great
Cons: When it rains hard back 10,11,12,13,14,15 gets flooded
Other Thoughts: Course has been changed somewhat, there are new tee signs going up soon if not already and there has been talk about expanding to 24 holes
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Good Course If You Know Where To Go
Pros: A good course with a lot of variety. Two sets of tees for beginners and pros alike. Quite open with only a few wooded holes. It is very possible to get a good score if you can bomb a few on the long holes. There is hardly anyone on the course. Ever.
Cons: The river can be pretty, but don't throw too hard. Losing a disc in the river is saying goodbye forever. Look out for the soy bean fields too. I didn't particularly like the grass tees, either. Needs signs despite a map available online.
Other Thoughts: It is a nice course, but desperately needed signs. When I first played this course, the river was swollen due to a recent storm, and not knowing where it was on several holes made this course an extreme headache. Play with an Adrian native for directions. One hole in particular has the river running on one side and soy bean fields on the other: damned if you do, damned if you don't (skipping it might make this course a lot more enjoyable).
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Great Course For beginers
Pros: Very open. Being a new player it didn't hurt me if I was a little off on my drives. There are a few longer holes for the big arms out there.
Cons: Needs tee signs replaced and or score cards with maps. The soy bean fields love to eat discs ( I've lost one and found a few). Barbed wire on the ground near basket 2. WATCH where you step!
Other Thoughts: I can play a round by myself in just barely over an hour. Sad to say but practically nobody on the course at any time of the day.
Made some changes to the course on a few holes since i was last there. Hole 2's basket is now in the woods behind where it used to be. Awesome! Just don't got to far right of the basket ( drop off and barbed wire on the ground). All in all had a great time today and Al is an awesome host for an awesome league!
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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