Berrien Springs, MI 
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Uploaded By: MGroothuis Hole #11 (Taken 7/2010)
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Hole #11 Tee



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 Get your bomb out!

1    7/27/2012   8/2/2012
Review By: alexjensen
Played: 42  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 6.1 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is PHENOMENAL! Honestly I can't rave about it enough. It is almost exactly what I look for in a disc golf experience.

Excellent length. You can't rely on good putting or a midrange game here. You better get your bomb out... This course is long. Not overally long, but you will throw a driver off every tee.

Very well kept with excellent baskets. No need to worry about lost discs, burn weed, or poison ivy here, you are playing on beautiful grass all the way. Great mature trees that drape over each shot line really making a lot of challenging throws. This course looks very very mature.

Super quite, we were the only players on the course. There was no worries about hitting another group or anything like that. Also, because of this it is an excellent course to bring beginning players. Despite the fact that the course is pretty long, the lines are very open so you can throw under 200 without worrying about hitting a tree as much. This does not mean that trees are out of the question. For a good player throwing around 400 you have some awesome tree issues. Not tons of young trees that get in the way, but awesome matures trees which really add to the difficulty here.

This course is an incredible, almost holy, experience. I commend whomever designed it, because they really did an awesome job. People who rate this course low are not focusing on how incredible it really is. Very long, awesome lines, and very well kept. There are really only a few (kind of serious) negatives, but are only negatives to certain players.
Cons: This course is probably up there with the worst marked courses I have ever played. The holes are very spread out and honestly you never really know where you are going next. Unlike a wooded course, which this is not, you do not know which path you need to take to the next hole. There are no signs, maps, or anything. We guessed multiple times which pin we were throwing to, and which tee pad we had to go to next. I had to run entire holes to find the next pin, not to mention we were not always sure we were on the correct tee pad. Despite this... get over it! It's totally worth it, because if you play this course more than once you will find everything.

The tee pads were not very nice. They were just rubber mats which were overgrown with grass. I, however, am different from many disc golfers because despite the fact that this took about 40' off my drives, I got to play barefoot which I am always excited for.

If you require a well marked course with cement tee pads, this is not your course. This is not what disc golf is all about though, and this course has almost everything I look for in a course.
Other Thoughts: So this course is LONG. It is also horribly marked, and there are no people out there to help you to where everything is. It seems incredibly mature however, and is honestly a blast to play. If you appreciate this course for what it is, you will most certainly have an excellent time. For a good disc golf player you get to do everything that is the most fun about throwing frisbys. You get to bomb massive drives, throw over lines of trees, and whip awesome midrange shots. Enjoy this course for what it is... A very mature, difficult, and long course.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Worth playing

5+    3/28/2011   3/29/2011
Review By: ryankilgore
Played: 23  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 7.3 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: * Makes good use of the available land and trees/bushes. Holes have variety and "fun" factor.
* Includes some longer holes (four par 4's).
* Not crowded.
* Grounds very well kept.
Cons: * Teepads. :(
* Almost entirely flat.
* No heavily wooded holes (though some moderately wooded). With little OB, this results in most holes having little risk of punishment for a poor throw.
* No trashcans or restrooms.
* A couple longish walks between holes (though not unreasonable).
* Not a huge variety of shot shapes required. Few holes require a RHBH player to throw an anny.
Other Thoughts: The numbering problem due to a hole being moved shortly after the course was installed has now been corrected. All signs are accurate as of this review. Additionally, each basket now has a small bit of tape on the cage that points out the direction of the next tee. Without a map or guide, some first-time players may still have difficulty locating holes 12 and 13, as they are not within immediate view of the previous basket.

The teepads (a green plastic grate imbedded under the turf, intended for use in high-traffic areas on playgrounds and such) are scheduled to be replaced by concrete pads "soon." For now, most locals just throw from beside the pad.

In short, it's a fun course to play and well designed. Not perfect, but a good work in progress. Despite the reviews, it is clearly the superior course in the area.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


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