Climax, MI 
Cold Brook Park Share
Uploaded By: landon77 Hole #8 (Taken 2/2009)
3 / 297ft. Par / Distance:
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 Fun but a little repetitive

1    9/4/2012   9/5/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 818  Reviewed: 774  Exp: 13.1 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a wooded park with little interference from other park uses. Most of the holes play through fairly tight lines in the woods with some underbrush and lots of smaller trees off the fairways to punish errant shots. Most of the holes offer a single line to the pin, and are tight but reasonably fair. A couple shots in the trees offer a little more length and more interesting risk/reward decisions, I liked the hole that had a downhill dogleg and offered the choice to lay up to the opening for a tough approach or try to bite off some of the turn and have an easier run at the pin.

One hole plays along the lake, and offers a fairly open hyzer over the water or a safe but very tough anhyzer line over land, I enjoy holes with that kind of choice. There are a few holes that play out in the open with more distance and limited rough defining the edges of some of the fairways. The baskets are older, but catch fine. The concrete tees are in decent shape, and the signage is basic but has hole distance and a rough direction indicated.
Cons: There is a long stretch in the middle of the course where the holes start to feel very similar, which is a bit disappointing with the kind of foliage and terrain available on the property. Half of the course is 220' or shorter, and several more are under 300' meaning that this course ends up only really testing the short game of better players. I was a little disappointed as well that the water only came into play on one shot, it's a great feature and a nice visual.

Hole 21 is a terrible hole, it's wide open with no obstacles, and it's easy to turn over a shot into the parking lot to the right of the fairway. The signs are not very informative, the few blind shots require extra walking to figure out where to throw. Some pins seem to have been moved, with inaccurate distances listed on the signs.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course, but not one that really tests a wide range of skills. Beginners will enjoy the shorter holes and lack of really nasty underbrush, it's very beginner friendly for such a wooded layout. More experienced players will find the course pretty repetitive, it's mostly a putter course that doesn't reward a balanced set of disc golf skills.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 cold brook

1    3/17/2009   3/17/2009
Review By: dputt88
Played: 8  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.1 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: challenging course, awesome terrain changes, nice tees and baskets. awesome water holes.
Cons: some of the new signs are already missing, hard to navigate, i believe i actually passed hole 4 with out knowing it. hole are a little too close together and i was almost hit twice while teeing off.
Other Thoughts: needs some maintenance but better then alot of others.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


4/19/2008   6/17/2008
Review By: TimSyl
Played: 53  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 8.1 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good mixture of long and short holes, open and technical. Has some great holes...4, 5, 20, 22, 24. #4 is 391' and has a low ceiling on the drive w/ OB left. Hole goes slightly downhill, then uphill to the basket surrounded by pines.
Cons: Many of the tee pads in bad shape. A couple of the holes...17 and 19...are bad holes. On 17 unless you can bomb an overhand or huge hyzer from the tee, there's no shot. 19 was put in when the course was redesigned and is a short hole with the only line to the basket out over the lake. Many of the holes in the trees are pure luck holes.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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