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.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Beginner, good variation, accuracy needed.
Outstanding 24 hole disc golf course that is maintained fairly well. The park has camping on site, a beach, picnic and grilling areas, and a decent fishing lake. One of my favorite courses and the course I call my home course. Most holes except one have a cement tee pad. All the baskets are in good shape and taken care of. Changes in 2008 really improved the overall play of the course. There is outstanding variation on this course. We have elevation changes, wooded shots, and water hazards. The water hazards are fairly easy and most of the time it would be difficult to lose a disc. Dog friendly park that will enforce the leash law. People friendly park that has a lot of locals who will be more then happy to chat and help newcomers.
The course has ample signs and would be hard to get lost in.
The park rangers are sticklers for leash laws and parking laws. It cost money to play and park, 5$ a day or a 25$ annual. If you play in the evening and are coming to dusk your car must be parked outside the normal area in order to continue to finish. The rangers get out a horn and start yelling to get people off the course at dusk (unless your parked in the right area by the fishing docks). Dogs are not allowed on the beach or picnic areas, you will be ticketed if caught (usually they give a fair warning).
Wind is a factor on some days from the lake, and sometimes usually in the fall and spring evening hours the course can get fairly busy but not as bad as I have seen on others. Thursdays are league nites and very busy in the spring and summer.
Other Thoughts: *
The local disc golf clubs and folks really do a lot of work on the course. They are constantly improving it and it is looking excellent. Thanks for your hard work!
Some of the holes are very tight but ALL the holes have a path so it is skill and a little luck, not just luck shots. There are a few holes that you can really rip it, but most holes are approach shots that range from 180-240'. The best thing about this course is it should test every part of your game from accuracy to power because of the tremendous amount of variation. Overall an excellent experience in a pretty area.
Also this is a LEGIT 24 hole course, if you just play 18 you are missing out on the entire experience. Oh yeah #17 is very difficult and blind but that is what makes it fun!
This course along with Robert Morris and Oshtemo are the main three in Kalamazoo, if your passing through the area this is one worth playing!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New course redesign in 2008 has 24 holes that offer a mix from wide open to closed in play. Holes in low altitude areas offer better play than other courses in bad weather, but can be very muddy. Marked very well with new signs (9/08), with good cement tee pads at nearly every hole. County park allows beer, a relief from seeing 'no alcohol' signs elsewhere. A couple of grip and rip holes (21-22) offer contrast to a bunch of tightly wooded holes. Frequent league play, with a lot of locals who know every trick on the course.
Cons: $5 entrance a tad steep for some. Tightly wooded holes (7 through 17) reward luck rather than skill in most cases and are often quite short. Graffiti from juveniles on benches is irritating. No holes that rival best at Robert Morris, Oshtemo or Meyer Broadway.
Other Thoughts: Go to course for cold November and March days, and many ace opportunities.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Scenic and Varied
Pros: Teepads are entirely redone as of summer 08. A good mix of technical and distance holes. Beautiful and scenic, #3 skirts the edge of a sizeable lake but is not really a water hazard as the treeline is protective. Many elevation changes. Very clean with tables and trash cans at least every other hole.
Cons: The extra holes don't seem like they belong to this course, they are best skipped in favor of a second round. Trees on several holes seem unavoidable but for the tech player there is always a path. #17 is a brutal blind shot.
Other Thoughts: The 5.00/car fee is well worth the visit. This is a county park, so beer is allowed. There are some great places to grill & chill between rounds right on the lake.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Challenging and Technical
Pros: Good mixture of holes, both in length and direction. Elevation changes throughout and some water on the 'extra holes' (19-24). Tee pads and surrounding landscaping is very nice and a scorecard with distances is available at the front gate. $5 entrance fee, but isn't too bad if you fill your car with a foursome and play a couple of rounds. I had heard some bad things about this course, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I heard.
Cons: A certain amount of luck is needed to avoid trees. Two of the holes are a bit ridiculous (19 and 20) and some of the 'extra holes' seem to play a little too close to parking lots, roads and a picnic shelter - this is an accident waiting to happen.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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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