Yipsi Entertaining Course
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Tricky hook shots going up and down large hills. You definitely earn your birdies on this course from the long tees.
Cons: Lots of grassy areas make it hard to find discs. Very busy on weekends.
Other Thoughts: Plenty of litter for a pay to play course.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
This place is a freakin' blast!!
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Aesthetic-- course plays through a portion of a large "metro-type" park. Many other amenities dot the landscape. a bike riding/access trail winds through the course so be on the look out. you do not throw over the trail (IIRC) but it's close to in play.
Teepads-- Excellent. large, level and in phenomenal repair. As has been said in other review, there are huge drop offs after the teepad that could really ruin your follow through.
Routing/nav-- super easy. we never ever felt like we could possibly get lost. plenty of next tee signs made it super easy.
Baskets-- Discraft in excellent repair with orange reflective tape on the necks.
Multiple teepads-- huge plus here. there are so many unique looks here that the multiple teepads help to accentuate.
elevation!!!!-- huge use of elevation here. huge plus in every single manner. It is rediculously refreshing to have this much elevation change on a course in this area.
Course amenities-- plenty of places to sit and rest between holes. it's a bit funny, you can tell which tee people throw from as they are the ones with the seats near them :)
Teesigns-- accurate length description and an arrow pointing you where the fairway is but a map of the hole would be most excellent. a lot of scouting is needed on this course to find the pins.
Variety/Challenge-- it seems that a lot of the SE Michigan courses are left hand/forehand friendly with right fades... this is no exception. the holes (even the longs) are not that challenging. I think I ended +1 on my first round through.
Other Thoughts: Overall this course was a blast. Very refreshing. I totally should have played this course by now.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Had multiple tee pads
- Pretty easy to navigate
- Had a lot of elevation change
- Lots of technical drives through woods and small fairways
- Need a lot of different shots to be successful
- Not always one clear way to play the hole
Cons: - One or two spots you might get lost
- Some blind shots
- Not always two tee pads
Other Thoughts: You have to pay to get into the park per car. Just ask at the desk where it is in the park. It gets a decent amount of traffic on it. Very nice overall and would play again if in the area.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Challenging But Fun
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Lots of up and downs so amazing variety. Some blind throws which drives me crazy and I love it. I have never played a course like this before it was tough!
Cons: Found it tough to navigate. Not from this area so I got lost.
Other Thoughts: Glad of all the courses I had to choose from that you folks have in east Michigan that I chose Rolling Hills. Ha only a short time available to play and I chose this one based on the rating it received and the positive comments. Did not disappoint. I did not mind the gate fee - it was worth it.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Got to play here for the first time.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: • Fantastic use of Uphill and Downhill landscapes
• Very well maintained
• Rough/Brush is very tolerable
• You get a good workout from the hiking
• Trash / benches / brooms at most holes
Cons: • $9 a car for non-resisdents, make sure you car pool!
• Wish it had 3 tee pads like Independence.
• No dogs here!
• No holes to bomb a disc.
Other Thoughts: My first trip to Rolling Hills made me wish I had stopped by sooner, what a great course!
This is the best place to practice uphill and downhill shots, and even then it has great variety.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Was easy to find each hole and was relatively clean. It has a variety of shots, some up hills, some down hills, some short windows for different lines, some long, and some short holes. The wildlife adds a great amount of character to this wonderful course.
Cons: It was muddy and some of the holes had very steep hills.
Other Thoughts: I would definitely recommend playing this course to anyone in the area.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Just great course lots of work put in here just awesome the work they did to make this course top notch, great elevations great all around honestly one of my favorites around
Cons: Pricey park entrance fee $9 to get in outside of that favors side arm a bit
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Wooded course, but not too tight
Pros: - nice concrete tee pads
- well maintained park grounds
- very little trash, lots of cans to put it in
- brooms by the tee pads
- a lot of fun technical holes up and down hills, over rises, around slight bends
- Good mix of short and long wooded holes, but fairways are open enough to "miss" most of the trees
- bathrooms near the start of the course, also picnic grounds
- excellent signs leading the way through the course, there's no possibility of getting lost
- virtually no chance of losing a disc
Cons: - COST - $9 per day per car for a non resident. UGH
- lack of wide open holes (one or two open/long holes would really mix it up, and the sledding hill area provides that space!)
- need more dirt in front of tee pads...there is a good foot drop off a few of them, making for a risky run up
Other Thoughts: This course almost favors the forehand divers I think...a lot of slight turns made easy with a good forehand. I hit a lot of trees...but still got a good score (-10 on 18 my first time there). I think they kind of built in some "tree strokes" for you. :-)
All in all this is a nice park, an excellent course and well worth the visit. Because there are so many good courses nearby, it would be worth taking a weekend trip to the Ann Arbor/Dexter/Brighton area and playing several courses.
There is a waterpark here, lots of picnic areas, good bathrooms and a nice bike trail. I highly recommend this course, one of my personal favorites.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Concrete tee pads
Brooms at nearly every tee pad
Posts marked with distance to basket at each tee pad
Pro and Amateur tees
Great elevation changes
Easy to navigate (posts pointing out the way)
Cons: Kind of expensive for non resident compared to other parks.
First tee pad was kind of hard to find. Only found it due to a practice basket sitting out in the open.
No signs in the park directing you to the proper parking lot after the first main sign.
Other Thoughts: Loved the course, reminded me slightly of Hudson Mills Original course just slightly smaller. It's closer to my house than Hudson so that's a + for me.
Couple this course with Lakeshore and it makes a great Sunday afternoon.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Tons of Fun
Pros: *concrete tees
*hole # and distance on tee signs
*multiple holes with multiple tees
*brooms on all the tees
*exceptionally well maintained
*trash cans on every hole emptied often during high traffic
*holes with long tees offer significantly more challenge and on a couple more elevation
*SUPERB use of elevation all over course
*very scenic wooded and open holes
*great hole variety
*signs for the next tee pad on any hole where its not obvious
*picnic tables and benches on the course
*on-site water park
Cons: *thorny in spots
*pay to enter park
*additional fee for water park
*even a crude hole map on the tee sign is better than none and this spectacular course deserves them
Other Thoughts: This course is so much fun I am so glad I've been fortunate enough to live near it since I began discing and had so many chances to play it. If you already have a year parking pass for Independence Lake then you can also play Rolling Hills for free, and seeing as being a pay to play course is just about the only thing besides adding hole maps on the tee signs they would need to change to get a 5 rating from me, you people should play this course ASAP. The day passes are also interchangeable with the ones from Independence lake on that day so if you have some time and just the day pass then playing both is fun and you only pay once.
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