Fun and easy going
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 hole course that winds through the wooded area of Rolling Hills park. The park also has many other activities, including a dog park and water park.
Nice big concrete tee pads. Most holes had two sets. Very nice and grippy. Really no complaints here, from a guy that doesn't have the longest runup. I played the long tees, which were pretty fun for an Int player. Looking at the short tees, I'd imagine they'd be enjoyable for more beginning players.
Nice Chainstar baskets, all in good repair and caught well. No problems here.
Excellent hilly terrain in play for most of the round. You'll throw a LOT of your shots up or down a hill. There is also hardly a wide open shot on the course. Only a few are extremely tight, but you'll be punished if you're too far off line.
Decent mix of distances, although there's certainly nothing here that you would consider a bomber hole. It's pretty much technical golf all the way. Lots of deuce opportunities if you're throwing 'em straight that day.
Basic tee signs, but they gave the info you needed. Navigation was relatively easy, with plenty of well worn paths and next tee signs.
Cons: This place seemed like a busy spot, and for good reason.
While there was a lot of fun holes, it did feel like the course was VERY lefty-centric. I know it wasn't the case, but it felt like nearly every hole was some sort of lefty or RHFH shot, or dead straight. Don't get me wrong, I like throwing straight shots, but a touch more variety would go a long way here.
One pin position per hole was kind of a bummer. At least a few holes would greatly benefit in the replay factor department by some extra positions, and there seemed to be plenty of room to do it.
Other Thoughts: This is just a plain out fun spin, especially as a traveling player. If I lived in the area, I don't know that I'd play it a ton with some of the other options nearby. With that said, this is a course that should be accessible to a large variety of skill levels.
Definitely worth a spin if you're in Ypsilanti!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Yipsi Entertaining Course
1 Helpful / 3 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.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 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.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice mixture of holes. Very technical at points but some nice open holes as well.
Cons: A little difficult to navigate because there are also nature trails through out the course. No maps just posts telling you distance and which direction to throw.
Other Thoughts: It is now $9/car if you are a non-resident. Wish I would have had more time to enjoy the pool area as well.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: It is a nice place like the tee pads and there and some different holes for forehands and backhands
Cons: Alot of ivy there and some stupid holes, but who knows what else is wrong, and you have to pay to get in the park.
Other Thoughts: Bring bug spray. Bring bug spray. Bring bug spray.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
A little tree-intensive
Pros: - A very technical course, by and large, many of the courses in the area (HM, P@L) tend more towards big arms.
- well maintained and relatively clean - the people we saw patrolling for trash were mostly in the open areas, though, which is where no one leaves it.
- Two tee pads on most holes
- Brush is rarely very thick, difficult to lose discs
- Good changes in elevation. Two holes back to back (12&13 or so?) have extreme (by SE MI standards) changes, and are neat holes.
- The blind holes are well done, but spotters are recommended
Cons: - The vast majority of the holes seemed to favor a LHBH or RHFH shot. Not all actually turned to the right (though many do), but many of the "straight" holes are very tight on the right and open to the left, making a RHFH/LHBH a much safer shot.
- Though I listed the technical nature as a plus, some holes went too far. I always feel (skill bias, perhaps) that threading it through the first 3-6 trees in the fairway is skill - the rest of them are just luck. I'd rather get penalized for lack of skill than lack of luck. I recognize that I have a bias towards big arm courses, and tried not to penalize much for this.
Other Thoughts: If you're in the area (e.g. Ypsi), this makes a nice bookend with the Ponds at Lakeshore, which is an open, distance course.
The year pass vs. day pass seems about right to me - if you don't live in the area, $5 isn't that bad, but if you do, the cost of the year pass is more than worth it.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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