Grand Rapids (Kentwood), MI 
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Uploaded By: Greg Layton Hole #8
3 / 140ft.   3 / 210ft. Par / Distance:
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 Home Course

5+    5/20/2009   5/30/2009
Review By: Wraith3
Played: 12  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 7.2 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great Variety. Jogs in and out of the trees. Mandos are an awesome change of pace for the shorter holes. many of the holes are aceable after learning the course.
Cons: Some of the fairways overlap, which can be quite hazardous. If it's your first time, you can get lost, but just ask and most of the other discers will help you out.
Other Thoughts: don't go too far left on #5, you will be down a creek, literally. also be careful of the wind coming from the open fields in the spring and fall. Also NEVER go in the water, AIDS has been reported. we have people for that.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Brutal

1    5/19/2009   5/20/2009
Review By: RonRoc
Played: 32  Reviewed: 6
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: City keeps it up nice, nice baskets, good scenery, nice tee signs (need distances marked though)
Cons: Terrible design, many of the holes you end up crossing other fairways and you are always waiting for someone to throw from your fairway to a different hole. Tee pads are located right next to baskets so you always have to watch for discs flying at you. Very busy, with a mix of serious players and not so serious players so the rounds are very slow. You could play this whole course with a putter and a mid-range...very short. Its like they tried to put 5 lbs of cow patty in a 2 lb. bag.
Other Thoughts: There was nothing about this course that would bring me back to play it again.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 FUN COURSE

5+    5/8/2009   5/15/2009
Review By: Azar002
Played: 13  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 9.1 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great course with quick easy holes in the beginning and challenging holes in the back 9. Fun water hazards at the end. A couple long open holes to test your drive. Three fun mandos on holes 3, 6, and 7.
Cons: May need a guide your first time through. If you DO throw into the water on 15 or 17, good luck, it is nasty water. Course can bottle neck in the front nine, but holes 9, 10 and 11 are long enough to make the rest of the course run smoothly.
Other Thoughts: THERE IS NO MANDO ON HOLE 5.. I don't know why one of the reviews tells you to "ignore" it, it isn't there.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Little Course

5+    4/11/2009   4/13/2009
Review By: xrockfistx
Played: 19  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 7.4 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Fun little shots. Technical, weaving in and out of wooded areas. A few open ones to vary the course a little bit. A quick play because, if it's not busy you can finish it about an hour.
Cons: It can be very busy. Fairways between holes 6,7,8,9 are very close together. You have to be careful when throwing and walking in that area so you make sure you're not being hit or throwing at somebody's head. Don't be a jerk, please yell fore. And dont' believe the mando sign on hole 5. Aim for the path on the otherside of the mando tree so you don't have to putt from behind trees.
Other Thoughts: Like playing this course and it's great for beginners just starting.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Knollwood of Grand Rapids, a little better!

1    3/14/2009   3/20/2009
Review By: landon77
Played: 49  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 14.9 Years
This review was updated on 12/15/2009
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -
Fun and quick. Technical with a good mixture of tight wooded holes and open fairways. Good variety with water and slight hills. Signs are sufficient and the holes are close together so it is hard to get lost.
Good baskets.
Nice scenic park, good landscaping on some of the holes, nice bridges.
Water hazards.
Cons: -
-Lot's of people.
-Busy park with people walking through fairways, playing basketball and lot's of golfers.
Dangerous set up of course.
-I was constantly looking behind me at the group coming up.
-Fairways are to close for my comfort on some holes with minimal protection and head on collisions possible.
Natural tee pads make spring and rainy days less enjoyable due to mud and slips.
Mando signs gives a big advantage for righties.
(sorry not a fan of mando's!)
Course favors righties.
Other Thoughts: -
Probably would not play course again. I imagine it is better in the summer when the ground is harder and your not worried about falling.
Try to shoot basket 18 from on top of the cement building for the longest drive of the course! (the kids will cheer you on!)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Old Home Course

5+    11/20/2008   11/20/2008
Review By: david_hedstrom
Played: 62  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 9.4 Years
This review was updated on 3/23/2010
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good variety of holes. Doglegs, mandos, water holes, and some interesting pin placements. Best singles round is 12 under par between me and my friends and it is always fun to shoot a great score.
Cons: Look out for the pond on holes 15 and 17, dont hook left on 15 and dont overshoot on 17 because the pond is sick, really sick. Pads are natural and could use some work, especially when wet they are very hazardous.
Other Thoughts: I used to play this course everyday, sometimes a couple times a day. After acing 9 of the 18 I can say that I learned a lot about my game and disc golf in various weather conditions.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Good course

7/26/2008   7/26/2008
Review By: m0t0rb0atinsob
Played: 22  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 6.3 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Im not gonna get to descriptive but its a good short course. With a group of two people you can easily do all 18 holes in an hour. The scenery is beautiful with a nice creek. The wide open holes add a nice touch. Also this course is a nice confidence booster :)
Cons: It would be nice if the course is a little more spread out (although nice use of the land they have). There is no where to stop and chill so be prepared to chill on the go.
Other Thoughts: Over all its a nice course to go out and get in an easy 36. Its nice to get a score of 46 instead of always going to a monster course and getting 80's. The landscape is beautiful.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  Fish in a barrel

4/27/2008   4/28/2008
Review By: peterfecteau
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 9.4 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Short course with some technicalities. Heavily wooded but manageable. Great birdie opportunities. hole 9, 10, 11 are nice and open.
Cons: Gets a little claustrophobic. last few holes are painfully close to water. 3 Mandos. Hard to find.
Other Thoughts: Favors the right hander. Natural tee pads

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Good Mix

5+    7/7/2007   4/17/2008
Review By: FoleyT
Played: 86  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 9.2 Years
This review was updated on 8/25/2008
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: About half the holes are through the woods and the other half are in the open. None are particularly long, although a couple mandos give you a little more challenge. Water comes into play on a couple holes. First and last holes (and #10) have some interesting landscaping, but can be frustrating for approaches and putts.
Cons: Can be muddy in the spring, and wind can be an issue on the open holes around the turn. Not a fun course for lefties, as almost all the holes favor a right hander, especially the mandos.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Built for a backhander

11/10/2007   11/18/2007
Review By: rootc
Played: 10  Reviewed: 7
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Nice setting. Fairly nice flow to the course. Lots of hole in one opportunities.
Cons: All the doglegs are to the left. The distances aren't marked at he tees. Dirt and grass tees. Some of the holes are through fairly think woods.
Other Thoughts: I would like to see a couple holes dogleg to the right just to change things up a bit.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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