Pros: -A good variety of shots, will test your finesse and strategy.
-Very nice area; this course is on some beautiful land.
-Many holes good for beginners
Cons: -Very difficult to find your way around, course "map" is almost useless.
-No actual tees, just painted rocks (sometimes) marking where you should throw from
-Some baskets appear to be in poor condition. A good portion of these look like they were built in someone's basement.
Other Thoughts: I was a bit disappointed that a park charging admission didn't have a better course.
The map was very difficult to understand, and my group ended up missing holes 11-15, which was a bit disappointing. I did enjoy hole 1, 3, 4, 8 and 18 for their variety or openness; but the rest of the course seemed very crammed in.
Compared to other courses in the area, this is poorly executed. However with some investment in new baskets, better tee markings, and a new map, this would be a much much better course.
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Pros: Aesthetic-Beautiful locale. I have loved Grand Ledge for a long time (since I lived in Lansing) and marrying two of my loves in one day was kind of cool.
Variety-There was quite a bit of variety here. wide open, tight wooded, short, long, up, down, water.
Cons: Baskets- Ugh, most of the baskets seemed to be single chained homemade junk, rusted all to hell and without any sort of consistency. Varying heights and low visibility were thoroughly annoying.
Routing/Nav- even with the map, this course is damn near impossible to route on. I managed to play all 18 but was tempted several times to quit because I spent so much time trying to figure out where to go. the maps provided (while it's nice it's provided) suck. they DO NOT MAKE ANYTHING EASIER!! also, the arrows spray painted on the rocs DO NOT MAKE ANYTHING EASIER!!
Lines-some of the lines here are insane. number 8 (down the sled hill) and 9 across the sled hill are stupid. 9 sticks out to me as particularly odd. you throw from the road (by the water treatment) across the sledding run over a barracade and down in a little bowl clearing.
Teepads/signs-or the lack thereof. finding them was hard enough, but the disappointment of the ruts and roots that covered the teepads was depressing to say the least. Teepads are marked (sometimes) with spray painted rocks or little orange flags that were usually knocked over. #16's teepad was on the concrete top of something marked with an orange line. #15's was just a little indent in the woods.
Other Thoughts: I was glad to finish this one up, that was the only thing I felt accomplished on this course for doing, making it through 18 holes here.
the potential here is phenomenal but the execution is so poor, it's wasted.
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