Disc Golf Center
Utica, MI
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"Home Course" for nearly two decades

5+    8/27/2012   3/11/2013
Review By: Michael.Christian
Played: 46  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 19.9 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: --Very wooded and bucolic setting; it is very common to encounter hawks and deer during rounds. The course is rarely crowded.
Cons: The entire course seems to be located in a flood zone and so early spring, late summer and soon after rain the course has poor playing conditions.Also, many of the baskets are old and in disrepair

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Bring a Sherpa

5+    9/29/2012   10/4/2012
Review By: wyndorf
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
Pros: This course is wild, lots of rough, lots of alley shots and lots of distance. This place will test every shot you have and you'll love it if you have the time to spend here.
Cons: You need a guide to play every hole. This place is nuts with its layout and nothing is all that clearly marked. Many holes have spray painted rocks that have the same number of them...
Other Thoughts: I've played this course many times over the past 15 years and it never gets old. On a beautiful day, there's nothing better than being out here. Keep your eyes out for hawks, deer and snakes...

 Could be a good course

1    8/5/2012   8/6/2012
Review By: loki993
Played: 8  Reviewed: 1
This review was updated on 8/9/2012
Pros: Wooded with high rough, some very tight shots. Nice elevation changes and some water. A variety of shots are needed.

Course was dry even after raining a bunch this weekend, though before that Its been bone dry for a month or more so it could have probably taken all the water it could get.
Cons: Course layout is terrible, or at least finding the next hole is next to impossible. Example after hole 2 there are 3 tee boxes near the basket, none of which are for hole 3. For that you need to go across the bike path. Each tee pad had an orange rock, good, but half of them don't have the hole numbers on them, bad. There really isn't anything at the basket that indicates where you need to go for the next tee.

Lost track of what hole I was on near 8 or 9 and played the holes that I figured, logically, should have been the right holes and somehow ended up on 22. I still don't know where 10 is.
Other Thoughts: I can see how this could be a nice course, but at the bare minimum give people a sign pointing them to the next hole and paint the hole numbers on the rocks.

Give it a try, it's dry (right now)

1    6/23/2012   6/25/2012
Review By: ovar
Played: 66  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 10.9 Years
Pros: Teepads, baskets were in good condition. Each tee area had a bright orange rock marking the hole #. Fairways were mowed. All holes were dry and playable. No missing baskets. Variety of hole types and throws needed. Good use of the river to throw over, around.
Cons: Limited signage.
The course could use a good course map. Maybe someone who frequents the course could make one.
I can be difficult to know which way a hole dog legs.
Other Thoughts: I honestly had low expectations heading to this course based on previous reviews on this site. I was lucky to meet up/play with some regulars to the course so navigation was not a problems. The course seemed to be well maintained and the actual course layout was interesting and kept me excited to see what the next hole had to offer.

I feel this course would benefit from some solid guides to help first timers. I also feel a course map (other than the poor one currently on the site) would benefit many first time players.


1    5/6/2012   5/7/2012
Review By: dirtdog48188
Played: 9  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 3.6 Years
Pros: 24 holes with a variety of terrain. Allows you to use multiple shots. Nice use of water on 3 holes. Decent scenery in a pleasant park setting.
Cons: Whole course was under water. There was 1 missing basket. Course layout can be a little confusing the first couple times you play it so use a map to ensure you are throwing at proper basket.
Other Thoughts: All in all even with the water on most fairways and approaches, and moats around the baskets it was worth the trip. We created a lot of our own ways to play around the flooded areas. I will DEFINATLY be coming back.

needs improvement

5+    4/24/2012   4/24/2012
Review By: ZdybelT
Played: 53  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 3 Years
This review was updated on 6/30/2012
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -open for long distance drives.
-has 24 holes.
-has some tricky shots over water.
-very good variety of holes.
-great locals.
Cons: -baskets in bad condition.
-A very confusing course if it is your first time playing.
-signage is either gone or wrong.
Other Thoughts: you will need a map on this one because there are multiple tee pads for many holes here and the directions are horribly marked. other than that it would be an excellent course if they just made a few changes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    11/5/2011   11/6/2011
Review By: Thomas437
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
Pros: Concrete pads
24 holes
Plays over and next to river
Cons: Not kept up
Limited signage
COnfusing layout
Plays over walking path
Other Thoughts: A great course for fall/winter rounds. Early into the summer the course almost becomes unplayable due to bugs and tall grass. Course may also lose 6 holes and become an 18 hole course

 Not my favorite course

1    8/16/2010   5/16/2011
Review By: somerbuch
Played: 10  Reviewed: 6
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: A wide variety shots to take, nice scenery.
Cons: Baskets were in terrible condition, leaning in every direction, bad layout for some holes. Also hole one screwed me up apparantly it nessed other people up that they needed to put up a giant sign to point people to the right basket.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    10/28/2010   10/29/2010
Review By: Ymeister19
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Challenging Holes, Very scenic. Many holes with water in play.
Cons: Course flow sucks. Baskets are in really bad shape. Tilting both left and right they are extremely finicky with any putt especially when trying from long distances.
Other Thoughts: they need to change the order of the holes so that your not walking half a mile between them. All new baskets, and signage to navigate the course would make this course a 4 instead of a 1.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Not Bad

1    10/27/2010   10/27/2010
Review By: kw83028
Played: 30  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 3.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Lots of shot types, tough holes, easy holes, tucked baskets, over the river shots.
Cons: Most of the baskets are absolutely horrible. There are 4 or 5 different types of baskets. Some ancient ones that have broken chains. Quite a few leaning baskets.

The course layout isn't great, makes it impossible to find your way around. Some signage would be very nice.

Takes a long time to play because of the distance between quite a few holes.
Other Thoughts: Overall not too bad. I absolutely hated the baskets though. They completely ruined the round for me. A 5 foot putt should not miss. Maybe once, but not 7 times. All 7 times hitting the center of the broken chains.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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