8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Pro and Am concrete tees. Both tees create completely different courses.
-Most holes are well marked at the tee.
-Fun layout. Lots of holes where an ace is possible with a terrific shot, and lots of holes where getting a 3 feels like a birdie. Great variety of holes that fit backhand and forehand shots.
-Holes are tightly packed together but separate. You can play quickly and you don't get tired out by the end like with a ski resort course.
Cons: -Mud. This time of year (fall) the course is constantly muddy and it's not just a pain when your discs land in it. It's like walking on ice in between some holes.
-Always busy. It doesn't necessarily bother me that it's busy, but that nobody around here seems to have heard of letting people play through or picking up a single. None of my friends disc golf so I always go out alone and hope to get picked up by a group. Sometimes they invite me to join, which I prefer. Rarely people will let me play through. Usually by the 9th hole I've spent more time waiting than I have playing. Not a problem with the course design, just something you have to consider when playing here.
-Most holes seem to follow a traditional golf design with "tight" fairways. It's a necessary evil because of the lack of land to use, but I'm used to playing courses with five different approaches to the basket instead of just one or two.
Other Thoughts: Fantastic course. The only things that are really wrong with the course are the things that have less to do with course design than they do the location and setting.
If you see a group of three or more guys with one disc per player, be prepared to wait.
If you see a group of three or more guys with tourney bags, be prepared to be impressed with their skills.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: very easy course to navigate, clear fairways, good challange for all players the championships were here last year so that was nice for the course
Cons: lots of trees, hard to find if you dont know where it is, can be busy, in the beggining of the season after all the snow melts it is realy wet out there and muddy, esp. by the holes.
Other Thoughts: very nice course close to home for me. one of my favs. for how close it is.
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
fun but challenging
Pros: Nice course good mix of shots played from short tees, front 9 is a tad bit easier then the back 9 will challenge your skill.
Cons: none that are significant. not all holes have benches or trash cans which would help to keep course a little cleaner, easier to lose disc on back 9 if you throw a bad shot.
Other Thoughts: fun course to play doubles at, easy to navigate, bring some bug spray. play doubles with friends and have a fun time doing it. avoid playing on Wednesday unless you plan on playing early to avoid leaguers as they tend to slow up play if your more of a fast paced player.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Good Ol' Oshtemo
Pros: Cement Tee pads with a garbage can at every pad. Clearly defined fairways, even in the woods. Picnic tables for rest stops conveniently located every few holes. A few short downhill shots in the rolling hills offer even the beginning disc golfer chances at birdies if you can just keep it straight.
Cons: In the last half of the course the brush is thick enough that if you don't make the fairway you're taking a while to get out.
Vandalism to the trash cans and picnic tables seems to be a growing problem.
This course is frequently crowded. Any sunny evening, winter or summer, you'll find a full parking lot.
No course map available.
Other Thoughts: The long tees seem like an afterthought, mostly placed back into narrow tunnels of trees. If the longs were a little less tight in the fairway i think more people would try and throw those big arms drives.
The crowds can often make the course feel rushed. If you want to take more time, try early morning.
When it rains this course gets muddy quick. Bring a towel.
Recently a storm knocked down a big tree across Hole 1. It made the coolest obstacle ever! Then they cut it down and removed it. Bummer...
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Great mix of length and trees, beautiful shots, duel tees, free, and challenging
Cons: The underbrush in the summer gets rough (4 discs and counting), sometimes busy, semi-flat, still a great course
Other Thoughts: Bring bug spray in summer
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Oshtemo - Longs
Pros: Wide range of hole types. Challenging tee shots and basket placement.
Cons: In early spring, the fair weather disc golfers start crawling out of the wood work. During mid to late summer months the foilage is herendous, it's easy to lose a disc.
Other Thoughts: Overall a good course, but I would not say it's the best around Kalamazoo, not by far. That's just my opinion though.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: wide variety of shots required, not nearly as trash filled as most courses in the area, most tees and baskets in exelent condition other than a few missing hole signs, much more challenging than any other course i've played, although i have yet to play from the am. tees, due to length of the holes, even when its packed, it doesnt seem as bad as knollwood, or other smaller courses.
Cons: must have a pretty nice chunk of time to get all the way threw it (it wasnt untill my third time playing here i made it all the way threw) playing alone from the pro. tees it takes me about an hour when i dont run into any other groups, sometimes a little over two when its packed.
Other Thoughts: i didnt think it was as hard to find my way as people make it seem, however, there are a few spots where its easy to skip a hole or two.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Fun Variety course
Pros: Definitely a wide range of shots needed to play this course. Some tight fairways, but nothing too unmanageable.
Variety is key here, some shorter, some longer, some skinny fairways and some wide ones. Little bit of elevation change.
2 Tees that usually have different obstacles, not just a distance difference which is really cool.
Trash cans at every tee and lots of benches.
Cons: Kinda tough to find your way around, but since it was pretty busy, we could follow the group in front of us.
Other Thoughts: Great course, so much fun to play. Police are usually at the park, especially on weekends so mind the no alcohol policy.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is my favorite course so far! I liked the variety and the seclusion. The concrete tee pads are great and the baskets are easy to spot, for the most part. I'm sure that the wilderness in the summer will be beautiful.
Cons: lots of heavily wooded holes and lots of trash, there were trash cans but all of them were over-full. Don't know if anyone is emptying them.
Other Thoughts: I'm new to all of this still....
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: extremely well kept park, especially lovely concrete and level pro and am tees on just about every hole. proved to be a challenging course, but still lots of fun. mind blowing landscape.
Cons: missing a few signs and its a little hard to navigate.
Other Thoughts: incredible job on this course.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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