5 Helpful / 0 Not
Kentwood = birdie train in high gear
Pros: Nice, clean park. Can play 18 holes in well less than an hour. Lots and lots of birdies to be had.
Cons: Very, very crowded with students and rookies. Short and simple, lots of straight shots. For experienced players, just bring a putter and have some fun. Making deuces on every other hole at least is very reasonable.
Other Thoughts: There are so many good courses in the area, I'd recommend that experienced players look elsewhere. The combination of crowds and super short shots (most holes play less than 250') mean that if you're in the area for a short time, there are better options than Kentwood.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 3 Not
Not so good
Pros: If you take all the holes here and consider them individually then they are actually pretty fun. There course is very short and crammed in to a small space. One of the nice things is that there are little posts that have the distance of every hole on them. I have an ok time playing here when there is no one else around but this park is normally packed with people and discs are whizzing all over the place.
There are restrooms on the course and a playground for the wives and kids to visit while we're playing golf. The playground is close to the course though so tell them to be careful for stray plastic flying around.
Cons: There's a lot of bad about this course. The tee pads are terrible ankle twisters. They're old precast concrete things with big oblong holes in them for your feet to get stuck in. The course is in a multi use park and a couple of the holes are very close to the restrooms, ball fields and playgrounds. There are crossing fairways. Many of the tees, pins and fairways are way too close to each other. Errant shots have a high probability of hitting other disc golfers, park patrons and kids on the playground. Keep a sharp eye out for errant shots. Many holes on the course play up the side of a rock covered hill. This will definitely chew up your discs. More detailed tee signs would help for players looking for the holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a very crowded course that is mostly frequented by beginners. Because of this, the course is quite dangerous. It's worth playing once because some of the holes are fun but I would suggest coming at an "off" time. Like in the morning on a week day.
A comment regarding my evaluation of courses. I am not trying to insult or hurt any ones feelings when I review a course. I'm just trying to evaluate the course on what I feel are important characteristics of a good course. Disc golf has become a large enough sport that I feel we should strive for better than we have now. Just putting 18 holes in a park isn't enough. 18 pole holes does not make a disc golf course. It requires tee's, signs, maps, solid course design and constant maintenance. Any less than that and we will never advance the sport to a reputable level.
9 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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