Shy Ronnies and little ninjas
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Pros: Aesthetic-- plays on private property. 9 acres, 24 holes, multiple fairways to 12 baskets. Not 100% how many there were. Rebecca and Sean were more than graceful hosts. Greeted me on a massive six course jaunt today with open arms and guided as well as threw with me through the entire course.
Use of property-- for 9 acres, this course has an amazing amount of holes. Use of the water is superb with many carries over water as well as two that carry down/up the creek. Multiple fairways to 12 baskets that give entirely unique looks at the basket with every hole.
Tee"signage" -- Orange rocks with distance (distance may be other places, like benches) also noting carry to the creek (a unique touch to be sure).
Teepads-- not bad. honestly, I thought they would be muddy from recent snow melt but they weren't terrible at all. each of the 24 holes had their own teepad or tee area.
Ace boards-- there are several ace runs here but only 2-3 holes have been aced. those holes have an ace board to sign! nice touch.
Benches and garbage cans-- nice to have both. You make some pretty serious climbs up hill here so a place to place your bag or fat ass is a big plus.
Risk v Reward-- with all of the water carries and rough rough, the risk v reward here is pretty high. Loved all of the water involvement and the fact the creek is low and slow right now. made fishing out the few that got wet pretty easy.
Challenge/variety-- the variety here is outstanding. a little something for everyone to be sure. Mostly this course is techincal and shorter but there are some longer holes that will punish you for thinking you are doing well!
#1 basket-- the wood basket was pretty sweet and caught very nicely!
Bridges-- home made bridges aide in your crossing of the creek. In other areas there are small foot steps to help you cross.
Cons: Baskets-- most are single chain discatcher travellers or in-steps. plans to upgrade in the future, or at least add a second layer of chains
Routing and nav-- would be impossible without host help. I could have never figured out where the hell I was going if they weren't there.
Other Thoughts: Overall, great conversation with great hosts. I can't thank them enough for a truly unique disc golf experience. This course is truly a work in progress. Rebecca and Sean played the two newest holes (bringing it up to 24), and they are punishing. playing up one of the steepest hills I've ever played in DG and then a long down hill funneling with pickers on either side was pretty sweet. they said they had only played them 2 times! Awesome to be one of the first "outsiders" to play them!
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Pros: i couldnt believe the layout of the course. rebecka has done an awesome job! normally im very reluctant of any course playing multiple tees to the same basket, but she really has made the effort to make sure the lines from each tee pad are no where near the same from any other pad.
lots of good over river shots, tons of dificult paths.
Cons: not much to say here. the only thing i would do is clear out one or two trees here or there, but really nothing more.
Other Thoughts: i am very appreciative of being invited out to play. what a great fun course. LOVE that hanging basket!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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The Course of My Dreams
Pros: Beautiful Property ~ The views are incredible
Secluded ~ Felt like up-north
Great use of land ~ There's more than just DG
Excellent elevation changes along creek
Best use of water I've seen on a course
Multiple throwing styles you could use
Good mix ~ Fair to both lefties and righties
Smooth course flow ~ love the painted rocks
Incredible design of holes ~ very thought out
Epic shots on every hole ~ constantly amazed
Awesome basket placements ~ Nice!
Great risk/reward shots left me wanting more
Really nice owners with an eye for design
Within 5 minutes of my house
Too many more to list
Cons: None, I think the place is perfect.
Other Thoughts: I had a lot of fun playing Sage Creek. It's a very beautiful course and I admire the owners and appreciate all the hard work and time they put into their course.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I was invited to check out the course. I've been living out here for over 7 years but never knew this place existed. I used to Google map my neighborhood dreaming up courses and looking for a perfect spot to explore for possibilities of building a course near home one day. I still remember a few years ago looking at aerials of the same area where the course is at and thought it had great potential but gave up after realizing it was all private property and not owned by the city or parks. Little did I know it was right there in front of me the whole time.
I pulled into the driveway and was greeted at the door by 3 cute pups who were excited to see who was going to play in their back yard. They were already sniffing around and checking out what was in my bag when the little one pulled out a disc that he must have wanted me to use on hole one. These dogs must have been trained to find discs by picking up on the scent. I'm already liking this course a lot and I haven't even seen the first hole.
When we walked around the corner to hole one I immediately knew there was something special about this course and the family who lives there. As I was guided throughout the property, I was in awe of all the beautiful land and creative design that was put into this course. Trust me, the views from the tees, fairways, and baskets were something you'd hang on a wall at your house.
The course has a secluded feel like there is nobody around for miles. Even though we were not technically "up-north" in Michigan, it had that same peaceful setting that I love about disc golf. It kind of reminded me of years ago when I was a kid, playing in the woods along the river behind our old house.
As we continued to the next holes, the course kept getting better and better to the point where I wasn't sure if I was in a dream or what. Every hole was unique and different, even though a couple baskets are shared at the moment. Each hole also had the perfect distance where it was fair but challenging too. The course flow was amazing with the amount of land they had to work with. Epic elevation shots and clever use of the creek and the basket placements made me start to wonder if I had found the designers for the courses I've been working on.
It only kept getting better too! They designed this place to the point where you can use all kinds of shots. Lucky for me I didn't tee off first because I was having trouble deciding which shot and disc I wanted to throw down this awesome course. There were so many possibilities for both lefties and righties.
Before I knew it, we were out there for quite a while and the sun was now beginning to set. I didn't want to leave but it was time to go home.
This place is awesome and I can't wait for the next time.Thanks so much for the chance to play here and giving me the hope to keep going forward in building other courses. I know how much time and work that goes into a private course and I'm really proud of ya for doing an unbelievable job.
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