Disc Golf Center
Sterling Heights, MI
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 Ball course w/ a new disc course

1    3/29/2013   4/1/2013
Review By: ru4por
Played: 169  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 30.9 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Big long course. Nice to get a cart, fashion your bag to the back, grip it and rip it. A few rubber tee pads set to the side and front of the ball pads. Brand new baskets, many hanging in trees, tucked into woods, elevated. Very unique and challenging. Water in play on about five holes, and a 300' drive gets you over all the driving water, a couple in play on approach and behind baskets as well. Could easily play in a pair of golf shoes of tennis shoes, it was nice to be out of a pair of boots. Ball golfers were very curious and cooperative. Though, I imagine the cart out there helps alert them you are there. This is a new course last season and ball golfers and management just getting used to the idea. A lot of time spent on PR. Course plays along the ball course with baskets short, left or right of greens.
Cons: Management is a mess, pro shop had no clue as to price, condition, equipment. Navigation was a problem. The provided map is awful and a ball scorecard is nessesary to cross reference. Missing tee pads, those that were there only identified with orange survey flags. Not many hole numbers no distances or clue as to where the basket (often hidden) is. A pair of binoculars would be helpful. The disc holes are numbered opposite of the ball holes. (1-9 ball holes are 10-18 disc holes...) just to add to the confusion, for no benefit. Missed holes 2 and 3 completely. A healthy dose of attention is required, you are on a ball course and they can hit into you from a long way away, though the disc course stays out of the way mostly. Getting a couple beers at the turn was a nightmare. I just got the impression the whole place (motel, bowling alley, bar, restaruant, poker room, ball golf, disc golf) are poorly run. Maybe just the time of year.
Other Thoughts: Played on a open ball course as "swat" golfers are playing as well. We rented a cart and were inserted into the tee times. Pace of play sometimes presented a challenge, as we played as a twosome. It is so natural to simply walk to your disc, but in order to maintain a slow enough pace to fit in with swat golfers, getting in the cart and tossing each disc, was vital. A little love from a club or a couple disc golfers could make vast improvements in a short time here. Tall flags for the pads and baskets and a decent map with distances would make navigation easy. I had a great time out there, despite the unintentional attempts by management to make it tough. A couple comments about "old timers" not happy with the installation, but if they were making money with "old timers" this course would not be here. Lots of positve feedback while there will help. $20 a piece to play with a cart, not the listed price here or on Disc Gof Scene. This would be a blast with a foursome of decent disc golfers, not in a hurry.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    12/3/2012   12/3/2012
Review By: redrum
Played: 18  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 5.7 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Golf carts, beautiful landscaping, great bar and kitchen inside clubhouse. Very difficult to lose a disc, unless you hit water.
Cons: Very long course. 500' bombers, or solid 600-700' rollers in play on most holes. Not necessarily a con, but not every player has these shots in their arsenal
Other Thoughts: 3 hanging baskets! 1 basket mounted inside a tree, very well guarded from about 80% of the circle. Great pin placements make this a risk/reward course very keen on placement.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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