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  Hometown Course

5+    4/24/2011   5/6/2011
Review By: anubis87
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 8.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has some nice scenery. There are times when you have to throw down a cliff face. There is a nice variety of long holes and technical shots.
Cons: I use to love this course until the course decided to remove a total of 5 of some of the best holes the course had to offer. In its place the park made 2 of the worst holes I have ever had the displeasure to play on. The outrageous cost of having to pay $5 to play here is horrible.
Other Thoughts: I use to play here at least 4 times a week for over 3 years as long as the weather was bearable but now i don't see myself returning for a very long time

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Where I learned

5+    10/6/2010   10/6/2010
Review By: thumb
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: I learned to play here approximately 2003-2004. It is really a great course a lot of different throws... Variation. You get to play with cliffs in Michigan!!!
Cons: Baskets are falling apart. Some holes you can lose discs and never find them again.. ie going off a cliff.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Plenty of Sandstone But No Tees

1    8/4/2010   8/5/2010
Review By: BucketBonanza
Played: 47  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 12.3 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This park features some decent disc golf holes and some awesome views of the majestic grand ledges of sandstone along the Grand River. Besides the course, there are other amenities offered at the park. There are places for kids to play which would be nice if you have a family with small children who would rather frolic about on a playground than watch you throw discs. Terrain varies with flat land, elevation changes, open grassy holes, and dirt floored wooded runs all being employed. The course is cleaned and groomed steadily by park employees. No unsightly graffiti proliferates likely because of the fact that there is no signage to deface.
Cons: Even with a map, this place is confusing to traverse. It seems as though hole one is the only hole offering a semi official looking tee box with wood chips and a sign with distance and a rough pin placement. The other holes simply feature dirt tee areas that are worn into the grass by traffic, or no distinct tee area at all. Concrete tee pads and even modest signs with at minimum a hole number displayed would elevate this course in status. Bumbling around in search of things that aren't readily apparent or distinct detracts from the play here. There is a large amount of non disc golf traffic to be aware of as most of the park patrons were not partaking in the game on the day of this review. Potential for children to get clipped by flying discs could be high.
Other Thoughts: This is a very nice park. With tee pads and a few signs and arrows, it would be much improved. It has so much potential, but it seems as though the park fees are spent elsewhere. I was told by one employee at the office that I didn't have to pay to play disc golf and another employee told me that it is free on the first Wednesday of every month. I wasn't charged park fees of any sort. Not a bad stop if you are lurking about in this neck of the woods. The ledges are by far the best feature along this course. Hole six and seven take you right up close to a portion of the sandstone cliffs and the river. This place is ripe with potential that will likely remain unrealized.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Beautiful Cliffs

1    7/28/2010   8/3/2010
Review By: m1morri1
Played: 39  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 8.4 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good amount of elevation change. A couple of left and right hooks. Beautiful scenery.
Cons: Rubber/Concrete pads would be nice, especially considering that you have to pay to play. The baskets are really old and some are in bad shape.
Other Thoughts: All in all, I enjoyed my visit to this park and would come back to play if I was in the area. Unfortunately holes 10 and 11 were closed due to construction on the water treatment plant.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 seems short

5+    3/19/2010   7/29/2010
Review By: douglat2
Played: 11  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 15.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: nice little course that usually isn't too packed. some really neat shots spread over the course. the woods it's set in don't really hurt you too bad.
Cons: where the woods hurt you, they kick you in the face. there are a couple hole on the front nine that are unforgiving for lefties. if you're a little off target, kiss your disc goodbye, it's down a wooded steep hill....40ft down lol. not enough long holes. the course seem shorter than it actually is.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Awesome Scenery!

1    6/26/2010   6/27/2010
Review By: Jak3
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The rocky cliffs, caves and rivers makes this course very special for disc golfers in need of a change in scenery.
The holes are also well layed out i think.
Good Parking (make sure you say your a resident, only $3 to park)
Cons: Dirt teepads and lack of tee markers. About 3 or 4 of the baskets were pretty old and definitely not regulation.
Quite a few pedestrians present on a Saturday.

Hole 10 i think is fenced off and unplayable.
Other Thoughts: All around awesome course, hole 10 was unavailable but the change of scenery made the car drive and game well worth it.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 WATCH YOUR STEP

1    6/24/2008   5/22/2010
Review By: NateDiscFlip
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Cool use of area....which is pretty open in many areas, yet technical.....I would say of the two Lansing courses, this one is better, cleaner, and less crowded...probably because of the fee and the fact that its on the good side of town.
Cons: Careful if you do not know the layout....it is in Grand Ledge...and trust me there is ledges in some spots of the course....like 100 feet str8 down.....holes are descent...but the course is far from anything I would rate above a +4...don't play at night unless you have wings or a good tour guide who has you on a leash.
Other Thoughts: Play this course if your in town...but truly not worth the trip if your an out of towner.....but for locals....its a good time.

"don't take this the wrong way" but, ....With such a huge area....."Lansing DiscGolf".....YOU NEED MORE & deserve it for as many of you as there is.....gl

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Clean park

5+    5/22/2010   5/22/2010
Review By: msumike2001
Played: 14  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great Mix of holes Long and short with technical shots
Cons: 2 holes are out of play at the moment because of the water treatment facility being expanded. 3rd is out of the way to go and play because of this.
Hole 13 is a steep climb down if you have kids along
Other Thoughts: This the main course I go and play. It has some wide open holes and some shorter technical holes. The park is relatively clean because it is a county park that is maintained and mowed on a regular basis. The holes with trees have clean lines to throw with but if you miss you have some tougher shots. But it is worth the drive to be on a cleaner less crowded course

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Short and scenic.

5+    11/10/2009   1/25/2010
Review By: DangeRuss
Played: 47  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 9.3 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The first pro about this course is the scenary. There are three or four holes on the course that stand out because of the views and elevation changes. There are rock ledges hundreds of feet tall with the Grand River winding through it and plenty of holes that are straight downhill or uphill.

I wouldn't say any of the holes are too easy but they also aren't extremely hard. If it's a short hole, your dealing with a water hazard or a 100 foot drop on the sides of the fairway. If it's long, your going to have trees or a long anhyzer shot or your hands. There also is a good variation of shots you will have to deal with.

This course sets up good for beginers but will still offer a challenge to the seasoned pro.
Cons: Pay to play is usually a con unless your paying for a champioship level course but it costs a few dollars to get in the park.

The biggest con about this course is the lack of teepads and decent baskets. All the teepads here are dirt which makes four season play difficult due to mud and other slippery conditions. They aren't bad areas to throw off of but nothing compared to concrete. Also, there are 2 or 3 baskets which are rusted to all hell and smaller than usual (don't know which kind of baskets they are) but if you aren't too picky about baskets, you wont even care.

If you haven't been here before, you probably will get lost between a few holes. They do provide a map on hole 1 but if you can, ask a local. They will give you (usually) a quick layout of the course and after that, it will be easier to get around.
Other Thoughts: If you just want to play some fun disc golf and you don't sweat the small imperfections of a course, you will have a good time here. The scenary and elevation changes will make up for the lack of teepads and you will want to come back!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Scenic... but that's about it.

1    11/22/2009   12/8/2009
Review By: jamays
Played: 18  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 4.9 Years
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: I had to really ponder to figure out the pros of this course; there aren't many. It is a very scenic course and it has a few interesting, fun holes. They go up, they go down, they go along the water, through the hills and over steep cliffs and they make good use of the natural landscape.

On the front 9 there are some truly signature holes, however, they forgot to put the same challenge and effort into the back 9.

The course and park are both decently maintained. However, there are no tee pads to maintain; more on that later.

A score card w/ map is provided (though the map is just about pointless).
Cons: Tee boxes are hard to find and are dirt and mud. Sometimes they are marked by spraypaint, sometimes they aren't.

Baskets are in very rough shape.

Navigation is terribly difficult. The map the comes with the scorecard is not clear, the tee pads are not marked and there is no significant, useful signage on the course.

Course layout, while interesting, needs some help. There are two holes where you throw blindly at the basket and end up throwing at people throwing the other direction. Holes with steep elevation generally have no route up or down.
Other Thoughts: It was really difficult for me not to rate this a 1.0 or 1.5. Frankly, I think the course has a lot potential; a lot of development is needed to reach that potential.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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