Belding, MI 
Smash Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: apdrvya   (Taken 8/2013)
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Dem Trees

1    9/27/2013   10/1/2013
Review By: sgamerp
Played: 80  Reviewed: 64  Exp: 7.1 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Baskets - Nice New baskets that are easy to see from the tee. Green Poles

Park - Has bathroom at entrance, good amount of trash cans and beautiful course that is only used for disc golf in the area

Sings- Has tee signs that show where all the holes are and the distance. (They are small, but I heard they will get new ones)

Routing - easy enough but i noticed on some holes they had the next hole arrow(Not sure if all as some you didn't really need it)
Cons: Challenge - The course is pretty small and pretty repetitive. Nothing over 300

Trees - This is on a tree sanctuary, which adds to the over all beauty of this course, however you can not cut down certain tree which makes some of the lines horrible. I want to let it be known that I think this is a double edged sword of this course, but makes for more of a Con. Maybe with a few more times out this will change, but it seems t be the biggest flaw.

Management - There are a ton of stumps that are being worked on getting removed, I am sure this will change, as this is a new course, but it's still a big flaw as there are a ton of them.
Other Thoughts: From what I heard they are adding another 9 holes, with one over 700 feet. The course is good, and things will change as will my rating.

For right now, this course it not much more then a Pitch and Putt course, hopefully with a back nine added it will add to more than that.

I think if you are in the area be sure to go to Fallasburg, or Bertha Brook too, as you can play this one in a quick 45 minutes.

In a way this course kind of reminds me of Bertha Brook Mini.

If you do not like my review, please give me what I can improve to help. Thanks!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Smashing Awesome Course

5+    9/11/2013   9/12/2013
Review By: jaredfestjared
Played: 34  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 3.3 Years
This review was updated on 9/9/2014
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is a new technical course that is already beat in pretty well for being only a couple months since the installment of the baskets. There is a nice variety of holes on the front nine, all mainly shorter holes. They have nice arroyo baskets that give this course a nice touch as well. There are some holes with elevation change in them and other where you throw blind. The layout of the course has a nice flow and easy to follow. It would be hard to get lost. Instead of dirt tee pads the course has artificial turf for tee pads. Every hole also has a garbage can so you can throw away your garbage instead of littering. Every hole with a sponsor sign has hooks to hang your bag. There is a practice basket next to hole one which is always a plus.
Cons: Some holes need some clearing to be done still. Other spots on the course are really thick but do have lines you can hit, i have been able to hit them.
Other Thoughts: This course is already really popular among the locals. There are about 3 leagues that play out at this course. There will be new permanent tee signs being installed very soon. The course is maintained by a good group of disc-golfers. The course has also been approved for the back nine. So keep an eye out for this course to soon be an 18 hole course.!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Onward and Upward

1    8/15/2013   8/15/2013
Review By: apdrvya
Played: 244  Reviewed: 239  Exp: 5 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Aesthetic-- plays through the east end of a small city park. Other facilities include hiking trails which DO NOT interfere with disc golf. Disc on!

Teesigns--nice for what they are. shows directionality of the hole if not a map along with distance. I like the aesthetic of the small piece missing to symbolize the guy the park is dedicated to? not sure if this is intentional or not.

Baskets-- ARROYOS!!! Super bright and visible in the woods. Love the added confidence of arroyos with regards to bounce outs.

Routing/nav-- easy easy. not a chance of getting lost here. next tee signs on every hole and branches/logs to guide the way

amenities-- garbage cans and "benches" are plentiful. Bathrooms are near the parking lot. though they were locked when we were there.
Challenge-- this course is extremely short. it can be played with one or two discs, no drivers required at all. I threw mostly a gator and a putter.

Variety-- meh, it's pretty bland honestly

Teepads- Honestly they weren't bad, the long turf provided some grip. would strongly prefer concrete in the future.

Other Thoughts: I am overly impressed with the amount of work that has gone on at this course in the last month or so. The improvements are amazing.

I honestly liked this course, very reminiscent of a longer Rycenga park.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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