This course and Crystal Mountain should get together and have one terrible mini course
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Aesthetics-- plays through scenic ski hills in a small northern michigan town. Area is surrounded by a ton of other amenities but the disc golf area/ski hills are pretty exclusive. That is my one positive.
Baskets-- nightmarish home made single chain crap. Very visible because they are bright colors on hillsides.
Routing and navigation-- absolutely nightmarish. Not a clue where to start, no map, no direction and no clue. you spend more time wandering than doing anything else and when it's on a ski hill, its not all that fun.
Teesigns-- Just a number. no distance, no directionality, no diagram... doesn't help the routing a bit.
Teepads-- sand sand and more sand. Terrible footing.
Design-- obviously not designed by a disc golfer. lines make no sense and don't lend themselves to a good flow.
Don't waste your time with this one.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Very disapointing after finally finding
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I try to find at least 1 pro..
+Hole 4 was pleasant.
+Scenery was nice, nice elevations
being it is a ski resort. - however, I never
broke a sweat
Cons: -'Resort Drive' is where? It is not marked off
the main drag, look for the Treetops Golf
-Nothing anywhere is marked
-No score cards, the map I finally got in the restaurant is a joke! No really, it's pretty funny!
-Hole 1 was not marked, had to play it on the way out
-Hole 2 is a gradual downhill, nothing exciting whatsoever
-They say hole 3 is 'LOOONG', it's not
-Hole 5 is a short boring dog leg right, I hit the post with forearm 'Flick'
-Hole 6 is just a short throw over a little valley, right before the basket on the other side of the valley is REALLY thick muck, overthrow it a little (5 feet) and you will be fine
-Hole 7 is what they call a 'switchback', it's a hard dog leg left
-Hole 8 they say 'I hope you brought your driver', it's over a small valley, pretty easy to deuce
-Hole 9 is maybe 160' with about a 10' total elevation change going up. Hit the pin with a Stalker.
-None of the holes are marked with distances
-The bottoms of the baskets won't even hold a disc! The openings are too big and most of the time my discs fell through!
-I had to ask 3 different staff members where to go and nobody knew, on top of that, 2 of them were pretty rude.
Other Thoughts: ^Nothing, and I mean nothing about this course was a challenge except figuring out where it was! Drive all the way until you get to the restaurant.
^Hole 1 starts just left of the restaurant by the lifts.
^I dislike that this is a course on here, if it wasn't listed as an actual course and you just found it because you were here skiing or golfing and this was just something to do, it would be a sort of challenge after a 12 pack. But being listed as an 'actual disc golf course'? Really?
^I guess they do rent disc for $5 each, but I am not sure where you would rent them
^I do not recommend playing here at all
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Okay short 9...
Pros: Good holes, elevation. Challenging. Gaylord's only course.
Cons: Baskets - they're home made and 6 feet tall with missing bottom rings. Your disc fall out easily.
Tee pads are very close to baskets on a few holes.
Signage isn't very good. No distance measurements.
Other Thoughts: Definitely has potential to be a great course. Just needs some time. Of course I was spoiled with Hanson Hills being my home course
Some baskets are missing at this time.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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