Manton, MI
Wild Haven - North Share
Uploaded By: apdrvya Hole #14 (Taken 9/2013)
3 / 240ft.   3 / 333ft.   3 / 457ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #14 Blue Tee

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a true experience...

1    9/25/2013   9/25/2013
Review By: apdrvya
Played: 187  Reviewed: 186  Exp: 4 Years
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Aesthetic-- this course plays on a disc golf exclusive property. you will not run into any non-disc golfers ( I don't think) this property runs along 18 1/2 rd and SB 131. the highway can be slightly loud but not overly bad all the same.

Baskets-- the baskets are brand new DisCatchers. nice and visible in the fields and trees here. All are equipped with solar lights for night play.

Routing and navigation-- a map would be nice but the signage and next tee signs don't really make this a huge requirement. I was rarely lost. I think when full tee signs are in and pads are in, the routing here will be a snap.

Challenge/Variety-- the elevation and pin placement along with the use of natural landscape and trees to carve in fairways is genius. having three pads on each hole gives you a different look at the hole from each. truly there are 54 individual holes here.

Variety-- a little of something for everyone. from long open field shots (with little obstacle) to uber tight shorties with baskets buried in tree clumps to valley shots to EVERYTHING you could possibly want.

Family friendly/camping on site-- this course has a tee for everyone. the shorts are really really short in some spots but this could be friendly for the beginning discer to the little kids playing with mom and dad. the gold tees are big, don't get me wrong, they are huge in some spots. Not overly long but very very challenging. Also, having camping on-site is nice. There are designated camping sites at certain holes (#6 and #18 were the ones I noticed) off of where the baskets were placed and not in a dangerous spot.

Pay to play- not at all unreasonable to pay $3 for play here, you can seriously spend the day here playing and get your money's worth. the $10 per night per person includes DG both days and seems more than reasonable.

Tee Signage- stunningly nice for what it is. For right now it is just laminated 8x11's on wooden stakes but I'm sure this will be updated. I also expect to see signage at all the teepads eventually. For now, colored flags mark your teepads.

Basket placement-- this is the true star here. the baskets are placed on hillsides, valley floors, hill tops, guarded by heavy trees, and out in the open. there is so much variety in the basket placement, it will keep you guessing the entire round.
Teepads-grass and sand for now. I'm sure these will be updated. You can tell which ones are used more frequently. Some of the pads have calf deep weeds in them...

potential danger- hole 10 plays across the parking lot. I'm not sure how to remedy this issue as this is a really sweet hole...

Uncontrollables-- sand. sand sand everywhere but nothing that can really be done about it.

Other Thoughts:
I think this was my favorite new course this year. I have played 60+ courses this year and this one stands out as potentially a 4.5-5 disc course in the future.

I rated at a 4 because of the two minor issues. this puts it at an excellent. it has every potential to be better.

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