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 Mixed feelings.

2-4    10/2/2011   10/4/2011
Review By: lazydisc
Played: 12  Reviewed: 5
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Concrete teepads
- Easily defined fairways
-This time in late fall none to not alot of underbrush makes it feel very open even with trees.
-Super tight will make you attempt to be more precise
Cons: -Difficult to follow layout
- Short holes
- Very many trees.
-Sometimes to tight of turns.
- Some fairways run very close together.
Coupled with trees makes disc dodging something to watch for.
-Bugs. Didnt get any this time, however we went in the fall. Earlier this year it was cloudy.
- General atmosphere? "no swearing, no drinking, no smoking, no league play allowed. rules strictly enforced." followed by threats of closure on sign right next to tee one.
Other Thoughts: Maybe make it friendlier? Winstrom is a township park squished into a corner lot next to the soccer fields. This lot is used for "nature trails" and disc golf. Even smoking a cig in the parking lot got me dirty looks. If your in the area, skip this course and go to Shore Acre in suagatuck. Or if this is your kind of a course. take a drive out to Cold brook.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Home Course

5+    6/5/2011   6/10/2011
Review By: Trespayne
Played: 15  Reviewed: 3
This review was updated on 6/3/2013
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Location is great. Right by the beaches in Holland. There's also a nice field nearby to practice.

-Good cement tee-pads at every hole

-Super quick course, If you're playing in a group of 4 it should take no more than 45 minutes.

-Good mix of backhand, forehand, tomahawk-people say it's forehand happy, but you can throw a backhand on every hole with the right disc.

Great to work on short mid-range shots and long puts. The course is also great if you're going for a low score because all the shots you can birdie with the right first shot. The only difficult birdies are #15 and #18.
Cons: -Very short holes, there's almost no need to break out a driver except maybe on holes #15 and #18.

-Can get pretty busy at times, but I've rarely had a problem with people not letting my group play through.

-A few holes don't show the length of the shot, but if you have played the course you'll know exactly where it is the next time through.

-Course layout is somewhat questionable. Many holes go right next to others, but there's usually enough trees to protect yourself from getting hit by a random disc. Aside from hole #9 to #10 and hole #14 to #15, the layout is pretty easy to follow (after 9, walk on the sidewalk to the right along the path until you see #10 on the right, after 14, walk back to where you started 14, then keep walking the path a bit further and it's on the right)

-After clearing out well more than 2/3 of the trees on the course, the holes are much more simple and completely took away the charm of what was a heavily wooded, challenging short course. It is now lightly wooded and short which is not nearly as much fun.

-Also due to the clearing of the trees, there are branches and twigs all over the course and you can get cut up or slip if you're not paying attention.
Other Thoughts: It's a decent course, not a good course. It's great for mid-range shots and long putts. It's definitely NOT worth a big drive to play, but if you're in the area it's a nice one to play. I live about a mile away so I play it a lot, it's just not the same as it was before the trees were taken down, but is still fun and quick.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

1    9/8/2010   9/9/2010
Review By: sgamerp
Played: 80  Reviewed: 64  Exp: 6.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Teepads- Cement and On every hole

Signs - Minus one hole (i think 16) it had the sign for the hole number. Half of them have the distances

Nice places to get your mid game pretty solid. nice and short

If you play by yourself you can get it done in about an hour even with getting lost.
Cons: Even with the signs they don't have the distance on every one.

Forehand happy Most of the holes are made for someone who throws forehand.

2, 3 and 8 are all on the same path and people throw into each some spots are blind.

A few holes were hard to find, 6,11, 15

Hole 9 is a putter ace run(113ft? and its right in front of the teebox)
Other Thoughts: When I went there were a good amount of trees that had fallen down in front of baskets on hole12 and 16. Some of the paths are hard to find, on 6 you need to follow a bike path, 11 you need to walk through the woods, when done with 14 you need to go back to the path and head towards the parking lot in view. Hole 9 is 113 and its right in front of the teepad. Over all this place is super fun, and quick. Good for someone who wants to practice forehand or break there mids in on the trees. There is also a Moble that sells Discraft Discs in Z and ESP plastic, they also have soft magnets.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 meh. only once...

1    8/25/2010   9/7/2010
Review By: apdrvya
Played: 243  Reviewed: 236  Exp: 4.2 Years
This review was updated on 6/7/2012
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: TeePads-- Nice, big, cement

Baskets-- New, and in great condition.

Location-- Beautiful forest for disc golf.
Cons: TeeSigns-- Either the distance or hole number was missing on a good portion of the tees. Also, there was no directional marks as to where the basket was, much scouting was needed.

Navigation-- No directional marks where to go from tee to tee. I can site 10 to 11 as a prime example where you have to walk down a path to find the next tee.

Plastic wrapped trees-- Discs bounce about three times as far as normal off of these bastards. A great shot that might bounce off of a tree onto the edge of the fairway, now is twenty feet into heavy woods.

Lanes/Fairways-- Many holes that have no discernable lanes in which to throw. Makes it hard to find the basket and even hope for par.

hole 9-- 'nuff said.
Other Thoughts: Disappointing to say the least. We were miserable by 10. They could have done so much more with this great piece of property. On the bright side, there were some unused soccer fields that were great for field practice.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    6/15/2012   8/3/2010
Review By: rshrevo
Played: 38  Reviewed: 32  Exp: 18.2 Years
This review was updated on 6/15/2012
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice challenging course. makes you think about shot placement. Fairly easy to navigate through the course. with it being in tress there is hardly no underbrush to hide your errant discs. Lots of shade. was almost like a nature walk saw lots of squirrels running around while playing my round.
Cons: Since it is heavily wooded some holes are hard to reach in three unless you get lucky enough to miss all the trees on each shot. was hard to know where some of the baskets were actually located on my first time there. no hole layout listed on tee poles. tight fairways are really close to other holes. like Number 2 basket right next to #3 fairway.
Other Thoughts: When playing this course if there are others you see playing it then watch out for errant discs. was almost hit trying to putt on #2 by a drive hitting a tree on #3 fairway. plus other times while walking to my shot was seeing discs land off to the sides of me. I do like the course. would play it again. nice secluded area. only people i saw were the other disc golfers and some people using the paths that meander through the woods.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  A tight course in Holland

1    6/26/2010   6/30/2010
Review By: Silverskunk
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course was clean. Each hole had a pad to tee off. Trees make for a tight course, but limited underbrush meant discs thrown off course could still be found. All but two holes bank to the right. This can be tough on golfers with a left draw. You don't need to have a strong arm for this course - just be accurate. Shade was nice - stayed relatively cool on a hot day.
Cons: Every hole was rated Par 3 - which for the average golfer was not very practical. The sheer number of trees made it virtually impossible to get the distance needed for a birdie shot. My partner regularly shoots under par, but the tight course and bends to the right left him frustrated playing mostly bogie golf. A few holes were hard to locate thru the trees. Could have used a map.
Other Thoughts: The course has potential. I would play it again, but my partner hated it. The holes need to re-rated so the average golfer has at least a shot at a birdie now and again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Mmmmk

5+    6/8/2010   6/8/2010
Review By: treebanger
Played: 15  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: All Holes have Pads. Excellent In the woods course With a lot of Technicality needed. Narrow fairways, Tree's and tight turns. Easily Played in the rain during the summer due to lots of Trees. :P. It is a very simple quick game 18 hole course. Hole 11 is my Fav.
Cons: The hole info on here is WRONG. It got changed up Due to People living in the area complaining of disc's ending up in there back yards. Hole is 9 is very short very straight and also very Narrow. 17 has a adjusted basket due too how short it is making the putt a little harder. I dont really find to many things wrong with any courses. I just love playing the game as a whole.
Other Thoughts: To the guy one the last Review.....Hole 5 pointless? Thats a good hole. Your freakin crazy.
On Hole 17. There is two secret tee off's besides the main. If you look back from main Tee off you will notice a little path going up a hill and onto a side walk thats # 2 Tee. Also After 16 if you need to hit the bathroom and get some water. You will notice looking next to the bathrooms there is a dirt patch between two trees that is # 3. Prolly one of my fav things with this course ive seen from others is it is not a specific Backhand or Forehand course It requires both as well as rollers, hawks and scoobies.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Ehh...

2-4    5/9/2010   5/10/2010
Review By: Jak3
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Tee-pads are decent... bout it really

Cons: Poor basket placement, some baskets are super close to others. You can get lost easy. Theres one hole where you actually have to walk back up the fairway from which you just came. Fairway after fairway back and forth, some fairways only have like 10-15 feet between em so look out for discs bouncing off trees...

Theres like 3 or 4 holes that are almost identical, tree placements and all.

The park (im guessing) put these plastic cover things on some the trees in the fairways to i guess protect the trees from disc damage.. So look out for small trees that are twice the width they should be because of this.

Pretty busy, no smoking, no drinking. There was one sign that said no swearing like 3 times over and over... Full of retards the two rounds i played, kids throwing sticks at baskets, old clueless people throwing beach frisbees etc...

Hole 5 is pretty pointless....

o ya, theres one hole thats only 112 feet with zero obstacles... common now.

No holes over 300 feet.... maybe #18... maybe
Other Thoughts: Overall pretty stupid course, you can tell whoever designed knew nothing about disc golf... Maybe it was designed for beach frisbee throwers...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

1    3/19/2010   3/19/2010
Review By: geocachenut
Played: 13  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice tee pads, with new baskets. A great piece of property nestled in a park. Loved the idea that you only need to bring your Magnet to throw with. Excellent parking (lot is bigger than the area that the first 9 holes are located on).
Cons: Very, very tight lanes (if that is what you call them). Not much thought put into placement of baskets. In some locations, your basket may be located just a few feet from another. I don't expect a fairway, but the placement of baskets in the middle of 8 close trees makes getting a shot off nearly impossible at times.
Other Thoughts: Gave a 1 simply because of the tee pads and nice baskets...rate this course as if you were playing a mini putt putt course. Don't waste your time if you are a thrower, or if you think this will help your short game....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

1    1/31/2010   2/1/2010
Review By: Mark R
Played: 83  Reviewed: 65  Exp: 12.1 Years
This review was updated on 5/10/2010
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Cement tee pads on all 18 holes. Has a few challenging narrow gaps through woods which provide adequate challenge for intermediate players. Dense trees provide some shelter from surrounding winds. Hole 14 is probably the best hole, with slightly more room for RHBH shots and a pin placement near a small creek. Signs posted on most holes. Decent baskets, low crime area, free admission.
Cons: Holes are way too close together, especially on the front nine. Some holes are laid out such that you may shoot at the wrong basket (Holes 7/8/9). Many signs have inaccurate distances posted. A couple of really short holes under 150 feet are a bit mundane. Despite being a very short course in a small area, the next tee may be a fairly long distance from the pin and hard to find (Hole 11), but would not pose a problem after the first few times on the course. Almost every hole is wooded, with a general lack of variety among the various holes. In-your-face 'NO ALCOHOL' sign meant to intimidate in the finest Holland-area tradition (the nicest way to say this), so party-oriented activities are a big no-no, especially with people on nearby walking trails.
Other Thoughts: It's amazing that the Eastern Lake Michigan shoreline has so few courses, and the ones that do exist don't take advantage of the land available (Beast and Hickory Hills excepted). Skip this course unless you're a local looking to improve your mid-range game, or want to play in an enclosed space to avoid high winds. Basically a 2.0 course with extra points for the cement tee pads.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


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