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ru4por 07-25-2013 12:39 PM

Hitting courses near the left coast sounds like a good route for a loop. I have not played a ton of UP courses, but Escanaba is supposed to have a couple, Silver Mountain in St Ignace is a nice round as well. The lower top to bottom could be like this. Hickory Hills, Carly's Playground and Mt McSauba, (new, not listed here yet, but an Epic ski hill course), maybe a drive to Avalanche and Boyne. Drive to Ludington to play Flip, Mason County (three courses) and Leviathan, and then to Kalamazoo for a choice of Cold Brook, Robert Morris, maybe Oshtemo. Meyers Broadway on the way out of Michigan. Apparition has a fine list, but many are a drive off the West Coast. Good luck. Michigan has some of the finest courses on the planet and some great, friendly golfers.

ejvogie 07-25-2013 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by BogeyNoMore (Post 2098108)
Agreed, the $9/day park entry fee for non-Washtenaw County residents it steep, but it'd sting less if you could make a day of it by playing 2 courses (a'la Hudson Mills). Throw in Indy Lake for a triple play and $9/day is a bargain. Bring a couple of friends and you're paying a measly $1 a round, each.


Indy/Rolling are part of the same system, so you might get away with using the same entry. Hudson Mills, however, is not. You could, though, play Hudson, Kensington and Stoney with the same pass.

apparition 07-25-2013 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by GoldenThrower (Post 2099609)
Not too bad, agree with most but noticed a couple of nice ones missing from the list.

Victory Park in Albion, MI is a great course.
Cold Brook Park in Climax, MI is another one I would put in my Top 25.

I was less than impressed with Cass Benton myself, would not make my list. Run down course with some obnoxious locals, IMO of course. But a solid listing none the less, thanks for putting this together as there are some I have yet to play so this will help! :clap:

I didn't make the list up. I used the Top Ranked courses list for the Top 25 courses in Michigan.

BogeyNoMore 07-25-2013 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by ejvogie (Post 2099778)
Indy/Rolling are part of the same system, so you might get away with using the same entry. Hudson Mills, however, is not. You could, though, play Hudson, Kensington and Stoney with the same pass.

Was only trying to say another course at Rolling Hills would make the $9 fee easier to swallow if, (like Hudson Mills), the fee(s) allowed you to play 2 courses in the same park with no travel. Plus you could, always hit Indy Lake (not too far away) on the same pass.

Never meant to imply hitting Hudson and Rolling Hills with the same park pass - no can do.

Technically speaking, yeah it's possible to hit Hudson, Kensington and Stoney the same day, but not all that that feasible (if you want to play both courses at The Mills), because Stony's really a schlep from the other two. Can't begin to comprehend playing those 102 holes plus all that driving in the same day.

Better yet, wait 'til next June and hit the Toboggan while you're in Kensington. That way, one can make it a nice round number: 120 holes of championship DG... all for the bargain price of $7* :clap: :thmbup:


* funeral not included.

Future_Primitive 07-25-2013 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by apparition (Post 2099822)
I didn't make the list up. I used the Top Ranked courses list for the Top 25 courses in Michigan.

Well shoot, my apologies. :doh:

Guess I need to do more Reviews on this site if I want some of my favorite courses to rise up that list. :D

eleven eighteen 07-25-2013 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by DirtyMittenDG (Post 2099084)

Awesome! I'm super excited now!

Some open holes to let loose on would be nice. And maybe a hole over water? Looks like they've got a good chance to give it some variety so it doesn't just seem identical to the existing course.

superberry 07-26-2013 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by apparition (Post 2099517)
I just put together this map of the top 25 courses in Michigan. Check it out!

http://goo.gl/maps/cwS11

Based on what criteria? Did you exclude the yoop?

Future_Primitive 07-26-2013 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by superberry (Post 2100786)
Based on what criteria? Did you exclude the yoop?

Based on DGCR course ratings it would appear, he posted the link in a follow up post. Here it is, just select Michigan as the state and see the results.

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/top_ranked.php

Was kind of surprised myself when I saw the results.

MDeezy 08-04-2013 07:22 PM

I saw this weekend that Sutton's Bay is raising money for a new course, anyone have any information?

apparition 08-04-2013 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by superberry (Post 2100786)
Based on what criteria? Did you exclude the yoop?

Yeah, I'm sorry but there aren't any courses in the UP in the Top 25 in Michigan according to DGCR.

apparition 08-04-2013 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by MDeezy (Post 2113766)
I saw this weekend that Sutton's Bay is raising money for a new course, anyone have any information?

I hope this is true. The new course in Sutton's Bay already had/has a ton of potential!

Disc Golf Live 08-04-2013 09:08 PM

Love that little town. Now stay too far away when in the area to visit regularly, unfortch.

Hfactor 08-04-2013 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by superberyy (Post 2100786)
Based on what criteria? Did you exclude the yoop?



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Originally Posted by apparition (Post 2113772)
Yeah, I'm sorry but there aren't any courses in the

UP in the Top 25 in Michigan according to DGCR.

Here is another Top 25+more List from highest rating according to DGCR.

Top 25 changes depending how you search. But we all probably have our own top 25 list :).

Obligation 08-07-2013 02:38 AM

The Gulch is amazing, hands down my new favorite course. (Past was black widow)

ru4por 08-07-2013 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Obligation (Post 2117565)
The Gulch is amazing, hands down my new favorite course. (Past was black widow)

Had a chance to get out and play this course as well. Has some great features and the love put into the course by it's builders is evident. Not my favorite though. Like some of the reviewers, I find that it would be hard to improve my score here. Many holes forced midrange lay up, mid range upshot to get to the pin. With no honest look at the pin. A good exercise in course management, but I prefer to have laying up a choice, not the courses decision. A superb addition to the local course scene. :hfive:
Hey Obligation, where is black widow, a private course?

sgamerp 08-07-2013 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Hfactor (Post 2114158)
Here is another Top 25+more List from highest rating according to DGCR.

Top 25 changes depending how you search. But we all probably have our own top 25 list :).


i just wish listed a few new courses.

apparition 08-07-2013 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Hfactor (Post 2114158)
Here is another Top 25+more List from highest rating according to DGCR.

Top 25 changes depending how you search. But we all probably have our own top 25 list :).

Yeah, I didn't create the Top Ranked Courses lists and am not sure what criteria timg used to exclude your courses. It's easy to see the problem with doing that type of search to give you actual Top 25-ish results, though, when the pseudo best rated course in Michigan has one review and The Farm sounds like a joke. I did look through The Tailings (4.06) and Powder Mill (4.23) and can see why you're concerned as the course designer of both. EDIT: Or one of the course designers? I don't know, involved somehow anyway.

sgamerp 08-07-2013 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by apparition (Post 2117648)
Yeah, I didn't create the Top Ranked Courses lists and am not sure what criteria timg used to exclude your courses. It's easy to see the problem with doing that type of search to give you actual Top 25-ish results, though, when the pseudo best rated course in Michigan has one review and The Farm sounds like a joke. I did look through The Tailings (4.06) and Powder Mill (4.23) and can see why you're concerned as the course designer of both. EDIT: Or one of the course designers? I don't know, involved somehow anyway.

has to have 20 reviews I think. Also I heard the farm was awesome.

I think it's a dudes back yard, but you have to get hammered before you can play, It may be like the tiki course, but different.

donnyv 08-07-2013 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by apparition (Post 2117648)
Yeah, I didn't create the Top Ranked Courses lists and am not sure what criteria timg used to exclude your courses. It's easy to see the problem with doing that type of search to give you actual Top 25-ish results, though, when the pseudo best rated course in Michigan has one review and The Farm sounds like a joke. I did look through The Tailings (4.06) and Powder Mill (4.23) and can see why you're concerned as the course designer of both. EDIT: Or one of the course designers? I don't know, involved somehow anyway.

I've always had a blast at Sage Creek.:hfive:
It was inspired by the magic of Flip City.

The owner/designer actually has a meeting with officals today regarding a new course in the area.:clap:

apparition 08-07-2013 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by donnyv (Post 2118239)
I've always had a blast at Sage Creek.:hfive:
It was inspired by the magic of Flip City.

The owner/designer actually has a meeting with officals today regarding a new course in the area.:clap:

You live 5 mins from there, why would you suppose more people haven't played and reviewed it yet?

Obligation 08-07-2013 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by ru4por (Post 2117632)
Hey Obligation, where is black widow, a private course?

Just the fancy name for Kensingtons course.

I wonder how The Gulch is for lefties, I've been lucky enough to have solid Anhyzers (RHBH) that saves me strokes.

I'm thinking about practicing rollers because honestly there are a few holes that jacknife one side or the other too far for someone to hyzer the disc in but the right placed roller could save some strokes.

fullnelson 08-07-2013 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Obligation (Post 2117565)
The Gulch is amazing, hands down my new favorite course. (Past was black widow)

Ummmm... it's Black Locust.

ru4por 08-07-2013 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Obligation (Post 2118279)
Just the fancy name for Kensingtons course.

I wonder how The Gulch is for lefties, I've been lucky enough to have solid Anhyzers (RHBH) that saves me strokes.

I'm thinking about practicing rollers because honestly there are a few holes that jacknife one side or the other too far for someone to hyzer the disc in but the right placed roller could save some strokes.

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Originally Posted by fullnelson (Post 2118284)
Ummmm... it's Black Locust.

Yea, that was my confusion as well fullnelson. I don't really have a roller, but you are probably right, they might be a great answer to some of the unreachable holes at The Gulch, Obligation. Seems kind of silly to design a course for the use of rollers on multiple holes, without much other options though. I will keep trying to beat this course.

donnyv 08-07-2013 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by apparition (Post 2118264)
You live 5 mins from there, why would you suppose more people haven't played and reviewed it yet?

Most of the people I know who have played it are members from discgolfscene and are not dgcr members. Same thing with my course, Tomahawk Park. Not that we have anything against anyone here, it's just that we meet and know a lot more locals who will drive out to the sticks who are only on dgscene.

In reality, we are just regular joes, with regular jobs, who just happen to love dg and own enough land to have their own private course. With work, family, and other obligations, finding time to even play is limited. Add in finding time to mow/maintain and all I can really offer the public is a chance to join us on monday nights for our league. We don't make a dime from dg but enjoy sharing it with others.

We're not quite in the same league as Flip City or Addison Oaks, but are slowly getting there and add our own unique flavor to the disc golf experience. You could always check my course out at our league on monday nights (only 3 weeks left) at 6pm. After Labor Day, most of my free time will be focused on building other courses before winter settles in.

Mark R 08-12-2013 02:52 PM

Muskegon's McGraft Park now has cement tees on twelve holes in the long tee position. The other long tees are to be done in the next couple of weeks. The short tees are supposedly also getting cement tees, but will require separate fundraising.

This course needed cement tees more than any I'm aware of.

RoosterRobb 08-15-2013 11:52 PM

The Gulch
 
Merrill Park West - The Gulch is the name of the course. Just opened a few weeks ago in Hamburg.

ringerguy 08-16-2013 08:23 AM

Grayling
 
Just played a new nine hole course in grayling. It is nine holes and is across the street from the fish hatchery. No name or anything, but the course was a fun play. Seems a little rough around the edges. There are no signs or teepads but the baskets are brand new. A sign is visible from the road (disc golf here) basically. When you pull into the park, there is nothing to indicate where to go, however. Just walk through the playground, pavilion, and down the stairs. First hole is on the left and throws to the right. After that the course is intuitive.

If someone already posted about this course, sorry to be redundant. I graze on this thread all the time and did not see anything.

apparition 08-20-2013 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by ringerguy (Post 2133066)
Just played a new nine hole course in grayling. It is nine holes and is across the street from the fish hatchery. No name or anything, but the course was a fun play. Seems a little rough around the edges. There are no signs or teepads but the baskets are brand new. A sign is visible from the road (disc golf here) basically. When you pull into the park, there is nothing to indicate where to go, however. Just walk through the playground, pavilion, and down the stairs. First hole is on the left and throws to the right. After that the course is intuitive.

If someone already posted about this course, sorry to be redundant. I graze on this thread all the time and did not see anything.

Haven't heard of it yet. I'm sure we'll get more details later.

Speaking of Grayling, the Hanson Hills courses have been renamed appropriately on DGCR to Grayling Rotary - PDGA and Grayling Rotary - Pine Knoll. Credit and appreciation is now given to the Grayling Rotary Club for their support of disc golf :) And if you haven't played both those courses, you are missing out. Neither course gets enough credit for how nice they are and how great the disc golf is.

runninlikebarry20 08-21-2013 05:25 PM

Rosevear Park in Owosso will have the concrete pads installed on Sunday August 25th. Anyone that can help us should come on out and give us a hand. We are FINALLY in the finishing stages of completion. Baskets are the final addition to be installed before October. The end is near!!!

AikoAdam 08-22-2013 02:15 AM

Leviathan now has all chainstars. We replaced the handful of older single chain discatchers. Yay!
Now to finish all the concrete teepads....

whentherainscome 08-24-2013 08:27 AM

Fitzgearld Park in Grand Ledge redesign is in the ground. Hole 1 has not changed. Course plays over a much larger area of the park with many more wooded holes and a few par 4's. There is a long, but very scenic walk between 12 and 13.

The fairways on the newly carved holes in the woods need a lot of love still and we're still dealing with rusty, single-chain baskets, a few bent up by falling trees and the crew of Red Dawn 2 >.< But hey, you go to war with the basket army you have.

davetherocketguy 09-01-2013 04:22 PM

This isn't a "new" course per se, but this is a rather noteworthy upgrade to a course I would like to point out for those in the Berrien County area. Andrews University apparently has gone through some sorely needed upgrades to their course. They now have concrete tee pads and they also have course MAPS. If you had played this course prior to these upgrades you would understand the significance. I have update my review as well. :hfive:

apdrvya 09-03-2013 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by davetherocketguy (Post 2154534)
This isn't a "new" course per se, but this is a rather noteworthy upgrade to a course I would like to point out for those in the Berrien County area. Andrews University apparently has gone through some sorely needed upgrades to their course. They now have concrete tee pads and they also have course MAPS. If you had played this course prior to these upgrades you would understand the significance. I have update my review as well. :hfive:

FWIW, I posted a map after I played the course.

davetherocketguy 09-03-2013 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by apdrvya (Post 2157124)
FWIW, I posted a map after I played the course.

HA! So you have and thanks for that. :hfive: Never noticed that and it's better than the hand-drawn copy they are putting at hole 1. The hand drawn map isn't bad but does the job.

apdrvya 09-03-2013 08:44 PM

I took great pride in that sombitch.
that was the most difficult friggin map I've ever made... and I made one for lake twp (which I played the same day)...
that was a long evening right there.

davetherocketguy 09-03-2013 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by apdrvya (Post 2157147)
I took great pride in that sombitch.
that was the most difficult friggin map I've ever made... and I made one for lake twp (which I played the same day)...
that was a long evening right there.

You did one for Lake Township? Hmmm...not posted with the course review. Not that there are droves of DG'ers flocking to that haven of disc golf nirvana. :p

Hope you didn't forget to include the mando on #17. :wall:

apdrvya 09-03-2013 09:16 PM

err, apparently I did not make a map.
I think there was one in the box when I was there and I didn't take a picture of it...
oh well.

apdrvya 09-03-2013 09:18 PM

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here's my original for andrews (before timg editing)

apdrvya 09-03-2013 09:21 PM

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I did the map for leila arboretum in battle creek as well...

davetherocketguy 09-03-2013 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by apdrvya (Post 2157222)
here's my original for andrews (before timg editing)

Yeah that map brings to light the rather absurd walks between holes on that course. Played it twice this weekend figuring all the college kiddos would be gone (which they were) and it sure felt like I walked many miles. I think the walk between 13 and 14 is the longest walk between holes in all of disc golf with the walk between 6 and 7 coming in second - on the same course. :\

Man we sure need a solid 18 hole course other than Madeline Bertrand here in Berrien County...


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