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DirtyMittenDG 06-29-2012 02:50 PM

{Update}

-----2011 Courses-----
--The Edge DGC-- Scottville {20 Holes}
--Big Bend DGC-- White Cloud {18 Holes}
--Burchfield Park-- Holt {18 Holes}
--Carly's Playground-- Traverse City {18 Holes} [Mt. Holiday Redesign]
--Diggins Hill-- Cadillac {18 Holes}
--Marion Twp Park-- Howell {18 Holes}
--Ogemaw Hills-- West Branch {18 Holes}
--Superior Pines-- Grand Marais {18 Holes}
--Turbine Pines-- Mackinaw City {18 Holes}
--Hanson Hills (Short Course)-- Grayling {9 Holes}
--Heritage Park-- Grandville {9 Holes}
--Lake Linden-Hubbell DGC-- Lake Linden {9 Holes}
--MCTI DGC-- Plainwell {9 Holes} [Private]
--Rosewood Park DGC-- Jenison {9 Holes}
--Taymouth Park-- Burt {9 Holes}


-----2012 Courses-----
--Stony Creek Metro Park-- Shelby Township {27 Holes} [Redesign]
--Duke Creek-- Cedar Springs {18 Holes}
--Earl Brewer-North-- Grand Rapids {18 Holes} [Redesign]
--Earl Brewer-South-- Grand Rapids {18 Holes} [Redesign]
--Henderson Lake Nature Center-- Montague {18 Holes}
--Brighton Rec. Area-- Howell {15 Holes}
--Wickes Woods-- Saginaw {11 Holes}
--Caro Fairgrounds DGC-- Caro {9 Holes}
--Ira Township Park-- Fair Haven {9 Holes}
--Silver Creek - Chocolay Park-- Harvey {9 Holes} [Redesign]


-----PENDING COURSES-------
--Belle Isle DGC-- Detroit {24 Holes}
--West Shore Community College-- Scottville {24 Holes}
--Mt. McSauba-- Charlevoix {19 Holes}
--Wolcott Mill Metropark-- Ray {18-27 Holes}
--Bertha Brock Park-- Ionia {18 Holes}
--Burchfield Park (2nd Course)-- Holt {18 Holes}
--East China Park-- East China {18 Holes}
--Grand Isle-- Belmont {18 Holes}
--Herman Community Park-- Suttons Bay {18 Holes}
--Pioneer Trails-- Gladstone {18 Holes}
--Rotary Park-- Livonia {18 Holes}
--Baker's Field Park-- Port Huron {9-18 Holes}
--BC State Rec Area-- Bay City {9-18 Holes}
--Clear Lake State Park-- Atlanta {9-18 Holes}
--Columbus Park-- Columbus {9-18 Holes}
--Independence Green DGC-- Farmington Hills {9-18 Holes}
--Ramona Park-- Portage {9-18 Holes}
--Rosevear Park-- Owosso {9-18 Holes}
--Beverly Park-- Beverly Hills {9 Holes}
--Flaherty Park-- Watervliet {9 Holes}


-----{If anyone has additional info that should be added to the list, please let me know.}-----

BogeyNoMore 07-07-2012 01:25 AM

Beverly Park: 9 holes, course completed - come play
 
Beverly Park Pairs well with nearby Starr or Wagner, so plan on playing more than one course if you're driving more than 30 min or so.

In the course designer's own words:
"Very short course in a very popular city park with a lot of activity. The disc golf course will rarely interfere with any of them. The first hole is just west of the tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts and south of the pavilion. The 1st 3 holes play south and then west into the woods. Following the 3rd hole is a short walk south in a very wooded path that opens up to the Beverly toboggan hill. Climb the hill on the right stairs and the 4th hole throws east downward towards the baseball diamonds. The 5th hole is on the south side of the hill then you will climb back up the hill for the 6th tee pad throwing west. After hole 6 is a long walk north back into the woods. Follow the "Next Tee" signs along the way turning left off of the main path along another path taking you to tee pad 7. This hols is half in the woods and half out in the open throwing north towards Beverly Drive. Follow the black rod iron fence east towards tee pad 8. Hole 8 throws back towards the woods from fairway 7. After hole 8 is complete walk east towards the parking lot and to the right of the sand play scape you will find hole 9 throwing east towards the grand stands just south of the pavilion. 3 in the woods, 3 on top or behind the hill, 1 half in / out of the woods, and 2 out in the open. Short but good for your practice game... "

BogeyNoMore 07-07-2012 01:37 AM

Independence Green
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dirtdog48188 (Post 1479063)
The property is owned by an apartment complex so not quite sure how it works. On a positive note it has some elevation and water holes as well as benches and landscaped well.

Earic02: You proabably already thought of this, but you should probably talk to the folks who run Ponds at Lakeshore - talk to Ben at the Throw Shop: 734-883-4408.

Obviously, different apartment complexes or management companies may have their own take on things, but there may be similarities and the people who made Ponds happen may have found ways to overcome some of the obstacles/objections you might have to deal with.

DirtyMittenDG 07-07-2012 05:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BogeyNoMore (Post 1492341)
Earic02: You proabably already thought of this, but you should probably talk to the folks who run Ponds at Lakeshore - talk to Ben at the Throw Shop: 734-883-4408.

Obviously, different apartment complexes or management companies may have their own take on things, but there may be similarities and the people who made Ponds happen may have found ways to overcome some of the obstacles/objections you might have to deal with.

Good advice! Ben knows whats up!

Earic02 07-09-2012 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BogeyNoMore (Post 1492341)
Earic02: You proabably already thought of this, but you should probably talk to the folks who run Ponds at Lakeshore - talk to Ben at the Throw Shop: 734-883-4408.

Obviously, different apartment complexes or management companies may have their own take on things, but there may be similarities and the people who made Ponds happen may have found ways to overcome some of the obstacles/objections you might have to deal with.

Thanks guys!

I have talked to Ben Calhoun and John Minicucci and they are always of great assistance to me when I have questions / need help with dg related issues.

Edit: Thanks for the reminder to print this article off for them: http://www.mlive.com/sports/ann-arbo...ypsilanti.html

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Quick update on the course at Independence Green in Farmington Hills:

My meeting last week with a couple of their property management team went extremely well. They are very "for" having the course on property and I'll confidently give the project a 60% chance of success.

Here's the "40%":
They have to meet with some higher-ups this week and get approval for the course, among some other topics. (good timing on my part to have a proposal ready for this meeting)

So....

I'm hopeful of a "thumbs-up" email / phone call within a few days, then I'll post a volunteer day within the next few weeks and get this beautiful course up and running. (once approval and a final layout is agreed upon)

donnyv 07-10-2012 03:56 PM

good luck on the course

Earic02 07-16-2012 05:01 PM

Another quick update on the course at Independence Green in Farmington Hills:

I called my contact today for a quick: "How'd the meeting go last week with the higher-ups?"

Response:
..The "higher ups" liked the idea of the course, but said they (the apartments / property mgt) needed to talk to someone else. (I'm not sure that is..) The apartments are waiting to hear back from that someone else.

Summary: It's looking good for more Farmington Hills disc golf. I'll give it a couple weeks and call back if I don't hear anything.

davetherocketguy 07-18-2012 07:53 PM

Since you asked for more info...

http://www.heraldpalladium.com/local...fcbf752b8.html

I rarely come to these forums but saw this thread and thought I would link the above news story. According to the paper, Flaherty Park is supposed to be 18 holes. HOWEVER, the Herald-Palladium is notoriously inaccurate in it's reporting so take that with a grain of salt. I think it is more likely that the park will only be able to handle 9 holes (I've been there before) so I think there is a good chance the article is wrong. If I think of it, I will lob a call to the City of Watervliet and get the real news and post it here. IMHO, with the hills, woods, river and if they got the right designer in there that place has the potential to be a really neat course.

whentherainscome 07-19-2012 02:16 PM

Burchfield Park's new course, "River's Edge" is up and open (and tough!), at least until the CCR Open. They borrowed some baskets from the original course to have it up early.

davetherocketguy 07-20-2012 12:50 PM

Flaherty park is definitely going to be 18 according to city hall. Unfortunately, the folks there knew little else. Also as the article i linked to says, they will be done once the MDEQ permit is approved for a floating bridge so I suspect the creek will be a factor on one or more holes. I tried to get information on volunteering to help out but they did not have any info.

AikoAdam 07-20-2012 01:07 PM

The Edge at Scottville has been redesigned and 4 holes added for a total of 24. Once I get distances, etc I will update the course page. Also work has been going steady at WSCC.

Violets caddy 07-31-2012 09:21 PM

Tonight was divisional night in leagues and I had one of the bertha Brock guys on my card, as of now the official opening date is set for Oct 27.
He says they've had a hard time getting people to come out and help :\
They're trying to put together some sort of grand opening thing with drinks and prizes, but these will all have to come from donations.
So if anyone lives out that way feel free to pitch in :D

donnyv 08-03-2012 11:34 AM

New courses for SE MI
 
Course Updates for St. Clair County, MI

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ictureid=23463
Ira Twp Park Course's grass IS cut and looking good. If you haven't checked it out yet, get on over there and play both sets of tee's for a round of 18.:clap:


East China Twp Park's Course is starting to take shape. 7 of the 9 holes are almost ready for baskets. Just need a little rain to soften up the ground so we can start digging holes for the pins and signage.:thmbup:

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ictureid=23462

AikoAdam 08-15-2012 03:52 AM

I should have info and a new page set up for The Labyrinth @ WSCC soon. It is going to be awesome. Another reason to come to Mason County.

AikoAdam 08-26-2012 04:22 AM

The four year project to pour concrete pads for all tees at Leviathan has started. We will do a 6 hole loop on the mids and shorts this Monday, replacing the rubber mats. Also baskets are in at Labryinth @WSCC.

Amenz 08-26-2012 08:05 PM

Flaherty Park in Watervliet should be playable by mid October if not sooner. The city is taking bids for the concrete and the fairways are getting a final clean up at the end of this week. It's shaping up to be a short technical course for the first 6 holes and a bit more open for the last three. Two tee pads per hole. Once it's in I'll post it up with pics. Anyone who lives close and wants to help with the final stages(which includes a fair amount of throwing ;-) shoot me a PM.

davetherocketguy 08-26-2012 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amenz (Post 1580923)
Flaherty Park in Watervliet should be playable by mid October if not sooner. The city is taking bids for the concrete and the fairways are getting a final clean up at the end of this week. It's shaping up to be a short technical course for the first 6 holes and a bit more open for the last three. Two tee pads per hole. Once it's in I'll post it up with pics. Anyone who lives close and wants to help with the final stages(which includes a fair amount of throwing ;-) shoot me a PM.

Short? How short is short?

PM coming shortly. I am VERY excited to have a new course around here.

Amenz 09-06-2012 01:49 PM

The opening of a fairway....

http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/u...ofApril006.jpghttp://i662.photobucket.com/albums/u...ket/May054.jpg

http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/u...ummer12315.jpghttp://i662.photobucket.com/albums/u...ummer12322.jpg

This is from the short tee. The basket will be up the hill and to the right just out of view.

donnyv 09-06-2012 02:42 PM

^^^^Nice touch on the timeline pics.

Amenz 09-06-2012 02:48 PM

Are they still showing up stacked 4 tall or as 2 side by side? I had re-sized them and now they are showing up big again for me.

DirtyMittenDG 09-08-2012 01:49 PM

{UPDATE}

-----2011 Courses-----
--The Edge DGC-- Scottville {24 Holes}
--Big Bend-- White Cloud {18 Holes}
--Burchfield Park-Original-- Holt {18 Holes}
--Carly's Playground-- Traverse City {18 Holes} [Mt. Holiday Redesign]
--Diggins Hill-- Cadillac {18 Holes}
--Hanson Hills (Short Course)-- Grayling {18 Holes}
--Marion Twp Park-- Howell {18 Holes}
--Ogemaw Hills-- West Branch {18 Holes}
--Superior Pines-- Grand Marais {18 Holes}
--Taymouth Park-- Burt {18 Holes}
--Turbine Pines-- Mackinaw City {18 Holes}
--Heritage Park-- Grandville {9 Holes}
--Lake Linden-Hubbell DGC-- Lake Linden {9 Holes}
--Lakewood High School-- Lake Odessa {9 Holes}
--MCTI DGC-- Plainwell {9 Holes} [Private]
--Rosewood Park DGC-- Jenison {9 Holes}


-----2012 Courses-----
--Stony Creek Metro Park-- Shelby Township {27 Holes} [Redesign]
--Burchfield Park-Rivers Edge-- Holt {18 Holes}
--Duke Creek-- Cedar Springs {18 Holes}
--Earl Brewer-North-- Grand Rapids {18 Holes} [Redesign]
--Earl Brewer-South-- Grand Rapids {18 Holes} [Redesign]
--Henderson Lake Nature Center-- Montague {18 Holes}
--Wickes Woods-- Saginaw {18 Holes}
--Brighton Rec. Area-- Howell {15 Holes}
--Beverly Park-- Beverly Hills {9 Holes}
--Caro Fairgrounds DGC-- Caro {9 Holes}
--Dexter Lake Church-- Battle Creek {9 Holes}
--Ira Township Park-- Fair Haven {9 Holes}
--NorthRidge Church-- Plymouth {9 Holes}
--Shelby Road Baptist Church DGC-- Shelby {9 Holes}
--Silver Creek - Chocolay Park-- Harvey {9 Holes} [Redesign]


-----PENDING COURSES-------
--Belle Isle DGC-- Detroit {24 Holes}
--West Shore Community College-- Scottville {24 Holes}
--Mt. McSauba-- Charlevoix {19 Holes}
--Wolcott Mill Metropark-- Ray {18-27 Holes}
--Bertha Brock Park-- Ionia {18 Holes}
--East China Park-- East China {18 Holes}
--Grand Isle-- Belmont {18 Holes}
--Herman Community Park-- Suttons Bay {18 Holes}
--Pioneer Trails-- Gladstone {18 Holes}
--Rotary Park-- Livonia {18 Holes}
--Baker's Field Park-- Port Huron {9-18 Holes}
--BC State Rec Area-- Bay City {9-18 Holes}
--Clear Lake State Park-- Atlanta {9-18 Holes}
--Columbus Park-- Columbus {9-18 Holes}
--Independence Green DGC-- Farmington Hills {9-18 Holes}
--Ramona Park-- Portage {9-18 Holes}
--Rosevear Park-- Owosso {9-18 Holes}
--Flaherty Park-- Watervliet {9 Holes}


-----{If anyone has additional info that should be added to the list, please let me know.}-----

SAxDrc 09-08-2012 03:37 PM

Deerfield Park in Mount Pleasant is getting 18 more holes in the near future.

http://www.discgolfscene.com/clubs/M...Disc_Golf/news

rshrevo 09-08-2012 07:10 PM

anyone know how well the bertha brock course in Ionia is coming along?

fishmich 09-08-2012 08:09 PM

im pretty excited about the suttons bay course and the scottville course. two incredible disc golf areas getting even better. very cool name for the scottville course "Labyrinth." also very cool i read in an article about the suttons bay course that they received and anonymous donation of $10,000 for the course. suttons bay is such a beautiful area so im thinking this could be a great addition to the myles kimmerly, hickorys hills, carlys playgroud trio.

AikoAdam 09-12-2012 12:27 AM

Added Labyrinth @ WSCC page, Grand Opening on Sept 25th 11am-2pm with free bbq lunch! There is a temp short course installed for the remainder of 2012 and the longs and a revised shorts will go in in Spring 2013. If yopu are looking to play it and need a guide let me know!

pacanova 09-30-2012 09:01 PM

Played the rest of the Wickes Woods layout in Saginaw today. The back nine is much like other local courses weaving through some moderate to heavy vegetation. Tees are pretty good and signs are a close estimate to actual layout. Little details like rocks painted with directions between holes are greatly appreciated. A fair amount of trash on the course considering how new it is. I think that can be blamed on the cuhckers as there are plenty of trash cans on each hole.

apparition 09-30-2012 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pacanova (Post 1629321)
Played the rest of the Wickes Woods layout in Saginaw today. The back nine is much like other local courses weaving through some moderate to heavy vegetation. Tees are pretty good and signs are a close estimate to actual layout. Little details like rocks painted with directions between holes are greatly appreciated. A fair amount of trash on the course considering how new it is. I think that can be blamed on the cuhckers as there are plenty of trash cans on each hole.

Wickes is a gorgeous course and hasn't had any trash on it the last few weeks when I've played. I hope that wasn't much of a problem for you. The course is technically challenging and deserves positive recognition for sure.

pacanova 10-01-2012 12:58 PM

No biggie really. My buddy and I cleaned up the last hole on our way out. Definitely some of the best golf around. Had to take some pride in it since I'm a Saginaw native.

DirtyMittenDG 10-02-2012 09:07 AM

{Edit}

DirtyMittenDG 10-02-2012 09:08 AM

{UPDATE}

-----2011 Courses-----
--The Edge DGC-- Scottville {24 Holes}
--Big Bend-- White Cloud {18 Holes}
--Burchfield Park-Original-- Holt {18 Holes}
--Carly's Playground-- Traverse City {18 Holes} [Mt. Holiday Redesign]
--Diggins Hill-- Cadillac {18 Holes}
--Hanson Hills (Short Course)-- Grayling {18 Holes}
--Marion Twp Park-- Howell {18 Holes}
--Ogemaw Hills-- West Branch {18 Holes}
--Superior Pines-- Grand Marais {18 Holes}
--Taymouth Park-- Burt {18 Holes}
--Turbine Pines-- Mackinaw City {18 Holes}
--Heritage Park-- Grandville {9 Holes}
--Lake Linden-Hubbell DGC-- Lake Linden {9 Holes}
--Lakewood High School-- Lake Odessa {9 Holes}
--MCTI DGC-- Plainwell {9 Holes}
--Rosewood Park DGC-- Jenison {9 Holes}


-----2012 Courses-----
--Stony Creek Metro Park-- Shelby Township {27 Holes} [Redesign]
--Labyrinth-- Scottville {24 Holes}
--Burchfield Park-Rivers Edge-- Holt {18 Holes}
--Duke Creek-- Cedar Springs {18 Holes}
--Earl Brewer-North-- Grand Rapids {18 Holes} [Redesign]
--Earl Brewer-South-- Grand Rapids {18 Holes} [Redesign]
--Henderson Lake Nature Center-- Montague {18 Holes}
--Wickes Woods-- Saginaw {18 Holes}
--Brighton Rec. Area-- Howell {15 Holes}
--Beverly Park-- Beverly Hills {9 Holes}
--Caro Fairgrounds DGC-- Caro {9 Holes}
--Cass City Park-- Cass City {9 Holes}
--Dexter Lake Church-- Battle Creek {9 Holes}
--Freeport Park-- Freeport {9 Holes}
--Ira Township Park-- Fair Haven {9 Holes}
--NorthRidge Church-- Plymouth {9 Holes}
--Shelby Road Baptist Church DGC-- Shelby {9 Holes}
--Silver Creek - Chocolay Park-- Harvey {9 Holes} [Redesign]


-----PENDING COURSES-------
--Belle Isle DGC-- Detroit {24 Holes}
--Mt. McSauba-- Charlevoix {19 Holes}
--Wolcott Mill Metropark-- Ray {18-27 Holes}
--Bertha Brock Park-- Ionia {18 Holes}
--East China Park-- East China {18 Holes}
--Grand Isle-- Belmont {18 Holes}
--Herman Community Park-- Suttons Bay {18 Holes}
--Pioneer Trails-- Gladstone {18 Holes}
--Rotary Park-- Livonia {18 Holes}
--Baker's Field Park-- Port Huron {9-18 Holes}
--BC State Rec Area-- Bay City {9-18 Holes}
--Clear Lake State Park-- Atlanta {9-18 Holes}
--Columbus Park-- Columbus {9-18 Holes}
--Independence Green DGC-- Farmington Hills {9-18 Holes}
--Ramona Park-- Portage {9-18 Holes}
--Rosevear Park-- Owosso {9-18 Holes}
--Flaherty Park-- Watervliet {9 Holes}


-----{If anyone has additional info that should be added to the list, please let me know.}-----

AikoAdam 10-17-2012 05:22 AM

Longs at the Labyrinth started getting cut in Monday. They are gonna be wicked. This course is gonna end up being pretty great.

apparition 10-17-2012 09:14 AM

Is anyone on DGCR in the Bay City area and knows what's going on? Some friends and I are willing to help out if there's anything going on.

Thryn3 10-24-2012 11:31 PM

Vicksburg one just opened up within the last 2 weeks.

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course...d=5831&mode=ci

Gonnagal 10-25-2012 09:22 AM

Sunnybrook Golf Motel in Sterling Heights is putting in 18 holes on their ball golf course as we speak. It should be playable November 3rd for a doubles tournament. Yes, you will be able to use golf carts.

afterdarkZ 10-30-2012 08:33 PM

Bertha Brock is open now as well.

donnyv 10-31-2012 02:47 PM

East China Twp Park has everything in and is playable. Just needs a few things cut and cleaned up for a green light by the parks dept.

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ictureid=25003

apparition 11-01-2012 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gonnagal (Post 1661803)
Sunnybrook Golf Motel in Sterling Heights is putting in 18 holes on their ball golf course as we speak. It should be playable November 3rd for a doubles tournament. Yes, you will be able to use golf carts.

Tell me more??

iamdasht19 11-01-2012 03:34 PM

didnt have my phone with me to snap pictures but in grand rapids, michigan riverside park is getting redone. they have just cleared all the trees on hole 9 and looks like they are going to be giving the course a facelift like promised. (now only if they could get rid of the geese)

apparition 11-01-2012 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gonnagal (Post 1661803)
Sunnybrook Golf Motel in Sterling Heights is putting in 18 holes on their ball golf course as we speak. It should be playable November 3rd for a doubles tournament. Yes, you will be able to use golf carts.

Annual tournament that is full :( This shouldn't be listed as a new course or anything. It's actually stupid that this temporary course is listed on Disc Golf Scene (http://www.discgolfscene.com/courses...olf_Bowl_Motel) and is filling the #7th course in Michigan. DGS could really do with some moderation imho.

DirtyMittenDG 11-01-2012 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by apparition (Post 1650256)
Is anyone on DGCR in the Bay City area and knows what's going on? Some friends and I are willing to help out if there's anything going on.

Yea, I doubt there will be a course in Bay City anytime soon. I had a meeting with the Bay City parks director a while back and after him telling me how excited he was, he pretty much said it wasn't gonna happen. Originally we were gonna start something up on the middlegrounds, but it was deemed hazardous. (Even though they don't tell that to the people who play soccer, fish, walk their animals, and everything else people do on that land). The other possibility was the Golson nature area, but a freakin Eagle and its nest made that off limits.

Besides that, some people were trying to start it up at the state park. Last I heard is they didn't see eye to eye and bad tension eliminated that as well.

A few people have try'd hard to make a course in Bay City happen but I guess it's not meant to be yet.


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