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ringerguy 02-06-2013 11:55 AM

[QUOTE=compn;1832794]it looked like a battlefield when i went by it the other day. creepy fog and the forest was GONE. i heard they were making a 'park' tho.

It took them all of two weeks to accomplish that crap. If there is an actual park, and not a "park", I will be more surprised than after a shart.

The land, pre-nuclear, was suitable for a disc golf course. Not a whole lot of elevation, but could have been home to a course that was a cross between red hawk and the monster.

Their might be enough room left in the space for a dog park when they are done destroying the natural landscape. The proposal from schostak construction shows all the land cleared from haggerty til just up to the old psycho ward. Their is room in the rear of the property, near the subdivison, but I doubt it will be used for disc. The master plan calls more for walking paths and bike paths that lead to the shopping center.

BogeyNoMore 02-06-2013 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by compn (Post 1832794)
... sorry for the rant, but ****. support your local non-chain business guys. dont shop at walmart.

I so hope they don't put a WalMart there. Hope the company isn't even considering it.

esdubya 02-06-2013 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by compn (Post 1832794)
i doubt the internet forced them to build brand new stores instead of reusing empty stores.

It's sad, but true that it is much less expensive to build on 'green' undeveloped land than it is to re-use 'brown' land that has already been developed for commercial or industrial uses.

dagwood112 02-06-2013 04:13 PM

[QUOTE=ringerguy;1833586]
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Originally Posted by compn (Post 1832794)
it looked like a battlefield when i went by it the other day. creepy fog and the forest was GONE. i heard they were making a 'park' tho.

It took them all of two weeks to accomplish that crap. If there is an actual park, and not a "park", I will be more surprised than after a shart.

The land, pre-nuclear, was suitable for a disc golf course. Not a whole lot of elevation, but could have been home to a course that was a cross between red hawk and the monster.

Their might be enough room left in the space for a dog park when they are done destroying the natural landscape. The proposal from schostak construction shows all the land cleared from haggerty til just up to the old psycho ward. Their is room in the rear of the property, near the subdivison, but I doubt it will be used for disc. The master plan calls more for walking paths and bike paths that lead to the shopping center.

This is especially funny when you think about the vast swaths of vacant land within the city of Detroit. I know that it's not currently suitable for development, but it'd be nice to think that someday that land will be re-purposed and used instead of clear-cutting the dwindling wooded areas.

ringerguy 02-06-2013 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by BogeyNoMore (Post 1833593)
I so hope they don't put a WalMart there. Hope the company isn't even considering it.

Probably not. Wal-mart would have bought the land first, not leased it through a developer.

apparition 02-21-2013 09:58 AM

Bay City State Rec: Over the past two years the State's land has been scouted numerous times without any results. The park manager assured me they really want to put a course in there, but the land just isn't there. The initial thought was there should be space for 18 holes, but space is limited, so it went down to 12 holes, then down to 9 holes. It sounds like size isn't the only problem. Obviously, budget is a huge problem. They currently have hopes for a 9 holer near the visitors center, but nothing will happen this year due to the budget deficit. The area with the bald eagle's nest would be good for 12 holes, but it is now being negotiated for a boardwalk with Bay County.

Possible Bay City course! The good news is that the park manager is putting me in contact with another guy from the Bay City area who wants to get a course built in the city (a specific spot has been chosen that has enough land to facilitate a park). It sounds like a grant request is being written for about $20K to get this put in. For the record, I'm willing to do anything to help, and when the time comes I know a lot more people would get involved, too.

compn 03-01-2013 12:14 AM

looks like a new course in traverse?

http://mikelovestc.wordpress.com/
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And here’s something new: Disc Golf out on the trail. They’re putting up golf baskets along the route to add a little extra entertainment to the trek through the woods.

Visit www.TimberRidgeResort.net or call (231) 947-2770 for more information.
http://www.grandhaventribune.com/article/286931
Plans are hovering for a new disc golf course, but it will be another month before the Spring Lake Township Board makes a final decision on it.

compn 03-01-2013 12:38 AM

theres a disc golf course at mt zion, near the gogebic community college in ironwood, mi.

https://www.gogebic.edu/why-gcc/

will do some more googling to find more courses...

compn 03-01-2013 12:46 AM

5-hole course in saline at tefft park ?
why isnt this listed?

http://www.ci.saline.mi.us/?module=P...ks--tefft-park

compn 03-01-2013 01:05 AM

http://thedailynews.cc/2012/10/03/be...ing-bend-park/

Disc Golf Live 03-01-2013 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by compn (Post 1875713)
looks like a new course in traverse?

http://mikelovestc.wordpress.com/


http://www.grandhaventribune.com/article/286931
Plans are hovering for a new disc golf course, but it will be another month before the Spring Lake Township Board makes a final decision on it.

Nice. I recall a course years ago at Timber Ridge, at least I think it was the same place. Didn't last long, long enough for me to lose a few discs there on a family trip in the area. Beautiful land, another course to add to the area's already quality golf scene.

compn 03-01-2013 09:43 AM

http://kettunencenter.blogspot.com/2...f-arrives.html
private course in tustin, mi

https://www.blissfest.org/store/index.php?c=28&p=264
seems to be a (possibly temporary) 9 hole course at blissfest farm in harbor springs, mi

http://www.eyeonmichigan.com/guides/stjohns/
theres a disc golf course in st johns, mi at the st johns city park.

MDeezy 03-03-2013 09:22 AM

With the success of Bertha Brock in Ionia, plans have begun for disc golf at Ionia State Rec Area.

ringerguy 03-05-2013 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by MDeezy (Post 1879176)
With the success of Bertha Brock in Ionia, plans have begun for disc golf at Ionia State Rec Area.

Where in the park? There are a lot of horse trails and a pretty sweet mountain bike trail.

sgamerp 03-05-2013 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by MDeezy (Post 1879176)
With the success of Bertha Brock in Ionia, plans have begun for disc golf at Ionia State Rec Area.

Nice!

ru4por 03-08-2013 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Disc Golf Live (Post 1875882)
Nice. I recall a course years ago at Timber Ridge, at least I think it was the same place. Didn't last long, long enough for me to lose a few discs there on a family trip in the area. Beautiful land, another course to add to the area's already quality golf scene.

No, Timber Ridge is actually a ski resort outside of Pawpaw, Northwest of Kazoo. Great mountain course used for worlds.

apparition 03-13-2013 02:40 PM

Hey! Bay City has some momentum going supporting the establishment of an 18-hole tournament style disc golf course again. I've collected 13 letters of support from surrounding communities and have passed them along to the city. We've also had one meeting to identify possible areas to install a course. If you feel so inclined as to do something to support the effort in a free but very meaningful way, contact Bay City's Parks Department or County Executive with a quick word of support :)

Disc Golf Live 03-13-2013 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by ru4por (Post 1889769)
No, Timber Ridge is actually a ski resort outside of Pawpaw, Northwest of Kazoo. Great mountain course used for worlds.

Righto. Getting my skiing places mixed up. Too much snowy weather...

Nareik123 03-13-2013 04:51 PM

Spring Lake Twp. Seems to be in favor of a new course, and are hammering out the details.
http://www.grandhaventribune.com/article/345991

BZoods 03-14-2013 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by MDeezy (Post 1879176)
With the success of Bertha Brock in Ionia, plans have begun for disc golf at Ionia State Rec Area.

Nice.

Does anyone know of any courses in development in east Kent County (Lowell/Alto/Cascade/Ada/Rockford?) or proposals that have been shot down?

There are a lot of parks with a lot of land available... there's also a lot of county/city/township owned properties that are undeveloped that could be suitable for course installations.

There's a lot of potential, I just think the options need to be explored if they haven't been yet.

EDIT: additionally, if anyone wants to work with me on proposals for courses in these areas let me know. I have no experience in doing this, I'd just like to see some more championship caliber courses established in the area.

apdrvya 04-06-2013 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by compn (Post 1876028)
http://www.eyeonmichigan.com/guides/stjohns/
theres a disc golf course in st johns, mi at the st johns city park.

Played this stinker today do not waste your time, however, do read my review and give me some happy thumbs!
oh and I took some pictures too :(

Amenz 04-13-2013 10:18 PM

Flaherty Park in Watervliet now has a bridge nearly finished to connect the first six with the last three. Pics to come soon.

Earic02 04-22-2013 02:54 PM

Update on Farmington Hills Independence Green course:

(Possible course on beautiful, closed ball-golf property on apartment building land, Grand River and Halsted.)

I hadn't heard anything back since I proposed the course in the fall last year, so I called today to see if they were still interested.

I got a message that some upper management had changed and that they would call me in 3 weeks after they heard back.. This is awesome because I assumed the project was dead since I hadn't been contacted in like 6 months..

One idea I have with the project, that might help solidify a course if necessary, would be corporate sponsorship with naming rights.

For example: "Frisbee! Frisbee! Little Caesars Disc Golf Park"

(There's already a Soccer! Soccer! not too far from there..)

More updates to follow..

apparition 04-22-2013 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Earic02 (Post 1961592)
For example: "Frisbee! Frisbee! Little Caesars Disc Golf Park"

(There's already a Soccer! Soccer! not too far from there..)

Bummer "frisbee" is a registered trademark of Wham-O :/ Sounds awesome though. Keep us informed!

Earic02 04-22-2013 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by apparition (Post 1961603)
Bummer "frisbee" is a registered trademark of Wham-O :/ Sounds awesome though. Keep us informed!

^Noted!

Yeah, "Disc Golf! Disc Golf!" is pretty wordy / doesn't sound as nice...

Earic02 04-23-2013 10:04 AM

^Continued from Farmington Hills IGDGC conversation..

We may not need corporate sponsorship if the property managers like the idea of a course enough and don't mind paying for it, and / or want to keep complete control over naming the course. Plus, Independence Green is already a good name and fits the course perfectly.

..BUT.. For speculation, here are some of my favorite Michigan companies that would be good candidates for sponsorship, and also sound good for a course name.

Random notes:
1. I understand that some might not like the idea of corporate naming... It does get a little corporate-y, but a corporate sounding course is better than no course.. What do you think?
2. I like the one-and-done complete course name package, rather than sponsor-a-hole style. It seems quicker, easier, powerful.
3. A recognized company name gives the park, or course, some name recognition, like Comerica Park, or Ford Field.
4. I don't think it would be that hard of a sell to get any of the companies mentioned or others to donate half or all of the cost of a course.


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Michigan_companies

(All would be variations of ***** Park / Disc Golf Course / Hills etc.)

Biggby Park / Biggby Hills
DTE Park
Domino's Park
ePrize Park
Faygo Park
Hungry Howie's DGC
Ilitch Park
Meijer Park
Moosejaw DGC
Olympia Park
Visteon Park


The course is right on busy Grand River and I envision some sort of "Faygo Disc Golf Course" sign, even if it's one of those plain brown MDOT signs with an arrow. (Awesome PR and advertisement) The course itself would have a nice course sign as well at hole 1.

Thoughts? Favorites? Suggestions? Dumb idea?

D_troit 04-30-2013 02:06 PM

http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/2...of-detroit.php

Urban Disc Golf during "Movement" weekend in Detroit ^. What an awesome idea!

DirtyMittenDG 05-01-2013 05:35 AM

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Originally Posted by D_troit (Post 1973220)
http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/2...of-detroit.php

Urban Disc Golf during "Movement" weekend in Detroit ^. What an awesome idea!

Pffff. Have fun throwin a round in the brewster projects..... Good luck with were ever you decide ta park your car.

Gonnagal 05-01-2013 06:30 AM

^^ Not only that, but can you imagine if you get robbed with your disc golf bag and cell phone, not to mention how much $$$ you have in discs. I can only imagine the activity that takes place at these "projects". Not saying that I don't think the whole concept idea is cool, but just not at that location.

HmRnKngJC25 05-01-2013 07:53 AM

Why would they want to steal the discs? There a black market for them? Maybe a very cool story of a kid finding his way due to seeing a disc fly across an open field. The next prodigy of the sport...

superberry 05-01-2013 09:32 AM

da U.P. update, 'eh...

Powder Mill DGC, 18, Marquette - scheduled opening June 2013
Pioneer Trail DG Park, 24+3, Escanaba, - scheduled opening June 2013
Silver Creek DGC, 18, Harvey - redesign and expansion, scheduled opening October 2013
Al Quaal Teal Lake Trail DGC, 18, Ishpeming - begin design fall 2013, construction spring 2014
Al Quaal Olympic Trail DGC, 18, Ishpeming - begin design fall 2013, construction spring 2014

Other news...
Memorial DGC, 18, Republic - approved but not being directly coordinated and developed by UPDGA
Tailings DGC, 18, Iron River - technically closed due to a sinkhole from old mine shaft, play at your own risk, future uncertain
Ultimate Goals - pushing for 3-4 more 18 hole courses in Marquette County and a bid to host WORLDS!

apdrvya 05-09-2013 04:41 PM

Leila Arboretum is in and playable. I have posted a map and a picture, updated some of the hole info and about to write a review..
this course is a BEAST to be sure!!

Future_Primitive 05-09-2013 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by apdrvya (Post 1986131)
Leila Arboretum is in and playable. I have posted a map and a picture, updated some of the hole info and about to write a review..
this course is a BEAST to be sure!!

Awesome, thanks for the update! May have to swing over here on Saturday and check out the new course. Was planning another trip to Hudson Mills, but adding another new course to my count is always fun. Thanks! :thmbup:

apdrvya 05-09-2013 04:58 PM

be sure to print the map. nav is a nightmare with out it... I also added numbers to the flags to try to help...
review is done!

DirtyMittenDG 05-10-2013 01:24 AM

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Originally Posted by apdrvya (Post 1986157)
......
review is done!

Marked as helpful!

BogeyNoMore 05-21-2013 10:11 PM

Kensington Toboggan 2013
 
As of Wednesday, May 22nd, the Toboggan Disc Golf Course located within the Kensington Metro Park will be open for casual play and tournament practice rounds.
Also, please note that the course will be closed for play on May 30 June 2 and June 6 9 for the two events. The course will be taken down very shortly after the USADGC.

Hit it while it's open, but please be kind to this beautiful course (even if it's not kind to you) :D

click for details

sgamerp 05-22-2013 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by BogeyNoMore (Post 2003689)
As of Wednesday, May 22nd, the Toboggan Disc Golf Course located within the Kensington Metro Park will be open for casual play and tournament practice rounds.
Also, please note that the course will be closed for play on May 30 June 2 and June 6 9 for the two events. The course will be taken down very shortly after the USADGC.

Hit it while it's open, but please be kind to this beautiful course (even if it's not kind to you) :D

click for details

WHY AM I GOING TO BE IN OHIO FOR THIS!?!?!?!?!?!

esdubya 05-22-2013 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by superberry (Post 1974284)
da U.P. update, 'eh...

Ultimate Goals - pushing for 3-4 more 18 hole courses in Marquette County and a bid to host WORLDS!

Holy crap dude. You guys are kicking a$$ and taking names up there. Keep up the great work, hope to be able to take a road trip sometime soon and play all of these soon to be great courses. Couldn't have much better terrain for disc golf than the UP!

reklaw420 05-24-2013 07:57 AM

I was thinkin about trying to get one or two more here in my own county.... S,E Michigan.... At least one at the state park... and another maybe nike park.. munsion park.. or somone who has a big enough location.... far as state park... i dont know who to contact

rshrevo 05-24-2013 08:45 AM

the park manager of the state park in question. I was trying to do that here but couldn't find any area that wasn't overrun with mountain bike paths to fit the holes into with out hitting the bikers or the horses who ride through the area.


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