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Old 04-09-2015, 08:23 PM
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Default Headed to Flip City, need other suggestions around that area of MI

Hey guys,

My group of disc golf buds are thinking of heading up to MI to play some good disc golf. Main destination being Flip City. You guys have any tips or preferences on other courses? Anyone from Grand Rapids know of some fun things (besides DG) to do?


So far on the trip we have discussed:

Flip City

The Mason County Monster courses?


Any and all input is appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:39 PM
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Flip, Leviathan, and Beauty/Beast/Goliath are all really nice courses that are well worth playing.
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:22 PM
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I highly recommend being in the Downtown Ludington area to watch the sun set over Lake Michigan right on the beach, then head into town to get your grub on. There's a great brew pub and an ice cream place that is rediculously busy because they come up with some off the wall and incredible flavors. There's also a bunch of other places to eat, but those would be my recommendations. There's a Skate Park right near the beach if anyone in your group is into that. You might find a few other ideas here.

Mash is spot on with his recommendations. Also looks like you pass right by Shore Acres Park, I wouldn't recommend it over the courses the courses Mashie mentioned, but if you guys have time, it's quite a good course and only about 5 min out of your way.

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Gonna recommend the Vikings Arms Inn as home base. Have stayed there a couple times in Ludington. Clean place, nice pool and not outrageous in price. Great advice from Mash and Bogey. Take a look at the area courses and use those two as review guidelines. Two of the best reviewers in the country.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:23 AM
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Shore Acres and Macatawa Greenspace are on your way, both are very good courses and not far off the highway. I hated the Leviathan course. The Mason courses are good but I'd rather stay at Flip and play more there.

I recommend Country Dairy 3476 S 80th Ave New Era, MI 49446 as a good place to stock up on food/snacks before getting to Flip.
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^?!?
Leviathan (black tees) is in my top ten. I enjoy flip and the mason county courses a lot but leviathan is one of my personal favorites. Whenever I'm on the west coast (golf coast) of Michigan, leviathan is a must play IMO.
I guess everyone has their own opinion on what style of DG they like.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:12 AM
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Beauty/Beast/Goliath are worth the trip, for sure.

We actually ended up playing only Beauty/Beast, and played Flip the rest of the time.
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I guess everyone has their own opinion on what style of DG they like.
... which is why we write reviews.
I always say to check out reviews for courses you're familiar with and notice the ones that align well with your take on the course, because that's someone who shares your DG values, so to speak. Then check out those reviewers' other reviews to see what they said about courses you haven't played.
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I agree with WCG about Leviathan, its easily in my top 10. I am a glutton for punishment!
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A few more thoughts on the DG:

Leviathan's a beatdown for sure, but it's a quality beatdown.

Macatawa was a really fun course, with a unique feel from pretty much any other course I've played - well worth a stop if you have the time.

Labyrinth and The Edge in Scottdale are closer to Ludington; both are good, but not great. I'd put every other course previously mentioned in this thread ahead of them.

Finally, if your crew enjoys short, technical, very well wooded courses, don't skip Whitehall. If pressed for time, it's very easy to play any one or two of Whitehall's 9 hole loops cause they all bring you back to the parking lot.
Front 9: short with it's share of ace runs (but nothing super easy)
Back 9's: a bit longer and more interesting
Deep 9: longer still and even more interesting
... but if you're not into sewing (i.e. threading the needle), don't even bother, cause Whitehall will just piss you off.

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