Davison, MI 
Goldenrod DGC Share
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3 / 329ft. Par / Distance:
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 Bipolar Course

1    8/22/2011   8/25/2011
Review By: ChargerRacing
Played: 15  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 7.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - A lot of fun, challenging holes.
- Not a specifically forhand or backhand heavy course. Its well rounded in terms of shot selection.
- Even the short holes, while good birdy ops, were challenging and you had to play them right.
- For the most part a very good balancing of risk and reward.
- I found myself loving the course design most of the time. Most of the holes are very well layed out and use the land extremely well.
- Good, but not overly punishing, use of water.
- Huge picnic area with a practice basket and port-a-johns make the area great for a day trip.
Cons: - No holes where you can just let loose and throw hard.
- Teepads were rubber mats, which became very slick with any amount of sand / dirt on them, and some were missing.
- Signage was incomplete and, when present, somewhat vague.
- Several holes I absolutely hated. These holes (mainly 1, 14, 15, and 17) seemed like they lacked an actual fairway. They were cluttered with trees with no particular flow, design, or art to where they were placed, which is one of my biggest pet peeves. When a designer does this, players then find themselves just hoping their throw doesn't hit a tree, rather than thinking their way through a hole and choosing a shot strategically.
- The course, while dry when I played, seemed like it could get very swampy.
- If you have bug spray (like I did) the bugs aren't an issue, but if you forget it, they are thick.
Other Thoughts: This is a course with great potential. Its in a very pretty location that is a decent drive from a population center, so it isn't very crowded. It is very well layed out and fun to play. With the addition of some better (or even complete signs) and the thoughtful removal of some trees on select fairways, this course could easily be a four star course. If you are in the area or within an hour or two and wanting a new course to play I would definitely suggest a round at Goldenrod.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    8/11/2011   8/11/2011
Review By: LEFTY360
Played: 21  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 8.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: good course for all players. nice mix of long and short holes, though heavily wooded. Good use of water hazards. course rewards acuracy more so than power. park is pretty clean and free to play. picnic tables and trash cans are placed near most of the tee pads. exelent course layout aside from the walk from 11 to 12 and 17 to 18.
Cons: most of the water hazards are stinky stagnant water, can be very frustrating at times. throws not placed in the fairway can easily dissapear into the thick woods or under the leaves on the ground. lots of poison ivy and mosquitoes. course floods in the spring.
Other Thoughts: overall a good course. bring bug spray. also i think they have enough land to easily accomadate 24 holes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 hidden water

2-4    7/31/2011   7/31/2011
Review By: Innovadude
Played: 228  Reviewed: 181  Exp: 19.7 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: - Some good shots
- Lots of interesting water hazards
- Disc Golf only park!
Cons: - Rubber tees: uneven, some broken or missing, covered in mud and sand.
- Tee signs mostly trashed, some holes could be hard to find.
- Blind shots into rough patches w/random hidden ponds everywhere.
Other Thoughts: Decent for what it is- lots of poke and pray and random shots, half the holes are fairly decent and not too rough.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 My Very First

5+    6/21/2011   6/28/2011
Review By: Discgolf Duncan
Played: 9  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 8.7 Years
Pros: -It's a challenging course with lots of areas that call for precision.
-A good mix of long and short holes.
-Lots of tables at the holes to sit and take a break if needed.
-The course is just for disc golf, so no interruptions from park-goers like on a city park course.
Cons: -Lots of water to lose your disc in.
-Mosquitoes are horrible at all times of the day.
-You may be in the thick woods looking for discs a lot.
-No bathroom or Port-a-John that I've noticed.
-No running water for refills.
-The closest market is a few miles away.
Other Thoughts: If you ever lose your disc, Harriet the Disc Finder is a great help. She's out there almost every time I go out. If Harriet finds one you lost, she posts it on a board near Hole 1. Just remember to put your name on your discs so she knows who you are. After a few weeks, she sells them so she can have money for her Mid-Summer cook out on the course. She a wonderful and caring lady who just loves to crowds and the sport.

 Time for Fun

5+    5/15/2011   5/25/2011
Review By: AKasprzak
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Challenging but fun holes. Great course for all types of players. Clean most of the time. Good for families. A great disc lady that will always call you if she finds your disc
Cons: Alot of bugs in the spring, because there is alot of water but that what your should expect everywere this time of year. Floods up pritty bad this time of year. missing alot of tee pads but mostly level dirt were they where.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend this course to all my friends just remember to bring bug spray. We like this course alot and play it offten.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Great course, very challenging.

5+    5/15/2011   5/16/2011
Review By: somerbuch
Played: 10  Reviewed: 6
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course provides a great challenge for any level of player, not very beginner friendly but i've been playing it since i started and learning on this tough course makes anyone play better on other courses. Not a very confusing layout, never end up throwing the wrong basket like at some courses. Also there are plenty of people willing to go in for your discs, many wont even charge you.
Cons: Some bad water hazards, a lot of graffiti on the course from local casuals that don't take the game seriously. Also for about a month or two the mosquitoes can get very bad.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 my favorite

5+    10/20/2008   9/19/2010
Review By: Jenn
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: you cannot see any basket except for the one your shooting for because of the trees, and you never have the feeling of which way do we go now, it leads you to the next hole by a path.
Cons: the water on the back 9 is difficult, better bring 5-10$ in hopes of having it fished out lol.
Other Thoughts: Its my favorite course and its great for beginners or pros.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.


1    9/1/2010   9/1/2010
Review By: kw83028
Played: 56  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 7.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great variety. Have to use many different shots. Tough course. Laid out well. Playing tough courses like this are helping me learn the game quickly.
Cons: Rubber Tees, Hidden Water Hazards. Luckily I didn't lose a disc on this course. There are quite a few holes with hidden ponds that could easily be hit on an errant or tree shot. There isn't a good map of the course. It would be great to know where some of those water holes are. There is graffiti and trash on the course.
Other Thoughts: Challenging! Could easily lose a disc in water if you're not straight!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Got control?

1    7/14/2010   7/15/2010
Review By: BogeyNoMore
Played: 265  Reviewed: 155  Exp: 13.7 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Wonderfully challenging and appealing course. Many holes present several interesting lines. Frequently found myself thinking about how to attack some of these holes as far as disc choice and shot execution.
-Good use of moderate terrain changes adds a nice dimension and gives the course some character, but no serious hills.
-I prefer concrete, but the rubber tee pads are long enough for most run-ups. Work best when they're not sandy. You might want to roll up the first few feet to gather most of the sand near the middle so it's easy to sweep off with your foot - leaves the front half of the mat nice and clean for sure footed drives.
-Simple but effective tee markers with distance.
-Laid out pretty well for the most part, but tough to follow in spots (5 to 6, 11 to 12, 17 to 18). Paths from basket to next tee were usually obvious due to wear, but having a course map was a big help my first time out. Apparently, there's a short-cut from 17 to 18 that cuts across the fairway of 11 - buzzed one of the locals on my drive. Comes back to the parking lot between the front and back 9.
-Well maintained - didn't see much trash, and baskets were in good shape.
-Table/bench combination near most tee pads so you don't have to rest your bag on the ground (especially nice if the ground is wet).
-Heavily wooded course means plenty of shade on hot summer days, with a couple of long, open holes where you'll want to grab your max distance driver and let loose.
-Maybe they were on vacation or it was just my lucky day, but I didn't find the bugs to be that bad. Gave myself a few good shots of Deep Woods Off before the first tee, and didn't have much of an issue - expected way worse considering it was around 6PM in mid July.
Cons: Too bad they didn't make better use of the water here. The water hazards are truly that - hazards. They really don't add to the look or feel of the course. None of the holes here have you throwing across the water, where you can pretty much tell up front if you can or can't clear the hazard. The holes here work around and along-side the water. Overstable shots that get too high and hyzer way out, or undertstable shots that turnover and don't come back can end up in the drink. Another drawback is that the water isn't always obvious from the tee or fairway. It's often lying 20 ft or so beyond the brush that lines the fairway. Hidden water hazards are nothing more than a graveyard for discs and a breeding ground for mosquitoes. KEEP YOUR SHOTS LOW!
- Brush is pretty thick in many areas. Add that to the water hazards ... Risk of Disc Loss: HIGH.
-Lots of low ceilings - not well suited to those who primarily throw overhand.
-Low lying ground holds water and gets pretty muddy in spots, even though it hadn't rained for a few days.
Other Thoughts: I really liked this course and had a lot of fun playing it- plays well, and is quite inviting. Some will say this is just a maze of tightly turning, wooded fairways and tunnel shots, (can't say they're wrong), but most of the holes stand on their own, and the course never felt monotonous or boring.

Those without good control simply won't fair well here. But there's an element of luck here that can even keep players with precision honest. A few holes feature a pinball machine, where shots can bounce offline, and there are several sloped areas where upshots and putts can stand on end and roll away.

Definitely not beginner friendly.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


1    7/10/2004   7/10/2010
Review By: mcnal1sp
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 15.8 Years
Pros: The course will definitely help you hone your skills, as you will need to be at your best to make it through the fairways unscathed.
Cons: This is a very hard course, with lots of trees, blind water hazards, and tons of mosquitoes! Be prepared to lose a few discs.
Other Thoughts: I've only played this course once, and it was quite a few years ago. The guy I played with lost three discs to bushes and water.

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