Kalamazoo, MI 
Knollwood Park Share
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3 / 182ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #11 Tee

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 Great beginner course

1    7/9/2011   7/13/2011
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.2 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a small wooded park that seems to be disc golf exclusive. The course plays through woods with some underbrush, enough to punish errant shots but mostly not so thick it'll eat discs. There are a couple holes that bring some small ponds into play for a little risk/reward, and the locals have made paths so it's easy for new players to skip the water holes should they so choose. There's a nice mix of hole shapes, with a good balance of left, right and straight shots required. The length is very short, but there are enough trees and enough different lines that the course doesn't feel too repetitive.
Cons: There are no signs at all, so you don't always know if you're on the right hole or shooting to the correct basket. Most of the baskets are numbered, but due to a ton of graffiti some have been painted over. The tees are natural and not in the best shape, luckily you shouldn't need much run up here. The baskets are single chain for the most part, so they don't always catch perfectly. There was quite a bit of trash around the course. A couple holes bring the park entrance road into play, it seems like a lot of newer players with less accuracy frequent this course so it could be a safety issue.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course to play with a putter or super class disc, it's very short but still interesting. Beginners will learn a lot here, with distances appropriate for newer players but different lines they'll need to hit to be successful. More experienced players will find every hole to be an ace run, but you can still get in trouble and have to work for your three if you aren't accurate.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Mini Disc Golf

5+    9/27/2010   9/30/2010
Review By: Anheuser
Played: 27  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 6.7 Years
This review was updated on 10/11/2010
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice for a quick round, or a nightcap round on your way home from another course or as a warm-up. Fairly easy to navigate. Hard to lose a disc, except on the water holes which can be skipped if desired. Challenging enough to keep it fun, but not hard. A great beginner's course. Adult beverages are no biggie, so bring a sixer or half pint if you want. Just be careful driving out of campus.
Cons: Loud kids, wafting pot smoke, and beer cans everywhere by the tees. No long open drive opportunities. Can feel cramped and if you play it enough times your person or car WILL be pegged by an errant disc. Even with floating discs, you might not even want it back after going into that sewer sludge on holes #4 and #11.
Other Thoughts: It is what it is. For me it's a fun course that I've been playing on and off for 10 years. I have noticed they've cleaned it up some lately. Consider playing it in the morning on weekdays or during the summer to avoid crowds. The kids out there are surprisingly friendly for the most part though. Not worth driving out of town for, but holds a special place in the hearts of locals like me.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Not that bad

5+    7/28/2010   7/29/2010
Review By: KnownKiller
Played: 82  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Short Course
- Great for beginners and people looking for a semi-easy course.
- Great for practice/work on overall game
- Good number of holes to throw a long shot and other really short shots.
- Not very many repetitive holes.
Cons: - Some parts of the day, very busy
- Trash on some holes, but not that bad.
- Water is very nasty. Holes #4 and #11
Other Thoughts: I play this course almost every night with my roommate and him and I really enjoy playing here. It may not be "top notch" but I feel its worth playing.
A lot of friendly people willing to help. Unless we get a lot of rain then course is mostly dry.
Wood chips on the course also help in keeping it dry.
There are a couple trees down from recent storms but doesn't really effect game play.
Signs would be helpful but park is run by mostly college kids who just enjoy playing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Pressed For Time

5+    5/10/2010   6/28/2010
Review By: Red Wings Fan
Played: 15  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 12 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good if you don't have enough time for a large course
Cons: Lots of people sometimes, dirt tee box, small parking area not spread out
Other Thoughts: don't go after its rained or has been raining a bunch because most of the course is dirty. however they have been trying to clean the course up with wood chips which helps

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    6/14/2010   6/27/2010
Review By: Junkr
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Nice amateur/medium difficulty course for those trying to get to the next level of play.
-18 holes, 18 baskets. Always a plus.
-Doubles/Singles play Monday and Friday nights, respectively. A few locals run this simply because they love the game. They also sell cheap discs.
-Some very nice holes here. #1 and #5 always jumped out at me as being very well designed. #1 requires a precise RHBH to stay in the fairway and have a chance at a bird, #5 is quite difficult for RH players, as any wayward shot will end up in bad shape and you'll basically have to play back out to the fairway to advance any further. #5 is also a good hole for your Tomahawk throws (bust it out!)
Cons: -BUSY. This is the major problem here. During the summer months it gets a bit better, but quite frequently you will have to wait to tee off at #1, and wait at every other hole due to slow, poor college players who don't know how to let you play through.
-The pond is so nasty. Period. If your disc goes in, say goodbye. I hear it used to be a sewage waste dump before the course was put in. I can't confirm that though.
-A lot of nasty terrain - this can be avoided with good drives most of the time, but with any wooded course, the discs kick in weird directions sometimes and you may end up in mud.
-No maintenance whatsoever. This course gets trashed and the only fix it gets is bums picking up all the returnable cans and one guy who empties all the trash cans once or twice a week. #6 and #8 are especially notable - they are right behind the WMU frat houses and are constantly filled with broken glass and other random party foul.
-During the heavy summer months, this course gets a little unfair with all the brush that jumps up. Though I suppose that's common with any wooded course.
Other Thoughts: -I played my first round ever here and it remains unchanged since the day I played. It is a college course. Take that for what it is. You will run into a large variety of college folk, often drunk, sometimes hopped up on something else altogether. I, as well as most of the local players here don't mind, but a traveling player stopping by for the first time might be a little annoyed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice warmup or beginner course

1    0/0/0000   6/3/2010
Review By: Opus
Played: 20  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Many short easy holes to build confidence with.
Interesting layout to get 18 holes in such a small space.
Great course to get you warmed up for some of the other courses in the area.
Cons: The park is kind of dirty. There is trash laying around at a lot of the holes.
If you put a disc in the water, forget it. Its gone. That water is nasty.
There are 2 holes that throw directly at the parking lot. Be careful where you park, and be extremely careful of where you throw. It would be very easy to hit a vehicle, either parked or in motion.
Other Thoughts: All in all, its not a bad course, but it definately is not one you put on a "Must Play" list. If I was in the area again, I wouldn't hesitate to play it again, but I wouldn't go out of my way to do it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Short Course

2-4    4/16/2010   4/17/2010
Review By: TGCRequiem
Played: 6  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 7.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I would compare this course to a short Par3 course in golf. It is fun and quick. It is good for a beginner as distance comes into play on very few holes. So long and straight isn't needed...but what would you expect from a short course. This was also a lot cleaner then I expected from what I had heard of the course, so I was pleased with that.
Cons: Tee boxes are dirt and unfortunately a lot of them are eroded to the point that they're not even remotely flat and in some cases roots are popping up in the way. There is not a lot of elevation change except for on the last 4 holes. While I haven't experienced this because I usually player very early in the morning I hear this place can get very busy because it is right on campus.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    3/24/2010   3/25/2010
Review By: GratefulNinja
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 9.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fast paced from start to finish. Trees on all sides of all 18 holes make things more technical than some courses. Great for working on you mid range shots as all you really need to play at this course is a Challenger and maybe a Buzzz. Great for an ego booster as shooting 10-15 under par is easily obtainable for anybody that has been playing for a couple of years
Cons: Short course provides no chance to work on your drive. Hole #1 being the longest at 270ft. nothing here is out of reach. The water is horendous is a wet stinky sloppy mess. However there are some "Rakists" (RAY-kists) that constantly go in there and retrieve discs although they may charge you a dollar or 2
Other Thoughts: Numerous people on here keep refering to hole #15 and they all have it wrong. Hole #13 plays 235ft through varying trees with water just 30ft behind it. And hole #14 plays off the road. Hole #15 is a short 155 footer downhill (it plays like a 90 footer)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Tight and trashy

1    8/10/2009   9/22/2009
Review By: JaySeaAre
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: No fee to play and close to Western Michigan University for locals. Fairly short course good for those who don't throw far. Trees make for constant decision making challenges.
Cons: The course is heavily used and most of the fairways are dirt. Play can be slow as large groups of college kids take a while to move through. Signage is poor.
Other Thoughts: There doesn't seem to be much upkeep, regulations or maintenance by whomever owns the course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    8/18/2009   8/18/2009
Review By: locuno1
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 7.9 Years
This review was updated on 10/6/2009
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: great course for people that are just starting out. some holes will test your accuracy and will require different shots easy to get a good score
Cons: short course, some holes are really close to each other which you could easily hit someone on a errant throw, small parking lot, few tree stumps/ tree roots where tee is which could mess up throw.
Other Thoughts: pond will eat your disc but its fairly easy to avoid. Hole one now has a cement tee pad which is a plus, many more to come i hope

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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