Kalamazoo, MI 
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3 / 253ft. Par / Distance:
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5+    3/24/2010   3/25/2010
Review By: GratefulNinja
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 9.6 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: 8.4 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.

  Short and Rustic, But Also Fun

5+    7/5/2009   7/6/2009
Review By: TheHairyDrummer
Played: 18  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 13.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Short holes and a quick play, but still has its challenging shots. Probably the easiest courses in the Kalamazoo area. There is usually a very friendly and younger crowd playing, so it's a great place to for a beginner to learn without feeling like they are getting in the way of "pros". Only a few elevation changes and blind shots.
Cons: This park is not in the greatest of shape. It is frequently dirty, although on the whole it has been cleaner as of late. I have never actually seen players being disrespectful of the course, so I would suspect that the surrounding non-playing neighbors are the more likely culprits of the damage. This course is set in a rather small space right near WMU, and surrounded on 3 sides by apartments and frat-houses.

Very small parking lot, often very full in the mid to late afternoons. Lot is also not well protected from errant throws.

Non-existent signage, and no course map. Local players are usually more than happy to point you in the right direction though, and it is not too hard to figure out on your own.

Tees are natural, and not very well-kept. Dual tees are sporadic and pretty much unnecessary.
Other Thoughts: All in all, a very fun course despite it's obvious shortcomings.

The pond is quite treacherous and is a frequent disc-eater. Bring a floater, or consider skipping #4 and #11.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Thick Woods

5+    4/22/2009   5/30/2009
Review By: Wraith3
Played: 12  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 10.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: great course to just chill with your friends after a day of classes. good variety of left and right hook shots. Forehands and Lefties rejoice. great place to meet new people, as some of the tees overlap to go to their receptive holes.
Cons: The Water is extremely hazardous. Watch your disc, but that is really hard with all the damn trees. Can be rather loud with frat village being on 2 sides of the course. Mud and water cover half the course in the spring and fall.
Other Thoughts: don't be fooled by #15 you can make it through all of the trees and end up in the lake behind. it sucks

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  Local Favorite

5+    5/22/2009   5/22/2009
Review By: BigNastyAKzooLegend
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Heavy woods makes for tough shots, although short the course is a challenge in it's own. The people there are very friendly and are willing to help. Recently the course has been deep cleaned by a group of volunteers and is now looking cleaner than ever.
Cons: Parking can be crowded and dangerous for your car depending on where you park. Kalamazoo police are very good at getting people illegally parked as well so keep this in mind.
Other Thoughts: I myself attend Western Michigan University and I resent all of this "college kid" talk. Yes the course is occupied predominately by college kids but most are friendly and are almost always willing to help.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Short and Sweet

2-4    5/10/2009   5/14/2009
Review By: Azar002
Played: 13  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 12.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good mid-range holes, good accuracy practice. A few nicely placed water hazard holes. A few downhill holes and uphill holes. Can play it a few times in one short outing.
Cons: No long holes. Discs lost in the water are irretrievable unless you want to get stinky. Parking is a little cramped, only 20 cars or so can fit. If it is your first time there and no locals are around you might not find your way around.
Other Thoughts: Some very fun holes, like #15 playing off the road, or the two holes on peninsulas. Good lefty course/righty forehand/righty anheuser.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    2/14/2009   5/14/2009
Review By: MIdisc1
Played: 44  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 19.1 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Some trees, some cute girls, free
Cons: Garbage, complete lack of respect for course, pond that smells terrible, broken glass, not enough parking, WAY to easy.
Other Thoughts: If your a serious disc golfer, don't waste your time

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    4/1/2007   5/1/2009
Review By: Mackb6
Played: 29  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 14.6 Years
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: A good starter course, if you can make your way through the stupid college wanna be disc golfers.
Cons: Every aspect of the place is its cons. The place is a pit, garbage everywhere, beer bottles broken, the sess pool they call a pond and the hill billies swimming in it trying to sell you your disc that you lost two weeks prior, "for real cheap".
Other Thoughts: The place needs to be demolished.

1 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 way below average

1    9/10/2004   3/22/2009
Review By: discNDav
Played: 345  Reviewed: 78  Exp: 31.4 Years
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: short holes for beginner golfers, 18 holes,
wood chips along the paths.
Cons: I played here years ago and the smell from the dirty water in the ponds was horrible! I decided to skip a few throws as to not risk my disc getting wet and my refusal to go in after it.

Litter was excessive. Small parking lot.
Other Thoughts: Lots of college kids play this course so it can be crowded. I mentioned to one group how poor this course was they seemed surprised I didn't like it.

I would never consider returning to this course. How can anyone rate it more than two stars?

Kalamazoo / Battle Creek has much better DG options.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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