Lambertville, MI 
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 Always a Fun Round

5+    11/13/2010   11/16/2010
Review By: hooked312
Played: 34  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 9.7 Years
This review was updated on 12/15/2010
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Lots of Ace Runs, so it makes for a fun round.
- Nicely marked paths through the woods.
- Once you play this course a few times get ready to shoot a low round.
- With a skate park on site you will occasionally catch a major wipe out!
Cons: - First time I played here the grass wasn't cut and the mosquitoes were horrible. Since then I have had no problems
- Watch out for dog poop, as many locals walk their dogs in this park. Especially in the fall when the leaves may hide it.
- In the fall the leaves cover most of the course so keep your eye on your disc.
Other Thoughts: - This is a great little course to perfect some midrange and unique shots. I enjoy being able to play 2-3 rounds in a reasonable amount of time.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Charming woods trails

2-4    12/4/2010   11/11/2010
Review By: AKormendi
Played: 65  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 19.4 Years
This review was updated on 12/4/2010
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - A lot of finesse shots.
- The back woods section is quite pretty, with log-edged trails guiding you around.
- Good signs, etched concrete is hard to steal or vandalize, work well with the character.
- Good flow from shot to shot.
- In the shadow of the Lambertville watertower, yet not dominated by it.
- Good conditions, it seems the locals really love it.
- Great use of the land. Beautiful trees make you forget the terrain's limitations.
-Skateboard park right nearby, got to watch someone do tricks while walking up two fairways.
-Stump seating at nearly every hole in the forest.
Cons: - Very little distance. Most every hole is under 200'.
- Flat as a course could ever possibly be.
- Course is tight and folds back on itself, on crowded days you'd really have to watch out for shanked drives.
- May be a little confusing to find hole 4 after hole 3. After the third watertower hole, head to the woods behind the fence. The best part of the course is about to begin.
- No trashcans at the tees. But not much trash.
Other Thoughts: I had an absolute blast playing here. My distance has been suffering a little from a recent injury, so not having to throw as hard was not a problem. I wasn't expecting anything special from Parmalee, but I figured I ought to play it since I was down here for Vienna anyway. I pulled up at the parking lot, and outside the course the pavement and vacant lots and chain link fences stretched away, looking like an industrial zone. But I quickly located the first tee to the left of the entrance, and threw back to the corner. The industry was gone to me, and two quick holes later I was passing a water tower and entering an enchanted forest trail. The next 9 holes I spent finessing disc on interesting lines through cute little fairways, all the while, guided by logs. Trees were hit, but the roughs were forgiving and all my discs were easy to find. On a number of occasions I held my breath as I nearly hit aces. This was an exciting adventure, and I'm glad to see another quality course in southeastern Michigan.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 "Putter, meet Tree..."

2-4    8/7/2010   8/7/2010
Review By: BogeyNoMore
Played: 265  Reviewed: 155  Exp: 13.6 Years
This review was updated on 3/11/2014
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Many interesting and complex lines that are well suited to using a putter off the tee. Opportunites to throw hyzers, annies, FH, S-shots with your putter. Doesn't require an arsenal of discs: you can do well with stable fairway driver, a mid, and a putter you feel comfortable with for shaping short holes from the tee (only used a distance driver on 2 holes). If you're not comfortable throwing your putter from 180' or so, you should be after playing here.

Paths from basket to next tee in the wooded section lined with logs - looks neat and made navigating holes 4-14 pretty foolproof. Course is layed out pretty intelligently, and actually flows better from hole to hole in the heavily wooded section than it does on the lightly wooded part of the course. Thanks to the locals for their TLC - it really shows!

Cement tile next to each tee box shows hole #, distance, and basic line to the basket.

Many Ace and Birdie opportunities, but they still aren't easy. Pretty much every hole is dueceable (except 3 & 18 if you can't drive 300').

Relatively compact course makes for quick rounds. Never been here before, and even taking time for a 2nd tee shot every once in a while, I was done in under 75 min.

Well maintained course (and park for that matter). Quiet, no trash, concrete tees, baskets in good condition (except for #14).

Plenty of shade in mid-summer.
Cons: - If you don't like trees, stay away.
- A few of the open holes share area used by other park vistors; had to wait for pedestrians on a couple of holes.
- Could uses more long holes.
- Some will say this course requires as much luck as skill.
- I realize you can't change the land, but this course is completely and thoroughly flat.
Other Thoughts: If you like short, tight, touch shots that slice through densely wooded fairways, this is the course for you.
While this course plays to my strengths (control and short game), doesn't highlight my weaknesses (distance), and I had a good time playing here, many will find Parmalee too short, frustrating, and a bit monotonous. Trying to be objective, I think it deserves a 2.5 relative to the other courses I've played. Not worth more than a 45 minute drive to play this course alone. But if you plan on playing nearby Vienna or Ottawa Parks, and you like tight, technical courses, you should definitely make it a point to play here.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Practice Course

5+    1/2/2010   1/16/2010
Review By: ChrisWoj
Played: 128  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 12.9 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Parmalee Park is a fantastic practice course. Hole 4-14 all require accurate short drives that can best be called "up shots." Holes 1-3 and 15-18 are all decent deucable par 3's in sparse trees. There is good variety on the course - forehands, forced anhyzers, hyzers, straight shots.
Cons: It isn't a tournament course. Tournaments are occasionally held here - but at best this course is meant for practice and medium attendance leagues. There are walk backs, teepads for back to back holes nearly next to each other, holes with greens within 45 feet of other teepads. Some of the holes can feel like luck shots, and on others the clearly defined primary route isn't the best route at all - for safe shots or for going for the deuce/ace.
Other Thoughts: I enjoy Parmalee Park. It is the closest course to my home - but I can't sugarcoat it. It is a great practice course, and that's it. I play this course a lot to keep my short game up to snuff and I have noticed that I see many of the shots I practice there on other, championship calibre, courses - just on those courses these shots are my up shots or scrambles from the schule, not my shots off of the tee.

Check it out if you're close, or if you live nearby - the locals are great, and the leagues are fun - but don't go out of your way to hit it up if you can hit up another course instead.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Great hideaway

2-4    5/25/2009   5/25/2009
Review By: bygwyllay
Played: 90  Reviewed: 78  Exp: 10.7 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very tight, refined course. Short, but makes great use of the space allotted. Only two or three holes are over three hundred yards. The first three and last four are in open park; the rest are in fairly heavy woods. Holes are very tight; great course to work on your accuracy. You can get 18 in under an hour. Everything is very well marked; tee signs are in the ground next to the concrete, and the fairways in the woods are lined with logs. Effort has clearly been put into maintaining this course. Kudos!
Cons: Mosquitoes abound; bring A LOT of bug spray. Sometimes the narrowness of the course is a drag, especially when your disc is in the rough. No lost discs, though. Patience is the key to a good score on this course.
Other Thoughts: Several holes are aceable, and almost every one can be birdied. Wasn't very crowded, even on Memorial Day. Great course to slip away to and play a few rounds. Say hello to the course mascot - a calico cat that follows you around as you play!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Short Game Course

5+    12/16/2008   3/9/2009
Review By: elahti
Played: 26  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 9.6 Years
This review was updated on 10/19/2009
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A nice wooded course with good hole variety. Good signs with distances. Nice practice for your technical game. Close to Vienna Park which has a great course as well.
Cons: Vandals have been a problem in the past (probably due to the skate park near the course, no worries for safety). The course was recently reinstalled since some skater punks stole some baskets a while ago.
Other Thoughts: A good course for the Toledo area. Heavily wooded but short so it will test your short to mid game and your accuracy. Good hole variety in terms of length and foliage. Easy to get low scores with a good technical game.

If you want a more challenging course, Vienna Park is a 5 minute drive away which makes for a nice day outing.

Thanks to the volunteers and if you see any punk kids, kick them to protect this wonderful course!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Tight with character

1    12/6/2008   12/11/2008
Review By: ptsawyer
Played: 13  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.6 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy to follow, good layout, the logs lining each wooded fairway is a great touch. Solid tee pads. A very enjoyable course, will test your short game and midrange accuracy. Good tee shots are essential to low scores.
Cons: This course will produce some low scores, given the short length. It is still worth a visit. Good contrast to some of the other local courses such as Carter Park, which is long and open. Vandalism has been an issue.
Other Thoughts: A group of volunteers spent many hours installing this course when they could have been doing a number of other things. Then some jerk came and defaced all of the tee pads with spray paint. If you see people commiting vandalism on this or any other course please report it. What a bunch of jerks.

Dont let this deter you from coming out, the area is 100% safe. Probably just some punk kids.

This is a great course and I thoroughly enjoy it. Great drives can be rewarded with a 2, bad drives can end in a 5 or a 6, given the tight technical nature of this course.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 short and technical

2-4    11/12/2008   11/12/2008
Review By: zero_43502
Played: 54  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 13.6 Years
This review was updated on 9/8/2014
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Easy to follow
very technical and heavily wood.
good course to practice your short game
and how to throw your putter off the tee .
A few open holes that let you air it out while still being technical
The rough is mostly cleared and it's easy to find your disc .
this course can be played quickly
A park and skatepark on site for the kids a big plus
Cons: very easy without much challenge .
some of the holes in the woods that had a defined line has been cleared and now most shots can be shot with a backhand hyzer it wasn't like this a few years ago you had a line to hit and it was tight not anymore
bugs in the summer bring spray or they will eat you alive .

Other Thoughts: I really like parmelee and play it whenever i'm in the area

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Course

5+    11/8/2008   11/9/2008
Review By: hoyle7780
Played: 16  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 25.9 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course is well laid out, easy to follow, Logs set up as benches on every hole, Practice basket, can navigate through a round fairly quickly. Tight fairways help with accuracy & shortgame.
Cons: Course Is very compact, certain fairways could potentially come into play from other holes, watch for discs gone astray if others are teeing nearby.
Course is short.
Other Thoughts: It's worth giving a try. logs line the "fairways" on each side, you could possibly create a winthrop style ropes course with all the logs that are currently laid out.
It's also pretty accessiable from 75 & 23

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Parmalee's Back In

5+    10/24/2008   10/24/2008
Review By: OneBallWonder
Played: 45  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 19.7 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Another Course for the Toledo Area. Offers tight wooded shots, something that's lacking with a few other courses in the area. Completely renovated by volunteers. Easy to follow.
Cons: Underbrush is thick in some places. Tends to swallow discs. Course is very short.
Other Thoughts: Beautiful place to work on your short game. This course will definately challenge some underused shots in your bag. You'll need creativity, however, there are no Pinball holes.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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