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Grand Rapids, MI 
Earl W. Brewer Park - Red Share
Uploaded By: timg Hole #5 (Taken 7/2009)
3 / 318ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Tee

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5+    8/27/2009   10/9/2009
Review By: nrohtlaw
Played: 37  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 24.1 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Cement tee pads,some good hyzer shots,and not as busy as the rest.Good vantage point to watch people play from far off.
Cons: Like another person said,1 and 2 are too close together,and hole 5's rough on the left side can get a little thick so spot where you go in at.
Other Thoughts: I love to play this one right before sunset because being out in the open and more up on a hill gives a good vantage for some spectacular sunsets.Don't pay attention to the tee signs because as it is with every 9 the course has been moved around so much that 90 percent of all the tee signs in the whole park are not accurate.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Best of the 4

5+    8/13/2009   8/18/2009
Review By: Opus
Played: 20  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 6/6/2010
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Of the 4 courses at Brewer, this one is the most open for long drives and features a variety of different angles to throw. Hole 7's tee is at the top of a hill and you can get some extremely good drives that seem to sail forever from here.
Cons: Holes 5 and 8 are along a wooded area that are easy to curve into if you fade left like I do. It can be difficult to find a disc in there if you are not 100% certain where it went into the woods at.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I like all 4 courses at Brewer, but find myself playing the Red course more often than the others.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    5/30/2009   6/11/2009
Review By: Adaven
Played: 22  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 18.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course has concrete tee pads that are very well maintained (swept all the time). Fairways are clean and clear. Because it is a big distance course it seems to get less traffic, and even when it is busy the course is long enough that it does not become to congested. Signs at each hole indicating number and the distance (this is a plus since most signage at other local parks lack this info). On most of the signs there are also cans for garbage. Finally the layout has a smooth flow to it, making it next to impossible to get lost.
Cons: This course recently underwent some changes, which allow several of the holes to be birdied. These changes also created a major problem. If you have a group in front of you, while at the second tee, you will have to wait since the fairways are very close and the third tee is very close, if not in, the fairway of two. The course lacks much variety, most holes seem content with distance as its only challenge.
Other Thoughts: A warning to those playing this course, the third hole is up over a little hill and back down, The basket and most of the fairway is hidden from view of the tee. Before you throw send a spotter to make sure its clear, if you can throw 450' you should also have someone at the top of the hill to warn any disc golfers of at the next tee. This course is fun but I only play it because there are other courses at Brewer which provide technical aspects to reds big distance. Brewer is a county park so you can drink alcohol there please put take care of your cans or bottles. Final thoughts, do not be afraid of Guy, he sweeps up the tee pads and makes the course look great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    5/12/2009   5/14/2009
Review By: Azar002
Played: 13  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 12.6 Years
Pros: Upgraded in 2008. More deuce opportunities with the installation of holes 1 and 2. Better starting position by the parking lot. As with all brewer courses, concrete pads are swept and trash emptied daily.
Cons: Water on hole 9 seems to stick around later and later each year.
Other Thoughts: Seems impossible to finish EVEN without a partner. I've been even, teeing off on #9 more times than I can count, and can't par it. Or when I par it, I was +1 or higher.

 Brewer Reds.

5+    4/1/2009   4/27/2009
Review By: JojoXGooch
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 10.6 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Very good. Similiar to the whites. Wide open, cement tees, baskets, good people, etc.
Cons: Not too many.
Other Thoughts: Was confusing to play when they re-did it last year. Brewer all together is my favorite course to locally play, however, I have yet to drive up to Shelby to try the infamous "Flip City".

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Long Open Drives

2-4    4/16/2009   4/16/2009
Review By: phishbrained
Played: 23  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 11.9 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Open and long throughout the course, really is a great chance to work on your drives.
Trash cans at every tee.
Woods gets close to fairway on only 2 holes.
Usually the driest out of all the Brewer courses.
Cons: Some of the baskets are old an rusty, but many have been replaced or give an alternate basket to shoot to. Very close to a playground on one hole so try not to get frustrated when a kid yells in the middle of your drive.
Other Thoughts: Good course for long drives, but not many obstacles to have to avoid. I would like to see more of a technical challenge on these holes, but the other courses in Brewer provide this technical challenge.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Mostly Open and Favors Long Drives

5+    4/1/2009   4/13/2009
Review By: xrockfistx
Played: 19  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 10.8 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Baskets have recently been moved to give more variety of shots. They were moved half way through the summer last year. Not very busy as most of the people who play for liesure don't tend to play this course too often. A few holes favors long drives but, because of them moving baskets, some of them have become shorter to mixit up more. Wind can be a factor because, of the openness of the field. Easy to find your disc early on before the grass grows in.
Cons: Not too much technicality seeing as they're mostly open shots. Later on in the season, on a few holes there is a little bit of rough and you can waste time looking for frisbees. Still needs more variety of shots.
Other Thoughts: Still a favorite to play.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Wide open-lack of variety

2-4    2/3/2008   2/3/2009
Review By: landon77
Played: 63  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 18.3 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Earl Brewer Park has 4 nine hole courses on this property. Each course is somewhat unique and offers it's on set of challenges.
The course is well maintained and taken care of.
The property has a soccer complex as well as a park area for the little ones.
Dog friendly, ample parking, somewhat decent signs, and benches to sit on.
Easy to find off highway 131.
Very clean and an excellent area made for disc golf.
Pretty decently marked with a good layout of course so it would be hard to get lost in the Red course.
Cons: There are a few con's on the RED course. Lack of variety is the big one. Most of the holes are in a open field. Baskets are dated and some tee pads are worn out. Hole #8 and #9 can get flooded in early spring and you need to beware of the mud. Not too busy. Probably the 3rd busiest out of the 4 courses.
Other Thoughts: Red course is a long course. There is one hole that is a mid range the rest are basically grip and rip holes. Most are wide open and next to picnic areas and some are hugging the tree line so it is possible to fall in the woods and lose a disc here or there but would be hard. Red course is a lot of fun, but most holes are on wide open fields and it can get repetitive. Lack of variety with no water holes and minor elevation shifts, and very little tree cover. (could be a plus for some) Hole seven is a very cool hole down hill and next to a small drainage creek that is empty most of the time.
There are speed traps by cops here.
Respect the leash law because this area is high traffic.
Out of the four courses at this excellent park Red would be my second to last choice to play.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Course....

6/23/2008   6/23/2008
Review By: jjthecircusmonkey
Played: 5  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 15.7 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: All holes are very well laid out and some pretty challenging. I've played all 4 of the courses and enjoyed them all. Blue and Gold are perfect for novice and pro levels.
Cons: Blue and Gold are always busy, but the wait is not all that bad. Red and Gold courses are being redone so if you want to play a whole round on them you have to shoot at some poles instead of baskets.
Other Thoughts: I do have to say that all 4 of the courses are great and by far these are one of the best I've played in west michigan.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.


5/31/2007   5/31/2008
Review By: GFDGA
Played: 10  Reviewed: 7
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Gotta love going to a course that has 36 holes. Four seperate nines make it easy to work around other groups. All types of shots utilized throughout. Well marked and very well maintained (by some crazy-looking guy with eyes that pierce the soul)
Cons: Can get a little muddy in the off-season. A few holes become unplayable due to flooding. Some cages are a little rickety.
Other Thoughts: I play this course when I'm in the area due to the amount of disc offered. It's a nice park with all sorts of challenges. One side is in the woods with shorter birdie holes while the other side opens up long drives through the fields. No serious water hazards so expect to walk away with all your discs in your bag.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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