Hudsonville, MI 
Hughes Park Share
Uploaded By: rshrevo Hole #18 (Taken 10/2010)
3 / 270ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #18 Tee: Basket is between trees in center. Also basket for #7

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Ace Runs, No Risk

5+    9/17/2017   9/18/2017
Review By: KetoDude311
Played: 16  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 18.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +Ace runs. At least 50% of the holes can be aced which adds a different element of excitement to the round.

+Compact design means navigation is easy and obvious.

+Cleanest bathroom facilities I've encountered on a disc golf course/in a park so bring the wife/girlfriend/etc.

+Genius use of the limited space makes for lots of variety and many holes even have multiple fairways, making up for how short most holes are.

+You can easily get in 18 holes in 30 minutes if there's nobody else on the course. IF...

+No poison ivy anywhere on the course. Literally the only course I can think of (in the area) that doesn't have any poison ivy.

+No water or other hazards that can take one of your discs. A beginner may risk throwing over a private fence on hole 3, but he'd REALLY have to grip lock it.
Cons: -Unorthodox layout. 9 baskets with 18 tees. If there's anyone else on the course, their game becomes entangled with your game. You really have to wear your head on a swivel if you golf with other people on the course. Because of the layout, I won't play this course at busy times. It's pure frustration.

-Tee pads are WAY too close to the baskets. It's fine if you're in a setting where everyone understands disc golf, but because of the nature of this course, there are a lot of players that don't know to look for discs flying at them. The other down side is that a lot of players don't know to shout "FORE!" if their shot is headed for a person.

-Every hole is around 250 feet or shorter so the drivers never come out of the bag. Sometimes you just need to rip a drive and you can't do that here.

-If you don't challenge yourself to take "back door routes", the course will be too easy for most people.

-The other park facilities are fairly busy and I've had numerous rounds where some kid sees a "frisbee" on the ground and he decides it's his new toy to just pick up and walk off with.
Other Thoughts: This course has made me more accurate with my approaches, but it really hasn't done anything to improve any other aspect of my game. It's fun because of all of the ace runs, but only if you don't have to share the course with a bunch of people.

I like to challenge myself and do things like playing skip shots and forehand spike hyzers that I normally don't throw in a round because they're not as "dependable." This course feels like a disc golf playground sometimes because it encourages you to get out of your comfort zone with its seemingly "easy" tee shots.

When you have the course to yourself, it's actually pretty fun. When there's more than two groups on the course you might as well play somewhere else, unless you like standing around and dodging flying objects.

Overall, the course is pretty fun if you don't have to share it. A beginning disc golfer could learn a lot from this course, but not out of necessity.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Ace run Shorty!

2-4    7/23/2011   7/23/2011
Review By: raptor4you
Played: 3  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 18.2 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Short ace run holes that helps work on midrange, upshot, and putts all day. Different lines to try different shots. Begginer friendly.
Cons: 9 pins with 18 pads. Many pins are located next to two tee pads, so many times there are either people shooting direclty at you or you are waiting for people to finish a different hole or the hole that is directly next to your tee pad. No cement, all flat, very little distance variation.
Other Thoughts: Patience is a virtue on this course as you will need to wait for people to play to the same pin you are shooting. There are also fearess squirrels and a few hawks on the course that you will likely see.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    7/23/2009   7/23/2009
Review By: Newbie2009
Played: 5  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: easy to follow, trees make it a challenge
Cons: A small and short course even if you play it backwords, a playground in the right next to one of the holes (3 i think). Wooden posts, i'm not a fan of the posts.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Beginner Pole Course

4/17/2008   4/17/2008
Review By: FoleyT
Played: 86  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 12.4 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nicely marked and attractive tee poles. Easy to navigate. Short yardage beginner course, with little challenge other than avoiding trees.
Cons: In a very limited space, and you need to be alert for pedestrians and kids as this is very near picnic areas and playground equipment. You can probably play this entire course with just your putter.
Other Thoughts: The PDGA listing indicates that this is an 18 hole course, but I only found 9.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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