6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a large section of the park property, which is chock full of hills and trees. First seven holes are close to the entrance road, not sure if any stray foot traffic ends up that way.
- Good amount of the holes are set in pretty dense forest (with thick rough), or have major tree action off the tee, providing a lot of different lines. #1 is a short RHBH anny under some low trees, and #3 is a long hyzer through (or over) a thick cluster of mature trees. Great mix of lines overall, and the varying difficulty of each really helps to make each hole feel different. Mando on #5 tests both length and accuracy of a bomber anny; a great mando to prevent another wide open hole.
- Elevation changes are present on nearly every hole, and are definitely noticable. Good mix here as well, with some short downhills, long sloping uphills, and a gut check drop shot that demands serious accuracy. #10's basket is out of sight down a steep hill, surrounded by a sea of thorns. Going short, left, or right is no good, and going long can be disastrous. It is also one of a few sloped greens.
- Good mix of hole lengths, with different looks. Some short ones are pretty easy, others are very tricky. Same with some of the long ones, so there is a large variation in the length/accuracy ratio. Having both, usually at the same time, is key to score well here. The back half are definitely longer, for the big arms to enjoy.
- Good teepads, good baskets, kind of tricky to navigate. There is a little loop in the front six, but it helps the quality of the holes. Mowed paths help to get around, double check the distances that were molded in the pads. (You walk past the 'wrong' teepad at least three times).
Cons: - A lot of the course is pretty straightforward, especially in the front. Fairly open lines to the basket, and some downhills to help get it there. Definitely a must to pick up strokes before the woods and the bomber holes.
- Not much in variety of hazards here; it is going to be thick rough or lots of trees. The land doesn't have any water, and the hills are pretty gentle overall (except on #10). In general, the terrain is pretty similar throughout, so the scenery stays the same. Playing by the road is never fun either.
Other Thoughts: - This course is extremely well rounded, which I definitely like. There is an even mix of holes that are beginner friendly and those that make even pros work. The crazy range of length, toughness, and line shaping variety was well done. A more experienced player might be a little bored by some of the holes, and a beginner would be frustrated by others, but there is something for everyone.
- Be sure to throw some money in the box, everything looks well-maintained.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Double Your Pleasure
Pros: - Rolling hills comprise the majority of the Original Meyers Broadway course. About half the course is lightly to moderately wooded, while the other half plays through thick tall prairie grasses. A good mix of short and long holes, with plenty of ups and downs throughout. Most holes seem to play longer than advertised due to the elevation. Several bomb 'em type holes mixed nicely with some more technical layouts. Interesting design in a few places: #1's green has thick pines about two feet behind the pin, while #10 seems determined to inflict pain and suffering upon anyone who ends up long.
- Great elevation. Rolling hills, gently sloping fairways throughout, and plenty of risk/reward due to sloped pin positions. Unfortunately, nothing "epic" in terms of sheer scale, but plenty of yummy moderate elevation throughout.
- Plenty of risk/reward, often in crazy proportions (such as the hillside of solid brambles below a downhill ace run). A few holes force weaker arms to hit defined areas necessary for having any semblance of an up-shot, while providing decent risk for those who choose to try for the longer bombs.
- Good concrete tees, distances inset into the pads with metal bars, for the pro tees. Scattered trashcans throughout. Sufficient signage, although occasionally the flow becomes a bit tricky if you're not familiar with the course. Mandatories force certain shots on one or two holes.
Cons: - Briars, sticker bushes, thorns, etc. are well-represented on this course throughout. While some thorns are probably inevitable on a course as thickly vegetated as Meyers-Broadway, the designers seem to take a bit of a sadistic approach in incorporating them into the holes. Hole #10, for example, tees off a steep slope to a blind pin perched about 170' down the hillside. Behind the tiny, semi-flat green, the slope continues down into the largest briar patch I've ever encountered. Anything past the pin is brutally punished here, to the point where losing a limb, let alone a disc becomes a real threat. I'm fine with this design for experienced players, but it seems a bit extreme for beginners or casual players, especially when wind factors in.
- Ticks become a danger in warmer weather, especially in the tall grasses. Bug spray recommended.
- On the thick prairie holes, losing a disc in the grasses becomes a threat.
Other Thoughts: - Donation box at entry gate. Be sure to pay the small fee!!!
- Meyers Broadway Original is a minute away from Meyers Broadway North. With two great courses on site, this park provides solid discing throughout. Definitely hit up both Meyers Broadway courses if you're in the area, you won't be disappointed.
- Super friendly locals will help you out if you get turned around or if you're having trouble locating the North course.
*****UPDATE 6/2015**** A dog park has replaced the old holes 4 & 5. Old 6 is now hole 2. The course no longer crosses the road. New holes are wooded and pick up after old 4 (now #3).
Wooded new holes are awesome!
Fairways are wider and fairer than ever!
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
GREAT COURSE WOW!!
Pros: Wow, if your in southern michigan or northern indiana and havnt played this course ,you are missing out. This course has a great mix of long and short/ tight and open holes. It has big concrete teepads which are level and grippy. The distance for each hole is molded into the teepad(pro tees). Most holes also have distance markers in the fairway for approach shots. They also have natural am tees (but they are hard to find). This course shines from the pro tees and will challenge anyone. The fairways with grass are usually cut on a regular basis. Nice shaped landing areas surrounded by 3 foot high grass. It looks beautiful and the rough doesnt really hurt your throw physically but makes you think "im in the rough" and it affects your shot. If u manage to throw past the fairway and tall grass(rough), u are likely in sticker bush heaven. Very fair course ,yet if ur off your in trouble. Great course design and a super fun challenge. Nice bathrooms on site. Baskets are in good shape but they are single chain which adds to challenge.Hole 5 is my favorite , mando left side of the pole, dogleg right with uphill approach. Hole 14 is a monster dogleg left,uphill teeshot,then gets flat and a long uphill approach shot, a 4 is a good score for even a pro. Hole 18 can ruin your round( guilty) but it makes you birdie everything you can cause u know its commin.Also the course is never busy, makes for a very peaceful and enjoyable time.
Also , there is another 4+ rated course on site!
PEOPLE, IF YOU GO PLAY THIS COURSE PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! PUT A DONATION IN THE BOX NEAR THE FRONT PARKING LOT. THESE COURSES ARE BAD A$$
Cons: The am tees are almost non existent,they have no signs and can be found (maybe) by little rock piles with flags in them.
The tee signs are very rough and some holes have none.
There are a few missing tee signs for the pros and if u never been here navigation can get a little tricky.
The tall grass (rough) can make it very hard to find ur disc if ur off the fairway.
A few holes bother me a little
10- short ,almost straight downhill shot ,doesnt really fit the course. Very easy to slip getting down to the basket.
15- its a somewhat long hole but it really doesnt have a fairway/landing zone
ticks in the summer, this is not a con because its nature and thats where we play disc golf,but watch for them.
Other Thoughts: This course is a great course that will offer you lots of fun and also a great challenge. These courses are definitely " DESTINATION" courses. These courses take disc golf from a "game" to a full blown sport.Ams beware, this is the "sport " of disc golf, not the "game". If u dont want a challenge , dont come.
GO TO THREE RIVERS MICHIGAN AND GET YOU SOME MEYER BROADWAY!!
PLEASE DONATE SOME DOLLARS TO KEEP THESE COURSES ALIVE
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Long and challenging course with good tee signs and nice tees .
the park was clean and fairways mowed in spots .
Cons: rough is thick in spots ,many chances to lose a disc .
navigation is hard at times without map
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Great course, lots of variety. Good amount of elevation and length.
Cons: The rough is thick. Pretty easy to loose track of your disc.
Other Thoughts: Watch out for ticks. If this course was closer to home, I would be there all the time.
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is country miles. I really enjoyed the look of this course. The front selection of holes is carved out of dune grass and has a great roll to it because of the hilly landscape. There are a few holes that take you back into the woods which mixes up the scenery nicely. You are able to use a few different methods of approach to these pin placements with right hand forehand and backhand coming into play, but there are no extreme situations save for the elevation variations. The hilly aspect of this course is what separates it from being mundane and elevates it to excellence. This course is also fair in layout and design in most places and doesn't leave a player feeling like he had no options apart from luck. That goes a long way as the perimeter of most holes is treacherous. Many of the holes allow you to give the disc a good ride before playing a precise approach. Even the shorter length holes here seemed to play much longer than they were due to the layout. This course gives you a few solid birdie chances that should be taken where available. In most instances it throws you holes that make you feel happy that you got away unscathed and hit par.
Cons: I am going to make it a point to visit this course next spring before the wild rough grows in. This course punishes shots that stray from the small fairways. Prickers and things I have never been stung by before grabbed a hold me and tore me open. Keep your shots on course or at least in the mowed areas. Approximately holes 1 through 14 were fun, but 15 through to the end ripped me apart. Also, this course and its brother to the north were the worst courses I have ever played from a navigational standpoint. Seriously. I was walking out of my way in several different areas and having to double back to happen upon the right way. I was racing rain as well which made me feel frustrated as I drove for two hours to reach this place only to find myself wasting time being lost between holes with rain threatening. The flow is far from intuition friendly.
Other Thoughts: This course is one of the more lovely courses I have ever played and it is also well designed from a play standpoint. It has a great country feel to it and the way it is mowed with such wild surroundings gives it a great look. The mixture keeps it interesting and holds stagnation at bay. While it is well laid out and quite taking, subjectively for myself, it does lack the awe inspiring x factor that would allow it entry into the elusive 4+ disc category. Nonetheless, this park is a great play. This course is well worth a visit. It is a solid disc golf arena.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Huge course that can get very technical, Lots a variety and good elevation changes. hole 10 is one of my favorite holes. wild life (I've seen a deer every time I've been there). can really max out your drive, good makings and most hole have a picture at the tee to give you an idea of where your throwing if you don't know. very spread out course. EMPTY very small amount of player out there so no rush, just relaxing. Clean and nice upkeep.
Cons: lots of tall grass, no water holes
5 of 9 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A first-rate, long and challenging southwest Michigan course.
Many front-nine holes feature mowed and detailed fairways in the 300-foot range with small, steeply sloped hills ideal for RHBH throws (Holes 2, 4, 6, 7). These holes are similar to the back nine at Robert Morris in Kalamazoo, but with slightly steeper hills and a higher fun factor.
Holes 3 and 5 add challenge on the front nine, with Hole 3 having a tight fairway with a small opening for righty backhand hyzers. Hole 5 is nearly 600 feet, usually into the wind.
Holes 8 and 11 are wooded holes unlike the others, and are fairly long compared to similar holes elsewhere.
The back nine moves the level of challenge up to nearly Idlewild levels, with nearly no deuce holes but plenty of mowed, long uphill fairways in secluded wooded areas (saw a half dozen deer in one round). Highlights include a long downhill shot made for 400-foot Destroyer drives (Hole 13), a 450-foot right turn with a racetrack-like banked curve (Hole 16), and a very long grassy ravine hole with just enough room to drive in (Hole 17).
Also has a punishing, 620-foot uphill hole that is basically a par-four (Hole 14). Has an old practice basket that makes a decent 'Hole 19'.
Grounds maintenance that is better than Hickory Hills, Oshtemo and Leviathan.
Cons: Baskets are single-chain Discatchers that appear to be fairly old, and are inferior to the North course baskets.
Hole 10 is a short-downhill misfire that should be fixed or eliminated. As with Idlewild, the 'uphill-to downhill' ratio is off, with Hole 10 being a waste of a downhill hole opportunity.
Many long walks between some holes. Navigation may be tough for first timers, but is better than a couple of years ago with some spray-painted rocks indicating where teepads are.
Short tees are dirt, sharing a vice with Flip City. A long walk to the parking lot after Hole 18, made better by playing 'Hole 19'.
Deep, tall grass can make play difficult in mid-summer. Many holes have very thick, disc-swallowing rough (have lost a couple of discs here).
Not crazy about the Mando on the otherwise wide-open Hole 5.
Other Thoughts: The overall combination of qualities on this course (challenge, fun, scenery, amenities) combined with many fewer players than the recently-overcrowded Oshtemo course lift this course to what may be the best in southwest Michigan.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: It starts out very easy to get your confidence up with short and open unobstructed holes. The back 9 are more challenging with long tight fairways thru the forest. This is a great place to get away from annoying crowds and enjoy nature. I saw 5 deer in one round of 18 holes.
Cons: This is rugged! be careful not to lose your disc if its off the fairway. The grass is long and the bushes are untrimmed.
Other Thoughts: If it were closer to me, I'd both the three rivers courses all the time! They are awesome for more skilled players.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Gotta love it
Pros: This course has an absolutely wonderful layout since being redesigned a few years back. There is a large amount of variety in the holes and there are many challenging skill shots and short cuts.
Nothing is flat here, and almost nothing is straight. You will see a variety of up and down holes, bend shots, elevated tees, and long winding curves. Long open pastures with great views and open shots land into tightly tucked catchers that in many cases cannot be seen from the tee.
The fairways are usually short and once you have played here it is easy to find your way around a second time.
Due to its location the course is usually not very busy and you really never have to wait. If there is waiting, you could go play the other 18 holes which is right next door.
Cons: The tall grass here is killer, and is a disc eater, as are many thorn covered hills which surround a few holes. You may want to pick up your discs if you are unsure if you can take the shot rather than risk losing them.
When it rains here, things get messy, with many holes under the trees and winding down and up out of valleys, you'll find yourself in puddles many a times. But the good news is they usually dry out quickly.
A couple of holes here require a spotter to see where the discs go, and you will more than likely lose a disc in the tall grass.
Bring the bug spray when its that season and avoid the middle of the day here, under the trees is hot, and most of the holes are blocked from the wind.
Other Thoughts: This course is a great course to play. If you are a beginner, I would be weary, and bring someone with who has played the course. While the first few holes seem very inviting, you will quickly realize the true difficulty of the course.
Also, although many other reviews mention this course is free, it is not. There is a donation box at the entrance which helps keep the park running. The cost is one dollar per person each time. Please help support the park by NOT playing for free.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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