Flushing, MI 
Flint YMCA Share
Uploaded By: Dr_Johnson Hole #5 (Taken 6/2015)
3 / 135ft.   3 / 245ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Tee

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 You Must Be Under THIS Height To Play This Course

1    10/31/2010   3/19/2011
Review By: deBebbler
Played: 72  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 22.5 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
It takes less than 30 minutes to play.

It is free.

Baskets are brand new.

Most holes have lines to work for both RHBH and LHBH players.
Ridiculously short holes. Only hole 9 has a reasonable challenge.

Barely half the land available was used. Completely flat.

Roughly defined dirt tees with no signage aside from hole number.

YMCA workers on site seem to have no idea that it exists.
Other Thoughts:
Apparently, this course was designed to introduce very young children to the game. I can see what they were going for here, but I believe they missed the mark terribly. The course seems to forget what its purpose is as the round wears on.

For example, the 30' hole may be a challenge to a 6 year old, but any technique they learn to master the hole will be useless for their game as they become adult. On the other hand, hole 9 has no real workable fairway, and with its (relatively) gargantuan length, kids will have little hope of effectively playing it, period.

While creating a course catering to kids is admirable, it is important to keep the focus not only on making it playable, but having the lessons the course teaches be useful as we progress as players.

This course has a nice piece of land with beautiful trees and challenging rough, and plenty of room for 9 pitch and putt holes. However, the current design is a hodgepodge that leaves you wondering if watching a Family Matters rerun would have been time better spent.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Putter round at best

1    8/15/2010   8/23/2010
Review By: whitechocolate
Played: 428  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 9.7 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -New Innova Discatchers
-No other activities in this part of park

This is a very short course across the parking lot from the YMCA. The first tee is along the fence near the corner of the parking lot. Marked by a wood pole. Good for small children, people who are just learning the game, or putter practice rounds.
Cons: -Short is an understatement
-No public bathrooms
-Natural tees
-Fairway not mowed
-Poison ivy

This course is not for anyone looking for a challenge. We stopped to break up the ride through Michigan to stretch our legs without playing an entire 18 hole. My wife loved it because she cannot throw very far yet. She felt good about her score. The fairways were not maintained at the time we were there.

I am a borderline Novice/Rec player and the only time I threw anything other than my putter was hole 9. I overthrew the basket on 6 of those holes. It's that short.
Other Thoughts: Definitely a good course to take small children to but not a stop to see kinda course. If you are looking for a place you can play a round in 10 minutes, look no further. Would be good for learning how to throw your putter off a tee but no need for drivers here. This course was designed with beginners in mind.

If you wanna stretch your legs on a round trip this would work, but not worth going out of your for.

Also, if you play this, hole 6 was designed and a mando/high hyzer route that turns basically a 180 from where your standing. Poking through the woods for 25 feet for the duece is not how the hole was intended to be played.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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