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Ann Arbor, MI 
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Uploaded By: Innovadude Hole #8 (Taken 10/2009)
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1    8/18/2010   8/18/2010
Review By: apdrvya
Played: 305  Reviewed: 288  Exp: 7.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Length--Short course. Demands more accuracy than strength. Good for a quick play.

Signage--realatively easy to follow the flow of the course.

Baskets--good condition. Gotta love chainstars.

Variety-- I'm going to put this as a pro. There is a lot of variety here for such a short course. the longest hole is a 350' blind drive over a hill where losing discs in the rough is almost mandatory, put someone at the top of the hill for spotting.
Cons: Signage--oddly enough, a lot of the sign posts face the fairways. It was difficult to find where the tee for one was because of this.

First tee--not only the above, but the first tee does not start at the parking lot, but rather, you walk down a park pathway and drive down the same path you just walked down. Very confusing and wonky.

Trash--LOTS of garbage everywhere, I don't even think that garbage cans would help this.

Wooded holes--dark, damp, dirty, and difficult to follow. We were thoroughly glad to get out of the woods.

Rough-- is REALLY rough and thick. a spotter is almost mando.

"back" 9-- seems a bit thrown together in a field. I completely understand that this park had some planning difficulties due to the wetlands that are in the park, but the field holes are awkward and a bit dangerous to play, with all the crossfire.

Other Thoughts: I'm hearing that this is one of the nicer parks in Ann Arbor (proper). so, that's good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    6/24/2010   7/6/2010
Review By: Scrubgolfer
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Close to where I work. Short holes. Good baskets. Cement tees. Close parking.
Cons: Way too much under brush. Too much time spent looking for lost discs, not just ours but other golfers on the course too.

Do not play this course without a spotter. Many of the holes you cannot see where your disc entered the brush from the tee.

Layout was hard to follow for the first time.
Other Thoughts: If you like short precise throwing then this is the course for you.

Someone below said this would be a good beginner course but I think that is wrong. The tight play and all the time spent looking for lost discs would drive people away if this was their first time.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 New place

1    6/11/2010   6/15/2010
Review By: sbgolfer06
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Nice place nice short holes at first and then get longer as it goes on, and its free
Cons: There are some stupid holes like 5,6, 7 that are in the woods, with too many trees
Other Thoughts: Bug spray, and just have fun, good for beginners, and short game

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    10/29/2009   11/3/2009
Review By: jaydee
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 16.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: In the City of Ann Arbor, can be played fairly quickly, some nice holes (4-7, 9,10,15,16,18), good workout for the short game, working on wind management, good course for newbies, some technical shots.
Cons: No challenging longer drives, too many holes crammed onto the available land, some of the holes are just too easy, only need 2 discs to shoot 7-10 down.
Other Thoughts: It's the course where I started playing -- I prefer the old layout but it's great to have a disc golf course back in at this park. Originally, we were to get the land around the wetland and the course was going to be much more interesting with challenging long pads and user-friendly short pads. If it were me, I would have gone with less holes, taking quality over quantity. Nonetheless, it's a great gang golf course, there are some good shots, and your short game will get lots of exercise. It is often windy at this park so that can make things interesting. I give it 2 stars which is designated as "Reasonable". Lastly, the course does allow for some safari shots which can make it more challenging for folks that want to pump some drivers.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 change of pace

2-4    10/20/2009   10/23/2009
Review By: bygwyllay
Played: 90  Reviewed: 78  Exp: 10.6 Years
This review was updated on 6/12/2010
Pros: cement tees, marked baskets, tight layout. a very technical course. the beauty exists in holes 4 though 8, back in the woods by the freeway. very challenging, if not lengthy. was fairly crowded when i played but things moved well - always a good sign. the majourity of holes play to sidearm/leftys, which makes you pull out every disc in your bag
Cons: the first three holes are cramped along a trail, so watch out for people strolling/running. don't throw into the wetland area by these baskets, i don't think you'll be able to get your disc back. you have to backtrack a bit and the back nine is all contained in one big field, cramped again. in reading innovadude's post, i guess they had the course designed to go around the wetland/lake, but they had to change it. a shame, because that would have set up some nice holes.
Other Thoughts: a breath of fresh air in the ann arbor area. a quick jog off of I-94 and quick and tight throws throughout. when you need a break from rolling hills, the ponds, or bandemer, hit up doyle for sure. Should be nice to play in the fall/winter as well.


5+    10/23/2009   10/23/2009
Review By: Innovadude
Played: 228  Reviewed: 181  Exp: 19.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Dual cement tee pads on half the holes. Tee signs coming soon. Well maintained, mowed.
Larger parking lot than before. Beginner friendly layout has enough technical shots to learn from and challenge a pro on occasion, especially in the relentless wind (most of the course is on top of a small hill). Mix of open and woods. Glow golf is allowed as park closes at 10.
Cons: City forced designer to literally re-design the course the day the cement trucks showed up. We lost #1-5, which went around the pond and had some good length, and had to shorten other holes and cram them in too tight. Factor that in when you play it and realize it was not the intention.
A few tees are too close to each other (due to last second changes).
A few backtracks up fairways are required.
Short, pros will not need a driver (for distance shots) on any hole. The land was never suitable for an epic course, it consists mostly of scrub brush, olive bushes, etc.
Other Thoughts: Counting times played former layout, 1,000's.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Brown Park

1    10/20/2009   10/20/2009
Review By: esdubya
Played: 103  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 22.5 Years
This review was updated on 8/18/2010
5 Helpful / 4 Not
Other Thoughts: Mob Golf Talking Trash, Dirty Dollaz. Glow. Ace Races. Quick rounds after work. Beers with buddies. STALL shots. The return of a home course.

Could it use a few tweaks? sure what course couldn't. I don't think the city should have planted all of those young trees in the line of fire, even if the line of fire consists mainly of putters. That one blind hole has drives coming in near another pad or something. Come out here expecting to throw a putter, gun for aces and talk trash when your buddy takes a 4. It's challenging in the sense that you want to deuce every hole.

I like the first three holes. Get warmed up. Don't go OB. Gold course hole 1 tees from parking lot.

The Brown Park 'gold' course is just dieing to be designed.

Abomination? definitely not. Brown Park? Oh yes. Welcome back old friend.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful.

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