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Whitmore Lake, MI 
Independence Lake - Picnic Course Share
Uploaded By: esdubya Hole #17 (Taken 10/2009)
3 / 348ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #17 Basket

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 Ooooh.... lake...

2-4    12/3/2010   12/3/2010
Review By: AKormendi
Played: 65  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 21.8 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Lakeside holes add serious aesthetic appeal without serious risk of disc loss. It's really pretty.
-Elevation changes well used. Mild slopes abound.
-Baskets are immaculate. They're so orange and shiny and new and pretty.
-Decent variety of shots. While there is little in the way of tight wooded areas (Try Red Hawk, onsite, for that) there are shots that must be approached from either side, a mando through an arch, a sharp uphill rightward spike shot, and some distance shots.
-Clean and unspoiled.
Cons: -No tees. They do try and use the park's concrete whenever possible, and it makes some holes nicer. But there's not enough grass to keep the mud stable at most of the tees when its wet. As a winter course, you've got wetness or frozen ground most of the time, so this is more of an issue.
-A decent number of places to damage your discs on concrete.
-No signs, and a few places with a decent distance to the next hole. Check out the course map at the Red Hawk first tee.
-Opportunities to hit parked cars in southern lot. Park in northern lot unless you're playing Red Hawk.
Other Thoughts: This is an awesome addition to the areas courses, and helps make the winter a little more bearable. It is temporary, but that makes it nice. There's no trash from summer's fairweather disc golfers, there's no graffiti. There's just you and the cold and the lake. And its nice.

In this area there's a lot of tight wooded courses. This course gives you open play, with enough trees to keep it interesting and challenge your shots, and some good scenery. A good round on its own, and combined with on-site Red Hawk, you've got a great way to spend a winter's daylight.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Very Fun

5+    1/14/2010   1/14/2010
Review By: craftsman
Played: 40  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 13 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Locally donated orange powder coated Mach 3's, three of them placed by the shore.
Numbers on baskets help navigation.
Variety of distances, 400, 489, & 590 being the longest.
Fun ob's throughout and mando on hole 16.
Numbered cones mark the natural tees.
Wind off lake adds challenge.
Makes a perfect compliment course to it's big brother.
Cons: Navigation can be hard but not overwelming, map at beginning of other course.
Little left/ right variation, most are straight or straightish.
Other Thoughts: I have played this course in both fall and winter.
Tips for navigation: the course is basically split in two, 1-8,17&18 and then the rest are over by the other course. If your in the parking lot by the other course( in sight will be a stone wall and a practice basket in the parking lot) and are not comfortable with navigating this course- take a left out of the parking lot and drive down to the other parking. Hole one is at the beach center. Basket is left one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Windy Lake

5+    10/18/2009   10/19/2009
Review By: mj_fortunato
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 23.1 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is both challenging and beautiful. Some of the nicest views of any course I have ever played. Good mix of distance and technical holes. A great place to learn how to throw in windy conditions. Park is very well maintained.
Cons: This course is seasonal (October-March). Some holes play through areas of park where other park patrons are located. Some tee pads need improvement.
Other Thoughts: Map and scorecards available at "Beach Center". Indy Lake also offers another great 18 hole course (permanent) on its property.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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