Tons of Potential
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Great mix of terrain, and good use of the site
-Very low traffic, decent signage
-Concrete tee pads, well maintained baskets
-Some very challenging lines, particularly on the back 9; the WPA pines provide a real challenge to lefties & righties
-Proximity to Gun Lake, a great vacation area of SW Michigan
-Decent flow to the course design
Cons: -Some holes really need "shaping" to provide some hint of a line
-Tough to lose a disc here, but until you really become familiar with the hole layouts be prepared to bushwhack
-I live in NY, so I only get to play here when we visit!
Other Thoughts: I've played several courses in SW Michigan over the years, and this one has a lot going for it. It is fairly well maintained, and aside from some pretty blind tee shots, is a tough but fair test for intermediate/advanced disc golfers. With some creative tree work, this course would continue to improve...
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Fun little course!
4 Helpful / 0 Not
-unique course I haven't seen to many with the similar turf and terrain
-cool friendly locals will happily guide and converse with you
-good mix of holes. Wooded and open
-good challenge you will need to hit tight lines
-decent baskets and cement tee pads
-fair signs with multiple basket placements
-clean with port a potty and trash receptacles
-secluded and plenty of places to sit
-lack of variety. Fairly flat ground
-really tight lines and fairways
Other Thoughts: -
-fun little course with one a few holes over 300'
-pretty flat. Wind plays a factor
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice, well kept course!!
Pros: -Cement tee pads throughout
-Trash cans and receptacles for pop and beer cans on nearly every hole.
-Fairly accurate, nice tee signs throughout
-Very well kept course, the fairways and greens were very well trimmed and course flow worked well...
-Benches and great break spots throughout the course.
-A good mix of technical holes mixed with ace runs...
-Clean and Easy to navigate for the most part, we had no problems with flow...
Cons: -Several holes are similar in nature
-I did have to run ahead on nearly every hole to see where the baskets were placed. the tee signs have 3 positions and so guessing which spot it was in was a mystery at times.
-Clouds of brutal mosquitos, not really a con overall, just come prepared.
-I didn't notice any restrooms...
-arrows or signs would be helpful in several spots , I was wondering which way to walk a few times but it was pretty easy to figure out...
Other Thoughts: This is a great little course behind a church. The people who were playing were very friendly and it seems to be a very nice well kept place to disc. I had a great time, enjoyed the course and found st francis church to be a lot of fun, Its worth checking out.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Full 18 hole course, with intermediate-level challenge. No holes less than 150 feet, but it does have two over 400. Holes 1, 2, 3 and 4 have fun, semi-open drives with many S-shaped flight paths available. Terrific new cement tee pads added last year bring this course up to respectable standards. Has some interesting, high-risk drives through narrow paths of tall pines. Good chainstar-type baskets. Free course!
Cons: Has some signage to help navigation, but could use improved signs at the tees. A slight cheapness factor with some of the forest holes, particularly the earthen border between Holes 13 and 14. Has some weird alternate pin positions. Primitive, low budget signing could be improved.
Other Thoughts: Consists mainly of meadow holes on the front nine with both meadow and forest holes on the back nine, a mix similar to Saugatuck's course at Shore Acres Park. Friendly high-school age locals helped with navigation. Seems to be fairly low-security despite being on church grounds. Watch for speed traps in nearby Martin if you are coming from the South and West.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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