Climax, MI 
Cold Brook Park Share
Uploaded By: timg Hole #4
3 / 391ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Tee

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 Woodsy Goodness

1    4/4/2015   4/4/2015
Review By: davetherocketguy
Played: 68  Reviewed: 59  Exp: 13.3 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Technically challenging course in many areas but certainly not overly punishing.
- Concrete tees
- Great layout. Inspite of the lack of next tee signs the course was easy to follow.
- Club care...There's obviously some TLC happening here by some active club members. Something every busy course desperately needs. It's obvious they've been putting up erosion control measures, maintaining the benches and so on.
- Plays in a nice multi use park but the course appears to have very little over-lap with other park activities.
- Water hazards! On 19, 20 and 21 theres a rather interesting risk/reward on these holes. I really like this layout.
- Variety. This course has it. Everything from tightly wooded and short to long and open. After being punished on holes 1 through 21 the wide open fairway of 22 and 23 is a nice reprieve to just air it out and let out a little frustration.
- Lots of gentle elevation changes makes this a fun course to play.
- Navigation leaves a little bit to be desired. Not a big deal and yes I am being picky but it sure would be nice to see some next tee signs.
- Holy ace runs Batman. Right in the midde of the course there are some seriously short holes. Almost absurdly so. 160'? Seriously? 9 through 13 are sub 200' and easily reachable with a putter or lightly thrown mid. A few of these would be greatly improved if they were lengthened which I think is possible on a few of them.
- Some of these shorter holes really are not about skill but just poke and hope through the trees.
- The concrete tee pads are great but some of them are in need of repair or replacement. Not sure what is happening with a few...if it's spalling off or what.
- I really did not like how #22 went so close to the roadway - bit of a safety issue.
Other Thoughts:
This is the kind of course that's perfect for all skill levels. Newbs will find it tough and challenging but a great place to learn. Pros will love the tight lines and risk/reward situations all over the course.

With the cons listed above don't get the wrong idea. I had a great time playing this course and will definitely be back. Its getting a lot of TLC and could use a little more. It certainly isn't a championship caliber course but is a lot of fun to play. If you are in the area and have the time, get your butt to Cold Brook and play a round.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Fun but a little repetitive

1    9/4/2012   9/5/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a wooded park with little interference from other park uses. Most of the holes play through fairly tight lines in the woods with some underbrush and lots of smaller trees off the fairways to punish errant shots. Most of the holes offer a single line to the pin, and are tight but reasonably fair. A couple shots in the trees offer a little more length and more interesting risk/reward decisions, I liked the hole that had a downhill dogleg and offered the choice to lay up to the opening for a tough approach or try to bite off some of the turn and have an easier run at the pin.

One hole plays along the lake, and offers a fairly open hyzer over the water or a safe but very tough anhyzer line over land, I enjoy holes with that kind of choice. There are a few holes that play out in the open with more distance and limited rough defining the edges of some of the fairways. The baskets are older, but catch fine. The concrete tees are in decent shape, and the signage is basic but has hole distance and a rough direction indicated.
Cons: There is a long stretch in the middle of the course where the holes start to feel very similar, which is a bit disappointing with the kind of foliage and terrain available on the property. Half of the course is 220' or shorter, and several more are under 300' meaning that this course ends up only really testing the short game of better players. I was a little disappointed as well that the water only came into play on one shot, it's a great feature and a nice visual.

Hole 21 is a terrible hole, it's wide open with no obstacles, and it's easy to turn over a shot into the parking lot to the right of the fairway. The signs are not very informative, the few blind shots require extra walking to figure out where to throw. Some pins seem to have been moved, with inaccurate distances listed on the signs.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course, but not one that really tests a wide range of skills. Beginners will enjoy the shorter holes and lack of really nasty underbrush, it's very beginner friendly for such a wooded layout. More experienced players will find the course pretty repetitive, it's mostly a putter course that doesn't reward a balanced set of disc golf skills.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 cold brook

1    3/17/2009   3/17/2009
Review By: dputt88
Played: 8  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 11.7 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: challenging course, awesome terrain changes, nice tees and baskets. awesome water holes.
Cons: some of the new signs are already missing, hard to navigate, i believe i actually passed hole 4 with out knowing it. hole are a little too close together and i was almost hit twice while teeing off.
Other Thoughts: needs some maintenance but better then alot of others.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


4/19/2008   6/17/2008
Review By: TimSyl
Played: 96  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 10.7 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good mixture of long and short holes, open and technical. Has some great holes...4, 5, 20, 22, 24. #4 is 391' and has a low ceiling on the drive w/ OB left. Hole goes slightly downhill, then uphill to the basket surrounded by pines.
Cons: Many of the tee pads in bad shape. A couple of the holes...17 and 19...are bad holes. On 17 unless you can bomb an overhand or huge hyzer from the tee, there's no shot. 19 was put in when the course was redesigned and is a short hole with the only line to the basket out over the lake. Many of the holes in the trees are pure luck holes.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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