2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Very well kept up
- Good mix of open, wooded and in-between holes. This course is not just a couple of holes in a field, then a couple of holes threading through the eye of a needle. Effort was made to have everything from wide open to tunnel, and all points in between.
- Pro tees do a good job of adding more than just distance, elevation changes and different angles done well
- Course does a very good job of maintaining playability as your skill level improves. There are holes that will not be too challenging for beginners, and holes that will be very difficult. It's a really nice feeling when those "impossible" ones become just challenging, and then regularly par-able.
Cons: - Going from "free" (but still with a park entry fee) to PTP was a real disappointment
- The narrow holes with very thick rough, particularly 14 and 15, can be daunting for new players.
Other Thoughts: This is essentially my home course, so I may be a bit biased. Before I lived in Dexter, this was the first "real" course I played, and I remember being overwhelmingly impressed by it. The more courses I play, the more impressed I am with this one. I have played this course far more times than any other course, and I literally never tire of it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Gotta Love It
Pros: This is a very nice course! Lots of technical challenges for the avid disc golfer, and yet more than enough enjoyment for a beginner as well. Beautiful outdoor landscape: trees, water, green grass, and very little in the way of man-made intrusions. Course is kept up very well. One of my favorites!
Cons: The course gets a little redundant after the first couple of holes, with five or six arrow straight fairways in a row. However, after that it gets right back on track with all sorts of challenges to keep you busy!
Other Thoughts: Maps are available in the park office.The $2.00 to play is WELL worth it because the course is kept in such great shape. Also, they run a lot of tournaments here so there are often experienced disc golfers around for conversation and advise.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is one of my top 5 favorite,great balance of open and wooded holes,variety of lefts and rights with great basket placement around natural obstacles,2 holes have water hazard,some pretty good elevation changes,challenging and lots of fun at the same time,Pro and Am cement tee pads on every hole,great signs,bathrooms,easy to navigate
Cons: Not close enough to my house!
There is Beware of rattle snakes signs posted although I have played here many times and never seen or heard of any on the course,really doesn't have any cons
Other Thoughts: Metro-park pass required for parking,$4 daily or $20 a year,DGC is pay to play $2 a day or $50 a year,Totally worth the money I would definitely recommend this course,this is a fairly long course bring water
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Excellent mix of holes, some open for long drives, many finesse and skill shots. VERY clean and well maintained, doesn't get much better than this. Easy to navigate, does not require a map as walking paths are well worn in. Fall color was a bonus.
Cons: Pay to play, but it seems to keep the course nice.
Other Thoughts: Well worth a visit, may be the best course in Michigan.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
16 Helpful / 3 Not
--The course maintenance here is the best, very well taken care of. Feels very much like a country club for disc golf. There's no graffiti or vandalism anywhere to be found.
--The layout here is mostly open throws with random trees in the fairway and semi dense rough surrounding it, also has a decent amount of holes that are straight and tightly wooded on both sides. I would say this course definitely favors "big arm" over "tech" throwers, still decent amount of "tech" holes though.
Both Am and Pro Tees have signs with direction to pin and distance of the hole. You probably dont need a map but it wouldnt hurt to pick one up because it doubles as a score card. Also when the course splits for either 18 or 24, there is a clear sign that tells you what way to go.
--Some holes rough are a little too thick and can easily eat your disc if you shank it. Also some pins can be hard to spot from the tee.
Only 1 or 2 times that water is a factor, walking paths can come into play at certain holes, also the road on a few, and alot of the straight shots in the woods are very dense on both sides (In the woods I found 3 discs and lost one of them that I found).
Cost to Play--
$4 per car and $2 per person to play.
Access To Course--
Easy access from US-23, before you tee off you have to walk into the club house and get a wrist band.
16 of 19 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 5 Not
hudson mills origional
Pros: really fun course. it has a wide variety of holes with a good layout. everyone i met was really nice. played with a few of the A3 (local disc club) guys and they were really cool. pretty easy to get to.
Cons: pay to play, but the course is worth it.
Other Thoughts: great course but i still couldn't give it a rating of 5, but 4 is still really good. didn't get a chance to play the monster course but hear that is sweet also.
3 of 8 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Worth the price
Pros: Well maintained and designed disc golf course with a good mixture of challenges to satisfy both the novice and advanced players, whether they prefer wide open fairways, or tight technical layouts. Rough is there in abundance, but isn't totally unforgiving, you can usually get yourself back out of trouble easily enough. Elevation changes, trees, water on a few holes, and the fairways are nicely groomed, grafitti is at a minimum, signs are well placed and informative, and the tee pads are comfortable and of a good size. 24 holes total on this course, so you can extend your round if you wish (or build your own 18 with a mix'n'match of holes to keep the course from becoming stale)
Cons: I guess the fact that you not only have to pay a park entrance fee, but also a daily disc golf fee is a bit of a pain, but if you play it often, it would probably be a good idea to buy a yearly pass. We also discovered that the entrance fee is also good for other 'metroparks' in the area (nearby Kensington in our case) We also noticed signs warning of rattlesnakes in the area, but didn't see any.
Other Thoughts: On the day we played this, we played in a thunderstorm from about the 6th hole on, and even soaking wet, enjoyed this course thoroughly. Wish we'd had the time and inclination to try the 'Monster' as well. Next time for sure.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: An excellent, well-maintained course. Good variety, too: the front half of the course is fairly open, and the back half of the course is in the woods. The front half holes have mowed fairways and unmowed "rough". It's almost like playing ball golf. Fortunately, the rough isn't tall enough to encourage lost discs. The woods holes are well-designed, challenging and fair. Every hole has its own character, making the course very fun to play. Everything is well signed and very easy to navigate. Every hole has two concrete tee pads, and most (if not all) holes have a bench at the tee.
Cons: The only thing really "wrong" with this course is the fee: $4/car to enter the park, plus $2/person on top of that for disc golf. But it's worth it, especially when you compare it to how much you'll spend on gasoline to get there. If I lived in the area, I would get an annual pass ($20/car, plus $50/person). The fees cover both this course and the "Monster" course.
Other Thoughts: Among the best courses you'll find, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Excellent course design, two top-notch 24 hole courses in the same park. Nice cement teepads and solid cages. Variety of shots, many birdie and ace chances, some good distance holes too. Alcohol permitted on course.
Cons: Pigs on patrol. Watch out for the cops who love to haggle citizens and go through bags without warrant. $2 a player fee.
Other Thoughts: This is the one of best places to play in Michigan. The Original is a pro-caliber course that rivals it's counterpart the Monster. I love the selection of shots. Water hazards come into play on two bonus holes. I only play this course in the off-season as I find the metropark cops here are really distracting and get in the way. Makes for a tense round having to deal with them riding through on their motorcarts. I disc golf to get away from the city and enjoy being in nature and they ruin this mentality. But they seem to stay in their pigpen during the colder months. Don't let this stop you from coming out. This course is one of the best I've ever played.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 2 Not
Best course in Michigan
Pros: 18 holes plus 6 bonus holes. Great variety. Long straight open holes that just beg for a monster drive, and shorter sharply curved holes that require a lot of precision. There are many tunnels of trees, and a large swamp that forces you to be conservative (or you lose your disc).
The warm-up hole is great for practice before a round - it's full-sized, so you can start your official round off totally ready. Nearby clubhouse has nice bathroom and snack bar.
The part itself is beautiful, filled with typical Michigan forest broken up by rolling grassy fields. Swamps (sorry, wetlands) and creeks are prevalent.
Well-marked trails, very little litter or vandalism.
Cons: Cost. Maybe I'm spoiled, but I played for years here, only paying $20/year for my entrance fee to the park. Now it's that plus $2/round (or $50 for a season bag tag). The explanation is that it will cut down on vandalism (although I've never seen much here), and allow them to maintain it better. No big deal - it's totally worth it.
Can be crowded. Tournaments are often run here, and the park attracts visitors from all over.
Other Thoughts: There are rattlesnakes in the park, but I've never heard of anyone getting bitten. Party store east on N. Territorial has a great selection of disc golf gear.
10 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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