Beachside @ Kenwood park
Pros: -great for beginners
-pitch and putt
-good view of lake
-big oak shade trees
Cons: -awful signage
-can see all nine baskets from all the tee pads, have no clue where to shoot
-could be very busy and dangerous with beach goers in the summer
- dirt pads, bumpy, roll ankles.
Other Thoughts: This course seems like a waste of nine baskets in my opinion. The local club needs to take some pride out there, and rake the tees, out up some arrows and signs, and this could be a great little beginner course, or a course that experienced players can work on shots. Great place to cool off in the summer.
Safari golf could be fun if no one else was here.
Good warm up place until you are ready to hit the real course across the street.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It's right across the street from a real DG course.
Cons: Everything. The holes are real cramped with like 50ft. distances on each one; you can play with a mid on a few, but mostly a putter will do. That's all well and good but the real issue here is marking. Half the signs are gone and none of the baskets are marked with their corresponding hole numbers. At every tee you are looking at two or three possible baskets but you never know which one you are to aim at. Add to that the fact that half of the tees have no signage and you are really lost here. I have no idea if I played the holes in the correct order.
Other Thoughts: This should truly be taken out completely or redesigned or better yet brought into the fold for the Park Side course, maybe expanding that from a 24 to a 27. As is sits now it is unplayable, unless you need a nine-hole putt-off.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
cramped like a 14 year old girl lovin' on some Justin Bieber...
Baskets-- at the very least there are baskets here. Although, I think the baskets are wasted. This would work better as a pole course as this course could easily be played with a beach frisbee (perhaps this is the intent)
Routing/Nav-- not too terrible, it's an out and back course1-5 play to and along the beach, 6 and 7 play back. 8 and 9 are a bit confusing but flow easily.
ugh, where to start
Teesigns- where there are teesigns, they aren't tremendously helpful as to what basket you are throwing to. it's awful to see five baskets when you throw and not know exactly which one to throw at. Baskets are NOT marked with numbers.
Aesthetic-- this park is a beautiful little lakeside park but along with that there are (when weather is nicer I'm sure) a lot of other things that go on in this park. When I was there it was 39degrees and windy and no one was around so it was fine. I would imagine this course is rediculously dangerous when busy.
Teepads- Dirt, rutted and deep. there are kick strips in places but not on all tees. This adds to the confusion of which basket to throw to.
Variety & Risk v Reward-- not a ton of variety here, the holes are short and the lanes are tight but slow your game and you're fine. many many ace runs here.
Other Thoughts: I tried to make a map of this place but the google earth image was so poor it wasn't possible. but if someone can post one it may help.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: -good ace run opps.
- great to work on up shots
- good for a quick nine or warm up before you play parkside
- good old growth trees to work on hyzers and anhyzers
Cons: first time played took some time to figure out where to go next.
- dirt at tee box washed out watch your footing
Other Thoughts: plenty of room to safari to add length
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
A waste of 9 perfectly good baskets.
Pros: This course is an old style pitch-n-putt course with newly installed Chainstar baskets. Distances make this course a beginner's dream, but they should have just left it a pole-hole course.
Cons: This nine hole course is packed into a very small, triangular-shaped area, surrounded by one of Cadillac's "main drags" on one side, a parking lot on another, and a public (and very busy) beach and playground on the third. It's also bisected by the bike/hike/skate path that loops around Lake Cadillac. On almost every hole you risk either hitting a person, car, or building, or flipping your disc into the road, the parking lot, or the lake.
Vandalism has robbed more than half of the tees of any signage, so making your way around (even on this short nine) can be a frustration at times.
Other Thoughts: When originally installed, this was probably a great course. Even now, it's a decent and somewhat challenging warm-up or family course; however, growth and increasing utilization of the park and beach area means it's now installed in a really bad place. It saw minimal use as a pole-hole course, but the newly installed baskets have greatly increased it's visibility and traffic.
Personally, I think installing baskets here was not only silly, but also dangerous.....I'm afraid to throw anything more than a putter here and I can't believe no one has been seriously hurt yet.
Take your kids here, let them throw, toss your putter for a few, then head across the street or downtown to the Diggins hill course for REAL discin'. Seriously.
Full facilities and concession stand available during the main tourist season. Picnic areas, playground, beach, and free boat launch all on the property.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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