2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Decent Discatchers. A couple cool basket placements (holes 10 and 18). Some other decent short, technical holes.
Cons: Tees too close to baskets in many spots. Tees without concrete are rutted messes (but concrete coming this Spring).
Other Thoughts: Good beginner course. A couple of the mandos are silly, trying to make up for poor design. Not sure if they weren't allowed, but I would have used the pond more for a couple holes.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: *Great Putting Practice*
Both a pro and con. Most holes are around 200' or less. Great for working accurate mids and placing putters.
*Well Maintained Baskets*
DISCatchers in good shape don't spit TOO many out.
Easy to follow course layout (mainly because it's so small) Begins and ends at parking lot.
Decent variety of wooded, open, water holes, L/R and R/L. Some elevation change, but, not much. This slight variety is a life-saver on such a small plot of land.
True, concrete restrooms with stalls and sinks. Not to be underappreciated!
Cons: *Painfully Short*
Great for putting practice, but, don't expect to drive more than a midrange disc more than twice.
Lots of crude graffiti all over signage and benches.
While they did a great job placing 18 baskets in such a small plot of land (and not having much overlap/risk from other players) it still backs up quickly as you have groups trying to push through a course that totals only around 4000'.
I hate to say it, but, the community is rough. Lots of kids who will try to steal discs or hassles you throughout the round to trade something they found for your premium plastic - Lots of groups of 6-10 who rarely let people play through and respond negatively when asked - Little respect.
Other Thoughts: While they did a good job fitting 18 holes into a small park, it is very, very short. The equipment is well maintained and the dirt pads are decent, but, the people who frequent the park are less than optimal.
My girlfriend loves the short course for practice (playing about 2-3 times a week) but for experienced players it grows boring quick and can be a hassle to grind through.
Lots of fun for competitive putter-only rounds.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: *I like some of the longer holes. The elevated basket surrounded by boulders on number 10 is especially creative. The 15th along the pond is really well done as well.
Cons: *Ugly and vulgar graffiti on the tee markers. It makes it look like most of the people who use this course are 13 years old.
*Most of the holes on the front nine are too short.
*Most of the holes that go through the woods lack any legitimate line. It's more luck than skill.
*Many of the longer holes simply go back and forth across a relatively flat open field.
*Dirt tee areas are muddy and potentially dangerous due to roots.
Other Thoughts: I have played this course many times, because my mother in law's back yard touches the park. This is the only reason I would have played more than once. This is one of my least favorite courses in the area.
As of March, 2013, the tee sign for number 18 is missing.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Watch your step.
Pros: -starts and begins at the parking lot
-good short and mid practice
Cons: -dirt tees are really uneven and full of roots
-middle of course very unimaginative
-other golfers and park goers tend to get in the way of the tightly placed holes
Other Thoughts: This was a short course without a lot of distance or variety. The middle of the course seemed like they just ran out of ideas (3 or 4 holes are just back and forth in a wide-open obstacle-free grassy area). The other golfers and park goers tend to get in the way of the tightly placed holes. It could have just been the day I was there but it doesn't seem like there's much respect for disc golf etiquette. My biggest problem with it would be the tee pads. They're dirt which isn't normally a big deal to me but these were so uneven and often had tree roots that became quite the tripping hazards. I wouldn't go too far out of your way to play this course but if it's close by it could be a good course to work on your mid and short range games.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Beginner friendly, with generous amateur tees.
-Adequate signage, obvious flow, and a fair balance between short wooded holes and somewhat longer drives across a grassy field.
-Good use of the little elevation available, including a basket raised a few feet by rocks.
-A pond and small creek come into play on a couple of holes, but only the most errant throw risks being lost.
-Mandatories add to the difficulty in several spots, although one sign was missing (thanks to Terry C for guiding!)
Cons: -Well-worn dirt/natural tee pads are fairly treacherous. Beware roots, they'll push you down and steal your lunch money if given half the chance.
-Located in busy multi-use park. Some trash and graphitti.
-Due to the close proximity of each hole to it's neighboring holes, the chance to be hit by a disc is very real. Exercise caution when busy.
Other Thoughts: -Pitch and putt except for a handful of moderate length holes.
-A fun little course for casual play or if you're in the immediate area.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice baskets. At first when we drove up we thought the course was going to be pretty nice. If you are looking for a mid range or putting course it would make an awesome course. This would make an perfect beginners course.
Cons: Very short holes. Being a women and just starting not long ago these baskets are still not very challenging for me. I didn't feel challenged at all. I was able to drive it to the basket no problem and even overdrive it on some. Seriously I dont know why they have ladies tee pads at this course. Plus the baskets are right on top of one another so you have discs flying at your head the whole time. Could use some concrete tee pads.
Other Thoughts: If you are just starting this would make a great course to start at. It was a very busy course with people on top of you and discs flying at you the whole time. Other than that if you need to work on your short game this is a great course if its not busy.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: City keeps it up nice, nice baskets, good scenery, nice tee signs (need distances marked though)
Cons: Terrible design, many of the holes you end up crossing other fairways and you are always waiting for someone to throw from your fairway to a different hole. Tee pads are located right next to baskets so you always have to watch for discs flying at you. Very busy, with a mix of serious players and not so serious players so the rounds are very slow. You could play this whole course with a putter and a mid-range...very short. Its like they tried to put 5 lbs of cow patty in a 2 lb. bag.
Other Thoughts: There was nothing about this course that would bring me back to play it again.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Knollwood of Grand Rapids, a little better!
Fun and quick. Technical with a good mixture of tight wooded holes and open fairways. Good variety with water and slight hills. Signs are sufficient and the holes are close together so it is hard to get lost.
Nice scenic park, good landscaping on some of the holes, nice bridges.
-Lot's of people.
-Busy park with people walking through fairways, playing basketball and lot's of golfers.
Dangerous set up of course.
-I was constantly looking behind me at the group coming up.
-Fairways are to close for my comfort on some holes with minimal protection and head on collisions possible.
Natural tee pads make spring and rainy days less enjoyable due to mud and slips.
Mando signs gives a big advantage for righties.
(sorry not a fan of mando's!)
Course favors righties.
Other Thoughts: -
Probably would not play course again. I imagine it is better in the summer when the ground is harder and your not worried about falling.
Try to shoot basket 18 from on top of the cement building for the longest drive of the course! (the kids will cheer you on!)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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