Grand Rapids (Kentwood), MI 
Old Farm Park Share
Uploaded By: Greg Layton Hole #1
3 / 145ft.   3 / 219ft. Par / Distance:
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 after the wet time

1    4/25/2013   4/26/2013
Review By: mcnugget
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 4.6 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: the change of course was amazing you get every thing here
Cons: it get very low and when there has been alot of rain between 45 its unpassable and very muddy across alot of the course
Other Thoughts: my wife and I are new to the sport and this was the first course we play together we had an awesome time here it was verry beautiful but soggy new shoe needed now :(

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Local reviewer

5+    9/5/2012   9/10/2012
Review By: That1AndyGuy
Played: 10  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 8.5 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
+ COURSE FLOW: Begins and ends at the parking lot.

+ MAPS: Every hole has a nice map indicating the pin.

+ VARIETY: Play through the woods, several long open shots in the middle, water near the end.

- TEES: Natural tees. As always, these are a pain... roots, mud, etc.

- TINKLE: No restrooms. Plenty of woods though.

- CREEK: The creek that runs through the woods is shallow at best, often bone dry.

- FRONT 9: All short shots. Take this time to practice midrange. These are easy ones to get a few early birdies.

- DIRTY: Trash all over, graffiti on maps. C'mon people... Don't be a dbag and bring a trash bag...
Other Thoughts:
~ Hole 12 can be extended by following the path deeper into the woods and throwing from the concrete drainage tunnel (warning: newbies play the normal pad)

~Hole 18 becomes a bomber by throwing from the roof of the building to the left of the 17 pin.

~Later in the day = more discers at play

~Old Farm is far from perfect, but it provides a solid round of throwing plastic.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Field, and water close

5+    8/3/2011   12/2/2011
Review By: myhouseinthewoods
Played: 13  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 7.4 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: First hole is a nice straight shot
There are picnic tables, tennis courts and basketballs courts.
Course is designed well so that at the end of the game, you'll be back to where you began.
During the summer its nice to disc here with friends just hanging out.
Cons: Theres a hole with a close pond of water nearby.
Also disc can get lost in a creek on the second hole, so watch your disc carefully.
Other Thoughts: People have gone fishing in this pond and found disc before, theres only one place for major water, but still disc get lost.
The creek on the second hole gets dry during the fall, so you dont have to worry about getting your disc in water.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Very Short Holes

1    6/16/2011   6/16/2011
Review By: Gyro
Played: 17  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 6.7 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Many many short holes going through trees. A bit of a variety but water is not really in play and not much elevation. Good signs.
Cons: You could basically play the entire course with a mid range and putter. Tee pads are poor.
Other Thoughts: Good beginner course or a place to play for a change of pace. Not a destination course.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Solid course, lots of leaves

1    5/3/2011   5/5/2011
Review By: kizzle54
Played: 10  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 10.6 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: - Nice elevation.

- Some technical holes, some longer holes.

- Playing around the Oak trees can be fun and frustrating all at once.
Cons: - Leaves everywhere! Easy to lose sight of a disc that way.

- Somewhat confusing for a first time player even with signs on a few holes pointing to the next hole, but it'd be easy after playing just once.
Other Thoughts: Could've been more well kept up with all the oak leaves. I don't think the park cleans them up other than maybe around the basketball courts and the playground.

Honestly if the leaves weren't an issue and the creek around the park was more in play I'd of given this course a 3.5 or a 4.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 A good mix

5+    4/7/2011   4/16/2011
Review By: worldbnice
Played: 12  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9.5 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: I play here with my son quite a bit, since he has a good time developing his game here. Not too hard of a course and not too easy. A good mix of tree shots and open field shots to work on a variety of throwing styles.
Cons: Can be crowded and some language not appropriate for a young kid.
Other Thoughts: Nice course to play, can play fairly quickly for 18 holes if the park isn't crowded.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.


2-4    10/9/2010   10/11/2010
Review By: cfifield21
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.7 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: To be completely honest for the first time playing this course I was impressed. The holes were not to hard which makes it a perfect beginners course for your friends that are just getting into the game. I would really recommend this course for all those people just starting out. It really gives a good feel to the different types of play, woods, field, water, and hazards such as people and pets that a new player needs to be aware off.
Cons: A couple of the holes, 12 and 13 I believe have roots can if your not careful can really cause some damage to your ankle. Some of the holes are missing the Mando but to be honest the drive distance isn't all that bad on those holes.
Other Thoughts: In late fall the course is really pretty with the different leaves changing color, so i would take that into consideration when choosing your disc color. I have not played in spring but can see where there may be a swamp/mud issue. Also this park seems to be busy everything I have played at it and meeting new people that enjoy the game is always a plus. Advice and tips can be shared as new as forming new friends.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Old Farm

5+    4/17/2014   9/8/2010
Review By: rshrevo
Played: 40  Reviewed: 33  Exp: 21.5 Years
This review was updated on 4/18/2014
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Some Tee pads are in. A lot of short holes combined with a few holes you can try to throw for distance. If you can navigate the trees successfully you can birdie most holes. Mandatory shots help to work on your accuracy throws.
Cons: Tee pads really need concrete or some type of surface. instead of dirt and roots. could use a better way to cross over the little marsh creek between 4 and 5. when dry its ok but when wet it is really muddy. if park is crowded watch out for discs coming your way. front nine holes are way too close to each other.
Other Thoughts: great course to try and work on your accuracy. If you can throw some shots straight you can navigate a lot of the trees. With some nice shots you can score really well. first few holes you are trying to shoot placement shots to set up either your putt or your next approach shot. (9.10, and 11) you can open up and let the bombs go before you have more technical approach shots. nice course for the area they had to work with.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course

2-4    7/12/2010   7/12/2010
Review By: jarnson
Played: 27  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 7.5 Years
This review was updated on 6/20/2011
8 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: - The first 9 or so holes are in the trees, so you have to be able to complete trick shots and tomahawk throws.
- Almost all the holes can be completed with a mid distance disc and finished off with a good putt.
- Nice markers help identify where the holes are and they label the Mandatory obstacles.
Cons: - Apartments near hole 2, children usually playing around there, just ask nicely though and they tend to leave.
- Smoking is allowed or not enforced and people will be smoking while playing. Just a warning!
- Around hole 15 is a BIG water hazard. Watch out for children though too, playground equipment is pretty close to the course.
- Mandatory obstacles that have to be completed before putting the hole.

Other Thoughts: -Hole 18, gotta drive it from atop the bomb shelter! That is the TRUE golfer tee.
- A picnic table near hole 1 and a bench near hole 15 . Pavilion near hole 18

Great course, not too crowded and usually if you are trying to play a good game, people are happy to pass by. Come before 5 if you want to get a game in before it gets more crowded. Well kept and not too far from town, situated in a nice park so you can bring family along while you get a quick game in.

8 of 16 people found this review helpful.

  The Oldest Farm

5+    6/30/2010   7/1/2010
Review By: Yunyammka
Played: 16  Reviewed: 1
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -This is a great course for working on your mid-range and putting, there aren't many holes that you can't get within 20 ft with your first drive.
-A lot of the holes are wooded which forces you to get your accuracy down or constantly hit trees.
-Before 5 o'clock on any given day the park won't be full. This is a nice switch if you are used to playing Earl Brewer park which is always packed.
Cons: -My biggest concern at old farm is the lack of cement pads. Because of how many of the holes are in the woods the dirt path can often have roots through it which makes it very hard to get your stride down properly.
-Because of the odd location of the park there are at times large groups of high-schoolers playing, this is frustrating, however in my experience if you ask them if you can play through they will let you. It's not them being rude it's just plain ignorance of etiquette when they are on the course.
-Bring a drink with you there isn't a reliable way to get water or anything once you're at the course.
Other Thoughts: There is some kind of summer camp/daycare that is next to hole 17 and so you have to watch out to not hit a little kid. The people in charge are very good about keeping the kid corralled most of the time and so it's not an issue just something to be conscious of.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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