Grand Rapids (Kentwood), MI 
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Uploaded By: Greg Layton Hole #14
3 / 214ft.   3 / 214ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #14 Tee

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 simply not very good

1    8/12/2012   8/13/2012
Review By: JSquizz
Played: 16  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 6.2 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -signs on every hole
-baskets on every hole
-beginner friendly
Cons: -tee pads are dirt and many have rough, uneven patches and a few were full of mud. The signs, while clear, are right in the middle of the "tee pads" on more than a few holes...
-the holes are almost too short and easy. The longer holes are so boring you will fall asleep on them. You may as well throw on a football field!
-navigation is difficult hole to hole and some of the signs are confusing. Considering some baskets are close to one another I threw to the wrong one a few times.
-on a few holes I needed to wait for the group in front of me to tee off on the next hole.
Other Thoughts: I tried playing here a few months prior and it was so crowded I could not get on. After playing it I was shocked it was so busy, because quite honestly, it is not a good course. Seems like someone just decided it would be fun to put baskets in the park without much thought to safety or sensibility. Jaycee park, right down the road, is a much better option (yet still flawed). They would have been better off eliminating nine holes and making nine good holes as the terrain has potential. If you skip it you are not missing a thing.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.


5+    6/16/2011   4/16/2012
Review By: CDashMAN
Played: 33  Reviewed: 6
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: nice signage
good for a quick round
variety of wooded and open holes
3 holes are wide open bombers
Cons: first 6 holes are pretty short and unimaginative
dirt tees
Other Thoughts: being close to Jaycee makes it ideal for a quick run of both courses. Back 9 is much better than front nine, probably due to limited size space. good for a quick round and course wont intimidate a newbee too much

2 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.

  Good but could be better

2-4    5/28/2011   6/1/2011
Review By: Synyster817
Played: 10  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.7 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Signage - tee signs on every hole most pretty accurate

Variety - not just RBHB biased

Cons: No Porta Potties, Holes not very long in distance
Other Thoughts: Good beginner course but if you're looking for a challenge i'd recommend Fallasburg Park

1 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.

 Well Rounded Course

5+    4/4/2011   4/11/2011
Review By: libertine5010
Played: 21  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 13.5 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: A good mix of technical and long shots. Competition can go back and forth depending on your skill sets. The first few holes are quite tricky through wooded areas. A few of the middle holes have some wide open 400+ ft fairways.
Cons: Can be quite wet if it rains within a few days. Some of the technical holes are just sloppy with overgrown foliage, making the hole quite frustrating.
Other Thoughts: One of the better courses in the Grand Rapids region. Less crowded than Brewer, longer than JC, less water than Riverside and baskets (unlike Johnson)

3 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.

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