Leonard, MI 
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"Next Tee" signs after every hole

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 Swamp Living

2-4    5/6/2015   5/11/2015
Review By: TrumanEsquire
Played: 23  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 12.2 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Park basics: has drinking water available throughout the course, has restrooms.
First hole has an enjoyable water hazard. Later on, the swamp comes into play, and it's not fun to go in to retrieve your disc, but you can, and I did!
Cautionary note: the swamp gets deep, fast, one step and you're at least waist deep. Oops...
The swamp means skeeters, so bring bug spray, all season.
There are 24 holes, mostly wooded, but a couple open ones along the treeline that demand some beefy drives. There is solid use of elevation, hyzer and anhyzer shots, and narrow tunnels. So bring your bag and be ready to pull out all your tricks.
It's a quite challenging course, and I have no complaints about the lay-out.
Cons: The course isn't immaculately clean, but it's nothing surprising. Just your typical beer bottles and gatorade bottles here and there. I did NOT encounter any broken glass, which is awesome!
Not every hole has a bench, in fact, most don't. But, there are garbage cans with lids, which was nice, and generally seemed to be used.
Other Thoughts: Definitely worth a visit, one of many solid courses in the metro area. I'd consider it in the higher tier of available courses, but it could use a little polishing.
If you get the opportunity, definitely worth a throw. If you have the time, play it back to back, you'll learn a lot about risk v reward playing decisions!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Missed potential...

1    12/2/2013   12/2/2013
Review By: apdrvya
Played: 305  Reviewed: 288  Exp: 7.5 Years
6 Helpful / 3 Not
Aesthetic-- plays through a large, very picturesque county park. area seems to be entwined with walking trails and a large (pointless) field.

Teepads-- great, in nice repair, rounded in the front for follow through. No foul lines present (like at Flip City). all but one in great shape. one had a tree across it.

Routing and nav-- easy. next tee signs were great and made the round easy to follow.

Baskets-- all in great repair. some had the little "badges" on top, which helped increase visibility, some did not.

Variety-- there is certainly some good and some bad here. up until hole 13 the variety is great. 14 and 15 are boring. the field holes did nothing for me. for the most part though, there is a fair representation of all hole types.

Challenge-- this course is challenging for the most part. the wooded holes are TIGHT, the opening hole is fantastic along with the rest of the water holes.

Upkeep-- great. the course was in exceptional shape when we were there. very little garbage. but then again the garbage cans were plenty.

Variety-- (opinions) I found 14-22 to be a waste of time. the field holes are a complete buzz kill after the first 15 holes. there is no challenge in throwing in a field, seriously. 14 and 15 are just very bland holes.

Gators-- the dudes on the gators patrolling the park are seriously annoying. I understand policing, but these guys spend their whole day zooming up and down fairways. we seriously saw the same guy 10+ times on our round.

Signage-- oh my god. the worst possible tee signs. I don't know that any of the lines shown on the signage were accurate. distances were seriously flawed as well. hole #24 is a prime example. it has to be 600+ ft long but it's listed at 340? very distracting and annoying.
Other Thoughts:
I did enjoy my round but this course certainly does have some serious flaws.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Bring your A game

1    7/19/2009   7/20/2009
Review By: m_jank
Played: 12  Reviewed: 5
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Makes you use every shot in your bag
-hole 4 is pretty amazing dogleg into a field and then uphill approach to basket surrounded by pines
-24 holes
-usually empty during the week, very light traffic on weekend
-the rest of the park is really nice, large lake
Cons: -no teepads, just dirt runoffs
-layout might be confusing if you don't have a guide
-the open field holes are not very imaginative
- deep brush, easy to lose disc
-LOTS of standing water = mosquitos
-water/swamp comes into play on five or six holes
Other Thoughts: Probably the most difficult course I have played. Even though its shorter than Stony, it plays much harder. Big risk/reward.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 An oldie but a goodie

5+    4/19/2009   6/2/2009
Review By: Rupert M
Played: 78  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 19.6 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Variety is the spice of life and this course is VERY spicy. Long-short, open-narrow, this place has all the shots plus elevation changes and water hazards that will eat you up. Accuracy and patience will pay dividends. Not much room for error anywhere on the course.
Cons: Tee-pads are rudimentary at best. Some signs are missing. Next-tee situations are very tricky at times. Print a map. Bring bug spray and liquids. Don't pollute. Look out for the Sheriff. He's a bad man.
Other Thoughts: A great course that needs to be maintained a little better. Its not dirty, it just needs to jump into the 21st century. If there isn't anybody collecting at the park gate, the party store at 32 mile and Rochester sells park passes. Buy one. They will ticket you without a pass. They also sell plastic and adult beverages. You will need plenty.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nick named Adding some strokes

12/23/2007   1/30/2008
Review By: dscglfgeo
Played: 42  Reviewed: 3
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Tough course with lots of risk reward type shots, 2 signature holes add to the appeal of the course. Water on multiple holes, mostly in the trees, with a couple of field holes for big arm fun.
Cons: Would be rated higher but the park entry fee is high if your not a resident, dirt/slag tee pads, only some tee signs
Other Thoughts: Drinking water availabe and cops ride horses right down some of the fairways helping to keep vandalism down.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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