West Branch, MI 
Ogemaw Hills DGC Share
Uploaded By: apdrvya Hole #16
3 / 360ft.   -- / -- Par / Distance:
Hole #16 Tee

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A great course

5+    11/15/2016   11/29/2016
Review By: nemdisc7
Played: 40  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 13.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The layout is very good, I do not think they could have done a better job given the size of the property they had to work with.
There is a great variety of holes, some tight wood shots, some open holes to show off your distance and some fun ace shots.
Every time I have played there the grass has been cut and and has very little garbage.
The river that goes through the park doesn't come into play too much, unless you have an errant shot. The good news is it is shallow and clear enough to retrieve lost discs.
Cons: The teepads are mostly natural, though the first few have diamond dust. Hopefully they continue to work on them as some teepads are so bad I throw on one side or the other or behind them.
Minor complaint but the tee sign on hole 2 is not accurate at all. It is at least 50 feet further than it says.
Other Thoughts: The soccer field is no longer used there, so they have taken down the nets and let the grass grow there. Maybe take the posts and old scoreboard down next?
Improve the teepads and take out the scoreboard and goal posts and this would get an even higher rating. Overall, this is a great course, especially considering there are so few courses near it.
We are hoping to start a local disc golf club, to help with projects like the ones I mentioned.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 He really did use every inch of this park..

1    4/23/2014   4/23/2014
Review By: apdrvya
Played: 305  Reviewed: 288  Exp: 7.6 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Aesthetic-- plays through a large multi-use park, close to a soccer field and over walking paths. I don't think there's a huge opportunity for running into non-dgers but it's always possible

Teesigns-- great, accurate distances, except for #2 which was apparently in the long position?

Routing and nav-- not an issue. the trails and white posts helped to route you easily. #7 down the river was a pretty sweet hole.

Natural beauty-- playing this course on the river is an absolutely beautiful experience. It's a great chance to be one with nature.

Variety-- the amount of variety here is pretty staggering. the prairie holes, the water holes, tunnels. Did great to keep the holes at max length for the available land.

Baskets-- in great condition, the orange bands help to increase visibility.
Cons: Challenge-- the shortness of the holes makes the challenge factor pretty low. The other risk v reward factors help to increase the challenge, but not significantly enough. Putter and mid territory for the most part at this course.

teepads-- dirt ruts with white posts mark the tees. some sort of permanent pad would be great.
Other Thoughts:
I can really appreciate all the work that went into this place and this course truly covers every square inch of available land in this park...

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  Very nice, well maintained course!

2-4    9/1/2013   9/3/2013
Review By: DLUBeatz
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Well maintained.
-Nice design for the most part.
-Easy to follow holes, with good signage.
Cons: -The river. (only when you're not used to the course and a beginner like myself)
-Didn't really care for the 2 holes next to the soccer field, but they still weren't bad, just kind of close to it.
Other Thoughts: I was on vacation and decided to head out there by myself after I read about it on here. I lost a disc in the river and jumped in and got it lol so it is possible to get it back, if you end up in there. I then lost my red wraith disc in the bushes and rough (because I'm colorblind and the red disc blended in) but then some nice local fellow came along, helped me find it and traded me for a nice blue pro destroyer because I could see it better. (Thank you again, if your reading this!) Nice course and some good helpful people out there. I will return anytime I'm in the area!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Par 3

5+    7/15/2012   7/17/2012
Review By: mirunner
Played: 5  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy to follow tees, good for a a beginner or for a family event. The river is only a foot deep but moves fast so a floating disc is gone if it hits the water. Quiet course with only disc golfers out there unless there is a soft ball game.
Cons: Hole 5 and 6 is to close to the soccer field and the soccer net gets in the way. Some throne bushes in the way. Its hard to tell were to go after hole 4.
Other Thoughts: The need to put up a few more signs, and maybe a sign on m55 and Dam to tell you were it is, but fun to play.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Glad to have some Here

1    12/18/2011   12/18/2011
Review By: badsmurph
Played: 146  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 20.5 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Pretty easy to follow. Was peaceful. Actually liked the natural pad with the snow on the ground. Liked 13 and 14 through the pines. Good mixature on holes. Good course to work on midrange and putter drives. little elavation
Cons: Pretty short course but understand due to new sport in area. Water didn't really come into play unless you had a horrible throw. During normal conditions I don't see myself (rated 980) throwing a single driver out herein normal conditions. threw some firebirds due to wind . Also didn't like the two holes really close to the soccer field on front.
Other Thoughts: Overall not a bad course and happy there is something to play up here. But like to see it in summer when i come back up.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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