Great Little Park , Nice Easy Course
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Driving to here from the highway , if you sneeze hard , you will miss this park on the right . Saying this , I am NOT making fun of this park . Small in size , many of the locals utilize it . Paths for joggers , people walking their dogs , picnics , a play area for the kids , walkers , Even a couple sharing a hammock next to the #9 tee . Park goers seem extra friendly . Not a huge area for parking . Find a space , then proceed to the right side of the park if you are facing it . The baskets are those single chain old styles that will cause putts from a hard putter to bounce out , but in okay shape . Concrete tees are short in decent shape , Good signage giving you distance , and a scene showing you the flight path . The course plays very short and pancake flat offering disc golfers a fast round . This is very good for newbies and families or guys and girlfriends to just throw and talk . with the exception of #2, (300' ) and 3 ( 285 ' ) the rest of the holes are <250' . There is a small pond / creek that runs through the middle of this park . Most disc golfers pick up and go after a round , especially a quick 1 or 2 , but this park beckons you to stay for a while . Just a good park to take a seat on the benches and soak the park in and some of its small wildlife that goes in and out of it . Most of the baskets sit almost straight in front of the tee . There is not a lot of space to work with here . The most competitive hole is #2 , a slow hyzer right , that has deep brush to your right for about 260' before it opens up , and a creek to the left that drops off a little . The creek also guards the back end of the hole , but gives you a decent sized green to putt . Nice hole .#3 tee is over the nice bridge that spans the crreek and to the right . #1. is a straight 247' throw with some small trees guarding part of the front of the basket . My signature hole would be #9 , a short 164' throw through a brush window over a creek , bending your toss a little left . . A real nice finishing hole . You don't need a map for this course . It runs counter clockwise and you can always see the next tee from each basket . Bathroom at front of park . Park is well manicured .
Cons: Not a long list since I liked this park so much . #1. Can be lots of park participants . I had to stop several times for walkers and people with dogs . You might even have to skip a hole if a couple or family decides to set up grounds near a basket . Respect these park enthusiasts . It's their park . #2. The lake/pond . You may have to go fishing if not careful on holes 2, 8 or 9 ( only if you ricochet off your brush window on 9 ) . Course is FLAT , but not especially a con . Very short course , measuring at just under 2000' . No challenge for anyone better than a casual player .
Other Thoughts: If I lived in the area , I would take my dog for a walk , play a round , sit and enjoy this park . Mingle with the friendly locals if you want . I would have given this course a higher rating , but there is just no challenge here besides #2 . Great for introductory disc golf 101 , and kids. Regardless of this I am still telling you to STOP IN AND THROW AND RELAX . Thank you , city of Grandville for the opportunity to play this park . .
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
# 9 Was Sweet!
Pros: When driving up, you can see that this little park is happening place. Besides the disc golfers, there were folks fishing, walking around and several picnic/parties were in progress. The park centers around a small lake and creek in the middle. The disc golf course starts right next to the parking lot and plays around the lake counterclockwise. The wonderful metal signs were made as an Eagle Scout project by Colonel Tyler Van Eck. Tee pads are concrete and not very long. The baskets catch well enough.
The water can come into play on a few holes including 2, 8 and 9. I witnessed a young player land in the lake on # 8. Luckily, he was able to fish it out. There are some straight forward easy Ace Runs.
IMO, the signature hole here is # 9. It's just a little 164' easy throw over the creek but it has to be semi-threaded between some branches hanging over the creek, and a little anhyser touch is required. There is some skill involved and better yet, it's just a pretty little throw.
Cons: Chance of lost discs in the lake.
Interference with other park users.
Seems to be busy.
Some asswipe spray painted the # 3 sign making it unreadable.
Other Thoughts: This is just a cool little course. It's fun and has some interesting shots. The lake probably puts a little pressure on players. You can tell by the player use that this a well attended course. There is a plethora of courses in this area and this one would definitely be on the regular circuit.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Gorgeous Park - Short Holes - Its Fun
Pros: Aesthetic - From the time you drive on the sandy first hole bound on your left with a fishing pond, until you finish up with you drive on 9 across the water you'll be taking in all the aesthetics of this great little course. Wildlife, water, park setting, it has a lot to offer, it is a very pretty course and park.
TeePads/Baskets - I wouldn't necessarily call TeePads a Pro. They are concrete, but so short, yes, short holes, but still. I preferred using the dirt to the side of each pad. The baskets were good, easy to spot, well painted.
Signage - Signs were good; they had hole, distance some other info about the designers and what not. No issues with the signs.
Fun - Definitely a fun course. Short, quick, lots of wildlife to watch, chances for aces on most every hole, the risk versus reward with some water holes, I would say some really top notch fun here for almost everyone
Congestion - I was here on a Saturday evening in May, and it was not horrible foot traffic, fishing, wildlife, basketball, or disc golfers. I can only report on what I saw, and for me, it was all managed well and wasn't too bad. With short holes golfers move quickly, walking paths managed well and all other park amenities don't really interfere.
Locatability - Park was easy to find, signs to the first hole well marked, and the course is short with goods signs so all baskets are easy to locate as well as next tee.
Maintained/Bugs - The whole park was well maintained, and bugs were no issue. Park was clean, no trash, only concern would be excrement left by wildlife (you know, goose poo).
Cons: Challenge - The course is so short, no elevation, and the majority of the holes are dead straight. Having said that there is challenge on this course with strategically designed holes and placement of trees. For the most part getting a par is pretty straight forward for most everyone, you mess up the putt and you may get a bogie, but lots of opportunities for ace runs or birdies. It is challenging to bird every hole.
Variety - This was really close to being a PRO. It had water holes, a couple dogleg right and left, and some very technical holes with strategically placed trees. But with lack of elevation, and significant change in length I had to call it a CON.
Other Thoughts: Whats holding it back from higher rating - It's kinda limited by the space it's in, so longer holes, elevation, these are things that just can't be added. The run-up could be a bit longer but the holes are so short, almost no run-up/natural would be better. I think it is does really well with what it has. Of course I'd prefer longer holes, a bit more complex, but this is nice.
Kid Friendly - Oh definitely, it's a nice kid friendly park to begin with. But this is short, and as long as the kids aren't too zealous with the water on your left on all the holes, should be fun.
Older/Less Active Player Friendly - Yes, flat course and short, I think this would be a pretty good course for these folks. There's places to stop and enjoy the park. If I was older and still wanted to play, I'd hit this course for sure.
Rookie Friendly - Yes, these is fun here for the Rook, and some shots to work on, I think they'll enjoy themselves.
Average Player Friendly / Pro Player Friendly - The risk reward with the water holes, and some of the technical holes, I think most of your average/pro players could get some good fun here. Its short, but still who doesn't need a quickie now and a again. Just talking a 9-hole, 30 minutes course. If things get bog'd down with people (or too much wildlife or poo) then skip it. But it is a nice park, and who doesn't want to try to get sub-par on all 9 holes?
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Starter Course
Pros: If you're just wanting to start discing, this is a great starter course. None of the holes are very long and, there's quite a few short ones to build confidence. A few skill shots required and decent to practice a little control on your shot if you're more expierenced. Does include at least 1 water hole but, it is easily avoidable. Easy to push a stroller along too and not very crowded.
Cons: The pads are terrible. They are very slippery from not being swept, plus they're short. There is something not quite right about the concrete that they laid down for the pads. If you walk over to the areas where there are picnic tables, it seems like that should have been used on the pads instead of the cement that is on there.
Other Thoughts: I liked the course, we played twice to make it 18. Nice if you have some time to kill in the area.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: awesome for noobs like me short holes which build confidence almost birdied here
i personally liked the pads but i dont run up
loved the atmosphere
bathrooms signs are the best i have seen but wish they has some wood under the sign for ace info so people would not write on the sign
Cons: hole 2 is narrow ish for newer people and if you not on your in the lake or pricker bush
3/4 are there longer drives and they are way to close they almost always get tangled
there is duck and goose poop everywhere hand santi needed
Other Thoughts: over all i enjoyed this 9 hole wonderland i stayed clear of most of the hazards but it was nice having them around and going over the creek I will be revisiting this course soon
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Short and Open
Pros: -nice park, well kept
-Most holes are VERY short (under 300, a few under 200)
-good for beginners and working on your short game
-lots of ace and birdie possibilities
-actual bathrooms on site
Cons: -plays near lots of other park activities
-not a lot of variety, pretty straight forward shots
-VERY slippery tee pads, almost better off not using them
Other Thoughts: It was a decent little course but the tee pads are the slipperiest surface I've ever thrown from. I'd rather have dirt than those things; please add some traction! The park is pretty nice and there are a couple of holes where the water is a legit threat. A few holes are very close to each other and could easily cause players to unintentionally interact with each other. The day I was there was rather windy and since the course doesn't have a lot of trees to block that wind, it definitely affected our gameplay. It's easy to play this course in about 30 minutes so it's a good warm-up for bigger courses. Overall I'd play it again if in the area but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Clearly marked, clean, relatively new course, great for beginners as it is very easy with the exception of #2.
Cons: Very crowded, not much of a challenge, short holes, a lot of pedestrians during peak hours. The tee boxes are very slippery at times, so much so I don't use them.
Other Thoughts: very easy, good for taking kids so long as you don't mind waiting a lot. Simple layout, easy to navigate.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: They have tee pad here. One some downside is they are small and kind of slick(most holes are short so you don't need much of a run up)
The signs here are some of the best. Pretty accurate and nicely displayed. They have the hole number, the size and the actual shot. This makes it super easy to find your way around.
This place is pretty small, but they used the space nicely. There are a few holes close the the trail, but not to bad.
They have baskets here.
The park itself is very nicely kept, has everything you could need in a park. Makes for a quick 30 minute round.
Cons: These baskets are kind of scary for me. Have a chance for bounce out if you are a hard putter.
The place is pretty straight forward which for beginners is really nice, but someone who has been playing a few years it's not really much.
The tee pads, although nice to have they are kind of short, and slippery.
Other Thoughts: This place is a nice small park. Good use of land, but not really a full round feeling. I used to work down the road from here and it would of been a perfect after work round. If you want to hit an ace, this is a good place to play.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course plays through a small, well kept neighborhood park. The grass is mowed and there was no trash or vandalism when I played. The baskets seemed pretty new, and the signage was basic but in great shape and totally adequate to navigate the course. The concrete pads were small, but the holes are short so that's not a big deal. A few holes bring some water hazards into play on an errant shot, a few more have enough trees to make you think about how to approach your shot.
Cons: There are a lot of safety issues here. The course plays right next to pavilions, a volleyball court and a basketball court. The walking path is in play on several holes, including one shot where walkers can come around a blind corner in the middle of the fairway. The course is very short and open, a simple hyzer is sufficient on 8 of the 9 holes with little punishment for errant shots.
Other Thoughts: Beginners can have fun here, with shorter holes and not a lot of chances to lose discs other than a single hole where the water is actually in play. More experienced players won't find much challenge here, even playing a putter only round, there just isn't enough room or enough obstacles to really test different disc golf skills. It always makes me nervous to see beginner oriented courses with serious safety issues. Less accurate players magnify the potential for conflict with other park users and that kind of problem can jeopardize installation of future courses.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: tee pads--concrete, seem a little small but the holes are short
signage--nice! accurate distances
risk v reward--decent use of the lake, rounded counterclockwise so the lake was always on the left.
baskets--DiscNation baskets, single chains, but remarkably grabby
hole 9--LOVED IT! nice to play across a creek with a lake on the left...
the aesthetic--nice park! no garbage or overgrowth.
Cons: variety--there are some interesting pin placements but for the most part these were fairly straight forward
challenge factor--the only reason it was challenging today was the wind. other than that, it woulda been an ace run kind of day.
length--one hole is supposedly 300' all others are shorter
Other Thoughts: I think that when rosewood re-opens, these will make a good two-fer or maybe a three-fer with hughes park.
not bad for a 9hole eagle scout project.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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