This Place Feels Like Mayberry, RFD!
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fremont Park definitely has a rural vibe going, rural like Appalachian rural. The course starts next to the Village Council Hall. What the hell is a village council hall? Is this where they hide the still? There is small kiosk here. It's empty. There are small concrete tee pads. Some don't quite face the basket. The homemade wooden sign actually shows the tee pad not facing the basket. The signs show the distance in yards. The Discatchers are good and show up nicely in the Northwoods.
There are some extra nice composite benches on the course, always with a dedication to someone or a company's sponsorship.
You enter the woods at # 3 and stay in them through # 7. These holes are all listed as 160 to 210 feet with plenty of trees to argue with. I don't know about # 8. I hunted and hunted and never found the tee pad. I did find the basket in the grassy park area. # 9 is more of a challenge at 363' (I converted yards to feet here) and plays around the baseball fence and also includes a Mando which increases the difficulty.
Cons: I was OK with this course until I spent an inordinate amount of time looking around for the 8th tee pad. This also involved turning my on-line map over and over and every which way trying to figure it out. Playing solo has it's downsides, too.
Not a great deal of challenge here for better players.
Other Thoughts: Freeport seems like it belongs in Kentucky or Arkansas more than in Michigan. It feels like a very unsophisticated little village. Kind of creepy actually. I was more than ready to get of there. Not in a Deliverence, squeal like pig, sorta way but more like the feeling of being in a shady neighborhood and it's getting dark.
The course was very playable. I just needed someone to show me where the, probably very obvious, tee pad was located.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Aesthetic- this place is RURAL for being "in town" probably the quietest in town round I've ever played... plays around the city park and through the woods. woods double as a hiking trail so be aware.
Pads-concrete (roughened) but short. these holes aren't overly long but for holes 2 and 9 (>400') longer pads would be nice.
Baskets-newish chainstars, discatchers may increase visibility.
Routing/navigation- please look at the map before you go, or take a picture at the kiosk... the walk between 2 and 3 would be impossible if you didn't have a map. other than that, it's pretty easy.
variety--not a ton of variety. if it's an open hole, it's wide open. if it's in the woods, it's TIGHT and a little weird... a lot of the time, if the lane goes left (which most of them do) the basket is on the right.
potential danger- this course plays close to athletic fields and play ground equipment... 1 and 2 play over a soccer field. the woods holes run somewhat congruent with a hiking trail so watch for hikers.
I thought this course was pretty fun and had some definite challenge in the woods. hole 3 is listed on the map at 230ft, but it's only like 125 or less through the woods...
This place is RURAL, but would be a good second to Hammond Hill which isn't far away.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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