Lots of Potential
-Nice Park with ponds and a cherry orchard
-Another course in the Leelanau Penninsula
-Design and layout need improving
-Plays and crosses walking paths, sometimes blindly
-Bugs and wet areas can be an issue
-Missing Basket 9
-Inaccurate and confusing signs
-Design and layout NEED improving
Other Thoughts: I agree with other reviews that it is nice to have another course in the area. However, with a poor design on a really nice park, this course is somewhat of a let down. I played here in early spring and more than half of the course was flooded (fields, woods especially, and cherry orchard section). Hole 1 has you walking back from the parking lot to the entrance of the park. The signs are nice quality, but distances seem to be misleading. There are a few holes where it would be very easy to shoot to the wrong basket. A few shots maybe a little too close to the walking path, especially when your shooting blind. The flow of the course is not great, you cross back and forth quite a bit. If your in the area visiting, go play Myles Kimmerly or TC instead.
Decent, but could benefit from minor changes
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Pros: As another reviewer said, it is nice to have a course up there for play on vacation, but its mere presence does not merit high marks. A number of long holes add fun factor as you are able to throw some bombs. I'm sure if it wasn't so windy when I played that I would have enjoyed these open holes much more.
Cherry orchard section was nice, but grass was TALL and the landing areas were quite small.
Flow ( read: not hole layout) was generally good until about hole 15.
Cons: Layout is problematic, and it was (in my experience) made more confusing due to tee maps that were not accurate in terms of scale and distance to obstacles. As a course likely played by many people visiting the area, it could be made more enjoyable/playable for novice/intermediate level players with a revision of course mapping. Again, as was noted by another reviewer, the last 3-4 holes are generally unplayable. Fairways through the wooded holes are 4-5 feet wide through heavy, bug-infested undergrowth. Combine this with blind shots that dogleg back on themselves, and you will likely spend time searching for discs. Novices will NOT enjoy this course, as there are ample opportunities to lose a disc on practically every hole be it into water, woods, tall grass, or massive brush piles.
Other Thoughts: Bugs, bugs, bugs...
It seems the course designers tried to work w limited space, but the difficulty of wooded holes seem gimmicky in that you were forced into throwing lines that I'd wager a large percentage of disc golfers can not/do not throw, with extremely limited margin for error.
Bottom line: Go to the beach instead.
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Pros: Aesthetic--park seems to be newish with a lot of expansion planned for the future. For now there isn't much there besides disc golf. When we got there a family was flying an rc airplane.
Baskets--discraft, brand new shiny baskets.
Routing and navigation-- not too bad, pretty intuitive where to go except for 15 to 16.
Signage--great, except for the distances on a few holes (16?) Seemed way off.
Design--7,11&12 were great holes. 7 is a water shot with trees guarding the pin, 11&12 play through an old orchard.
Risk v reward--for all the things this course lacks, risk v reward is certainly not one of them. Plenty of risk to be had withthe water holes and the impossible rough through the woods.
Cons: Design-- lazy lazy lazy in a lot of places. 1,2,9,10 have to be some of the laziest hole designs ever. 1 plays across the entrance road to the park, 2 plays along the parking lot, then a sharp left and 250+ into the woods. 9&10 are huge bomber holes across a field where fairways and throws could certainly cross...
Teepads--the rectangle ones are nice. The two awkward circle ones on 9&10 are annoying as we are not throwing discus or shot put. The woods holes all had dirt (mud) pads.
Wetness--the woods holes were all very narrow with little chance to recover an errant shot off fairway, very wet playing across marahes. It is possible that wood chips are on the way in though.
Danger--when some of the other ammenities are in, this course could be very dangerous with proximity issues.
Other Thoughts: This was a good attempt but falls short of awesomeness, a few holes were cool, but the lazy and woods holes sort of ruined it for me. If you're in the area though, hit it up!
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