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Grand Ledge, MI 
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3 / 275ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #11 Tee

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 Plenty of Sandstone But No Tees

1    8/4/2010   8/5/2010
Review By: BucketBonanza
Played: 47  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 15.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This park features some decent disc golf holes and some awesome views of the majestic grand ledges of sandstone along the Grand River. Besides the course, there are other amenities offered at the park. There are places for kids to play which would be nice if you have a family with small children who would rather frolic about on a playground than watch you throw discs. Terrain varies with flat land, elevation changes, open grassy holes, and dirt floored wooded runs all being employed. The course is cleaned and groomed steadily by park employees. No unsightly graffiti proliferates likely because of the fact that there is no signage to deface.
Cons: Even with a map, this place is confusing to traverse. It seems as though hole one is the only hole offering a semi official looking tee box with wood chips and a sign with distance and a rough pin placement. The other holes simply feature dirt tee areas that are worn into the grass by traffic, or no distinct tee area at all. Concrete tee pads and even modest signs with at minimum a hole number displayed would elevate this course in status. Bumbling around in search of things that aren't readily apparent or distinct detracts from the play here. There is a large amount of non disc golf traffic to be aware of as most of the park patrons were not partaking in the game on the day of this review. Potential for children to get clipped by flying discs could be high.
Other Thoughts: This is a very nice park. With tee pads and a few signs and arrows, it would be much improved. It has so much potential, but it seems as though the park fees are spent elsewhere. I was told by one employee at the office that I didn't have to pay to play disc golf and another employee told me that it is free on the first Wednesday of every month. I wasn't charged park fees of any sort. Not a bad stop if you are lurking about in this neck of the woods. The ledges are by far the best feature along this course. Hole six and seven take you right up close to a portion of the sandstone cliffs and the river. This place is ripe with potential that will likely remain unrealized.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 seems short

5+    3/19/2010   7/29/2010
Review By: douglat2
Played: 11  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 18.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: nice little course that usually isn't too packed. some really neat shots spread over the course. the woods it's set in don't really hurt you too bad.
Cons: where the woods hurt you, they kick you in the face. there are a couple hole on the front nine that are unforgiving for lefties. if you're a little off target, kiss your disc goodbye, it's down a wooded steep hill....40ft down lol. not enough long holes. the course seem shorter than it actually is.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


2-4    10/19/2008   10/21/2008
Review By: Mark R
Played: 98  Reviewed: 76  Exp: 15.6 Years
This review was updated on 8/23/2010
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Nice, moderately wooded park. Holes 10-11 offer nice tee views on hills near river. Low entrance fee ($2). Holes that wind through big trees on front nine offer play similar to McGraft Park in Muskegon, with the exception of signature river holes along cliffs (6 and 7). Holes on back nine in less developed part of the park are my favorites. Met some cool locals during Harvest Doubles tourney.
Cons: Poor old baskets on many holes, poorly marked and very hard to navigate, poor unmarked tee pads (especially hole 9, with no signs and no visible teepad). Some teepads identified by spray paint on nearby rocks (WTF?), Cliffs on holes 13 and 14 make winter play difficult. Map of course does little to help navigate.
Other Thoughts: This course needs better baskets, better signs and better tee pads in a big way. Implementation of these improvements would up my rating by a full star. However, as is, Lansing-area courses are generally outclassed by those in Ludington, Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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