Hamburg, MI 
The Gulch Share
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A mediocre course

2-4    11/26/2013   11/26/2013
Review By: g0ing2f4st
Played: 6  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 9.4 Years
This review was updated on 7/25/2016
6 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Easy entrance & exit of park
Course has a variety of different lengths
The mando hole is a nice touch
10m marks placed around baskets
Cons: Poorly designed course:
most holes cannot be seen from the tees
Too many holes that require impossible angles
Trees are common and tree knocks often result in an unplayable lie
some holes are next to an extremely steep valley.
Some signs are not correct (worst being hole 15, a blind shot where the sign says its a dogleg left and its actually a dogleg right)
The few holes that arent punishingly challenging are laughably easy.
Other Thoughts: Its a shame that this course didnt meet its potential. The land is nice and there was a lot of potential for a really fun and interesting course.

Its entertaining enough to play if you are a local but I wouldnt drive far to visit.

6 of 13 people found this review helpful.

 Unfortunately Disappointed

1    8/16/2013   8/16/2013
Review By: kw83028
Played: 56  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 7.3 Years
9 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: I know that everyone will mark this as "not helpful" but here it goes.

-A lot of good work put in to the course
-Nice tee pads and baskets
-Great terrain
-Benches and trash cans
-Easy navigation
Cons: -To me, it seemed that this course lacked variety. The majority of the holes had only one possible shot and if you didn't hit it, you get a 4 or 5
-I felt like I was penalized for a ton of great drives because of some pin placements, some of the hole layouts, basically tough for the sake of being tough.
-A lot of the holes were laid out like a "S"
-Predominantly a RHBH course
-To me the spots where the turns were, were messed up. Either the turn was way too early on a 350ft hole, so there's pretty much no chance for a deuce, or the turn was drastic way late for no reason.
-Extremely unforgiving
-The Gulch hole was pointless, gimmicky, pretty much ruined what could be a nice short hole over water
-I think it was 16 maybe, the hole is a giant "C" shape that felt way out of place, and almost pointless.
-I wasn't a fan of the paths and roads everywhere, but I guess it's hard to find virgin ground
Other Thoughts: The 2.5 rating says "Decent/Typical" and that is exactly how I felt playing this. Not one single thing stood out to me. It was bland, boring, tough for the sake of being tough on the majority of holes, tiny gaps. I was tired of "S" shaped holes after about the first 4 of them. The Gulch hole was pointless and I'm sure the backyard fencing will be completely vandalized in a year or so. I'm glad Independence Lake and Hudson Mills is close by. Unfortunately with those 3 courses near by, I have no interest in playing this again. But then again, when it wears in, and more work is done, it might be able to come together. At this point though, thanks for the hard work, but no thanks when there are 3 other amazing courses so close by

9 of 14 people found this review helpful.

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