Pros: Despite being a short course in terms of length (about 4350 feet), this course still has some challenge due to to the very narrow, heavily-wooded fairways. Some of the high points include Holes 1, 7 and 10, which take advantage of the steep 40 to 50 foot hill along Duck Lake. Hole 18 gives you a fairly-open shot to get you back to one of two small parking lots nearby. The course sits at the eastern shoreline of Duck Lake, with a beautiful vista of the undeveloped lakeshore and distant dune exit to Lake Michigan. Technically this is a free course, but there is also a donation box on site. Well-done cement tee pads, and good signs with distances posted. Limbs placed on the ground create paths leading to the next tee, aiding navigation.
Cons: Though many of the holes have perhaps too-narrow fairways for entertaining play (similar to portions of the back nine at Whitehall), there has been some careful cutting of some smaller trees. However, there are also quite a few sheared-off small stumps to whack your feet and ankles on. Can have some occasional navigation hiccups for the first-time player. This course is slightly lacking in diversity with a near totality of tightly wooded holes, but this also makes this course more viable in high winds, which can be present given the close proximity to 'the big lake'.
Other Thoughts: A pretty, remote rustic township park. A good choice if you're in the area or in the mood for a pleasant, scenic but shorter round with moderate levels of difficulty. A solid course worth a look.
trees, trees, trees
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Newer course, new baskets, concrete tees. Nice clean park.
Cons: Every hole but one is thru closely spaced trees. Most holes are fairly short. Baskets are not visible from tee on most holes and the signs are not much help. Just any arrow pointing straight or left or right. Also hard to find the next tee on some holes.
Other Thoughts: Decent course if you like this type. Accuracy is what you need here. Not many oppertunities to take a chance and let a long drive go.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Great Addition to DG Mecca
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy to find and simple to navigate
Nice signs showing direction and distance
Great use of elevation changes and well designed fairways
Secluded feeling even though it's right off the road and by the lake
Forces you to shape many lines both left and right as well as straight
Beautifully wooded course with only one wide open shot really
Cons: Come prepared for bugs but this year was bad
This park is pretty cool but I guess you could say alternate pin locations and stuff but that's not really a con
All these shots are tight tunnel shots but again, not really a con
Other Thoughts: What kept going through my mind was that this course felt like Henderson lake's little brother. A lot of the shots in the woods feel very similar bouncing back between back hands and flick shots off the tee making use of a lot of different shots and discs. There are three shots that use mass elevation changes, one open shot and the rest are tightly wooded fairways that require pin point accuracy. This course was fun to play because aspects of the landscape remind me of both Henderson Lake and Whitehall Township which are both really close to this one.
Compared to the courses in the area this course is just average/good and that is not a slight to this course or it's designers in any way. However I'm from Wisconsin so I'm rating this course from an outsider perspective.
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