Ironwood, MI 
Mt. Zion DGC Share
Uploaded By: jeremyhilss Hole #6
3 / 199ft.   3 / 236ft. Par / Distance:
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5+    8/30/2018   8/31/2018
Review By: jeremyhilss
Played: 45  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 6.7 Years
This review was updated on 9/27/2018
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Pros: Shot variety - ups, downs, lefts, rights, and straights are all found here. Very tight and technical lines are to be found, but there are a pair of wide open holes that you can air it out on. Some holes demand one line, while others offer options (hole 2 has an extremely tight, dead straight window, or a wider flick around the top of the hill - if you're feeling strong, thumber over the trees. Hole 5 is a flick down a moderately tight woods fairway, or a dead straight rip through a narrow "local gap" on the right side.).

Challenge - no hole is a gimme birdie, although many are on the short side. Tight lanes need to be hit with accuracy and confidence to score well. The open holes (1 and 9) play on the longer side (1 is 247' uphill and to L to R, and 9 is 387' downhill bomber which requires a touchy, powerful fairway drive to park).

Multiple tees - all holes except 6 and 7 offer a short teepad - these are in place for beginners to get their bearings and also for intermediate/advance players to have a shootout for birds and aces. They also offer different lines and looks at the basket

*UPDATE 9/27/18 - there are now blue level, par 4 tees on holes 3, 4, and 5*

Elevation - with the course being on a ski hill, elevation is a main attribute. Get ready for a hike, as you traverse up and down and around steep slopes and cliffs. Signature holes include 7 - an ace run off of a 40 foot cliff, and 9, shooting all the way to the bottom of the terrain park section of the ski area - let your fairway driver rip and watch it glide!

Strategic greens - baskets are placed with guardian trees in challenging areas, on slopes, and near cliffs.

Signage - tee signs on every hole with length, par, and hole map. Many next tee signs where needed.

Benches on holes 2 and 9, and garbage buckets on holes 3, 6, and 9.

Carpet tees - homemade but large enough and surprisingly grippy.

Well mowed and maintained.

Multiple pin positions on some holes.
Cons: Baskets - Lightning DB-5's - I don't hate them but the single chain layout allows for a bit more spit throughs for a hyzer putter like myself. They are also a bit old and beat up.

Carpet tees - will list this as a con because they're not concrete or high quality rubber - if you're a stickler for top end teepads you will be disappointed. Some of the teeing areas are unlevel, but those same holes are short enough to be thrown at a standstill.

Not at the terrain's ultimate potential - this course was redesigned in the woods due to the ski area's inability (or stubbornness) to mow sufficiently. The old design featured two open par 4's and a par 5, and an approximately even amount of open holes vs. wooded holes, heavily increasing the feeling of variety. But trudging through long grass up to your waist and searching for drives that were dead center fairway is never any fun. And the amount of grass was too much for our small local scene to take care of as volunteers, and as a result, the course has been moved almost entirely into the woods, where undergrowth is much much less of an issue. And while I love tight technical wooded courses, and it provides a nice compliment to the newly installed Norrie Park across the city, it is still missing out greatly on the potential of long multi shot holes and top of the world crushes.

Hole 9 is a bit of a walk from the start of the course.

Seasonal - course is unplayable during ski season, and after until snow melts to playable levels.
Other Thoughts: If you are in the area don't miss the Z - it may not blow your mind but it'll provide a unique and enjoyable par 3 disc golf experience.

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