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I was recently on a trip to the UP and was passing through Boyne City, Mi. I had heard about Avalanche Disc Golf Course from a local after playing Boyne Mountain (best course BTW). I decided to check it out and was very disappointed. I found the course hard to navigate, poorly designed, and not worth playing again. When I pulled up there was a map (see photo), but it was backwards and hard to follow. After hole 2 I was wandering for nearly 30 min, then someone told me they removed hole 3. The first 9 (8 really) was entertaining, but the back 9 was a let down. Most shots were uphill as the course followed a hiking trail up a small mountain. Holes were spaced very far apart, hard to find most times, and I probably hiked 2 + miles uphill. I thought it was a poorly designed course, and would not play the back 9 again.

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If you were heading up to the UP you should have hit up Silver Mountain in St Ignas. Sweet course and fairly easy to follow. The only hole that i found confusing was hole 8 due to another basket being in view from the tee (actual basket is not in view). Very fun course. I wish i lived closer so i could play it again.
I played Silver Mountain, it was awesome! I am going to play again in October on a color tour of some courses. Love hole 9.
Didnt happen to find my tee rex did you? Lol
Yeah! I lost it on hole 9 up there. Threw my first drive and had so much fun doing it i decided to throw a second (my tee rex). It went out and faded right never to be seen again. Poor tee rex i'll miss you!
Before traveling to other courses, check them out on DGCourseReview! Pics and reviews are available for most courses. Had you read my review there, you wouldn't have stopped......River Road Sports Park in Petoskey is a MUCH better alternative!
Yeah I am on that site quite a bit actually, but didn't check it before I traveled. Thanks for the tip about the course in Petoskey. I am doing a color tour in October so I might include it in my travels. Thanks.
Last year we checked out the Avalanche course. BUT it was December and they had half a foot of snow and the sled hill was full of kids. DGCR mentioned that it was hard to navigate. Instead, we checked out the River Road course and it played pretty well. BUT they had almost a foot of snow so it was still a bitch mapping out (luckily we did take a pic of the map at the start). The first 3 holes we found tracks in the snow, which helped, but they disappeared when it started snowing again. It was pretty cold too with a winter storm nailing us about halfway thru. We didn't see anyone else at the park the whole time. 4 and a half hours later we skipped the last two holes and made it back to the car without frostbite. I'd really like to go back and play it again in better conditions.

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