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We are in Mt. Pleasant Michigan. My students are mostly inexperienced, but are bored with the CMU course. Any idea as to some nicer courses that aren't too challenging within about an hour drive ? Lansing...Big Rapids ?

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I live in Grand rapids and we have like 7 courses in the area-not sure if you want to drive that far though.....
Hey shoes check out these courses: Midland, Freeland, St. Charles these are very close to Mt. Pleasant and all of them are free to play. If you are willing to travel more than an hour take them to Flip City its disc golf heaven. Check out this link do a search by map and you can see all the courses in driving distance as well look at course reviews and features.
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/
I took them to Flip City last year, the trip was a bit too long, and the course was awesome but my kids were over their heads. Thanks, didn't know St. Charles had a course.

Red Line Disc Golf said:
Hey shoes check out these courses: Midland, Freeland, St. Charles these are very close to Mt. Pleasant and all of them are free to play. If you are willing to travel more than an hour take them to Flip City its disc golf heaven. Check out this link do a search by map and you can see all the courses in driving distance as well look at course reviews and features.
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/
man, I wish my high school had a Disc Golf Team'
Here in Michigan we have alternative schools that are part of the Michigan Alternative Athletic Association. We have lots of sports; softball, flag football and disc golf. We compete all over the state, but for practices and just trips, we want to do more than play our local course which is wide open and is too easy for my two experienced golfers.
Have you been over to the Big Rapids course yet... Great course... get a hold of Dr. Huge and I'd bet he would give you a tour.
Yeah, I thought that since the holes are short they would be nice, but do you think the abundance of trees mean that they would get frustrated with hitting them ?? I know I do, and I play a bunch.
I am here in Big Rapids, 50min from you. Our course is shorter and technical. We have shorts and longs, well marked. In June we poured cement tees for all of the long pads. I don't blame them for being bored with the CMU course wide open, and all you have to play against is the wind. Our course is wooded but the fairways are mostly open. I have videos posted on my page of quite a few holes if you want to take a look. I think there is a great mixture here, but I am biased since I have helped do a lot of work here. Dr. Leonard Johnson, a instructor here at Ferris built the course in 06, and also teaches a disc sports class here on campus. Many of his students have never played before and they play the course and love it. Trees are just a part of the game, you find them at many courses, especially here in the mitten.

I have yet to play the MSU campus course that may be another option, as well as Grand Ledge, Fitz, and Grand Woods that are all great courses about an hour from you.
I got a high school team here in Davison. It's just east of Flint. We play mainly at Goldenrod and Holly Woods disc golf courses. So far we played one time in this little high school rivalry match with Royal Oak (they're even further south). But we could easily drive to Midland and meet your school half way to play a few mini tournaments this spring.
Davison is about 1.5 hours from Mt. P. Midland or even Frankenmuth might be decent. I think Frank. would be a bit far for you guys though.

I went to CMU. Played my first course there. Ahh, those were the days.
Tee pads are mere suggestions. You could spice things up by choosing a different tee location for each hole.

(One of) My home courses (Kensington) had a weird weather pattern where a lot of snow melted, then froze leaving large areas of ice. Then we had a few inches of snow fall so the dangerous ice patches were hidden from sight but still very dangerous. Yesterday we played the course, and wary of the ice patches which we sort of knew the locations, chose new (and safer) teeing spots. It was like playing a new course.

This time of year there are probably few other golfers so take advantage. Play the course backwards. Play skip a basket (#1 tee to #2 basket, etc.). Make a mando around an object which makes a hole play 1000 feet. Make the kids play a round with all overhead drives or all forehand drives. Invite a couple Pros out to take on the whole team in best shot.

You don't need to drive an hour for new challenges.
Thanks Mark Ellis, that is a great beautiful suggestion. See you on at Nat Ams ?
Jon Andrews said:
Thanks Mark Ellis, that is a great beautiful suggestion. See you on at Nat Ams ?

I have been told the schedule makers have set the Amateur National Championships and the Pro weekend for the Discraft Great Lakes Open for the same dates, so I will have a smaller role at Am Nats.

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