, 2022-09-26 07:35:23,
Now that the hot and humid weather of summer is becoming a thing of the past, what better time is there to enjoy a round of disc golf? There is a load of disc golf courses throughout the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo area. And in most cases, they’re free.
For those of you who are a stranger to the game of disc golf, it’s also known as frisbee golf and is similar to traditional golf. The main difference is that instead of whacking a golf ball with a club, hoping to land in or near a hole, the player skillfully flings a frisbee into or near a basket. Either way, each sport is both challenging and somewhat frustrating at times. In traditional golf, a player may attempt to bend a club over a knee, or fling it into the water, after a miserable shot. In disc golf a player will have difficulty bending the rugged frisbee, however, the offending frisbee can be flung into the woods or the water and then retrieved when tempers settle. Frisbees tend to float. As in traditional golf, disc golf is won with the lowest score. The fewer tosses, the lower the score.
After scouring the internet, I came upon a site that seems to have a wealth of information on disc golf courses in the Cereal City/Kazoo vicinity. DGCourseReview has loads of information that includes course info, hole info, pictures of the courses, and player reviews that list the pros and cons of each course. Here is a list of some of the courses in the area:
Battle Creek Area
- Kimbal Pines Park: Moderately Hilly & Moderately Wooded. 18 baskets, 27 par. Very demanding, with long fairways and some moderate elevation changes. DO NOT park in the medical care facility. No alcohol. Directions: From Chicago: I-94 to exit 98B, 2.5 miles to exit 2 (Columbia Ave.). Turn right, 2.9 miles to the park on the right before McDonalds. Note: Park is behind Calhoun County Medical Care Facility. You have to go through their parking lot.
- Dexter Lake Church: Mostly Flat & Lightly Wooded. 9 baskets, 27 par. This is a short course. The woods come into play on holes 1, 2, 5 and 8. Directions: Take highway I-94 to exit 104, turn south, take a right on to Michigan Ave. The course will be one mile down on the right.
- Irving Park: Moderately Hilly & Lightly Wooded. 27 baskets, 72/57 par. Short, beginner-friendly course with mix of open and wooded, flat and hills. Some minimal water hazard. Well maintained, popular. Disc-king baskets. Directions: I-94 to exit #98 B (MI-66 N/I-194 E) and follow MI-66 N for 3.8 miles. Left…
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