Minutes from our stores are fantastic disc golf courses that will challenge golfers of all abilities! Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee. The sport was formalized in the 1970’s, and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of throws. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole”. the hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole- an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it’s sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. There are few differences, though. Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you probably won’t need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad “tee time.” It is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, regardless of economic status.
This well thought out 18 hole course, designed by Tim Kopacz, is challenging and demands accuracy and control. The holes are wooded and tight offering two tees, blue tees are sure to challenge advanced players while red tees offer fun for the whole family.
While the course is open there are still several opportunities for hole sponsorship. Funds collected will be used for course improvement and maintenance, ensuring that Marquette will have a championship disc golf course for generations to enjoy. We at Down Wind Sports are the proud sponsor of hole number 5! If you or your organization are interested in joining us in sponsorship please contact the course designers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The forested course utilizes a gentle ridge and ravine terrain that incorporates existing open areas under a canopy of trees for a great Blue (Advanced) level design. Red (Amateur) tees make for a great and balanced experience for newcomers and recreational players, including some short ace runs!
Start by parking all the way around the end of the driveway, by the soccer field, and play the first five holes in the new western parcel. The old course church sandhill is still in play on hole 17 offering a wide open long distance throw. The new course features hole distances that range from 215” to 425′ from the long tees. Also new in this design are short beginner tees for less frustration and some ace races. These holes range from 130′ to 320′. Accuracy and control is a must and needed for tight left, right, straight and s-curve holes through lots of the tall wooded parcels. Don’t forget to drop a few bucks into the pay pipe when you play and let’s see if we can encourage Tim and the other volunteers to keep up the great work and maybe add some more holes for us to play!
Located in Lake Linden, this course offers long drives, and a few tricky doglegs. With a few 400’+ holes, you can easily come show off your best driving skills. There’s plenty of room to show your technical abilities as well on your approach. This course is worth playing! Well maintained and dry. Lots of hills and great utilization of the terrain.
This is a short course with holes in the 200′-300′ range. If you live in the Houghton/Hancock area and just want to throw a quick round or two, this is perfect course to play.