Belle Isle DGC

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Nick Oliver    6 days ago

We know the frustration sucks, we are at the top of that pile. Believe it. But please keep in mind we are currently CLOSED. Stay tuned for a possible event announcement, and other news.

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Fred Vocino   6 days ago

Enthusiasm and patience is a difficult balance. I'll keep Belle Isle on my wish list for the rest of this season.

mike walker   6 days ago

any chance people who paid for 2015 season passes will get a break for 2016 passes?

Scott White    August 18 at 11:12am

Hey Belle Isle followers. Sorry, I don't have any new info on the beautiful Belle Isle course. However, I would like to point out (shamelessly promote) our upcoming tournament that is literally on the other side of he river from Belle Isle. Yes, in Canada. We are very much a sister course to Belle Isle in that we are only a few miles away, and also on an old ball golf course. And in many ways our volunteer groups have been working together / pushing each other to add disc golf to under ... more

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Nick Oliver   August 18 at 6:38pm

Great group of people behind this. Show some love and get out to their event!

Frank Garcia    July 25 at 11:55am

Damn I just heard about this course & was looking forward to playing on it. I'm sorry to hear about all the issues going on with park currently. Good luck at finding that sponsor for the course, it would be a shame to see all the hard work to put in the course just to see it disappear to neglect. Good luck guys & I hope to toss some disc on this course someday when it re opens!

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Nick Oliver    July 21 at 11:29am

Sadly due to the water and that stopping us from being able to mow the majority of the course we are now in a situation where we cant keep the doors open. This does not mean all is lost. We are trying to get a meeting with the DNR in the hopes that we can find some solutions. Water mitigation is VERY EXPENSIVE, in fact the cost would not be believable if I told you. But we have some other ideas on our plate that we will proceed with once given the chance. All the support has been very apprec ... more

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Jesse Whitlock   July 21 at 2:30pm

I did see a Craigslist add for free ground up blacktop and asphalt with free delivery 10 miles of Detroit. Alot of asphalt companies grind up old asphalt into gravel size and have vast amounts to just give away! This material can be safely used to build pathways and such....

Nick Oliver   July 22 at 12:15pm

1. the amount of earth to be moved to get water going in the right places is epic. 2. the cost is even more epic. 3. the ground is virtually always soft, requiring more specialized equipment to move it in there, and likely more time (and of course $$$) 4. the DNR and Conservancy have their own agend ... more

Nick Oliver   July 22 at 12:17pm

In the end we need to find out if the course is financially worth it to a major sponsor. Chances are, as anyone who is involved in disc golf knows, there will never be a ton of money going around. I dont want to post all of our plans here but rest assured a lot of ideas, including your suggestions, ... more

David P    July 21 at 7:56am

this course should have never been open from the get what so ever.. with needing waders and grass up to your neck, it's explained to you how ****ty the course is when u arrive but its not really "explained". by the time you drive out, park your car, walk, pay, walk, and then get out there you could have been to boonie or brys park or some other playable course. not to bust chops here but bad management. instead of sugar coating things like prior keep the place closed until things get right around there..

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Nick Oliver   July 22 at 12:57pm

I sent in a message to the Web Master. Honestly we are not all that concerned with people being negative. It is part of running a business to have people crticize and hate.

Nick L   July 22 at 10:07pm

I have played here with a buddy of mine 6 times between the end of last year and the first couple of months this year. I have played when the conditions have been bad and when they have been good. I have only ever seen someone in the clubhouse once in those 6 times. I have taken a number of picture ... more

Nick L   July 22 at 10:12pm

One question. When I have been there and no one is there, i always tuck $5 in the top of the screen door in the back of the clubhouse. Has anyone gotten that money? Would it be possible to put a slot somewhere so I could drop my money in or would you rather no one play there if no one is around? I ... more

Nick Oliver    July 17 at 11:32am

IF you didnt see the thread below we are currently CLOSED due to water. I will reiterate the issue: the course is an Island, in a horribly wet spring/summer, with water main problems. We are working with the State to fix this, and have some plans on ways we can make the course playable all season even when parts of some holes are closed.

STAY TUNED!

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Brain Evans   July 17 at 11:53am

I wish you guys luck Nick

Fred Vocino   July 17 at 9:13pm

Someone melted the polar ice caps. That must be it.

Nick Oliver   July 21 at 11:25am

With El Nino brewing and some other weather phenomena going on at the same time I have a feeling next season will be even wetter. Hoping we can get this under control. Its a huge issue as all who have played here know. We tried :(

Rob P    July 16 at 10:39pm

Is this course open? Anywhere to find current hours? Thanks

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steve nolff   July 17 at 11:43am

Thanks for the reply Nick. I know nobody wants this course up and playable more than you guys. DGCR certainly has Belle Isle listed. The lastest update on course conditions indeed says you are open. I would be glad to make a quick post there, quoting the above, with your permission....of course.

Rob P   July 17 at 4:09pm

Thanks for the response, will definitey come out and support the course when its up and running, good luck with everything

Nick Oliver   July 21 at 11:26am

Looks like we are closed for the time being. I will update you guys as I can.

Jeremy H    July 10 at 10:29pm

Thinking about coming to play a round tomorrow. What time does the course open? Is it playable or still soggy?

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Jim B    July 10 at 8:25am

Any plans for an October 2015 non-sanctioned tournament?

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Nick Oliver   July 10 at 9:14am

Indeed. The course will dry up soon enough and we will have at least 2 if not more events. The Battle 4 is in the plans. PM me any time and follow us on FB for info!

Nick Oliver    July 9 at 11:04am

FYI - we are trying our damndest to get the course playable again. Mother nature is "raining on our parade." lol

We have some plans in place, so stay tuned. I try to answer questions anytime people have them. Check the info first, then the FB page, or PM me if you are not on there. THANKS for the support.

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steve nolff   July 9 at 11:15am

Thankless work all the time, Nick. So thanks for the work you and the crew put into this project.

Nick Oliver   July 9 at 11:48am

Andy and I, along with guys like Ryan Ripaldi, are 100% devoted, but between mother nature, ****s with mouths who would rather bash than support, and a set of issues we are ironing out with the park system, it has been a tough year. We are still confident that this course will improve and be a place that people come from far and near to play.

Nick Oliver   July 9 at 11:49am

TY for the endless support, Steve.

Jeff Novak    July 1 at 4:41pm

I lost a red Star Katana on 18. 350 ft.+ from the long tee to the left of the the fairway trail. Name and number on it. Reward. Thanks.

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Ed Stack    June 24 at 11:41am

So what's the deal. Came down to play a round and the gates r locked no one there!!
Are you open???

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Andy Smith   June 24 at 12:18pm

We don't open till 12:00 is part of the deal. And there is someone there now cause we're open.

Ed Stack   June 24 at 5:15pm

Sorry I assumed 8am on weekends and 10am on weekdays Sorry my bad

Ed Stack   June 25 at 9:34am

Andy will you update hours of operation on the info page please! Would love to play but need to know weekday/weekend hrs

Brendan Livingston    June 23 at 11:36am

lost an orange champion firebird in the lake 15 ft off shore on hole 14. In front of the willow on the right in front of the basket.

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mike walker   June 23 at 12:02pm

how were the course conditions?id like to eventually play it.

Brendan Livingston   June 23 at 1:16pm

its rough right now, there are issues with the drainage system. When the golf course was closed down back in 2003 they filled in the drains with dirt. They are waiting on permits to re-dig and drain the course so they can really mow. Its playable, just really wet in spots.

Nick Oliver   June 24 at 12:25pm

Thanks for accurately and respectfully informing people for us.

Andy Smith    June 19 at 1:49pm

Due to the fact that we had a last minute emergency with staff and I'm out of town we have to CLOSE the course today.

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Jeff Novak    June 16 at 9:14pm

What is the state of the course? All mowed? Still wet in spots?

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Andy Smith   June 18 at 11:14am

Sorry Jeff as of right now 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14&15 have had a cut. 1,2,4,16,17&18 haven't been cut due to water.

Shawn Boucke    June 16 at 4:06pm

Does Andrew still run the shop? I'm trying to get ahold of him but no response from email or Facebook.

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Andy Smith   June 16 at 4:46pm

Andrew nor up in the air is associated with Belle Isle or Detroit disc golf. Sorry but don't hold your breath because he doesn't answer our calls or emails either!

Shawn Boucke   June 18 at 11:28am

Ok, Thank you. I let him hold onto a good amount of credit from sold discs until he got some stock back in. Don't know if I will get that back now.

David Tomlinson    June 8 at 9:13am

I think it's been about 9 months, but I lost a green z force. I don't remember what hole, but I was wondering if it's in the lost and found.

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Ted Stoebling 'Bonnie Brook DGC'   June 8 at 12:18pm

what is your pdga # I have a green force that was turned in at Bonnie Brook. just has a pdga# on it

David Tomlinson   June 8 at 4:57pm

it was in the ruff on the left side of the fairway. I just don't remember which hole.

Christian Doman   June 8 at 10:11pm

I think that's my force - 34999

Zack Cardenas    June 6 at 10:24am

Are you guys open today?

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Andy Smith   June 6 at 10:50am

No we are not we cut a lot of the holes in yesterday but it pour on top of water that was already standing on the course. Hole 1,2,17,18,16,4&5 are full of water 8inches deep in some spots. We could not cut some of those holes yet and the grass is about waist high. Trying to finish it today or tomorrow. Sorry

Nick Oliver    June 1 at 1:59pm

Pardon our dust!

We are taking the week to do some mowing and maintenance. WE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL THIS WEEKEND. It sucks, we know, but it is a must and things will be better for all! If you want to help on maintenance and/or have mowing equipment please reach out. THANKS!

-Staff

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Brad Fuelling   June 1 at 9:19pm

I was there last week and told myself I wouldn't come back until it was mowed. glad I'll be able to play next week

Nick Oliver   June 2 at 4:03pm

:)

Nick Oliver   June 2 at 8:23pm

We really appreciate those who appreciate and support our efforts. We are all fathers, work multiple jobs, and are paying for this out of pocket. We rely on fundraisers and tournaments to get things done. So coming out to play, getting a shirt or season pass, and understanding the course is still in flux means the world to us.

Zack Cardenas    May 30 at 6:21pm

Is it going to be open next Saturday?

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Andy Smith   May 30 at 6:52pm

Yes we will sorry for any inconveniences.

Zack Cardenas   May 30 at 11:35pm

I am going to try to make it on saturday

Zack Cardenas   May 30 at 11:35pm

I just want to make sure it ill be open can't wait!