William Pope 14 hours ago
I have never been here before, but was thinking about checking it out tomorrow. Is it open? What's it like? I know there are posts for baskets, but are there tee markers visible? Thanks.
Ben Jackson April 9 at 8:56pm
Attention Belle Isle Disc golfers: This Saturday, there will be a large crew of people manhandling the work that needs to be done on Belle Isle. We will gather around 9am and be working all day. Please come help turn this course into something beautiful! For more information, check out www.facebook.com/events/383872828386667/
Fred Vocino March 22 at 1:01pm
I will be in Metro-Detroit on April 19 for work. I hope to get to the island about 1:30 pm. Let me know if a crew is going to be there to prep for April 20; I can bring a rake and shovel with my bag. Sorry...gotta be in Grand Rapids on 4/20. Planning for your Battle on 8/25.
Travis Smith February 25 at 5:41pm
Orion Music festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9p5fZlgq750
Paul Doherty February 17 at 7:35pm
Lost a green/yellow champ teebird in the snow on the left side of 10 near the long tees for 8. Number is on it.
steve nolff February 1 at 12:35pm
What kind of effect will the knuckleheads on the Detroit city council have on this course. With their recent decision to deny the state stewardship of this wonderful piece of land, will the eventual evolution of this course be impacted.
ronald shufelt January 24 at 5:41pm
so whats up with this course it is permanent with no baskets?
Kwitty kwiatkowski January 24 at 2:36pm
im lookin at going out to belle isle at 415 today(thursday 24th) I work at pewabic pottery so its right by the course. if anyone interested get a hold of me here... or text 7347182595 im always down to disc
Ben Jackson January 20 at 9:02am
There are a few low spots on the course that were wet a week ago. 3 and 5 for the broken pipe may be playable now but i'll advise waterproof boots. Low spots include some areas before and after the pin on hole 4, the pin area on 7(may want to skip for now), and on 17 near the pin
Ben Jackson January 14 at 1:11pm
Planning on working on the course every time after the Sunday noon league.
Next week plans are for cutting some stuff down (just the 2' handle loppers), making arrows from pins to next teepad (yellow bricks), and probably working on the trench some more. Anyone who wants to help work after the league bring waterproof work boots, gloves, shovels, and 2' loppers.
Brad Fuelling January 12 at 11:13am
Ben i got your s-line cd. Tried to play here today but was disappointed to see there were no permanent baskets in
Up In The Air Disc Golf January 5 at 12:41pm
Check out and print off new scorecard and map! Find the image under the first hole pictures as its posted up as the sign for hole 1. Go play the course and give us your reviews. This Sunday the 6th of January we stator the Belle Isle Disc Golf Course Leagues, please join us and help Detroit disc golf grow!
Up In The Air Disc Golf January 3 at 11:44am
Going down to the course today after 2pm to get final measurements and a round in. Post or just come down if anyone cares to join me.
Ben Jackson December 30 at 8:55pm
Also: lost an Orange S-line CD on December 14th between 18's pin and the gate. Gate is unlocked! Lost an orange blizzard Teedevil today on 2's fairway close to short pad. Reward for return
Ben Jackson December 30 at 8:05pm
Tee pads shoveled! Water pipe broke near pins on hole 3 and 5. Probably a good idea to skip those holes for now.
Ben Jackson December 29 at 12:15am
Stay tuned for pics. I have every long pad pic and most of the short pads, just have to upload them (probably tomorrow). The course is on the old ball golf course. Parking lot is located at 42.344053,-82.976851, 2334 Oakway, Detroit, MI. 42.345527,-82.975745 is approximately where long teepad 1 is. The gate entrance may be locked during the week right now but we will be regularly going out there Sundays at noon for a league starting January 6th (yes, we'll be there this sunday same time but p ... more
Stay tuned for pics. I have every long pad pic and most of the short pads, just have to upload them (probably tomorrow).
The course is on the old ball golf course. Parking lot is located at 42.344053,-82.976851, 2334 Oakway, Detroit, MI. 42.345527,-82.975745 is approximately where long teepad 1 is. The gate entrance may be locked during the week right now but we will be regularly going out there Sundays at noon for a league starting January 6th (yes, we'll be there this sunday same time but probably doing more maintenance during the round)
Slightly new layout from the tournament course. About 4 holes have been completely taken out to make way for 2 new holes in the old layout. Island hole is taken out, and there are 2 completely new holes to finish the 18 layout. Shorts are not only significantly shorter, but they provide a completely different layout. Water only comes in play for 5 holes on the course (significantly on 3, explained here). Hole 3(par3) throws about 280ft over a river inlet 50ft wide. Hole 11(par2) is a short hole less than 200 ft where it's beneficial to throw over the river and hyzer (RHBH). The anhyzer route has a fence in the way(not visible from the teepad). Hole 14 is about 330ft mostly over the water shot. (probably 280ft to the beach and 240 to the left opening). Short pad and drop zone is on the other(west) side of the bridge.
Right now every long teepad is marked with 2 short flags and 1 5ft tall flag pole (most have flags on them). Shorts are marked with a set of 2 small flags (small flags are orange and pink and about 1ft off the ground. At least 1 flag at each location has the hole number on it and the shorts are marked with an 's' on the flag. Each pole has a black tape line on it 2.5 ft off the ground (intended to hit above the line to hole-out) and the hole number written on top facing the teepad (may need binoculars lol).
Next intention is to change the tape to an engraved and painted line as well as shorten the poles to make it a clear target zone. Any suggestions on target zone height? I'm thinking 24inches. Also we're working on getting the distances and a clear layout map. Call or email Andrew at Up In The Air 248-673-8846, [email disguise], (during regular business hours W-F 11a-6p Sa-Su 12p-5p) or call/text me 248-459-0681 for more details, questions, or suggestions
fyi you want serious snow boots right now but if it ever warms up there are a few wet spots on the course especially holes 4[pin], 5[long pad], 11, and 12. Waterproof shoes or hiking boots/shoes would be a good idea.
Also I'd like to clarify the wind is normally less than 10mph here. Every time i've been there, except on tournament days where it was 20mph+, it's been under 5mph.
Scott White December 27 at 3:03pm
I should probably clarify that this is an object course right now. To my knowledge there are wooden posts with 5gallon buckets that represent the eventual basket. I haven't been down to see it yet, any reports?
Fred Vocino December 23 at 9:14pm
Steps: 1) On this page, press "events", 2) press Oct.27 past event, 3) on right side, under "about this tournament " press the map -url, 4) see blue markers for parking and place near the start. The folks urging frequent activity should be helpful with tee and hole markers. I'm hoping for photos and sky view of course before I go without guide.