Bertha Brock County Park

Ionia, Michigan     1 course · 18 holes     Driving directions

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-  +3 votes  + Derek Straayer › October 28, 2012
A+
This course is just plan awesome. The hills are sharp,fast,and numerous creating a unique experience. The trees force you to develop new shots in your arsenal. Think you like to play all backhand, this course will force you to throw forehand. Traversing this bad baby is quite rigorous. Not a good choice for carts and strollers though.
-  +2 votes  + Christina Upton › October 27, 2012
A
Steep hills and challenging plays. A few stumps here and there so watch your feet. All in all beautiful course
-  +2 votes  + Victor Wahl › January 23, 2013
C+
-  +1 votes  + Dan Hultin › November 3, 2012
C+
Pros: Hilly and wooded. No open bomber shots, pretty much all technical but def some distance too. Many holes have interesting pin placements that make you shoot for par and not want to go for birdie. Has an even amount of left and right holes. The course has promise to be great in the future. The signage was probably the best ive seen. Seeing the elevation change on the sign was really cool. I never felt lost, the tee signs showed where the next tee was and the baskets usually had some bl ...
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-  +1 votes  + William Kaiser › October 28, 2012
A-
This is a course like no other; it was a great time yesterday. I met some great people and reconnected with some familiar faces from past Disc golf outings. Great job Discoholics! The course was made for the best to come out and shine, it demands the best shots, it is physically challenging, and finally the location is Magnificent. With all that said, realize this is a brand new course, it will only get better. Can't wait to play it again, spring time will be excellent.
-  +1 votes  + Brian Fitz › October 28, 2012
B+
Very challenging course. Extreme elevation changes. Easy to lose a disc off the fairways. Watch your footing with all the stumps and rocks. This course , nesteled in the forrest area of a nice county park, has the potential to be one of Michigans gems. Big thanks to the discaholics & all who helped.
-  +1 votes  + riversidejoe johnson › October 28, 2012
A
very nice course in the very early stages too so once the lanes open that will lead to awesome rounds. hilly and a little dangerous due to terrain and trees but if that don't excite you you are not a michigander. a must play and as bonus only a few miles from fallasberg
-  +1 votes  + MEET BABY MAISY › October 28, 2012
A
-  +1 votes  + Cody Whitney › November 1, 2012
B
Very fun course with some work this could be a premire course in Michigan
-  +1 votes  + Derek Kresge › November 13, 2012
B+
-  +1 votes  + Joe Wingett › November 19, 2012
B-
The new course in Ionia. Lots of elevation, lots of blind shots, hardly any lines to the basket whatsoever. Close your eyes, throw, and hope. Could definitely benefit by having those long flags on top of the baskets so you dont have to run up on every hole to see where the basket is.
-  +1 votes  + Brian O › January 10, 2013
B+
Very technical and mentally challenging, excellent use of land and elevation, excellent signage. This course will wear very well and will be a solid 'A' with better pads and a little more breaking in. Not everyone has enough foresight to recognize this, don't let the terrible ratings of a couple brainless individuals dissuade you from playing this course.
-  +1 votes  + Andy Moll › June 1, 2013
B+
-  +1 votes  + Alan Moll › June 1, 2013
B
-  +1 votes  + Scott McCausey › June 5, 2013
C
First, let me say "don't forget your bug spray". My spray bottle was empty, forcing us off the coarse after 9-holes. For the disc pro, this is probably a pretty good coarse. For the family goer, this is not friendly. The elevation for a little guy is too much. The pin placement is a bit ridiculous for a junior as well. Some jerk also turned arrow sings around so we couldn't find the next hole. For a family outing, D-. For the skill player, much more fun.
-  +1 votes  + Connor Gortsema › December 31, 2013
C+
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-  +0 votes  + Shrimp Boat Captain › September 5, 2014
C
i give this course a c only because of its incredible potential. Bertha could be amazing if there was a lot of work done on it. Courses need fairways and Bertha has maybe 2. It is very hard yes, and if that was the sole intent then the creators succeded. However I think a course needs to have clearly defined fairways that are navigable. You dont see whole holes in ball golf made of rough or greens the size of a medicine ball do you? I dont mean to put down bertha because it has a great deal of ...
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-  +0 votes  + Nick Bosovich › March 11, 2013
B+
Very technical course, not many long holes but tight lines and dog legs... Good use of elevation change, needs tee pads for sure!!!
-  +0 votes  + EMR - MUMS a Million › November 5, 2012
C-
Pros: Very beautiful park with great views and rustic terrain. Easy to find and cheap to play. Great land plot for a disc golf course. Equal amounts of righty lefty holes The design of the course was good, I felt they used the land well and I never felt lost or had no idea where the next pad was. LOTS OF POTENTIAL. Cons: Tee pads were short and dangerous. Hardly any lines. Lots of throw and hope holes witch involve more luck than skill. Some of the pars were a little questionable in my ...
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-  +0 votes  + Brian Rice › October 27, 2012
A+
even without perm tee pads amazing course best and hardest i have played yet hands down bad a## period
-  +0 votes  + Bryan Earvin › October 27, 2012
A
Very challenging course! Make sure you have some good shoes, the hills are quite steep in places.
-  +0 votes  + Tialor Byrne › October 27, 2012
A+
well the wait was way worth it this course is the hardest hilly thing with shoots for both forhand and backhand think you have game test your slef here
-  +0 votes  + chad reneau › October 27, 2012
A
she's gonna be a good 1
-  +0 votes  + Nick Kohn › April 5, 2013
A-
WOW!!! this is the hardest course I've ever played. its just awesome. epic terrains and tight woods that don't make it impossible, but really really hard. this course makes you work for par!
-  +0 votes  + Corey Kieft › October 28, 2012
B+
Tough course w/ lots of elevation. Some pads seem short and the big rocks around the pad are kinda sketchy on a couple holes. Dead limbs on some holes need to go.
-  +0 votes  + ALH 5870 › October 29, 2012
A+
This will be one of the most physical courses you will ever play. Steep grades and tight but fair lines will test your whole game. Good footwear is a must. Not to friendly for carts. Walk carefully as some stumps and rocks may trip you up. PLEASE KEEP THIS COURSE CLEAN!!!!!! It runs thru a beautiful woods, so please leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but birdies. Enjoy
-  +0 votes  + Terry Quillan › November 6, 2012
A
Great job on the design, tough course!!
-  +0 votes  + Katie Pickell › November 17, 2012
A
-  +0 votes  + Aaron Bruinsma › December 4, 2012
A-
-  +0 votes  + Luke Balcer › December 7, 2012
A
if all you like to do is chuck and putt this isn't your style of course. this course requires a wide variety of shots. once it is broken in it will be an awesome course. if your out=of-shape this course lay out will get you in-shape. for the time being i would not recommend a golf cart of any kind, carrying your bag will allow you to traverse the course easier. good luck and enjoy.
-  +0 votes  + Mark Sharpe › December 15, 2012
A
-  +0 votes  + Luke Chittenden › April 7, 2013
B-
-  +0 votes  + Wade Collins › June 16, 2013
A+
Its a raw course which made it harder so if your looking for challange this is it if you want wide open bomber course go some were go play ball golf
-  +0 votes  + Samantha Gilbert › July 2, 2013
C
Only played the first 9 because the fairways need to be trimmed up more. A lot of bugs (ticks included).
-  +0 votes  + Miles Hansel › July 11, 2013
B+
-  +0 votes  + Marc 2895 › July 14, 2013
B-
This is a great layout for a course. If you are looking for a course with lots of elevation changes this is the one for you. One problem that I see is the continual care of the fairways will be difficult , no mowers here , all weedwackers . So in turn it is getting incredibly overgrown. Many holes there is no fairway or defined rought other holes there is a clear line. The signage is good although the tee signs are suffering from moisture . This is also a very nice park with other activities and ...
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-  +0 votes  + Dan Sinkey › November 12, 2013
A+
So it dosn't have concrete tees and the signs are poor cos of not being weatherproof so what from start to finish this course has tight wooded ( mostly pines but some hardwood trees to ) and insane elivation . Interesting shot selection and it doesn't let up at all !!! Bertha is beautiful and hard as hell !!
-  +0 votes  + Jim Knudson › August 3, 2013
A
Every hole has elevation changes through heavy woods. Course is easy to follow (even without a map) and the teesigns show distance and direction. No excessively long holes. Three par 4's, although #18, a par 3, was as tough as any of them. Pick a line and hit it. This course is a hidden diamond!
-  +0 votes  + Steve Hedstrom › January 14, 2014
B
Birtha Brock has some amazing woods with extreme elevation changes and doglegs. It is still getting beat in, but overall a fun course, as long as your not paying attention to the score. Remember to bring plenty of water and bug spray (manditory) as the insect will eat you alive otherwise.
-  +0 votes  + Jerrid Warner › May 8, 2014
B-
It's been cleared recently which has made it look nice. Forgot how hilly this course is. Lot's of bumblebees out there today. Known for mosquito. Needs benches!!!
-  +0 votes  + David Laughter › April 28, 2014
A+
Just played last week for the first time, and there have been major updates and work done to make this one of the most challenging and rewarding courses in our area! Good job to those that have worked on it! ;)
-  +0 votes  + Travis Wickham › June 3, 2014
A-
Beautiful course design loved the elevation changes. Definitely not for beginners make sure to bring bug spray.
-  +0 votes  + John Bauer › September 16, 2014
A-
-  +0 votes  + Carlos V › September 18, 2014
A
-  +0 votes  + Ryan Hart › October 18, 2014
B
I think it is a unique course, with a lot of hills and slopes. Will for sure challenge you with some dog lefts in the first nine. Hole 18 is very tough.
-  +0 votes  + dale harris › November 23, 2014
D
-  -1 votes  + Robert M › November 5, 2012
C
Disappointing. I know it is new, but when Fallasburg opened it felt worlds better to me. Be prepared to hike a LOT. So many stray rocks everywhere make it extremely easy to roll an ankle. The teepads are too short. Need more lines to avoid that forced feel it currently has. Definitely potential. but I feel its quite a ways out.
-  -1 votes  + Blake Ingalls › November 10, 2012
A-
hardest course in michigan would have rated an A if it had cement tees
-  -1 votes  + Eric Grinwis › July 2, 2013
C-
-  -1 votes  + Keven Krieger › July 2, 2013
C-
Needs A LOT of TLC! It is getting overgrown. Also, the Pars for some of the holes are just ridiculous. Not a professional, but I have good distance on drives and still have a rough time making par. Also, nothing they can help, but the mosquitoes are absolutely insane there.
-  -2 votes  + Nate Upton › October 28, 2012
A+
Perfect course, challenging and fun. Tons of trees and elevation changes. The locals are great people which adds tons to a good course.
-  -2 votes  + Michael Wagner › May 13, 2013
C-
-  -2 votes  + Ryan Waugh › August 7, 2013
B
walk down then up so you can walk down then up. repeat x5
-  -3 votes  + Will Boekeloo › June 5, 2014
B+
-  -7 votes  + D TREE › November 21, 2012
F-