Todd Wiley June 22, 2011 at 11:34am
That's awesome! I will be shooting over from alpena to play these courses soon!
Hanson Hills June 21, 2011 at 10:53am
New Grayling Rotary Pine Knoll Disc Golf Course is Open! Hanson Hills has 9 New Disc Baskets, placed White Short Tee posts, Blue Long Tee posts and is open for serious fun. Our main goal was to accommodate the beginning to intermediate disc golf players and members of the community that just want to get out and enjoy a beautiful stroll through the Hanson Hills refuge and old Pine Knoll campground. The first Tees are set on the edge of the tree line next to the Softball field and begi ... more
New Grayling Rotary Pine Knoll Disc Golf Course is Open!
Hanson Hills has 9 New Disc Baskets, placed White Short Tee posts, Blue Long Tee posts and is open for serious fun.
Our main goal was to accommodate the beginning to intermediate disc golf players and members of the community that just want to get out and enjoy a beautiful stroll through the Hanson Hills refuge and old Pine Knoll campground.
The first Tees are set on the edge of the tree line next to the Softball field and begin with an easy 135’, right curving shot into the woods. Every hole is a Par 3, with distances averaging only 218 feet from the Short White Tees.
All 9 holes have Blue markers for Long Tees shots as well. Beginners can start with the shorter shots the first time through the loop then shoot a round from the Long Blue Tees the second round for a slightly harder but completely different look at the same basket. Long Blue Tees average 290 feet per hole, with one Par 4 hole in the wide open fairway of Hole #7.
(For those keeping track in GRAs “Walk 100 Program” the White Loop is a total of 3,425 feet and Blue Loop is 4,071 feet. A full round of 18 Holes is approximately 1 ½ miles walked. Keep logging those miles…)
The course is certainly playable and we will add little details as fast as we can to make this new course as great as our Grayling Rotary Championship level course!
John Minicuci November 21, 2010 at 5:38pm
Justin, I hope the skiing season goes well. Looking forward to the skiing to be over so the course can go back in. Happy Thanksgiving!
Kyle Mihatsch---Team Tilley's November 21, 2010 at 5:25pm
Thanks to everyone who put the work and care into this course. looking forward to playing here more.
Andy Bawol November 11, 2010 at 6:10pm
Awwwwwwwww. That sucks. I was planning on heading up next weekend. Guess there is always next year.
Hanson Hills November 11, 2010 at 11:24am
Thanks Everyone for a Sucessful Season of Disc Golf.. Unfortunately due to preperation for the Winter Season the Course is now Closed... All Baskets have been removed and are currently being stored for the Winter...
John Minicuci September 8, 2010 at 9:06pm
If you are coming from the South it might be easier to get offf I-75 at 4 Mile Road and head west until it dead-ends into Military Road about 3 miles. Make a right onto Military Road heading North until you make a right onto 93 about another 3 miles. Turn off 93 (right) onto Old Lake Road then turn right into the Grayling Recreation Area (Hanson Hills).
If you are coming from the North, take 72/93 southwest out of town and turn left onto Old Lake Road and slowly follow the winding road to the park. I believe Ol' Dam Party Store is on 72/93 on your right before you turn onto Old Lake Road.
Andy Bawol September 8, 2010 at 3:08pm
Yes it is off I-75 and not far either. I believe there are signs to guide you to Hanson Hills Recreation Area.
James Humphrey September 8, 2010 at 2:29pm
Is the course off I 75? My blackberry won't pull the directions.
Bill Sampson August 16, 2010 at 12:37pm
I lost 2 discs on Sunday morning. A Buzzz (red,white,blue Rotary tourney) Hole 1, in the woods between the basket and the 2nd tee pad. Als, hole 12, KC-Pro Roc, white IN the pine tree leftside of fairway 50ft from the basket. It was a great morning other than that.
John Minicuci July 8, 2010 at 11:28pm
Hey Justin, nice addition adding brooms and a Driving Range.
Every enhancement makes the course that much more special.
Hanson Hills July 2, 2010 at 9:07am
We are in the process of adding brooms at every hole... Also We have added a Driving Range with markers up to 400ft.
Andrew Vance June 28, 2010 at 8:37am
I was up in the lovells area for a week and played this course about 4 times and I loved it! Just bring your hiking shoes lol.
Matt Powers June 6, 2010 at 1:32pm
LOST: White Northwoods Disc Chuckers star Excaliber says Matt Powers on back. im thinking on hole 14 not exactly sure. please contact me if u have any info. thanks. Despite the lost disc the course kicks ass.
Hanson Hills June 2, 2010 at 3:12pm
Updated Pars: These are tenative pars for the Course Record Challenge
Longs: Holes 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10, 13,15,16,17,19 (par 3); Holes 4,12,14, 18 (Par 4); Hole 11 (par 5)
Shorts: Everything par 3; except hole 18 (par4)
Hanson Hills May 24, 2010 at 2:52pm
you can play on those pads.. they were precasted off site and then placed...