+3 votes Ken B › July 31, 2014
Extremely difficult, surprising course here. They have vortex baskets, which are amazing, but no signage and just put cement tees in. With some signs, and maybe markers on the baskets pointing you in the right direction to the next hole, this could be a world class course. I really had fun shooting a +15 and that doesn't happen often. *REVISED* Cement and signs in and pretty good. They have also been slowly widening some of the fairways, which was needed. A little more beating in, some trash cans and benches, and water/bathroom area, this will be the standard for pro courses in the area.
+3 votes Jeremy Moran › May 18, 2014
Prepare to get your ass handed to you! 18 brand new signs, tees, and baskets laid out in a beautifully kempt park. Navigation from basket to tee can still be confusing and the course could benefit from the addition of alt tees for the casual player. Gotta be ON to save par on the majority of the holes. Probably more fun as a doubles round unless you're a masochist. Not the course to play on vacation with your mom.
+1 votes MEAT BABY › November 26, 2013
+1 votes William Maddix › May 1, 2013
Incredible course, expertly designed, in a beautiful park. Once it has concrete tee pads and signage, this will be one of Michigan's premier courses. That's what's holding it back from an A+. Right now it's not easily navigable unless you're with someone who knows the course already. And it's tough. Really tough. Might not be a good course for newbies just learning how to play.
+1 votes Alex Schaub › May 30, 2013
The baskets are amazing! Good amount of variety though out the course that makes you throw every shot in your bag. The difficulty of the coarse makes it much less enjoyable. Narrow fairways in the woods, no signs (i'm sure they are on the way), difficult to navigate because nearly every hole is blind. Compared with the other great courses in the area I don't believe it will be worth playing as much as I had hoped. :-( Respectable but overall disappointing.
+1 votes Jordan Snyder › November 17, 2013
Really great course now that teepads and signs are up. Might have to be my regular course from now on. If you can master this course, you can play anywhere. Good luck shooting par!
+0 votes Wade TF › October 22, 2015
+0 votes Chuck H. › June 8, 2013
Love the layout. Obviously it's brand new,but once the tee pad's are in and signage is up...WOW! Very tough course that has it all. Long holes through the forest that require you to manage your game, big bomber holes with baskets protected by tall pines or tucked behind a small pond. Hyzer's, anhyzers, backhands and forehands. Really a challenging course, but fair. Par will be a really good score, because I don't see many easy birdies on this course.
+0 votes Josh Pena › June 12, 2013
Do not go unless you are playing with someone that has already gone and knows the layout. The course is new and is overgrown, fairways are extremely tight with narrow shots and long drives. The tees consist of integrated paved paths and rubber mats, when we played we were told that the cement was in the works. the new gortex baskets are nice word of caution throw hard or your at risk of not staying in. hard course to play but with use it will get better.
+0 votes John Keeler › April 30, 2014
+0 votes Ragna Bygde › October 23, 2014
I wrote a review about Leila a while back and its time to change it, there has been tons of work done at the course and I actually enjoy playing there now! there are actually lines to hit now! There are still some holes that doesnt have a natural flight path of a line but seeing the results made so far, Im sure its in progress! From a D- to a B in a couple of months is awesome and hoping to see this course as a course played by many and actually enjoyable by more players of different caliber!
+0 votes Michael Gearhart › May 2, 2014
+0 votes Lance Rogers › May 14, 2014
Epic course. String together two or three near perfect shots and a great putt and you will have a shot at par. Definitely not for ego-maniacs nor the faint of heart. I would like to see a restroom, more trash recepticles and perhaps a practice basket.
+0 votes Steve Hedstrom › June 8, 2014
+0 votes Tom Bos › June 26, 2014
Tough course! There is no signage as to where the next tee pad is from the basket & they seem to be a fair distance away. Spent more time looking for discs & the next pad then playing. Would rather go to Begg or other courses close right now...
+0 votes Patrick Fulkerson › September 5, 2014
Course needs Maps, or a arrow pointing to the next tee-pad, some are not that intuitive otherwise this is an amazing course and a competitor for best in Michigan
+0 votes Joel Cook › September 10, 2014
Didn't have too much trouble navigating the course. Tee pads with placards for the "hole" and the vortex baskets were nice. It just wasn't much fun to play it. There are too many courses around that I would rather play. This course needs a second set of tee pads.
+0 votes Christopher McIntosh › March 13, 2015
I am a beginning disc golfer only one year into play this sport. All I have to say about this course is: welcome to the big leagues! I place this course in the division that Coldbrook park is in the professional division at least in my opinion. This is a fun course to play on but more suited to the intermediate and professional disc golfer, beginners(like myself) will get frustrated easily and not do good here. Is an 18-basket Par 57 single cemented teepad disc golf course within an arboretum. ...
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I am a beginning disc golfer only one year into play this sport. All I have to say about this course is: welcome to the big leagues! I place this course in the division that Coldbrook park is in the professional division at least in my opinion. This is a fun course to play on but more suited to the intermediate and professional disc golfer, beginners(like myself) will get frustrated easily and not do good here. Is an 18-basket Par 57 single cemented teepad disc golf course within an arboretum. All baskets are DGA and are in excellent shape, all the teesigns are about a year old and are very descriptive as they show a layout of the hole, hole # and hole par. All holes are par three except for holes 5,7,18 that are par fours. Footage distances range from the shortest hole #9 at 210 feet to the longest hole #5 the" football field" which I label it at 830 feet. All holes are blind meaning you cannot see the basket from the teepad except hole #15. In my opinion there are only a very few holes that are aceable. You would have to be a exceptionally skilled disc golfer in order to throw an ace here. In my opinion the only holes that are "ace-able" are holes #1,4,9,15 and like I said it would be solely on luck and skill! The cemented teepads are in excellent shape and the course now has benches on some of holes along with trash bins. Hole #11 is the signature hole to this course and in my opinion one of the coolest fairways I have ever seen on a course. You start on top of a hill and you throw across an open field that is like bowl shape all the way past two concrete pathways to the basket which is hidden beneath a couple of pine trees. This course has a variety of open field shots, to wooden shots and even water comes into play on holes #5,13,16. It should not be a factor unless you throw a really terrible shot or you try to be cute. The wood shots give off a cold brook feel to the them as the trees are numerous and the fairways are narrow. This course will test your techniques as the lines are crazy here. What would make this course even better to allow me to give it an A rating is: short teepads for beginners, next hole signs that would give you a direction to the next hole, and a restroom or a port-a-john. Things to be careful and wary of are elevation is constant here there are times you are going to walk up and down steeps hills, like previously mentioned all the holes except one are blind shots so it is good to either bring discs you are not heartbroken to lose or bring a spotter. Also non-disc golfers like to come to this park as well and I am afraid to even know what some of them are doing there! Also there are pathways that go around the distance of the arboretum and if your not paying attention you may hit someone. One hole #2 that is a pull off where one can park their vehicle and this happens to be right in the middle of the teepad into the fairway. One time I had to go off the teepad and throw so I would not hit the person's vehicle that was parked there. Also be very careful when walking up down the hills in the wooded holes, from what I hear volunteers maintain this park and you will notice tree stumps that were not taken out and are too small to see as they are covered by grass and leaves. I cannot count the endless times I have almost tripped over them. Make sure to either bring a spotter or pay attention to where you threw your disc as some of the holes are either in the woods, or has bushes or tall grass. I have lost two discs here and nothing is more frustrating than losing discs! During the warmer months bring plenty of liquids to keep yourself hydrated, sunscreen and bugspray. You will be getting your exercise here! Also to either bring a map with you or bring someone with you as you will easily get lost here. Also unless someone plans on doing something about this is: Hole #8 teesign layout is wrong. On the current sign it shows the fairway doglegging to the left, when it should be doglegging to the right. I would not recommend golfing here in the winter when there is lots of snow on the ground. Also make sure you are finished golfing by sundown as the park has hours and when it gets dark there are cops who drive around looking for people and they will kick you out when the park is closing. When you enter the arboretum off of west michigan road take a left at where it splits to go either left or right, you will see another pathway which goes to the right, turn right and you will head upwards and it will circle around to a parking lot and a pavilion. When you park you will see hole #1 just to the left of the pavilion. I think once this course gets broken into more and could improve such as being more beginner friendly than this will be one of the best courses in the state of michigan. Have fun and remember welcome the "Beast" known as Leila Arborteum.
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+0 votes Forrest Omland › April 2, 2015
Wow! What a nice long epic course. Throw here a few times and you'll definitely become a better player. It could use lots of trimming and tiny stump removal (and more trash cans) but the signs and most of the tee pads are cool, and the place is beautiful. Tough but awesome.
+0 votes Brandon Hart › May 29, 2015
This course is a very challenging course. I would not recommend playing competitively. You will no doubt shoot really high. Like bogies frequently. Very narrow fairways and lots of trees. Not to mention long holes! The course needs to make the current tees pro tees and add new tees for regular tees. I do not recommend playing the course by yourself. Could easily get lost when trying to find the next whole. This is a course that I will probably never play again unless I want to go hiking and just ...
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This course is a very challenging course. I would not recommend playing competitively. You will no doubt shoot really high. Like bogies frequently. Very narrow fairways and lots of trees. Not to mention long holes! The course needs to make the current tees pro tees and add new tees for regular tees. I do not recommend playing the course by yourself. Could easily get lost when trying to find the next whole. This is a course that I will probably never play again unless I want to go hiking and just throw the disc/frisbee around. If you do decide to go play just be sure to go in a group so they can help locate your disc once you throw it. But positives the course is beautiful and the signage for the hole is good.
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+0 votes Eric "LEFTY" Brown › July 22, 2015
The best word to describe this course is purgatory, some where between heaven and hell. The toughest course I have ever played, played over 80 courses. Small miracle I didn't lose a disc. The toboggan course has a twin sister called Leila.
+0 votes Chris Flaherty › June 22, 2015
-2 votes Josh Noce › November 30, 2013
This will be a really good course once it gets beat in a little(or a lot) more.
-3 votes Corey Kieft › November 26, 2013
-3 votes jonathan link › May 8, 2013
straight sick. best around.
-3 votes Nate Best › May 31, 2013
Great scenery, baskets, and some really memorable holes. However, some of the lines seem unkept, no cement pads sometimes no pads at all, no maps, bad direction to next hole. Could def. turn into a great course if a little more work was done to the little things