Independence Lake County Park

Whitmore Lake, Michigan     2 courses · 36 holes     Driving directions
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Mike Fortunato    May 3, 2012 at 11:04pm

Because of the new water park, the park is taking a bunch of the earth they removed from the old Picnic area (holes 9 - 11) and moving it to Chuck D. #16. They asked us to help them essentially terraform the land with tons of earth. Hole #16 is totally different now. It has two giant mounds where it used to be flat. The giant mounds effectively create a wall on the right side of 13's fairway. Hole #15's slope has also been altered. #14 has will not be effected. All of this should be do ... more

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steve nolff    May 3, 2012 at 10:48pm

You guys are great, thanks for the quick feedback. I am excited to here of new holes, that is fantastic. Guess I will wait a few weeks to head out to I Lake. I am sad that I never got to play Picnic.

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Mike Fortunato    May 3, 2012 at 6:43pm

Yup. Sorry Steve. Picnic is a thing of the past.

Was out there this morning to mark the new locations for Holes A - F tee pads. The basket sleeves are set in concrete, grass seed has been put down. Now all were waiting for is the debris removal which is supposed to start early next week. There is s bunch of scrap metal, refrigerators, and other random **** buried in a few spots out there that need to be dug up and removed.

Then it's just a waiting game for the grass to take root. Pray for rain!

BTW, the new hole #16 is crazy sweet.

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Mike "Papa Par" Even    May 3, 2012 at 6:35pm

Picnic Course is no more Steve :( They are installing a new waterpark kind of area where a number of the holes used to be, so it was pulled earlier this for good. Chuck D is missing pins 13-16 right now because of the construction, however, the rumor is the new 6 holes go in end of this month :)

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steve nolff    May 3, 2012 at 6:31pm

Hey guys, I have not played the picnic course yet, is it still in the ground and playable? Thinking about heading over there this weekend.

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Angel Gilbert    April 27, 2012 at 11:53pm

We will extend the one disc package for 35$ until we run out of titanium buzzz's.

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Lawrence Leonardi essentialdiscs.com    April 27, 2012 at 4:52am

Anyone that plans on playing in the state championships, if you don't have a Michigan Bag Tag you are missing out on potentially getting your registration cash back as well as other prizes!
If you want to learn how to play better tags are a great way to challenge others better then you so that you can learn from them.

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Matt "The Spider" Swider    April 14, 2012 at 12:52am

Sounds like the same person who tagged up Bandemer a couple days ago, especially with the RIP logo.

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g lane    April 13, 2012 at 8:06pm

move dirt son.

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Mike Fortunato    April 13, 2012 at 6:40pm

The reason there is no one at the gate this time of year is because they cant afford to staff it.

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Mike "Papa Par" Even    April 13, 2012 at 6:36pm

and thanks Mr White, for taking lead on contacting the park! Cheers

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Mike "Papa Par" Even    April 13, 2012 at 6:35pm

You are correct Dan, once you are out in the back of the course it's game on time, but, I have been seeing more of a casuals presence when there is no attendant. Summer time they have someone at the gate all day because the lake & water park open up, they are collecting $$$$ for the spike in activity. So it will tapper off soon as it gets warmer, but Rolling has someone at the gate almost all the time, no reason Washtenaw County cant get someone in the booth over at Indy ;)

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Scott White    April 13, 2012 at 6:27pm

The park has been notified (if they didn't already know) and hopefully they can get someone out in the booth over the next week or so. This aggression will not stand.

Let's try to get an ID on this "RIP" tagger, or at least a vehicle/license plate. This reminds me of a similar saga out in k-zoo, with the "poop" tagger. They eventually identified his vehicle, found his facebook and get him to stop without involving the authorities. Let's hope for a similar resolution here.

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Mike "Papa Par" Even    April 13, 2012 at 5:57pm

Wind was pretty epic out there earlier this week, are we sure mother nature didn't take it out

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Nancy Leat    April 13, 2012 at 5:54pm

the tree was the last straw. unacceptable.

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Mike "Papa Par" Even    April 13, 2012 at 5:48pm

Past week or so it's been weird out there Nancy, I concur. Might be out there tomorrow, I was going to pop into the office the next time I was there to alert the park staff as to what's happening when there's no attendant. A huge bummer, especially with brooms and signs getting trashed :/

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Nancy Leat    April 13, 2012 at 5:43pm

What's up with all the destruction on the course!?!?!?!? Broken brooms, more ignorant tagging (r.i.p.'s are meant for gravestones) and on #11, the pine tree on the fairway was snapped off at the base (no giggity) and is laying in the fairway. I don't understand peoples inability to raise their spawn correctly. What's the possibility of establishing a volunteer program for folks to work the booth? I'd gladly give up a couple hours to insure less destruction to the course.

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Mike Fortunato    April 8, 2012 at 8:30pm

The new 6 hole loop is designed and being worked on by the park. Before they install the baskets they have to remove metal debris from a few areas in the new land. The new holes should be ready to play by mid/end May.

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Kyle Greenhalgh    April 8, 2012 at 7:44pm

When are the new holes coming in the field?

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Matt "The Spider" Swider    April 8, 2012 at 5:30am

Currently 13-16 are out.

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