Willow Metropark

Willow, Michigan     1 course · 24 holes     Driving directions

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-  +10 votes  + Scott White › November 3, 2014
B+
Pros: -24 holes of tough, technical disc golf. Only one hole is what you would consider open. -Never crowded. -Concrete tees, trash cans, decent amenities. -Big difference in dificulty between the long and short tees. -Beautiful in the fall. -New maintenance person in charge really has great upkeep of the course. It looks beautiful right now. I changed my review from a B- to a B+ because of this. Cons: -Mutant death-eating mosquitos, course is almost unplayable during the la ...
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-  +2 votes  + Trevor "Doppler" Dixon › October 8, 2010
B+
-  +2 votes  + John Lakenan › September 20, 2010
A-
I have only played this course a couple of times (2009 Fly Open and today). The course was in great shape today although the growth just off the fairways is quite thick in many places (shouldn't throw there anyway right?). From the short tees there is not much need for power but accuracy and and shots for tight right hand and left hand turns are required as well as some rather long straight tunnels. Overall very enjoyable course. Well worth the time if you are in the area.
-  +2 votes  + Ben Ciccarelli › November 20, 2010
A-
really a beautiful course
-  +2 votes  + Dave Lassen › August 6, 2012
A
-  +2 votes  + Nick Vanderkolk › September 17, 2011
B+
Excellent when mosquitoes are gone. **** when mosquitoes are home.
-  +1 votes  + Matt Schwartz › November 28, 2010
A
STAY IN THE FAIRWAY
-  +1 votes  + Anthony Voss › May 19, 2012
A+
Willow is such an awesome course when the conditions are right and you're not overwhelmed by mosquitoes; which are HUGE out there right now, or flooded out by the thaw after winter. Today though, the course was dry, the bugs weren't too bad and the sun was shining, can't ask for more than that at Willow. Definitely one of the more technical courses in the area, Willow has tight, wooded fairways and thick foliage that will swallow your disc if you're not careful and pay attention to your throws. Then again, as long as you throw in the fairway, you'll have nothing to worry about!
-  +1 votes  + Jesse Whitlock › August 6, 2013
B+
Course is dry but mosquitoes are bad!!!
-  +1 votes  + ken "sega salt" moote › July 6, 2011
A
NO bugs right now, freshly mowed Andd no one there!!!
-  +1 votes  + Travis Sheldon › May 3, 2011
A-
Watch out for the insane amount of mosquitoes!
-  +1 votes  + Nick Oliver › December 10, 2014
B+
SUMMARY - fun as hell, great for people who don't want to throw giant drives all day and prefer a pretty shaded, decently short, well maintained course. Bad for people who don't have water proof shoes, hate mosquito's (from June through September watch the wall for condition updates) or can't throw straight. Highway noise can be a bit grating, but if you play here enough you eventually tune it out (just keep the noise in mind when you are yelling CLEAR or FORE). I love Willow, and it can be a ...
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-  +1 votes  + Rooster Robb DeHaan › April 27, 2013
B
Willow is a great course on an inconvenient plot of land. The land easily floods and breeds swarms of mosquitoes. I really enjoyed the shot variety throughout the course. There were short holes and long holes, tunnel shots and wide open shots, subtle doglegs and 90 degree doglegs both left and right. The rough was usually dense which can be a pro or a con, I just think it demands better shots which adds to the challenge. Great signage throughout the course. Very minimal trash. Overall, it is a very well designed course on land that doesn't drain well enough.
-  +1 votes  + William "Bullet Bill" Pope › October 14, 2012
B+
-  +0 votes  + Luke Palnau › May 10, 2011
B
Couple fairways were still flooded, some mosquitos
-  +0 votes  + - br33zy - › February 16, 2011
B+
Would be an A if you could play year round comfortably.
-  +0 votes  + Chris Jackson › September 25, 2010
B
-  +0 votes  + Jerry "Chilly" Chilson › January 16, 2011
A
-  +0 votes  + David Pickle › June 13, 2016
A-
-  +0 votes  + Jason Rocks › April 9, 2012
B+
-  +0 votes  + Abby Calhoun › October 7, 2010
A-
-  +0 votes  + Kurt Umbarger › April 22, 2012
A+
-  +0 votes  + Louis Caponi WPD › November 27, 2010
A
very technical from the longs, will test ur game at every hole. get stuck in the rough and it can be a long day
-  +0 votes  + James Kahn › April 16, 2015
A-
-  +0 votes  + Wayne Rentner › October 11, 2010
B+
-  +0 votes  + Michael Ball › August 7, 2016
A-
VERY CHALLENGING! A truly tough course that will test you shot making ability.
-  +0 votes  + Ian Dougherty › October 7, 2013
B
-  +0 votes  + Jason McDonald › March 5, 2011
B
Wow. Tree tree tree!
-  +0 votes  + Jim Hodges › April 20, 2013
A-
-  +0 votes  + Sam Hardesty › May 2, 2015
A
-  +0 votes  + bradley mayer › October 4, 2010
B+
-  +0 votes  + Chadd Scruggs › March 25, 2011
A+
very well labeled course with maps and score cards, which was nice... this is my home course and i am pretty happy with it... hole 15 was pretty long cant imagine it from long tees
-  +0 votes  + Jeremy Hatcher › January 20, 2011
B-
The course is well laid out and the tee zones are maintained.Good for a quiet game, though the overgrowth right around the fairways is terrible. I have lost two discs to this course, because of that very reason. Other than that, though, it's not a bad course.
-  +0 votes  + chris robinson › November 23, 2011
A-
-  +0 votes  + Ralph Alvarado › April 21, 2011
B+
-  +0 votes  + Mike Stratford › November 29, 2012
A
Long tees need to be swept , some covered in leaves an dirt, some with wood chips.
-  +0 votes  + jason callihan › June 5, 2015
B+
-  +0 votes  + rob camp › June 20, 2011
B+
pretty well groomed for most part mega buggy
-  +0 votes  + Taylor Goik -Dirty Mitten Disc Golf- › October 7, 2011
C+
-  +0 votes  + Eric C › July 6, 2011
B+
Long and tight variations, but mostly tight. Some holes require a spotter do to the tunnel dog legs. Bring Spray. Also if you are in the area the better deal is to buy a year Metroparks pass. This will allow you to go to Kensington, and Hudson Mills too. There is a considerable difference between the Long and the Short pads. Pick you poison.
-  +0 votes  + G Sipp › November 25, 2012
B+
This course is awesome once the bugs die off after the summer.
-  +0 votes  + John Perry › September 16, 2014
B
it is a nice course to play in the winter or fall before the devil spawned bugs come to life. nothing special or notable, nice trash cans nice mainenance and unlike all the other metropark courses no P2P!!!
-  +0 votes  + Terry Taggart › September 16, 2014
C-
-  +0 votes  + Sean Ferline › April 23, 2012
B+
Finally got to play 11 and 12 but the course is still super soggy in spots
-  +0 votes  + Al LaCroix › December 9, 2013
B+
If you can handle the cold weather, the course is much better to play in December. Wet spots are dried, so no mosquitoes. Leaves have fallen, so finding a disc in the rough is easier. And if you want to stop after 18 holes, it's easier to find your way off the course. Dress warm and don't forget to protect your ears.
-  +0 votes  + ScottT Funk › January 21, 2012
A+
This is where I learned how to sidearm a putter. Nice challenging course
-  +0 votes  + Dan Sinkey › May 27, 2015
A
Willow seems to get a bad rap Based on one factor , the Misquitos are trained decisive preditors . Other than that it's awsome
-  +0 votes  + Jacob Marcek › May 13, 2012
B-
Pros: Great layout, nice variety, well marked, nice tee boxes
Cons: Next to the highway, $5 to park, mosquitoes that could carry a poodle.

Loved this course, would make it my home course if i didn't live 1.5 hours away. Locals were great. Need a bath in DEET before going back though.
-  +0 votes  + Danny Mittlestat › May 2, 2012
B
great course. sometimes a litle wet but oh well play on...
-  +0 votes  + Brent Murphy › June 11, 2012
A-
-  +0 votes  + Chris Stranyak › August 1, 2012
B
-  +0 votes  + Chris Evans › May 24, 2012
B+
Tight hallways, lotta trees in the way of RH shots. Fun course!
-  +0 votes  + Nick Freiberg › April 25, 2013
A
-  +0 votes  + Chris Landry › May 8, 2014
B-
-  +0 votes  + Jeremy Dietz › May 29, 2012
B
-  +0 votes  + Andrew Boyle › September 23, 2012
A-
-  +0 votes  + Paul Doherty › September 20, 2012
A-
-  +0 votes  + Josh "J. FRI." Frisinger › August 10, 2012
A
-  +0 votes  + Sara Rednour › August 11, 2012
A
nice. first time at willow.
-  +0 votes  + Kody Johnson › September 22, 2012
A
-  +0 votes  + Chris Pasik › October 21, 2012
A-
-  +0 votes  + Alex Maggetti › September 10, 2012
A
-  +0 votes  + Joey stafford › September 22, 2012
A
-  +0 votes  + Chester Brown III › October 7, 2012
B
-  +0 votes  + Steve K › September 14, 2013
B+
Maintained very well. I like how you are forced to change up strategies/techniques
-  +0 votes  + Joe S › February 3, 2013
A
-  +0 votes  + Matthew Galloway › November 12, 2012
A-
I personally have enjoyed Willow the most since picking up this sport. Hazards are limited to trees but I would advise being a bit careful in brush as thorn laden foileage grows enough to be pain. Pro's 1.) Course is fairly well maintained. 2.) Tee markers present for every hole, lists distance and overview of fairway 3.) Good mix between control and distance drives 4.) To date all other players have been very courteous. 5.) practice basket present. Con's 1.) a few holes could use " ...
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-  +0 votes  + Skyler Stoker › December 9, 2016
B-
First play through not all that impressed. Course is decently maintained as far as trash and grass length but the rough could use some work. Very thin lines through the woods with jail being found just feet off the fairway. Don't recommend playing this one solo as there are a ton of blind shots with thick rough lining every single fairway
-  +0 votes  + Easy E › December 20, 2012
B+
-  +0 votes  + Gary Frader › March 23, 2013
A-
Great fun course. Nice tight fairways make you work for a good score. Good amount of shots in the woods. Usually kept up very good dont see too much trash. It can get very muddy come the spring months which kinda sucks. It also is very flat. Overall one of my favorites.
-  +0 votes  + Jonny Pomerville › March 26, 2013
B+
-  +0 votes  + Chris Lozen › November 2, 2016
B
-  +0 votes  + Andrew Lupone › April 15, 2013
A-
-  +0 votes  + Phillip Schwochow › March 22, 2013
B+
-  +0 votes  + Gary Ingram › April 3, 2013
A-
-  +0 votes  + Jordan McPherson › April 16, 2013
A
-  +0 votes  + Brad Bellinger › April 28, 2013
A-
Classic course
-  +0 votes  + Brandon Johnson › March 27, 2014
B
-  +0 votes  + Timmy Redman › November 7, 2013
A
-  +0 votes  + Tony Schelevitz › May 12, 2013
B
-  +0 votes  + Don Slater › May 19, 2013
A-
Nice course! A bit soupy in the wooded area in early spring or after heavy rain, but nothing that can't be managed. Of course, the skeeters are horrific. Bring a lot of repellant.
-  +0 votes  + mike leslie › October 29, 2013
A+
-  +0 votes  + Nick Schuette › June 13, 2013
B
Good course layout, but MAN is it difficult! The fairway is really narrow and there's poison ivy all over the place. Really easy to lose a disc in too. A good course, but not for beginners.
-  +0 votes  + Matt Huffman › October 29, 2013
A
-  +0 votes  + Steve Albert › September 30, 2013
B-
Super tough tight fairways. Nice tee pads, baskets, and signs.
-  +0 votes  + connor leidal › September 11, 2016
B
A lot of threads it's pretty wooded. Nice course, I'd recommend playing it if you haven't.
-  +0 votes  + Joe Lamontagne › April 14, 2014
A-
Fun course, just make sure you bring some mosquito spray
-  +0 votes  + mateo lawry › January 6, 2015
A-
-  +0 votes  + Dana White › April 5, 2014
B
-  +0 votes  + Phill Dilone › August 24, 2016
A-
Hell of a course! I love that you have to use every shot in the bag! Rollers, thumbers and all!
-  +0 votes  + Brian Sweet › August 7, 2016
C
Technical course. Lots of bugs and signage only at longs. Seemed like they designed the course with a ton of blind holes that crammed the basket further back than they needed to. Not that they made it longer, but exaggerated a dog leg sharper than any courses I've played. Probably won't put this one in the rotation but maybe every once in a while.
-  +0 votes  + Casey Creason › July 20, 2014
B+
-  +0 votes  + Chris Nadeau › August 10, 2014
B+
Super narrow fairways. Very tough course for beginners and a challenge for even the best of pros. You have to keep it on the fairway to score here as it is heavily wooded. Course was in great shape. Nice cement tee boxes. The pro tees are just obsurdly dificult. Watch out for the picker bushes in the woods, they will tear you up!! Be sure to bring bug spray with you or you may need a blood transfusion on the way home. Also one other note..this website had par for 24 holes listed at 72 when in all actuality it is a par 88!!
-  +0 votes  + Matt GZ › September 12, 2014
A-
-  +0 votes  + Joe McConnaughhay › September 17, 2014
B+
Really tight course. I hit many trees off the tee boxes. The course was well maintained.
-  +0 votes  + Dan Brock › November 1, 2014
A
-  +0 votes  + Lucas Nino › October 27, 2014
A
-  +0 votes  + Chris Trumbull › October 10, 2015
A-
-  +0 votes  + Tim Rouse › February 21, 2016
A
-  +0 votes  + Ken M. › July 9, 2015
A-
A tight course with a wide variety of holes. From the back tees very challenging. Mostly closed with a couple of open holes. Rewards accuracy and technical play. When the mosquitoes are out it's impossible to play, but the course is well designed. Best played when the weather has been dry.
-  +0 votes  + Steve Simison › February 5, 2017
B
Course is pretty tight on a lot of holes, it will definitely test your accuracy off the tee or your ability to scramble for par.
-  +0 votes  + Chance Gallant › May 22, 2017
B-
-  +0 votes  + Ron Jacobs › March 6, 2017
B
-  +0 votes  + jamie damico › September 15, 2015
B
Only a Fall Course
-  +0 votes  + Stephen Farkas › June 17, 2017
C
Not good upkeep unless Wayne gets to it, man eating mosquitoes poison ivy
-  +0 votes  + Shawn Towler › May 25, 2017
C+
-  +0 votes  + Joe Notaro › June 4, 2017
B
-  +0 votes  + Jeff Grzywinski › June 13, 2017
B+
Some extremely technical shots from pro and am pads. Good course to bust out your midrange and putter shot game.
-  +0 votes  + Jamie Szydlowski › June 23, 2017
B
Over grown, poison ivy on every hole. They try to charge $3, but th ecourse has gotten much worse this year. A lot of mud, but a great layout. If you wear long pants and sleeves, cover yourself head to toe in bug spray and have an accurate throw, this is a great course.
-  -1 votes  + Mike Fortunato › January 29, 2011
B+
-  -1 votes  + Robert Shaffer › November 4, 2015
B+
great day Chris +2, abby +3, B +6, jimmy +26
-  -1 votes  + Jay B › February 13, 2012
B+
-  -1 votes  + Daniel Ragland › January 2, 2012
B-
I liked this course, but after a while, the holes seemed repetitive...like I threw the same drive over and over. Plus, it was really loud at times, right by the interstate.
-  -1 votes  + DETROIT J › April 11, 2013
C-
Last time I player here the bugs ate me alive ! Go in fall - early spring . Fairways are over-grown in. Tight fairways with low ceilings mostly. If you go off the fairway you'll most likely be in thorns and sticker bushes. Layout is good & has balance but, just overgrown.
-  -1 votes  + Josh Timm › October 15, 2013
A-
-  -1 votes  + Carl Coffee › January 12, 2017
B-
Never crowded. Best signage around. Park keeps it clean and the druggies don't take over like at Cass-Benton. My favorite course in the world.
-  -2 votes  + Tim Burton › October 22, 2011
C+
-  -2 votes  + Bart Kowalewski › March 22, 2016
B+
Wet and Muddy in some spots
-  -4 votes  + Corey Kieft › January 24, 2012
B+
-  -6 votes  + Angel Gilbert › August 27, 2012
D