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Nice course with a mix of shots
Pros: This course seems small at first glance, but it's a lot of fun. There's a fair amount of elevation changes, mixed distances (mostly 200-400ft) and some woods which will make you think about shot placements.
It has all concrete tees with good baskets. There are 9 holes with alternate tees, so an 18 hole course of sorts (all par 3s). The chain baskets are pretty good, and there's carved wooden posts on each hole stating distance and a basic map of layout.
Cons: From talking to locals, apparently this course can get pretty busy... but it was fairly avg and reasonable traffic when I've played.
The design is good, but there's not a ton of challenge since most holes are pretty wide and it has no water hazards, but it's a good overall course layout. The only way to go way over par is to maybe shoot out of bounds into a street or perimeter woods, but that's pretty tough here.
Other Thoughts: This is a very nice and well planned course layout considering the small size of the park. There's even a practice putting basket near the first tee in case you get there early and have to wait for your group. You probably won't need distance drivers, but a few tees still let you wind up and boom it.
A few holes have a downhill basket that's not visible from the tee, so following some locals your first time here does help. It's one of the better metro Det courses I've found so far, and the location is nice since it's near downtown Main St in Royal Oak for dinner, drinks, etc after a round of DG.
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A Different Relaxing Course
Pros: Mix of great holes, great locals, challenging tree shots and long open bomb shots can be found here, every pad for the front 9 has a marker with a fairly accurate distance on it.
Cons: Not very well marked to next tee
back 9 tee pads left unmarked
park is overly crowded with people loitering on course and walking through holes while teeing off
short tee pads, can maybe only get two steps on them
Holes crowded together
No parking lot
Other Thoughts: Playing on this course for the first time was very hard for me, had there not been a local in front of us I would have been entirely lost.. Hole one is down a hill and completely blind from the pad, also hard to tell where the 10th pad was to determine whose turn it was. I did have a lot of fun here, although I wish the course was more spread out. The tee markers only show distance and although they appear to have a map carved into them, they don't.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Disc Golf in the Heart of Metro Detroit
Pros: The disc golf itself here is really quite good.
Course design makes very good use of several elevation changes (maybe 15' or so). Dual concrete tees provide significantly different lines to the basket. Throw in some strategically placed trees and the result is some pretty good shot variety and one of the more challenging nine basket courses you'll find anywhere. Surprising # of holes over 300' for a niner - gives you a chance to use distance drivers. Even has some blind holes.
A recent upgrade (for 2010) are some pretty nifty tee signs/posts on the "front nine" tees, with hole #, distance, and spot to sign for Aces (photo posted). Made by a local player/student as part of a school project, they look great, are a nice aid to navigation, and are sure to help first-timers. Hopefully, tee signs for back nine are coming soon.
Good course for Safari rounds.
Small, quiet, park in the burbs is a pleasant setting, looks great in the spring and fall and makes for quick rounds. Easy to skip ahead and come back to a hole.
Baskets are old, but in decent shape.
Plenty of shade on hot summer days.
Cons: Park attracts some low-life teens weekday afternoons - never seen them here weekend mornings.
Parking is a joke - you have to park on the street in front of houses (but this probably helps to cut down of traffic).
Tons of the leaves in the fall can make it tough to find discs - suggest using white drivers in the fall.
Outside chance of hitting oncoming traffic with an errant drive on hole 13 ( 2nd tee on hole 4).
Dual tees can require common sense and etiquette when different groups (on the front & back nine) want to throw at the same basket.
Typical negatives found on most courses: some vandalism, occasional trash, and idiots have already begun defacing above mentioned tee signs with vulgarities and poor art work.
Other Thoughts: Wagner is my favorite 9 basket course in the area. Course is showing its age in spots (signs and such) but has held up well considering its age and how little maintenance it gets. This place just has a certain charm to it.
- Thurs night doubles league - if you don't want a slow round, avoid Thu evenings.
Only a couple of miles from Starr-Jaycee Park - another 9 basket, dual tee course, that's not bad, (but not quite as good as Wagner in my opinion). They make a nice combo played in tandem.
Minutes from vibrant downtown Royal Oak - great restaurants, night life, brewery, good times to be had regardless of how your round went!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Pros: This course has a wide variety of holes. There are some that force you to go through a line of trees. On other holes, you are left with a wide open shot down hill, over a hill, or slightly up hill. For the size of the course, there actually are a couple of decent over 300' tosses. In the fall, it looks amazing. There's a party store that carries some discraft discs across the street. I'm not sure if many of you knew this but the remake of Red Dawn was partially shot here. Look for a disc golf basket in the movie.
Cons: There are a lot of annoying players here. It seems like a spot for troublemaking high schoolers to hang out. There is profanity written everywhere. I don't mind having 9 baskets with 18 tee pads. The problem is that the tee pads are just way to short. I like to take a long approach so this causes some problems. It wouldn't be so bad if the ground was level to the start of the tee pad but most aren't.
Other Thoughts: Because I literally live 3 minutes away I enjoy playing here just to keep the rust off. If you have time, go to Firefighters, Riverbends, or Stoney
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Favorite little course
Pros: Decent holes for a small course
short and long holes
good hill shots
Cons: One garbage bin in the hole park by play structure so there is trash everywhere
can get a little crowded for a small course
Other Thoughts: Some disc golfers brought in a garbage can on one of the holes.
City removed some of the picnic tables
Fun course to play if your short on time
I live a mile away so i often squeeze a game in at lunch or right befor night fall
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Claustrophobic tee pads
Pros: It's a good course. Technical, long, short. It's got a good mix, and it's really a good course design.
Cons: There's just no excuse for the tee pads. I suppose they're "technically" better than fly pads, but they're barely HALF the length and width of most concrete tees. The course is also marked kinda poorly, but not poorly enough that you can't figure it out.
Other Thoughts: LOTS of casual play on nice days, often from less desirable types of casuals (keep an eye on your discs). Doubles league on Thursdays during the summer. All in all a decent course.
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