5 Helpful / 2 Not
Best Suburban Course
Pros: I live a mile from this course and have played it well over 100 times. I am STILL not tired of this course. There is everything from short to longer-mid distance holes. The hills in the park, although not large, are well incorporated into the shots.
For practice, this is a great course. There are shots short enough to practice Ace shots on, and the fairways are wide open. Even if you shoot way off, you won't lose your disc because there's no "deep woods" or tall grass. Once you get to know the layout of the course, you can play 18 holes in as little as 45 minutes with 2 people.
Another great thing about this course is the layout. Once you know the order of holes, you can start anywhere and skip holes if you're behind a big group. It's also easy to add extra holes, you can just keep "going around" the course playing whatever tee you like for each basket.
The more you play here, the more you'll love it!
Cons: If you start in the corner of the park by Rochester Road (where the sign is) your first shot is VERY long (485 ft) and the basket is not visible - it's down hill. When you get to this basket just at the bottom of the hill, the next tee is NOT apparent. You will have to turn around and go back up the hill. Your next set of tees is near there, look for the tee with the large black mat behind it.
Because of the 9 baskets and popularity with locals and out-of-towners alike, this course can become VERY busy.
I am used to the small tees, but a lot of people like to get a "running start" on their shots. Technically you do not need to do this, one or two steps will get enough momentum for a good shot.
Other Thoughts: This course DOES indeed have a full 18 fairways, even if it only has 9 baskets. Many of the shots on the "back 9" are MUCH different from the front 9. I always see new people here and they don't understand the layout of the course. Chances are you will see other people there almost any time you go. Many are veterans and will help you learn your way around.
I recomend starting from the tee that is nearest to the play structure. Park on Detroit and you'll see the newest biggest play structure and a tee that points at a basket by a big evergreen tree. Stand on the tee, and look up and to your left and you see another tee pointed at the hole. That will be your tee number 10 after you go around the course once. Just remember for all baskets, there is a "front 9" tee and a "back 9" tee. It doesn't matter which one you play first or second, just have fun!
After you play the hole near the play structure, there's a tee within sight. The "alternate" tee is on the other side of the sidewalk, right by Main St. Both of these tees go to a basket down the hill. Just remember that almost all of the tees point straight at the basket with no dog leg so if you can orient yourself, you'll get to the basket just by following the direction.
The easiest way to figure out what tee to go to is to look around after you get to a basket. There will be a tee on the left, and one on the right, and they will both be pointed at the same basket.
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