Troy, MI
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 confusing fun

1    9/20/2009   9/20/2009
Review By: clipnfly
Played: 60  Reviewed: 57  Exp: 4.8 Years
Pros: Park is generally clean. Any disc golf is better than no disc golf.
Cons: Course is in rough shape. Tee signs are badly grafitti'd. Layout is confusing. Played the six I could find and then realized that there were 3 more on the other side of the pavillion. Not sure if I got the numbers right or played in the proper order.
Other Thoughts: Nice use of trees on the "front six". some niceer distance on the back 3. As long as you are out for some fun, you will find it here, but many courses are a bit nicer, overall. ignore the tee signs and just spot a basket and go for it. You will have fun. Maybe this is a good way to make a positive out of a negative... every time you play, just pick a basket and go for it. This will work if there are not others out playing when you are here. Hard to track your progress as each time the distances will be different... but, hey, find your fun.

 Nice day out in the sun

1    7/21/2009   7/23/2009
Review By: DiscGolfinTheD
Played: 21  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 10 Years
Pros: I heard from one of the locals they recently redesigned the course. Even with the redesign very easy to follow. Holes 6 thru 9 are a bit farther out then the first 5. Nice big concrete pads/signs need a little work due to the redesign. Very good beginner course,very open, very flat. Enjoyable, quick play for the Am and Pro. Bathrooms and concession stand by hole 1. always a plus!
Cons: Very flat, after a few times thru a little boring. One of the locals told me since they had to cut alot of trees down due to infestation it has made the course much more open and not as "tight and accurate" as it once was.
Other Thoughts: All in all the course is not bad and easy to follow. Its good to have courses like this in the area to get more people involved in the sport. I would ask for something a little more challenaging but with the facilities they have, the layout, and the people it is a nice afternoon play if you can't get out to a big course.

 beginners only

1    6/22/2009   6/22/2009
Review By: Innovadude
Played: 224  Reviewed: 176  Exp: 15.9 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Good beginner course with several straight and slight doglegs (although open enough to make your own routes). Can't get into any trouble on this course. Plays quick and easy, fun.
Cons: Tough to navigate- 28 years old and with a recent re-design and re-numbering of the holes.
Only 6 of 9 holes actually had cement tees.
Other Thoughts: It had been 10 years since I played it last.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  

1    5/31/2009   6/1/2009
Review By: antt
Played: 4  Reviewed: 1
Pros: The course is short but provides for a variety of different shots. Lots of birdie opportunities/Ace Runs. The new layout has made this course less of a "shooting gallery" and requires some more skilled shots.
Cons: The new holes don't have teepads but the holes that have been eliminated do making it confusing for new players to the course. Holes 7 and 8 are almost completely underwater at times. Can get crowded at times with two many casual players.
Other Thoughts: Overall a pretty fun course.

 My First Ace

5+    4/7/2007   2/20/2009
Review By: CaptainAnhyzer
Played: 77  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 28.9 Years
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: BIG cement tees. Great course of beginners or if you wann brush up on your short game.
Cons: Emerald ash borers basically ruind this course. The city was forced to cut down a 1/3 of the trees because of infestation.
Other Thoughts: The first course i ever played and i got my first ace on hole #7

1 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Not to far from work

5+    2/15/2008   11/20/2008
Review By: DirtyMittenDG
Played: 108  Reviewed: 55  Exp: 10 Years
This review was updated on 5/25/2010
7 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros:
--I've played this course both before and after it was redesigned, and its way better now than it used to be. Before, the course was crammed in a similar area, but now it utilizes more of the park and makes for a more enjoyable/longer round.

--The tee pads here are honestly the best i've ever thrown on! People can go ahead and say there bigger than needed, but I would prefer these to be at every course. You haven't seen different throwing line options until you play on tees this big! lol.
Cons:
--Besides the obvious 9 holes, this course is a little plain. I don't blame the course designer at all either. Its just that this land is so limited on what you can do, you wouldn't really be able to make a signature hole anywhere on this property.

--Land is just as important as design, and the lack of property/options here is the one thing holding this course down.
Other Thoughts:
--The layout here pretty much consists of medium to shorter distance holes, with random mature trees, and decent tee/pin placement.

-- Not to many hazards here at all, there not really any thick brush to be found.The only water hazards are the low lying fields after it rains. But theres really no way to lose a disc here.

--I personally like this course better than both Starr and Wagner in the area. Others probably wouldn't agree though.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 ACE RUN!!

1    6/10/2008   11/10/2008
Review By: NEWBY1151
Played: 66  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 6.8 Years
This review was updated on 12/2/2008
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Huge cement tee pads,nice park with bathroom,great for beginners and for mid/short game practice,mostly open shots with a few mature trees to aviod,good birdie and ACE chances for those of us under 300 feet,
Cons: walking path close to several holes and is used more than the course,not very challenging,2 baskets missing summer 08,

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Quick fun

5+    9/13/2008   9/24/2008
Review By: VeeAreSix
Played: 32  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 14.1 Years
3 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: It's a good little course for practicing short putter drives or dialing in your midrange throws.
Cons: Short 9 holes.
Other Thoughts: I used to pay this years ago when I started and now I only play it when the Ace Race comes around.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 wow

5+    9/19/2008   9/20/2008
Review By: valking
Played: 8  Reviewed: 3
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: its close its easy its all there is to it
Cons: graffiti like previously stated and the new path they put in comes into effect on most of the holes it took us fifteen minutes to play hole six which is missing a basket. and you have to be on the lookout for stray discs all the time due to the fact that its such a small course
Other Thoughts: great to bring your kids to and for them to get a good feel for it and not be do discouraged

3 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Past its prime, but playable

1    9/7/2008   9/8/2008
Review By: MattK
Played: 49  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 7.9 Years
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Has spacious tee pads, with all of the tees well labeled. Most of the baskets are numbered, and navigating the course is quite easy. The park itself is convenient to get to, free to enter, and has usable restroom facilities.
Cons: The course was built during a by - gone era, and not up to modern design standards regarding the use of space. Holes are on the short side, too close together and too close to parts of the park used for other things. Graffiti is on all the signs. And as has been noted twice: TWO BASKETS ARE MISSING! This last fact makes me wonder if the integrity of the course is a priority or an afterthought to those who are in charge of it...
Other Thoughts: Seems like this could be a good course for beginners to learn or more advanced players to go on ace runs. It really doesn't seem suitable to play a proper round here, though, especially with other better courses within easy driving distance.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.


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