Troy, MI 
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3 / 347ft. Par / Distance:
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  Raintree Park

5+    5/9/2011   5/11/2011
Review By: beadleda
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Good pace of play, especially when leagues at Firefighter's across town make pace flow like a clot (every Monday). If it's Monday in Troy and you don't have 5 hours to play 18, I suggest coming here.
Cons: This course is so disorganized... signage around the course needs an update as the sign on the baskets don't match the sign at the teebox.

Most of the course is comically short, but a couple holes would be difficult for even a pro to reach. Wish some of the <200 ft. holes could be lengthened...

Youth soccer leagues get in the way (could actually be a pro... just yell 'fore,' and if it still hits one of them you get a good laugh)

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Plain course

1    7/23/2010   8/6/2010
Review By: Malachy
Played: 15  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7 Years
Pros: Very open course no chance of losing a disc
Park has bathrooms and a drinking fountain
Cons: Really boring most holes are just straight shots with no obstacles
missing signs
Other Thoughts: There are much better course very close to this one
A good course to bring a brand new player

 The Old Stand-by

5+    8/5/2010   8/6/2010
Review By: Rupert M
Played: 78  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 18.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Cement tees throughout. Most baskets have a hole # which is easy to see from the tee. Easy to navigate. Short ace runs and a few long bombs. No chance of losing a disc. Very little traffic.
Signs at each tee. They have been changed to fit the new layout. Look for the hole # written in sharpie. Baskets are in decent shape.
Cons: First tee is west of the lavatory building. The first hole # is missing from the basket. Its a straight shot from the first tee. The fairways are rather cramped in the beginning of the course, look out for stray discs flying about. Signs are at each tee, recycled from a recent re-design and have new hole # written or stickered on. Distances are not correct in most spots. Look for the # on the basket, which is easy to see from each tee. Very short course, but it is what it is...a short multi-use city-park with a nine-holer disc golf course thrown around it..
Other Thoughts: This is a VERY wide open course. There are trees but most holes with them have definitive paths leading to a pretty short(under200ft) basket placement. There is some risk-reward, but not enough to send you over par. Its a fun, quick round to tune up your mid-range game and work on some long drives. The first four holes are very ace friendly. Five is a straight shot, 350+. After five, follow bike path to the right. Tee #6 is just past second tee. After #6, walk to the left of picnic area and past the volleyball court to find #7. Holes 8 and 9 are longish(350ft+) and are in rear of park.
Alcohol, dog and child-friendly due to the huge play-scape and pleasant surroundings, this course was one of 'Steady' Ed's first designs. Its a classic in the area and very beginner friendly. It also makes for a great warm-up round before hitting up some of the other courses in the area.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Its Alrite

5+    5/31/2010   5/31/2010
Review By: jamal_jumpstart
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Possible to get Aces especially the first three holes
-Bathrooms be right next to hole 1
-Grass is cut makes it easy to find the black discs (you know what im sayin)
-If your quick about it you can play through three times in an hour or four if you alone
Cons: -A few puddles but still drier than the other courses nearby
-Big oaf janitor sitting in folding chair being creepy the whole time and doing nothing
-Was attacked by a raccoon but I got away
Other Thoughts: Holes 7 8 9 are way in the back behind the gazebho dont nobody know about them, they are the farthest throws on the course. There are squirrels everywhere.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 confusing fun

1    9/20/2009   9/20/2009
Review By: clipnfly
Played: 60  Reviewed: 57  Exp: 6.9 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: 12.1 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: 227  Reviewed: 180  Exp: 18 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: 89  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 31 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: 111  Reviewed: 55  Exp: 12.1 Years
This review was updated on 5/25/2010
7 Helpful / 4 Not
--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.
--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.

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