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Southfield, MI 
Lawrence Tech Share
Uploaded By: bygwyllay Hole #4 (Taken 6/2012)
5 / 500ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Tee

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5+    6/24/2015   6/24/2015
Review By: TadGhostal
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nope
Cons: Don't even bother. The closest parking to hole 1 is a good 5 min walk away. Hole 1 used to start at the top of a staircase, and the basket was at the bottom of the staircase. Yes, the hole was from the top of a 15 set to the bottom. If you get par on this take a lap. Too bad the basket is not there anymore. Also, no basket on hole 2. Don't think there was ever a teepad anyways, but the baskets gone too. Hole 3 is one of the few that are functioning. It is an aggressive dog leg left, but hey, least its got a basket and teepad. Some obstacles on this are a 10 foot fence and a solar panel. Hole 4 is a ~500 foot par 6, just so you can stroke your ego after an eagle or albatross. Some obstacles on this hole are a six foot fence and a forty foot netting that stops soccer balls from flying into the highway that you are throwing right next to. Hole 5 is a wide open hyzer shot, but once again, its got a basket and teepad, can't ask for much more. There are some other holes in the woods along a creek but all seem to be designed by someone who had just heard of disc golf the day of the project, specifically hole 9. I usually just go home after playing holes 3-5 a bunch of times, but there is a back nine on the other side of campus if you want to drive over there. It smells like poop for the first few holes, all of which are pretty much pitch and putt. Buddy of mine hit a housing building on one hole back there, not sure which one, but it's an unusual obstacle. Another hole, think it's the last one, is on a narrow strip of land bordered by the highway and a parking lot. Unfortunately this is the only hole that had potential due to the length and the trees and little hills throughout the skinny fairway. Once you finish the course there is a wave of emotions. You're relieved to be done, then you're confused as to why they spent time on the course in the first place, then you're confused as to why you drove from the disappointing front 9 just to be disappointed by the back as well, then you're pissed that you have to walk another 5-10 mins to your car.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Worst Course Design

1    9/20/2010   10/1/2010
Review By: Malachy
Played: 15  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 6.5 Years
5 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: They have very nice baskets
Cons: They put them less than 10 feet from a freeways service drive.
Other Thoughts: Me and some buddies walked the course a bit and decided it was too dangerous to play. Several holes were directly next to a parking lot on one side and the freeway on the other.

Also had a basket 2 feet off a busy walking path and a hole within 5 feet of the corner of an apartment building

5 of 11 people found this review helpful.


1    9/27/2010   9/27/2010
Review By: discinboogs
Played: 110  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 14.5 Years
This review was updated on 8/31/2011
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: New baskets. Even if they are Innova, basket is a basket. 18 hole course playing along crazy traffic and at dorm buildings, parking lots full of cars, etc. Those things add to the fun.
Cons: Obviously ZERO disc golfers were involved in the making of this course. Hole 1 was about 45' long down a few stairs and tucked behind a huge bush. I was pissed I didn't ace holes 1 and 2. If this course was at my college I would drop out assuming the course design was directly related to the curriculum.

(added aug31st 2011) - The course makes no sense. When it went in, the expensive looking tee signs marked out some holes as par 2. Hole 1 was 40', hole 2, 80'. Hole 12 has a basket installed under and within a metal structure so if your drive gets close, hope you don't want your disc because the metal will destroy it. Hole 18 is next to I75. You can literally walk down 75 while walking to your lie... worst place for a dgc ever.
Other Thoughts: WOW. I guess I understand the course because none of the holes are too impossible. All of them can feasibly be deuced by someone. Hole 12 almost made the least sense of all the holes, being tucked inside a metal structure awning type deal, risking the structural integrity of every disc that even comes close to the basket. That was until I played holes 16,17, and 18. I liked 18 because I rolled my Z Xpress almost on the freeway but it turned over and I had a look at an easy 3. Be careful if you play here. Do not bring animals or children unless they are on a leash.

However there is a Wendys across the street from hole 4 or 5 so after you burn away the memory of holes 1, 2, and 3, you can get a frosty to lighten up your wasted trip to LTU.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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