Southfield, MI
Lawrence Tech Share
Uploaded By: bygwyllay Hole #17 (Taken 6/2012)
3 / 345ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #17 Tee



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a lot of really poor choices

1    4/17/2014   4/17/2014
Review By: apdrvya
Played: 195  Reviewed: 191  Exp: 4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Baskets-- all present and in decent repair.

Teesigns-- Decent. the little strip at the bottom apparently shows a picture of the hole? Distances seem ok.
Cons:
Aesthetic and safety-- ugh. where to begin... the first half of the "course" starts down a pedestrian stairway, down and over a pedestrian bridge and around a soccer field and along a very busy road. front half finishes up next to a storage trailer. The back half plays through busy sections of campus and around a parking lot, then down the same busy road as #4... This course is a safety nightmare.

Teepads- where the eff are they supposed to be? no definite way to know where the teepads are supposed to be.

Water retention-- front half is largely wet and muddy. hard to play in the spring for sure.

Other Thoughts:
it's hard to put into words how bad this "course" is. I only gave it a half a disc for the baskets and teesigns. Other than that, the fact that the aesthetic section is in cons is a dead giveaway. Avoid unless you are course bagging.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Epic Fail

1    7/31/2011   8/1/2011
Review By: BogeyNoMore
Played: 152  Reviewed: 112  Exp: 9.9 Years
This review was updated on 8/2/2011
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice new baskets.
Decent tee signs.
Sloped green on hole 4 requires good putt.
There are about 8-9 holes worth playing.
Only course in the immediate area.
Cons: Design and layout is ridiculous and unsafe: Three holes (4, 17, 18) play on a narrow strip of grass with a parking lot on the right and a freeway service road on the left, with another (hole 5) playing along-side a major road. If this course gets any significant traffic, discs will hit significant traffic.
Asphalt comes into play on 4 or 5 holes; difficult to avoid and murder on discs.
Tee signs face wrong direction. Would be nice if they showed distance. Arrows on tee signs are worse than useless.
I have no clue what the first two holes are about. They make no sense whatsoever.
Basket for 12 is placed under a large metal structure with support braces blocking what could be an Ace or birdie putt. Sorry, but that's just not the same as a couple of trees guarding a well-placed basket.
Other Thoughts: This course makes me embarrassed to say I graduated from LTU. Several fairways here simply make no sense (you'd think an engineering school would have better appreciation for disc physics and flight patterns). There are a few decent holes, but some of them simply shouldn't exist, and are essentially, a waste of a good basket, or worse, a legitimate safety hazard. Bad enough that you have to play around and over a parking lot, but using a narrow strip of grass alongside a busy road as a fairway is completely irresponsible. OK if you tee off with a BlowFly, but Champ plastic and cars? Not a good combo.

Never have I seen a course that was so poorly suited to beginners and experienced players alike. Do yourself a favor: drive 10 miles east and play Wagner instead.

Just my opinion, but this could have made a decent nine holes; instead, it's a bad 18 holes. Proof positive that more does not necessarily equate to better.


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