Troy, MI
Firefighters Park Share
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Hole #18 Tee



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Great beginner course

5+    4/21/2012   5/1/2012
Review By: GettinGreasy
Played: 5  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: ~Great place to bring first timers and friends newer to disc golf
~For seasoned players most of the holes can be played with a mid-range/great to work on approach and putting
~When it rains, the course typically drys quicker than most in the area with the exception of a couple pins that will have a moat around them
~Free Free Free
Cons: ~Typical various high school groups enjoy loitering the first few holes
~Not very technical, pretty much aim straight and throw on most holes
~The sewage drain on hole 18 had reports of various viruses/bacteria years back.. still don't feel great about retrieving discs
Other Thoughts: ~For the first couple rounds of the season, or a quick hour-ninety minute round its a decent course, if your looking for a challenge or want to kill an afternoon with some buddies, try Addison Oaks or Stoney Creek
~Leagues can be pretty annoying here, most rude players I've encountered in the area...they will sit at hole 18 (12-20 people deep) and not allow players finishing the course to play through

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 beginners course

5+    8/12/2011   8/13/2011
Review By: LEFTY360
Played: 21  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.1 Years
Pros: very nice clean course, well maintained. a great beginner course but fun for all players. nice short holes for ace runs are present, as well as a few longer holes with more trees. nice cement tees with picnic tables and trash cans placed at most of them.
Cons: baskets are in rough shape(not terrible, seen worse, seen alot better too. . ). not a whole lot of variety. I can play this whole course with 2 discs, however this is the course i learned on.
Other Thoughts: family friendly park, mostly flat, lightly wooded, easy to play but still fun. monday night leagues brings a ton of people so if you want to throw a round choose another day.

 It's a good course

5+    8/26/2010   8/30/2010
Review By: zookept
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 3.9 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Most of the holes are wide open and easy to see the baskets, you can practice your drives and try for an ACE !!!!
Cons: I go with a regular player there but the signs are not well marked and new people might get confused
Other Thoughts: its a very nice park, good parking and wide open spaces

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    7/25/2010   7/27/2010
Review By: mcphatty
Played: 33  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 10 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Good beginners course. Open layout, easy to find baskets.
Cons: - Very congested with non-disc golfers
- Terrible signage
Other Thoughts: Overall, I would say this park is average at best. The disc golf course is right in the middle of the rest of a park, so there a lot of people on the course that aren't even playing. Naturally, these people have no etiquitte towards players. This would be a decent course to introduce a new player to the game, as the baskets are easy to find and not too challenging. Wide fairways make it a good place to practice.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Beginner Friendly

5+    7/12/2010   7/26/2010
Review By: Ymeister19
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy to Follow Layout, Well maintained, picnic tables/trash baskets frequently. Moderate traffic but the games play quick so not a big deal.
Cons: Teenage d-bags who don't care about anyone but themselves frequent this place. Most holes are short and an experienced player wont find much of a challenge here.
Other Thoughts: Really good 18 hole course to learn on for beginners. There are trees in play on most holes however the fairways are open enough where a moderately experienced player will never hit them and when beginners hit them the holes are short enough so as to not devastate the rest of the hole for you. Last time i played I'm pretty sure my Champion boss was stolen by a group playing a hole opposite mine. May not be an exciting course for the experienced disc golfer however if your looking to maintain daily play just to keep form and rhythm then this is not a bad course at all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Pretty good, busy at times

2-4    5/30/2010   5/30/2010
Review By: Feli
Played: 10  Reviewed: 10
Pros: This is a good beginner/intermediate course, but get up early.

Firefighters Park has all concrete tees and a nice variety of distances... most 200-300ft with a few ~350ft. Streams nearby make for a nice touch, but water hazard only really comes into play on the final hole.
Cons: This seems to be the course where lots of high school kids play. Some are not very respectful and will slow down the course with a group of 6+ instead of breaking into smaller groups and/or letting singles and pairs play through. This gets especially problematic if you are stuck behind a group that thinks it's fun to repeatedly try power drivers out of bounds or off trees... yet won't let anyone play through.

About half the tee signs show heavy marker grafitti and need to be replaced, but the course is in fairly decent shape overall.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course overall, but go there earlier in the day when the younger kids are sleeping in. It gets very busy from about 3pm until sunset. Some of the casual players aren't very respectful and play at a slow pace since they are there more to hang out than to play the game, so you will quickly find that it's usually best to just avoid them altogether.

There are a couple confusing tees the first time you go (esp since many tee signs with the hole map are covered with grafitti), so it helps to play with a friend or two who know the course layout. On a pretty busy course, you don't want to be wasting time.

 

1    12/8/2009   12/15/2009
Review By: rscd20
Played: 50  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 10.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well packed course, easy to get around
Fair amount of trees to require skill, but not so many as to get annoying
Can be played quickly and over again without wearing you out, but still had a couple of longer holes
Well maintained and kept clean
Cons: Poor signs. Course map hard to read. Tee signs are from an old layout of the course and don't match new new orientations. Also vandalized
With no signs, no indication of water on holes
Lots of people walking and walking dogs
Other Thoughts: While being right next to the highway, you can't hear it at all, and really only 2 holes place close to it.
A couple of great bridges to cross over the small creek that runs through it

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 'Ol Faithful

5+    8/3/2009   8/9/2009
Review By: BogeyNoMore
Played: 148  Reviewed: 111  Exp: 9.9 Years
This review was updated on 7/27/2010
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very "player friendly" course with great layout, and concrete tee pads - plays quite well. Great for beginners with enough to challenge experienced players. Several Ace opportunities and a few fairly long holes - none are intimidating. Course features a couple of holes over the water, with a couple more where it can come into play. Perhaps best example I've seen where the water is used to enhance the course and add some difficulty without high chance of losing a disc in it. Even with the river, its tough (but possible) to lose a disc. No blind holes or thick brush. Although many holes are loaded with trees, most of them provide two or more tight, but quite workable lines. Holes are quite close together, so you can skip a hole to play around slower groups, and simply come back to that hole later.

Considering the number of rounds played here, this course is in amazing shape. Park itself is well maintained by the city, and the local league helps keep things up through league fees, donations, clean-up days, etc.
Cons: Multi use park, with occaisional pedestrian and dog walking trafffic that is simply unaware they may be walking down a fairway.

No real elevation changes.

Course takes at least a day to dry out after heavy rains, and longer for spring thaw - some holes can be quite swampy.

Teens and time have taken their toll on tee signs. Several are missing and those that remain are badly scarred, not to mention outdated as many pin locations/distances have changed.
Other Thoughts: Favors accuracy over distance to be sure. I wouldn't say this is a densely wooded course, but you definitely need control unless you want to be a lumberjack . This course is all about seeing a line you think you can throw and executing that line from the tee pad. Even if you whack a tree, there's a halfway decent chance you can still save par with a good upshot.

Rounds can go by quickly if there's not much traffic (I've completed a round in less than an hour), however, course gets busy during peak hours, with occaisional groups of 6 or more teens playing a casual round. Monday evening league is HUGE (well over 100 people on 18 holes...rounds take 3+ hours).

All in all, a nice, pleasant round of disc golf. Well worth the time to check out this course if you don't live that close to it and plan to be in the area. But if you're planninig a major excursion from somwehere else just to play a round here, you really ought to hit Riverbends and Stony Creek first, and check out Fire Fighters if you still have time. A nice fun round, but not significantly out of the ordinary.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 A Solid 18

1    7/18/2009   7/23/2009
Review By: DiscGolfinTheD
Played: 21  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 10 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A great layout. It incorporates a little elevation, concrete pads, 2 over water shots (not big water, but water nontheless), a few long drives and a few short, and a couple of accuracy shots around or thru trees. I had a great time playing this with my buddies. Easy access to front or back if you decide to mix it up. And it has good facilities. ALWAYS A PLUS!!
Cons: The first 2holes play by a pavilion and if there is a group there they tend to not pay attention to flying discs. As well as some people like to just walk the park and tend to get in the way around hole 1. Just be cautious and these shouldn;t be a problem. Things due tend to get backed up on the front nine but once you get to the back there was very little waiting.
Other Thoughts: One of the more fun 18's in the area. It definately blows the pants off of starr, wagner, or raintree. If you live in the area this would be my recomendation to play everytime you go out. Sometimes you do have to wait but that tends to be more of the larger groups of teens who really have no interest in playing a fun but serious round. A must play in the troy area!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Good Course

5+    7/19/2009   7/20/2009
Review By: m_jank
Played: 10  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -great beginner/intermediate course, but there are a few holes that will test advanced players.
-very hard to lose disc unless you chuck it in the river when it is high or murky
-Nice layout where #1 and #10 are right by the parking lot so you can jump on the back if the front looks crowded.
Cons: -everyday it seems like it gets more and more crowded. Lots of high school kids and businessmen on their lunchbreaks can really slow down your round. On mondays there is a league from 530 on that shuts down the course
-not the most challenging course. you very rarely have to pull off a tomahawk or any really technical shots
-not all the baskets are the same height, but now im getting picky
Other Thoughts: I live around the corner from this course so I have played it probably 200 times. All three of my aces are here so I might be a little biased.

Do not go left on #4 or #18. Do not go long on #15.

The course is much more challenging since they moved back the baskets for 3,4, and 18

Troy police often roll through the parking lot, but I have never seen any walking the course

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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