Leonard, MI 
Addison Oaks County Park Share
Uploaded By: DirtyMittenDG Hole #2 (Taken 10/2009)
3 / 310ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #2 Tee (Now Concrete)

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 Nice course!

1    4/30/2011   5/2/2011
Review By: Gyro
Played: 17  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 4.4 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very nice park, lots of variety in shots, and it wasn't crowded. Plenty of technical wooded shots, many water shots, and even a fair amount of open field shots as well.
Cons: Poor tee pads. Roughly half are cement and half are dirt. $10 to get in the park. Very easy to lose discs if you are not careful.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 toughest in the metro

5+    4/13/2011   4/14/2011
Review By: Innovadude
Played: 226  Reviewed: 179  Exp: 17.3 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Mix of landscape and holes. Features a creek, lake, peninsula basket, ponds, hills, pine forest, thick rough, tall grass, tunnel shots and more.
- Very well manicured with mowed fairways
- Cement on 2/3 holes now, tee signs, practice basket
- Tough, well though out design with challenging par 4's and some easy 2's
- Signature holes such as the 490? ft downhill 1st hole over a finger of water with water behind to the left and a row of willows blocking the attempted big-deuce, makes you play for score not show
Cons: -Park entry rules: apparently in the off season which is still going on though it's mid-April, you have to obtain a permit at the Valero 2 miles away (5/10$). There is only ONE, small, sign there I noticed that says anything about the need for a pass and how to get one, and it's on the same post as other, larger signs. Plus it doesn't even face the driver and isn't where you'd naturally look for information. There is no sign again warning you at the 1st tee, as there really should be.
- Doesn't flow well/or tough to navigate
Other Thoughts: - Hopefully they will adopt a pay-station to pay for your pass at the park in a drop-box like EVERY OTHER park in the friggin' world figured out already
- Detroit area MUST-play

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


2-4    10/17/2011   9/1/2010
Review By: kw83028
Played: 38  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 5.2 Years
This review was updated on 10/24/2011
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Makes you use a variety of shots, well laid out. Woods, fields, trees, lakes make it play tough if you like that kind of stuff! Wasn't busy at all there!

Got my first ACE on 10/17/11 on hole 13!!

Tees are all concrete now and it makes the course that much better!
Cons: Not really much Con action here now that the teepads are concrete!

I guess the only cons I could see are that you are in the woods forever then come out to some bombers in a field. It doesn't really bother me, but some people might find that annoying for some reason
Other Thoughts: Great course! Wish I lived closer!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Cool course

5+    8/15/2008   7/21/2009
Review By: discin248
Played: 11  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 8.3 Years
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Tons of different shots and terrain
open shots, tight wooded shots, hills, and water hazards
Cons: good possibility of losing a disc in the heavly wooded areas
Other Thoughts: I really enjoy this course but have not yet gone out there this season
nice and clean

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Bring your A game

1    7/19/2009   7/20/2009
Review By: m_jank
Played: 12  Reviewed: 5
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Makes you use every shot in your bag
-hole 4 is pretty amazing dogleg into a field and then uphill approach to basket surrounded by pines
-24 holes
-usually empty during the week, very light traffic on weekend
-the rest of the park is really nice, large lake
Cons: -no teepads, just dirt runoffs
-layout might be confusing if you don't have a guide
-the open field holes are not very imaginative
- deep brush, easy to lose disc
-LOTS of standing water = mosquitos
-water/swamp comes into play on five or six holes
Other Thoughts: Probably the most difficult course I have played. Even though its shorter than Stony, it plays much harder. Big risk/reward.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 An oldie but a goodie

5+    4/19/2009   6/2/2009
Review By: Rupert M
Played: 74  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 17.4 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Variety is the spice of life and this course is VERY spicy. Long-short, open-narrow, this place has all the shots plus elevation changes and water hazards that will eat you up. Accuracy and patience will pay dividends. Not much room for error anywhere on the course.
Cons: Tee-pads are rudimentary at best. Some signs are missing. Next-tee situations are very tricky at times. Print a map. Bring bug spray and liquids. Don't pollute. Look out for the Sheriff. He's a bad man.
Other Thoughts: A great course that needs to be maintained a little better. Its not dirty, it just needs to jump into the 21st century. If there isn't anybody collecting at the park gate, the party store at 32 mile and Rochester sells park passes. Buy one. They will ticket you without a pass. They also sell plastic and adult beverages. You will need plenty.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Addin' some strokes

5+    12/20/2008   2/20/2009
Review By: CaptainAnhyzer
Played: 82  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 30.3 Years
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Great mix of long and short holes. Bring your "A" game. Water hazard on the first hole gives a clue of the tough 23 holes remaining.
Cons: It is a haul to get there. Tall grass is a problem.
Other Thoughts: Improved flow from the original 18 hole design. Hosted the 1992 Worlds.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 A big course!

5+    8/10/2008   12/17/2008
Review By: donnyv
Played: 28  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 18.3 Years
This review was updated on 1/30/2013
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Extremely challenging during the full foilage period. The Oaks will do it's best to keep your game and ego in check.

1. Finally, concrete tee pads are in. Nice placement and unique shape. No more twisting ankles or slipping on mud.

2. Length. Woods aside, Addison gives you a chance to huk it for some nice D. No pitch and putt here.

3. Variety of shots needed. It has tight tunnel shots through overgrown woods and brush. Multiple over-the-water/swamp shots with disc swatting trees protecting the baskets. Beautiful rolling fairways carved out along the park. Open fields with waist high grass punishing errant tee shots. Heavily guarded baskets that make you think twice about taking a run at them.

4. Well maintained course. The grass is cut regularly making well defined fairways. Garbage cans and picnic tables on almost every hole. Tee signs (w/o pics) marking hole # and distance to basket. No trash lying around, but there is some grafetti here and there (which was in the process of being painted over.)

5. Crowd control. It never gets the ridiculous traffic other area courses seem to attract. Course difficulty, higher park entry fee, and middle-of-nowhere location, help keep the clowns off the course.

6. No extra fee to play DG. Just pay the $5/$10 daily fee to access the entire park. Buy at the Valero during the off-season or at the booth late May thru September.
Cons: No major cons now that the teepads are almost finshed. Just a couple things to keep in mind with a course like this.

1. OB is definately OB. The shule is thick and poison ivy/oak is hidden everywhere. You MUST keep it in the fairway if you want to escape unscathed. Addison WILL punish those bad shots via lost disc(s) in the swamps, tall grass, or super thick brush.

2. Bring the bug spray! This is not a city park by any means. It's a breeding ground for all kinds of nature. Standing water/nasty swamps surround the entire park. These little pests live to mess with the DGers.

3. Baskets. Not really a con here (they're all in great shape with double chains) but there is a mixture of Mach 3 and Mach 5/Chainstar type baskets. Some catch & deflect differently, so putt according to the basket type.

4. Course Flow. It really flows quite nice if you know the course and which way to the next tee. First-timers should grab a map/scorecard to find the basket placements and tees. Some require a little hiking but nothing major.

5. LARGE FINE FOR NO PARK PASS. Put that in all caps because the fine is no joke. We played here once during the off season and didn't get the pass. Big mistake because it was a $65 FINE PER CAR. So $65 times four cars full of friends = $260 for one round of DG. OUCH!!!!!
Just get the park pass because the Oakland County Sherriff patrols and checks EVERY CAR in the lot, EVERYDAY!

6. Holes in Large Field ~ These are probably the least liked holes on the course. You can get your D on since there are no trees, just 5' tall grass outside the fairways. Better than nothing but not real exciting. As a course designer myself, I know that we can't be too picky on land available and have to make due but If we're short on time or daylight, this would be the spot to pass over.
Other Thoughts: It used to be even better before the campgrounds expanded into the old course causing a redesign. It still is a good time though. Just remember to bring
1)Extra discs
2)Bug Spray
3)Park Pass

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Home County Favorite

5+    3/20/2008   11/20/2008
Review By: DirtyMittenDG
Played: 108  Reviewed: 55  Exp: 11.3 Years
This review was updated on 4/14/2011
11 Helpful / 3 Not
--Addison Oaks is owned and maintained by Oakland County Parks, the course gets taken care of very well. Alot of holes have trash cans and picnic tables. Also there's maps/scorecards and pencils at hole #1. The map itself really isn't even needed though, the course flows really well. After every hole there is a "next tee" sign pointing you in the right direction.

--There's a really good variety of holes here, nice mix of technical and bombers. Good use of woods and a HUGE field. Decent elevation on some holes too.
--A couple cons, first of all the tees are gravel/rock, theres a couple holes where you really wish they were concrete. Also no visual signs, only poles with hole number and distance, and a few holes are missing the info on the poles.

About half the tees are concrete now. Once the other half are in, I will take this out of the "cons" section.
Other Thoughts:
--There's some disc eating hazards at this course that add to the challenge. Water can be a big factor on some holes, especially in spring. There's one signature hole over a big swamp that you'll never forget, it's only 265 ft. down hill, but you can lose your disc if you hit one of the trees growing out of it. Also during the summer time the rough can be thick in the woods, and along the far sides of the rough in the big field.

--Even though it's is about 30 minutes away from my house, this is still my most played course. Overall Addison Oaks is a very solid course. The addition of concrete tees have changed my rating from a 3.5 to a 4 rating. Better hole signage on top of that could make it a 4.5.

--This is the premier course that held the 1992 Pro Worlds.

--High Task Force

11 of 14 people found this review helpful.

 favorite course

5+    7/8/2008   9/18/2008
Review By: valking
Played: 8  Reviewed: 3
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: very challenging for beginners and seasoned players. variety of shots including woods, water, and open holes so you have the best of all worlds.
Cons: pretty much all the holes you need to be accurate or chance loosing a disc. even when the field isnt mowed you have a chance of loosing it in tall grass. its out in the middle of no where so you gotta be willing to drive a little
Other Thoughts: if you are in the mood to spend a whole day out in the park and play some disc golf this is the place for you. its got stuff for kids to do and they keep it clean.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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