Redford, MI 
Lola Valley Share
Uploaded By: DirtyMittenDG Hole #4 (Taken 3/2009)
3 / 433ft.   3 / -- Par / Distance:
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  Challenging & Rewarding

5+    8/5/2009   8/8/2009
Review By: thyrteen13
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 16.4 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: The course makes you think, plain and simple. Has a good mix of short & long holes with interesting hole layouts.
Cons: Only 9 holes, occasional course damage with lack of keep-up. Missing some tee signs. Only a par 3 course. It will flood in heavy rain
Other Thoughts: There needs to be a club for this park & possibly an alternate tee pad layout for all 9 holes. making it a full 18

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Toss @ The Valley

1    4/1/2007   6/11/2009
Review By: Part-Time Ninja
Played: 54  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 6/23/2010
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: There is a variety of throws at this park.
Distance and pin placement was well thought out for the space available.
Water and trees come into play.
Cons: DO NOT PLAY HERE AFTER IT RAINS. Almost the whole park becomes one big water hazard.
Other Thoughts: If you have the time there are better courses but you have a good time at Lola.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

1    3/16/2009   3/17/2009
Review By: DirtyMittenDG
Played: 108  Reviewed: 55  Exp: 10.3 Years
This review was updated on 6/28/2009
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Hole Variety/Course Layout--
Most holes are well over 300 ft. with decent elevation. The river comes into play on just about every hole, and the course uses good pin placement with the river to make you doublethink your throws. Also, scattered mature trees play as obstacles but they dont alter your drives too much.
Cons:
Course Navigation--
This isnt the easiest course to navigate, some holes dont have tee signs and theres nothing inbetween each hole telling you where to go. There are no maps at the course or online. When I went nobody else was playing and I ended up not finding holes 1 or 9.

Course Maintenance--
Could be better, there was some vandalism to the signs. 8 more concrete tee pads and a few "next hole" signs would do alot for this course. The baskets were in good shape though.

--During mud/wet season this course has ALOT of standing water, and is a little muddy in spots.

--9 Holes
Other Thoughts:
Course Atmosphere--
Its a nice city park in a valley, with the Upper River Rouge running through it. Not much else going on in Lola Valley besides disc golf.

--The course design they have here is really good, its a few navigation & maintenance improvements away from being a really nice course.

--If you throw your disc in the river theres about a 50% chance you'll be able to see it on the bottom. The river is deep in spots but it has sand bars that are no more than 2 ft. deep. I saw 3 discs in plain sight on the sand bars in the river, people must have been scared to jump in and get them, but I got me 3 new discs!

--A dry summer day would be a better time to play than early spring.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    11/8/2008   11/8/2008
Review By: NEWBY1151
Played: 81  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 10.3 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Most holes have elevated tees,usually not very busy,challenging for a 9 hole course,river in play on every hole,mowed fairways most of the time,Discraft baskets,hard to loose disc if you can keep out of the river
Cons: Floods after rain and fairways stay soggy,9 holes,most signs vandelized and or missing,course can be confusing your first time you have to cross over the bridge several times,hole nine ends on opposite side of river from hole one leaving a long walk back to your car,
Other Thoughts: 1st tee is at the corner of Ponoma and Lennane approx 1/2 north of 5 Mile,hole 2 basket is across the river

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Stay High Stay Dry

5+    9/28/2008   10/5/2008
Review By: PNovak22
Played: 25  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 11.3 Years
This review was updated on 1/5/2009
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has challenging throws from almost every tee, where water comes into play. It is set in a quiet neighborhood along slow rolling hills with the rouge river running through it. The course is well maintained and mowed in the summer. No trash or debris around to clutter up the course. Low traffic, low bugs
Cons: Natural tee pads, but it makes for a little bit different game. Missing signs on hole 1,5,8. Course also floods about 2 feet or so all the way across after a hard rain. No benches or garbage cans so plan to pack your trash. Maybe hard to navigate first time around.
Other Thoughts: A great course to play a night time round. No hassle from cops of people in neighborhood. One time some really young kids were selling discs that they pulled out of the creek. Don't jump in the creek its super muddy an extremely toxic!!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 hope it doesnt roll into the creek!

4/10/2008   7/4/2008
Review By: compn
Played: 43  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 18.3 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: quiet course with open, straight shots. little brush.
Cons: sometimes flooded. all holes have 2-4ft deep creek water hazard. tall grasses sometimes hide a disc.
Other Thoughts: some human obstacles. ran into a guy hitting golf balls once. 1st tee was missing the sign last time i played.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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