Farmington Hills, MI 
The Farm Share
Uploaded By: DirtyMittenDG Hole #4 (Taken 3/2009)
4 / 459ft.   3 / 357ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Am Tee



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1    4/8/2012   4/9/2012
Review By: otherguy14
Played: 10  Reviewed: 9
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good parking
Some good shots to b made
Holes 3, 7, 8
Not alot of traffic
Cons: Thinking up pros for this course
The walk from 1 to 2
Hole 2
Hole 4 pro
Finding hole 4
Where's the am tee for hole 2?
The lone tee for hole three could easily b missed
Miss leading "next tee" signs
Other Thoughts: I shoot on par with this course on a windy day from he pro tees, that beIng said this isnt a very good course. Clearly from the location of the holes this was thought of well after the park had been built. I'll just save everyone some aggravation and reading every other reveiw to find the holes and list them all here for convince:
1 main parking lot right next to 8 mile road and the skate park
2 follow he sign that says next tee out the space in the fence walk along the sidewalk till u see the next Parking lot walk to the very back right corner of second parking lot and there is the pro tee for 2 have fun and try not to lose ur disk
3 over the bridge next to basket 2 through the lil patch of woods youll come up to a table and look Next to it for the blue plank that's the only tee for 3
4 follow the sign over the bridge to he right of basket 3 turn left just before the main parking lot in front of u walk along tree line till u see a path take it walk about 3 yards and you'll see the insane pro tee for 4 just walk along the "fairway" and go to the am you'll see it about 300 feet up its yellow
5 take little path to he right of basket 4 back out to parking lot area turn left and look slightly right he pro for 5 is just at the top of the lil hill you'll see the sign
6 the next tee sign is missing for this one so after 5 turn left in the clearing you'll then see what use to b a sign for 6 that's where the pro is
7 right in front of 6
8 walk past 7 path opens up to the left is the yellow am tee for 8 if you go right and follow the lil beaten trail you'll come up to the pro for 8 it's over the pond only shoot from there if you know you can make it (totally worth it when you do)
9 there's a fallen tree somewhat blocking the path to 9 but just turn around after 8 back to the left you should see it 9 is bout 100 feet up that trail in the brush looks dificult but with the right drive it's not at all

Only go to this course if you need to feel better about ur game

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Such a waste.

1    11/14/2010   11/14/2010
Review By: AKormendi
Played: 65  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 16 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Very scenic, for the suburbs, creeks and water.
-Speaking of water, it comes into play. A few opportunities to be daring.
-Good baskets
-Fairways well mowed.
-Other amenities at the complex.
Cons: -Muddy, slick.
-Hard to find your way around, especially with the large distance between baskets and the next tee. A couple more signs would make a world of difference.
-While Founders Sports Park is well maintained overall, the paths on the course were not well maintained, and it was often difficult to get to the next hole. Especially on hole 9 where the slab of wood used for a bridge was washed out.
-Flow is awful. If you park at the first hole you have a short clear shot on hole 1 with 8 mile, a very busy road, on your left. Definite danger of wild newbie throws heading towards the road. After that basket, there's a several hundred foot walk along the road to the vicinity of the next tee, and little guidance as to where to find the tee set alongside the pond. After Hole 3, signs guides you across a bridge and point you out across the field, the next tees are hidden in the woods on the side of the creek you just crossed. The whole way there's opportunities to get misguided and backtrack. To top it off, hole 9 finishes up a good 1500' from the first tee, just in case you weren't tired enough of the huge gaps between holes.
-Bad tees. They're just boards set in the ground, paint nearly completely peeled away. Footing can be quite insecure. Short tee on 2 pitched severely to the right, making the water even more threatening.
Other Thoughts: This is a pretty property, and could probably fit 12-15 nice holes without interfering with the rest of the Sports Park business, but to set it up in such a way would take more money than they are willing to spend on it. It doesn't take much time here to realize disc golf is not a priority for them. The big team sports on the fields and the ice rinks are the bread and butter of FSP, and disc golf was an afterthought. As it is you get long course walk with short course play, and a feeling of regret that it isn't something more.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

odd

1    10/10/2009   10/15/2009
Review By: bygwyllay
Played: 85  Reviewed: 78  Exp: 7.3 Years
This review was updated on 5/22/2013
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Extremely challenging course where one wouldn't expect to find one. Good variation in holes for only a 9 hole experience. Two shots over ponds and some wooden lines make this enjoyable.
Cons: Very random in layout (course and holes). This course was definitely built around everything else that is already there, i.e. skate park, baseball fields, soccer fields, ice arena, etc, so travelling from hole to hole and really ruin the ambiance. One hole is even shoved in by a baseball diamond's backstop. Once you get towards the latter end of the course, it flows a bit better, mostly through woods with the fairways cut out. The first hole is by the skate park and is ridiculously easy. A ten-year-old could par this open shot. Then you have to walk about a quarter-mile to the other side of the complex for hole 2, which is over a very large pond that any amateur would not enjoy playing over. Hole 3 is stuck by the backstop, and then a long trek out into a gravel parking lot where teeball kids were warming up, takes you back in to hole 4 with a damn tight line and a creek to your left will fell your spirit. Low-lying ground causes flooding if it has rained, and upkeep is an issue on parts of the course.
Other Thoughts: A nice addition to an already awesome sporing complex, bur if you are looking for a true disc golf experience, look elsewhere. A for effort, C for execution.

***2013 UPDATE***
Played this course again over the weekend and what I said above still holds true. I think they should scrap hole #1 and start the whole thing at the bomb over the pond by the baseball fields, then make up the balance back in the woods, where the course gets interesting. There is certainly room for it behind the soccer fields. It would make the course flow so much better!

3 of 3 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 3/18/2009
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Hole Variety/Course Layout--
Good balance of hole variety for 9 holes. Its has wooded holes that will be giving "big arms" bogeys, but it also has a couple bomber throws over water that will have a "tech" player throwing from the am tees. A few holes with decent elevation too.
Cons:
Course Maintenance--
You can tell there was a good amount of effort put in this course when it was first built. The signs are very descriptive and the bag holders on them are nice. Unfortunately though since the opening of the park there has been some vandalism, theres a couple signs missing and a few "next tee" signs pulled out of the ground. Also, concrete tee pads would be nice.

--9 Holes
Other Thoughts:
Course Atmosphere--
Its in an average suburban park. Besides the dg course, the park has baseball fields, soccer fields, bball courts, and a skate park (none of these get in the way of the course).

Hazards--
The 2 main hazards are the water on the signature holes. // Hole #2 pro tee is a ridiculous throw over a lake! The length isnt listed but its probably around 400 ft. from the tee to the edge of the green. Also about 30 ft. behind the basket is a swamp, so dont over throw it either! // Hole #8 pro tee is another cool throw over a lake, its about 300 ft. and its elevated like hole #2. // Theres some hidden water behind basket #3 too.

Course Navigation--
Not the best but not the worst. We didnt use a map and found every hole pretty good. The map on this website is very helpful and I would recommend using it.

--For being mud/wet season this course wasn't very muddy, and there was barley any standing water on the fairways.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    10/10/2008   11/10/2008
Review By: NEWBY1151
Played: 79  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 10.2 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I play this course all the time and usually I'm the only one there,never busy or backed up,great for practice,Discraft baskets,2 holes tee off over water #2 has a big elevation,generally it is well maintained with mowed fairways,good variety of open and tight fairways,nice park,
Cons: Course is tough to navigate on your first time through,long walk from hole #1 to #2,hole 9 fairway is very tight through the trees almost no line,natural tees,9 holes,hole 2 tees off from a parking lot and there is a pile of parking blocks in the way as of 08,
Other Thoughts: Park closes at dusk,bring bug spray,if you overthrow hole #2 or #3 there is water behind the tree line that you can't see from the tees,when cass is backed up this course is worth checking out,

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    7/17/2008   7/17/2008
Review By: Nickwells
Played: 8  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 8.6 Years
This review was updated on 8/12/2008
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There was only one other group playing when played... & thank god 'cause I never would have found the first hole. lol. Can be very challenging. Tight woods & water hazards as well as some open fairway. You can rent disc's at the ice arena for $1 & a $10 deposit.
Cons: Can be real hard to navigate. No jokes there. The tee's are just a blue (pro) or yellow (am) 2x4. Buggy; bring bug spray. Don't throw your favorite disc over the water holes (I lost mine & I'm not the first). a lot of the holes are real short. Last basket is missing; just a bunch of caution tape.
Other Thoughts: If you're looking to switch it up a bit and looking for a challenge; come here. It's short but worth trying out.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 a mix of woods and water hazards.

5+    7/4/2008   7/4/2008
Review By: compn
Played: 43  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 18.2 Years
This review was updated on 9/7/2010
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: diverse course with both open and narrow shots. free to play, rental discs available. not a busy course, third choice if cass is full. hole 2 and 8 are shots across big lakes.
Cons: some holes are in a river bed which is flooded + buggy in spring. confusing or non existent directions to some holes due to vandals.
Other Thoughts: next to nice skate park / ice arena and busy baseball diamonds. rarely any spectators or human obstacles. the walk from hole 1 to hole 2 is interesting (look at the course map). go from the basket on 1 (next to skate park) west on the sidewalk (you wont be able to cross the river), then walk to the corner of the parking lot, there is a tee square for your shot across the lake to #2.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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