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Farmington Hills, MI
The Farm Share
Uploaded By: DirtyMittenDG Hole #2 (Taken 3/2009)
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Hole #2 Pro Tee



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1    10/10/2009   10/15/2009
Review By: bygwyllay
Played: 78  Reviewed: 75  Exp: 7 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.

 Disappointed

2-4    7/14/2009   7/15/2009
Review By: Greck
Played: 51  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 22 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Discraft Baskets! Sun was shinning,
Cons: Very Hard to locate the holes even with a score card that showed the map of the course. No Tee pads to speak of, dirt and not very easily located. Course was not designed with new players in mind. I would only recommend playing some of the holes with a spotter!!! But only if you want to keep your discs.
Other Thoughts: The park is very nice and has alot of potential. There is a new skateboard park located where the original pratice basket was. Fairways are in need of being cleaned up. (trees trimmed and removed. Very little traffic most likely due to condition of the course.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Bloop

1    6/20/2009   6/21/2009
Review By: wasted energy
Played: 62  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 5.3 Years
2 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Um,I think three holes were playable
Cons: Ok to be fair it rained kinda heavy the night before I played.But still this thing had no planing, no vision. Long walk between holes.There is two water holes that don't seem to be worth playing.It was muddy,only in the parts that aren't under water. The narrow trail leading to a creek, that has no bridge was nice. I could go on and on.
Other Thoughts: Go outside your house and throw your disc at a stop sign or something,you will have way more fun and save gas money. But if you skate,they have a killer cement street park, leave the disc's at home and bring a skateboard.

2 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    5/22/2009   5/26/2009
Review By: RiverBandit
Played: 46  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 10.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very Challenging 9 hole course with tight fairways and water coming into play on 3 holes. Pro and Am tees can create an extremley challenging 18 hole round if you are up for the challenge. Signs for some hole help to navigate the tight fairways. Very low amount of traffic make for a nice paced round with no waiting between holes. Very private, and tucked away into the woods between the soccer fields and baseball dimonds. Nice post on most hole with pegs to hang your bag to prevent you from having to set them in the mud. I think that that is a great design and should be thought about being used on other courses.
Cons: Can be very tight and easy to lose a disc. Hole 4 has a long drive out of the woods into an clearing in the woods which is usually wet and gets very overgrown grass, impossible to find a disc. It appears to me that it only gets so out of control because it can be so wet and they just can't get a tractor in there to mow it. Can be hard to navigate between some holes if you don't know where you are going. Mesquito seem like they can possibly become a problem as the season goes on. Natural Tee pads with a 2 x 4 marking them are not as nice as cement but i think that it is a great idea for a course with natural tee pads.
Other Thoughts: You can rent discs at the ice arena if you need.
Easy acess to I-275 off of 8 mile.
If you are a first timer to this course I highly reccomend following the link on the information page for this course and printing yourself up a map.
I have faith that this can become an awesome nine hole course with a little TLC and time. If Cass Benton is busy it is worth the short drive to head over and check this course out.

Another review stated that the last hole was missing a basket but that basket has been replaced.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    5/2/2009   5/13/2009
Review By: BearWolf
Played: 6  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 5.1 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice course. Pro and armature tees. There is plenty of variety. Hole 1 is a nice warm up hole with an upwards elevation. Hole 5 is my favorite on this course.
Cons: The signs have been vandalized. It's too bad some people don't know how to clean up after themselves. When my 10 year old daughter went to pick up her disk, she cut herself on a broken beer bottle. We went in early April and many of the holes were buried in mud.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice short course. We can play it in about 2 hours. We usually skip hole 2 due to the giant water hazard. So far, the times we have went, it hasn't been crowded.

BearWolf

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

1    3/16/2009   3/17/2009
Review By: DirtyMittenDG
Played: 108  Reviewed: 55  Exp: 10 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.

 Hello? Anyone out there?

1    3/5/2009   3/5/2009
Review By: Innovadude
Played: 224  Reviewed: 176  Exp: 15.9 Years
9 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: - Chainstar baskets
- 8 of 9 tee signs intact and nice
- Has map online and at msg. board
- Dual tees
- Water hazards (lots)
- Good basic design on several holes
Cons: - Unmaintained, appears like no one else has played it in years and the city forget it's there. Fallen trees block several fairways and overgrown rough makes it tough to throw let alone have fun.
- You will get cut if you go off fairway on #5.
- Dirt tees only

9 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    10/10/2008   11/10/2008
Review By: NEWBY1151
Played: 66  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 6.8 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: 8.3 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: 17.9 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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