Royal Oak, MI 
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3 / 460ft. Par / Distance:
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Enjoyable Little Rec Course With 18 Tee Pads And 9 Baskets!

1    7/25/2017   7/26/2017
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1313  Reviewed: 1262  Exp: 40.6 Years
This review was updated on 7/27/2017
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Wagner Park is a pretty little, green city park with some elevation and mature trees to contend with. The only competition with the disc golf here is a nice little children's play structure.

The disc golf starts near the play structure. There are 9 baskets and 18 concrete teepads. They are a little on the short side. Some are raised eliminating any chance for a longer run-off. Fortunately most players won't need much of a run up on these short holes. There are nine DGA baskets with 18 tee pads. The course is listed as a 18 hole course. There are nine brown posts with the hole information carved in to them. These were done as an Eagle Scout project. They're nice but I guess the Scout got his merit badge after nine and then didn't need to do the other nine. Local player, Dwayne, guided me through the course and he had us play the brown posted holes as the front nine and the others as the back nine.

The course is recreational but does have some decent length with # 1 playing at 460', # 9 at 398' and # 6 at 380. There are a couple of Ace runs in the 230' range and a nice variety of straight shots, hysers and anhyser throes needed. There's only a couple of holes where there is any chance of looking for your discs in the wooded area that runs along one side of the park on holes 6 and 7. # 12 plays as a tight 172' Ace run.
Cons: Very few in my humble opinion.

The tee pads could be two feet longer. On some the area around the pad has been worn away leaving the concrete pad elevated which makes for an awkward run-up.

It would be nice if the back nine would have some form of tee signs.

Only parking is on the street but I doubt whether that is ever a problem.

Other Thoughts: This is a great little course for the casual player playing either a 9 or 18 hole round. The only competition the golfers have is the kid's play structure and the course completely bypasses it. Serious players won't spend their time here but it's perfect for us rec players. Then with it's lack of rough, water and obstacles, it would be great for families or beginners. If I lived across the street here, I would play the hell outta this course.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Love This Course

5+    9/10/2016   5/29/2017
Review By: Kennygooo
Played: 15  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 19.6 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Basically its a 9 hole marked course with 9 more unmarked tee pads. The course has more obstacles than a beginner course and less than a harder course. It has some hills and is moderately wooded. Some holes need to be thrown downhill and others thrown up hill.
Cons: They need some dedicated parking. Finding a parking spot isn't any fun on some days.
Other Thoughts: This was the first course that I ever played in 1999. I feel like I have a personal connection to it so this remains one of my favorites.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Very Dissapointed

1    3/5/2017   3/6/2017
Review By: demalthus
Played: 3  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.6 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Very close to my house
Cons: -Where is hole 1?
-Where is hole 2?
-etc., the map online is completely useless
-leaves are very thick, lost a disc into them
-low lands are huge froze puddles
-tee pads are about 6 feet long, with large dropoffs in front and behind
Other Thoughts: I'm very dissapointed in this course, some real renovations are going to have to happen to make it enjoyable

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Old faithful wagner

5+    1/1/2015   1/2/2015
Review By: Zinc_Alloy
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 20.2 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good hole length. Nice baskets, mostly. Short holes have a nice fifteen foot elevation drop to them around the 200 foot mark. Well placed trees or bushes on the majority of holes.
Cons: Short and broken pads on every hole. Only nine baskets with 18 pads. Two main roads run along each side of the park. No parking lot. Only two holes measure 400 feet.
Other Thoughts: the short and broken pads really hurt. If you throw with any sort of run up and are not interested in starting off the pad then i would avoid this place. Most pads require a six inch initial lift to reach. I throw almost stationary. Besides that fact, i like the course. Each hole requires a well placed and thrown drive to reach the basket. Most holes measure around 300-320. Decent elevation changes throughout. Only one throwaway hole.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Nice location, needs to be fixed up.

1    6/23/2014   6/23/2014
Review By: Sean525
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Not far from my work.

Pretty cool local spot in a nice neighborhood.

Flat for the most part, but has some holes with some okay hills.
Cons: Where the hell is the first basket?

Garbage and glass all over the place. Not cool.

This place is in ratty condition. The tee pads need to be resurfaced, some of the baskets need to be replaced, and they need to put new signs on this course. A few garbage bins would be nice too.
Other Thoughts: This place definitely has potential, just needs some work to be done.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Potential but that's about it

1    6/3/2014   6/4/2014
Review By: Moose33
Played: 67  Reviewed: 67  Exp: 7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a pretty little neighborhood park with a nine hole course a couple of playgrounds and some people just sitting around.

A lot of nice old growth hardwoods that give this course come challenging lines and some ace able holes as well.

Concrete tee pads with a second placement on many holes and maps on the markers that are still standing.

Just looking around this course is fairly well designed and looks as if it was once well maintained. Someone loved this course once upon a time.
Cons: Just driving up there is no parking lot, do you have to park on the street in front of someone's house. The hole markers are all either tagged to hell or missing. The pretty little boulders that adorn the areas near the teepads are all tagged up too.

Concrete teepads are good but some need to be resurfaced as the are badly cracked.

This is a pretty course but it needs mowing( might not be able too because many of holes on the lower lying parts are very wet and mucky right now).

There were deep holes around almost every basket and most baskets were older and most were fine but a few were off balance. There was a rusted broken old thing that looked like a soccer goal between 1 and 9 as well that looked dangerous.
Other Thoughts: I wanted to like this course, it's kind of pretty and there is some thought behind the layout but it needs love. I don't know it a local club would want to take it on but you could make this place pretty cool with significant elbow grease.

Probably won't play there again uses I hear there have been some changes.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Flies are drawn to trash... and poop

1    4/17/2014   4/17/2014
Review By: apdrvya
Played: 315  Reviewed: 298  Exp: 8.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Aesthetic-- plays through a smaller (than starr) park with limited amenities. unfortunately plays through a dog run (in the lowlands). This is your best chance of running into non-dgers.

Teesigns-- nice. hole shape, distance, number and ace post are here.

Teepads-- nice, bit concrete teepads in decent repair.

Variety/terrain usage-- the elevation here is used to it's fullest potential. nicely done. There are some pretty decent length holes here and the available land is used very well.

Routing and navigation-- not terrible and not great. Some old signs litter the course and are a bit confusing (from an old layout)
Baskets-- some are wonky and bent up... others are fine BUT some added visibility would be helpful.

Garbage-- crazy amounts of garbage on this course. and a ton of sand flies coming out of the ground. no garbage cans present.

Challenge-- not a tremendously challenging course but the variety somewhat makes up for it

Teesigns-- none present on the back 9. This is a bit confusing to me as the teepads aren't always immediately evident on the back.
Other Thoughts:
Some better and some worse than starr-jaycee.. but overall a meh kind of course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Favorite Course

5+    9/3/2012   9/7/2012
Review By: falko1266
Played: 5  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Challenging holes for a short course.
Multiple tee pads making it 18 different approaches available.
This course is only a disc golf course. No need to worry about joggers or walkers.
Children Playscape is well out of play.
Smaller groups keep pace really well at this course.
Cons: This Course is attracts Large groups of High School kids who take there time and cause trouble for other serious Disc Golfers.
City Of Royal Oak doesn't always keep the grass cut short.
Pooly signed (due to ppl ruining the signs)
Other Thoughts: Mind the massive ponds that take up whole fairways in the spring.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice course with a mix of shots

2-4    10/9/2010   10/10/2010
Review By: Feli
Played: 10  Reviewed: 10
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course seems small at first glance, but it's a lot of fun. There's a fair amount of elevation changes, mixed distances (mostly 200-400ft) and some woods which will make you think about shot placements.

It has all concrete tees with good baskets. There are 9 holes with alternate tees, so an 18 hole course of sorts (all par 3s). The chain baskets are pretty good, and there's carved wooden posts on each hole stating distance and a basic map of layout.
Cons: From talking to locals, apparently this course can get pretty busy... but it was fairly avg and reasonable traffic when I've played.

The design is good, but there's not a ton of challenge since most holes are pretty wide and it has no water hazards, but it's a good overall course layout. The only way to go way over par is to maybe shoot out of bounds into a street or perimeter woods, but that's pretty tough here.
Other Thoughts: This is a very nice and well planned course layout considering the small size of the park. There's even a practice putting basket near the first tee in case you get there early and have to wait for your group. You probably won't need distance drivers, but a few tees still let you wind up and boom it.

A few holes have a downhill basket that's not visible from the tee, so following some locals your first time here does help. It's one of the better metro Det courses I've found so far, and the location is nice since it's near downtown Main St in Royal Oak for dinner, drinks, etc after a round of DG.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A little Confusing

1    8/26/2010   8/30/2010
Review By: zookept
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 8.6 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: It has alternate tee's so you can play 18 on this small 9 tee course
Cons: Its a park hangout for a bunch of school kids and a playground as well as a dog park so a lot of distractions. The 1st hole is not visable from the tee, so if you never played there you are confused off the bat, its down the hill so you can hit people ahead of you if you are not careful.
Other Thoughts: No parking lot, you have to park in the street of a residential block and that is limited.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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