Royal Oak, MI 
Starr-Jaycee Park Share
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3 / 287ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Tee

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 Dual tees are not good

1    7/22/2009   7/23/2009
Review By: DiscGolfinTheD
Played: 21  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 13.6 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The map at hole 1 is a great touch. Having facilities is good and it is pretty flat but wooded. All the baskets are present and in good condition and the people actually playing disc golf are very helpful if you get mixed up or lost.
Cons: DUAL TEES! I just can not get behind this idea on a course this small. If it wasn't such a busy park(not just with discr's) Dual Tees could work but you have alot of people either hanging out in fairways or just walking thru the park in your way. Most of the tee pads are falling apart and hard to recognize especially the "back 9". Because of the Dual tees we had to wait a long time to throw our next disc since people were getting lost and kinda wandering around looking.
Other Thoughts: I have to say if they would have just left this course a 9 hole course it would be easily a 3 out of 5! I understand the fun of being able to get out and throw 18 different holes. But when you try and pack it in with the space alloted here it just doesnt work out. The only way I could see it working here is if you were the only ones playing that day and yo ucould easily make it through 18. Other then that I would suggest just playing the first 9 and enjoying that! Because its a great layout!! As usual there are facilities here and the actual course is well maintained (outside of the pads).

Also there is shakespeare in the park going on so they set up right next to the facility pavilion so be careful when you are throwing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Basic course in a crowded park

1    7/10/2009   7/17/2009
Review By: phishbrained
Played: 23  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 11.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Quick rounds- Mostly shorter holes
Playing with the other set of pads, the course varies straight shots, lefts and rights all on the same elevation.
Only real obstacles are trees with no brush and all low grass.
Cons: Rubber pads are falling apart.
On weekends this place is crowded with non-disc golfers and they don't seem to notice they are doing some activity in the middle of a hole.
Layout a bit confusing as many of the tee pads are not labeled.
Other Thoughts: Definitely bring a map or take a picture of the map at the course.
Good for a quick round or beginners.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 needs signs

1    6/22/2009   6/22/2009
Review By: Innovadude
Played: 228  Reviewed: 181  Exp: 19.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Wooded city park with no rough or real hazards and beginner friendly design although tough enough in cases to challenge anyone.
Some rubber tee pads.
Course map.
Cons: Tee signs non existent, some rubber pads have hole #'s on them. Must find course map before you begin (in front of middle of parking lot) or you will get completely lost trying to navigate it.
Other Thoughts: Helps to know where Tee #1 is and the map. If you don't stumble on it first, hard to figure out what to do.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    6/22/2009   6/22/2009
Review By: atassac66
Played: 39  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 13.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good distance for a small area course. Even challenge for both right and left handed players. Offers several holes over 350 feet. Quick commute for locals. Fast round times.
Cons: Because this course is situated in a fairly open park, there lacks defined lines on the course. Almost every hole allows for multiple lines and creates lack of challenge. Dual tees are confusing as there are no tee signs. Lack of defined fairways, elevation, and hazards make this course fairly boring.
Other Thoughts: Needs tee signs. Decent play.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Loneliest Park in Suburban Detroit

5+    5/12/2009   5/29/2009
Review By: Rupert M
Played: 78  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 19.7 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: A very challenging, suburban-park based, under-rated & forgotten golf-course.
Good variety of short-long.
Most fair-ways are defined, even with the boat-load of trees. Pretty logical the rest of the time.
Mini-railroad is SWEET...
Works every crazy shot in the game.
Cons: VERY wet in the off-season.
Lots of leaves in EVERY season.
Not even close to enough trash-cans. Even without the disc-golf.
Can get busy.
Beware the local Fencing Club.
Other Thoughts: When time is of the essence, play Starr.
Starr is soooooo old. A Classic. The 'Dog-Town' of Mid-West disc-golf.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    4/24/2008   11/20/2008
Review By: DirtyMittenDG
Played: 112  Reviewed: 55  Exp: 13.6 Years
This review was updated on 4/7/2009
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Hole Variety/Course Layout--
Moderate amount of trees that can alter your shot but for the most part it pretty open, alot of holes allow maximum distance throws off the tee. A few tee to pin placements make for interesting throws.
Course Navigation--
Map at hole #1 and decent signs but still hard to navigate because the duel tee pads makes it very confusing your first time. Having to share baskets down grades the course in my opinion (It would be better if it was just a simple 9).
Other Thoughts:
Course Maintenance--
Its straight, not super clean but not super dirty either. The tee pads are all rubber, but they work pretty well.

Course Atmosphere--
Typical Detroit suburban city park. The mini train tracks that run through the park are pretty cool.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.


1    11/16/2008   11/19/2008
Review By: NEWBY1151
Played: 94  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 13.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a fun and fairly easy course only obstacles are mature trees, nice variety of holes for a nine hole course, clean park with bathrooms although they were locked when I was there, hole numbers and distances are painted on tee pads, Discraft baskets, pretty long holes for a short course ranging from high 200's to high 300's, great place to take beginners, shelter and picnic tables, no place to loose a disc
Cons: Dual tee pads are a little confusing your first time through, only sign is at hole #1, not very challenging, completely flat, 9 baskets,
Other Thoughts: Hole #1 starts past the shelter on the right side look for sign

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Decent, only if you're close

5+    9/14/2008   10/14/2008
Review By: wyndorf
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: flat as a pancake, no water unless there's a downpour, typically uninhabited.
Cons: not challanging, fairly open and if the Jaycee's are there, they'll kick you off the course.
Other Thoughts: good course for beginners or to break in a new disc. If your close and need to play, it's a decent course.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    8/11/2008   8/11/2008
Review By: Pizatman
Played: 11  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 11.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course plays very fluid and flows from hole to hole. Tee pads are clearly marked with hole numbers and distances. Course laid out across the back half of the park, each hole has a different layout, some require straight shots, others curving around trees. The course isn't challenging, but not necessarily the most simple. Has something for everyone.

Very nice people around the course.
Cons: Flat course, with dual tee pads, confusion can occur on busy days. The only sign for the course is the map near the first tee behind the large play structure, this can make the first trip to the course a little slow to start.

Some of the fly pads have been torn up and need repair.
Other Thoughts: Very nice park, trees everywhere so play is shaded and cool even on sunny days. With no water hazards and all holes far enough away from the roads, course is relatively forgiving for beginners/the occasional bad throw.

Despite the course being large, flat and wooded area, it does its absolute best and is enjoyable.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Course info is incorrect

5/13/2008   5/13/2008
Review By: SkaBob
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The course has had 9 tee pads added and some baskets moved around since the pictures were taken. It's now a double-9. Starr is a great mix of shots. Long hyzer bombs, long turnovers, tight wooded shots, it'll surprise you if you give it a chance!
Cons: Flypads. The tee for 14 got chewed up by a lawnmower a couple years ago. If you don't know where it's at, you won't find it. There's a 10 inch by 10 inch chunk of it that's USUALLY where the pad should be. There's a mini-railroad setup that if you REALLY hit hard will leave a ding in your disc. The first weekend of each summer month those tracks are taken up by some old guys who run their trains on them. The local golfers have a long standing agreement not to play the course those weekends. Please honor it and respect these guys. Some of them are crotchety old men, but for the most part they're cool.
Other Thoughts: Most people say Wagner park around the corner is a far better course than Starr, simply because part of the course is down in a valley. They call the 10 foot difference a "challenging elevation change". Wagner has less variety in the shots required, and most of the holes there are less difficult than the ones at Starr.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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