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 Great Place!

5+    5/16/2012   10/27/2010
Review By: kw83028
Played: 56  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 7.6 Years
This review was updated on 5/21/2012
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Very nicely laid out course. A lot of variety. A ton of distance. Now with 27 holes!!
Cons: I really don't think there is much wrong with this course.
Other Thoughts: This course is even better with the new layout!! Concrete teepads all around. Course conditions are almost always perfect. I don't care that it's pay to play since the conditions are so good.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Use every disc in your bag

5+    7/23/2010   7/24/2010
Review By: BogeyNoMore
Played: 265  Reviewed: 154  Exp: 13.6 Years
This review was updated on 8/20/2011
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Simply wonderful shot variety and hole design: EXCELLENT mix of hole lengths, with several Ace run/birdie holes, 9 holes over 400' and plenty of variety in between. Wonderful balance of nice open, grip & rip fairways (some with very well placed trees), wooded holes, tight fairways lined with thick brush requiring placement and control, and a few blind holes. Multiple chances to throw hyzers, annies/FH, overhand. Nice rolling terrain comes into play on many holes.

I love the order in which the holes are laid out here. Like a good book, Stony gets you involved early, with holes that are open and inviting, but not too short. Then it throws a few interesting twists your way, mixing in a short wooded hole, followed by a fairly long 6th hole with a winding fairway lined with brushy hazards. The course changes pace frequently to maintain your interest and keep you on your toes, but overall, it gets a bit more intense the further you get into it. A couple of shorter holes give you a breather, before you get to 23 (quite a tricky hole playing to the long basket), and then the big finish. Hope you saved some energy, 'cause Stony's final chapter reads 933' from the long pad. Plays well from hole to hole - never gets boring.

The basics are well in hand: Large concrete tees pads, decent baskets, well defined fairways, tee signs w/dist, score cards w/map, pencils, friendly old guy in a golf cart to collect course fees. Everything is generally in pretty good shape thanks to pay to play, and the course just has a better vibe than it did a couple of years ago.

Navigation is pretty straight forward for the most part, with occaisional Next Tee signs to help out first timers. Gets confusing in a couple of spots, but a quick look at the score card/map should keep you on track.
Cons: Not much to hate here, so these are nit-picky, but true:
- Vanadlism has claimed a few tee signs.
- Water holes should be nice, not nasty.
- Only 10 holes have dual tees.
- Would've been nice if it had a big hill, (but it does make decent use of some rolling terrain).
- Blind holes can = lost discs when playing solo, spotters not a bad idea for some holes.
Other Thoughts: There's no denying Stony Creek (now formally known as "The Buckhorn") is an excellent course. If you don't live in the area, Stony goes well with nearby Riverbends (7 miles away), or Addison Oaks (15 miles away) to make a great day trip if you like to get away to play different courses.

I've been playing Stony, Kensington, and Hudson Mills for years, and the sad fact is: pay to play has really cleaned Stony and Kensington up - BIG TIME. Yeah, it's brought an element of "authority" onto the course, but c'mon; Police State - really? Since they've began charging $2/day, I've never been hassled by the park presence at any of the Metro Parks. Look how bad Stony and Kensington were a couple of years ago. Both those courses would be totally trashed today if not for some old guy on a golf cart. Long as he's out there, maybe they should give him a cooler full of water and Gatorade selling for a buck or two.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Good old Stoney

5+    6/18/2010   6/28/2010
Review By: Red Wings Fan
Played: 15  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 12.7 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: clean and well maintained. big course. 24 holes. hole 24 is ridiculous but that why i love it. good variety. Score card and pencils, Map on score card. tees markings. fairways are big enough so you dont have to spend all day looking for your disc
Cons: no longer free plus parking. no big elevation changes a few time its not spread out enough but not to bad
Other Thoughts: a must play that is great for someone who doesnt know the course because of the map on the score cards

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Still a good course

5+    6/2/2011   3/30/2010
Review By: donnyv
Played: 43  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 20.6 Years
This review was updated on 6/7/2011
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is really fun to play and learn the game. You get a real 24 hole course that is tough to break even par. Concrete pads and Chainstar baskets are in great shape. The holes flow very well to the next tee as well. You get a chance to air it out with most holes 300+ feet away. There is also an even mix of open, woody, and hilly holes to try out every shot you got. Worth the $2 to play. They've been making improvements to the course which will make it even better.
Cons: Sometimes this course gets crowded and you got to wait on a few groups. Punks with nothing better to do like to hang there and destroy tee signs, trees, garbage cans and picnic tables. It is pretty sad how they trash the place. Hopefully the pay to play fee drives them outta there.

The tee signs are below average but that probably has to do with the idiots who keep pulling them out. First timers should grab a scorecard map by the parking lot to find the baskets that are far and unseeable from the tee.

Not much else to really complain about here.

Other Thoughts: The first 4 holes give you a chance to warm up and blast them down there 300+ feet with only a few trees to avoid.

The next nine takes you through the woods where it gets a little tight and you need to be accurate or end up in some thick brush.

From there your at #14 and half way home and you get back into some more open holes to bring out your drivers. The next six are long with the exception of one little 200ish footer.

Back you go into the woods to play a few until you get to hole 24. If you still have an arm, you're gonna need it for this 900 foot finale. The best I've done is a +2 on this par 3, but I don't play everyday either.

Give this course a try. It might not be the BEST in Michigan, but it is a top 3 for me.

UPDATE: AUG 19, 2010 :Stony Creek rocked by severe storms and wind. Many trees damaged or destroyed on the course. At least 6 holes have been altered by this storm that produced an F1 tornado a few miles down the road. Watch your step and look up for hanging debris.

Update: June 2011

Course in great shape. New ticket booth installed this spring. Rumors of course expansion this fall. Law enforcement spottings near holes 5-8. Look out!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.


5+    3/24/2010   3/24/2010
Review By: disc_chick
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
This review was updated on 4/7/2010
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: I love playing here. They offer both pro and am tee's. There's challenges no matter if you're a beginner or a pro. They keep the courses well maintained for the most part, the tee's are in great shape.
Cons: Yes it does get muddy after it rains which seems fairly normal at any course. Keep skeeter repellent on you since you DO have to play near and over water that festers with skeeter larve.
Other Thoughts: I'm thankful that they charge $2.00 per person to play and $50.00 IF you don't already have a pass to get in. To many people have been going there, kicking over the garbage cans, making a mess, and going there to not play, but hang out in the woods.. If you play there often you know alot of the people aren't going there to play and they're "toking" up space. I hope that not only do they keep charging, I hope they raise it to detur more of the trash that has been infesting my throwing space.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Saturday Afternoon

1    11/28/2009   11/30/2009
Review By: ovar
Played: 76  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 14.6 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Course is well laid out. Provides a variety of holes. Tee pads are long and wide. Minimal leaves on the course. Very challenging layout. The last 7 holes are the hardest.
Cons: Poor signage. Expensive to play ($7 buxs)
Other Thoughts: This was a great course to play. The varied length and terrain of the holes made this course very interesting. My only problem is, if I am paying 7 bucks ($5 for car $2 for wrist band) to play I expect the course to be "perfect" or near perfect. This was not the case. The course does have signage, but the signs only tell you the distance and # of the hole. Many of the holes are blind shots and it would have saved me a lot of running around to simply know if the hole doglegs to the right or left or if it is straight ahead. I have no problem "paying to play" but the money needs to be put into improving the course.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Now Charging for Disc Golf!

5+    8/27/2009   9/6/2009
Review By: g-sauce
Played: 6  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 11.8 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very fun and challenging course. Wide variety of hole layouts (from wide and open to narrow and wooded, both dirt and grass fairways, good average hole length). Brush and terrain very well maintained. Tees are solid and well kept. Has both long drive and ace-able holes. Friendly frequenters.
Cons: Now Charging for Disc Golf! Minor pest annoyances. Vandalism (e.g. removal of signs) at a few points. Some muddy patches when recently rained on. Can get crowded.
Other Thoughts: Bring your A game! (as well as pesonal refreshments) Unsure whether the disc-eating bushes and swamp were a pro or con. Wind (variable). Teamplay will help for discers lacking versatility. They have done a bit to the course (especially if you are going off the pictures) in 2009. They have added many more trees and taken out a few. Its good to know that SOME of the money they are getting is being put to good use. It is definitely worth a trip to [pay and] play.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Metro Park

5+    6/26/2009   7/21/2009
Review By: discin248
Played: 11  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 10.6 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: good layout open and wooded shots
trash bins and places to sit
you can go swiming in the lake at stoney after a hot game
Cons: pay to play once to get into park then again to play disc golf course
Swamp monster eats discs
Other Thoughts: Another one of my favorites
Went in the swamp once and will never do it again nasty i did find another disc but not mine

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 would have given it a 2.5 rating pre-2009

5+    6/22/2009   6/22/2009
Review By: Innovadude
Played: 228  Reviewed: 181  Exp: 19.6 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Design has MUCH variety testing every trick shot you have and more.
- Well maintained (sort of), new work has been done to clear much rough and large dead trees from the course, altering the course drastically but making it cleaner.
- Cement tees, signs, scorecards, bulletin board, restrooms.
- Water hazard
- Has several long bomber holes and ends with a 900+ ft hole.
Cons: - FEES
- Police state
- Sandy tee pads need swept a lot more often (hand broom will save you several strokes).
Other Thoughts: If you haven't played here lately, you will barely recognize it as so much has changed, mostly in the way of tree and bush removal. It plays a handful of strokes easier by default.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 stoney creek, change is bad!!!

5+    3/6/2009   3/17/2009
Review By: dputt88
Played: 8  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 11.9 Years
4 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: amazing course, i learned to play here, hard to find a better 24 hole course. the people out here are incredibly awesome, i love going by myself because ill never finish alone.
Cons: they recently cut down alot of trees, they said they wanted to make it more beginner friendly, they kinda ruined some of the best holes. also they have recently posted a sign noting that starting april 1st they will be charging a separate fee to play this course, $2 a day or $50 a year. bummer...
Other Thoughts: some holes do need a little trimming but dont tell them that, they'll take out every tree.

4 of 10 people found this review helpful.

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