Oakland University

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Eric McCahill    October 1, 2015 at 1:24am

Blue C line PD was left by hole 11 basket today while looking for orange x XL that went deep and left, name and number on both, reward for return.

Eric McCahill   September 30, 2015 at 5:27pm

PD was picked up after 12:30, whenever the next group went through most likely around 1 or after..

Andy Bawol    September 20, 2015 at 4:19am

Someone is going to get seriously hurt somewhere between 12 and 17 unless they make some changes. It's not a matter of if but when. Whoever said they should have used that bowl is right. Standing on 17 I just wanted to throw backwards into. Readymade hole right there.

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Andy Bawol   September 20, 2015 at 7:19am

The holes you remember aren't even close to the same since everything has been growing unchecked and no ones been on the course.

Brandon Redmond   September 20, 2015 at 8:06am

Not even close to the designs they were, then?

Andy Bawol   September 20, 2015 at 10:18am

The basic structure is there but a lot of lines are gone. They need a couple of hours of trim work.

Jason Riberas    September 18, 2015 at 3:38am

Found a disc today while playing the new redesign. Found it on hole 3. Tell me what it is and I'll give it back to you.

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Jim Jean   September 20, 2015 at 7:11pm

Good of you to make an attempt to get it back Jason. If I found a disc with no contact info, I wouldn't even try. No contact info means you don't want it back IMO.

Jason Riberas   September 21, 2015 at 9:06pm

the disc is a star destroyer but it is not a pre avery. Does your buddy have a nickname on his disc and wha color is it?

David Tomlinson   September 21, 2015 at 9:24pm

It probably says mike cook. he said its pinkish.

Miles Lawrence    September 17, 2015 at 1:54am

Course update: 9-16-15
So i just got done playing a round on the newly redesigned course. The layout of the holes is as follows.

Hole 1: Plays on the old hole 4. Tee pad is by the tree that was about half way down the old fairway. Same pin location.
Hole 2: Plays off the old hole 5 tee pad. Pin is up hill and right after the gap.
Hole 3: Tee pad is left of the tree gap from 2. Pin is in the location of old hole 5.
Hole 4: Plays off the old hole 6 with the pad and pin in the same locations ... more

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Miles Lawrence   September 18, 2015 at 2:14am

Donny ill get out to your course one day, count on it. But now i have to plug for my course. Come play Seymour Lake, we've done a lot of work to this course and i hope everybody enjoys it and likes whats to come. Dont give up on OU everybody, we can still make it a good course again. MMDGC want ... more

donny v   September 18, 2015 at 9:35am

dude all your home courses were my home courses from 1997-2005. I moved up to here and started building courses out here where there were none. not butthurt though Sadkins. you're an okay guy too. just spreading the dg love to all. I drive to Shelby twp every day to work. ask those whod played my place and they'll agree its worth the drive :)

donny v   September 18, 2015 at 9:53am

keep it up Miles. we're doing the same out in St. Clair county! thanks to you and your gang Seymour Lake is so much better than it was back then. ill get down there soon and hit up OU too.

Mark Jankowski    September 16, 2015 at 12:56am

Found this article. Says the course is completed and also says where to park. Looks like the course starts in a different area. https://www.oakland.edu/view_news.aspx?sid=34&nid=12400

Andy Bawol   September 15, 2015 at 9:12pm

Looks like it starts on old 4. Parking is in the same lot as before (P11). Nice.

David Tomlinson   September 15, 2015 at 9:21pm

Do you know if all the signs are up?

Tony T    September 14, 2015 at 8:39pm

Walked the course, and all 18 baskets are in again. Different layout, and not really sure just how it goes yet. Maybe basket/tee numbers to come? Also, not sure where to park - can park in the previous location, but a decent walk to even get to hole 16(?) and no real opening. Previous hole 4 looks to be hole 1 now? Course has been mowed, so possible to play. Let us know if you get more info.

Andy Bawol   September 14, 2015 at 2:33pm

This is excellent news. Please post anything you find out about layout/hole numbers/parking. Very excited to have this course back!

Jeff Novak   September 14, 2015 at 11:44pm


Ben Jackson   September 17, 2015 at 8:39am

Supposedly parking is the same as before. I'm going to check it out today

Miles smilez Campbell    September 8, 2015 at 9:03pm

Thanks whoever lost my disc That i lost at river bends. Someone honest found it and called me about it. Douche


Matt London    August 14, 2015 at 4:13am

Any new updates on this one? Pretty close to home for me. I'd like to check it out if open. Thanks

Eric McCahill   August 13, 2015 at 10:21pm

Hey Matt, 14 / 18 baskets are in. Mowed and playable but officially "unfinished". No signs of where final 4(?) holes are going. Me and a couple other guys have played the course on lunch break a few times in the last month or so since it was cut.

Tony T   August 18, 2015 at 1:04pm

Just walked the course. Been mowed maybe once or twice this summer. Tee pads for 15 and 16 are gone, so looks like they're rerouting some holes to get back to 18? Supposed to be done by "mid- to late-summer 2015." I'll probably get there at lunch soon.

Jon Londer    July 21, 2015 at 5:04am

Is this course playable yet ? Anyone know?

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Jeff Novak   July 22, 2015 at 1:18pm


Eric McCahill   July 22, 2015 at 2:35pm

Confirmed today: The same 13 or 14(?) holes are there - no new holes yet or signs of where the new ones will be..

Jeff Novak   July 22, 2015 at 4:38pm

Roger that. I was going to check it out today but will wait for the other 5 to go in. Hope it doesn't take too long.

Eric McCahill    June 18, 2015 at 5:31am

Course update as of 6-12-15: Most baskets are in at OU. Someone at the school said they are working on 5 holes that are not ready yet. Course is open but not very playable as of 6-12-15 due to being extremely overgrown. Grass is knee / waist-high through the whole course. Tee pads look phenomenal - they're rubberized with running track material and in very good shape. Baskets are A+, newer Chainstars(?), ready to get smashed as soon as the school cuts the grass and makes the course playable. Can't wait...

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Tony T   June 18, 2015 at 8:49am

Thanks for the update, Eric. Looking forward to some lunchtime discing.

Eric McCahill   June 18, 2015 at 10:29am

You know it!!

Miles Lawrence   June 19, 2015 at 4:12pm

I walked the course yesterday. (didnt know you made this post). Holes 1-3, 17&18 are no longer there. Hole 4s tee pad is about mid way down the fairway of what was the old layout. Hole 5s basket was removed but i draged an extra one laying on the ground over, hole is shorter now. Hole 6s tee pad ... more

Tony T    June 17, 2015 at 9:57pm

Have they mowed the course yet this year?

Eric McCahill   June 17, 2015 at 9:27pm

Not as of Friday last week..

Eric McCahill   June 17, 2015 at 9:32pm

Course update as of 6-12-15: Most baskets are in at OU. Someone at the school said they are working on 5 holes that are not ready yet. Course is open but not very playable as of 6-12-15 due to being extremely overgrown. Grass is knee / waist-high through the whole course. Tee pads look phenomenal - ... more

Marcus VanPoppelen    June 17, 2015 at 8:44pm

So is this course actually up yet? and where is located now, last summer I would drive around campus not seeing anything and always was told to go back into this dead end past a huge open field/hill that seemed to be under construction.

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Eric McCahill   June 17, 2015 at 10:32pm

From the tennis courts on the Upper Fields, head towards the big shot put net (?) and into the woods. You'll see a basket from the hill before you go down there, not cemented yet. I'm not sure where the course starts..

Marcus VanPoppelen   June 18, 2015 at 11:24am

Great, thanks for all the information!

Eric McCahill   June 18, 2015 at 10:32pm

No problem!

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Tony T    June 11, 2015 at 8:28pm

Just checked, and the Oakland U website states "Disc Golf Course: closed due for course redesign and development until Mid to Late Summer 2015". So it looks like we should get this little gem back yet this year! I work close by, and so play a round during lunch sometimes. Shoot me a line if you want to meet up for a round.

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Eric McCahill   June 17, 2015 at 9:26pm

Update as of 6-12-15: Most baskets are in at OU. Someone at the school said they are working on 5 holes that are not ready yet. Course is open but not very playable as of 6-12-15 due to being extremely overgrown. Grass is knee / waist-high through the whole course. Tee pads look phenomenal - they� ... more

Eric McCahill   June 17, 2015 at 9:27pm

And I'm up there with Tony and Brian a few days a week at Civic Center, come join us!

Matt London   June 20, 2015 at 4:55pm

Awesome! Thanks for all the updates!

Matt London    June 8, 2015 at 4:50pm

Playable yet?

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Miles Lawrence   June 8, 2015 at 10:00pm

I'm not sure what their plans are for the baskets but I know they can be used elsewhere. Civic Center could also use new baskets and it's right around the corner. We have also been working on remolding that course.

Jeff Novak   June 8, 2015 at 10:25pm

Josh Hewitt posted a quote from the director back in March that the course should be back up by mid-summer. You can read it on Oakland U. course page under comments. I'll stay hopeful.

Miles Lawrence   June 8, 2015 at 11:04pm

I just wish I could play hole 4 again, or the original hole 18, or hole 5, and 7. Oh hell who am I kidding I loved that course. Hope it comes back too.

Tim Misiak    May 12, 2015 at 2:30am

Anyone have any updates on the course?


Dwayne Kay    January 6, 2015 at 2:59am

Any update on the status of this course?

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Josh Hewitt   March 11, 2015 at 12:06pm

"We will be relocating the 5 holes displaced by the construction. Hopefully by mid-summer." - Gregory T. Jordan - Director Department of Campus Recreation

Nicholas Lalko   March 12, 2015 at 12:01pm

Mannn I miss this course

Brian 'The Brain' Evans   March 17, 2015 at 6:45am

Looking for something to do on my lunch break, are there any playable holes?

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terry m    August 28, 2014 at 4:19am

Ok its all most september. When can i play????

Andrew Myers Team Upshot   August 27, 2014 at 8:33pm

seriously tho. I miss this course

Eric Dusten   September 24, 2014 at 1:15pm

I agree!!! any word anyone? have they broke ground??

Josh Hewitt   September 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

I went out and walked the course last weekend... It does not look like this course will be back until spring of next year at the earliest :( They might have to create 3-4 new holes just to accommodate the amount of land that was taken up by the new sports fields they installed.

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