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Old 08-20-2016, 12:24 PM
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Default New 18 Hole Course in Southern Wisconsin

There is a new 18 hole course at Riverside Park in Janesville, Wisconsin that is now open for play. It has 18 new Discatchers but only natural tee areas at this time. Here is the DGCR link to the course info:

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=8602

Keep in mind the course is very new, mostly wooded, and is a work in progress. If you like very technical courses with a fair amount of elevation changes it's worth checking out. This is the second 18 hole course in Janesville, Lustig park is the other -- both are free to play.
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Old 08-20-2016, 12:59 PM
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I played this a couple weeks back. It's pretty cool. Definitely more fun than Lustig, not that Lustig is bad or anything. Riverside has 3 or 4 really unique and memorable holes.

I want to say it was hole 2 that is a tight line to a sharp dog leg left, then once you clear the gap it opens up to a steep downhill look to the pin sitting outside the woods. Really nice design and a beautiful hole. There's another one later that plays out of the woods after a loong tunnel shot that I really liked as well.

Also, the one that plays next to the road and over the Creek was really cool. And hole 17 has a really cool danger zone green area.

Also, Riverside has got to be the most common disc golf course name.

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Old 08-20-2016, 01:27 PM
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I played this a couple weeks back. It's pretty cool. Definitely more fun than Lustig, not that Lustig is bad or anything. Riverside has 3 or 4 really unique and memorable holes.

I want to say it was hole 2 that is a tight line to a sharp dog leg left, then once you clear the gap it opens up to a steep downhill look to the pin sitting outside the woods. Really nice design and a beautiful hole. There's another one later that plays out of the woods after a loong tunnel shot that I really liked as well.

Also, the one that plays next to the road and over the Creek was really cool. And hole 17 has a really cool danger zone green area.

Also, Riverside has got to be the most common disc golf course name.
Excellent analysis and spot on with the hole info. Hole 15 is the one near the road over the "creek", everything except the mowed short grass is OB -- even the long grass/woods near the basket is OB, so if you overshoot your putt there's a decent chance of going OB. Playing it that way it's very difficult to get a 2 on that hole, and quite easy to go OB more than once.

Hole 2 is tricky, a buddy of mine found the best option for him is to throw a forehand anny shot -- he's hit chains that way.

There are some lines in the woods you probably didn't see playing it just once. There are some wooded holes where you can take a high hyzer route (rhbh) rather than trying to thread the straight ahead needle.

It's very different than Lustig, so it makes for a unique day playing both courses.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:58 PM
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A bunch of us Rebels (Rebel Disc Golf Club) from Marshall, WI played it a couple weeks ago and really loved it. There's some very tough holes (long and technical in the woods), but we also got a few birdies where we didn't expect to, so it's not an unreasonably hard course. Another great addition to Wisco disc golf. Nice work, Friends of Lustig!
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A bunch of us Rebels (Rebel Disc Golf Club) from Marshall, WI played it a couple weeks ago and really loved it. There's some very tough holes (long and technical in the woods), but we also got a few birdies where we didn't expect to, so it's not an unreasonably hard course. Another great addition to Wisco disc golf. Nice work, Friends of Lustig!
That's great to hear, it's tough and unforgiving but not unreasonable -- if you shoot anywhere near par you did well. But when the 2nd set of sleeves go in, it will be down right brutal (but a fun challenge too).
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This course is a ton of fun!
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^That is the most untrue statement I've heard in a long time.

UNLESS you enjoy poison ivy, nettles, ridiculous rough, impossible lines, no teepads, tripping over roots every 3 feet and unfair "fair"ways.

See also: terrible navigation, playing around a playground and busy road, I could go on and on.

All of that being said, I see the potential in the course at some point in the next few years, but I'm really sad I drove an hour and a half (round trip) to play this thing.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE technical, wooded golf. It's the best part of my game. But this course (as it stands) is just no fun.

The DiscCatchers are nice, I guess.
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^That is the most untrue statement I've heard in a long time.

UNLESS you enjoy poison ivy, nettles, ridiculous rough, impossible lines, no teepads, tripping over roots every 3 feet and unfair "fair"ways.

See also: terrible navigation, playing around a playground and busy road, I could go on and on.

All of that being said, I see the potential in the course at some point in the next few years, but I'm really sad I drove an hour and a half (round trip) to play this thing.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE technical, wooded golf. It's the best part of my game. But this course (as it stands) is just no fun.

The DiscCatchers are nice, I guess.
Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the course HC, it is definitely very green and is a work in progress. Much of your concerns were addressed in the course description and in my original post, but I'll try to address all of them.

There is some poison ivy around, but I have not personally seen it or bumped into it. Do you remember where you saw it? There has been a ton of string trimming done but no question more needs to be done. Once we got .155 thick string it went much better, that stuff even cut small trees and shrubs.

There are some very tight lines, but there are also some lines you possibly didn't see the first time around. It is a very unforgiving layout, and I would say anything under 60 is a good score, and 54 or better takes a highly skilled player, probably open player caliber.

The navigation signage will get better, and there is a course map online and at the pavilion board near hole 3's tee off area that should help. The playground area does not come into play, so I'm not sure about that comment. The main park road is generally not busy at all, unless there is an event going on in the park. Even at that, it's only an issue on possibly two holes, but more likey only on hole 18.

And yes for now the tee pads are just natural, no pads in place yet. Options are being looked at for temporary pads.

The more the course gets played the better it will get, but as you say it will take time to evolve.

Glad you liked the Discatchers anyway
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:59 AM
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Now I'm intrigued...

I have a michigan course that some might have the very same objections to that HC brought up... I love it still

gotta have love for the tough and rough technical courses with brutal layouts
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^is that the right map?
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