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Old 07-31-2013, 11:18 AM
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Haven't played a ton, but have hit some good ones. A WI-only list.

1. Highbridge Granite Ridge -I can't wait to get back to this one. Can't. Wait.
2. Rollin' Ridge (Reedsville, WI) - Tight lines, turns both ways, bombs...and it's only getting better. They are installing a freakin' netted driving range. Also, this course showed me I still suck, badly.
3. Highbridge Blueberry Hills - I felt like I was going uphill this entire damn course.
4. Sandy Point Resort (Lac du Flambeau, WI) - Manicured northwoods course...all kinds of different shots and lines. Love it.
5. Silver Creek (Manitowoc, WI) - Expanded to 27 holes, mostly wooded...my kind of course. Not the hardest thing around, but always fun. Great hilltop shot in the middle.

Hitting Justin Trails this weekend, so this list may be up for changes very soon.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:54 AM
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Hawk Hollow

Flyboy

Old Brackett's Bluff

Castle Hayne

Bradford
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Probably a topic for another thread but I'd recommend that anyone citing the old Brackett's, should go back out and try the new Brackett's (again and again). The old course took a hit when it lost those holes. (old 13 remains the favorite disc golf hole I've ever played) However Dave is constantly improving the place. Like - every time I'm out there I see new amenities (and sometimes new holes). Abandoning the course now is like going out to any other course when the grass is tall and saying you'll never play there again. Brackett's has great holes, great variety, and a great vibe. It may not be at its peak at the moment, but I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up better than ever with the constant improvements.
Some people also dislike the pay-to-play format, but I see the money going into the course every time I'm out there. If anything, they should install a donation cooler so we can drop off a six pack for all of the hard work.
I'd hate for disc golf road trippers to skip this course because it's different than it used to be. It's still a pretty impressive place.

So I agree with Brackett's, and also Bradford. It'll never be an all-day-challenge kind of course, but it's everything you could ask for in a mostly par three. It's another course that could use a donation cooler.

Last three - Sugaree (RIP), Bengal Ridge (in Idaho, so just as inaccessible as Sugaree), and Humboldt State.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:15 PM
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1. Maple Hill. Multiple tee pads and baskets on every hole. Four very different configurations. Excellent design. Perfect combination of everything you'd want in a great course: elevation, woods, open, water carries, natural beauty. More signature holes than any other course I've played.

2. Conifer. Great design, with multiple options on many holes. Lots of memorable holes. Big elevation changes that are used well. Natural beauty.

3. Meadow Ridge. Great design that forces a lot of different skills. Nice elevation changes. Plenty of fun holes.

4. Whistler's Bend. One of the prettiest courses I've played. Hole 14 is among the more famous holes in the game and lives up to the hype with a huge shot off a hill (I caught a nice wind once and through past the hole, around 700 feet, despite never throwing over 350 on flat ground). Good mix of holes. The only knock on it is the final 4 holes are a let down.

5. Lake Casitas. California beauty. Dry, rolling hills. Again, nice design with some lines you need to hit on many holls. Big elevation changes. Water comes into play during the wetter season.

My list may change a lot in the next month, as I'll be visiting Blue Ribbon Pines, High Bridge Hills, Magic Meadows, Bailey, and maybe Flip City if I'm lucky (big road trip).
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:18 PM
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Just played my 100tn course about a month ago. IN order:

1. Selah - Lakeside - TX
2. Selah - Creekside - TX
3. Idlewild - KY
4. Circle R - Rolling Meadows - TX(RIP )
5. Horseshoe Canyon Ranch - AR
6. Bud Hill - TN
7. Shawshank - TX
8. Black Falls - VT
9. Holler in the Hills - KY
10a. Grindstone -NM
10b. Lincoln Ridge Park - KY
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:37 PM
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1) Hawk Hollow - A scenic par 63 set on 80 acres of premium cow farm. I'm not just rating this my favorite course because I work there, but because the course is challenging yet fun.

2) WaterWorks - I love elevation, and this course doesn't disappoint. Almost every hole you are either throwing across, up, or down massive hills. Also the peace sign green is very unique and creative. (Bonus: it is 15 to 20min. away from Gates BBQ)

3) Kensington Metropark's Toboggan course - As I have previously said...ELEVATION!!!!! This course offers a mix of par 4's par 3's and a very challenging par 5. The rough is extremely thick making it difficult to score well outside of the fairway.

4) The Blockhouse Disc Golf and Country Club - 3 18 hole courses (2 of which are championship caliber), 18 holes of mini disc golf, a ball golf par 3 driving range, 9 holes of pitch and putt ball golf, swimming pool, arcade, and putt putt for disc golf. The Atmosphere is amazing!!!

5)It's a tie
5a. Patapsco Valley State Park - a monster of a course with a very difficult long to long layout. It features tight woods,elevation,open fields and overall awesomeness

5b. Seveirn Lang (SP?) - Located near Louisville this course has it all. Fair fairways, short long, everything that makes a great course.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:46 PM
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1) Moraine
2) Deer Lakes
3) Arboretum-Spiker
4) Lake Shore (Ashtabula)

I'm not comfortable listing any others, and will admit that my list goes down a fair bit after Deer Lakes. I've played only about 25 courses.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:08 PM
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Dretzka Park - Milwaukee, WI
Leviathon - Ludington, MI
Camden II - Milan, IL
Oshtemo - Kalamazoo, MI
Lemon Lake Silver/Gold - Crown Point, IN
Brown Deer - Milwaukee, WI
West Lake - Davenport, IA
Blueberry Hill - Highbridge, WI
Campton Hills
I've played all of these and have absolutely no argument why anyone would keep any of these off the top of the list (including the 9-er Campton Hills)......except Oshtemo.

I could not stand that course (well.....I did rate it as a 2.50/82/B-/average). Very repetitious and maddeningly so in that the vast majority of longer fairways gave you no hope of improving your score by throwing longer. Other than holes 1 & 2 (which I loved), most of the long holes had curves, obstacles or pinch points that did nothing to enhance any risk/reward decision making. Most of the round is reduced to 2 medium length throws and a drop-in putt.

My comments are about the longs.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:46 PM
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I played Cranbury yesterday and gave it a 4.5 rating. It is a great course.
I played it in my first year of disc golf (I'm only in year two), and for me it was kind of meh. I don't do a lot of reviews, but it wasn't in the top three of courses I've played. Not even top five. Of 32. I'd put Brakewell Steel/Warwick, Rogers Lakewood, Eagle Ridge in Oswego, Lemon Lake Red and maybe Blue, maybe even a course like West Park in Joliet, above it.

It had some nice elements, some variety.

But, all of the holes that were more-or-less undifferentiated woods I didn't much enjoy. The fairways didn't seem very well defined. It was hard to find discs. It wasn't all that easy to navigate.

Probably I should try it again sometime, with more experience.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:58 PM
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Definitely disagree with Dave242 on Oshtemo. This course has many 'just right' grassy fairways in dense woods, a unique contribution to the disc golf world. From the long tees, this course separates the experts from the neophytes. From the short tees (also cement), it is a seriously fun intermediate level course. Hole 10 from the short tee is one of my favorite holes in all of disc golf.

However, this course has a way of attracting groups of seven golfers at a time who have never played before-and won't let you pass. Play in the morning or during the week or you will get a negative bias of this course.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:41 PM
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i'm a kid so definitely carroll marty in ames Ia very short
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