Best in the Area
Pros: -Teepads are nice and big and don't have that big puddle of mud in front of them.
-Signs are highly visible and provide a decent idea of pin locations. (It would be nice to have some sort of system like Grey Fox uses that denotes the current pin location.)
-Great variety of holes. From wooded tunnel shots to wide open field bombers, it pretty much has everything. Extremely technical shape shots through super narrow windows to "lets see how far you can chuck it" holes. You will need multiple discs for all the different situations presented here.
-Holes play completely differently from one pin location to another as well. So come back often!
-None of the holes are gimmies. Even the ones that are birdie opportunities present challenges.
-Rarely is it ever crowded so you usually can play straight through without any stopping.
-Pretty easy to navigate. Although I did skip 15 the first few times not knowing it was even there.
-Extremely well kept. It is almost impossible to lose a disc here. The trees and brush aren't dense at all and you can see clearly through all of it. I wish all courses were like this!
-I could go on and on about all the great things here but the best thing I could say about it, is that its the greatest course in the area, bar none.
Cons: -I guess it would be nice to have multiple sets of tees, but the multitude of pin placements make it almost unnecessary.
Other Thoughts: On average, a round with 2 people takes about an hour so its good to bring something to drink along the way.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is definitely the best in Milwaukee. Either this or Dretzka but I'd give the edge to Brown Deer. There are good sized level and grippy concrete tees on every hole. There's a solid mix of heavily wooded to completely open holes. There isn't a ton of elevation here but it is used well in the spots that there is some. There is a really good amount of different hole lengths. A few of the holes are super long. The Mach 5 baskets are all in pretty good shape and catch well. There are also multiple pin locations on every hole. This is a really nice aspect here. Some holes have up to four pin locations and they change them up pretty frequently. The park was very well maintained when we went. There are large brown painted wood signs by each hole that show a basic hole layout with all the multiple pin locations. These aren't the best signs ever but they serve their purpose. Shot shaping is probably the biggest challenge here. If you can't shape your shot you will not score well here. If you can't stay on the fairway your score will show it. You'll need to use left, right and straight shots here. This is a challenging course for sure.
Cons: The course can get very crowded. Expect to wait for larger groups at times here. A few of the holes have longer walks between them. Hole 1 starts right by the tennis courts. If I didn't play this course with someone who had played it before I think I would've had quite a few problems finding the next hole. The two really long open holes are REALLY long. They don't really fit with the tighter wooded holes. The park road comes pretty close on a number of holes too.
Other Thoughts: This course definitely is one of the best around. It has a good mix of shot types, distances and challenges throughout. Definitely worth a stop here if in the area. Also Dretzka and Estabrook aren't too far away either.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Brown Deer is GOLD
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Incredibly challenging course. A few 500+ holes, and a bunch of holes in the 400's.
A good mix of very tight wooded holes (some of which are very long) and some nice open bombs.
Cons: It can be difficult to find your way around without a guide, but it's not impossible.
Bugs can be terrible at times, and after a heavy rain it can be quite muddy - but it's no worse than any other course.
Other Thoughts: Park by the tennis courts for holes 1 & 2, and then cross the street for hole 3. Cross the street after hole 11 to play 12 & 13, then cross again to play the rest.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
First time was a charm
Pros: This course was a delight. Majority of the holes were wooded which is great. Challenging course with several tunnel shots, annies, and hyzies. Had to use every trick in the bag. When during league and flow was great. Didn't run in any noobs and the flow was perfect. Nothing like playing at your own pace helps me find my zen.
Cons: Don't think I would have been able to find the first tee if I was by myself. Luckily I went there with a veteran. Going hole to hole wasn't a walk in the park.
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Fear the Deer
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course feels a little different everytime I play it.
It's always good for a challenge either way.
In and out of the woods. Some holes in dense forest. Some on the edge of the forest.
Shooting into the forest from out in the open. And those long long open holes that play like legit par 4's.
Those long ones are hard to forget. I remember them specifically.
There are a handful of holes that are still Birdie opportunities. Get em while you can. You'll need some stroke insurance for the holes that seem extremely difficult to par if one little thing goes wrong.
Every hole is manageable though. 3 well placed Shots will earn a par on any hole regardless of the length or difficulty.
Multiple pins. Seems like new ones are set up everytime I play this course.
Cons: Tee pads are a little uneven. That's about it. Players might want some extra run up space for those 700 footers.
Other Thoughts: Don't try to get slick here this course can ruin your round in one hole. Great course overall.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Awesome Wooded Course
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: What a great variety here. There are tight wooded holes, open bombers, tight par 4s, technical par 3s, and some elevation. The concrete tees are great and so are the non intrusive brown tee signs. There are tons of pin positions which really makes the course play uniquely each time I've been there. This course will teach you accuracy and especially how to throw dead straight shots. I like this course best when it plays tough with many long pin placements. The wooded tunnels at this course are terrific as there is not that much else like that in the surrounding areas.
Cons: Some of the par 3s could use a little more length. Holes 4 and 5 have similar lines in a row. Hole 10 is pretty week as it is mostly open and only around 300 feet. Hole 11 is not much better but the trees force a line a little better than hole 10. There are a few too many very short wooded holes near the end of the course and it feel repetitive to me. There are no holes that really stick out in my mind as particularly great.
Other Thoughts: Best course in the area.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Best Course in Milwaukee
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Awesome park, with tons of room. Many densely wooded holes, with tight alley ways. The rough is thick in places, but it is forgiving for the most part. While it's mostly wooded, there are several open holes well over 500+ feet. Definitely the most difficult course in the Milwaukee area.
Cons: Nobody out there playing! I played 3 times last week on a road-trip, and only saw two other groups playing. Tough to find the 1st hole
Would like to have seen a few longer holes, a few of the wooded shots are less than 200'
Not much elevation
Other Thoughts: A beautiful park with various types of shots. Must-play course if you are in the area, it will test your shot-making capabilities.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Well Done Milwaukee P&R
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very nice technical course with a well planned flow, including a few holes 650+ft over fields to mix it up. Not one hole felt too easy or out of place. Very scenic and quiet park as well. Can't beat the cost (FREE). I will be making this one of my regular/favorite courses.
Cons: Looks like some course maintenance could be done but nothing that limits or diminishes the play. A sign proclaiming where the course starts would be appreciated, FYI-It's behind the tennis courts.
Other Thoughts: Also a great park to take the family to. Kids can play on many of the swing sets and playground areas and there are plenty of trails for walking and a good spot or two or six for picnicking. Great park. Also has a rather nice regular golf course in the park as well.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Most holes have a decent amount of woods or something to challenge you
Some holes are long and you really get to open up on your shot
The tees are kept up pretty well
Cons: Kind of a sketchy place to hang around once it gets dark
The course has a soccer field on it which creates a lot of noise when trying to throw
The baskets like to spit out putts
Other Thoughts: I had shot here a couple times before and had spent another three days during the week of 5/18-5/21 shooting thise course. It was very fun and a challenge also.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Beautiful Large Park
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Played very early on a Saturday morning I played with several walkers on the park roads, a deer, and a family of geese. Talk about seclusion just 20 minutes from downtown Milwaukee. Brown Deer is a very clean large multiple use park. A lot of picnic facilities and tons of open space. The first holes played much like my home northern Mi. courses, through trees with fun risk/reward lines. Arriving at holes 6-9 the course comes out of the woods and opens into meadows with longer holes. The course itself is very flat with the exception of the end of hole #7, a 663 ft hole which features a basket atop a 35' mound. Also some slight elevation in holes 14-16 which feature some really neat old pines as well. Signs were very good with distance and basic hole features. Being new to this course and playing alone I still did find it necessary to walk a couple holes to find the basket or landing area.
Cons: I ended up parking by tee #3 and started my round here. I missed the signage on the other side of the entry road where holes #1 & 2 are located. The starting holes are tucked behind tennis courts and are not visible from this main disc parking area.
Being as flat as it is the fairways in the grassy areas were quite damp from recent heavy rains. A seasonal thing I'm sure, just like bugs.
Other Thoughts: Really fun course. Would love more opportunities to throw here. Like most good courses, familiarity will bring better scores hopefully. There is enough change-up and variety to keep most of your bag in the game.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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