15 Helpful / 1 Not
Absolutely a model of how to do a course correctly.
Pros: 1) New signage and new baskets. Baskets even have a nice touc of blue painted basket with a special Lakeshore Technical College logo on the hole # sign.
2) Signage on troublesome (confusing) areas too indicating where the next hole is. Those are a nice touch for a new person to the course, you don't have to look all confused and wonder where you are supposed to go for the next hole.
3) Practice basket and bulletin board with all pertinent info.
4) Garbage cans are plentiful and almost no garbage is found on this course, despite being next to a junkyard of vehicles on the prevailing wind side of the property. It looks like the college must have a large maintenance budget for property maintenance, as everything looks well maintained.
#11 is my favorite hole with the river flowing rapidly just to the right and past the basket. It is a downhiller too so that brings the river into play more than you might think.
#12 has a nice boardwalk across a wetland, to a basket tucked up and to the right of the opening in the treeline.
Cons: 1) Missing out on challenege slightly. It isn't a simple easy course but I would like a little more challeneg out of a course.
2) Concrete teepads would be the only other thing holding this course back.
3) No bridges on 2 holes where they are needed. A long walk around the river or just jump it, walk through it, I jumped 1 successfully, and was going to just walk across the other but decided against it and walked around. River was flowing extremely fast however, so maybe it is easier to cross when it isn't following massive rains.
Other Thoughts: This course had me at hello. It was obvious it was well designed, the structure is there (tee signage, signage pointing you to next hole in confusing spots), nice practice basket, some challenge to some holes vary from basket location, shot making requirement. I give extra credit for the nice signs and the touch of the painted blue baskets. The maintenance is this courses strongpoint, and the only big weakness structurally would be the tee pads. I desire a little more challenge o n courses especially when i comes to giving the ranking. If this was a little tougher and had better concrete tee pads I would consider it as a 4 - 4 1/2 for sure. It is not a 5 because I value a wide variety of holes to get above 4. I just prefer more wooded holes. Even just 3-4 holes in the dense woods would make this 1/2 disc better.The wide open with a smattering of trees just doesn;t cut it on everyhole.
15 of 16 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -INCREDIBLE signage, best I have ever played
-INCREDIBLE new baskets
-perfect layout for the available land near the campus
-short, long, technical mix
-NOT crowded compared to near by courses(Vollarth/Quarry)
-bathrooms/vending in near by school buildings
-tees that change due to wearing out conditions. marked by classy ball golf type cement white balls.
-rolling hills and small elevation changes
Cons: -non-concrete tees
-no am/pro tees
-first four holes a bit open(just a bit)
-no small bridges on two holes to help cross tiny creeks
-initial tee a bit hard to find, but the campus is small and the main course sign(tee 1) will stick out easily once by it.
Other Thoughts: Suprise! Another (see UW Parkside) local college course that seems to blow away any other course in the area for beauty, skill, upkeep, layout etc. Was a pleasant surprise after coming from a near by Sheboygan course(Jaycee Quarry) that was starting to fill up with players.
When you first walk up to hole 1 there is a small kiosk with information about the course, a full course map, rules, and any local events going on with the course. In this case a fling and brat event. Super cool. The tees are packed earth type, BUT it looks like the maintainers take the ball golf philosophy of moving the tees slightly to let the ground heal while another wears away. This is done by using small white cement balls to mark the tee pad. Very classy. Even the "open" holes are designed with every tree, branch, hill, mound into consideration. No two holes ever feel the same. There is even a sign to guide you to tee 2. Very nice.
Two long ripper holes with elevation changes, weeds, trees that guard the basket. Loved these two.
Some medium length holes that use every tree and road as an obstacle. These holes are considered the transition holes to tho the other side of the course. Once again showing the brilliance of the design and layout of the course.
The course takes you down into river bed territory. just gorgeous. Hole 12 is a short downhill 140 shot to a basket surrounded by river banks and weeds. This is where a small bridge should be built to add to the courses beauty. It is no big deal to jump across this creek, but younger kids might have an issue. Hole 13 is an uphill shot to a basket that sits guarded by trees on to of the hill. A very well built wooden blank bridge is built to guide you through the weeds.
a long hole(once again with guarded trees) leads you to 15, another signature hole. 90 plus degrees around impenetrable woods. Not many options. A huge hyzer for a lefty, a thumber up and over, or a pray and poke through the trees. 16 and 17 once again give you a lengthy drive with technical options.
finishing sig hole. 150+ through a tree tunnel, over a creek, and finishing on a slightly elevated basket. perfect finish. This little creek cross is in need of a small bridge, although once again a hop over is no big issue.
a pleasant surprise and a well worth stop. I imagine this course is just beautiful in the summer with full leaf coverage, and the fall with the colors.(pics here look they were taken in early spring. don't do the course ANY justice) It reminded me of playing a ball course with it's rolling hills and layout. Serene for being on a college campus (small college at that). A gem.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: A very well kept course. All the tees are clearly labeled, and there are signs pointing you in the direction of the next hole.
Cons: On some holes it is extremely easy to lose a disc. Keep an eye on your shots!
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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