Summer = don't play here
Pros: Some signs with directions and distance. Good variation of long and short holes. Nice mix of open and wooded holes. Some good ace chances. Has one of the longest holes I have seen at 665'. Very few people play here. Nice layout and next hole is easy to find. Elevated baskets on holes 2 and 3 are a nice touch.
Cons: Dirt tees. Knee to chest high grass on most fairways. Hardly any elevation changes. Tall unmowed grass is causing there to be a ton of mosquitos and deer flies.
Other Thoughts: We drove 64 miles one way to play this course and were very disappointed. It ended up being one of the least enjoyable rounds of disc golf ever for me (and I played in -7 deg weather this year). We played all 18 holes but really just wanted to get it over with. The actual course is not too bad, really nothing too special though. The problem was the lack of maintenance and play at this course. There were some spots in the fairway that had grass over 6 feet tall and we ended up losing one disc even though we knew right were it landed. This course hasn't been mowed once all year and the lack of play is very apparent. Some holes had little trees and grass growing up into the baskets. The tall grass is causing tons of mosquitos and deer flies even with bug spray. I would give this course a 3 if it was maintained at all and would only play again in the late fall, winter or spring but not in summer. Play this course if your passing by on HWY 29 in the spring, late fall or winter, but don't drive here just to play and stay away in summer.
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Pros: * Decent variety in types (wooded, open, LH, RH, etc.) and distance of holes
* Signs are fairly consistent and straightforward, stating direction, distance and par for each hole
* Not many others to contend with on the course. In fact both times I played here nobody else was on the course
* Has decent amount of benches and disposal cans
* In my opinion, Once past the first 3 holes, this small course possesses a decent fun-factor
Cons: * Mahr's Meadow is largely located in the middle of a swamp. If your disc ends up in the rough, not only will you have an incredibly difficult shot, you will more than likely have wet feet. Some of the tees, in fact, tend to collect water.
* The tees are dirt/mud/embedded rocks, and can be dangerous. A long piece of lumber marks the front of the tee box and could easily become a tripping hazard, esp. when a discer uses a run-up shot. Oftentimes it is better to shoot beside or behind the designated tee locations
* This course is not always well maintained. During my most recent visit, not only were the fairways not mowed, they were simply fully grown dandelion fields, esp. the first three holes.
* The first 3 holes consist of simple back and forth shots in an open field (although it does improve in the latter holes)
* A few of the holes use the same space as their respective fairways
Other Thoughts: Again, the fun-factor of this course (which is most important to me) is relatively high. This course could easily become much improved with better, more consistent tees pads. It also seems to be greatly lacking in attention and maintenance. As I was playing the course I often wondered if anybody had even played it in the last month. Overall, it is a decent and fun course for such a small community. Definitely not one of the best courses in the area (i.e. Tower Ridge in Eau Claire), but it is in a convenient location along my sales route, so I play it when traveling through the area.
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Pros: 18-hole layout.
Nice mix of technically challenging holes and long holes with tight fairways.
A little bit of small elevation changes.
It's a course to play in an area that doesn't have many course within 25-35 miles.
Maps on all the holes.
Cons: The new 18-hole layout is a little cramped for the land the course is on. There are a lot of holes in the woods that are less than 250 feet as a result. The first three holes are just throwing back and forth in the same field, which can have you playing into and over the other fairways.
The tees are natural, and a lot are uneven, muddy, and/or have roots running through them. This is really an issue, as it takes a lot away from the course.
In the summer the bugs are terrible, this is largely in part to the course playing along side a marsh.
The layout gets a little tricky toward the end of the course, and there are a couple holes where back-ups could occur.
Other Thoughts: I like this course and I play it often. I like that they put in a few more holes to make it a complete 18, but the layout could be adjusted some. The tees definitely need work, a lot of them are really hard to play on. The wooded holes offer a nice challenge, but quickly get repetitive with their shortness. Overall this is a fun course and it has a decent replay value, it just needs a little work. If the tees were nicer this could easily be 3.5 rating.
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