Stevens Point, WI 
Mead Park Share
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3 / 208ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #2 Side View: Basket tucked in the bushes



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 4th Best in Point

1    8/22/2012   8/22/2012
Review By: mndiscg
Played: 352  Reviewed: 345  Exp: 6.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Baskets catch well enough
-Tees are big enough for the distance needed on this course.
-Tees marked by wooded post
-Nice views of the river and the water is somewhat threatening on a few holes while coming back.
-Some decently fun tee shots with a little foliage.
-Good place to go for some ace runs, to teach beginners, and to introduce new players to the game. Good for a very quick round.
-Close to the downtown and main areas of town. The better courses are a little out of the way.
Cons: -Short and fairly easy course.
-It is pretty crammed in so the holes are close together and it is kind of hard to see which one is next. There are also a few tees where you can see multiple baskets.
-This is a multi use park so keep your eyes open.
-If you have an errant throw it could hit the Wisco river and might not come back.
-I think this course is a little neglected by the city and local disc golf club. There are other courses in the area that see more serious player traffic.
-No real info on the tees, the holes aren't long so distance isn't super important.
Other Thoughts: Contrary to my title, I am going to try and review this course as objectively as possible without comparing it to the other courses in the Point Area. That being said, if you had time restraints this should be your last course on your priority list in this town.

1 Rocks
2 Yulga
3 McDill
4 Mead

That being said, I still had fun here. This course has been here for awhile and has a bit of a historical feel to it. It might be a fun course to play with a superclass disc or just a putter. I would reccomend a stop here but only after the other three.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  

5+    7/20/2011   7/24/2011
Review By: cmiller888
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: nice for beginners, very easy, nice view of the river, also big play ground for the youngsters.
Cons: dirty, too easy sometimes, lots of people thet you whould consider bad,lots of goose and duck poop.
Other Thoughts: good place for beginners and to take the family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Mead Park

5+    8/20/2010   5/15/2011
Review By: VoodooDangerbird
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 13.3 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Rather beautiful setting on a public park next to the Wisconsin River near downtown Stevens Point.
It has 9 disc golf holes with only a few that might cause your throw to roll/land in the Wisconsin River.
A nice, state-of-the-art children's play area is adjacent to the course.
Cons: It has very few hazards and most of the throws are in a rather open, turfgrassed field.
A rather beginner to maybe intermediate level course.
The course is very flat and the throw lanes rather wide open.
Litter from the public
Other Thoughts: There can be a lot of goose dung on the course and it can be downright soggy when the conditions have been wet or the soil saturated within the past 4 or 5 days.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Suffers due to others in the area!

2-4    7/10/2009   9/27/2010
Review By: superberry
Played: 170  Reviewed: 93  Exp: 16.7 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Defined tee areas with concrete pads.
Good Mach baskets.
Decent balance of left/right/straight holes and offering a few routes at the pins (for say RHBH versus RHFH).
OB water is in play, that level of risk is great for psychological play.
In the middle of a city park - things to do for other non-discin members of your crew.
Cons: Only one set of tees (although two would be difficult to squeeze in this small 9-holer park), so no separation in skill levels for varying groups of players.
Tees are erdoing around the edges badly.
Only one pin location, but with no unique terrain, adding a second pin wouldn't bring much to the mix.
No elevation whatsoever, so there is snothing at all unique about this terrain - just a flat river edge park with mature trees and some manmade obstacles.
No risky greens placed near trees, water, slopes, etc. They're all pretty open within 30' with the only risk being a windy day off the river introducing some blowby on your missed putt.
In the middle of a city park - noise, traffic, screaming kids, interference with non-players, and the inability to lose yourself in a round.
Other Thoughts: If you're travelling with kids, there is an AWESOME playground at the park. The kids will absolutely love it!
I think after hole 5 or 6, the beach on the river is just a short walk away. It was 90 when we played. We were out in the sun all day, and we stopped in the middle of our round to jump in and cool off. We stayed in the water for quite a while, and finishing the round was just something we had to do. The swimming was better than the discin.
With all the above average courses in the area - Standing Rocks!, Yulga, even Willow Run - this course suffers. It is not a destination course or anything a travelling player would even want to bother with considering all the others. Therefore, it is Passable. Nothing horribly bad, but nothing remotely stellar about it. It fills a niche for a small, relatively easy beginner park in the middle of the city. Send kids here, where they can ride their bikes, and learn the game.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  Quick Course

5+    9/7/2010   9/7/2010
Review By: Jai Schiefelbein
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Cement Pads, good targets, and its nice to just go and play 18 in a short amount of time. Your right if you want a challenge then this is not the course for you. But if you want to work on some new shots and not be worried about losing your disc its a good course for that.
Cons: Its a short course relatively easy, there are only a couple of holes with real danger, 2 by the river. There is a play ground near the last hole but never had issues with kids
Other Thoughts: Great course for learners, like one guy said you can run into some dicks out there, I put a disc 20ft over a guys head and he came out bitching at me..I just laughed and kept walking...couldnt of been too close I was only a foot away from the basket.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 An Adequate Course

5+    9/7/2009   9/7/2009
Review By: ylfgd85
Played: 10  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 11.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course does offer a variety of distances for a 9 hole beginner course. All the holes have cement platforms to tee-off from. The course is well maintained.

Some holes offer more difficulty than others with trees in the way or the river running along two of the holes(definitely avoid going into it).

Very good for beginners to get use to the game with open holes and clear visibility of the basket for aiming.
Cons: The holes are not very well marked. It's quite easy to play them out of order if you haven't played it before or are watching someone else play who knows the course.
Other Thoughts: While it doesn't provide a lot of challenge to more experience players, it does provide good practice for then to more on their short game and putting. And for some people like me, the short hole course is more challenging than a long hole course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Below Average beginner course

1    6/27/2009   7/28/2009
Review By: harr0140
Played: 740  Reviewed: 478  Exp: 6 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) Nice concrete pads and excellent baskets. Tee posts on every hole which does help you locate your next hole.

2) Beginner friendly, which I suppose Stevens Point needs because of all the other great courses nearby.

3) Very nice park facilities and also fairly scenic running right along the Wisconsin River are added bonus. At least the setting is cool despite the course being below average. Bathrooms, running water are a bonus.
Cons: 1) Very short and not many challenges except for a true beginner.

2) Park seems to be segmented by the disc course which can lead to runins with all sorts of people and activities. I would have rather seen the course on one far end of the park to avoid as many people and recreational areas as possible.

3) Really could use some mulch in some areas to help with the compaction/erosion around tees and baskets.

4) No signage or distance listed which is always helpful (maybe not to a beginner). I think all courses should have a minimum of the distance listed.

5) Wide open except on 2-3 holes with some bushes guarding a basket or a large tree protecting the basket.

6) Water isn't used to the benefit of the course. They could have tucked a basket closer to the water and brought it more into play.
Other Thoughts: Overall this course is simply a beginner disc golf course. It is not quite an averahe course because it simply doesn't present much challenge. The two to three places with some challenge bring this course up to a 1.5 rating, but it is teetering between a much lower grade because of the other negatives (lack of mulch/maintenance, lack of signage, location in the park and how many other obstacles might be in your way any given day). If the maintenance was picked up slightly by adding mulch around tees and baskets the course would be a 2 rating in my opinion, but without changing of some basket locations or addition of some protection for the baskets (adding some younger trees now to hide the baskets a little more) I could not go any higher than I rated it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 meh

1    6/21/2009   6/22/2009
Review By: matrathvy
Played: 93  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 15.6 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It's a course that has some decent shots, using trees and the water of the wisconsin river aswell
Cons: BUT they are short holes, slight to no elevation change, and its a very busy park.
Other Thoughts: Hole #8 is a disc eater, if you miss drive at all you will end up in the river and I DID. Never found it either. GRRRRRRRRR

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Not one of the Best

5+    5/19/2009   6/5/2009
Review By: kaitm22
Played: 6  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 6.6 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a good quick course to learn the game on.
Cons: The course can be pretty dangerous due to some holes being especially close to each other. The huge playground that is near the course sometimes encourages parents to allow their kids to go play on the course which can be dangerous too, as well as being a nuisance.

Holes are not marked at all, maybe 2 out the nine holes are actually marked.

Extremely easy to put a disc in the river.
Other Thoughts: Mead is a nice park and would be a good place to disc if had a little more of a challenge and a few less pedestrians.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Measly Mead

5+    6/10/2008   12/24/2008
Review By: Stashride
Played: 20  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 18.6 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Its good for beginners if you just want to mess around and throw some discs..Only 9 holes..Right off the water..Sweet bball court..All holes are reachable, Throw mead if you want something quick and make some Ace runs!
Cons: nothing real interesting about it..poor course design..not technical at all, backyard kind of course..
Other Thoughts: Im a nice guy but dont be surprised if you run into some ACEholes!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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