Algoma, WI 
Peterson Park Share
Uploaded By: notapro Hole #4 (Taken 10/2010)
3 / 244ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Tee



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 Beginner/Intermediate

1    10/30/2010   11/1/2010
Review By: notapro
Played: 414  Reviewed: 279  Exp: 11.1 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a very diverse park, with hills, forest, and a small creek. It is pretty much clear of most other park activities.
- Some good elevation changes can be found here, with #1 going down the hill, and #2 coming right back up. It is steep enough where you can take a slide down to the fairway! Awesome! A few other holes have some gentle upslopes as well.
- Almost half of the holes are set in a small forest, which helps to force some line shaping. A few straight shots, some right, left and s-hooks, and a nearly impossible shot on #9 around a large tree. Accuracy is a must on these tighter holes; there is minimal shule but plenty of small trees off the fairways.
- A few holes in the field portion of the park use mature trees to make things interesting as well. #4 and #6 have some gaps to hit in order to reach the basket, and #6 has some extremely nasty rough for shots that wander too far right. Decent hole lengths on the wide open holes to add some challenge.
- Small creek is in play on #7, too, although it is pretty easily avoided.
- Good baskets, decent tee signs, not-so-good teepads. Navigation can be a bit tricky too (head right at #11's teepad to get to forested holes, I believe...).
Cons: - On the whole, the course is a pretty short one. A few wide-open holes around 250', and many forested holes under 200'. There is real shot-shaping to perform, but a bad shot is still probably going to end up close to the bucket. A few open holes become no-brainers due to the short length and open terrain.
- Lots of hilly, densely wooded terrain is used only for getting to the next hole. Climbing up and down a nasty slope to get to flat holes is a bit backwards.
Other Thoughts: - Some very interesting shots can be found at this course, which would be legitimate holes at lots of other parks. #6 is a bomber hole with a gap to hit, and nasty rough, and #9 is a line-bending puzzle (roller?). But, overall, the course is not very challenging and is very forgiving. Probably designed more for beginners than veterans, so things are pretty vanilla. Still, if you find yourself in the area, it is definitely worth checking out at least once.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Ever so pleasent Peterson

1    4/26/2010   4/26/2010
Review By: Shuie
Played: 617  Reviewed: 37  Exp: 12.3 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -the course has some real decent holes.. as harro metioned
- a few open shots too which usually incorperate elevation to them......
- course is quite difficult on a rainy day.
Cons: -mixture of pea gravel tees previously metioned and wooden platforms which were wet and quite slick...
- course layout is confusing after hole 8 as well as 10.
- no bathrooms on site...
Other Thoughts: there is room for improvement the could make it a real nice 18 or even 15 holes for that matter..... with all that said and done it still is a nice 12 hole to come and hit up for a warm or cooldown to winter park...

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 quality course

2-4    7/4/2009   7/4/2009
Review By: tallpaul
Played: 711  Reviewed: 133  Exp: 26.3 Years
This review was updated on 7/29/2009
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: #1 is a 300 foot downhill shot; nothing too fancy, but nice enough. However, what is interesting, are stairs with strange spacing between them to traverse the hil, OR, OPTION TWO: an @ 100 foot metal slide. Relive your childhood on a 100 foot slide with dipsy dos to make you get some air time if you're brave enoughI though this was a decent shot makers course. Rough off the fairways. Shortest holes have pretty extreme fall offs and tight lines to pin; elevation involved. Some aces possible; but, 4's also available when off fairly tight fairways. Good signs; didn't find it tough to navigate. Played twice because we enjoyed it. Lake Michigan in distance.
Cons: Loose gravel tees; poorly maintained. A few are not level; not a big concern for me (IMOH, tees slanted up or down are an underused way of making drives more difficult.) But, because they are rutted gravel (why is anyone using gravel any more?), some of these tees are fairly dangerous.
#3 required a drive over cars that may park at edge of lot; which we did by mistake.
Other Thoughts: Less strain than the excellent Kewaunee, Winter Park, course. Winter Park tests you physically and mentally. If you want to enjoy an easier and yet, nice course, play here.There is a nice lake shore drive between Winter Park and Peterson.
I've never seen such a big slide except in a water park. It's not a bad as it looks. Definitely give the slide a try.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.


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