Saukville, WI 
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3 / 207ft.   4 / 250ft. Par / Distance:
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2-4    11/22/2011   11/24/2011
Review By: AdamE
Played: 211  Reviewed: 143  Exp: 10.8 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Tendick Nature Park has really nice trapezoidal shaped concrete tee pads for the long and short pads. There are tee signs at each pad including nice hand crafted wood signs at the shorts. The baskets are in good condition and have large circular signs on top to make them easy to spot. There are two or three basket positions on each hole. There's also a practice basket close to the parking lot so you can warm up before the round.

There's a nice mix of wooded and open, prairie style holes. The front nine is more wooded forcing you to hit your line for rewarding birdies. The back nine is more open. There's a good variety of hole length and the multiple tees and pin placements help make the course challenging to a wide variety of skill levels. There are some gentle elevation changes that the course does a good job of taking advantage of. There's a decent shot variety with a couple quality turnover shots for RHBH players.
Cons: Holes 7 and 8 don't have legitimate routes to the basket. I'm not sure if other pin positions are better, but from the longs in the positions they were in when I played here the fairways seemed too lucky.

Like most courses with prairie holes, the open holes are a bit bland.

The tee signs by the long pads only list the distance to one pin position so they aren't always accurate. Also, it's difficult to tell which placement the basket is in.

Other Thoughts: I last played this course in 2005 and am happy to see all the improvements that have been made here. Because of the multiple pads and basket placements, this course caters to players of all skill levels. Unfortunately the two lucky holes and some of the open holes stop me from rating this course higher.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 A few good holes in the middle

1    7/5/2010   7/14/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 815  Reviewed: 749  Exp: 12.4 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays around and through a dense patch of woods surrounded by rolling prairie. The beginning and end of the course are open mowed fairways through the tall grass with minor elevation changes, while the middle of the course plays through tight woods with plenty of schule to punish an errant shot. This makes for some good length variety, with some wide open bombers out in the open, and a couple shorter holes in the woods. The wooded holes force some different lines and a few of the open holes have late trouble that challenge you to place your shot well to have a look at the basket.

There are very nice concrete tee pads, with dual tees on every hole to make the course accessible for different skill levels. The baskets are in good shape, and catch well. It's obvious a lot of work has gone into this course by the local club, and improvements are still continuing.
Cons: There is absolutely no signage here, just some old posts at many tees, some of which have the hole number sharpied on. This makes the couple minor navigation issues worse as you have no idea at times if you're standing on the correct tee, and there's nothing to help you choose which path through the woods you should take after a couple holes.

The dual tees are a nice idea, but the long tees only add distance on the open holes, and make for some odd shots in the woods where the short tees tend to have a much better designed hole in general. The open section of the course is quite boring, and makes for some frustration with such long holes that call for a driver, but throwing off the fairway can lead to lots of time searching for discs. There were some rude players when I played, not something that hurts my rating, but there were groups that refused to let faster groups play through when asked, and other groups skipping around the course to get ahead of the slow people, backing things up even more.
Other Thoughts: This isn't a bad course, but there are better places to play in the area that you should look at if you only have time for a couple courses (Dretzka and Brown Deer). Beginners will find this course a little long and punishing, though the short tees are a little less tight in the woods and a little shorter in the open. More experienced players will find some nice challenges, but not enough variety or a complete enough design from the long tees to really make it a must play.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.


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