0 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Some super long holes.
Hole 1 is a cool downhill.
That's about it.
It's possible to score well there as it's very easy.
Cons: Boring course.
Holes are repetitive and straight.
Other Thoughts: Some enjoy the course, I Really hate it.
0 of 8 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
solid, fun course
Pros: very wide range of length, elevation, and hole setup
long concrete teepads in good condition and allow for many different run-ups and styles
Cons: can be a little crowded on weekends during the rush, however most groups will let you play through
grass worn down to dirt in high traffic areas (around holes and tees)
Other Thoughts: GET A MAP the first time you go, it is not hard to navigate, but there are a couple short walks between holes.
Hole 1 - pretty simple, longer than perceived, difficulty increased with presence of pond.
Hole 2 - long uphill hole, good for uphill approach practice!!
Hole 3 - long, drive hard
Hole 4 - line of thick pinetrees to the right, field to the left, very funny to see the weird places discs end up
Hole 5 - in the trees, fun as a few trees are in the way of a perfect drive
Hole 6 - also in the trees, watch out for overdriving!!
Hole 7 - starts uphill and than plateaus off, hole buried in trees, very fun
Hole 8 - simple and short, but fun
Hole 9 - straight throw, easy
hole 10 - simple if you can throw accurately between two trees
Hole 11 - short and straight, small drop 30 feet infront of hole
Hole 12 - trees to the right, fun to maneuver around
Hole 13 - very fun, trees are in deceptive spots takes a few tries to figure out
Hole 14 - uphill huge tree halfway to the hole go over or around!!
Hole 15 - more trees to the right, short, fun
Hole 16 - long open chuck downhill
Hole 17 - my personal favorite, the trees are scattered and random, starts downhill and than goes uphill for an overall elevation gain by the end of the hole, many different and interesting lines to take
hole 18 - straight open chuck slightly uphill
I know the course sounds easy but it is more difficult than i let on as the wind is often gusting in the open holes, causing great drives to drop and awful drives to pick up serious distance.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I like the length of this course. There is good elevation change right off the bat. Solid of holes for long throwers. Not too many "wooded" holes, but that isn't a bad thing. There are two tight holes on the front that will challenge anyone to throw long and flat.
Cons: Back nine is a bit easy. This doesn't detract from the course. You still need to throw controlled drives off the tees.
Other Thoughts: I like this course and it is almost never busy. Gotta get out there Sussex!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Concrete tee's in good condition, most will allow for a good run up on the long holes.
-Great use of the elevation in the park.
-There are a few fun shots for all skill levels.
-Garbage cans all over and very little garbage on course.
-Use's all areas of a beautiful park, lots of heathly grass stands of trees to play around
-park is well maintained and offers a variety of activities.
Cons: -Some holes are alil bland, wide open rips with just the wind to contend with.
-Navigation can be alittle tricky at a few holes on the first run thru, but most are easy to find.
-what signs remain are basic and don't provide much info you cant already see.
-Pond and crowds can be an issue.
-Course closes often for other activities
Other Thoughts: Not a bad course, just nothing here to really "wow" you into wanting to play more and more. I enjoyed the long opening holes, but for the most part you dont have to think, just grip and rip. After a few of these types of holes you move into the forest for 2 very nice technical shots, but then you cross back into the "no thought throws". This course could really use some new signs and alil love from the locals to make it shine. With all the other courses in the Milwaukee area its hard to recommend to a traveler but if your in the area, and the course isnt closed, stop in for a round and enjoy!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Long holes
Every hole is different
Takes up most of the park
Easy to find
Cons: Easy to loose disc on the first hole into the pond
Crowded, so sometimes long waits
Other Thoughts: Its a nice park, its usually windy, and its a park to have a good couple hours to play
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Level Consistent Teepads
- Classic Mach III's
- Very easy to navigate first time through
- Very good use of the land
- Where there are trees they are used
- Nice little hills.
- Wind can make it interesting
- Only a few holes have descent risk/reward (namely hole 1)
- Fun to play
- The pond seems to be seasonal, its very shallow and easy to retrieve your disc.
Cons: - Holes are straight forward and require little planning
- Not much shot variety
- The town of Sussex isn't very much and your limited on food choices, bring food. **I don't hold this against the course**
- I have no urge to play other than at tournaments
- Low scores are the norm (mid to high 40s)
Other Thoughts: Hole 1 of Village Park is deceiving. There you are standing atop a hill with the basket 50+ ft below and on the edge of a pond (not always there). You're pumped cause its a great opening hole.
then you get to hole 2 thru 4 and its just throw for the hole open shots.
Holes 5 thru 8 get you a little excited again as they are fun short holes. If you got a solid 200-250' straight throw they'll be quick birdies.
Holes 9 thru 14 are mostly open and require good shot placement for the easy birdies.
Hole 15 is a little interesting. the tee is slightly elevated over the basket and the hole right side is shut down by a row of trees. There is no line underneath shot either. For RH it requires a BH anhyzer or FH.
Hole 16 is a good chuck down hill towards the pine trees. Can be reached in 1 throw.
Hole 17 is my personal favorite on the course. It plays through several trees slightly uphill. There are multiple lines to take and the birdie feels very rewarding. If you hit a tree early it can make a simple par rough.
Hole 18 is a mostly open chuck uphill.
With all the courses in the Greater Milwaukee area this isn't very high on my list of stellar courses. If you're looking for a different course to play or want to add another notch to your belt then come play you wont be disappointed. Its a fun course but not one I get the urge to play...ever.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Great elevation
-Concrete tee pads
-Garbage cans at all holes
-Baskets catch well
-Mix of wooded shots and open bomber shots
Cons: -Tee signs are missing on almost all of the holes
-Pretty much all shots are straight ahead
-Most holes don't really have the "wow" factor
-The wooded shots are not very challenging because the trees are planted in lines
-The village can close down the course whenever they want during the year.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Solid Beginner Course
Pros: -elevation changes, several uphill, downhill, and valley shots
-well-maintained (except tee signs, see below), and beautiful park. short grass lends well to rollers on #2, 3, and 4.
-good-sized grippy concrete pads
-good variety in length, from 200' dinkers up to 550' bombs
-great terrain for disc golf
-fun and quick birdie course
Cons: -tee signs are either missing or vandalized on most of the holes
-a little too open, only 5 holes have trees as significant obstacles
-basket placement is very simple (see below)
-mostly straight shots, only 1 forced hyzer (#7), and no forced anhyzer holes
-course is pulled in the winter/fall season, and is closed randomly due to other park district activities
-confusing the first time out. I remember not being able to find #3 or #4 quickly.
Other Thoughts: I played this course extensively a few years ago, and I really enjoy it still. It's a fun course, though not the most challenging in the area (Brown Deer and Dretzka are better for challenge, by far). One big issue with the course is in it's design. Only a few holes really use the land in the best way. On several holes (#2, #8, #12, #14, #15, #17, #18), the basket is placed in a very flat and easy location, when there are plenty of other spots that could really add some interest to the holes, and make the greens a little more challenging. I think a smart redesign of the course would really elevate this course to be 4-stars at a minimum. For example, #18 is a flat 300' shot with only one big tree just left of the basket. A cleverer design could use the steep downhill just past the tree, to create some interest with the putt looking downhill.
That said, the course is still fun to play, even though it's very much a deuce-or-die course.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
A range of average, where do I put this one???
Pros: Fairly decent variety and balance, although much more open than wooded. The slight uphill/downhill available at the park is used nice. The small amount of trees are used okay (considering they are planted in rows, no dense mature forest here to speak of). And the balance of left/right/straight and long/short is pretty decent.
Cons: Overall very open, and most of the times I play here are in the summer - you will be baked by the sun. The few holes in the 'woods' are short, offer some pinballing, and are through row-planted trees which don't create a feeling of isolation or escape from everything else around you.
Despite some decent and respectable elevation in the park itself, the majority of the course is just flat.
Despite having some holes with 'huge' distance, they are almost entirely open, with no required landing zone or thought process on maybe laying up for a better approach (i.e. not a true par 4).
Only one set of tees here.
In my opinion, there is not one risky green here. All are wide open and not on or near any sort of dropoff which could induce a twoputt on the way back after a miss.
Other Thoughts: What's missing? Some more challenge maybe? Say there were to be some longer tees here, what would it buy you - just more distance, because there are not enough natural features (trees, ridges, bushes, etc) available or utilized here to really make any difference. Even if some alternate pin locations were added, the lack of natural features wouldn't make the holes really any different, just longer or shorter. So, this park has no easy or simple opportunity to become more. That's part of what grinds a local course into mediocrity. The small percenatge of locals who actually care about it, aren't going to be too challenged to build something bigger and better because they just can't.
I like this course more than a few courses I've rated a 3, but not as much as the any of the ones I've rated a 3.5 (I seem to have far too much score compression in this area of average courses - maybe so many courses are just plain average). So, in relation to all the other courses I've played, in light of the pros and cons of Sussex, and in consideration of my personal preferences, this course is good, a few holes and design elements do make it very good, but overall it falls into the lower category. Too many wide open greens, too many people to be able to lose yourself, too few tight wooded holes. It just doesn't have what it takes to get above average. It actually flirts with just a 2.5 - decent rating overall, and as my score compression continues to saturate the 2.5-3.5 disc range of average courses, this is one I'd bump down in relation to others, so it gets stuck below average.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
A bit open
Pros: The course plays through a large hilly park, and takes advantage of the many elevation changes present. There are some fun downhill shots where you can air it out, and some tricky but not too long uphill shots to make you work a little. There is great variety of distances here, from ace runs to long bombs, and that keeps it a little more interesting.
There are good concrete tees on all holes, with enough room and texture to make for good footing. The baskets are in good shape and catch well. The park was reasonably well maintained, with recently mowed grass, and most of the trash in the available containers.
Cons: The course is quite open, and derives nearly all the challenge from elevation, length and wind. The holes that bring more trees into play tend to be on the shorter side, and not very interesting shapes. You throw straight ahead on nearly every hole here, some more hole shape variety would go a long way.
The lack of signage is a shame, there are posts for tee signs but most are missing. The navigation isn't obvious in several places, and without tee signs to reassure you that you're on the correct hole, it's easy to skip ahead in a few places, and difficult to find any next tee at all in others. There are also a couple blind holes where it would be nice to know where to throw.
Other Thoughts: This course has some fun holes, but not enough challenge or variety to really be a must play course. If the signs were replaced and navigation was more reasonable I would be able to give it a higher rating, but a mediocre course that's hard to follow gets a bit frustrating. Beginners may find some of the holes a little long, but they're relatively trouble free so not too terribly punishing. More experienced players will enjoy some of the holes out here, but shouldn't expect to have much of their game tested.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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