2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Yulga is exceptionally clean. I have never lost a disc here due to superb grooming. The ancient pines provide challenging technical shots and beauty. There are red, white, and blue tees for players of all levels. I enjoy the great mix of shots (left, right, long and short) for a nice casual fun round. Plenty of ace runs and birdie opportunities. You can light up this course or get your but kicked depending on if you are hitting your lanes. The baskets are in good shape. The tee boxes are concrete. This course also has multiple pin locations. After #9 basket the 10th tee is right by the parking lot for easy access to your car or bathroom.
Cons: The course is in a college town so expect heavy traffic (and big groups) during peak times. Yulga is extremely flat so not much for elevation change. There are not many long holes to air out long drives for big throwers. You will not encounter any water holes here. The signage seemed a bit deceiving. I recommend checking for the pins on blind shots the first time around. There are no next tee signs so when you follow the walking paths you may go to the wrong color tee a few times.
Other Thoughts: This is a really nice FREE course, located in a cool town to visit for a weekend. A few other decent courses in the area provide a worthwhile road trip. 4.5 may be a bit of a stretch but it is better than a 4 and underrated on DG in my opinion. Due to the heavy forrest setting this is also a nice course to throw on a windy day.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Parts greater than the sum?
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 hole course located in heavy woods outside Stevens Point.
Solid Mach 3 baskets on each hole. Multiple pin positions on nearly every hole. The different pin positions definitely change the holes up, and are mostly well thought out.
Concrete tee pads on every hole. Every hole has at least two distinct tee pads, and many have three. Most of them are very well though out, and change up the lines well. They offer a nice change of shots for different skill levels.
The course is heavily wooded, for the most part, but there's a nice mix of slightly more open holes, without feeling like wide open holes. You'll use a lot of different shots on all the layouts. The blue tees will test Int/Adv players.
The tee signs are great here. They show lines, distances, and there's a sign at every hole. Navigation was also really easy, with wood chipped trails to nearly every hole. Hole 9 also ends near the parking lot, which is always nice.
Cons: There's really not a lot bad to say about Yulga. It's extremely flat, which feels very weird on such a wooded course. No water, either, which isn't really a big deal in my book.
Yulga leaves me perplexed, and this is just totally my opinion. As I go through the holes in my head, I can't think of a throwaway hole, or even a bad hole. For some reason, though, I came away without a sense of excitement. My gut feeling is that the lack of elevation can make some of the holes feel repetitive. Again, this is just my sense of it, and others may feel very different about it. I just came out of it with a feeling of repetitiveness...
Other Thoughts: I didn't dislike Yulga. Quite the opposite. I felt like it would be a fun place to play with groups, for sure, and the plethora of options would keep the replay factor high.
Definitely a must play if you're in the area, but it's #3 to Standing Rocks and Big Eau Plaine in the Stevens Point area.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is set in a wooded area that is set aside exclusively for disc golf. There is a red powder coated practice basket before hole 1. There is also a restroom located near the practice basket as well. The tee pads are all concrete. These are level and grip nicely. Many of the holes have 3 different sets of tees, most others have 2 and only one I believe has 1 pad. Almost every hole has different pin positions too. The course is moderately wooded on all holes. This is such a well designed course, there are enough obstacles on each hole to make each one challenging yet still fair. Every level of skill will enjoy this course. The different sets of tees not only add distance, they drastically change your shot angle on every hole. Multiple rounds can be played here without it getting stale or repetitive. The baskets are Mach 3's with the number plates on top. These are some of the best baskets to start with but they catch super nice too. There is a great mix of different shots here too, the majority seem to be right turning though which is rare and a real pleasure and challenge. The course is set throughout a mostly pine forest so the pine needles keeps underbrush down. The grass areas though are always well mowed too. Navigation is very easy to follow with there being well defined walking paths to the next fairway. Holes 9 and 18 both end right by the parking lot which is always a big bonus. The rough off the fairways is not bad at all making finding errant shots very simple. The course is up year round and is free.
Cons: The course gets very busy on weekends, especially during peak hours. No garbage cans on the course. Therefore there are broken bottles and some litter throughout. If you take it in, take it out and this wouldn't even be a con. No elevation or water if that's your deal. Thought I'd mention it although it's not a con to me.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the best courses I've played out of about 150 to date. Some great ones too. This is just a super fun course that should be played if you are anywhere nearby, and should even go out of your way to play. I don't know what it is about Yulga but I just know that it is a blast. Couple this course with Standing Rocks or Big Eau Pleine and you'd have one of the best days of disc golf anywhere in WI.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Mid-Wisconsin DG Course!
Pros: * 3 tee pads for most holes
* Heavily and appropriately wooded on ALL holes
* Several deuce opportunities on short pads, and (sometimes) difficult pars on long pads
* great flow of course layout
* excellent tee signs and nearly perfect tee pads - even during the winter (local disc golf enthusiasts keep them clear).
* GREAT winter course!
* Nearly all holes have at least one alternate pin placements
* Locals are mostly open and enjoyable to toss with
* Rarely "too crowded" of a course
* Tight and challenging (yet fair) fairways
* TONS of fun!!!
Cons: * Few long-distance holes
* If you love "open-throwing"courses you will hate this place
* Completely void of elevation variation
Other Thoughts: Whenever I have disc-golf dreams this course somehow seems to be in them. Not a top Championship course, but one that you will never forget. So much fun and so many memories. Although it does not quite compete with the extravagance of Standing Rocks, nor does it match the challenge of Big Eau Pleine, Yulga stands alone for enjoyment. Play this course!!! You will not regret it!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Tons of Fun
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Great scenery focused around tall pines.
-Each hole requires different movement on the disc, even though some pins are straight ahead, trees require you to shape your shots.
-Short to mid distance holes optimizing chances for ace shots and a quicker round. Aces and near misses make a course fun imo.
-Signage on every hole.
-multiple pads for each hole
-multiple pin locations on each hole
-concrete pads throughout the course
-Although still "in town", you really get a secluded feeling out on this course.
-Did i say this course is fun to play?
Cons: -Garbages - I only seen a few out on the course. With the kind of traffic this course apparently gets, it seems necessary to have a garbage at every hole.
-A few distance holes to satisfy the big armed players would help this course fulfill everyones needs.
-I can imagine this course getting very buggy at the right times, on the right days.
-It is the local college course hangout. I would imagine this results in heavy traffic and waiting at times.
-Lack of elevation.
-This land is as flat as it gets.
-No water holes. Just a couple would be nice.
Other Thoughts: I just made a road trip with 2 friends hitting up 7 great courses in wisconsin including Yulga, Big Eau Pleine, Standing Rocks, Rolling Ridge, Silver Creek and Winter Park.....this course was a ton of fun. In fact of those, this course was in all of our top 3, and questionably the #1. It may not have the ammenities and hole variation that Rolling Ridge has, but it definately has the fun factor and in general i liked the scenery much better than Rolling Ridge. This course is way underrated in my groups opinion. Don't be scared by its rating under a 4. All three of us felt this was a 4.25 caliber course strictly because it made us want to play again and again. I rated it a 4.5 because 4.25 is not an option as a rating and since i felt the course current avg rating was lower than expected I decided to round up instead of down on my rating. I will definately hit this course up if ever traveling within an hour of it. I can see it be disatisfying to the guy who prefers long bomb holes. To call this course boring, however, as one rater did is just downright crazy. I assure you, boring is not the normal reaction after playing this course for your average disc golfer. If throwing open bomb shots time after time is your thing, dont waste your time. This course is playable for all experience levels and i would consider it to be a fairly easy course. Lots of fun though. If anyone would be least satisfied out here, it would like be the professional thrower that prefers an open course. Technical pros, however, could easily come out here and have a great time and a semi-technical course.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: > Nice tee boxes, hole diagrams and directions from hole to hole.
> Multiple basket locations.
> Nice scenery.
> Nice benches.
> Felt very secluded and private from hole to hole, even though the course was relatively busy.
> "Rough" was forgiving so losing a disc is tough, even when you inevitably plink off the trees.
Cons: > Mostly short holes.
> All but 1 or 2 holes are VERY tightly wooded, which was fun a few times, but got a little boring.
> No trash cans, so tee boxes were littered.
> A little buggy, which I'm sure can be a lot buggy.
> On the multi-basket holes, basket placement wasn't indicated at the tee box, so if you couldn't see it from the tee box you had to walk down to figure out where to throw.
Other Thoughts: I like the wooded holes and there were a few really cool ones, but this course felt like ONLY wooded holes with very tight fairways. If your release is off by a little, be prepared to walk though the trees.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Pros: 18 hole layout
Multiple concrete tee positions.
Multiple pin positions.
Not far out of town.
Walking trails surround course.
Cons: All the hole maps are missing.
Layout gets a little cramped in some spots.
Other Thoughts: This is a beautiful wooded course. It can be a bit easy, but the multiple tee pads and multiple pin locations can help ramp things up a bit.
Most of the holes require a bit of finesse, with an abundant amount of trees. The course is very clean though, not a lot of thick, unmanageable brush or tall grass. The local clubs and parks department do a great job maintaining the course.
There's a few long holes, a few lefts, a few rights, a good amount of straight on shots, a lot of trees, and little to no elevation changes. There are a couple elevated baskets to make up for the flatland.
The course can get a bit tricky to follow in some spots, especially with no maps, but it's not bad. And if it gets crowded, there's a lot of back-ups.
All in all, this is a very fun course and can be played relatively quickly if there aren't too many people out there. The multiple tee and pin positions add to the enjoyment level of this course.
This course has a high replay value, especially when paired with some of the courses in the area. If there were maps on the pins and some slight layout adjustments, this course would easily get a 4.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Near my house.
Pros: -Nice scenery.
-Awesome concrete tees.
-3 choices of tees to drive from.
-Outside of town, pretty peaceful.
Cons: -College kid swarm every Saturday afternoon, have fun finding a parking spot.
-Beer cans all over.
-Main sign was stolen, and hasn't been returned.
-Many of the signs are ripped or gone.
-Paths are hard to get around for people new to the course, but after a few games, you will get used to it.
Other Thoughts: Try to go on weekdays. It will be packed on Saturdays and Friday nights. It is hard to get around, but try to follow the people ahead of you. Please pick up the garbage.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a decent sized park that has a walking path going through in a few spots, and plays by a road in another. All in all, there shouldn't be any interference with other park goers at any point.
- A good majority of the holes are set within an abundance of pine pole trees, the lines are carved out of these trees with little margin for error. There are sneaky, lucky, local lines that can be found, but hitting the lines is definitely necessary to stay out of tree jail or nasty rough. #1, #2, #4, #12, and #16 are the most populated, with varying lines.
- Some of the other holes have more forgiving lines, with not sooo many trees to worry about. #3 is a dogleg right around dense woods, #6 is a nice RHBH hyzer, #8 and #9 are tunnelish shots with woods on both sides, and so on. These holes demand hitting a gap in the fairway, or just staying out of the rough on either side.
- A few other holes are more open, #14 is a blind hyzer/anhyzer around a big clump of bushes, #15 is fairly open hyzer into some shrubbery, and #17 is a tall anny or RHFH shot over a big patch of bushes. Definitely more room to work with shot shaping, but they still have a real potential for punishment.
- Three distinct teepads on each hole provide a lot of different looks, and change the difficulty as well. Some holes change from straight to hyzer, hyzer to anny, long to short, tunnel to dogleg. Really helps with the variety on some similar holes.
- A few tricky pin locations; #4's in on a stump, #8's is behind some trees, and #15's is tucked left in some bushes.
- Very nice teepads, good baskets, signs would be good if they were there - almost all are missing. Practice basket in front of course. Navigation isn't terrible, but it isn't great either with the missing signs. Map can help the first time through.
Cons: - Land is almost perfectly flat here, #2 being an exception with a slight, slight uphill slope. With some of the holes being fairly similar already, it can get a little repetitive at times. The landscape doesn't change that much either, kind of one-dimensional in that regard.
- Hole lengths are pretty uniform from the different tees. For instance, the blues range from 265'-360', with one outlier at 420'. Kind of similar from start to finish.
Other Thoughts: - Not many cons to think of at this course! The different sets of teepads really help to make things different from round to round, such as shorter vs. longer, easier vs. harder, and providing a variety of lines. Some very tight holes with tricky lines, and others that punish errant shots off the tees. My only gripe is that it is fun, but not too exciting.
- The short tees are good for beginners and the longs are tough. Should be a good fit for almost any skill level.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Great scenery with the tall forests, reminiscent of BRP
-3 tees on most every hole. They are of varying difficulty and offer a different angle of shot as well as distance. Tees are also concrete and plenty big.
-Space for signage (see cons)
-Map and bulletin board at parking lot. Parking lot is plenty big for the average day to day flow.
-Barry Schultz sponsors a hole here!
-Course is shaded and scenic, a bike path runs along the edge. Unless there are lots of other golfers around you will be alone. It is cool to hear the other players hitting the chains through the woods.
-The course designer is good and active in the local dg community and they have a club.
-The designer did good for the land he had to work with. Other than the trees it isn't that good. The course also loops back to the lot after the front 9 so you can play the front 9 or back 9 if you want to.
-It does require a wide variety of shots and more importantly, accuracy. The lines can be tight on this course. If you do hit the lines, the distances allow for some good birdie and ace runs.
-For some reason, the underbrush isn't that thick and I wasn't too afraid to throw around a blind corner.
Cons: -Every tee has a place for a signage but I think only holes 1,2 and 12 actually had the signage. It made navigation incredibly difficult. On most holes there were lots of paths leading away from the baskets and you couldn't know which one it is on your first time. Then you get to the tee and it isn't marked so you throw to the basket and you might know if it is the right hole if the basket is still marked.
-They could alleviate the signage problem if they put more permanent signs on. It seems like they were just laminated paper stapled to the boards.
-I think vandalism is a problem and has caused the issues in signage.
-Beer cans and other trash laying near tees. The sign at the start of the course written by the designer warns people like this but they seem to not heed the warning.
-The course wasn't very long and although I enjoyed the woods, some holes were too similar. There was also no elevation, water or open holes.
-I played early in the morning so I didn't experience any crowds but I imagine that this course would be very busy. It is the only 18 in town and is more fun than the two 9s.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend this course and if it had better signage, it would have better flow and if it had those I would give it a 4. It is good in other aspects than that. It is limited by the flat land and water. I wish that the vandalism and trash would stop but I don't know if it will. This course is the 2nd best in the Stevens Point area. Standing Rocks is great and is the best course in the area. McDill is the third best and Mead is last. Even so, I would recommend making a day and playing all of these courses. They are all different and interesting.
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