Mosinee, WI 
Big Eau Pleine County Park Share
Uploaded By: brentwood_17 Hole #5 (Taken 5/2010)
4 / 437ft.   4 / 497ft.   4 / 607ft. Par / Distance:
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1    6/7/2010   6/16/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 817  Reviewed: 774  Exp: 12.8 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a disc golf dedicated area of a larger park. The course is flat and plays about half in the woods and half in more open areas with scattered trees and mowed fairways through tall grass and brush. The wooded holes have some light rough, and are thickly wooded off the fairway to punish errant shots. They have a good variety of right and left turning shots, and you will need to hit different lines to be successful. There are a variety of lengths throughout the course, with short and long holes both on the open areas and in the woods, keeping it from ever feeling very repetitive.

There are three tees for each hole, all well marked with colored markers in the ground. They are natural, but well compacted and leveled for the most part, and they provided a fine surface to throw from. They change up the course quite a bit, with different lines on the shorter holes, and large differences in length on the longer shots. There is one tee sign on each hole, but they are well placed so that you almost always walk past it no matter which tee you're going to from the previous hole, so you don't have to do extra walking to see the signs. The baskets are fairly new and catch well.

The course feels very secluded even though it's near a park road and the boat launch area. It's full of wildlife, all of which seemed to be quite used to people walking through. We found a very young deer hidden in the tall grass while looking for a lost disc, and saw several other young ones around.
Cons: I loved the wooded holes here but I wasn't a huge fan of the prairie style half of the course. There isn't really any punishment for missing the fairway to your score, instead you'll spend lots of time trudging through tick infested tall grass searching for your disc, and then have a perfectly easy throw once you actually locate it. That's my least favorite kind of punishment in course design.

Some of the holes play right along the park road, taking away from the feeling of isolation, though the road isn't too heavily used. Some of the holes seemed long for distance sake, with the longest tee just thrown back as far as there was room for, though at least there are other tees to choose from on those holes.
Other Thoughts: Half of this course is a lot of fun, the other half I found a little boring and annoying, making it difficult for me to rate this one. I think it's still worth a stop if you're in the area for the wooded part of the course though. Beginners will find the short set of tees to be a reasonable length, though there is lots of disc eating prairie, and some of the wooded holes are pretty tough. More experienced players will find good challenge and variety from the long tees, and will need to be accurate with good distance to score well and keep from losing discs.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    2/25/2009   2/26/2009
Review By: jgros079
Played: 36  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 7.3 Years
This review was updated on 5/14/2009
7 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: great course with longer holes. It is extremely fun to play, and is great if you have a big arm, but still requires more technical shots once you get near the pin. A nice mix of tight and wide fairways.
Cons: The tee-boxes are not cement...bummer, also, if you shank a disc, it's a pain finding it in the more open holes where the "rough" is rough on you in every sense of the word. It's real long grass filled with pickers, and is extremely easy to loose discs in.
Other Thoughts: check this course out in the fall when the leaves are changing! It's absolutely beautiful, with gorgeous yellow leaves everywhere! Felt like heaven in the hardwood holes.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful.


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