2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Dual Tees
-Seems well maintained
-Elevation available was used
This 12 hole course goes wind through the backside of the School parking lot and behind the track. It rolls through some smaller hills and go up the large hill. It makes for a slightly challenging uphill shot and an awesome bomb off the top of a hill (from the long tees). The courses in well maintain by the school. The lawn was recently mowed and it the end of July. So they don't just neglect it while school is out of session.
The short tees are good for the middle school kids and people just starting out to play. It gives you are decent sense of what disc golf is all about without the punishment of lots of obstacles (although they do come into play). The long tees make up much more of a challenge. There is a 430 foot downhill shot and a 600 foot plus dogleg hole. With the small rolling hills and the open grass, it gives you a chance to try out different shots. It also does border some rough prairie land, so you do have to also play smart so you don't have to search for your disc for a long time.
I also like that the land is primarily used for disc golf. I saw a couple hiking on it and that was it. The soccer fields and such were there own separate area. Tees signs and navigation was easy to follow. I was the only one on the course and cannot imagine it gets very busy.
Cons: -Wood markers for tees lines
I personally do not like the wood beams marking the end of the grass tee area. I see the purpose of them, however, with play and erosion, it becomes a tripping hazard. If you follow through you have the potential to be tripped up. They were pretty flat and better than most locations I have seen, but not a fan. I did not have any issues throwing but in time it could be tough.
There are no bathrooms, garbage cans, or benches on the course. Pack it in and pack it out. It is not a need be for me, but it's a negative. The other issue I had was hole 12. Long Tees were easy and the Short Tees was a jump putt at best. It seemed like filler for no reason. There are bushes behind the basket and a small hill that rolls down to the parking lot, but offer no challenge and left a bad taste in my mouth when finishing.
Other Thoughts: All and all, it is a decent course. For a Middle School, it's a great course compared to what I have seen. Tweaking some of the holes and would offer more of a challenge, but they use the space that I assume they were given fairly well. It is not a destination course by any means. There are better options in the area to play, but this course offer some challenges and a good place to work on your game. And it's a great course for Middle School student to learn the game.
It's a good course for it's location (being at a Middle School). With the grant and some of the work they started on, helps make it a little better. Rating it to a disc golf standard, I would have to call it decent. It got some good stuff, but not over the top. A couple decent holes, but too many relatively easy hole to bump it to a 3. Still going give it 2.5 because of there aspect of the course that make it better than your average course just planted in a park or at a school. It seemed thought through and planned, to try to get the most out of it. They got a couple cool holes out of the deal.
Obviously, I wouldn't recommend it as a must see course, but if you live in the area or spend a lot of time over here, it's a decent play. Just if you are a decent player, make sure you stick to the longs.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice school course
Pros: To start with, this is by far one of the best courses I've seen designed for kids and new players from the short tees. It starts out easy and open, and gradually gets a little more difficult and adds a little length and some obstacles while staying reasonable for middle school aged kids. The long tees offer more challenge and are a good step up for kids who take to the sport or adults who want to play the course.
A couple holes bring a steep wooded hill into play, with a short but tough uphill shot, and a fun downhill bomb through a tight window. The rest of the holes are flatter, but do a good job of bringing the woods into play on at least one side from the long tees on many holes. There is some length variety from the long tees with some ace runs and some longer shots where you can throw a driver.
The baskets are in good shape and catch well. There are basic tee signs with distance on both sets of tees, and the short tees have basic maps showing layout. The course is easy to follow and nicely maintained.
Cons: The course is pretty easy and straightforward, even from the long tees other than a couple interesting holes. It's unfortunate that they lost most of the holes on the hill, that would make it much more interesting and challenging to have more elevation and wooded shots in play.
The tees are rutted and eroded, and don't offer a good surface to tee from. The signs are not in the best shape, and some are missing the hole information. Several holes are blind, and with minimal signage we had to do a lot of extra walking to check out where the pins were. A few holes bring the running track and sports fields into play, causing some possible safety issues and making part of the course unplayable when the fields are in use.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course for the intended audience from the short tees, and has long tees that make the course interesting and somewhat challenging, so as school courses go this one is pretty darn good. For more serious players, this isn't a must play, but it's a nice addition to the disc golf scene in town and a great way to expose kids and the community to the sport.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Gorgeous scenery.
Some holes are difficult and will help you throw a wider variety of shots.
Practice basket on course provides a nice warm-up.
Cons: Tee box locations are sometimes tucked away or nonexistent.
Tee boxes are highly beat down and makes it hard to get a decent run-up.
Heavy overgrowth makes a few holes undesirable to play
Second half of the course gets kind of short/boring
Sometimes difficult to distinguish what basket you're throwing to.
No maps on the long tee boxes.
Other Thoughts: While this course was very pretty to play, as it's set in and around the woods, it almost seemed like a chore finishing the round up. A lot of the times you will have to walk the majority of the hole to know where you're throwing towards as maps don't exist on the long tee boxes. (There are maps on the short tees but not the long. I don't get it either) As stated in the course description, some holes have terrible overgrowth, particularly #6, where one wrong throw might mean kissing your disc goodbye. The holes range from making you make very technical shots (i.e. #5, 7, 8) and some are just ridiculously short (i.e. #4, 11, 12) Hole #11 reaches beyond 600 ft and is the only hole on the course that really lets you air one out. While it was fun at times playing this course, it was good to finish. Menomonie offers many other courses that are definitely worth looking into before you settle with this one.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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