Rice Lake, WI
UW-BC Campus Greens Share
Uploaded By: erickmj Hole #12
3 / 167ft.   3 / --   3 / --   3 / -- Par / Distance:
Hole #12 Tee

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1    6/11/2010   6/23/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 747  Reviewed: 747  Exp: 12.1 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course plays around large flat fields on a college campus with a few scattered trees. There is lots of length here, so you can open up and throw some long drives. A small hill comes into play on a couple holes, and it's used well to add a different challenge throwing up the hill then along the top. Many holes at least have some late trouble with the pin tucked behind a tree.

There are basic tee signs with hole distance and layout, and the flow of the course is pretty good so we had no issues following it. The baskets were in good shape and caught well. The grounds were well maintained, with recently mowed grass and no trash or vandalism.The course mostly stays away from other campus activities, so it should be playable most of the time.
Cons: With almost every hole long and open with no real trouble, this course gets pretty boring. Only a few holes are at all interesting, and they aren't enough to make up for the rest. The only real hazard on several holes is long grass if you throw way off line, and I'm not a fan of hazards that don't cost you a stroke and instead cost you time and possible plastic.

A couple holes in the middle of the course (I think 9 and 11) have crossing fairways which could be a safety issue if the course gets crowded. There is plenty of room here, I have no idea why the designer laid out these two holes this way. The tees are natural and many were rutted out making for poor tee surfaces.
Other Thoughts: I love seeing disc golf on college campuses, it's a great exposure point for the sport. Unfortunately, this one doesn't give a very good first impression to students trying out the sport. Experienced players will find it boring and not really a test of anything but distance. Newer players will find the length frustrating, and won't need to learn different shot shapes playing here. I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to play here unless you're in the mood to practice your distance drives.

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