Fun Extra 9
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Nice shot variety/contrast with Apple Creek 18
- Concrete tee pads and baskets in good condition
- Plays well as a stand-alone, quick 9-hole course or an easily accessed additional 9-hole loop to the Plamann 18-hole course
Cons: - Long grass and thick rough through the middle section of the course will eat errant throws and require a lot of time searching for discs
- No helpful fairway geometry/pin location on tee signs
- Hole 1 feels like a filler hole
Other Thoughts: The Plamann Meadowview 9 is an interesting course; it and its 18-hole brother could probably be listed as a single, 27-hole course with an optional 9-hole loop. Viewed this way, these 9-holes add some tighter, more technical lines to the generally more open holes from Apple Creek. Holes 5-7 in particular offer tight lines with more punishing rough not seen through most of the 18-hole course. I'd say you might even have an easier time shooting under par on Apple Creek than Meadowview, despite its short length.
There is nothing spectacular here, but with the exception of Hole 1, there are no bad holes either, and it certainly is a fun loop. It is nice to have the option to play 9, 18, or 27 holes of good disc golf given one's available time. These 9 holes complement the other 18, and you would be doing yourself a disservice if you skip these holes while coming out to play Plamann.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Solid 9 hole add-on
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nine holes that can either be played by themselves, or as a split into the 18 hole course adjacent.
One grippy, concrete tee pad per hole. Plenty long enough and rectangular. All were in good shape.
Solid DGA baskets, all in good repair, and caught as well as you'd expect. There's a couple blind-ish holes that would do well to have some sort of flag or distinguishing feature on the baskets. One pin placement per hole.
Navigation was pretty simple, as the course makes a nice loop from the parking lot and back.
A decent amount of challenge here, especially for a 9 hole layout. The more open holes at least require different lines, from straight, to anny, to big hyzer. Hole 8 is a nice s-curve type hole that will test you. A few meadow type holes in the middle will test accuracy, especially with long grass on both sides. Hole 5 is an especially nice hole, that requires good accuracy from the tee.
Cons: The meadow grass on holes 5-7 can be a pain in the arse. The undergrowth is heavy, as well. We spent a good deal of time searching for a shot 20' from the basket on 5, as it was barely visible under a very little amount of shule.
The tee signs, while visually appealing, do little more than tell you what hole you're on and its distance. On most holes it's not a problem, but there are a couple blind holes that will have you walking to scout.
This place can get very busy, but not quite as bad as the adjoining 18.
Other Thoughts: This is really a solid course, especially for 9 holes. Pretty much every hole has its own personality, which is very nice. It you're playing it from the 18, you'll hop onto hole 2 from hole 11 on the previous course. Easy peasy.
The baskets are only in from spring-fall, so don't make the mistake of coming here in the winter. All in all, you're kind of cheating yourself if you play the 18 and don't give this course a run.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Clean well kept course
Nice layout of open fairways and wooded technical.
plenty of parking
easy to get to
fun course with plenty of ace runs
Cons: Every 16-20 year old in the greater Appleton area seem to live the course. Most play with just a few discs and have terrible language and knowledge of the game. Have had numerous rounds where we were played into or denied the ability to play through.
This is a fun course but not very challenging. I would consider it a warm up course to get the rust off.
Terrible tee markers with very generous pars.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun 18 hole course that I enjoy playing as it is close to home. I encourage anyone who does not want to deal with crowds to play before noon. It is not very challenging and when it is not crowded I can get through 18 holes in just over an hour.
Very well maintained and a pleasant area.
I have played this course about three times per week since my original review. I play between 9-11AM. I have found myself really enjoying the course, the green, and the peace in the morning. Low traffic during this time of the day allowing me to test out new discs. If I were to review the course during this time of the day I would give it four stars, but once the crowds show up, it drops to two.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Meadowview Course Review
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Its a beautiful scene and has nice groomed grass. Its fun to play as something different from time to time.
Cons: The throwing lanes are really tight, and the grass in the "rough" is long and can eat discs up really easily. Be prepared to look for your disc on almost every hole.
Other Thoughts: Its intentions to add another 9 to the regular course is awesome, but it also makes the game a lot longer and your arm a lot more sore. It is a cool addition, though.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Meadowview 9 hole
Pros: This course can be played by itself or as the whole 27 hole loop when you start on Apple Creek. If you start on Apple Creek you can jump onto this course after hole 11. You'll be able to play this then jump back on Apple Creek and finish that course. There's concrete tees on every hole here too. These tees are all in real good shape and all level and grip well. The baskets are Mach 3's with the number plates on top just like Apple Creek. These also are all in good shape and catch fine. There's a good amount of distance here. The shortest hole 196 feet on hole 4 up to 396 feet on hole 7. They call this Meadowview because a few of the holes play through a prairie/meadow area. A number of different shots are required here too. The tee signs are just like Apple Creek's. They have hole #, basic hole diagram, par and distance. The flow is pretty easy to follow, I was confused in a couple spots though it wasn't anything major. There's a little bit of elevation and quite a few trees on these 9 holes. there are trash cans throughout the course.
Cons: Again, the hole diagrams on the tee signs are pretty much useless. They don't give you any idea of where the basket is. The rough can be pretty brutal on a number of the later holes. It's only open late spring to late fall. It'd be cool if it was open year round. Also there seems to be quite a bit of unused areas in the later part of this course. Maybe they'll eventually add another 9 holes.
Other Thoughts: This along with Apple Creek make for a fun day of disc golf. I personally liked this course better than Apple Creek. I'd recommend checking this course out if you're in the area.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Under rated back 9...
Concrete pads with benches and garbage.
Mach 3 baskets.
Great to play as 9 or as 27.
Most people skip this set of holes leaving it usually empty.
Some holes provide a great secluded from the world feeling.
Cons: Not open all year long. Late spring to late fall.
Some challenging holes for beginners.
Other Thoughts: With so much potential park unused back behind hole 6/7 it's a shame it's not turned into an 18 hole course.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Nice fairways
Good cement tees
Good variatey of shots
Tee signs are there they just are not descriptive
Cons: Gets pretty rough if you dont put it on the fairway
All of the holes are pretty long and not beginner friendly
Bugs come out at dusk
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course but if it was not connected to Plamann 18 I probally would have never played it
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: 1) good area
2) manucured fairways
3) cement tees, good footing for drives
4) makes a good 27 holes if u play with Plamann Park 18
Cons: 1) the rough is VERY rough in places and there is lots of thorn bushes
2) tee signs are VERY undescriptive
Other Thoughts: overall the course is pretty good, it is a lot more secluded and less busy than the Plamann Park 18 hole course, and is more secluded and quiet
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
B+ = Bery Bery nice 9-holer!
Pros: What I personally like and how this course stacks up in my list of 9 hole courses (over110 played):
1) Holes with good risk/reward. Fair, but harsh punishment for bad decisions or execution. == B
(Overall, this course does not have the kind of trouble in the fairways that will ever automatically turn your birdie run into a 4 if you miss your line. But the obstacles that are there in the way of trees in many fairways and very thick rough off many fairways make you want to throw accurately....or else (lose your disc or have no real lie). Not a whole lot of decision making other than a splitter tree or 2 on 2-3 fairways.)
2) Holes that have rewarding birdie opportunities for me. I'm a Blue level player (950ish skill) who throws 300' accurately, 360' max. == B+
(With only 2 short holes (<200') and one hole that is too long for me (400' up a slight hill), the other holes set up perfectly for my arm length to make things rewarding to card birdies. For whatever reason, I rarely see a 9-hole course set up well for one type of player - they are mostly a mish-mosh of holes that make for a boring round scoring-wise for everyone. Not here!)
3) More wooded than open - lots of variety of shots required caused by hole shape and topography == B+
(No major terrain and just one major curve (R-to-L) on an early hole, but there is really good variety of hole shapes and hole types. Actually it is quite impressive what the design accomplishes with just 9 holes.)
4) Natural beauty (Appalachian beauty preferred) and seclusion. == B
(Lots of brush and prairie grass make the middle holes feel a little scruffy, but unlike the 18 hole course (which we branched off of when playing with TallPaul) that is a beautifully manicured town park, this course feels very secluded and nature-ish.)
5) Bonus points for multi-throw holes with defined landing zones, good risk/reward and multiple options to play them. == NA (0 bonus points for this)
Other Thoughts: This is a scenario where the fact that I keep 2 ratings lists (one for courses with less than 18 and another one for 18 or more hole courses) does not "show" well. I have rated the 18 hole Plamann a B+ because that that is what it is: very good....but not in the excellent category. I feel the same way about how this course stacks up against other 9-holers.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Plamann alternate 9
Pros: -A nice mix of holes surrounded by thick rough
-Picks up at Plamann hole #12
-Trash recepticles at most holes
-Good basket placements force risk reward situations, most on this 9 are tucked into the shule or around sharp corners making them trickey to get to.
-Nice elevation changes and a mix of shots, short/long/left/right etc...
-Nice maintained fairways
Cons: -Thick rough
-Play with Plamanns other 18 hole course
Other Thoughts: This is 9 holes that can be played separately or as an add-on to the 18-hole Apple Creek course at Plamann Park (1st tee pad is around hole #12). Many of the holes are similar in nature to the Apple Creek course, a bit hilly with mature trees scattered throughout a wide-open mowed grassy area but there are a few holes in the middle of the round that are cut through some tall grassey medows and pine trees. These holes are easy enough to play except that there is a chance to lose a disc in the tall grass due to the very narrow mowed trails through the grass on some fairways. Keep your discs on the fairway and you will be fine. None of the holes are overwhelmingly long.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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