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.
Under rated back 9...
0 Helpful / 2 Not
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 2 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.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - A prairie style 9 holer that can be played by itself, or as a means to stretch Plamann's Apple Creek 18 to 27 holes. Located after Apple Creek's 12th hole, it loops around and leaves you ready to jump back onto Apple Creek's 13th tee.
- A decent mix of holes, with a slightly different vibe from the park-style atmosphere of Apple Creek. Meadowview has fairly thick and punishing schule in the summer months that can easily eat a disc. Outside of the summer months, a lot of the punishing aspect of the schule disappears, although there is definitely some risk and reward based on trying for the "glory" shot or just staying out of the brush.
- Good solid concrete tees. Benches, signs, and trashcans at each hole.
Cons: - One or two of the baskets have chains that have slipped off the center ring.
- The signage suffers the same ambiguity that Apple Creek's does. They're nice looking and all, but impossible to distinguish from one another other than the the hole number and distance.
Other Thoughts: - I assume that this was put in at a different time than Apple Creek's 18 holes. Otherwise I would think that they'd have just made one 27 hole course. Apple Creek and Meadowview compliment each other nicely, and my rating above takes into account Meadowview only. If both courses were rated as one, I would rate them significantly higher (in the 4-disc range.)
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course plays around the upper part of the park with half the holes similar to most of the Apple Creek course and a few holes that play through a more meadow/prairie area with tall grass rough and scattered shrubs and trees. It has some minor elevation changes that add to the variety of the course, and it calls for a decent variety of shots. There are some different lengths here that call for shorter shots and one or two longer drives.
There are nice concrete pads for all the tees, and decent signs with hole length and number. The baskets are in good shape and catch well. It's easy to follow the course with no navigation issues between holes, and it's really easy to play all 27 holes in the park starting at the beginning of either course.
Cons: This course just feels like added on holes to the Apple Creek course, and it seems a little silly to call it a separate course, especially when only a few of the holes really have the meadow feel to differentiate it from the park style holes of the main course. Though there are some nice shots here and it definitely adds to the overall variety of the full 27 hole loop, there's not enough variety or challenge to make this a very interesting course all on it's own.
The meadow style holes are an interesting change up, but long grass rough is not at all my favorite as it doesn't punish errant shots with strokes, just with time and possibly lost plastic. A couple of the meadow holes are mowed very narrowly, making it difficult to stay on the fairway even with a pretty good shot which gets a little frustrating. The tee signs don't have any hole layout and there are a couple blind holes so you have t do some extra walking your first time through.
Other Thoughts: There are some nice holes on this 9, and it's definitely worth playing as part of the full 27 hole loop here in the park. As a course all on it's own, it's not bad but it's nothing exceptional. Beginners will find most of the holes reasonable, though they will struggle to not lose discs on the meadow holes. More experienced players will find a couple tough holes, but not enough variety to be worth playing except as an optional loop on the 18 hole course.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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