18 Holes Now
Pros: - This is now an 18 hole course. Cement tee pads and tee signs for every hole.
-The first 5 holes are moderately wooded. The next 5 are fairly open and the 8 remaining holes are again fairly wooded.
- Holes #4 and #8 are the 2 standout holes for me. # 4 is a challenging 353' straight tunnel shot the whole way with thick rough on the right. The ceiling is fairly low so you have to keep it low. #8 is a 403' downhill par 3. You're throwing from the top of a sledding hill so it's a good 20'-30' at least above the basket. It is very open but on windy days can be tough.
-Overall a fun course with some challenging shots at least for a relatively inexperienced played like me.
Cons: -First off the course can be kind of tricky to navigate if you haven't played it before. The first time I played it I missed a couple holes because there are no "Next Tee" signs. However it appears like this soon will be fixed because there are some 4x4 posts in the ground that look to be for this purpose just no signs on them yet.
-Some of the sign posts for the holes are a little to close to the tee pad which presents a potential for injury on your follow through.
-#6 plays along a fairly busy city street which means an errant RHBH can easily end up in the street.
-Holes #12 and #16 and to less of extent #14, the tee pad is placed ~2-3ft too far left. This leaves the only the right 1/3 usable because the rest of it means you're throwing right into trees 10ft out.
- The rough on some holes can be brutal. If you go in good luck getting back out
Other Thoughts: - Some garbage cans and benches on some holes would be nice since there are none.
- Every time I've went here I've pretty much had the course to myself. That could be do to going on weekday mornings on my days off of work though.
-Only one Tee pad and basket per hole
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Northeasternmost course in WI
Pros: 1) Excellent property for disc golf. The course is out on its own and has no other park users in the way. This is always a positive in avoiding injuries and infringement on the course or other activity areas.
2) Nice wide concrete tees. Not sure how long they are because I forgot to measure, but they have to be 5' wide at least.
3) Decent signs that have Hole #, distance, par, and a map . . . along with sponsors of the hole.
4) Rules sign and a course map available at the first tee.
5) Practice basket is available although it is removed from the course to where most people won't even see it. I am guessing 200' to the right of #1 tee and up the hill behind some trees. Not sure how much use it gets, but at least it is there.
6) Garbage cans in a few spots around the course help to keep the course clean.
7) #'d discatchers . . . nice baskets for visibility, especially in the woods.
8) They even involved some water on the course here . . . although it is only beyond the #9 basket by about 30-40'. It is there in case someone throws long!
9) Good distance variation ranging from the 100's, 200's, 300's and even a 600' thrown in there. I like variety like this because it makes you thrown all your shots and use all your discs. Strategy is key rather than just trying to park every single hole.
Cons: 1) Holy mosquitoes . . . they were so bad on the long tunnel I had to run to my throws and I rushed my putt from 35' and it accidentally went in to save my bogey.
2) There is a long walk from #9 all the way back to #1 or where you parked. Not a big deal, but worth mentioning.
3) There is quite a bit of compaction and erosion here in the woods where it is shady and around some of the baskets like 1, 2, 3, and 4. I always hate to see this because it could be minimized with well thought out installations of courses. It might need two sleeves to be able to move it to avoid it, but it is something that does detract from the beauty of a course (and environmental impacts).
4) Some of the chains are rusty on these old Discatchers. They must have been bought used from somewhere for this course.
5) The course description may be accurate, but if #7 is a sledding hill, there must be a different standard for sledding in Marinette, because vertically it is not that high, and I was expecting some epic throw from here. While I did get myself a par (thrilled with that on a 600' hole), it wasn't as fun as it would have been off a really high or steep slope.
6) Some kids on bikes went through the concrete on #5 tee before it was set . . . stupid vandalism. Was it really fun to ride through concrete only to mess up every single person playing disc golf for as long as that concrete is in! I have no tolerance for that.
Other Thoughts: I did enjoy this course and was happy I made the trip up to the north-easternmost course in WI on this road trip. It has a nice variety, elevation change, distance variation, good balance of shot shaping is required, and has some really fun shots. I am surprised a small town like this would take up so much space with disc golf, but of course I can appreciate it. I suppose it did look like a fairly large park so to give up some acres for disc golf wasn't too much to ask. They did a great job of keeping the disc golf away from other activities (except the throw over the corner of the baseball field on #8. You don't have to throw over the fence you can launch a big hyzer to the right of it, but there still would be a risk of errant throws going onto the baseball field.
I would have to agree with some others, there is even more potential here than was used. They did a decent job on the course, but the woods across the street from #1 also look enticing as well as the woods between the practice basket, and #3 and #4. You could easily create a better loop back to the parking lot.
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Pros: only course in area for atleast 40 miles,try to play everyday,easy to navigate aruond easy to 2 9's for 18 every hole but #7 easily duecable several hole in one senerios
Cons: bring your bug spray #3,4,5,6 serious mosquitoes #7 stays soggy in the middle
Other Thoughts: average score for me is 54 with several 50's 51's &52"s tons of windy days that can lead to high scoring round in a heart beat shoot wisely
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Pretty good 9
Pros: Course makes good use of what the park has to offer as far as elevation and woods. There were no bad holes on the course (#3 and #8 are the weakest but still not boring)
Cons: The tee pads are a little small, i had to start my run-up on the mud for most holes. There are no holes on the course that are really great. The bugs were bad and there is a bunch of burning meadow throughout the course.
Other Thoughts: #1 - fun hole with limited lines due to many trees
#2 - Interesting up-hill hyzer line that you don't see too often in other courses.
#3 - Very short anhyzer. Almost uncomfortably short
#4 - Straight alley shot with low ceiling. Tough hole but based on the reviews i expected more out of this hole.
#5 - Blind hyzer. Nothing special, but not overly easy either.
#6 - Straight and slightly down hill. Fun hole that is blinded by a hill.
#7 - Long and open, slight down hill. The Meadow was pretty wet. Fun hole to give it all you have.
#8 - Short hyzer over/around the corner or right field. Not a hard or overly interesting hole but at least the baseball field forces you to throw on a line.
#9 - Relativley long slight anhyzer. Stay left and you'll be ok, play too much anny and you're hating life.
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nice nine; quite challenging
Pros: Quality shots needed most holes. Some elevation. I will second a number of above notes: #4 nice low ceiling tunnel shot....all shots require shot making skills and most some length as well, beautiful park, well maintained. Signs now installed and done well. Tees cement....a little short on the length; but nice otherwise. No signs of over crowding. Must avoid baseball diamond on dog leg #8; may be a con for lefties; but an interesting obstacle all the same. #9 tough anheiser for righties.
Cons: Walk from nine to one. This may be turned into a pro. Local (who happened to ace #2 today), plays a number of holes from basket to basket on the way back to make a 12 hole course.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the better nine hole courses around.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Good mix of technical and long holes
Hole 4 is a great 400+ tunnel shot
Make shot selection a big factor
Cons: Maybe a rhbh favored course
Rock teepads could be concrete.
Hard to navigate needs signs.
Other Thoughts: With Tee pads and signs would be one of the best 9 hole courses in the state
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