White knuckle water ride!
Pros: + Signage and maps are extremely helpful and visible, preventing any confusion as to where the current or next hole is.
+ Tee pads are long enough for a long run-up, or short, and are in good condition.
+ Placement of trees force a variety of shots, especially on the shorter holes.
+ The depth, width, and flow of the creeks force you to consider the risk/reward of your tee shots and approaches (tactful and intelligent use of water hazards)
+ Elevation is limited, but tastefully applied on holes #9-#11.
+ Bob sells beverages and snacks out of the clubhouse.
+ Bob! He's a great guy. Play, have fun, and support Twin Creeks DGC :)
Cons: - Basket chains need repair, many outside chains were hanging loosely.
- Only 2 legitimate par 4 holes. #15 is pretty much a driving range 'bomb' hole. Adding trees near the tee, or the approach, or the basket would add more character and could force players to think through their shots differently.
Other Thoughts: I drove a little over an hour, from Fort McCoy, WI, to try something different. I am so glad I took the time and had the opportunity to play this course and meet Bob.
Bob, the owner, is a wonderfully kind and generous man. He has developed an entertainment destination for adults and kids alike. The volleyball courts, mini-golf, and 'ball' golf driving range are near the clubhouse; the disc course plays around all of that with only the driving range possibly interfering on #15. (See map in links section)
I thought it was going to be gimmikie, but I was rather impressed with what Bob was able to do with the space he had. The water hazards, mostly creeks, is the most significant challenge to this course.
It's not that the pins are obnoxiously or unintelligently positioned, they are not; they are placed in positions where you can throw a good line and make a good shot. However, there are trees surrounding some pins that could deflect your shot straight into a deep creek bed with a flowing current, making it difficult if not impossible to retreive a disc. (Bob will call you, though, if he retrieves any discs with phone numbers)
The water challenges you to make a smart shot, whether that's lacing it on a line over a creek and through some trees or to lay up safely for an approach.
This course isn't at all a championship level course, but it is unique and challenging enough to provide some fun and excitement!
Bob has put together a great course that is worth playing, you should definitely play if you're in the area or passing through!
Water is everywhere!
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: A variation of hole types. Good views and water challenges.
Cons: Water hazards are EVERYWHERE! There are about 14 of them. Very easy to lose a disc if you try to go for a shot and fail. Because of all the water hazards and the sloping of the land water has a tendency to pool in the area making for a wet experience.
Other Thoughts: Three of us went discing a round at this course and I was the only one who walked away not losing a disc. When I say it's easy to lose a disc it's easy. Caution is required with all the water hazards.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a multi-activity center that is a pay-to-play; the other things to do like mini-golf and a ball golf driving range aren't really in play. A few holes have the potential to come close to the driving range, so heads up!
- The most prominent feature of this course are the numerous creeks and ponds that come into play, and they come into play often. #5 and #6 both play with the creek close on the left, #8 and #16 have water crossing the fairway near the basket, #14 and #15 are long hyzers over the creek on the left, #13 has the creek on right, #10 has a small pond before the green, etc. etc. There are many chances to get wet here, and provide most of the challenge.
- While there aren't too many wooded holes, there are enough trees here and there to make things interesting. #11 is a very tight, downhill double mando, and #10 is a long dogleg right around some woods. #8 has many gaps to hit when going over the creek, and holes #2-#5 have smattering of trees and bushes to force line shaping or protect the basket.
- Lines are pretty open, but there are some places where a left or right shot is required. A lot of open/RHBH hyzer shots, to be sure, but holes like #4, #10, and #18 are good for a LHBH drive or approach.
- A few spots with decent elevation changes; like the uphill green to #9, the uphill drive and approach on #10, and the downhill floater shot on #11.
- Pretty good teepads; the mini-golf turf pads are great, the concrete blocks are slotted which is a little awkward. Good baskets (with lights?), navigation isn't too bad but the map helps. Some rakes near water hazards to help retrieve discs.
Cons: - Apart from a small section, the course is pretty flat, and pretty much open. The biggest hazard by far is the water, which presents some gnarly sloped terrain by some of the riverbeds.
- A little cramped in a few spots, like around hole #9 and #13. Some baskets in sight aren't the correct ones to shoot at, which is where the map comes in handy.
Other Thoughts: - All in all, a pretty fun course that allows for some basic line shaping, and more importantly hitting landing zones. Players with bigger arms will be able to challenge the rivers and try to clear some of the longer hazards, others will have to lay up and play for an open approach. Advanced players will be able to cruise through, beginners might be in for a long round.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
70% of Earth is H2O. 15% of that is Twin Creeks. :|
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Twin Creeks DGC is located on a crazy sort of amusement property replete with all sorts of kids' activities, strange species of deer in a fenced-in area that one of the holes plays alongside, and a pro shop that sells beer and snacks. For the most part, the DGC does a good job of avoiding the other activities on the property.
- Water. Two creeks, two lakes, and 14 chances to get your disc wet out of 19 holes. Expect to throw alongside water, to have to drive over water, and to lay up prior to making an upshot over water. While none of the water carries are incredibly long, and all of them have bail-out safety zones that are easily reachable, to score well here most players will have to take a few risks around the water hazards. The creeks are swiftly flowing in places, mostly with steep banks that make retrieving a wet disc a bit of an adventure.
- Elevation. Elevation, while not crazy, is diverse enough to really spice up the round. #9's basket sits on a nice little hilltop, creating a fairly fast green. #10 plays uphill to a defined landing zone short of a swampy little pond. The basket sits on the other side. #11 is a short downhill ace run, provided you can zing it straight through the narrow gap in the trees between two mandatories.
- Adequate tees, signage, etc. Bathrooms in the proshop.
- I did mention the pro shop sells beer, right?
Cons: - There are a few spots where the course flow is obviously a bit of a safety issue. One hole's tee (#15, I believe) is directly in the killzone of people teeing off on #14. #14 forces a long water carry or a lay-up. The lay-up area is basically #15's teepad. One or two other spots likewise have some awkward flow or overlap.
- The banks of the rivers make retrieving discs a bit of a dicey proposition except for those with the utmost agility. While I personally don't find this a con, others of more limited mobility might find this a bit off-putting.
- While the designer did the best with the land available, several of the holes seem like variations on "back over the creek...again".
Other Thoughts: - A solid, and at times challenging course that will test your ability to hit landing zones, avoid the multitude of water hazards, and navigate a few tricky, technical, tunnel-like shots. Definitely a full day of fun for the entire family on offer at Twin Creeks!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
A little flat and open
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a mostly flat porperty with a mix of open areas and thick rough. Some of the holes play along woods with heavy undergrowth. Two creeks run through the area, offering nice ob areas and adding risk along fairways and around greens. There are a few great pin placements with risky rollaway potential or lurking water to make you really think on the approach. Many of the water hazards have poles or rakes to make disc retrieval easier.
There are concrete tees on most holes, and the flow of the course is easy to follow. Maintenance was good, all the fairways were mowed and in nice shape. There is decent length variety, with a couple longer holes that offer a chance to air out a drive and some ace runs.
Cons: There are some major safety issues here, with several spots that have you throwing over other tees or greens. Too many of the fairways play close to one another or to the entrance road, with a lot of people on the course there could easily be conflicts. There are some areas of tall grass, not my favorite obstacle on a course. It gets a little frustrating especially with prairie rough right along many of the water hazards that make it tough to see where the disc lands and whether it entered the hazard.
The course is a little open for my taste, with a lot of holes that don't really force you to shape specific lines. That can make the course feel a little repetitive at times. Several of the tees seem to be repurposed pieces of concrete that have large slots in them, my foot got caught in them a couple times and it got distracting.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find this course mostly pretty approachable, with more open shots and lots of reasonable lengths. The water hazards and scattered areas of thicker rough could be a little daunting for newer players. More experienced players will find a few really cool holes, and several that just don't have a whole lot of interesting challenges.
The pro shop is stocked with some plastic and lots of reasonably priced snacks and drinks, and the owners were very nice when we visited.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: A couple great holes # 15, #9, #14,Nice pads and some pretty good scenery.
Cons: To open. Wish the course would have traversed through the woods alittle more.Feels like you re playing in someones back yard.
Other Thoughts: Guy running the shop was awesome though.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I love a challenge, with 19 holes and 14 water hazards. Easy to understand map. They made a good use of elevation and the two creeks that flow threw. The holes are marked nicely, the grass was mowed so even if i grip locked it a little all my discs were still easy to be found. when the water hazards were out of site there was a sign warning you. It was very nice to see that both rakes and nets are scattered along the banks of the creek so water retrieve was not hard. I feel like this would be a great course for tournaments, we were talking to the gentleman in the pro shop and he said they were yet to have a tourny but said he thought that would be great. The distance from baskets to the next pad is spread out well so the risk of hitting other players is very low.
Cons: A little bit of standing water in the fields, but it rained the night before. The pads were a little slick, but the cement ones were not at all.
Other Thoughts: I thought this course had lots of potental the baskets were in nice spots, even thought it would be fantastic to make it a little more challenging and move some of the baskets farther back.
If i didn't live 3 hours away i would definatly be there everyday!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Pros: - Lots of long fairways.
- 19 holes
- Water hazards (including three holes where you throw over the creek)
- Rakes and nets provided near water hazards to retrieve your discs.
Cons: - There 2-3 marshy areas that's get your shoes and socks wet if your disc lands off the fairway.
Other Thoughts: - Most holes are open with a few large trees scattered throughout.
- Closer to La Crosse than people think, about a 10 minute drive.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Best Course Around!
Pros: -Great variety in hole length
-Creative tee locations
-Great scenic walk
-Fallow Deer pen as a hazard
-Many water hazards
-Rakes and nets by water hazards to retrieve discs
Cons: -Gets mushy after a rain
Other Thoughts: This courses is the best around in my opinion. Yes it costs 3 dollars to play but it is well worth it. Bob (the owner) puts a lot of time and money into this course which makes it worth every penny. He doesn't get funding which makes it necessary to charge people to play. You can purchase a season pass for $75 which is a good deal if you play a lot. Many people think it is out in the middle of nowhere but it is only 10 miles from La Crosse and well worth the drive.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
A Hidden Gem
Pros: Amazing shot variety
Distance AND some elevation
Great combination of challenging placement drives and "ace run" fun
Easy to follow layout on a relatively beautiful landscape
Pay to play is actually worth it
Cons: Needs to be a little more consistency on the tee design, fill in those slots in the cement with something
This is a righty-favored course, use alternate pins to switch it up
Only one true par 4 here, again the land could be used a little more effectively
Other Thoughts: This course is definitely up there with St. Mary's and Pettibone, it is for sure FUN and worth stopping by...
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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