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.
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.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: A nice location, the owner of the land is a great guy.
There's mini-golf too, but a basic course, and small...but fun to play in between rounds of disc.
Cool holes integrated with the little hills and water hazards.
Cons: It is a small course, and there are a couple tee's that are right by the water, but if you live nearby and want a little variety it's pretty fun. just need to play it a couple times. trying different tee pads adds variation.
Other Thoughts: Nicest thing...the shack has drinks and snacks...and BEER...many beers actually...single 'fancy' beers and 6-12 packs of domestic's....reasonable prices on all of them...I got a Shock Top bottle for 2.50... or a 12 pack of Budweiser for 10 bucks...either way its a good way to spend a nice day.
Good ol Bob
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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