0 Helpful / 1 Not
A good players course
Pros: Nice variety in shots, big oak tree canopy, and fairly well maintained. There's a really cool fence with a gate next to the courses wooded holes, with a creepy state mental ward nearby.
The shots vary but most hover around 300 feet in length, nothing too terribly technical but some shots are definitely challenging. Overall the balance of the course is player friendly and a great course for a casual round with friends. The longest hole is off the top of the hill on #12, which you can really open up on, otherwise most of the course can be played with fairway driver or a midrange
Cons: Can get congested in the beginning of the course, but seems to open up well once you're beyond the first few holes. Some holes are close to the park road and have the potential for you to hit cars, so be careful. There are some erosion problems where the ground is bare dirt, so plan on getting your discs a little dusty. Also, although course is balanced, it's not as technical as some may desire.
The large amount of oak leaves on the ground in fall can make your disc vanish when it lands, keep an eye out.
Other Thoughts: I've Aced-Hole 8-Eco Star Excalibur 175g
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: For the beginner, this would be a nice course.
Some of the tee-pads are REALLY nice.
The river is pretty.
Holes 10 and 11 are very nice.
Cons: Quite short for anyone above intermediate.
Some tee-pads are REALLY close to fairways on other holes.
Some tee-pads are noticeably shorter than the others.
Some of the baskets are really low. It's odd.
Other Thoughts: It's not that this is an awful course, it's just not a 3.5. I was actually a bit dissapointed when I drove down to play it, expecting something more from the ratings it had already received.
If you're down there already, play it. But don't travel very far to get there.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Ringing Chains at Janes
Pros: The course is located in a very nice well kept park. Tee #1 is right next to the restroom and parking area. The park is scattered with large trees and slow rolling terrain. Some thicker rough lines the north side of the park.
Excellent concrete tee pads. They are plenty spacious and level!
The majority of the baskets have been updgraded to brand new Discraft Chainstars.
Tee signs on every hole. There were many with brand new print outs of the hole information.
This course was very easy to navigate. The only spot we missed was the transition from 12 to 13. We went to hole 15 on accident.
Hole #12 is super fun! Large hill with the basket out about 450 to 500ft. Road to the left out of bounds. Let rrrr Rip!
This is a great beginner course as there are very few places to lose a disc. It's a nice walk in the park.
Cons: The course is pretty basic in terms of see the basket and throw to it. Most had basic pick your route lines.
This course is fairly short considering it's 5,400 feet and pretty open. There are no real tunnel type holes.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is an enjoyable course. It's a good option to play if you are traveling between Madison, Milwaukee, & Rockford.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a hilly park with a ton of trees. There are some pavilions and such around, so interference from other park users is definitely possible. Some holes also play next to the road.
- Large majority of the holes are set amongst a ton of trees, which take away a lot of lines from the tee. For the most part, there are obvious lines to take to the basket. A pretty good mix of lines, there are a bunch of obvious hyzers and anhyzers, and a few where you have a choice of two wider lanes. There are some relatively open ones, and some that are quite tight.
- A couple holes are in tighter woods, where there is rough/jail off the fairway. These are pretty tight as well; well suited to a straightish RHFH shot. There are also some big downhill shots to complement these, wide open and pretty sloped.
- Constant elevation changes on this hole, there is very little flat ground. Great variety, with some tougher and easier ups and downs. Some sloping fairways as well, and some sloped greens near the end. Good variety in hole length too.
- Good signs, some giant teepads, navigation is pretty simple (#13 is past #15). Baskets are a little odd, with no top ring, but they catch fine (even allow some DROT through).
Cons: - The terrain here is fairly consistent, what you see is what you get. There is no water here, and very little rough as well. A poor drive doesn't necessarily mean a poor score here. It can also get a little repetetive, though the lines aren't all the same, the look is.
- Layout is a little funky, there are some places where fairways are close, and one teepad is directly in another fairway. Definitely have to keep an eye out in spots.
Other Thoughts: - A fun course that isn't too challenging, it's well suited to almost everybody. More experienced players will probably be able to skate through without any issues, but still have a good time.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course is an old school par three design winding through mature oak trees. The majority of the holes require hitting a line through the mature trees with some minor elevation and little to no underbrush. Most shots give you options on which line to take, though a couple holes are tighter and make you hit a specific line to get the deuce.
There are a couple of longer holes that many players will pull out a fairway or distance driver on, otherwise it's a pretty short track with some minor distance variations. The concrete tees are large and in nice shape. The signs are plenty descriptive and the flow of the course is easy to follow. The homemade baskets catch fine and the park is nicely kept.
Cons: With large spaces between the mature trees and no underbrush, a hyzer line is available on nearly every hole and there just isn't much punishment for missing your line. There aren't really any holes here where it's difficult to recover for par even with an early tree hit. Because a lot of the holes are relatively short, it feels a bit repetitive at times.
Many holes play near one another, including several where the next tee is in play. This could cause some safety issues on a busy day, make sure to keep an eye out for errant discs. The baskets catch fine but have lots of sharp ends sticking out that can take chunks out of your putters.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course for newer players to start learning to shape different lines. There are enough trees that you have to be a little creative, but not a ton of distance or rough. More experienced players will definitely have a chance at birdie on nearly all the holes here, and there aren't many that threaten a bogey if you screw up.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Just a beautiful course. I love playing through the oaks and ravine. A lot of variety with elevation and hole lengths. It's a great intermediate player course and keeps the experienced player just loose enough.
Cons: Gets pretty busy during the summer. If you don't mind the heat you can play in the middle of the day and not have anything to worry about. Some signs are missing.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: lustig is a hilly and woody course. the local club is doing a great job with course maintenance. All Chainstars 2011 winter and some new pin positions and a couple new tee pads plus a staircase on 12 and an elevated pin are coming soon which will really up the fun level and overall safety of the course.its a very clean park and has good signage, which will also be upgraded this season.
And big tee boxes on most holes.
Cons: all new baskets and a local club that helps with maintenance and hole placements
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: this is my curent home course so i play it a lot and have a decint avreage at -2. most hole have big tee pads. if you play rounds before noon course is empty.
Cons: longest hole smallest tee pad. large amont of vandalism. most baskeets are home made but for home made are decent.
Other Thoughts: the course has a new club friends of lustig on face book and work is being done to improve course well the pins have been pulled.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Great course design
- Nice baskets
- Big cement pads
- Good signs
- Great flow
- Large mature trees
- No "rough" for the majority of the course
- River doesn't really come into play (normally i would consider this bad but there would be no recovery on this one)
- Large range of shot selection - something for everyone on most holes
- Playground for the kiddies
- Nice bathrooms and water fountains
Cons: - Every hole is reachable by a descent player
- Wind doesn't play much of a factor (it has to be REALLY wind to get a lil action)
- Can be crowded
- Some holes are almost on top each other
- A commonly used road goes through the course
Other Thoughts: This course is a blast to play. Good play is highly rewarded and poor play is not punished. Great course for working midranges and shorter drives. There are 2 holes you can let the canon out.
I can't really pick out a hole that stands out. They all have there fun about them. I suggest taking a hour out of your life to stop and play the course.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Anna Page Clone, Miniwaukan on steroids!
Pros: 1) Massive concrete tees on every hole.
2) Nice teesigns list hole #, distance, and show a simple diagram. Vandalism does not seem to have gotten the best of these tee signs . . . yet.
3) Nice park with amenities. Looks to be a bathroom, a small playground, a fair amount of parking available.
4) Awesome mature Oak trees just like Anna Page used very effectively to make you pick your routes.
5) Very little underbrush which is very nice. Only a few spots behind the baskets late on the backnine. In those spots it is 25-40' away from the basket which still allows for you to get out, but it also emphasizes laying short rather than making the ace run may be the best play.
6) Nice variety of shot shaping allowed ont his course. Many of the holes have multiple lines to get to the baskets which is also nice, not favoring a sidearmer or a backhander, or a righty or a lefty. There are holes that are definitely better anny lines and sidearm shooters, but an equal amount that seem to go the other way also and that means good design.
7) Course flows pretty well, a few walks backtrack to the next tee, but it is not too difficult to figure out and it is not that far to begin with.
8) Elevation is used very well here with some rolling terrain, some slight uphills, and some slight downhills, one big downhiller (#12).
9) Garbage cans everywhere keeps the course pretty clean, but I played with a local and he said thye get people walking through the park all the time picking up garbage. NICE!!!
10) I like that the course is generally open, but it has two tighter wooded holes, and the elevation changes make this very well rounded.
11) Beginner friendly course because of its openness. It would be a perfect place to learn the game because you can learn how to do max drives, but it is long enough to force you to throw good upshots, and the green are relatively fair.
12) Alternate baskets on most holes, unfortunately not much difference between the two locations on most holes.
Cons: 1) Concrete teepads are not consistent in size. It isnt a huge deal but excess concrete on short holes costs extra money, and one of the longest holes has one of the smaller teepads! Sillyness.
2) Tee signs are put too close to the teepad. There is no reason they need to be on the back corner of the teepad, they could be 5' away allowing for a full use of the teepad.
3) Alternate baskets are almost no different on most holes. If they are going to make the effort the baskets hsould not be 20' apart they should be 50'+ away so the circles have recovery time and the turf can come back, plus it would offer some very different holes.
4) Not enough challenge for my liking. Sure I enjoyed the course but with some more trees or a few more holes in the more densely wooded part of the park would make it more well rounded. I like both styles of the open feel under a large canopy of trees and also the tigher wooded and technical holes. Having only two of the shorter technical holes is what I am referencing, but it is about all they could do with this park I believe.
5) Still lots of leaves from the fall on the ground. Apparently they do not mulch them up after a certain point in the year.
6) Baskets leave a little to be desired. They are not all one kind, some Mach baskets and some homemade ones also. They catch ok, but the points on some of the assemblies are shapr and can ding up your soft putter. The paint coating ont he baskets is also starting to peel off so that might need some attention, but the chains are good and they catch just fine.
7) For the most part it lacks the risk/reward. There are a few that the risky line can also cost ou some strokes, but often times the lines are open enough and with both options that there isnt a clear cut advantage to a certain line. This leaves most disc golfers comfortable to throw whatever they want and are comfortable with.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed this course. I love the setting of the big massive oak trees and a mostly open feel, but the oaks are there to force specific lines but at the same time give you options. Do not underestimate the importance of the lateral branching however because if you elevate the disc at all you might have to avoide some of the big lateral branching on the oaks. The tees are nice, the maintenance of the park seems pretty good too and the course gives a challenge because the holes are that perfect distance to force a really accurate drive to have a run at birdie. I had about 7 or 8 chances at birdie from inside 32' and only made three of them, so my round could have been much better, the funny thing is I drove the disc so well to get inside the circle on half of the holes. Not bad for a first time visit.
This course remindsme of Anna Page West with the massive oaks and rolling terrain. It also is a much better version of Miniwaukan in Mukwonago but with more Oaks, much more elevation, but it very much the same sort of feel.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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