2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Badger Park is a short, flat pitch and putt course that has discatcher baskets, nice tee signs with distance and hole diagram, and is easy to navigate. The course is moderately wooded with mature trees to navigate on every hole. The course is pretty short with most of the holes in the 160 to 230 foot range. There is one longer hole that's almost 300 feet and is a big hyzer shot. Otherwise most of the baskets are straight ahead, one hole was a slight turnover shot, but there are multiple routes through the trees on some holes.
Cons: There are dirt tee pads which are far too close to the basket on the previous hole which is a safety concern. The first few holes seem pretty close to the campgrounds. Overall the course feels kinda crammed into the space.
Course is very short and shot selection isn't that great, one hyzer, one anhyzer, and the rest are straight ahead.
Other Thoughts: This pitch and putt course is a good for kids, families and beginners and there are plenty enough trees to provide a good challenge for them.
Once you've been playing for a while there isn't any challenge here.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Safety an issue, but fun shots and a great park
Pros: 1) Nice large park, lots of old growth woods on the property, an incredibly large jungle gym, campgrounds, etc. Add in disc golf and we have a winner.
2) Bathrooms available in the middle of the course and accessible from almost anywhere because this is such a small area.
3) Signs with Hole #, Par, Distance, Sponsors, and a map of the hole.
4) #'d Discatchers are great for wooded courses because it makes finding the basket so much easier.
5) There is pretty good flow between holes.
6) This is definitely a beginner friendly course with the shorter overall length of the holes.
7) The holes are designed well in terms of disc golf, challenge, shot shaping, etc so the disc golf is actually pretty enjoyable . . . if the park is empty and you are all alone out there.
8) Minor elevation changes mostly in terms of rolling terrain.
Cons: 1) Hole #1, 2, 3, are very close to camping . . . so much so I aimed way out to the side to avoid the vehicles parked next to #1 basket, and halfway up the fairway by #2. Teeing off on #3 was intimidating as it felt like I was in someone's living room. They were tearing down their tent to get ready to go home and it just felt a little awkward like I was infringing on someone's personal space even though we both have a right to the space in the park.
2) Hole #4 has a path crossing it, but the path is virtually blind from the tee, it is marked on the sign and a distance is stated to clear the path, but you will not see anyone on the path coming from the left because it is surrounded by dense woods. It would be too late if someone stuck their head out around the corner after you have thrown. Dangerous and avoidable.
3) No actual marking for the tee area, sure there is a post but are we allowed 5 feet on either side of the post? It makes a big difference on a couple holes. So I was consistent and simply went to the right side of the post everytime and was within 5 feet of the post, and I called that my tee.
4) Grass/dirt tees are always a negative in my book because they are inconsistent especially under differing weather conditions.
5) Distance variation is not that great. There are some in the upper 100's and some in the lower 200's with only one coming near 300' It would have been nice if they could have opened up 1 or 2 of the holes a little bit to get more distance.
6) There are also a few areas where tees are cloe to the previous basket and would be dangerous. I was alone on the course so i didn't have to worry about it.
Other Thoughts: While the flow is great, the layout of those first holes should be changed, and from the looks of the park, there is plenty of great wooded space to the left of Hole #3 and #4 and again across the path behind the tee on #5 and the basket on #6. I could easily see this park fitting in 18 holes total. Move up the tee on #3 and call that #1, then go into the woods for a handful of holes, removing the dangerous #4, and then playing #5 and #6 and going back into the other section of woods and then coming out to finish on #7, 8 and 9.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Putters only please!
Pros: Nice Discatcher baskets. Lots of other nice park stuff for the non-disc golfers. Fine bathroom and other park facilities. The course is better than none at all, and is mostly appropriate for beginners.
Cons: Tee designated only by tee sign on 4x4. The course is mostly a "random path shot through the big trees."
This course is too crowded to an unsafe extent. Tees are too close to goals, and hole #1 is too close to both campers and hole #2. The otherwise decent hole #4 throws a RHBH hyzer blindly into a trail where I observed both dog walkers and a kid on his bike. A RHBH hyzer that turns over hard on hole #8 heads for the kiddie playground. On a cool fall Thursday morning the playground was very busy.
Other Thoughts: This is a short course in a nice, very trimmed, city park that has many other activities. Holes are beginner length running through and under large trees. Some holes have grass and others are bare ground.
Start and stop at opposite ends of parking lot.
Apparently the park has 57 acres, but only about 20 appeared to be in use. The park should quit putting so many park users at risk and develop some of the woodlands for a proper disc golf course. This was my first course played of three close 9-holers. The other two being at Marinette and Oconto. It got better!
#1 Needs L mando from #2 tee. Too close to campers.
#2 Plays through #1 goal.
#3 OK a random path shot through the big trees.
#4 Tee inside #3 putting circle! Plays blind over bike and walking path.
#5 Tee right at edge of putting circle. "random path shot through the big trees."
#6 Again, tee right at edge of putting circle. "random path shot through the big trees."
#7 Tee only 8M from #6 goal. Plays through Charcoal grill. "random path shot through the big trees."
#8 Tee right at edge of #7 fairway. A turnover on the RHBH hyzer route goes into the playground. or "random path shot through the big trees."
#9 Tee inside #8 putting circle. A bit more open "random path shot through the big trees."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Passable, REPETITIVE, blah - that makes it poor
Pros: Innova discatchers - these rock and eat putts from a RHBH player if you hit the right side (see my score, 7 deuces)
Signs were nice and they had a hole diagram and distance displayed.
Hole #4 is the closest to variety you get at this park. Requires you to punch through some tight large trees and sweep a hard left turn to a pin ~300' away.
Hole #3 has a tiny bit of elevation.
The entire park is wooded, under a canopy of huge white pines. It is a nice city park feel.
There is a great wooden playset at the park, awesome for those with kids.
Cons: Repetition - same hole after hole, after hole. All you do is throw 150-240' shots through the huge pines. There is almost always a look straight at the pin, but you could go left or right just as easily, or you could s-curve a RHFH around the trees and park it just about every time. Putter, buzzz, and mabe a sidearm disc if you choose, that's all you need to throw -9 here (I missed #2 and #4).
The location is busy. Right across from the schools, bordered by two roads, a large popular playground in the park, and also a campground adjacent to hole #1.
There is almost no elevation.
No water hazards and no defined OB, but roads could come into play.
This niner lacks a lot in terms of variety. 8 of 9 holes are essentially the same, that doesn't leave much for those who desire variety, balance, and uniqueness.
Other Thoughts: What could have been???
Look at the woods off to the left of holes 1, 2, 3, 4. Imagine some nicely designed and created holes carved through there.
All in all the course fills a beginner city park niche. Advance players will find it MONOTONOUS and boring. It is definitely passable, and it's not really on the way to any destination course. If you're bored on a weekday and want to check some courses off your list, you can play here, Marinette, and Oconto. Oconto is the best by far.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
great midranger course
Pros: The course barely has anyone it..... Its a good course to use ur midrange disc on as is most holes are under 220' but they do require percise placement, used my pro buzz and SS wizard on all holes except #4 294' hard dog leg left........ i use it as a warm-up round for marinette.
Cons: For being such a large park they could used more of it for the course.. it seems to be just crammed into more open wooded area.. i would have liked to see a hole or two in woods after u finish up number 3 or even after 4.......
Other Thoughts: The peshtigo river is right across the street and the swim area is close great place to toss a quick nine, grill out, cool off in the river and then head to marinette during the hot summer months...
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
not bad; worth dual play with marinette
Pros: #4 is 280 foot with an extreme back handed/right handed heiser dogleg; takes very good shot to have deuce putt. Most holes between 200 and 260 foot; but large trees; especially tall pines guard all pins. Peshtigo River nearby. Good signage; easy to navigate. I played barefoot with no worries; well maintained and groomed course. No one else on course.
Cons: Dirt tees. Campers and/or picnicers in play #1 and #9. It was July 4th and I don't believe this would normally be the case. Camping immediately next to course would usually be a plus.
Other Thoughts: Wouldn't make a special trip for this nine; but worth your while combined with Marinette City Park; just up the road in Marinette. That one is a quality course.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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