Better than the reviews give it credit for.
Pros: Well maintained fairways in a country setting. Both right and left doglegs throughout this course make for the need of controlled fairway shots that you can place in both directions. There are a good mix of distances with even the longest holes still being reachable within the appropriately marked course par.
Which is one of my big ups to this course. The par for each hole is what the pdga standards would have it be and therefore appropriate and accurately give you a feel for how you are doing.
The baskets are in great shape and catch perfectly.
Cons: The biggest con is without a doubt the tees. These are gravel tees, which id never played on before this. They are terrible. You slide all around on the loose gravel when you make your stop in your throw motion to pull out your torque. It is very dangerous and with a couple actually heading slightly downhill you could easily twist something or fall. As i nearly did. All shots should just be taken from the grass instead and those gravel tees should be either replaced with blacktop or concrete or just changed to all natural.
Though the fairways are in great shape if you miss and hit the rough its nasty out there. Long grassland areas that swallow discs (2 lost in the first 4 holes by my playing partner) and are probably full of ticks too. They are also full of thistles and even low laying raspeberries that tear your legs up.
Other Thoughts: This is a pretty good course with distance and short holes right and left doglegs to go with dead strait shots and a very nice walk. But you'll want to go in a group as you'll need spotters to help find your discs and shorts can make for a painful game with all the thistles and other prickers. By far the signature hole of this course is hole 18. its less than 200ft long but its very narrow. Your opening is no more than 10 feet until you are to withing 15 feet of the basket where it opens up again.
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Pros: Riggs Park is the better of the two courses currently in Ripon. Many of the holes have interesting elevation changes. The park is mowed weekly so the fairways as well as the paths between holes are well kept and make the course easy to follow. There is a mowed path from the parking lot to the beginning of the 9th hole which makes playing only 9 holes or just the back 9 easy. The course has markers at each tee to show some of the hidden baskets.
Cons: On a windy day, the course can be rather challenging and you may spend a while looking for your discs in the tall grass. The only real obstacle on this course is the tall grass since the course is very sparse when it comes to trees. The loose gravel tee boxes can be frustrating at times while some tee boxes are uneven.
Other Thoughts: There are currently saplings planted. As these trees grow, wind will be reduced for some holes but will still be a major factor on others. Better tee boxes would be the best improvement to this course.
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