Another Highbridge gem
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is another of the excellent courses on the Highbridge grounds. Granite ridge offers a more wooded section at the beginning with it opening up more in the middle to end. There are large, level and grippy tee pads on all holes. All holes have a solid map with a basic hole layout, hole #, various pin locations and distances and pars for the various pin locations. These serve their purpose just fine. Once again like all the courses at Highbridge, they use the available land in about the best way possible. There are drastic elevation changes here as well. There are numerous uphill and downhill bombs to be had here. The baskets are all standard mach 3's that are in good condition and catch very nicely. There's a very drastic variation in distances here. The shortest is 245 feet on hole 13 all the way up to a possible 805 feet on hole 3 with a great mix in between. There are also water hazards on 4 of the 18 holes here. Again a great job using the available land. There are also multiple pin locations on almost all the holes, with most offering very different looking shots. Like all the other Highbridge courses you're going to need every type of shot here. All the holes have a fair line to the pin. With that being said though, you'll have to deal with the wind on most of the holes. This is probably the biggest challenge on this course. That or the distance. Or the elevation. Basically just an all around tough course. The course starts to the north of the pro shop near the woodland greens course. Navigation is pretty easy. They offer scorecards with a good map on the back of them in the pro shop. You won't need it for the most part but it wouldn't hurt to grab one just in case. One confusing area is at the top of the hill by holes 9, 12 and 15 I believe. But with a little bit of walking around you'll sort it out. Another thing to remember is to bring plenty of fluids to drink. You'll need them playing this and/or any of the other courses on site. They have many homemade benches and trash cans located throughout the course too which you'll most likely need at some point. Another cool little touch is that they have the Blueridge and granberry courses. These basically just kind of combine different sections of Granite Ridge and Blueberry Hill to make a different way to play the two. Just another nice little touch by John, the super awesome, friendly owner of Highbridge. Also along with the Gold course you can rent golf carts to use on the course. Just another nice Highbridge touch.
Cons: The bugs can get pretty bad on this or any of the Highbridge courses. This isn't really a con but you'll definitely want to bring bug spray as you would any other course in northern Wisconsin. Other than that I don't have much else.
Other Thoughts: This is just one of the 6 up and running courses at the Beautiful Highbridge Hills sports complex. I highly recommend visiting here for any serious disc golfers out there. Theres a reason these courses are rated among the best. That's because they are.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Another amazing beauty
Pros: Elevation and length. You can let it rip, really rip here because you have both the distance, elevation, and wide open spaces on this course. This one uses the wide open former golf course the most of all HHSC courses. So, get out your super S-curve hyzer flip discs and bombs away. The elevation is used in a great way here, especially when you hike back up to the same mound to tee from a common area on multiple occasions.
Cons: Not as many woods. Granite is more open than Blueberry and Gold. And it is vastly more open than Bear or Woodland. The long former golf holes along the road are pretty lackluster and boring in my mind. Water is minimal here and not as well used as Blueberry or Gold.
Other Thoughts: The only thing this course lacks in is comparison to its companion courses. Blueberry and Gold (and hopefully soon an 18 hole Bear) just offer more wooded holes, so by my preference, Granite is slightly too open compared to the others. It does have a few nicely designed wooded holes, some huge distance, and great elevation, probably the most at Highbridge (and most seem to play downhill even though you start and end at the top!). I willrate this a 4 in comparison to the other courses, but in it's own right it is also a 5. I just don't like it as much as the other 5s. The entire HHSC experince, playing all courses multiple times, camping onsite, and amazing terrain/land is what makes this a 5 disc destination.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 9 Not
Beauty meets Design
Pros: This course along with parts of the other courses were originally going to be ball golf courses. Therefore you have a beautiful open layout with some great landscaping. Long sloping holes make for some long par putts. Well maintained as are all the courses here at Highbridge thanks to John. This course takes you to some amazing views of the hilly country side.
Cons: I can't say anything negative about any of these courses here.
Other Thoughts: This place deserves attention. You must plan to spend at least two full days here to take in all this beauty. Wonderful
0 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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