3 Hole Practice Course
Pros: 1) Another place that gains exposure for our sport with the people who would most likely pick up the game . . . kids.
2) Dual tees marked by a square concrete block in the ground. Also stenciled onto the block is Hole #, an arrow, and distance . . . and they are color coded white or red for the tees.
3) Elevation changes on two of the three holes . . . although slight . . .are a nice feature to a beginners course.
4) Trees on the right side of Hole #1 definitely come into play . . . especially from the long tee.
5) Mach baskets in great shape and they were installed properly.
6) 2 tees present a completely different hole on #1, but #2 and #3 don't change much except for the additional 52'.
7) Turf is in great condition including on the tee areas . . . probably doesn't get used much.
8) Intuitive layout and is super easy to figure out where you are going next.
Cons: 1) Short course and only three holes, don't have enough replay value to play 6 rounds to make it like 18 different holes. Plant a few trees and find 4 more spots per hole to throw from to create 18 holes and you might have something here.
2) All 3 holes are the same distances from each tee 198' and 250'. That might be by design for beginner players so they can get used to those two common distances, but it isn't fun for me. The elevation changes definitely make all three play different distances however.
3) 2 shots needed on this course for right handers . . . a sidearm for #1 or a turnover, then on #2 and #3 throw your most accurate shot but you have free reign over what you throw because they are wide open.
4) Typical school course doesn't need benches, signs, garbage baskets, or any of the other amenities.
Other Thoughts: All in all not a bad small school course. This isn't and never was intended to be a championship level course so don't come here expecting it to be so. It was designed for exposure to middle school kids and I am sure it gets used during school. I could also see the local neighborhood kids going here to play and practice just because the school is surrounded by a lot of neighborhood.
This course is getting a 1 rating from me because I simply don't see enough for me to return unless it was the only course around me. It serves its purpose however and I am glad it exists, you just won't likely find me returning.
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It is what it is
Pros: There are three baskets in good shape on a grassy hillside next to the school. The elevation adds some challenge and fun, especially for new players. The grounds are nicely kept, with mowed grass and no trash or vandalism. There's a lot of potential for setting up different length holes to all three baskets, with plenty of room around them. This is a great practice area to work on putting and upshots, and there is enough room to throw some drives too if no other activities are going on.
Cons: As a practice area, this is decent, but as a course it's really not interesting at all. It's wide open without a single tree, so the only possible challenge is wind. We couldn't find any of the tees, if they're ground level markers I think they've grown over with grass. The course is probably not playable if there are any extracurricular activities going on at the school.
Other Thoughts: I love the idea of exposing kids to the sport, and this is fine for that purpose. It would be easy for gym teachers to use flags or cones to set up tees and make a course for elementary aged kids. Experienced players can definitely use this as a practice area, I would love to have something like this near me to practice approaches and putting on real baskets.
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A place to learn
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Pros: Nice targets for McFarlanders to practice on. I've heard there are dual tees, though I played in the winter snow and couldn't find the low-lying markers. The wind adds challenge.
UPDATE: the tee markers are 1 foot square concrete blocks, level with the ground. Their placement on hole 1 brings some trees into play. The shorts are each 198' and the longs 250'. But hey, no one's around, so feel free to play backwards, or play from anywhere!
Cons: This course does what it sets out to do: provide a place for youngsters to learn disc golf at school. Beyond that, it isn't much.
Other Thoughts: There are multiple buildings and sites that may come up if you search for Waubesa Intermediate School. Make sure you follow the coordinates and address listed here on DGCR.
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