10 Helpful / 0 Not
Worth Driving Through the Smell of Kaukauna to Play!
Pros: 1. Great use of elevation. This course is located in a very hilly park, and it definitely utilizes that natural benefit by having you frequently shoot uphill, downhill, and across hills. They also provide handrails installed in the steep hillsides (a frequent feature) where needed.
2. Dual tees. Most,(but not all) holes have a long tee, and often they will change the overall way a hole plays, as opposed to just making it longer. Hole #1 is a great example, as a visible basket from the shorts becomes a blind shot from long, with your tee shot having to crest a hill and travel right to left, sharp downhill, to a basket tucked in the left woods three-quarters of the way down the hill. Sometimes, however, you wind up in junctions where the short tee for your hole is the long tee for a hole that shoots directly opposite of you, and this can be awkward with large intersecting groups.
3. Concrete tees. Always a plus.
4. In some holes on the Back 9, the designers have large sand traps around the baskets, which presumably is to keep your upshots from skipping past and going into the nearby busy street. Safety points for this one.
5. Much of the densely-wooded rough has small trails weaving throughout them, so errant shots can usually be quickly recovered. A definite plus to keep the pace moving at a busy park.
Cons: 1. Like I mentioned in discussing the dual tees, sometimes you'll intersect with groups at tee areas that have shared tees. This can be messy, I assume, on one of the park's busier days.
2. Big crowds of people that typically don't adhere to the "4 per group" mentality...fine if you can play through, but when that group of 6 has another 6 or 7 in front of them, it really slows you down. Lots of kids playing longs, too, that should probably be hitting the shorts for now.
3. Some of the Back 9 winds through a playground and features mostly flat land dotted with trees, with many short holes running parallel to each other with a busy street just past some of the holes, so there are obvious safety concerns here. One of my tee shots (on Hole #16) wound up hitting a tree and flying into the road, nearly hitting a carload of people. Still, there were the precautions like the sand traps that really stop your disc from going anywhere, and the holes are short enough that people aren't whipping crazy full-power drives through this crowded area.
Other Thoughts: This is a really fun course, and I get enough challenge playing it from the long tees when I'm there about once or twice a year. Weekends and summertime seem to be the busiest, and that can lead to spending several hours out here, so my advice is to play it during off-peak times...it's a decent workout, too, a welcome change from some of the flatter courses in the area. As long as they keep taking care of this course, I'll be back to play it.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: lots of elevation change on the front 9 flat on the back 9 but there if enought trees to still make it challanging, hole 17 is the most challenging its the longest and its not a straight shot, the sign are accurate
Cons: back 9 are by a busy street, can be smelly
Other Thoughts: it is one of my fav. courses to bad it like a 45 min drive from the house
3 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: -Two cement tee boxes at every hole
-The course incorporates a lot of variations in elevation into its holes. Some holes playing uphill and then making a sharp dogleg, and others playing downhill and curving so that you are throwing blind to the basket.
-There is a high level of risk/reward when playing. You can choose to play short and safe to make par, or you can go all out and make a run for the basket. This especially applies on the front nine holes.
-Water comes into play on a few holes, as there is a small creek that runs through the park. On hole 7 the basket is on a small peninsula and if you overthrow it, you'll end up in the water.
-There are plenty of ace opportunities on the back 9 that plays through the playground area.
-There is also a practice basket by the soda machines.
Cons: -The course can get quite muddy after it rains, as most of the fairways on the wooded holes are just dirt.
-The back 9 holes can feel a little too easy at times, as the area is a bit flat.
Other Thoughts: Overall, Grignon is a well maintained public course that offers a complete disc golf experience, from long downhill bombs to grip-and-rip open holes, to holes that utilize throws that you don't usually use.
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Fun, year-round course
Pros: Open year-round. One of the few in the area. Two tees on many holes. Good, accurate signs. League in the Summer. Lots of wildlife around. You can find deer tracks any time of year.
Cons: The nearby paper mill can make the air rather ill-smelling on cloudy days. Sometimes harbors a low-class, littering, loud crowd when compared with other courses in the Fox Valley.
Other Thoughts: Fun course. The pro tees really change your play on a few holes, as well.
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course uses elevation changes extremely well on the front nine, and is for the most part fairly challenging. Hole 17 is 400+ ft with a near 90 degree turn half way, making it a difficult but fun experience.
Cons: Majority of the back nine are flat, short holes, that make for an easy deuce run on many of them.
Other Thoughts: Overall a very fun course to play. I highly recommend. There are multiple tees but the shorter tees are much, much easier than the longer ones and take away a lot from the experience of the course.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Gignon Park Review
Pros: Offers a ton of variety. The front 9 consists of longer/wooded holes and the back 9 is more out in the open, but still a lot of trees.
Cons: Can get REALLY muddy. The back 9 is near a busy street, so if you have a good throw that goes past the cage, it will land in the street. Also gets SUPER busy during the summer.
Other Thoughts: Worth checking out
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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