more rating then review
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The best course in Wisconsin. Pro shop with a driving range and baskets to warm up. All the structures and well kept fairways are something that constantly puts a smile on my face. Then the golf. The course design flows well here leading you back to the club house after 9 and 18. Three different pads and 3 different placements! Variety galore! I personally have played this course 30+ times and constantly ill realize im playing a lay out of a hole for the first time. Tight fairways are all over the place and there all fair when baskets are in shorter placements. Some good use of the little bit of elevation thats at the ridge. Navigation is simple. The pads are the best you can have. Simply an amazing experience for any disc addict.
Cons: Okay I pains me to say it but black tees or long tees to long placement needs some more trees knocked down. You pure a shot down the fairway you should have a lane to the basket. Hole 1 is the best example for this. If you have a good drive your choice for an upshot is 200 ft with a sliver of a lane that has mucky pond OB below it. I've taken 3s on it before but I don't feel great like I excuted the shot I just feel I got lucky. Im all about tiny lanes but I dont want it to just be lucky. Another con would be the land, part of the course is a swamp. Also more elevation would be nice.
Other Thoughts: My con on longs to long doesn't drop my rating cause the ridge can be played so many ways and most of the ways deserve 5 stars to me. I have played flip, Idlewild, all highbridge and other great courses and for me the ridge takes the cake. If you get a chance to play find Steve and thank him and maybe donate him more money. I feel like I am ripping him off every time I play.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: this course has everything you could ask for in a course where to start it is very well designed and the layout is great. it has three separate concrete tees for each hole along with three different pin placements so its always changing and the possibility are endless. its always well groomed and clean. it has every different terrain and elevation from wooded, grass to water, up hill, down hill and different mixtures with excellent architecture like wooden platforms for pins nice benches and walls plus stone work. as if the course wasn't good enough it has an awesome club house which is almost always open with great gear and after you play nine holes you can grab a beer and a snack or just hang out and watch the game, play pool, or warm up by the fire and play back nine. the staff is very nice and i have gotten back every disc i have lost and out of respect i return everyone i find. they are constantly improving and making little tweaks to make the place even better like getting new permanent signs in the future. plus you can camp there and really enjoy the place like having a fire and playing a glow round at night. this is a very challenging course and will really test your skills but it is beautiful in every season.
Cons: ??? its in wisconsin and it gets cold in winter other than that its great
Other Thoughts: they just cleaned out the pond on 18 and found over 40 discs so if you lose one chances are they have it so go play a round and check it out
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
17 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: First things first, this course is awesome. It has everything you'd want in a destination -- a pro shop, clubhouse, showers, a batting cage turned warm up cage for DG.
The multiple tees and pin placements certainly add to the experience. The tee pads are large and tapered -- they're great.
The man-made structures are a nice addition to the course, but they don't add as much challenge as I think they might hope them to.
This course will make you use every shot in your bag for sure. It's a welcome change from many of the repetitive courses I've played.
Overall, it's well taken care of. It's well groomed, managed fairly well and is an absolute must play.
Cons: Some of the wooded holes are still a bit of "throw and pray." I think for a course to be a championship caliber course, it should have specific lines you're expected to hit. They can be tight, but they should be available. There are a few holes that don't have distinct lines to hit. They're very "par-able," but doing nothing to improve the scoring distribution. It's unlikely that anyone would birdie these holes on a regular basis, as no line has been given to make that an option.
The "tee signs" that are up at this point just don't cut it for me. They're not very accurate and they're cheap. A course that has had this much time spent on it deserves top grade tee signs.
Other Thoughts: The baskets are nice -- they're older Mach 3's -- but I would like to see an upgrade at some point in these. A course this nice should have top tier baskets. I would love to see custom Discatchers here -- red bands, RR logo on the band....
I want to be able to give this course a 5, but at this point, I just can't. There are a lot of things they can improve upon at Rollin' Ridge to make it "The Ultimate."
Courses can be challenging, but they have to be able to be beaten -- at least by someone. There are a handful of holes (the ones mentioned in the Cons) that even the top pros wouldn't birdie consistently, because there are just too many trees in the fairway.
If you go to Yulga in Steven's Point, there are trees everywhere, but there are defined lines that you have to hit. Rollin' Ridge lacks these in the course design.
Without proper tee signs and better scoring distribution, Rollin' Ridge sits at a 4 in my book.
17 of 23 people found this review helpful.
A Top Tier Course
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Rollin Ridge is a top tier course and well deserves to be a top 5 rated course in the world. The course offers many amenities including a large club house with a bar and pro shop inside, 3 separate tees and pin placements on every hole, a warm up "driving range" net next to the club house, and many structures throughout the course to provide challenges such as elevated greens and tees and large wooden barriers for safety and visual appeal. The course is 5 dollars to play per day, but this is a very minor fee and is well worth it because you can see your money being put back into the course throughout all the amenities there. Overall I feel that Rollin Ridge is designed very well. There is good use of elevation here and has a good hole variety from both Right to Left shots, and Left to Right shots. The 3 sets of tees allow players to play on a tee most suitable to their level of ability. The orange tees are very good for rec players looking to have a fun round while still receiving a good challenge, while the black tees allow for a championship style layout that has some very punishing rough for errant shots and very narrow but rewarding fairways. As stated earlier pretty much every hole has something unique about it. Most of the holes either have some sort of structure including wooden barriers, elevated greens, bridges, etc. Every hole also includes large wooden benches and large concrete tees. It seems every time I return to the course something new has been added. The course also allows camping onsite. Overall in my opinion Rollin Ridge definitely deserves a 5 for a rating. The work that has been put in throughout this course and the excellent course design makes it a "must play" destination for any disc golfer.
Cons: Although I feel Rollin Ridge deserves a 5 for a rating every course will include some cons. One of the biggest cons of Rollin Ridge in my mind was the Tee-Signs. Although very descriptive and accurate the current tee signs just don't cut it for me on this course. With all of the other unique structures throughout this course I felt the Tee-Signs lacked in that same uniqueness with the rest of the course. Another con of the Ridge would be the bugs/mosquitos in the spring/summer months. This isn't a huge factor to me but it should be noted as I know some people will avoid a course because of the bugs. The last major con that comes to mind when reviewing this course would be that some of the holes have some very narrow/unforgiving lines. I however cannot rate a course lower because of this because this is only a personal opinion and I would still consider the holes to be fair even with the narrow lines
Other Thoughts: Rolling Ridge is a "must play" if you get the opportunity to visit! The course is very well laid out and has good flow. Every time I visit I see something new and the staff are always very friendly! To date Rollin Ridge is probably my favorite course I have played and it's only getting better! I am looking forward to the next time I get to play here!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Rollin Ridge: My new favorite course
3 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: Where do I begin?
The course has a bar and driving range! The hole variety is mixed very well. Such a terrific design. Everyone is so polite and want to help you in any way possible. The course was very well manicured and in tournament condition. Beautiful scenery all around the course. Very nice signs for all 3 of the tee boxes. Number 9 is such an awesome hole.
Cons: Absolutely no major cons about this course.
Other Thoughts: Such a beautiful course in a beautiful state. I was on a buisness trip in the area so I checked it out the last day I was there. Being from Ohio, I obviously wish this gem of a course was closer.
Baskets, tees, and hole diagrams: 5/5
Variety in hole distances: 4.5/5
Variety in hole types: 4.5/5
Course flow: 5/5
Outside interference(Pedestrians, Distractions, etc.) 5/5
Fun Factor: 5/5
Use of available land: 5/5
Overall Grade: 5/5
3 of 13 people found this review helpful.
Top Tier Course
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Hands down the best course that I have ever played.
-This is the top tier course in WI, and that is saying a lot since WI has a lot of top level courses.
-There are multiple pins and teepads for every hole.
-Makes you use every disc in your bag and every shot in your aresenal.
-Good mix of woods, open, long, short, super hard, kinda easy holes.
-The structures around the tees and pins are amazing to look at and serve as a safety barrier for errant shots.
-Every time I go there, there is something new that they didnt have last time.
-There is a warm up net, batting cage like structure.
Cons: There really are not too many cons for this course.
-The bugs are sometimes an issue depending on what time of the year you play.
-It seems as though some of the black tees are a touch easier than some of the red tees.
Thats pretty much my only complaints.
Other Thoughts: Words cannot explain hole well this course is maintained and laid out.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 11 Not
Challenging and Fun
Pros: This is worth the time and trip to golf here. Love the course, and the grounds are well maintained. Awesome club house and pro shop. Looking forward to making this a regular place to go. Heading out this weekend with hopes of some fall colors and sunshine while going through the woods on the course. Try this one out, you will love it!
Cons: Not really a con, but worth the 20 minute drive out there from the valley.
Other Thoughts: Check out the bar and pro shop. Great deck and fire pit for enjoying between games. Nice place, best around
2 of 13 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: This course is definitely the best I have ever played. It is like the country club of disc golf and has a GREAT disc selection that is very well priced and a beautiful clubhouse. There are a variety of shots and 3 tee pads on most of the holes and 3 pin placements on every hole. I have played all of the placements and loved every one of them. The tee pads are really nice and extra long and the course is very well marked. You MUST come play this course!!! They have camping and showers, that is such a bonus!
Cons: I really can't think of any cons.
Other Thoughts: It is well worth the $5 to play all day here!
3 of 10 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 10 Not
A Gotta Play
Pros: A very well designed course! The front and back 9 both end up at the clubhouse/proshop which is very handy for restocking, bathroom breaks, etc. The teepads are extra long and have really nice foul areas on the ends so you never have to worry about falling into the holes that seem to be at the end of teepads on most courses. Overall just an awesome course with no real flaws that i can think of! The craftsmanship of everything is amazing from the proshop/clubhouse to all the wood walls and benchs all throughout the course. By far the best course i've ever played!!
Cons: The waterfall hole isn't in yet - i hear that hl #3 long teepad is going to be in a tunnel and will have water to shoot between! Not really a con it just isn't done yet but will definitely be a signature hl when completed.
Other Thoughts: Go play this course as soon as you can you will not be dissapointed!
3 of 13 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 12 Not
Pros: Heres what NEEDS to be said!!!! WHAT ARE YOU EAITING FOR??? This course is the best ive ever seen...the care and quality of all involved with this world class course is phenonmenal. The bathrooms are some how nicer than the ones i have at home..and mine are nice! The crew is great, put your name on your disc, if they find it...THEY CALL YOU...WHAT??? The tee pads have been free of falling leaves and have a great diversity, weather you play long med or short..its alot of courses for a minimal five buck fee. Play all day, get a nice cold beer or soda water, whatevr u choose. Play play play play play...maybe if i say it enough you'll make the journey. O!!! Bring a tent..
Cons: You have to go home!!
Other Thoughts: Meeting Bogey the Ridge dog is worth the trip alone..
2 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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