The best in the Fox River Valley!
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is a few minutes off Hwy 10 or Hwy 41 in Menasha. It's $3 a day per person and there are annual single and two person passes available as well. You can see where the money to play goes to on this course. I was very impressed with this place. There are 3 sets of tee pads on half the holes with the other half having 2 sets. The reds are the shorts, blues are longs and the golds are advanced/Tournament tees. These are set up very nicely, making shots from each different tee seem very different from one another. There is definitely a drastic difference from the reds to golds. The tee pads themselves were all in awesome shape. they are large, level and grip very well. They also have a painted foul line on the front of each tee which I don't recall ever seeing before anywhere else. The tee signs are on 4"x4" posts by each tee. The signs have all the info you need. They have a basic hole layout with all the tee and pin locations shown, hole #, distances for each in feet and meters and par. The baskets are Mach 3's with number plates on top that are in great shape and catch superbly. There are wood chips throughout the course on fairways and walking paths between holes. There are multiple benches and garbages throughout the course and restrooms at the proshop and even a port o potty near the middle. There is a small creek that comes into play on a couple holes as well. The flow of the course is easy to follow and they provide very nice maps at the pay box with a scorecard on the back also. There's good variety here from tightly wooded to more open holes with none being just wide open. There is also a pro shop there too. I'm not sure what their hours are though. The course is open year round which is always a plus.
Cons: The course is mostly flat. Some elevation would really add more challenge but with the land available they did an outstanding job. I can imagine the bugs could be an issue in the summer but that goes without saying in Wisconsin. Other than that I can't come up with anything else.
Other Thoughts: This was the best out of the 8 courses I played near Appleton. I would highly recommend playing a few rounds at O'Hauser if you're anywhere nearby. This is a great, great tournament level course that will not disappoint serious disc golfers. The best nearby besides Rollin Ridge.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Redo is better than original
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I really like what they have done with the new lay-out. There are alot of difficult shots but also shorter holes mixed in too. Now that it is pay to play its nice not having the trash all over and maintained very well. Its nice having 3 tee pads at every hole. Definitely worth stopping to play.
Cons: Not alot of benches and alot of the ones that are there are placed in really weird positions and some even RIGHT next to the tee pad
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O'Hauser Park DGC
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) Gigantic tee pads, you will not be accidentally running off of these.
2) Concrete pads, nice and grippy.
3) Tee pads are color coded; red pads are colored red, blue pads are silver (color didn't take well i guess) and gold pads are gold, along with an Appleton Area Disc Golf Club (AADGC) stamp in the front of them.
3) Multiple pin placements and tees.
4) Tons of variety, hole shapes and distances. There's some big bombers (5, 7, and 12 from blues or golds), there's some short ace runs (most holes from the reds and 2 and 4 from the blues). From the reds 3 holes play LHBH, 10 play straight, 4 play RHBH, and hole 11 plays as an S shape. From the blues 6 play LHBH, 5 play straight, 4 play RHBH, and holes 6, 11, and 18 play as an S shape. And out of the 9 gold tees 5 play LHBH, 2 play straight and 2 play RHBH. You will need every shot in your bag, except maybe a roller, to shoot well here.
5) Most of the fairways in the woods are covered with wood chips; the course should never be muddy in these areas due to this.
6) A few elevated baskets with some really nice looking rock walls and 'greens'.
7) Course is nice and clean, and will hopefully stay this way as time passes
Cons: 1) Benches are few and far in between, but there are quite a few places to sit (on big rocks and such) on most holes without benches.
2) Same thing with trash cans as there is with the benches, but it's not that hard to carry your own trash. Shouldn't have a problem with liter bugs anyway since the course is pay to play.
Other Thoughts: This is one amazing course. Thanks to Rich Martin for designing this awesome course, and to the AADGC for putting all of their time and effort into making this the premiere course in the Fox Cities. This course is filled with great holes, and hard holes at that. Hole 11 definitely makes a run for first place as the hardest hole in the Fox Valley. This is a very tough course, but, for the most part, very fair. If you're playing from the blues or golds and can score par go ahead and pat yourself on the back, you have done well for this course. If you are anywhere near this course you need to stop by and play it, like I said before, it is an amazing course and must be played if you are in the area.
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