Pros: 9 hole course, located next to Hillcrest Elementary School, on the edge of Kenosha, WI.
Nice DGA baskets. One pin position per hole. Well mounted, caught fine.
Holes 3-5 have some interest, I guess. Hole 3's tee shot is interesting, through some heavy branches on a weird tree.
I guess there's a little bit of distance variation, and a bunch of ace run type holes. Very beginner friendly.
Decent tee signs. Basic, but effective. Navigation is somewhat simple, once you figure out where hole 3 is.
Cons: Open. It's mostly baskets in a field. Not much else to say here.
Natural tee pads. One per hole. Not overly worn out, as I assume this place doesn't get much action.
Wind is probably your main foe here.
Other Thoughts: There's just not much to talk about. It's mostly baskets, wide open in a field. Decent place for safari, I suppose.
Unless you're next door, or a course bagger, there's really no reason to go here.
Pros: This course is great for beginners due to the majority of the course being open. There are a few holes that require you to shoot thru/around trees which offers great practice to beginners or anyone who wants to improve their throws. I used this course to mainly practice different styles of throws along with different throwing patterns. All in all, it is a great course for beginners and it is nicely kept.
Cons: My only complaints with this course is:
1. There is not much variety to it, mainly wide open holes with little elevation differences
2. The tee signs can be a little confusing at first, so be careful and make sure to pay close attention to arrow markers
Other Thoughts: This is a great little course to practice and to get started into the world of disc golf, I would recommend it for a quick game!
Standard issue school 9 holer
Pros: Set in an extremely large, mostly open field to the east of Hillcrest middle school. Theres a practice basket at the begining which is nice to see. I don't remember what the baskets were, probably DGAs or machs, but they were in great shape and caught well. Standard DGA signs with real basic info on them. These are more than adequate for this course. Also 2 bricks imbedded into the ground marking the tee box with arrow to basket and hole # painted on them. Natural grass tee pads on all holes are fine for this course. Very few trees on the more open holes, just wind to deal with. This would be a nice place to just come and work on different shots and techniques. They do however use the few scarcely wooded areas on the property extremely well. Out of the nine holes they factor the wooded section into 4 of them to different degrees. Hole number 3 is a pretty unique drive from the tee as you have to throw through a tree literally right in front of the tee. I've only seen one other drive off the tee like this and it was at Lake Wazee. This one is a way more fair line however. Seems to be pretty well mowed and maintained as well.
Cons: The majority of the holes are pretty bland. It is a middle school course so you shouldn't expect much anyway, but just not real exciting. As mentioned in other reviews The signs on a few holes were too close to the front of the tee. Probably not playable during school hours either. No trash cans, restrooms or benches either. But realistically you don't need any of these 3 here, its a middle school course.
Other Thoughts: Not too many redeeming qualities here. Its only a few minutes from UW Parkside though. This actually would serve as a great tune up before playing those two much more challenging courses. Thats what we did, played here and then headed over to the orchid. That made for a few fun hours of discin.
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Aptly named and designed for school
Pros: 1) Adequate distance variation for a short school course. If this was a regular course geared towards people other than school kids, I would say it needs more variation.
2) DGA Signs with Hole Distance, Par, and a Map. Not the most attractive signs but informative.
3) Very safe course with tees far away from baskets and vice versa.
4) Practice basket is available near the first tee which is a bonus.
5) While there is very little interest on this property, the designer used what natural underbrush was available to make 3 holes fairly challenging.
6) Rules sign is available near the first tee.
7) Arrows painted on bricks near the baskets direct you to the next tee.
8) Beginner friendly for sure.
Cons: 1) Signs seem to be installed too close to the tee not allowing a stance on the entire tee without fear of hitting your hand on the sign.
2) #3 teesign is missing already. It must be the kids who have a fort in the tree.
3) The walk from 2 to 3 is long and strange because there is only an arrow pointing you in a direction.
4) 6 of the holes have only wind and some minor rolling elevation to contend with. Not enough interest to make me want to come back here.
5) Grass tees always leave a little to be desired, but are in decent shape.
Other Thoughts: It is what it is. This is a school course introducing a lot of kids to this game. I am so happy to see them dedicate this entire field to the sport of disc golf, because I love the sport and want to see it grow. The designer did what he could on this property even though there isn't much diversity or fun factor on the property. It is well designed for the intended target.
The master plan has a lot of trees slated to be installed . . . which could make this course really fun and challenging. Stay Tuned.
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Boring and short
Pros: New baskets.
Cons: Course layout is a mess. Holes are about 225 feet on average. No obstacles present, just an open field the has a couple of tee boxes tucked into trees. Tee boxes aren't present and signage us present.
Other Thoughts: This would have potential if 25+ trees and large bushes were added. It will never be a challenge because the holes are so short but it could help beginners learn shot techniques if something other than air was in the way. My group was super disappointed with this course..
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First time - Wide open but fun!
Pros: Great beginner course - right now it plays like a brand new course - wide open on 75-80%. Nice incorporation of existing vegetation and few trees on the outskirts of the field. Great course to work on placement. Plays quick - not much area to lose discs, either. Easy to find - just about five miles off of I-94
Cons: Not that challenging for more advanced players. A little better tee signs, for 3 especially.
Other Thoughts: My daughter and I loved hole #3 - playing through two hefty tree limbs straight up a small hill to the basket - very nice!
Great little course right in the heart of Kenosha - thanks to KUSD and Hillcrest school for making this happen! Can't wait for the landscaping to take shape - if anyone wants to donate a tree to this nice new 9 hole course, please call 262-359-6118!
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