Pros: Nice Ace Run Course, Good people, Nice mats and baskets
All holes are playable all year round. Only course I go to where people return loss discs.
Cons: Hole 9 is overgrown most of the year.
Other Thoughts: Favorite course I have played out of 16 love that its so close to home.
Nice introductory course to the sport
Pros: I am from Colorado so our courses are different. However, if I lived in Wisconsin this would be a perfect place to introduce someone to the sport. The holes are manageable, mostly wide open with a small amount of challenge. For the experienced player there are a lot of Ace runs and Birdie opportunities. Excellent, grippy tee pads. Trash buckets at every location. A beautiful setting.
Cons: As previously stated, the holes are not necessarily for the experienced player. There is a lot of graffiti on the benches that reinforce the stereotype of the Stoner (blunt charger, Dick charger). I would hate to bring my kids to see that. The majority of the tee signs and distances were absent.
Other Thoughts: This is a exceptionally well maintained park, and the parks department should be applauded. It does Pale in comparison to the difficulty of the gray fox course, but on it's own it is a solid, fun course for beginners.
Good warm up for the grey fox
Pros: This course serves as an excellent warm up for the grey fox 18 hole course on site. The baskets are discatchers that are in pretty decent shape and catch fine. The flow of the course is very intuitive and easy to follow. The tee pads are nice very level and grippy concrete. They also have mulch long tee pads on each hole as well to add a little length. The posts have the hole number on them. There's a little bit of elevation on this course but it's used really nicely. A number of trees serve as obstacles throughout as well. There are trash cans at every hole too which people actually use. The course is always very clean, well mowed and maintained.
Cons: The holes are all pretty short and aceable so it's not too exciting for more experienced players. The bugs can get pretty nasty but it is WI, so they are everywhere.
Other Thoughts: This is a pretty decent course itself. If it was located in a park by itself it would get more respect but with grey fox being on site it gets overlooked a bit. It's definitely worth playing if you're here for the grey fox.
Skip Red, play Grey Fox twice!
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Pros: In a very nice park. Clean. Easy to navigate.
Cons: Too easy to navigate. No thought to many of the holes.
Other Thoughts: Not worth it when you have the incredible Grey Fox course literally next to this one. Go play Grey!
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Nice Warm Up Course
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Pros: - Baskets - Nice new Innova baskets.
- Teepads - Nice and long almost a bit too long for the course, but that can't be a con right.
- Great as both a beginner course and a warm up course.
-Two tee pads - I didn't play the longs, but they have a long tee pad made in mulch from every hole.
- Trash cans at every hole- this is huge, and you could tell the locals don't throw trash/cans all over the place, making it easy sometimes pays off :D
Cons: - a lot of point and shot style holes.
- Navigation - This is a huge nit pick, but they don't have tee signs, hole 4 was the only hole where I couldn't see the basket from the basket, but figured I would bring it up as it "could" be a problem for someone.
Other Thoughts: This course is super super easy, I was waiting to meet someone and played it in about 30 minutes from the normal pads. If I had my bag I would only use putters and mids here (had to use a FW only because it was my only under stable disc.)
The wind seemed to play a huge factor on this course.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: This course enjoys a lot of the same benefits as its neighbor, the Grey course.
The park is huge and absolutely beautiful! This is a great place to go if you want to just get away from it all and enjoy disc golf with your friends.
The Red course is very different from its Grey counterpart.
*It's definitely more beginner accessible than Grey
*There's a fun downhill drive that will make you want to empty your bag
*Decent shot-shaping, without intense difficulty makes the course accessible and good to practice on
*Pretty good maintenance as far as tee-pads and garbage cans go.
Cons: There is an overall lack of exciting disc golf at this little course...
*Laughably short distances on four or five of the holes
*A few of the holes don't have any elevation changes or trees... just baskets in a field
*No tee-signs, which stinks because there are several blind holes
*Course doesn't really make use of the woods.
Other Thoughts: The obvious idea here is to play this course as a warmup for the Grey course, or to bring a beginner. For these roles this course is wonderful!
If for some reason you have to choose between the two, then play the Grey
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: The course has been redesigned. One basket location with long and short tees. Short tees are concrete and long are wood chips, soon to be concrete. Great design by Terry miller the DG Guy! Now Fox River Park in Kenosha county Wi. has a fantastic 27 Basket facility!
Other Thoughts: Rating is for old course
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LONG TEE Review (Wood Chips)
Pros: Really enjoy playing this course! It takes the whole Facility up a notch. Instead of a great 18 and jump putt ace 9 hole. You have 27 great holes on site!
Made great use of the trees and hills. Deceiving distances and troublesome greens. Sometimes "parked" from the tee isn't so good.
Really like holes #4 and #9.
#4 is an uphill blind turnover shot. Its short but easily over/under played.
#9 is completely different from the other 8 holes. In fact the long tee has a completely different fairway. Its super tight and a late sharp turn to the right.
Cons: When they put the cement pads in I will move this up a 0.5 point.
I am bummed that they changed the blind hole #2. Was the one and only tricky shot on the old layout. But the new one is fun too.
#7 - come spring this tee pad will be flooded half the time. Its also a ridiculous stupid line.
Other Thoughts: #6 would be cool if they moved the tee pad to the left so the hole becomes slightly blind.
#8 could use an Mando Left on the tree to the far right of the fairway.
With the 27 holes on site this course is definitely worth a detour. Give yourself time for a second round for the full 27....you'll want it.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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A Step in the Right Direction
Pros: 2 teepads on each hole. The shorts are good concrete pads with plenty of room. 6' wood posts with the hole # and distance accompany each teepad. The long teepads (still woodchips) are currently marked by small flags and pieces of wood with hole distances written in black marker.
The available elevation was utilized well by the designer, especially on Holes 2--6 and 9.
Navigation is easy and will most likely improve with age.
Good, if not brand new Discatchers.
This course offers a large number of mature trees which add a good challenge, especially from the long tees.
At 490', Hole #3 (long tee) is the signature hole here with the downhill fairway along the sled hill. The line of trees on the right takes away the hyzer route, forcing a straight or anyhyzer drive for RHBH throwers.
Cons: The woodchip teepads hopefully will be replaced with concrete.
Although this did not affect my rating, "next tee" signs would be a nice addition, especially for the long tees.
Hole #1, #5 and #7 from the short teepads are very easy ace-runs. I guess these are good "confidence booster" holes for beginners,
Other Thoughts: Echoing others, they've had some problems with vandalism over the last year. Please report any problems.
There is a small, green box close to the parking lot for donations. I hope the Kenosha County Parks Dept continues to maintain and improve this course. Please leave anything, even $1 or spare change if you can.
The new and improved Red Fox is now a very good 9 hole companion to the Grey Fox 18 hole course here at Fox River Park.
The short tees are mostly easy holes that cater to beginners and recreational level players. The long tees offer a good challenge to advanced and open players.
The mosquitoes are brutal here in the summer months. Whether you prefer bug spray or something else, please be prepared.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Improved Red Fox
Pros: Red Fox recently got a makeover. It used to be a pretty awful 9 holer. It's located right across from hole #1 of the Grey Fox giving this complex 27 holes. This is the easiest of the 9 hole loops and very beginner friendly. The land is mostly open with slight rolling terrain.
The baskets are Innova Discatchers and besides being faded they are in good shape.
Brand new concrete tee pads on the short tees. There are future plans for the long tees to be concrete.
Short tees are marked by posts.
Navigation is very easy.
Cons: The short tees are somewhat routine and open.
The long tees are not marked by tee posts yet. They are also wood chips and not very playable. I threw from behind when possible.
Other Thoughts: Fox River Park is a great facility. They've had some problems with vandalism over the last year. Please report any problems.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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