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Pros: *Great terrain use
*Multiple Tees and Holes
*Well documented signage
*Warm up drive range and putting
Cons: -Lack of maintenance
-Confusing paths between holes/tees
-Very buggy during the summer
Other Thoughts: This is a course best played when the weeds have been matted down by the fall leaves. There is very little course maintenance so if you go during the summer make sure to go later in the day. The dew from the morning will make for a very wet and uncomfortable experience if you go too early. Also if you go during the summer set aside a healthy chunk of time for disc searching as the weeds tend to get very thick.
If I was rating this only by my fall experiences I would give it 4 stars. If I was rating this only by my summer experiences I would give this 1 star.
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Cool layout in the middle of nowhere
Pros: This is such a cool layout! Really good looking holes with tremendous elevation changes and nice landing areas. Very challenging yet fun to play.
Cons: Needs to be kept up much much better to really be good. Could be spectacular. Desperately needs better signage.
Other Thoughts: This is one of those that looks so cool in the summer but for better play you better hit it in the spring or late fall after some of the stuff dies off.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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nicest of immediate group
Pros: Jason Hendrickson is one of the fine young course designers associated with High Bridge, Wis. This course is a fine nine. Two permanent pin placements per hole and two tees, allow you to play four different courses while you're here. A number of pin placements are set on inclines; which provide "roll away" challenges. Primarily tight, wooded fairways.
I returned to play this course again in Dec. 09. I was again impressed. The above mentioned option of four separate courses; using different baskets and tees; is a top of the line option for allowing all types of skill levels to enjoy the course. It should also be noted that there is an extra set, kind of hard to find (bricks in the ground); that offers even one more set of (original?) short, tees to play from.
Updated course notes also point out that some buckthorn foliage issues are being addressed; as well as some staircases to make hill climbs less precarious, when wet.
I have been here three times now; and course traffic has been minimal, each trip. BIG PLUS in my book.
Both targets from long tees; provide good challenge for Blue level player.
Elevation used very well for such a small area. If you only had this much land to work with; with the exception of huge boulders or water; Brickyard would offer many of the best qualities you would wish for.
I am betting you will want to play at least two rounds here; if not more.
Cons: While this is both a pro and a con; be prepared for fairly rough terrain in terms of moguls. As mentioned above, there's lots of uneven ground. The first time I played here, it was raining and the hillsides were very slick!
Lack of tee signs, and double buckets can make this one slightly confusing first time through. The course is not difficult to navigate; and it's only nine holes....so pick which baskets you will be shooting at on the first hole; be prepared to spend a slight amount of time figuring tees; first time through; and in no time, you will be having a wonderful time. The course is not long; in terms of overall walking; and therefore; you will have this one figured out.
Other Thoughts: If you like this design of Jason's, be sure to check out the Pioneer Saloon and Grill course. It is one of the most severe disc golf terrains you will find anywhere. Creek is very much in play.
Wakanda Park is a good "old school" 18; and recently added to this site; Axl Dog Acres is also a must play, 20 hole layout. These four; are as fine a grouping in such a small area; as anywhere in Wisconsin; with the added luxury of two of them being nine hole courses; where you can easily play more than one round. Eau Claire not much more than 1/2 hour away; provides another group of very fine courses (two at Tower Ridge...one of Wisconsin's very early nine hole courses at Mount Simon....Wild Apple in Osseo...etc.) that makes Western Wisconsin; a DESTINATION AREA for sure. All of these designs are from a varied group of some very fine course planners; with ages varying from 20+ years of age to 50+. I am quite impressed with this area for disc golf; and I believe you will be too. Brickyard is another of the hidden gems....though not a championship caliber design for Gold level players; anyone else will be smiling.
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