Great 9 hole
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Two sets of concrete teepads at each hole. Two baskets at each hole as well. Disccatchers with yellow bands on top are for the shorter white tees, baskets with orange band on top are for the longer blue tees. The best signs i've ever seen on a course before. They provide hole number, an excellent map of the hole layout with pictures of both tees and both pin locations including alternates. They also show the direction to the next hole which is always nice to have. Excellent variety of shots here, with the land available being used very effectively. There are a few very challenging downhill or across a valley shots here that if not executed properly will cost you. Unlike most 9 holes this one can be played many times without getting repetative due to the multiple ways to play each hole. Trash cans available throughout the course. Three practice baskets and a short tunnel shot warm up hole at the beginning which was cool to see as well. Many of the tee areas have beautiful wood framed areas around the tees with multiple benches throughout the course. Not really many places to lose a disc here either. They have steps going up and down most of the steep hills with most having logs staked into the ground on the terraced hillsides. There is a an awesome set of Wood stairs going down the hillside after teeing off from hole 5 i believe it was.
Cons: Its only 9 holes but with the 2 sets of tees and pins its basically an 18 so this isn't even a con. The walk between hole 3 and 4 can be confusing the first time through. I could see this course getting very busy at times with UW-Stout not too far away and the fact this is the best course in menomonee. Humane society is on the same road so there is lots of barking. No restrooms or even a port o potty here, the only ones being at the park across the street. Not so bad for me but it is for any girls playing the course. I could see a few areas being swampy after a lot of rainfall, but not much they can do about that. Bugs weren't a factor when i went in late september but i could see them being an issue in spring or summer, again nothing the designers can do about this, Just have bug spray available. Not much else here
Other Thoughts: Definately the best 9 hole i've ever seen. I would like to see more courses adopt this format to offer twice the variety of shots on half the land. Has a huge fenced in dog park on the same property as the course and is a dog friendly course, just pick up after them. Very nice course with Wakanda, Menomonee Middle school, Axldog Acres, and Lambs Creek all within a half hour as well.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 9 hole with multiple tees and pins offering a nice variety.
Concrete tees with maps and some nice landscaping work on most.
A lot of elevation changes.
Warm-up hole and practice baskets, including around-the-world markers on one.
Dog park nearby.
Well maintained, fairly nicely designed, and some of the landscaping work really makes it look nice.
Cons: Can get crowded.
The layout on a couple holes has you walking up or across fairways, but visibility is pretty good so people always see you.
Slippery, messing, and even a bit dangerous in some spots during the winter and early spring months.
Tends to get a bit muddy after a good rain.
Other Thoughts: I love this course and play every time I'm in Menomonie, it pairs well with Wakanda or even Axldog out in Boyceville.
The warm-up holes and around-the-world make for really enjoyable pre-game activities.
There are a lot of elevation changes for a 9-hole course, that combined with the multiple tee and pin layouts make this course fun yet challenging and add a high replay value.
There is a small brewery close by and they host a couple fun tournaments during the year. There is also a dog park and an animal shelter near the course.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Secluded Rustic Course
Pros: This course is very secluded, expect to have the course mostly to yourself. It plays through a nice hilly/wooded area. They have dual tees, and a set of Yellow (short) and Orange (long) baskets that are both in the ground all the time. So really you could play 4x9 holes (36) for some variety; if not just playing all 18 baskets from the longer tees.
There are a couple very interesting shots that you won't see at most other courses. One of them is a nice short ace run through the woods, crossing over a little ravine… very cool. Of course, you'll have to go down and then up from the teepad to cross over to where the basket is. It is a really unique course and I would highly recommend it.
One of the baskets is strategically placed at the top of a fairly steep slope, if you miss long you may have a 10+ft. uphill comeback putt.
Hole 8 is a downhill bomber with 200', 300', 400' poles marking the distances. The long pin is somewhere around 500-550' if I had to estimate.
One of the holes is a short (~180-190 maybe), downhill shot through some tight quarters. Chances are you'll hit a tree; however, there are routes possible to the left, right, and one miracle lane straight down the middle. You'll be hard-pressed to leave the tee without throwing multiple ace runs on this hole - especially since you climbed that hill to get up there!
Cement teepads have been installed since I last played here. From the photos I've seen, they look like they are very nicely done with crushed rock borders around the cement as a means to control erosion.
Cons: I personally don't even mind the elevation, but I'll include it here; there is a lot of steep up and down here - leave your sandals in the car! Not a place you'll want to bring young children.
I would stay away from this course if it has been raining. The terrain is moderately rough, but is worth dealing with to play the course IMO.
No "next tee" directional signs; however, the course flow is fairly easy to follow so with some average navigation skills you shouldn't get lost.
Other Thoughts: This is literally a brickyard! You'll probably find a few stray bricks and some wheelbarrows around the area.
A very unique and moderately challenging course with a nice variety of shots.
If I missed anything, see TallPaul's review! He has all the nearby courses covered in his other thoughts. Tower Ridge, just under an hour East, is a radical 36 hole course on a cross country ski trail - very difficult but a must play!
See "Course Info>Current Conditions" for future improvement plans. Sounds like there has been significant work done as far as clearing the fairways of brush and improving the teepads.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
A Quality 9
Pros: Great elevation change for a wisconsin course. plenty of trees and obstacles. throw across a 75-100 ft valley. good length for a 9 hole course. plenty of pin locations.
Cons: some areas can get fairly thick in summer and a bad throw can send you on a short search.
Other Thoughts: hit or miss with crowds. usally wide open when school is out for summer especially am rounds.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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