2 Helpful / 0 Not
Get ready for burning calves
Pros: - Good elevation change
- Variety of different shots
- Decent upkeep
Cons: - Very up and down, which is a work out (I enjoyed it, but others complained)
- Sketchy tees
- Sorta hard to know where to go on some holes.
Other Thoughts: - Decent beginner course near GB. Nothing too special here, but fun nonetheless. Would definitely play again if up here and need to get a quick round in.
- Would be nice to see actual tees and better signage
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
I am out of clever titles!
Pros: 1) Elevation change is the key to the challenge and the fun factor here. You play up and down and across a whole lot of slopes. The uphills are challenging because of the steepness of those holes. You need to release the disc differently on these holes. The downhills are challenging because you never know I you are going to get an updraft that will pick up and carry your disc much further than intended. The sideslopes can be tricky because it is so easy to get a roll-a-way on these hills. All in all this was an excellent course for elevation change.
2) Mach baskets with number plates are some of my favorite baskets. They have seen a lot of play, and I would guess punk vandalism. Still decent baskets, but not perfectly new by any means.
3) It looks like they retrofitted the old DGA signs with their own maps and tee signs. The signs have Hole #, Par, Distance and a map of the hole.
4) This course had a few garbage cans scattered to help prevent litter from becoming a problem.
5) Practice basket is set off to the other side of the parking lot from the course. It is tucked underneath some old trees and in its own little area which is actually kind of nice.
6) Beginner friendly because of the shorter distance of all the holes, see also cons. It also would be tough to lose a disc out here, so that won't discourage the one disc wonders from playing here.
7) Average amount of foliage density variety. There are a couple of tighter holes, while most are fairly open with some key trees or obstacles. The rest are fairly open, but when elevation comes into play, it is hardly noticeable, you need to control every shot out here or suffer the consequences from something.
1) Erosion and compaction are quite obviously an issue on this course. It is to be expected on a skihill type layout . . .grass just doesn't stand up to heavy traffic on severe slopes. And getting new grass to grow in is difficult because you cannot keep nutrients and moisture on these areas, it all just runs off.
2) Overall the holes are very short, almost everything should be reachable in 1 shot even the longer downhill holes.
3) The distance variation is not very good here with almost all holes in the 200' range and the elevation and slopes equalizing the longer holes with the shorter holes making everything play similar.
4) Tees are bad and would be even worse after a rain for sure. They are worn down and a deep rut has formed. This rut will eventually collect water and be slick, and then the compaction will get worse. It is never-ending if they are not maintained.
5) Many tee signs are missing, just look for the rutted out tee area and throw from there. Every hole is reachable so it shouldn't be too hard to figure out.
Other Thoughts: This is a one trick pony . . . elevation is the key to this course. Learn how to throw on it and you will take a lot of good information to other courses. You have to think about the elevation on every shot, so you get a lot of good practice deciphering what the elevation change will do to your throws. Yet again, this course has a valid reason for being here if you can focus on the benefits of playing here.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
A bit short
Pros: Varied terrain that takes some advantage of the sledding hill.
Cons: A bit short, and tees are not landscaped and in some cases not marked at all. No advantage taken of the bounding wooded areas.
Other Thoughts: Somewhat interesting course given the terrain, but nothing to write home about.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Short but tons of fun
Pros: The course plays through a hilly ski and sledding area with lots of great elevation changes. Nearly all the holes play up or down some kind of elevation change, and many pins are on slopes leading to some really bad roll aways if you miss your putt or approach the wrong way. There is a really nice variety of hole shapes for such a short course, though every hole is reachable with a putter, I found myself pulling out all the different putters in my bag, and trying to hit some different lines. There are lots of fun ace runs for more experienced players here, adding to the fun factor for a casual round.
There are basic tee signs that have distance and hole layout, and the flow of the course is extremely easy to follow so you won't have any problems navigating here. There are dual tees that add a little distance, and make for just a little more difficulty.
Cons: The entire course is a putter or superclass course, with nearly all the shorts under 200' and the longs mostly under 250', so that takes away from the variety and challenge significantly. The long tees don't change the shots at all on most holes, they just add a little distance without adding to the variety of the course.
Many of the tees are so spread out by erosion that the long and short tees have joined into one giant dirt patch with no indication of where to throw for either tee, and many are rutted and not level with slippery sand as a surface. Many of the hills on the course are suffering from heavy traffic and erosion as well. The course was extremely crowded when I played, and a lot of the holes overlap so watch your head on a nice day, close fairways and oblivious players make for a bad combination.
The baskets are old and prone to spit outs, and many are bent due to age and vandalism, making them catch even worse. There are some nice areas of woods, but unfortunately they don't come into play at all.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course, but not one that will make you a better player or really work on much of your game. If you're looking for a challenge, look elsewhere, but if you want to run some aces and play some fun elevation shots this course is perfect. Beginners will love the short distance and lack of real trouble, and find enough variety to keep it interesting. More experienced players can work on their approach game, but will find the course quite simple and crowded.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Get Ready For A Workout
Pros: Above average variety of holes. Elevation freaks will definitely get their fix at this course. Number 18 is fun as a potential game-breaker during competitions (large hill which any drive has a fair likelihood of rolling down). Good course for practicing elevation changes and windy shots. Large parking lot and compelling ski hill location. Mostly open holes are forgiving for beginners. Most holes have signs with distance measurements. Two sets of tees.
Cons: Constant uphill, downhill hiking will become tiring. Lack of shade means you're in the sun for the majority of the round. Dirt/sand tee boxes are poorly defined and offer very poor footing. Course attracts more than its share of careless golfers and vandals compared to other courses in a 30-mile radius. Rough is thick and can eat discs if you don't watch shots carefully.
Other Thoughts: Permanent tee pads and a few more mature trees would put this course on-par with some of Appleton's offerings. Watch for discs flying in from parallel fairways!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 0 Not
oldest Green Bay course
Pros: Two sets of tees.
Elevation in play on many holes....#1 probably the toughest hole on the course; (play the extra long tee which is up by the shack).#2 uphill fairly tight line. #3slightly uphill with severe fall off to the right. #4 blind down hill. You get the idea....lots of uphill and down hill shots.
One very short down hill hole that requires keeping the disc from going 100 foot PAST the pin. This was an early version of this type of hole and others have placed similar shots with water deep....this style of hole is a good use of short pin placement.
There is also some decent roll away green pin placements; which, again, were nice, early versions of this style of green.
Fun little course... deuce or die.
Home course of past Pro Masters, state champ...he has thrown -17 here, and when he played regularly, shot double digits down often. At the same time; there are past tourney scores, when pro winners were not double digits under. Thus, does the tourney atmosphere change things (and points out that you can feel pretty good with any score approaching -10).
Nice practice bucket area; opposite side of parking lot from hole one tee and hole 18 finish.
As you get to the area around the middle of the course (hole #9 or so) there is a beautiful natural prairie flower area that is just off the course. Make sure to enjoy this; as it is very scenic.
Cons: Tees are natural/unenclosed gravel. These tees have spread as much as any I've ever seen; to the point where today, they are 20 foot long and 10 foot wide; and kind of leave you guessing where to actually throw from. Used to be round, colored cement blocks in the ground to mark end of tees; many of these are gone now.
Course can be very crowded; and general ambiance of players here, leaves something to be desired.
Other Thoughts: There are a handful of nice holes at Triangle. When this course was installed in 1997 (I really think it may have been earlier than this), it was a welcome addition to the area. Few played here in those days, and you could sit at picnic tables near the practice basket area, and have the place to yourself.
None of the Green Bay courses are "all that." IMHO; the nine at UWGB is far and away the best course here. Triangle is probably second; due to having 18 holes and decent elevation enjoyment. I perhaps like Pinecrest's 18 a little more; due to more available space and thus, longer holes. Pulaski would be my suggestion in the area for more serious discers. Water in play on half the course at Pulaski, and quite tough to score on. Triangle is the most played course in the area. You will enjoy a round of "old school" disc here...but, must play it with a deuce or die mentality.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is located on a small ski hill so there are some big elevation changes on this short, scenic course. There's a large course map and small printed maps to take with you by hole one. Navigating the course isn't difficult, but having a map does help a little your first time. The tee signs lists the distance for the short and long tee.
This is a great beginner course and seems to be fairly popular with the locals. The elevation definitely adds some challenge to it and having short and long pads help some also. The shot variety is ok, but hole 1 and 12 are the only holes the require a turnover for RHBH.
Cons: The course is very short. The long pads do help with that, but even from the longs there are only a few holes over 300ft.
The tee pads are dirt. They are rutted out and the erosion is so bad they are sometime 15ft or so long. The long pads are nice, but rarely change the shot and are only 20-30 ft away from the short pad on some holes.
Other Thoughts: I last played here it the day after a HUGE rainstorm. Other than water in some of the rutted tee pads, I was surprised to see that the course was dry, and that's a big plus in my book.
Overall this is a fun course (regardless of your skill) that is great for rec players and the big elevation changes will present a good challenge for them. For more advance players, this is a deuce or die course.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
first ive played
Pros: Ace runs, and more ace runs on every hole. Elevation makes it a work out and a little tricky. A feel good course where its not out of reach to shoot well under par consistently.
Cons: Any where you are on the course you will see trash, it has gotten a little bit better then in years past but still the trashiest course I play on.
Other Thoughts: First course I've ever played on and I enjoy it every time.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Best in GB, but that isn't saying much
Pros: This course is decent because overall it is pretty sound. What brings the rating down is mainly based on the experience as a whole, what could have been with the surrounding land, and other intangibles. The uphill and downhill runs are not long bombers but pretty strategically placed so that you need some control over distance. The course makes good use of trees in the area, but could be much better by simply diving 200' or so into the immediate woods. The balance (left, right, straight) is great. Uphill, downhill, acrosshill is a good balance.
Cons: The park itself is run down and full of slobs and worthless useless idiots who vandalize and generally do nothing useful for the course or society. The tee areas SUCK. They are huge eroded dirt areas with no clear edge or sides. They are also rutted and muddy after any kind of rain. There are also quite a few soft wet low spots you almost have to walk through to get from hole to hole. The tee signs are in poor shape. There is garbage and broken glass everywhere. Baskets are generally poor and bent up due again to those idiots I mentioned.
Course design is adequate at best though, mainly based on the features. Yes, triangle is more fun to play than the other courses in my opinion, but without tight holes and obstacles, it is a deuce or die course. What I mean is that if you are off on your drive, your recovery/layup will be easy as cake because there are almost no obstacles mid fairway or off the fairway - just wide open hills. I dislike any course that plays this way.
The number of non-players, punks, garbage, vandalism, etc just completely takes away any chance at an enjoyable round here.
The Baird Creek parkway is a ginormous park system with some unbelievable monster terrain and features! This course could have tapped into a bit of that if the planning parks people had the nerve way back when. Not a con to the course, but Traingle could remain the beginner/idiot friendly course, and if the city of GB built an entire new 18 hole course elsewhere in the park people would be RAVING!
Other Thoughts: The overall experience is definitely lacking and generall sucks due to the human factors. The course itself is sound, but not challenging in the least. The park system could yield a MONSTER course in anyone's book.
Go to Kewaunee and play Winter Park if you're travelling to the area!
I play Baird more than any other GB course because I think they all suck, but at least you get a workout at Baird, may as well have some benefit to the round. If you run the hills while speed golfing, you can get in a round in just over 30 minutes and have one heck of a workout.
The mountain bike trails in the parkway are pretty extensive and fairly challenging, but highly eroded and rooted.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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