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.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very open, so you can blast drives, very beginer friendly with the distance required for eahc hole. Experts can concentrate on accuracy and go for 2's in all the holes. The wooded parts arn't too dense, so you can find ur discs when u lose them. Decent variety of hole types, most are pretty strait though.
Cons: Pros will find this course not very challenging because it's very open. There are some tall grassy areas you have to worry about losing a disc in though. The tees are all sand/dirt and its easy to mess up your footing on them. There is alot of vandalism and garbage thrown around.
Other Thoughts: If your experts looking for a challenge I would advise a differnt course, but this course is a good place to hang out with friends of any skill level and have a good time. You don't have to worry about losing a disc execpt for a few tall grassy holes, but they won't give u more than 5-10 mins of looking. Very fun distance throw spot, and you can have the car driver pick you up at the bottom of the hill instead of having to walk all teh way back up.
3 of 4 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.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Elevation changes, uphill and downhill shots
Practice basket across parking lot by picnic tables
Not very busy, but enough people to find a new friend to play a round with
Signs showing Pro and Am pads
Well maintained with grass cutting
Flows well, no problem finding the next pad
Cons: Dirt pads that have been very stretched out
Sometimes hard to tell which pad faces which hole
Where is the long pad on #9, way back on the walking path?
Other Thoughts: The course flows well with downhill, uphill, flat land and across hill shots.
There aren't any real long holes to push your arm out on so you can comfortably play 2 or 3 rounds one after the other.
I really enjoyed the final hole cutting across the sled hill. It'll make or break you: plant it for simple 2, or roll down the hill for a likely 4.
8 of 8 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.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Tricky elevation. Best elevation in town. Almost every hole is an ace run. Beginner friendly. Parkway has nice scenery. This course gets played over and over. Pads are dirt and very worn in and they are undefined. Its just crusher gravel spread out in an oval far bigger than the typical 5 x 10 ft area.
Cons: Pads are natural, crusher gravel does pack down to provide some flat surface and grip is loose but it works. Adolescents trash the place like its a competition. Pavilion renters have no idea what a fairway is and won't understand english when you tell them. Trash cans are rare. Many signs are broken and footage inaccurate. Course barely gets enough maintenance. You won't get a peaceful round if high schoolers are being rowdy.
Other Thoughts: Every beginner in Green Bay loves this course. Hopefully city of GB will give the course some more TLC. Disc dude hasn't given up on it. GB park dept recognizes the popularity so I expect the course to get the attention its been lacking. I've played this course more than any other course in my career (for now). I'll also get the best score here. Two rounds back to back takes less than two hours (if you're in shape) and you're bound to rock the house once. Play this course and enjoy!
8 of 9 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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