Typical 2.0 Course
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Pros: Open year round! At the time of this review, there are at least four courses closed in the Madison area, so it's nice that this course is available all year.
Free to play! Another big plus for the Madison area given that there's a movement for Pay 2 Play within Dane county.
The baskets were in decent shape and there are concrete tees.
Cons: The Pros basically stop there. In terms of the cons...
This course isn't well taken care of. I think a basket was missing, but couldn't tell which one because there was duct tape all over the tee signs so I had no idea where anything was. Luckily, there was a little bit of course flow in a few spots, which helped clear things up.
This is a good course for beginners, but terribly boring for advanced players. It's basically a "deuce or die" type of course. Alternatively, you could call it an ace run course.
Other Thoughts: It wasn't as fun as I thought it'd be. Then again, I don't really know why I had my hopes up given that this is next to an elementary school. I'd say if you're absolutely dying to play a course after winter, this is probably your best bet in the Madison area, which is really unfortunate.
Update: I posted a few pictures from my trip today.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Not Shabby but Not Flashy!
Pros: 1) Concrete tees are nice and helpful on this course. it is a flat course so it would be very wet on the tee areas if it had rained recently. I just am always happy to play on concrete versus grass.
2) Nice mix of trees on the property. There are a lot of large old Oak trees on half of the course and the first half has a lot of newer shade trees planted to help create more challenge on these more open holes.
3) DGA baskets in pretty good condition and they catch well.
4) The design of this course makes you play quite a few different shots. It is a simple hyzer or simple anhyzer mostly, but there are plenty of obstacles to force you to throw around certain trees. Pick your line and execute and you will score well.
5) Beginner friendly course because it is fairly short. I always like to see courses that accomodate all skill levels and this is perfect for beginners to intermediate players. The highly skilled players will get bored and not feel challenged.
Cons: 1) DGA signs . . . some without distance and #4 is broken. Not real helpful for figuring out the holes or the course, but the information isn't totaly needed on this short beginner course.
2) This course would be a little dangerous if there were other park users. There is a large pavilion and a snack bar/gazebo very close to 4-5 of the baskets and tees. Be courteous and avoid hitting other park patrons.
3) School nearby (#9 runs completely along the school building) might also contribute to a crowded course. Kids probably run out of the school to head home and would run right through the park and DG course.
4) # plate on the first hole says #6 but i didn't pay close enough attention as to if #1 was also in the wrong spot or just not there. Regardless I always like the number plates to help a new player figure out the course and it didnt help out here.
5) Flat . . . NO ELEVATION CHANGE WHATSOEVER!
Other Thoughts: This is an allright small town course. It is fun to play despite being rather short. You have a nice setting with the mature trees and you really need to think about each shot. If you forget to focus you will hit a tree and go the WRONG direction.
Nice to see small towns install disc golf . . . and this one won't disappoint the local players, but it probably doesn't see a lot of outsiders. It is a long way from the freeway and is a simple course.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Kind of small
Pros: This is a very small course that really did a lot with what it had. It requires you to execute different kinds of shots on each hole. Park is well cared for with great facilities including bathrooms and water. There are tee signs and dirt teepads.
Cons: This is a very short course in a multi use park. It can be a little tough to play as there are bystanders walking through. The sidewalk and road come into play on a few holes bring up some safety concerns. The holes are pretty short and are pretty straight forward.
Other Thoughts: This course is best for beginners. Even though it has problems, it is amazing that a nine hole fits as well as it does on the space that hold the course, a gazebo, a pavilion, and a playground. It is almost worth a visit just to see that.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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