Not so Fondy of this course
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: A municipal course that has gently rolling hills and a very modest amount of tree coverage, Adelaide Park offers a nice challenge to beginners and low amateur players.
Hole 6 offers a beautiful challenge slightly across water. Hole 10 is a beautiful long hole. Hole 11 is tight and technical. Hole 16 is a tricky little delight. Hole 17 is a big beast of a hole. The 18th is a magnificent finishing hole.
Cons: The 12 holes I didn't mention are open and boring, without any obstacles on either fairways or greens. The distances all fall into a few ranges, and the only thing that makes them remotely interesting is the use of slope (which you tend to figure out after just a few round, which make it boring unless there is high wind).
Other Thoughts: It was 95, humid, and the wind always seems to blow 30 MPH when I am here, but I still manage great scores.
It's a shame that these municipal parks exist that offer enough interesting landscape for 6-9 holes, but lack anything interesting for the rest of the holes. Designers would be wise to make these into 9 hole courses to attract youth and to grow the sport, rather than cram 18 boring holes into places like this.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Nice, clean, fun course!
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Fun course in a clean well maintained city park.
Love the last three holes...man 17 is a tough line!
Cons: Gets a little repetitive.
Other Thoughts: Definitely worth playing if you get the chance!
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Home town course
Pros: Wide open areas allow for beginner players to make mistakes without paying dearly at each hole. Though there are 2 holes in particular hole 6 and hole 17 that are quite hazardous for beginners as they play heavily with water hazards.
All the baskets are in very good shape. Though the same cannot be said for the sign posts that are continually vandalized. But there is a red chain on each hole that points you in the direction of the next tee.
It has many elevations changes and can be played in 60-90 minutes if you don't push yourself to get done quickly and just enjoy the walk.
Cons: Sign posts by holes are regularly vandalized and therefore most of them are missing. On a windy day with the hills in play on this course, and the complete lack of cover, it can be near impossible to even shoot rec par for an average player. Though a player of higher skill will find this course quite easy on any calm day.
After it rains hole 10 can be under water in the middle for a week at a time. Nothing more than a few inches but still making it a pain to play around without getting your shoes all wet.
Other Thoughts: Though a simple course, it is a great course on calm days for beginners. The open shots; the simple, once known, layout; and the quick time it can be played in make for an enjoyable if, not particularly memorable experience.
Windy, vandalized, and boring.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Adelaide Park contains an 18 hole disc golf course and a skate park.
The DGA baskets catch well and are in good repair. They also have a single chain painted that directs you to the next tee pad. This is simple, yet genius and would be a great idea for other courses with single tee pads.
There is good elevation here, and it comes into play on a few holes.
There is a pond in the middle of the park, and is used on several holes, most notably hole 17, which most would consider the signature hole here.
Tee pads are concrete, and relatively grippy. Some are starting to break up, and they could probably be a touch longer.
Cons: Wind is ALWAYS a factor here, as the course is nearly completely wide open. Several trees have been planted, but several trees have also been taken out.
The water holes feel forced to me. Instead of true water carries, baskets are simply placed next to the water's edge. Some people may like this, but it feels lazy to me. No real suspense, just a chance to lose plastic, as you're really not going to want to go in the nasty water here.
The tee signs here are nearly all gone due to vandalism. The few that remain are decent, and provide basic information about each hole.
Other Thoughts: While this course is certainly playable, it just doesn't do it for me. It's mostly boring, and the biggest factor is usually wind and elevation, which don't really work well together. Unfortunately, it's the only course in Fond du Lac, so the locals are kind of stuck with it.
Some more mature trees and upkeep would help this course tremendously. There's some good aspects here that COULD make this a much more fun course.
Hole 1 starts across the grass to the north from the parking lot (away from the skate park and elementary school) and plays back towards the parking lot.
This is a course that's worth bagging if you're in the area, but probably won't leave you feeling like you need to play it again.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Challenging course with dangerous water shots.
Pros: The mach 3's they had here were all in good shape and caught well. Also the concrete tees were all level, grippy and large enough. The elevation here offers a high degree of challenge, especially if windy. When we went it was extremely windy and almost impossible to hit your shot. The pond in the park is used on 4 of the holes with the baskets being located pretty close to the water. The tee signs here were pretty good too. They had all the info you'd need on them with a good map of the hole layout. I like that the chain that's painted red on each basket is actually there to point you to the next hole. This is a great idea as there are some longer walks between a few of the holes. The course starts in the northeastern corner of the park with a very nice kiosk with a large detailed map of the course. The course was very clean and looked to be very well maintained. There's a skatepark in the park as well but won't come into play, other than that all you got to worry about is other disc golfers here.
Cons: A number of the holes were very open or had very few trees. The baskets had numbers on both sides which was confusing on hole 3 since the number facing the tee pad said 5. I don't know what these numbers were on there for. Some of the rough around the pond and the pond itself can make it very easy to lose a disc. Hole 17 is kind of ridiculous with jungle like rough and the pond to the right and more jungle and a creek to the left with a very narrow tunnel off the pad. This hole is also probably 3 times longer than the previous hole. Would've liked to see them split this more evenly.
Other Thoughts: This was a very solid course overall just nothing too amazing either. If you're in the area I'd definitely recommend checking it out though. It's a fun course and the water holes really add some much needed challenge.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Worth the Trip
Pros: >Good tee boxes and markings
>Good elevation changes (use of hills)
>Fun course for any skill level, with a good balance of long and short holes
>Some holes had multiple tee boxes for pro vs rec
>Gave par for both recreational players and pros at each tee box
>Good use of the pond on the holes that bordered it.
Cons: >Too open. There were not a lot of trees or other obstacles
>Parking lot is not near the first hole, so it became confusing to try to find it. It was the first time we played this course though, but some accurate markings would have helped.
>The course was very close together, and some holes were placed in very close proximity.
>The hole order was harder to find on the Front 9, since there wasn't arrows or markings leading to the next hole.
Other Thoughts: Overall this course was very nice. It looked like the people who ran the park were trying to plant more trees on the course which was a plus. Also the park had maps of the whole course at opposite ends, which helped to find where the holes were. The course bordered a playground, so hitting the kids might become a hazard during school hours.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice tees
Great next tee signage with the red chains
Great use of the pond
Challangeing hills and holes on windy days
Cons: Can be busy at times but that is just a sign that the sport is growing
Other Thoughts: Cant wait to play this one again
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
That Lake Ate My Coyote!
Pros: - Adelaide stretches over several moderately-sized hills with several holes abutting a small lake. Most of the course is a wide open grassy field, with elevation providing the main challenge. A few holes have a smattering of mature trees and bushes in play, although no hole has enough to count as "wooded." Water comes into play on several holes, increasing the risk greatly. Safe landing zones are available for all water holes, but errant shots most likely will end up wet, with little chance of recovery.
- Good solid concrete tees throughout. Nice signs provide distances and a rough sketch of the hole layout. Baskets are in great shape. One chain is painted red on each basket: this is the "next hole" marker. Walk in the direction of the red chain to reach the next tee pad.
- For a course without many trees, Adelaide has some very solid risk/reward opportunities. Water comes into play in several places: running along a fairway to the right, running along a fairway to the left, water directly behind the basket, and one hole (#17) with water on both sides. Safe-landing zones make the water holes very fair, but punish errant shots. Elevation is used to its maximum potential. Baskets sit along the tops of several hills, with several potential rollaway spots. The course forces shots both up and down the hills.
- #17 is an outstanding hole that has water to the right and left. The water to the left is slightly shielded by brush and trees growing on the steep slope down the lake. A safe-landing zone is provided about halfway to the basket, but otherwise the fairway is pretty narrow and offers the best risk/reward on the course.
Cons: - Since Adelaide plays mostly over open field, the flow might be slightly confusing the first time through. The red chain "next tee" signage is brilliant and largely alleviates problems, so I don't find this to be too much of a "con."
- Multi-use park may experience some issues with other park-goers and/or with other discers (some fairways overlap a bit).
Other Thoughts: - Not an amazing course, but solid through and through. I'm very partial to wooded, adventure style golfing but this open, grassy, park-style course had me wanting more. The water holes and those with risky, rollaway-prone pin placements offered plenty of danger for the round.
- Great for glow rounds. Impossible to lose a disc (unless it gets wet).
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great challenging holes, Nice clean park. DOG FRIENDLY(love that and so does my dog), hole 17 was wonderfully difficult from the pro.
Cons: Course needs to be mapped out better got turned around couple times and holes are marked with two different numbers, Bugs !! Its next to a skater park so there were a bunch of immature teens that I saw making fun of a couple adult players.
Other Thoughts: Great place to go over all. We enjoyed playing and would return again. Don't forget the bug spray.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
A little too open
Pros: This course plays through a mostly open park with some scattered trees and grassy fairways. There is some nice elevation with a small sledding hill and a couple other rolling hills throughout the park to make it a little more interesting. There are a handful of water holes that add a little risk, especially the couple with elevated pins with the potential to roll down into the water. Hole 17 was the most interesting with the pond to the right and a drop off into woods with a creek on the left, and enough distance to tempt you to really throw a drive.
There are nice signs here with hole layout and distance, and they include contours to show the elevation changes. There are full course maps at holes 1 and 10 so you can start on either side of the park and still see the course layout. The baskets are in decent shape and catch well, and have one chain painted red to point the way to the next tee.
Cons: The holes get quite repetitive here, with most of them being pretty wide open with only some small trees and some minor elevation as obstacles. The wind can be a factor here, but I found most of the holes had wide open spike hyzer routes for either hand that take the wind out of play. Other than a couple holes, the course is pretty short and doesn't really provide much challenge or variety to really test different parts of your game.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun short course with some minor elevation and some nice water hazards. It's a little to open and short to be really challenging for more experienced players, but is a fine course for beginners to try out the sport with only a few spots to lose a disc and not too much length. If you're in the area, it's worth a quick round but don't drive out of your way for this one.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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