One Of Many Riverside Parks
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: (2.241 Rating) A small park style course that's much longer than currently listed on site.
- CHARACTER - I was impressed for such a small course. First off, the basics of tees, baskets and navigation are all solid. Baskets were MachIIIs in great condition and tees were 4 by 10 tapering to 5 feet in the back. Course map and community board by tee (1) and adequate tee signage for this style of course. There is a practice basket and huge shelter with picnic tables. There is seating for every front tee. There are restroom facilities and probably a drinking fountain (aka, bubbler for my Wisconsin friends). There are extra tees on every hole adding about 40 to 60 feet in distance for more challenge. My only wish here is that there was dedicated signage for the extra tees.
- NAVIGATION - Adequate for this style of course, although the tee distances are wack, see cons.
- BEGINNER FRIENDLY - Other than hole (3), an ideal beginners course offering just the right amount of challenge and forgiveness. Recreational players in town should really like this easygoing layout.
- QUICK PLAY - I was done with my solo round in 30 minutes. Figure 45 minutes for a twosome and 60 minutes for a foursome.
- MAINTENANCE - The park was in good shape. Mowed though-out and little trash on my appearance.
Cons: Small course issues, but otherwise a nice reasonable layout.
- MIS-LABELED DISTANCES - As has been stated in most of the previous reviews, the hole distances labeled on the tees are not accurate. I started pacing them off beginning on (6) and all four of the last holes were at least 20 feet longer. Hole (6) was nearly a 100 feet longer. Clearly the basket locations were updated after the signage was installed. Based on satellite imagery, the distances are more like, 131, 294, 378, 275, 212, 330, 265, 259, 210 for the front tees and 180, 352, 450, 339, 260, 387, 309, 304, 251 for the back tees. I went ahead and updated the figures on DGCR.
- UNIQUENESS - For those that like heavily wooded layouts, they will have to go somewhere else. I don't think I would define one hole on this as even moderately wooded. All park style shots with one or two trees to game-plan around. Water comes into play once on (3) and elevation is a non-factor. Hole distances vary more than the signage indicates, but it's still sub-par.
- SPACING - This course was hammered into a developed multi-use park. Ball field fences, walking paths, roads and pavilions come into play. The direct line to the basket on (4) back tee in no more than ten feet from a pavilion. I could see a lot of waiting or even having to skip a hole or two if the park is very active. No issues for me at 7 AM with the temps at 35 degrees.
- NATURAL BEAUTY - Average. The Fox River adds some appeal on a few shots. However, after this element, nothing else grabbed my attention. Man-made features are in view the entire time. No seclusion and the overall tree coverage is very light.
Other Thoughts: I liked it for what it was. A quick easy-going bag that was easy to follow. I'd give the course a 2.25 if I were allowed to do so. The course will work great for Recreational and beginning local players. For those outside an hours' drive, there is no reason to come here unless they are a course bagger.
- CHALLENGE - With the increased distances, the course from the back tees might play as a tweener between Recreational and Intermediate. However, it's just too open and too forgiving that bogeys will rarely happen for those exceeding a 900 player rating.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Good for what it is
Pros: 9 hole course in a relatively scenic park, and along the Fox River, which provides for a nice backdrop.
Nice Mach 3 baskets, all in good repair. One pin position for each hole.
Dual concrete tees on every hole. Every pad was in good repair, and they were long enough. Even for those with longer run ups, the ground was very level around the tees.
Navigation is pretty simple, and the flow of the course is intuitive. Signs at every short pad.
There's not a ton of obstacles in this park, but the large trees are at least there, and the river can come into play on a couple holes. Otherwise, it's pretty open.
A decent variation in distance, although there's nothing that would be considered a bomber hole.
Cons: The tee signs here are kind of a mess. They're very elementary, and the distances on most of the holes felt VERY off...like 50-75' short. Some are laughably wrong...it almost makes me think the pins were moved and the signs weren't updated to reflect.
Most of the course is pretty open, and there's not really much elevation in play. Most holes are pretty open, with only a tree or two in play.
The dual tee pads offer small differences in the feel of a few holes, but for the most part it's just adding distance or slight angle variation.
There's some walking paths going through the park, and even on a Friday at noon on a 30º day, there were some walkers. Hole 3 also is going to have some people throwing over the road, which isn't ideal.
Other Thoughts: For a smaller city park 9 hole course, it's not all bad. While the course isn't hard (not even a little bit, really), it's a decent place to work on distance ranging, and run for some aces.
A decent amount of parking, and nice bathrooms, that happen to be closed during the off season.
Mostly, it just feels nice. The large river next to it sets a very serene backdrop, and it's just kind of a relaxing round of golf. I don't love it, but I don't hate it, either.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Great starter course
Pros: Great little course on the fox river in Berlin. Not an extremely challenging course, but great for amateurs. Concrete tees, well laid out and well posted.
Cons: Couple tees right on the fox river, but pretty wide fairways there so easy to stay to the right. I have always better than parred this course, so the par numbers could be a little lower on some holes. Seasoned players might find this too short.
Other Thoughts: This course is about 8 blocks from my house so that is a pretty big bonus for me. I'm just glad it's a nice short one and not one of the horrid ones that I have played at :)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Runs along the Fox River, with a few cool holes.
The park is really nice, and not very busy. Very nice amenities. Great beginner course.
Cons: Mostly short.
Easy to lose discs in the river on a few holes.
If the park is being used, some holes can become a bit dangerous.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
nice 9 holer along the fox river
Pros: This course plays through an awesome multi use park along the fox river. Theres a nice big sign at the begining of the course with lots of disc golf related info on it. On the backside of the sign it has a bunch of spots designated for people to write their names if they get an ace. This is a cool feature i had never seen anywhere else. And naturaly i was about 3 inches low of acing hole 1 the first time i played it. Dual large, level concrete tee pads on all holes. Distances range from 131 feet up 329 feet on the short tees, so many holes offer ace opportunities. Not sure exactly what the longest and shortest distances were for the pro tees. Many if not all short tees had nice benches. Water can come into play on your left on 4 of the holes which is pretty cool. Mach 3 baskets on all 9 holes that were in real solid shape. A number of larger mature trees to contend with as well on all holes, but not too many to make for impossible lanes. Theres a nice map on the sign at the begining anyway, but navigation is not a problem here. The park seems very well maintained and manicured. No one else was there when we went and it was very clean. There are also lots of other activities in the park to make for a fun day.
Cons: Only nine holes, but with the space available you can't really do anything else, so not really a con. The park road, a walking path and possibly a pavillion can become a throwing hazard. Just something to watch out for. Also the long tees don't offer any real drastic changes from the shorts, just a little extra distance. Other than that, not many cons here. A pretty solid 9.
Other Thoughts: Be sure to check out if in the area. Good place to throw for some aces. Also Zobel Park is about ten minutes away, which is one of the better courses i've played in Wisconsin making this a very solid warm up course. Not a must play but not a let down either, just a fun simple 9 holer.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice park, average disc golf
Pros: 1) This course has a variety in length. One hole is like 130', and it goes all the way up to over 400', with quite a few ranging between 200-300'.
2) Very nice amenities. Plenty of other things to do here, it would be a nice place to have a picnic and take your girlfriend or wife disc golfing. Has lots of pavilions, bathrooms, a boat launch, swingsets, walking paths, horseshoe pits, baseball diamonds, etc.
3) Nice concrete teepads including the newly installed pro tees. Each hole has a tee sign but does not have the long tee distances on it yet. UPDATE: Long tees still not listed on the signs . . . long basket positions also not listed on the signs!
4) It's nice to have a shot at an ace everytime you play, and they give it to you on your first hole 131'!
5) Multiple holes run alongside the river that if you overshoot the people on the walking path will most certainly go into the water. Don't go in after your discs, the current is extremely strong!
Cons: 1) Alternate pro tees do not change most holes enough other than just adding a little distance.
2) A handful of holes run very closely to the walking path along the river. An errant hyzer could take out some people. An errant shot on #3 will put you into the entrance to the park which could be deadly for your discs or people's vehicles. Playground area on #2 also puts kids in harms way.
3) Unfortunately it is only 9 holes, but they setup 9 more holes 4 of which ran right along the river or the boat launch for the tournament I played in. These holes are not possible to be fulltime baskets because they encounter too many other of the activity areas, but they were fun to play when it was setup.
4) Some of the holes are a little boring. they could use a couple more trees or other obstacles to make them more interesting.
5) Tee signs still have not been updated with new teepads and also do not list the distances on the long positions (UNFORTUNATELY FOR ME) all of the baskets were int he long positions today so I had really nothing to go by except feel on how far I needed to throw.
Other Thoughts: All in all this was a pretty good course. Maybe a little boring on half of the course 4, 7, 8, 9. The river, the entrance road, and the walking path provide other obstacles that make you think about your shots. I enjoyed the temp holes much more than I did the standard part of this course so I have to rate it based on the permanent holes.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Pros: -Like the hole lengths
-Enjoy the setting of course
Cons: -Not too much elevation change
-Nothing out of the ordinary
Other Thoughts: I went in March, when the ground was still pretty frozen and there were no leaves on the trees...so I'd imagine that this is even better in the summer. This is near the top in terms of 9 hole courses I've been to.
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