Wisconsin Rapids, WI 
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 Fun course with nice views

1    6/6/2010   6/10/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
This review was updated on 6/12/2010
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course plays in a small part of a large lakeside park. Many holes have great views of the lake, and the last few holes bring the lake into play for some great risk reward. My favorite hole on the course plays along the lake with the basket on a raised point on the water. There are trees around the basket, but there's a line out over the water if you hit a gap in the trees. Otherwise there's a decent bailout route that keeps you away from the water but doesn't offer a real ace or birdie chance, just great hole design in my opinion. There are some small elevation changes here, and they're used on nearly every hole to keep the course interesting throughout. There's a good mix of uphill and downhill holes, with some great roll away greens.

Most of the course plays through mature trees, with only scattered underbrush. An errant drive may cost a stroke, but it's easy to follow your shot and find your disc. There are enough trees that the fairways are well defined, and force a decent mixture of shots. There are a couple longer holes where most players will have to have a solid drive and a long upshot through the trees to have a look at a 3. There are long tees marked out for a little more challenge, and many change up the shot quite a bit. There are decent hole signs, with both tees and multiple pin positions marked. The tees are concrete, and have a good surface on them. The baskets show some wear, but still catch just fine.
Cons: The course is a little scruffy, with trash scattered around, graffiti on tee signs, and several tee signs missing or broken. There is no grass on most of the fairways, so erosion has taken its toll leaving lots of muddy spots. There are a couple of places where the flow is not obvious, so you might have to wander a little your first time through to follow the course. The pin position isn't marked on the signs, so you have to walk ahead on several holes if you want to know where to throw.

It can get pretty crowded with players here, so don't be surprised if you find yourself waiting on other groups. The walking path can come into play as well, so watch out for pedestrians on a few holes. The water only comes into play at the end of the course, and only on the right side of the water holes, it could have been used a little better.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course to play, with some nice views and a few really good holes. It's only 12 holes, but it has good variety and a little bit of challenge, so it's definitely worth playing if you're passing by. It's a great beginner course, with lots of trees, but mostly reasonable distances. More experienced players won't really be tested, but it's a fun place to work on mids and putters through the trees, and there are a couple memorable holes where you do have to hit a good line.

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