Eau Claire, WI 
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 Lime Green Jello Fight

2-4    9/23/2012   10/23/2012
Review By: Martin Dewgarita
Played: 1288  Reviewed: 93  Exp: 8.1 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Personal Rank: 104

Of the two courses on site, this is the only one that I've included on my favorites list. Don't get me wrong, the fact that there's another very good course at the same location is incentive to make the trip here, it's a two for one package.

This is a rather grueling round of significant elevation changes through a variety of technical shots through heavily wooded, but "fair" fairways. Most holes limit the options for shots and test your ability to hit your line. If you're hitting your lines, you'll be rewarded. If you miss your line, changes in elevation and fairly dense rough will create some challenging recovery shots.

Wisconsin is full of amazing courses and destination areas, this would be towards the bottom of my list of favorite destination areas as well. But that does not mean it isn't worth it, two courses here and close proximity to the Menominee courses makes a very enjoyable weekend of disc golf.
Other Thoughts: After playing 1000 courses, I'm excited to share my opinion on some of my favorites. My top 100+ list can be found on my blog, my favorites list is at 110 of 1020 as of writing this review. Of all courses played, the top 1.5% receive a rating of 5, down to 6% is a 4.5, and 15% is a 4.0 creating a bell curve distribution. I apologize that my reviews are not as detailed as they have been previously. I have included the details as to why this course stands out to the best that my memory serves.

My personal criteria is very subjective, a gut feeling:
~Physical beauty stands out, both scenery and the beauty of each hole.
~Amenities don't mean much to me, it doesn't much matter if there's benches, concrete tee pads, or garbage cans.
~Technical design - How well designed are the fairways/airways and landing areas? Are there unique holes that stand out? Variety of holes - distances, shapes, elevation, tree density, rough thickness. Pars 4 and 5?
~I love extreme/adventure golf. Rugged and secluded courses stand out more than park style courses. In general I prefer more technical over more open.
~Local Scene. If I was involved in a tournament or league or met up with some locals and played the course multiple times I appreciate different aspects of a course.
~The main thing I ask myself is "Does this course make me want to come back?" if the answer is yes, it makes the list.

Thank you, enjoy my reviews and if you don't find this information helpful, please let me know what I can do to improve.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Tower Ridge

1    7/8/2012   7/10/2012
Review By: Frolfer102
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: A very fun course with a lot of challenging obstacles and distances. Can follow the course with ease and have nice tee boxes to throw from.
Cons: Not enough trash cans (if any).
Fairways are kind of narrow adding some challenge.
Other Thoughts: Great course! Definitely my favorite course played on.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Tower Ridge 1

5+    4/3/2012   4/4/2012
Review By: SleekrBeekr
Played: 59  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 8.5 Years
This review was updated on 5/5/2012
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18-hole layout with nice new maps on each.
Concrete tees and multiple pin locations on most holes.
Spread out so there aren't a lot of back-ups even when it's busy out there.
A lot of elevation changes.
Great mix of long tight fairways and short technical holes.
A couple tournaments held here and leagues every week in the warmer months.
Right next to another 18-hole disc course.
Shares the property with walking/running trails and even horse trails. For the most part these don't interfere with the disc golf course.
Bathroom on site at beginning of course.
Cons: The hills can get to be a bit much, especially if your playing both the courses one right after the other.
Pay to play (but totally worth it) $3/day-$25/season.
Not enough trash cans.
Baskets not in all year.
Thick brush and trees off the fairways.
Other Thoughts: This course is very fun and challenging. I'm a local and play this course as much as possible when it's up in the warmer months. The elevation changes offer a very nice challenge as well as a good leg workout. The layout is very good with a lot of tight fairways, a few are fairly long. There is a spot after hole #8 where the old and new course meet, and this is a great spot to jump on the new course and play the 36 loop. Otherwise the entrances to each course are very close and can be played individually. There are a few bigger tournaments (bigger for the area) held on the Tower courses each summer. The leagues that are played out here swap the pin positions each time they meet, so the layout changes slightly, pretty much weekly.
The multiple pin locations, variety of holes, and proximity to the other course, gives Tower 1 a high replay value. I recommend hitting this course and it's companion, Tower Ridge 2, anytime your in the area, it will not disappoint.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun hilly course

1    6/13/2010   7/1/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a large cross country ski area that seems to be pretty disc golf exclusive in the warmer months. There is great elevation on many holes, and good variety with tough uphills and fun downhills along with some shots that go across valleys or play to hilly greens with roll away risks.

There is a nice mix of lengths here, with some shorter holes you can take an ace run on and some longer tough holes that challenge you to get down the fairway and stay out of the rough. The course is wooded, with narrow to medium fairways. There is some underbrush off the fairways, but not enough to eat too many discs, though an errant shot will nearly always be punished by at least a stroke getting back on the fairway. You'll need a good variety of left and right turning shots to score well here, and it felt pretty balanced for right and left handed players. The course feels very secluded, and it's a nice peaceful place to walk through the woods. There are dual tee pads for most holes, and they make a pretty big difference in how the course plays on most holes.
Cons: The course feels a bit neglected. The tees are a random mix of some chipped up old concrete pads and muddy dirt tees that are often rutted and eroded. The baskets are older and don't catch great. The tee signs were nice, but the majority were ripped down and vandalized. There was a pretty good amount of trash and vandalism here, taking away from the natural beauty of the forest. There are a few spots where navigation isn't obvious, there is a decent course map here that's worth printing. The course uses the ski trails for nearly all the fairways, which makes for nice cleared paths without too much clearing, but it gets a bit repetitive.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course to play with some tough challenges and fun elevation. With two good courses on site, this is definitely a place to stop if you have the chance. This first course is the better of the two in my opinion, with elevation, less brush, and a more secluded feel. Beginners will find the short tees challenging but not ridiculous, while more experienced players will be tested to hit lines through the woods and need to try to get distance while staying on the fairway from the long tees.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  Don't drive by!!!!

5+    11/1/2009   11/6/2009
Review By: Ric Roc
Played: 84  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 14.5 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great mix of shots including flat, uphill, downhill and valley!
Woods come into play on every hole (may be a con for some) which requires accuracy and placement is key to get your 3 on some holes. (1,3,7,13,18)
When in long positions course is def. not a par 54, requires even more precise shots and bad shots punish your score. (2,5,6,8,12,14,15,16,17)
Cons: There are not concrete pads on all holes (2,3,14,15,16,17,18) This is due to to Cross country skiing in the winter and the groomer hits them and chips them (evident on holes 5,7)
Tee sings are ripped off, displaced or completely gone. (course is easy to navigate imo)
Mach 3's are not as easy to see and don't catch as well (personal pref. here)
Not many garbage cans but unless you are drinking a 12 pack during your round you shouldn't have a problem, and maybe pick up a stray can,bottle,etc if you see one..
Closed Nov.1 through April 1 : (
Other Thoughts: Great course and you are always able to play the 36 loop with Tower 2 after hole 7. 3$ to park daily or $25 yearly is well worth it. If you are in the area I would check it out as there is nothing else like it around here, top 3 in the state for sure!!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Best of the two

1    9/18/2009   9/19/2009
Review By: djphilzy
Played: 23  Reviewed: 17
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Nice mix of long, short, elevation, touch shots and narrowing/ low ceiling/ dogleg fairways. worth the money! you should play this course first, as it is the best. Super fun atmosphere, great locals and great nature scape.
Cons: One of my top 10 nation wide no complaints.
Other Thoughts: I will be back next time I visit wild apple.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 First Stop

1    6/18/2009   7/17/2009
Review By: pvilleDiscgolfer
Played: 24  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 10.6 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Challenging, tightly wooded, and beautiful. It is out in the woods and almost every hole is completly different from the last.
Cons: Vandals have destroyed the signs and there aren't many garbage cans.
Other Thoughts: This was the first stop on a trip that took us up to Highbridge. It was an excellent course to start the trip. If it wasn't for this site I wouldn't have found the additional 18 located right down the street. It says nothing about the other cousre at the first one.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Difficult, Fun, Delapitaded

1    7/12/2009   7/12/2009
Review By: CwAlbino
Played: 68  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 17.5 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course was a great and very fun course to play. The shots and design of both tower ridge 1 and tower ridge 2 were great, the shots required for both these courses really push the disc golfer to throw everything they have. Tower ridge I has more distance holes and elevation changes than TR II, but I would not say it's better or worse. These two courses really do have a great mix of shots and it was a lot of fun to go from one to the other. There is a challenge in both courses of both distance and short technical loopholes you had to throw through. The scenery, and especially the trees in this area are beautiful, and the lookout behind the welcome center at the start of TR II was breathtaking. The fun factor on these courses was very high.

TR I specific details:
This course was a fun and strenuous hike as well as a great course, with a couple signature holes to remember it by. Bring your distance game, you'll need it.
Cons: Despite being well designed course, the upkeep of this course was ridiculously awful. There was not a single sign in tact that I can remember, and if there was a sign it was partially broken or fallen over with a laminated piece of paper nailed to it, sometimes the piece of paper was almost unreadable. Also the teepads were often broken or nonexistant. Sometimes you had a good flat cement pad, other times you had half a pad that was broken, or a dirt pad, or the worst was just an area of sand with no boundries. The sand especially did it for me, I would much rather have had dirt than loose, soft sand. The bathrooms at TR I was an unlit outhouse that had KKK written in both the womens and mens restrooms.

Other Thoughts: All in all I would make the trip to go again, the courses were great but I am giving both a 3.5 for these reasons.

-Courses were both of superb design
-Challenging but not to the point of frustration
-Horrid upkeep and bad teepads

People say TR I is better than II, but I have to disagree. The two are not comparable as they are two different types of courses. Number one focuses on elevation changes and distance shots where Number two focuses on your accuracy and ability to find the right lines. If you can, hit them both up. Take your hiking boots to number one ;)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Amazing Course

2-4    4/1/2005   5/1/2009
Review By: AKoller85
Played: 8  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: This course is by far the best course Ive played on. It's located right in a state/national park. Huge distance/ and technical shots. Hills, flats, trees, bends, dips; everything but water. Absolutely stunning setting. This is one of the courses to test your skills on if you get a chance.
Cons: Heavy wooded on some shots. But the fairways are generous on most shots.
Other Thoughts: Beautiful course in a state/national park.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 None better

5+    4/20/2009   4/20/2009
Review By: Alec
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Almost to wait time to get started. Nice and out of the way not to many people to bother you. Real skill check. With the tight lanes up and down hills and both long and short holes. A place to really test yourself and improve...
Cons: Lack of running water on the old 18, but if you take the walk to the new 18 just a 1/4 mile down the road you can find cold h20.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course and I love it. Out there every chance i get...

1 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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