1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Its challenging enough. Its a mix of wide open and nice campus trees. Credit the designer, a student, for making use of the trees to make tricky holes. Work on the long game and hyzer shots here. 3 holes have no ace run (trees blocking) unless you are pro, 2 are very long, the rest potential birdies. Light elevation, 20 to 30 ft, used some but could be better. Getting under par is worth a pat on the back. For a campus its not busy and the golfers have some respect for the course. Its year round too!
Cons: Its only nine holes. I would say ten more baskets fits here (1 practice) with a good restructuring. Pads are rutted. University needs to make 18 and pour pads. Hyzer shot dominant. Little diversity.
Other Thoughts: Easy to find the course, hard to find the start. (Main entrance, 1st left, 1st right) I play my own alternate pads, one for each basket, to play 18 holes. It makes the course much more appealing to come to over going to bairds. I also enjoy practicing putting and what not here due to the general quietness. Some enjoy night rounds here. Streetlights make it a well lit course. I prefer pitch black myself.... 2.5 , lack of pads, not a diverse challenge, no footage on signs, only 9 holes. There are plenty of thick woods here but no holes in them, bah.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
No Prerequisite for This College Course
Pros: 1. Good signage. The signs could be a bit more detailed, like including distances and flight paths, but they're better than others in the area.
2. Good use of elevation. A few uphill and downhill shots.
3. Strategic pins. While I think the area in whole is under-utilized, some tricky basket locations will give you a 4 easier than you think.
4. No crowds. A good place to get away from the vandals and ne'er-do-wells that frequent Baird Creek.
Cons: 1. Rutted tees. The tees used to be marked with colored bricks in the dirt, but the tees are now so worn and bricks missing (the tees have been worn to--in some areas--10 to 12 feet further ahead of the original designated tee) that there's usually no clear beginning or end of the tee. In particular, the tees at #3 (roots sticking out everywhere) and #7 (the tee is now a narrow ditch, almost forcing you to tee off from the nearby grass) present safety issues.
2. Like I stated above, the area in whole wasn't used to its full potential. Most of the course is in the wide open with fairways dotted with trees, and yet woods are everywhere out here! This could easily be an 18-hole (or at least 12) if the staff got motivated to do something to this course other than just mow the grass. Given the condition of the tees and baskets, I'm guessing mowing is ALL that's done out here these days.
3. Nothing memorable. The holes and the course are relatively bland; that is, there's nothing that really jumps out at you and makes you say, "Wow! That was an AWESOME hole! I can't wait to play it again!" You DO need skills to finish under par out here, but even if you shoot an awesome round you'll probably forget about it shortly.
Other Thoughts: This course needs a major overhaul. When you compare this to other courses on college campuses in the area (LTC in Cleveland, WI, being the closest), it leaves a lot to be desired. The course was obviously designed by someone passionate about DG, but they must've gotten the cold shoulder from UW board members when (and if) additions or improvements were ever brought up. There's SO MUCH potential out here that it's almost a shame to play this layout. If anyone from UWGB is reading this, message me and let's get something done about this course. If you build it, they will come, but if you build it and then neglect it, they will stop coming. I personally only play this course when I'm up in GB but don't have time or the patience to play Baird Creek.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Can't go wrong with a course on campus
Pros: Nice area, good baskets, not busy, no people in your way.Good variety of throws, trees, wind etc.
Cons: 18 would be fantastic of course. Some holes could be longer.
Other Thoughts: Being on campus or your in the area you can't go wrong stopping here. Great course.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice 9 on a college campus
Pros: A newer course on a nice college campus. Placement takes advantage of some larger, mature trees and other campus obstacles such as roads and some elevation changes. Plenty of facilities that should be open to the public most of the year.
Cons: Depending on when you play, you may have to pay a nominal fee to park for the day. There is a lot of land out there and they could easily fit at least another nine on the campus.
Other Thoughts: Due to the placement on campus, there should not be too much foot traffic on the course even when school is in session. There may be more to deal with when you take the shots that cross the roads, however. Restrooms, water, and vending machines should be easily found in just about any of the campus buildings near the course and should be open most of the year.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Best 9 Hole course I've been to..
Pros: -Great, LONG holes for being only 9 holes. The area is big enough that they could probably squeeze 18 in.
-Park is maintained very well
Cons: -Took a while to find where it actually was on campus.
-Not sure how "busy" it is with school in session (or if there are lots of people walking by)
Other Thoughts: Overall this is the best 9 hole course I've ever been to. It's EASILY worth hitting up if in the area. The longer holes was a huge draw to me.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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