6 Helpful / 0 Not
worth a stop if you are in the area
Pros: Yulga is a course that manages a small piece of wooded property (pine plantation) rather well to put together a fun, yet challenging, 18 hole course.
The course has multiple pin locations and 3 tee pads on nearly every hole, with some holes using the same tee pad. Each pin location gets shifted rather regularly throughout the "season," with some being more challenging than others, obviously. I like days I can get out there and play full rounds from all three locations, because on a lot of holes that provides three entirely different perspectives on your drives.
One thing I like the most about Yulga (when it isn't busy) is that you are only a few miles outside of town yet you get the feeling you are in the "woods," which is always a treat for the avid discer if you ask me.
Even though it is a very flat course, it does provide a very wide variety of shots: from hyzers, anhyzers, straight shots through tight windows, to a few holes you can give a good rip to a disc. (depending on how far you can throw a drive) but ofcourse, watch out for those trees.
Cons: Lack of variety in its hazards. I mean, I start to feel sorry for all the trees that get punished out there!
-no elevation play
-no water hazards
It is pretty much a course in a pine plantation that even struggles to produce underbrush on most holes. Nonetheless, the land was utilized as well as it could have been, and it is still a very fun course.
Vandalism and littering has started to get out of hand, for it is a course that is free and isn't really maintained much off of the path that drives through the center. A lot of the signage has gotten torn down or screwed with so it isn't as nice for newcomers which is a real shame.
The main reason I will drive the extra 10 miles out to Standing Rocks in the summer months though is the fact that it is always PACKED!!!! This course gets the most traffic in the Stevens Point area BY FAR! Unless you go out in the early morning hours (before 10 am) expect a wait on most holes if you are with a group of more than 2 people.
Other Thoughts: Overall I would recommend Yulga to any discer. It can be fun and challenging to all styles of players. You need to be precise on drives and approach shots alike. Don't forget bug spray and pack out your trash!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Short - Little variety
Pros: -Close to town
-Good use of multiple tees
-New pin locations can completely change a hole
Other Thoughts: For someone who likes getting their driver some fresh air, this is not an ideal course. The tricky lines through the trees keep it interesting but are sometimes absurd.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Flat and Wooded
Pros: This is nice course that requires many different types of shots around and through trees. A couple of ace chances. Close to Point but it feels like you are in a pretty secluded area. Three different tee boxes. Concrete tee pads.
Cons: After awhile all the holes seem a little similar. Very flat with no elevation changes. Many of the holes have no signs up anymore due to vandalism. Pretty crowded.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad course but not anything all that special either. If you go to Yulga definetly go to Standing Rocks as well, you will like the elevation changes there. BRING BUG SPRAY
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Red, White, and Blue tees that are placed out very well.
-Great mix of shots needed to complete a hole
-Large concrete tee pads
-Lots of trees that make the course more challenging.
-No two holes are the same.
Cons: -Most of the tee signs have been destroyed or damaged
-Since the holes signs are messed up it is hard to find your way to the next hole
-No garbage cans; there is tons of litter throughout the course
-Very little elevation throughout the course
Other Thoughts: This course was fun to play but we kept getting lost because the tee signs have been damaged so you can't see were to go for the next hole. Bring lots of bug spray. It was a fun course to play.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great variety of shots required to do well. Doesn't restrict players to one type of shot per hole. Reds and Whites great for beginners, while Blues provide a good challenge for veteran players. Well posted signage, easy to follow.
Cons: Lacking garbage cans. Gets very crowded in spring and fall. Due to proximity to Stevens Point, a lot of people who have no respect for the game or its courses frequent it.
Other Thoughts: Out of all the courses in the Stevens Point area, this is the one that provides the most bang for its buck as its free. Not as good as Standing Rocks, but very close.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Stevens Point's Gem
Pros: Excellent variety of holes in terms of path, distance, and tree obstacles. Course is carved from tall trees with thin trunks. Mature forest provides for a memorably scenic round. Majority of holes have signs intact for all three sets of tees. Large, concrete tee pads and benches made from tree trunks. Most holes are 250-350 feet but require precise turns and fades in order to successfully negotiate trees. Finish the round with your best bomb drive (420 feet with trees guarding the basket area). No two holes are alike. Ground is blanketed with pine needles and other brush so that losing a disc is a rare event.
Cons: Those who crave elevation change will be left wanting. For only a few holes you will find yourself throwing similar drives. A few of the most heavily wooded holes can seem cheap in difficulty of finding a workable path (#16). Your discs will pick up some tree sap during a round!
Other Thoughts: Gravel parking lot plus another lot across the street. If both lots are full, it will probably worth your time to haul over to Standing Rocks instead.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun but flat
Pros: The course plays through a small flat park that is disc golf exclusive. The area is pretty heavily wooded, with some brush on many holes to snare errant drives. Though the course is all in a pretty small area, there are enough trees that the designers were able to keep the holes separate so there is very little chance of throwing onto another fairway. Most holes have defined fairways with woods and rough lining the edges, and several holes throw through stands of trees with multiple lines to the hole. There is a good mix of left and right turning holes to keep it interesting through the whole course.
There are three tees on most holes, and this is one of the best designs I've seen using multiple tees. Often one tee will use an entirely different fairway or line to the hole, changing up the course entirely. I only got to play the white tees, but it looked like the kind of course where all three sets of tees are worth playing. There are signs at each tee, with the map and distance for all three tees on each hole. The tee pads are all nice concrete with some texture for good grip. The baskets are showing a little wear but catch fine.
Cons: The course is very flat, and there's not a huge variety of different hole lengths, so it all feels a little bit the same after a while. The design does a great job with the space available, but there just isn't really room for any longer holes to mix things up a little bit. There are a couple holes where I pulled out a driver, but for the most part this is a mids and putters course.
The hole signs were decent, but not very durable. A significant number of them were destroyed or gone, and many tee posts were ripped out of the ground. At least the information was duplicated (triplicated?) on all three tees, so often at least one was intact, but that means walking to another tee to get the distance.
Other Thoughts: This is another fun course in the Stevens Point area, and definitely worth a stop if you're in the area, and has great replay-ability with the multiple and very different sets of tees. It's a great course for newer players from the short tees, with reasonable distance and a variety of lines to learn. More experienced players will find good variety and some challenge here, especially with all the different tees to choose from. I recommend this course if you're passing through, though it's not worth a huge drive all by itself.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Yulga - first impressions
Pros: The course is well laid out, from the start. Nicely has a blue, white, and red tee on almost all holes and is designed to have a different experience no matter what tee you use. The course was well kept up with no over growth considering it is through the woods. Baskets and markers are easily visible.
Cons: Litter throughout the course, only trash cans available are by the parking lot. Beware broken beer bottles.
Routes to the next tees can get a little confusing if you don't know the area, and a bunch of map and hole number markers are missing from the stakes at the beginning of each hole.
Other Thoughts: Although it is well laid out, and presents some challenges, its flat, has no water, and trees are the only obstacle.
A few of the back 9 holes feel like they were giving up on creating the course, and just put the holes in to finish the course up. It edges on a neighborhood with some houses, and hole 14 is an easy 2 shot.
Overall I was very impressed with the course. I will definitely play it again if I am in the Stevens Point area.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
central wisconsin strong
Pros: This course is one of the finest examples of using 3 sets of tees to maximum potential that I have seen.
Perfect tees signs and perfect cement tees.
All types of lines offered.
Primarily low/flat shots needed. Therefore, this course puts everyone on the same scale; regardless of what one's max distance may be.
Overall feeling very nice here. Three types of forest; all clear for lower lines; but giving one a nice canopy feeling, higher up.
Though course can be crowded, the way the course is laid out, and the terrain it uses, you generally feel like you have the course to yourself; even when quite a number of others are also throwing.
Course flows back to parking lot more than twice, for those who might need to stop back at vehicle for provisions.
Even from blue (long) tees, aces are possible on most holes....at the same time; par is not a bad score for all but 950+ rated players.
Cons: Those above 950+ rated will find this course a bit short. They will also probably figure it allows lesser players too much of a chance to keep up with them; due to shots required (see above). This is why I'm giving it a 3.5....thinking of top players views here.
Very flat, absolutely no change in elevation.
No water in play.
Few long holes for those who like to bomb. (Though I would point out that this is not a pitch and putt by all but top player's standards; and even so, there are more than enough trees to keep all players honest.)
Other Thoughts: You will notice that Superberry, who is, in general, a very tough rater of courses; has given Yulga a 4. I am only slightly surprised at this. This course forces you to think about the line you want; and to hit it....for just about every hole; from every tee. In others words, he is rewarding the designer for a very well thought out design.
I am probably going to get some HBH (home boy hate), for this one. Homies not very happy with my Standing Rocks review either. However, I happen to think (and review suggestions back me up), that a 3.5 is a very good course. This is a very good course. Schukar designs are always done very well and maintained awesomely. Yulga is no exception. This overall course, especially if you play it from a couple of sets of tees, will leave you will a good, overall, "wow" feeling. But, in general, there a no particular, "wow" holes. Yulga, Standing Rocks, and Big Eau Pleine, provide a VERY GOOD THREESOME, in central Wisconsin. All three are worth a trip. I would consider such a trip to be a "4 rated journey."
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 13 Not
Pros: We drove over from Kaukauna and started at mead. Wasnt bad..... But the next course was out of this world. If i was to rate Yulga, it would be a 10. Awesome tee's-awesome tee pads and good description of every hole. It also showed where the next tee pad is located. It was worth the drive. We got there early and by the time we were done, it was crowded(NOON). Would recommend this course to anyone. Compared to my home course in Kaukauna(GRIGNON). this place was spotless.
Cons: NONE WHAT SO EVER
Other Thoughts: WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!!
2 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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