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 1st time disc golf

1    2/20/2017   2/20/2017
Review By: Jnutter421
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Loved some tight areas for a first time disc golfers but loved it a lot of fun
Cons: Hard to figure out where baskets are
Other Thoughts: I love this park in general but now that I can play disc golf there now too just makes it more awesome.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

It Could Be So Much More...

1    12/5/2015   12/5/2015
Review By: Billy K2
Played: 34  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 7.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Boettler Park was a decently designed course in the clean and secluded Boettler Park. Even though the course itself wasn't too good, it was in great condition. The park was clean and the baskets were in terrific shape. There were no troubling navigation spots and the holes were close together, so you could knock out 9 holes quickly if you were in a hurry. There was a lot of shot variety here that challenged every shot you know. Lots of deer and other critters for the nature lovers.
Cons: Usually, any sort of tee sign is a pro, but this course would be better off with no signs. They were completely inaccurate, from the distances to hole layout. The rough is absolutely brutal. Even in December, when the grass is pretty much done growing, it is still brutal. Wear long pants, shoes you don't care about, and bring a friend to spot, especially on the doglegs. A few holes were just flat out boring, but many of the holes were pretty entertaining. The course was only 9 holes, but there is room for at least 15 or 16, possibly 18.
Other Thoughts: I would not recommend Boettler because it is a pretty rough course. Maybe if the course is expanded to 18, I'll return and update my review, but as of now I will not return.

On a side note, the weather was ridiculous. The fog was so dense, I lost two discs in the rough. Dense fog, long grass, and wind are not a good combination...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Different is good

5+    11/15/2015   11/29/2015
Review By: daves
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: It is different-- this course is like no other course I have played. Not great just different
The last time I played here I threw at least once: Backhand, forehand, roller, overhand, opposite hand.
The city does a good job of keeping the fairways mowed.
A few walkers but rarely another disc golfer
Cons: Tee signs are way off. It would be better if they just removed the tee signs.
Very nice park which brings out walkers and dog walkers
Other Thoughts: Narrow fairways, weeds, thorn bushes, trees, one lake all means you have to be careful with every throw which is a good thing. If I go to this course with someone who is a lot better than me I still have a chance because of the course layout.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    9/27/2013   10/1/2013
Review By: Meesta_Bleesta
Played: 27  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 14.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Signs and teepads at every hole. Generally well manicured in the fairways/around the teepads and baskets

-Quiet and secluded; we didn't see another player once (which made much more sense after having played...)

-Quality baskets, all labeled with the appropriate hole number

-Some neat hole designs, definitely room for lots of different shot types
Cons: -Signs were completely inaccurate in distance (one hole in particular seemed to be off by almost 200 feet) as well as in visual aid (the diagrams did more to confuse than help)

-The teepads were tiny. Really strange. Enough space to throw a stand-still drive from, but otherwise scaled for a person about the size of a three-year-old(?) I know that sounds ridiculous but...well...they were kind of ridiculous

-Beware of the brush and vegetation - this is the most obvious problem with this course. The first couple of holes start out okay, but after that it quickly becomes apparent that you're going to have a frustrating round. On seven out of nine holes, thick brush comes into play virtually everywhere except for in a small pathway of grass leading to each basket. Don't wear shorts (I learned the hard way). There are prickers, burrs, that tall thick grass that slashes at you - basically, it's a feral prairie. Even with two spotters on each hole, my group spent the majority of our time looking for our discs (it took my three-person group an hour and a half to play nine holes, the same amount it usually takes for eighteen). Unless you're extremely comfortable with throwing your discs within a fifteen foot chunk of space every time you throw, you're gonna have a bad time.
Other Thoughts: A couple of cool holes; the design would be okay if it weren't for all that damn brush.

My friend pointed out a sign as we were leaving that said something to the effect of 'wildlife area; do not cut' - I'm all for that, but a wildlife preserve makes for a terminal problem if you're trying to install a quality disc golf course. Confusingly, the park surrounding the course seemed to be pretty large, with a lot of open spaces/grass/non-brush filled areas.

If you like scavenging for discs, hole 9 would probably be a good spot. Most people are probably so frustrated by that point they'd be more inclined to just say 'screw it' and leave one behind if they don't get it in the fairway. I found an old Pro Wraith in the woods that looked like it had been sitting in the same relatively open spot for over a year.

Might be a good course to practice your putter or mid game. I probably won't be back, though, especially with Oak Ledges and Arboretum-Spiker nearby.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 A Prickly Wicket

1    9/5/2013   9/5/2013
Review By: hysteria
Played: 7  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 4.1 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: * Concrete tee pads
* Well situated in the park scheme
Cons: * If you are not accurate you will lose discs in painful brier patches.
* Seemingly inaccurate hole layouts posted on tee signs.
Other Thoughts: I played the first five holes of this course and spent well over 80% of my time searching through a mess of prickly plants for my slightly errant tee shots; it made for a miserable experience so I decided to spend the rest of my day practicing putting. The course may play well for more advanced players, but will be quite frustrating for beginners and those still mastering accurate tee shots.

With so many other great courses in the area, especially Portage Lakes & Spiker Park you should only invest in this one if you have great confidence in your driving accuracy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    6/10/2012   8/18/2012
Review By: Matt O
Played: 17  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 20.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Best course around to practice looking for discs.
Cons: -Rarely do you throw the route of the fairway.
-If you don't see exactly where your disc goes into the rough, you probably will be seaching for a while.
-No really memorable holes.
Other Thoughts: This course is probably best played by little kids who can't throw very far. If the disc only goes 100 feet, you probably won't lose sight of it. Not worth checking out. Many other courses in the area that are worth the time.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Okay course, Has potential...I guess

2-4    12/18/2010   12/21/2010
Review By: kcoates
Played: 25  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 8.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There are tee pads
"Technical" shots. I use the term technical loosely, because there's really long overgrowth in the rough that make shots impossible if you're not very accurate.
There are a good amount of trash bins.
Discatcher Baskets
Okay use of elevation
Cons: The tee pads are short, but they aren't impossible to use.
Navigation is hard, some baskets you can't see from the tees, and although the baskets are numbered, you can only see the tiny numbers from close up.
Distances on the signs are waaaaay off, I mean not even close.
Very easy to lose a disc, lost one in the brush on hole 3, though there was a few inches of snow.
Overgrowth on rough, see above.
Other Thoughts: I've played this both in the summer and in the winter. There are holes in the summer that are almost impossible unless you can throw perfectly accurate or are willing to search through the hell that is ten million pricker bushes in the thick rough. Definitely not recommended for beginners, but you can have a decent time if you are careful and not crazy with your shots.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 African Savannah

1    6/28/2010   7/10/2010
Review By: swatso
Played: 528  Reviewed: 369  Exp: 9.2 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Top quality new baskets. "Heritage Hill Playground, a 30,000 square foot playground" and plenty of other activities for non-golfers.
The distance and the location of the basket listed on the tee signs often seemed quite misleading. Concrete tees too short/narrow. Single tee/pin position. High chance of disc loss in high grass!
Other Thoughts:
Plays in the gently rolling, mostly open with small trees, bits of forest, land that composes the side of a very large public park. A long, continuous, hedged-lined right-turner greets you has hole #1. A moderate-length straight toss with a pretty pond to the left describes hole #2, and #3 is straight, requiring a little right-n-left hook at the end, as two lines of trees are pinching in from both sides. The safari begins at hole #4, as each hole, some quite long and up-n-over small rises (causing you to lose sight of your disc), have fairways that are 15'-wide swaths cut through waist-high grass (also causing you to lose sight of your disc). There's also the random small tree which may take yoru disc off its intended path. Despite having multiple spotters with me, spent quite a bit of time looking for discs, especially on #7 (bushes and trees to contend with in addition to the grass) and #8 (quite long, blind over a rise, right-turning, multiple small trees, i.e. all sorts of ways to lose sight of your disc).

Navigation: Follow the paved path out the end of the parking lot, then look for tee-1 and basket-9 to your left through an opening. Map was fairly accurate for finding next tee/basket.

With nine more holes in the future, as indicated by the map, and the grass at a reasonable height, probably during the non-summer months, this will likely be a decent course, but currently as a summer-time 9-holer, only come here if you enjoy looking for, and quite possibly losing, discs.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Epic Fail

1    7/7/2010   7/7/2010
Review By: kinger
Played: 50  Reviewed: 48  Exp: 7.6 Years
This review was updated on 8/10/2010
4 Helpful / 0 Not
~Secluded, natural, peaceful setting.
~Pristine baskets (I assume because nobody plays this course, for reasons indicated below)
~Essentially non-playable during the growing season as any disc that veers left or right ends up in high vegetation.
~Spent more time looking for discs and tee pads than actually playing the game.
~Each hole (except for #2) consists of a 15' wide mowed strip of land surrounded on each side by 2'-3' high brush making this course extremely unplayable by anybody who can't tee off with expert precision.
~Concrete tee pads are only 6' long.
~Would never have found the course in the park had it not been for the notes on this site.
~Did not complete round due to spending too much time wading through the brush chasing down almost every shot.
Other Thoughts:
May revisit during the Autumn, Winter and/or early Spring to see how it is without the high brush.
Hole No.'s 1, 2 and 3 are somewhat playable (use a mid-range for 1 and 3 to be safe) as they are the only holes that provided me with a fighting chance of not losing a disc off the tee. No. 2 is the only hole with an open fairway and is actually rather nice as it's located next to a bog. Everything after is simply throwing a disc over a single wide mowed strip of land surrounded by dense vegetation.
With so much land to roam in this park, I'm baffled as to why they crammed 9 holes on top of one another in this small of an area.
Throwers beware on this course.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Not very good, but it can be enjoyed

5+    3/23/2010   3/23/2010
Review By: Mike C
Played: 122  Reviewed: 53  Exp: 8.6 Years
This review was updated on 9/18/2011
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Fresh baskets.

-Concrete teepads for every hole. Multiple benches and trashcans spread throughout the course.

-Some holes are pretty fun. There are some enjoyable lines to throw on the drives from 1, 2, 5 and 4 and others provided you keep it in the fairway.

-Various amenities include large playground, miles of walking paths, clean restrooms, basketball and tennis courts, farmers market and pleasant scenery.

-There's a good mix of left and right turning shots. While most the holes are short and easy to reach with a putter, the course does feature two long holes that are longer than most players can reach in a single drive.
Cons: -An absolute jungle of thorn bushes over the entire course, along with 4' high grass surrounding every fairway. Staying on the fairway is essential to being able to play the course without spending 30 minutes searching for errant throws.

-Teepads are undersized. Take 1/3 off your typical teepad's length and that's what Boettler has. Not a huge deal since the holes are so short but it's there.

-The teesigns are a joke. Some of them give distances that are off by over 200' and don't even accurately depict the line the hole takes. Just ignore them.
Other Thoughts: I raised my score because the course has improved slightly as of 9/18/11.

The course overall was mowed a little better than my last visit, which was some time ago. Particularly I noticed 3's fairway had much fewer thorn bushes in the middle of the rough, and 5's putting green had been cleared out better.

Also all the tee signs have been moved so they are no longer directly to the right of the teepads, removing one of the courses biggest annoyances.

There are still much superior courses surrounding Boettler Park, but in its current shape it can be a fun 9 hole course if you're careful with your drives.

I've heard rumors before about the city planning to expand the course to 18 holes but I've seen nothing to indicate they're doing this anytime soon.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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