Stoughton, WI 
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3 / 220ft. Par / Distance:
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Good 9 hole course

1    4/9/2017   4/10/2017
Review By: VictorB
Played: 78  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 12.6 Years
Pros: Nice concrete teepads and signage was easy to read, and helped make the course easy to navigate the first time around. Holes weren't particularly long but most had a challenging technical aspect to them - hit a gap or shape a shot to get in range. Not the most difficult wooded course I've seen but it still demands that you stay in the fairway or you'll have a tough scramble. Pretty decent layout considering the small strip of land they had to use down in some marshlands.

For a small 9 hole course, there were plenty of places to sit and some basic amenities (porta potty, trash/recycling cans) which was nice to see. Overall the park seems well taken care of.
Cons: 9 holes without multiple pin placements or tees is a small knock. There's just not enough room for more tees, but some holes could use some clearing and could add different tees. I played it in early spring, so bugs weren't a problem, but could see it being a pretty significant issue in the summer months.

Hole 8 in particular has a very odd shape to it, short but straight fairway in the woods with a >90 degree right turn at the end. Not enough room to shape a good FH or BH shot down there to get a decent look at the basket. Makes the hole feel like it has a level of manufactured difficulty that the rest of the course doesn't have.

The parking lot is incredibly small, maybe fits 10 cars, and there is no signage for the course at all. Google maps took me farther up the street and I almost didn't play it because I didn't know if I was going to be able to find it. The walk from 9s basket to the parking lot is fairly long, but not awful by any means. Just make sure to wait on throwers since the holes cross the path 3 times.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course quite a bit for a basic 9 hole. Will likely play here a good amount in the winter, when all the other main parks are closed. Offers a much different look than Yahara Hills winter course, and the drive is about the same to me.

There seems to be quite a bit of land at this park that isn't utilized, and they could likely expand to 18 fairly easily - even if it leaves a long walk back to the disguised parking area.

Fun little spin...once you find it.

1    4/22/2016   6/22/2016
Review By: Stardoggy
Played: 349  Reviewed: 212  Exp: 6.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 9 hole course set back along a walking trail in Stoughton, WI.

Chainstar baskets, all mounted well, and in good repair. One position per hole. Several of the placements were in nicely tucked spots, and helped quite a bit with the difficulty factor.

Concrete tees, one per hole. These were very nice, long, and grippy. Well done. Don't pay any mind to the pictures on the site; they are definitely concrete now. One tee per hole.

The course isn't long (longest hole is 335'), but it's quite technical. Nearly every shot has some sort of tree barrier, and several are rather tight tunnel type shots. Some nice forced lines, which are rewarding 2's when played well.

Decent tee signs, with all the information you'd need. Navigation was a breeze, once you find the course. More on that below.
Cons: This course isn't very easy to find if you don't know where you're going. If you use the nav coordinates on the site, it'll have you driving up and down the adjacent (sort of) street. Where you actually need to be is a parking lot at the end of Amundson Rd., but unfortunately, it barely looks like a parking lot. There is no real sign of a course nearby. Park, head down the trail, and don't freak when it takes a while. You'll get there.

Some potential safety hazards with a walking trail/dog area nearby, but if you're aware of your surroundings, it shouldn't be a problem.

No elevation here whatsoever.

There are some spots that hold water here, especially holes 4 and 5. Hole 5 actually has a long raised walkway to get past it.
Other Thoughts: While this isn't the most difficult course in the area, it's a pretty darn fun little spin. I wouldn't go out of my way to play it again, but I'm glad I was able to get here. If you're in the area, you can definitely do worse than a couple rounds here.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Nice 9 Hole Track

5+    4/11/2015   1/7/2016
Review By: Spike Hyzer 23
Played: 92  Reviewed: 88  Exp: 24.5 Years
This review was updated on 1/15/2016
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Densely wooded and full of highly technical shots and deceiving distances for what appears to be a short course. It's not the very best of the local 9 hole courses--simply because some have recently been installed that are outrageously challenging--but it's a nice place to visit early in the season when everything else is closed in the Madison area. It is vastly under rated by those who have caused the average to be near 2.5
The holes themselves are interesting and a technical challenge and you can play 3 in an hour because there is little walking between holes.
Cons: It's absolutely flat and it's a bit too near to the hiking trail that people use for nature walks. There is a great deal of unexplored land that could be used to create 18 holes with a possible redesign of the existing holes.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice round to get away.

2-4    4/18/2015   4/18/2015
Review By: ElementZ
Played: 145  Reviewed: 136  Exp: 8.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It was so wonderful to come out of hibernation and start the new season in Stoughton. After a long, cold winter, it felt great to throw!

Stoughton's a fun, quick round. Even though the holes are all relatively short, the birdies are not a given. Every hole has a challenge that makes getting the 2 difficult and rewarding.

My favorite thing about playing here in spring is that even though there is dense woods/plants which is probably unbearable in fall and summer, it was super easy to find my discs in the rough.

Another big plus is that it's free and is maintained pretty well. It was fairly clean and the equipment was in good shape. It's a typical course by most metrics.
Cons: I didn't like that the course goes in, out, in, out, etc... for all nine holes and the last hole is quite a walk away from the first. It makes playing multiple rounds pretty annoying. That being said, it would have been tricky to design it such that 9 ends by 1 given the land.

The holes did seem a little repetitive. There was no "air it out" hole or signature "wow" hole.
Other Thoughts: Stoughton was my first "new course" of the year. It was a fun one to play to get the blood pumping and to get totally re-hooked on the game.

While I don't think I'll come back, it was fun to check this one off the list and to have fun throwing.

Additionally, there's a fun path that's about 1.5 miles long that my girlfriend walked while I was playing that was a pretty nice bonus.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Stoughton Kiwanis Disc Golf Course Review

5+    3/21/2015   3/25/2015
Review By: GageWhite23
Played: 10  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 4.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very fun Course to play a couple of rounds at. They are currently working on construction to put 18 holes into the course and will mostly likely be ready by the 2016 season. Course is a very tough course to play at with very narrow fairways and tee boxes going into and out of the dense woods. The course usually stays pretty well maintained with a walking path going through it. If you like dogleg bends then this is the course for you with this course having multiple holes with a dogleg bend in them.Very hard course but if you can play good at this course you can play good at about any course.
Cons: Course takes a very long time to dry out after a rainfall with the course almost being like a bowl. The woods can also be a challenge in the fact of how dense they are. The course could really be improved if some of the trees got cleared out but other than that the course is a fun course to play at.
Other Thoughts: If you are playing in the summer or when it is very humid out bring your bug spray to keep the bugs off of you with the course just being yards from the Yahara River. another huge tip that people usually dont think about but bring your Bright Colored disc! They will make it easier to see if the disc goes off of the course into the woods. Thanks for reading!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Brutal rough but pretty solid

1    8/9/2014   8/11/2014
Review By: wolfhaley
Played: 269  Reviewed: 185  Exp: 13.7 Years
Pros: The course is set up in a pretty nice little quiet park. A walking trail is the only thing that can potentially come into play. This isn't really an issue without an absolutely terrible shot though. The baskets are chainstars. These are all in great shape and catch nicely. The tee pads are rubber mats. These are better than nothing for the most part. The signs have a basic hole diagram, hole #, par and distance. The flow of the course is pretty easy to follow, once you find the first hole. They have a bunch of wood chips laid down throughout the course to help keep things from getting too swampy. There are some tough lines to hit on a number of holes, and the rough is pretty nasty so you really want to stay on the fairway. They have a number of trash cans and benches throughout too.
Cons: The rough is pretty imposing here. If you end up off the fairway you'll likely be searching for awhile. Using a spotter is recommended if possible. Rubber mats can get pretty slick if they get dirt on them causing a slipping hazard. A few are kind of breaking apart in spots too. The bugs can get really nasty too. Nothing unusual, just bring bug spray. There's a long walk to hole 1 and an even longer walk back to the parking lot.
Other Thoughts: Nothing too amazing here, but it is a fun little 9 if you're nearby. There are better courses in Madtown if you're around here like Hiestand or Elver. This is better then most city park nines though.

 Great Spring Course

5+    2/23/2014   3/4/2014
Review By: murphy0105
Played: 10  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 7.6 Years
This review was updated on 3/27/2014
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Techical holes and tunnel shots a few longer holes but for the most part a shorter course. It's open year round so that's nice too.
Cons: Heavily wooded and lots of water/mud. Lots of critters in the spring and early summer including Snakes and Ground bees. Also a walking path through several holes.
Other Thoughts: Because this is one of the only year-round courses around I play mostly out of shear desperation. It does hone the more technical skills prior to the good courses opening which is why i give it a good rating.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Stough-ton of fun

1    11/9/2013   11/9/2013
Review By: puttlikeablowfly
Played: 127  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 17.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: + Nice tee signs and frequent benches
+ Chainstars are in good shape.
+ Rubber tee pads in generally good shape ... a few lumpy spots
+ For nine holes in a relatively small area, there is decent variety of hole lengths (175-335)
+ Nice mix of lefty and righty-friendly shots
+ Quite a few tunnel shots where accuracy is at a premium. Poor shots will be punished.
+ Every hole has either a tight tee shot or entrance to the green, or both. No holes are completely wide open.
+ Many tee shots are blind (good for those who like the challenge)
+ On the longer holes, those not going for it still have to make an accurate layup to have a clean second shot at the basket
+ Boardwalk to help avoid the soggy spots on #5
+ Some opportunities for interesting safari holes ... could make some par 4s or even 5s in and out of the woods.
Cons: - Pretty flat course
- Woods are pretty thick, and I imagine the rough would be punishing with full foliage
- Many tee shots are blind, and some holes are close together. Could be some safety issues, but I don't imagine this course is frequently crowded.
- Not sure what I think of hole #6. Even a well-executed shot to the right leaves almost no shot at a deuce. Best bet to go at the basket just seems to be throwing high and crashing it into the tree above and behind the basket, and hope it falls down.
- A couple of the tee signs were too close to the tee pads. #9 was bad, especially for this LHBH who needs to hug the left side of the tee to have a reasonable line. I was worried about whacking my hand on the follow through. Although, looking at the pictures, that tee pad may have been moved after the sign was installed.
- Only single tee pads and basket locations per hole, except for a shorter tee on #5.
Other Thoughts: I don't know why it took me so long to play this course, being so close to Madison. I had fun and will definitely be back. I'll be interested to see how it looks with full foliage. Unless you have to search for a disc, it is a quick nine.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Good Beginner/Casual/Putter-Only Course

2-4    9/29/2012   11/18/2012
Review By: Jukeshoe
Played: 217  Reviewed: 169  Exp: 8.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Located in a small densely-wooded suburban park, KSDGC starts in a grassy open area and then wends in and out of the thick woods. Most holes require throwing either from the woods out into the open, or from the open into the woods. Several fairly tight gaps require some precision while remaining largely accessible to beginners due to the relatively short hole lengths.
- A decent balance between straight-, right, and left, although only two holes actually require anhyzer shots.
- A couple of nice wooded greens add a nice touch.
- Accessible. Great for beginners, one disc rounds, or a quick play. Offers a taste of some wooded technicality and punishment while remaining fairly easy for all levels of play.
- Great signage, and good rubber mats at each tee. Solid baskets and an intuitive flow make this course feel well executed.
Cons: - Most of the holes are the same sort of thing. Flat, in and out of the woods. Nothing wrong with that, and the designers certainly did a good job of executing it all, but still pretty repetitive.
- Little variety in hole length adds to the repetition.
Other Thoughts: - Certainly worth a quick play if in the area, and a valuable option for entry level or casual players. Also a prime candidate for stroller golf, for any with little ones.
- Native prairie areas add some interesting natural elements while doubling as OB areas.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Hidden Gem

1    9/16/2011   9/17/2011
Review By: CapnInsanoMJF
Played: 31  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 6.8 Years
This review was updated on 10/8/2011
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very challenging. Fun place to try some trick shots.
Foliage isn't too thick, easy to find your discs.
9 holes that use the landscape as best as possible.
Cons: Pedestrian traffic, can be annoying, but it's really not bad at all.
Bugs. Bring bug spray.
Hidden, kind of hard to find, but definatly worth it!
Other Thoughts: I loved this course. The holes were short, but challenging, and they command a lot of control from your drives. Tees and signs are very nice, and the course was well manicured. I was on a road trip to play courses in Madison, and I used this course as a warm up before going to Elver Park. I will definatly do it again.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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