Stevens Point, WI 
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Super fun 9

1    8/6/2016   11/4/2016
Review By: tangerinewarehouse
Played: 80  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 3.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: good course flow
challenging shots
high risk/reward with water hazards & guarded pins
cool elevation changes
cool terrain changes from grass to mud to sand and rocks
well designed
Cons: if you're picky about having perfect tee pads or perfect baskets you might find some negative things to say but I totally enjoyed my round here. I was pleasantly surprised and have nothing negative to say.
Other Thoughts: I just stopped by at this park quick thinking I was just going to check it out and only brought one disc but had a super fun round. This course is interesting to play and feels different than some of the other courses around there.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 An awesome 9 holer!!!!

2-4    8/25/2015   8/25/2015
Review By: pmorgan1214
Played: 36  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 6.4 Years
Pros: I am from Ohio and was in the area with one putter. That being said, this course was very fun. I love how the designer used elevation and trees.

Likes: rubber pads- durable and were not slippery.
Baskets- caught very well. There are 2 rows of chains.
Flow: never got lost once. Had a great time.
Cons: No water, signs are there but nothing on them. There are some signs outside of the park showing that there is disc golf course but they are small.
Other Thoughts: Overall I loved it. First time throwing in a week and it was good to get out. The course was fun and great use of elevation. Also a very sandy course. Definitely coming back to the course in the future.

 Short, fun, scenic...

1    8/22/2015   8/24/2015
Review By: Stardoggy
Played: 336  Reviewed: 211  Exp: 6.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 9 hole course set next to McDill Pond, in Stevens Point.

DGA Mach 3 baskets, all in good repair and caught well. One pin position per hole. A couple were set in spots that could cause rollaways, which adds the intrigue.

Rubbery foamy type tee pads. They're better than natural, but were a touch slick when covered with the sand that's in the area. One tee per hole.

While there's nothing too long here, the holes are fun. There's a bit of elevation on several holes, that along with trees, make for some nice forced lines. You could play most of the course with a putter/mid, but it's certainly not baskets in a field. Wind is also going to be a possibility with the pond (which is more of a lake) surrounding the course.
Cons: As stated above, the tee pads can be treacherous when sandy, and probably wet.

Navigation isn't the easiest, especially from 6-9. The tee signs are pretty much nonexistent, or extremely beat up. There's not any long walks between holes, so at some point, you'll get to all of them.
Other Thoughts: I found this to be a quite fun little 9. Plenty of different shots, and with the pond/lake behind it, some nice scenery. Definitely a place I could see myself playing quite a bit if I lived in the area.

When looking for the course, make sure to look for the yellow gates, as the sign saying "disc golf" is quite small and easy to miss.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 A favorite of mine

5+    7/11/2015   8/11/2015
Review By: GetMeOutdoors
Played: 21  Reviewed: 8
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I find this course fun to play. There is variety and interest. I usually play through twice to make it 18. It's no superstar but it's fun. Holes are shorter for the most part and the scenery along the water is nice.

Not alot of technical prowess needed to enjoy the course, yet can't be careless with shots either. Good for family or casual play.
Cons: It's a more "rustic" course when it comes to tees and signs and might take some getting used to but once you are, it's fun to play.

Other Thoughts: The first couple holes are more open and in an area of tall grass / weeds. It's maybe more rugged than other courses but not characteristic of the rest of the course.

My one and only ace is on this course! ;-)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Not bad.

5+    5/4/2013   5/14/2013
Review By: Nambrik
Played: 3  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 7.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Ace and birdie runs
-New tees
-In town
Cons: -Sandy and dirty.
-Vandalized often.
-Pond isn't filled in, making it look bad. Pond will be filled in soon.
-Most of the signs are missing.
-Almost NO grass in the entire course. All of it is mostly sand.
-Lots of chuffs and potsmokers, watch out.
Other Thoughts: More of a stoner course than anything. Easy birdies on every hole and I have aced here on hole 8. Don't wear sandals, your shoes will be filled with sand and your feet will be dirty. The stoners act very weird and might steal your discs if you throw them into the woods or the huge ditch on the left of hole 1. Otherwise, it's good for a quick game and when the pond is filled in, watch out for water hazards.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Getting Better

1    8/11/2012   8/16/2012
Review By: mndiscg
Played: 365  Reviewed: 358  Exp: 9.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Nice rubber pads which are a trademark of the point area
-Nice baskets with one exception
-A place for tee signs
-Good elevation changes on a few holes give the course variety and challenge. A few fast greens.
-Many ace and birdie runs
-Wooded but not to the point that you might lose a disc or get too frustrated.
-This course is actually in the city unlike the other courses around. It is good for quick round.
-Good flow, even with the missing signs navigation was pretty easy.
Cons: -It appears as though vandals have affected this course even more than Yulga. There are posts which appear to have tee signs but no signage at all. Hole 5's basket was pretty battered. There was some trash on the course.
-It is sandy all over and that gets on your discs and in your shoes. It could also cause traction problems and erosion problems on the hills. There is literally no grass on this course.
-It is overall not too challenging, fairly short.
Other Thoughts: There isn't too much to say about this course. I think it is a good alternative to Yulga and Standing Rocks which take a bit of driving to get to if you live within the city. It is a fun pitch and putt. Hopefully the vandals will stay away and the club here can keep it maintained. It is a very quick round and I would recommend a stop. I would play here if I lived in Point. It is a beginners course for sure but you can learn a bit about hitting lines and elevation throws here. Another thanks to Randy for the design and hard work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 McDill "POND"erings

1    8/28/2011   9/24/2011
Review By: harr0140
Played: 972  Reviewed: 480  Exp: 8.8 Years
This review was updated on 9/30/2011
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 1) Nice signs with Hole # distance, map of the hole.

2) Nice elevation change used on this course on 4 or 5 of the holes.

3) Garbage cans (5 gallon pails) at the tees which seems to be a local trend.

4) Rubber tees are better than dirt or grass but not perfect.

5) Nice shot shaping needed on the wooded holes of 5-8.

6) Fun course because every hole is birdiable for an average disc golfer. These courses are always fun for me, because it is always fun to park holes.

7) Nice balance of foliage density with a couple wide open holes, a couple tight wooded holes and a couple with a few obstacles to work around. I love balance even though I prefer tunnel and tighter wooded holes.

8) Beginner friendly for the most part, but it will still present a challenge to the new disc golfer. The wooded holes might be a little tough for beginners because they wouldn't be used to throwing with such elevation change.

9) Nice shot shaping required and a nice variety in shots needed. You will need to throw a few different shots but overall the course is very hyzer friendly.
Cons: 1) Tee pads do have some issues with the gravel underneath mostly. Any sand or soil that gets on the rubber also becomes a hazard.

2) Compaction and erosion are evident and could lead to issues when the course is wet. There are a lot of bare spots on the course especially on the wooded holes.

3) Course is relatively short meaning there is not much chance to just rip some drives.

4) The turf on the flatter open holes is spotty at best, lots of weeds, some ruts from poor or no grading, and can lead to a lot of poor footing on your upshots or putts.

5) Vandalism seems to be prevalent here or maybe thats just how dirty the course feels.

6) Distance variety is a little lacking with 7 of the 9 holes playing within about 50' of each other and only two outliers at 190' and 330'. I know it is due to property constraints but I definitely like to see more variety to force people to throw different shots and use different discs.
Other Thoughts: McDIll Pond DGC is named after what body of water? I didn't see any water . . . at least not "on the course".

It was a fun course on a unique property for sure. Those holes with the elevation change in the woods were fun to throw for sure.

It lacks the beauty of a naturally good course but it presents a challenge on each hole that makes all the holes play differently. This would make me return again someday if I was nearby.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 McDill Pond

2-4    9/28/2010   5/17/2011
Review By: DiscGolfer947
Played: 45  Reviewed: 24  Exp: 7.2 Years
This review was updated on 8/6/2011
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) there is some good foliage as obsticals.
2) for being 9 holes has good mix of open and wooded holes.
3) holes are well spaced.
4) some well protected pins.
5) has some good elevation changes.
Cons: 1) some fairways are fairly overgrown.
2) hole 9 plays on the gravel access road and can really tear up discs.
Other Thoughts: the only reason i played this corse is because it was literally a discs throw from my step-sisters house where i was visiting. and to be honest i was impressed by the course. from what it looked on hole 1 it didnt look good. but as i played i realized the potential the course could have, with some better matenince the course could be pretty darn good. i ended up playing the course 3 times that day. overall a fun little course.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Patch St./McDill Resurrection

5+    5/14/2011   5/15/2011
Review By: VoodooDangerbird
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 16.1 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course has re-opened and offers a good mix of what some of the other 18-hole courses in the area have to offer on a smaller, central location. A few holes have some up and down elevation that enriches the McDill course experience greatly.
Cons: The course is only nine-holes and doesn't take very long to play.
The short pin placement on hole #6 is an easy deuce, but the long placement is a hard par shot.
Other Thoughts: This course has undergone a 'renovation' and some of the holes are different then in the past. I really like the current layout of the course and it is the course that I frequent most often in the area since it re-opened in August of 2010.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Nine Hole Ace/Birdie Run

5+    4/16/2011   4/21/2011
Review By: Ace D
Played: 33  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 17.4 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Every hole is a chance for RHBH throwers to park their favorite putter or make an ace run. Good place to play a superfast round of golf. Scenic holes near the pond. Black tee mats have good footing. Two hills uphill and two downhill, with a few other more subtle elevation changes on the course.
Cons: You can throw virtually the same throw on every hole. After the first hole it only gets easier, almost too easy. Signs seem extra prone to vandals. Only 9 holes, one set of tees, and difficulty is very low.
Other Thoughts: It's nice having another course in the Stevens Point area. This one shut down in 2003 and has finally reopened. We should try to keep the course nice this time around.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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