Stone Cold Tees
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: (1.521 Rating) A very nice looking beginners course.
- BIGGINER FRIENDLY - Jackson Park has little overgrowth, wide fairways and no water hazards. All of the holes are listed under 240 feet in length. I'm sure most would agree that these are good characteristic for a course to take first timers and beginners to.
- ACEABILITY - Wow, if you want your first ace, this is the place to play. Other than hole (5) which is blind, skilled played will be eyeing the chains on every hole.
- FORGIVENESS - Other than hole (5) left, the odds of losing a disc due to an errant shot is near impossible. you'd have to forget to pick up to lose one here.
- COURSE MAP - An awesome stone engraved course map. That's a first for me.
- NAVIGATION - I had no issues on my first go around solo. I will note however that hole (9) appears to have an altered location.
- MAINTENANCE - The grounds appear to be constantly mowed, trimmed and manicured. I don't recall seeing any trash on my visit.
- QUICK PLAY - If you have 20 minutes, you'll be able to run all 9 holes and be back in your car ready to hit the next course.
- NATURAL BEAUTY - For courses I've rated this low, its well above average. Holes (4) and (5) are definitely the bread winners out here. Lots of wild flower were blooming during my visit along these two holes and it carried the rest of the course.
- CHAINS - Really great looking blue powder coated Mach New 2s. Unfortunately a typical comment when you run out of good things to say about a course.
Cons: One major flaw and the rest are your typical 9 hole city park issues.
- TEE AREA - Nice concrete tees, but major oversight in placing the beautiful monument stone tee signs directly behind the tee. I definitely had to alter my footwork dance to the tee line as the stone signs played a substantial mind game with my head.
- LACK OF CHALLENGE - Every hole is birdieable, even for recreation players. I could see an intermediate players going 9 down every 50 rounds or so. Advanced players will only need a putter.
- UNIQUENESS - Well below average. All short holes between 190 and 240 feet. 8 of the 9 holes are straight with only hole (5) curving a little bit. (5) is also the only blind basket and was by far my favorite shot along the layout with wild flowers blooming all along the left side. Most of the holes offer little or no shot shaping. All of the holes are par 3s and there is no water to contend with.
- ELEVATION - Nada
- CHARACTER - Other than an amazing shelter with picnic tables and restrooms, Jackson park is missing just about all the other course extras that you'll see on established courses. No multi tees or alternate basket placements. No practice basket, places to sit or places to stow a bag either.
- MULTI USE HAZARDS - Paths and other park amenities come into play on a few holes. Not the worst I've seen for a city park course, but still much less than ideal.
- SPACING - Holes (5) and (6) share a fairway. Holes (2,7 and 8) all appear to want attack those standing on tee (3). Not the tightest layout I've played, but again, less than ideal.
Other Thoughts: No doubt a beginners and recreational players course. I would not recommend checking this course out if you're an advanced player looking for the next exotic challenge. However, If you're looking for a laid back round after a long days work, Jackson Park may be the place to go, especially if you live in town.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Short and quick.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Short recreational/beginner course located in a nice multi-use park in Jackson, WI. Tennis courts, volleyball courts, baseball fields, skate park, etc. A little bit of everything for everybody here. A great spot for a family gathering (and for you to sneak some throws in!)
Concrete tees on each hole. Plenty grippy. One tee per hole. They aren't overly long, but you don't need any real run ups here. The main gripe is that the tee signs (big rocks) are mostly right at the back of the tee pad, which limits what you can do.
Nice blue powder coated baskets (Arachnids, maybe?), which really stand out and make navigation a breeze. One pin position per hole.
Really cool large boulders are used for the signage here. Hole #, distance, par all etched into the rock. You can be sure of one thing...these signs will never be stolen. They also serve as nice landmarks for navigation.
Ace runs galore. As in, every hole. This also makes this a very beginner friendly place to throw. New throwers of all ages should have a pretty good time here. Also a great spot to practice all those shiny new shots you've learned if you're a more advanced player.
A decent use of the few spots of trees, especially on the few holes across the road (in an unused section of the park...very well done). Nothing too technical, but you at least have to think about it.
Cons: So for a beginner, this being so short is pretty awesome. For higher levels, the novelty would wear off pretty quick. At some point, there's only so much you can do with a bunch of 200' open holes.
As stated above, having the tee sign boulders directly at the back of most of the tee pads is definitely an oversight. Just place them off to the side, please.
There are several holes that could become safety hazards if the park is in heavy use, especially around the pavilion and baseball diamond.
Hole 2 probably should have been hole 1 for better flow around the park. Not really a con, but more of an observation.
Nothing even close to resembling a bomber hole. If you're playing this with more than a mid, FH disc, and putter, you're doing it wrong.
Other Thoughts: This course it the absolute definition of short park nine holer. None of the holes offer a lot of mystery or challenge. Basically, it's a decent spot for beginners, or others to work on their approach game.
Not a must play by any stretch, but it's clean and usable and located in a nice park, which is more than can be said for many other places.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Warm up round/Beginner and Junior Friendly
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) No vandalism
2) Solid concrete teepads
3) Blue powder coated baskets, caught well.
4) Unique boulder tee signs
Cons: 1) Fairly busy park with plenty of patrons who do not care or realize they are walking through/picnicking on a disc golf course
2) Very short, nothing over 250 feet.
Other Thoughts: Not much challenge on any of the holes. Bring your putters/mids and warm up your arm before heading to Heritage Trails or Riverside.
Great course to introduce new or young players to the game and get their feet wet. Everything is short and fairly open with a few trees/bushes on some holes.
Pretty typical pitch and putt 9 hole park style course.
Very good aesthetics with well maintained tee pads, signs, and baskets in fairly busy village park.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Great Practice Course
Pros: -Great beginner course
-Great Practice course
-Good course for short game
-Nice Tee Signs
-great to practice distance in the soccer fields in baseball fields right by the course
Cons: -Need new tee pads
-hole 9 is too close to the parking lot.
-There are always people hitting cars because hole 9 is so close to the baseball parking lot.
-to close to some activities such as the playground, pavilion, and tee ball field.
Other Thoughts: I live in Jackson so I go to this course very often! It really helps improve my short game while i can also practice my longer drives if I play from behind the tee pads and have a little fun.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Sometimes a "2 disc" rating indicates that a course isn't very enjoyable or fun. THAT IS NOT THE CASE HERE!!!
In fact, my round at Jackson Park was very fun!!! The Park has just about anything you could ever want to do. Sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, a skate park, baseball fields, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and of course... disc golf.
There were a few very nicely designed holes on this course that forced fun shots.
Blue baskets are awesome and in excellent shape!!!!
The tee signs here were pretty cool... they were large rocks with flattened sides that had all the hole info and one even had a course map.
This is a very beginner friendly course, and excellent exposure for the sport of disc golf in the town of Jackson.
Cons: I just couldn't push this course up to a 2.5.
*Gravel tee-pads are not fun. Especially when the tee signs are located in a place that blocks the run-up.
*Very short, easy course. Other than three holes that had fun shots to throw, the holes are mostly open and less than 250 ft.
*Very high potential for interference from other park users. As mentioned, there are a billion things going on at this park, so I imagine it gets pretty congested. Would be nice if the park isolated dg a bit more.
*Unfortunately, one of the more fun holes also brings the road into play pretty severely.
Other Thoughts: Even though there are a lot of "cons" listed here I want to re-iterate that I had a very fun time playing this course!!!
Bring a beginner here, or if you are travelling through the area this is a perfect pit stop.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Simple Little Course
Pros: -Nice course to work on your short game.
-Birdies and aces possible on every hole.
-Very nice baskets. The blue powdercoating looks great.
-Not many possibilities to lose a disc.
-Usually not busy.
-A quick look at the map on the first hole will be plenty to guide those who are new to this course.
Cons: My main gripe is the tee pads. They're short, uneven, gravel pads.
-This is a short course. Average distance is about 210 ft and the longest hole is 240.
-The course was built in the middle of an existing park, so you need to keep an eye out for non-golfers.
-Too many open holes without any considerable obstacles.
-All holes are roughly the same length.
Other Thoughts: There's not a whole lot I can say that hasn't been said in the other reviews.
This course is very close to home and only two blocks out of my way when coming home off of Hwy 45. I can get a quick round in and be back home in no time.
It's a pretty nice course for what it is. They added a course to an existing park and used what obstacles that were available fairly well.
Holes 6, 5, and 4 are my favorites (in that order) because of the challenges they present.
While I wouldn't go out of my way to play this course, I'll continue to play it regularly not only because of its convenience, but because it's good practice for my short game.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Every community needs one of these
Pros: * Awesome course map and tee "signs" etched in boulders
* Very attractive park with plenty of other family activities
* Easy to play a quick round
* Holes 4 & 5 are good technical holes in a great setting
* While most of the holes can be played straight (assuming you can throw straight), there are some opportunities to use both hyzer and anhyzer lines
* Nice blue baskets
Cons: * It's a brand new course and the gravel tees are already rutted and uneven ... luckily you don't need much of a run-up anywhere, because ...
* Short course with little variety in hole lengths (190'-240')
* I could see a few safety concerns with parking lots, the park road, shelters, etc, when the park is busy, as some of the holes are really close to those facilities
* While I don't mind having some holes along a park driveway / road (in some ways it is nice to have O.B. to add challenge), #6 almost requires you to play the entire length of the hole over the road, especially for a LHBH or RHFH
* I think a big opportunity was lost to use the trees in the areas of #1, 3, 7, & 8 as more integral parts of the holes ... especially the giant evergreens between #3 & 7.
Other Thoughts: I was very happy to learn about the development of this course ... an Eagle Scout getting permission to add a nice little disc golf course into a community park. I wish every village or city would do the same. If they have room and interest for a more challenging 9 or 18, then great. If not, this is still a great way to get more kids and families into the sport. Reminds me of Marion Park in Prairie du Sac and Kiwanis DGC in Monroe. Despite the cons listed above, it is a fun course, and I hope the community enjoys and supports it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Not afraid to be the first reviewer AGAIN
Pros: 1) Very cool map of the course and how it weaves around other activities is etched into a big stone at the first tee.
2) Big boulder mark the tees and have the Hole #, distance, par, and the donor etched into them! Very nice touch!
3) Gravel tees are better than grass but leave a little to be desired, but as a whole I would say having them gravel is better than the alternative (note the negatives about the tees below also).
4) Awesome park in a small town has all the amenities, bathrooms, baseball fields, tennis courts, volleyball, a shelter, playground, soccer field, and a skate park.
5) Nice variety in lines on this course. Although you can hyzer a good percentage of the holes, you might not want to in certain winds. There are anny lines available on many of the holes too though so it becomes a percentage play, which do you feel most compfortable throwing.
6) Moderate elevation change. #1 is slightly downhill, #3 is slightly uphill, #4 is fairly flat until you get to the circles edge then the basket is tucked up on a little mound but also surrounded by two trees. #6 is a downhiller with a fairly low ceiling .The rest are relatively flat.
7) Nice baskets that look sharp and catch really well! Blue powder coated trays and tops with the customary silver chains.
8) For the most part the walkpaths and other recreation areas are fairly well removed from the disc golf.
9) Moderate level of challenge with obstacles. The best stretch of holes is 4, 5, and 6, but I also really like #1 and #9.
10) Turf is in great shape in this park as I would assume this is not that heavily trafficked although I would be happy toplay this course daily if I lived close to it and nothing else!
Cons: 1) Gravel teepads were built too small . . . they would have been fine if the boulders were placed to the side or behind the gravel but they were placed inside the gravel probably to qvoid the need to trim around them. That is fine but be sure to allow a minimum of 8' of tee space. They are already creeping outward because people have been planting on the threshhold between tee and grass.
2) Hyzer dominant course at least it is the highest percentage. A lot of straight at it midrange shots too . . . I think I threw my Gator on 5 or 6 of the holes. Anny lines are available but they seem like th emore dangerous play (like on #2, #5, #6, #9.
3) DIstance variation is simply not enough. It might work for absolute beginners, but for anyone who has been playing long at all the range of 195-240 alters very little in shots required.
4) It's too bad they couldn't have one big hole with multiple shots required instead of what seemed to be boring fillers like #3, and #7.
Other Thoughts: Better gravel pads would be my first recommendation, just extend them out another 3-5' forward and you will be looking good.
I like course and I think a good job was done in the design to hit the fun parts of the available park space. If Ryan (The Eagel Scout who did this course) didn't have any help I think he is a budding course designer because it is really well done.
I could see upping this rating to 3 if concrete tees went in and the boulder moved to the side. It is fun that all holes are duecable and I would certain enjoy this course anytime!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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