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There is a course here
Pros: Quality course right here. All the amenities of a Pay to Play. Concrete tees level and pointed correctly, good tee signs, good directive signs, very challenging. I'm especially a fan of the winding fairways and thick brush line shaping the fairways. This course also utilizes some nice elevation. Very peaceful solitude out there. I'll let someone else criticize whether the throws were fair or repetitive. I liked them all. Fairway placement is fun for me. Repetitive or not.
Cons: Your con is my pro. CHALLENGING. Yes, its a 500 ft shot winding down and back uphill through the woods. Yes, you will lose a disc if you go all He-Man on it and can't see where it went. Yes, thick woods are home to bugs and thorn bushes. I did find a potential solution to the bugs. See Other Thoughts.
Other Thoughts: Loved the build up of getting here. Drive through a typical Wisconsin wooded highway. Take a winding gravel road, and come up on a very nice resort type of place. Large expensive looking buildings all on a lake. Multiple activities everywhere you look. Use common sense to find the "Snack Shack" Park by it and you will find the three loops of golf all start right there. So we played it Labor day weekend. BUGS SOLUTION? They had these little gnats that would cloud your face, eyes, and ears. I decided to try using an umbrella! Holding the umbrella seemed to distract the gnats. They would land on it and swarm around the dark structure points and leave my eyes alone. My friend thought it was ridiculous but I thought it worked great. Didn't help while throwing however. Ignore and throw. Or... just come here in the fall. Do come here. My ratings are based on how much fun it is. Very hard (fun), plus amenities, minus that mystery X factor that disc golfers are always looking for. Equals 4.5
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Pros: 33 holes at one place will make it worth the trip.
Nice variety of shots, mostly wooded but some are more open.
Friendly staff seem to be looking for suggestions on how to improve the course.
Recently widened fairways on a lot of holes.
Resort on site.
Cons: Pretty much in the middle of nowhere.
Fairways are widened which is a big help but still pretty tight in some places. If you get off the fairway you might just have to play out sideways and not think about advancing the disc very far.
Other Thoughts: I've played here twice now and the first time was tough with the super tight fairways. I don't think anyone broke 100 on the 24 hole main course.
Second time was much better with the wider fairways. I think I shot upper 80's which is a lot closer to par.
Overall I would return to the Heartwood next chance I get.
I've found that any course designed by Tim Gill is worth playing if you get the chance.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Challenging championship course.
12 holes clockwise down cross country trails with a few big open bombers. 4 Par 4's and a Par 5. Very challenging testing your mental game as well as every shot in your bag. Other 12 runs counter clockwise balancing out the righty/lefty options. 2 par 4's on this 12. Excellent elevation changes throughout. Very nice concrete tees with nice signage with distances and pars. Both 12's start and finish at the chalet/clubhouse which has a good selection of discs, snacks and drinks. Pitch and putt course is fun as well and a nice compliment to the big course. The resort has pumped a lot of money and resources into making this a must play destination course. Make a weekend out of it, the resort is first class and fun for the whole family. Another Northwest Wisconsin Gem!
Cons: As with any new course, it's still still not broken in. Use spotters on many of the holes. Not very beginner friendly which is not a con, that's the intent, to have a championship level course.
Other Thoughts: Beautiful resort course. The views and wildlife are excellent. Very challenging yet fun unlike some championship courses. If you are familar with Tower Ridge in Eau Claire WI, it has a simlial feel to the original course, only better IMO.
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