Wautoma, WI 
Parkside Elementary Share
Uploaded By: jeepluvr81 Hole #1 (Taken 9/2011)
4 / 270ft.   3 / 270ft. Par / Distance:
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Decent school course

1    2/15/2016   4/15/2016
Review By: Stardoggy
Played: 349  Reviewed: 212  Exp: 6.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 hole course that wraps around Parkside elementary's school and playground.

Decent Discatcher baskets. All in good enough shape, caught well, and mounted well. Not new, but not beat up too badly. One position per hole.

Most of the holes have a basic sign up. Navigation isn't too tough, as it basically winds around the edge of the large playground next to some woods. A couple holes out in front of the school.

Decent distance, especially for an elementary school. You'll get to pull back and actually power a few shots. There are a few nice shots throughout the course, especially the holes in front of the school. Nothing too technical or overly challenging, though.
Cons: Obviously you can't play here during school hours.

Most of the holes are pretty wide open field shots. The distances vary a bit, which is nice. Not a terrible spot to get some field work in and practice your arsenal.

Natural tee pads that are slick when wet. Some were a bit rutted. I doubt this place gets a lot of action, so they should stay about where they are.
Other Thoughts: If you factor in that it's an elementary school course, it's not half bad. There's really not a lot of challenge, but there's definitely an use for courses like this.

You certainly shouldn't go out of your way to play here, but if you're close and want to practice your big hyzers, this is the spot for you!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Typical School Design with a few pluses

1    9/9/2012   10/8/2012
Review By: harr0140
Played: 976  Reviewed: 480  Exp: 9.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) DGA signs in decent shape.

2) Nice newer Innova Discatchers.

3) Decent distance variation especially for a school course. The distances are appropriate for beginners with a few in the 300's, most in the 200's and a few 100's.

4) A few good holes late in the round with more natural obstacles, including one hole I have never seen before (I think #16) with all of the evergeeen blocking a short shot. A massive flick or big turnover would be the best shot, and you would be better off throwing long than short here!
Cons: 1) Not enough variety of shots needed, they were all hyzer or open allowing for whatever shot you want to throw.

2) Not enough trees or obstacles to make the course much fun. I know it is a school course but I like more obstacles.

3) Goofy layout takes the course across driveways, parking lots, past play areas and ball fields. I know this is a school course so they need to take advantage of whatever land they have, but if any of these activities are going on at the same time, the disc golf will have to take a back seat to the other activity. I imagine gym class and recess are tough times to play because of the number of people out there.

4) There is a building that blocks the view of the basket on #1. I imagine it frequently gets hit, but it also makes for a contrived feeling hole. I prefer natural obstacles over man-made obstacles any day.

5) Sandy soil in this part of the state leads to thin turf, especially after this summers drought. There are lots of weeds and the turf is very thin and will easily rip up with peoples runups and plant foot.

Other Thoughts: It is what it is . . . this is a school course. I am rating the course based somewhere between my desires for a course and the way the course was designed as a school course. I have been fair in my assessment from both standpoints, while it isn't as fun for me as it would be for the school kids, I have to respect who this was designed for, and that it wouldn't normally be available to public use.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Easy but nice

1    9/11/2011   9/11/2011
Review By: jeepluvr81
Played: 26  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 6.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice and easy. Wide open areas. You shouldn't be able to lose your disc here. Short distances between basket and next tee. Not busy on weekends. Nice signage and map of location of next tee.
Cons: Not much of a challenge. Not usuable during school games, or practices. No water hazards. No major elevation changes.
You can't tell where the tee is. There is just tee signs, with no dirt, gravel, or cement tee, so you can't be sure where to tee off from. Also, a couple tees were broken, or missing, but it's fairly obvious which way to go.
Other Thoughts: If you are a beginner, its perfect. If you are advanced, you'll be fairly bored. Also, the par numbers seem a little high, so you'll have an easy time to get some birdies and eagles.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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