Weston, WI 
Yellow Banks Park Share
Uploaded By: koogs Hole #5 (Taken 5/2012)
4 / 411ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Mid-Fairway

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2-4    9/21/2014   9/22/2014
Review By: jeremyhilss
Played: 35  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great location and terrain. Mostly tucked away in a beautiful wooded area, there are some nice elevation changes, especially on hole 1 and 9, both shooting down a steep hill and up respectively.

Challenging lanes - the main 9 features tight fairways which require precise shots to weave through the trees.

Pin locations - many baskets are located on hard dirt mounds with deadly rollaway potential which makes for an interesting putting game.

Water hazads - you'll have some things to mull over before some shots due to the river which runs by multiple holes, and the swampy ponds that lie by a couple others. Be careful shooting up the hill on hole 9 - there is a STEEP dropoff to the right leading straight into swampy water.

Teepads - when I first played this course in the spring they were dirt, but upon returning yesterday, I was greeted with huge, gorgeous rubber mats on every tee.

Signage -all of the main 9 except hole 9 were clearly marked with signage for par and distance, as well as a basic hole layot.

Hole diversity - great variation of lengths and shot angles, lefts, rights, straights, 200ft holes and one that is 455ft.

Great dedicated parking and welcoming signage.

Awesome baskets - not sure what they actually are - they are ALMOST identical to Chainstars but I don't think they are as they boast subtle differences. Catch perfect though.
Cons: Some of the rough can be brutal when searching for a disc. Many thorns and pricky things to watch out for.

There's an extra 3(?) holes I believe after the main nine, which feel more like practice holes since they are in a wide open field, and while I don't mind a few bomber holes when the rest of the course is wooded, these ones didn't feel to have much character to them. They also lack signage.
Other Thoughts: The more I play disc golf, the more I've begun to like wooded courses, and this one is definitely a awesome one to play. Not much else to say.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Nice New Course in Wausau

1    3/17/2012   3/18/2012
Review By: simm
Played: 42  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 14.6 Years
This review was updated on 7/7/2012
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice technical course, good for working on accuracy, some nice variety in hole lengths. Some good challenges with some nice rewards.
Cons: Course is currently not marked particularly well, but that should be resolved as it is developed. Since my first review the course has been really nicely broken in. There are some paths through the brush and most stray discs are somewhat easy to find.
Other Thoughts: Overall, a nice course and a good contrast to Memorial only a few miles away. This course has become one of my favorite ones to play in the state, and the back 9 should make it even better when they open.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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5+    12/27/2011   12/28/2011
Review By: DanJon
Played: 33  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 13.6 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: technical course: control and accuracy are the key here.

great scenery: plays along the eau claire river, lots of trees, will be lots of foliage come spring.

good mix of short putter/mid shots, big hyzers and straight tunnel shots.

baskets are bright yellow (yellowbanks park) and in good shape.

only ten minutes from my house. right on a major road and easy access from highways.

still 9 more holes to come! cant wait to see how they turn out.

Cons: thorns and bushes will be interesting in the spring/summer. dont throw in the rough!

still under construction, so without a map or guide you might get a little lost and/or frustrated.

water comes into play on 2 holes but i dont really consider that a con.
Other Thoughts: this is going to be an amazing course upon completion. the locals worked hard to get this place going. i for one appreciate the hard work and plan on helping complete it so we can have a great course in the wausau area.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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