Typical school course
Pros: There are 9 disccatcher baskets that are all in great condition. The property was mowed very nicely when we were there. There are red and blue 4 foot poles stuck in the ground indicating the two tee locations. The reds are shorts and the blues are longs. There is some elevation change on about six of the nine holes. Though it's not that drastic of an elevation shift it at least adds a bit more of a challenge. All the tee areas by the stakes were level and easy to throw from for natural tees.
Cons: The layout made no sense at first since I didn't know where to start. When driving to the course heading west on 10th Ave be sure to park in the lot by Listle field on the left (south) side of the road. Park as close to the southeast corner of the lot. There will be the two rods stuck in the ground just south of the lot. This is hole one which throws at the basket by the southwest corner of the lot. From there it's pretty easy to follow. Instead of painting the hole # on the yellow band of the basket they hung orange flags from the basket with the hole #. The first two baskets were missing these flags which added to the initial confusion. The rest all had them, but about half of these were twisted up into the bottom of the basket so they might as well have not been there. Pretty much every hole is about the same distance. Most holes are just wide open with no obstacles to add challenge. Hole 2 had some very long grass on the right side of the fairway and 3 threw over the corner and alongside a cemetery. That was a strange choice with there being tons of other open areas. Other than that the rest are wide open. Also the blue pro tees were all just about 10 feet behind and a few feet to the side of the reds. So not much difference between the two sets.
Other Thoughts: This is just your typical school course if not just a bit more bland than the average school course. Not worth a trip out of the way to play. The city of Antigo course about five minutes away is definitely the course to play if you are in Antigo. Although I wish I would've had a disc golf course at my school. There are much better courses out there but this is still better than nothing if you can figure out the layout.
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Antigo High School
Pros: 1) Red and blue painted sticks show the two sets of tees.
2) Nice Discatchers. They seemed to just be portable bolted to keep them safe. Perhaps they started with portable and would set them out and take them in and then decided to leave the course up permanently.
3) There are #'d flags hanging from the rungs of the basket to help identify which target you are throwing at. It may be hard to see the number if they are blowing, but the flag is always on the front of the basket as you stand on the tee so that should help.
4) I have never had to avoid a graveyard as an obstacle . . . until now . . . unique idea throwing over the corner of a fence bordering the graveyard. I am sure no-one wants to throw over the fence and have to retrieve their disc from beside a gravestone.
5) A slight amount of elevation change on a couple of holes. It is mostly due to playing around a massive retention area and some of the baskets are perched on the edge of this area. It isn't so much that the elevation is great, it is that it alters your throw slightly.
6) The layout was easy to follow because of the posts indicating each tee area. It was intuitive getting from hole to hole also.
7) Distance variation was pretty good. There is not much that can be done on a school property but they mixed in 100's, 200's and 300's fairly well.
8) Beginner friendly, however it does not really show how great this sport is because there is not much to challenge people . . . except distance.
9) The marsh to the right of #2 is a nice design feature. You want to avoid the tall wetland plants for sure or you will end up taking a 4.
Cons: 1) There just are not enough trees on this course to make it that much fun.
2) This course is relatively flat, but they did use the small changes in elevation well as mentioned above, but overall 8' feet difference on a course is not enough.
3) Grass tees always leave a bit to be desired.
4) There is not enough difference between the red and blue tees . . . they are all the same shots just add on an additional 30-40' and have a long tee. There just are not enough obstacles to alter the shot at all.
5) No garbage cans, benches or any other amenity. I wouldn't expect a lot for a school course but it is worth mentioning so you know to pack it in and pack it out.
Other Thoughts: While they did more things right than wrong here the course is only ok. It doesn't have enough challenge for me, but they utilized the best portions of the property in their design which I am thankful for. Perhaps planting some trees on the course would be in the budget for the future. That would make some of the boring wide open holes more fun to throw. All in all . . . a good effort and a good beginner course for the students. I just don't expect many people to go out of their way to play this one.
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Pros: Really really open, can make mistakes and still be ok. Holes are good distances.
Cons: Virtually no elevation change and no obstacles / hazards as its basically a flat plain. A little confusing the 1st time. Typically very windy.
Other Thoughts: Solid course for beginners, really lets you try a lot of different shots.
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