Medford, WI 
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 Tiny, smashed in school nine

1    11/2/2013   11/3/2013
Review By: wolfhaley
Played: 269  Reviewed: 185  Exp: 13.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The white powder coated baskets are all in good shape. They are level and catch nicely. There are signs for every hole. These are in good shape and show a basic route to the pin, hole number and distance. They also had a nice looking map of the course before hole 1. This was pretty helpful. They have 3 longer open holes along with 6 tightly wooded holes on this tiny section of the property. They do a good job using the elevation here on 2 holes. The open holes offer some much needed distance to add variety. The wind could be a big factor on these holes.
Cons: About half the holes are ridiculously short. These are basically like putts in the woods. I played in November but I can imagine with leaves on the trees some if not all the wooded holes would be impossible linewise to the basket. Especially the uphill hole. And the 90 degree downhill dogleg on 8. It can be confusing in the woods with all the baskets being right near each other. At least the course map is really close. Also most of the wooded holes are practically on top of each other posing a potential safety risk. I can't see this ever being busy though. But if they do use it for gym class there's some risk. It is on school property so it is unplayable during school hours. The 3 open holes throw either over or very close to the athletic fields. This is an o.k. course for beginners but the short holes can be frustrating with all the trees and the long holes can be equally frustrating with the huge difference in length from the wooded holes.
Other Thoughts: They did a really good job fitting nine holes in here. It IS better than nothing but barely. If you're in the area check it out but don't go anywhere out of your way to stop here. I played this after playing Madman's DGC in Owen nearby and had a good day of discing. If they trim some of the foliage it would do wonders on a number of the holes. Since this is a newer course they may do this and that would boost the rating slightly.

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 Raider Nation

1    8/4/2013   8/28/2013
Review By: harr0140
Played: 975  Reviewed: 480  Exp: 8.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) Nice beginner friendly course because it is very short.

2) Nice variety . . . probably some of the best variety for a course on like 4 acres. Tight woods, an uphill hole, a couple longer open holes, and then a few more tight wooded holes.

3) Nice signs showing the distance of the hole.

4) Nice looking baskets . . . I think Disc King but I wasn't sure. I would guess those were school colors.

5) Elevation is used well on a couple of the holes.
Cons: 1) Very short . . . three holes are awkward distances because they are under 100'.

2) One hole is a completely blind 90 degree turn into the woods. it is an awkward throw.

3) No tees at this point just grass in the open and wood chips/dirt in the woods.

4) Tall grass and prairie will snag your disc on #4 the uphill hole. There is also a lot of tall stuff on the blind shot into the woods. You have to pay attention to where you threw or risk searching for a little while.
Other Thoughts: Take this course for what it is . . . a short children friendly course. You can make a lot of birdies or take some ace runs if you prefer the action! It is pretty well designed for such a small property and it has a lot of variety and diversity . . . so it gets a (C) from me. However as it is designed and considering it is school property it would get a higher grade (B). There just isn't enough to keep me interested and coming back over and over . . . I am getting more and more picky as I passed 600 courses played, but I will gladly play any course ONCE.

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