Parts greater than the sum?
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 hole course located in heavy woods outside Stevens Point.
Solid Mach 3 baskets on each hole. Multiple pin positions on nearly every hole. The different pin positions definitely change the holes up, and are mostly well thought out.
Concrete tee pads on every hole. Every hole has at least two distinct tee pads, and many have three. Most of them are very well though out, and change up the lines well. They offer a nice change of shots for different skill levels.
The course is heavily wooded, for the most part, but there's a nice mix of slightly more open holes, without feeling like wide open holes. You'll use a lot of different shots on all the layouts. The blue tees will test Int/Adv players.
The tee signs are great here. They show lines, distances, and there's a sign at every hole. Navigation was also really easy, with wood chipped trails to nearly every hole. Hole 9 also ends near the parking lot, which is always nice.
Cons: There's really not a lot bad to say about Yulga. It's extremely flat, which feels very weird on such a wooded course. No water, either, which isn't really a big deal in my book.
Yulga leaves me perplexed, and this is just totally my opinion. As I go through the holes in my head, I can't think of a throwaway hole, or even a bad hole. For some reason, though, I came away without a sense of excitement. My gut feeling is that the lack of elevation can make some of the holes feel repetitive. Again, this is just my sense of it, and others may feel very different about it. I just came out of it with a feeling of repetitiveness...
Other Thoughts: I didn't dislike Yulga. Quite the opposite. I felt like it would be a fun place to play with groups, for sure, and the plethora of options would keep the replay factor high.
Definitely a must play if you're in the area, but it's #3 to Standing Rocks and Big Eau Plaine in the Stevens Point area.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Pros: 18 hole layout
Multiple concrete tee positions.
Multiple pin positions.
Not far out of town.
Walking trails surround course.
Cons: All the hole maps are missing.
Layout gets a little cramped in some spots.
Other Thoughts: This is a beautiful wooded course. It can be a bit easy, but the multiple tee pads and multiple pin locations can help ramp things up a bit.
Most of the holes require a bit of finesse, with an abundant amount of trees. The course is very clean though, not a lot of thick, unmanageable brush or tall grass. The local clubs and parks department do a great job maintaining the course.
There's a few long holes, a few lefts, a few rights, a good amount of straight on shots, a lot of trees, and little to no elevation changes. There are a couple elevated baskets to make up for the flatland.
The course can get a bit tricky to follow in some spots, especially with no maps, but it's not bad. And if it gets crowded, there's a lot of back-ups.
All in all, this is a very fun course and can be played relatively quickly if there aren't too many people out there. The multiple tee and pin positions add to the enjoyment level of this course.
This course has a high replay value, especially when paired with some of the courses in the area. If there were maps on the pins and some slight layout adjustments, this course would easily get a 4.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a decent sized park that has a walking path going through in a few spots, and plays by a road in another. All in all, there shouldn't be any interference with other park goers at any point.
- A good majority of the holes are set within an abundance of pine pole trees, the lines are carved out of these trees with little margin for error. There are sneaky, lucky, local lines that can be found, but hitting the lines is definitely necessary to stay out of tree jail or nasty rough. #1, #2, #4, #12, and #16 are the most populated, with varying lines.
- Some of the other holes have more forgiving lines, with not sooo many trees to worry about. #3 is a dogleg right around dense woods, #6 is a nice RHBH hyzer, #8 and #9 are tunnelish shots with woods on both sides, and so on. These holes demand hitting a gap in the fairway, or just staying out of the rough on either side.
- A few other holes are more open, #14 is a blind hyzer/anhyzer around a big clump of bushes, #15 is fairly open hyzer into some shrubbery, and #17 is a tall anny or RHFH shot over a big patch of bushes. Definitely more room to work with shot shaping, but they still have a real potential for punishment.
- Three distinct teepads on each hole provide a lot of different looks, and change the difficulty as well. Some holes change from straight to hyzer, hyzer to anny, long to short, tunnel to dogleg. Really helps with the variety on some similar holes.
- A few tricky pin locations; #4's in on a stump, #8's is behind some trees, and #15's is tucked left in some bushes.
- Very nice teepads, good baskets, signs would be good if they were there - almost all are missing. Practice basket in front of course. Navigation isn't terrible, but it isn't great either with the missing signs. Map can help the first time through.
Cons: - Land is almost perfectly flat here, #2 being an exception with a slight, slight uphill slope. With some of the holes being fairly similar already, it can get a little repetitive at times. The landscape doesn't change that much either, kind of one-dimensional in that regard.
- Hole lengths are pretty uniform from the different tees. For instance, the blues range from 265'-360', with one outlier at 420'. Kind of similar from start to finish.
Other Thoughts: - Not many cons to think of at this course! The different sets of teepads really help to make things different from round to round, such as shorter vs. longer, easier vs. harder, and providing a variety of lines. Some very tight holes with tricky lines, and others that punish errant shots off the tees. My only gripe is that it is fun, but not too exciting.
- The short tees are good for beginners and the longs are tough. Should be a good fit for almost any skill level.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Great scenery with the tall forests, reminiscent of BRP
-3 tees on most every hole. They are of varying difficulty and offer a different angle of shot as well as distance. Tees are also concrete and plenty big.
-Space for signage (see cons)
-Map and bulletin board at parking lot. Parking lot is plenty big for the average day to day flow.
-Barry Schultz sponsors a hole here!
-Course is shaded and scenic, a bike path runs along the edge. Unless there are lots of other golfers around you will be alone. It is cool to hear the other players hitting the chains through the woods.
-The course designer is good and active in the local dg community and they have a club.
-The designer did good for the land he had to work with. Other than the trees it isn't that good. The course also loops back to the lot after the front 9 so you can play the front 9 or back 9 if you want to.
-It does require a wide variety of shots and more importantly, accuracy. The lines can be tight on this course. If you do hit the lines, the distances allow for some good birdie and ace runs.
-For some reason, the underbrush isn't that thick and I wasn't too afraid to throw around a blind corner.
Cons: -Every tee has a place for a signage but I think only holes 1,2 and 12 actually had the signage. It made navigation incredibly difficult. On most holes there were lots of paths leading away from the baskets and you couldn't know which one it is on your first time. Then you get to the tee and it isn't marked so you throw to the basket and you might know if it is the right hole if the basket is still marked.
-They could alleviate the signage problem if they put more permanent signs on. It seems like they were just laminated paper stapled to the boards.
-I think vandalism is a problem and has caused the issues in signage.
-Beer cans and other trash laying near tees. The sign at the start of the course written by the designer warns people like this but they seem to not heed the warning.
-The course wasn't very long and although I enjoyed the woods, some holes were too similar. There was also no elevation, water or open holes.
-I played early in the morning so I didn't experience any crowds but I imagine that this course would be very busy. It is the only 18 in town and is more fun than the two 9s.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend this course and if it had better signage, it would have better flow and if it had those I would give it a 4. It is good in other aspects than that. It is limited by the flat land and water. I wish that the vandalism and trash would stop but I don't know if it will. This course is the 2nd best in the Stevens Point area. Standing Rocks is great and is the best course in the area. McDill is the third best and Mead is last. Even so, I would recommend making a day and playing all of these courses. They are all different and interesting.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
worth a stop if you are in the area
Pros: Yulga is a course that manages a small piece of wooded property (pine plantation) rather well to put together a fun, yet challenging, 18 hole course.
The course has multiple pin locations and 3 tee pads on nearly every hole, with some holes using the same tee pad. Each pin location gets shifted rather regularly throughout the "season," with some being more challenging than others, obviously. I like days I can get out there and play full rounds from all three locations, because on a lot of holes that provides three entirely different perspectives on your drives.
One thing I like the most about Yulga (when it isn't busy) is that you are only a few miles outside of town yet you get the feeling you are in the "woods," which is always a treat for the avid discer if you ask me.
Even though it is a very flat course, it does provide a very wide variety of shots: from hyzers, anhyzers, straight shots through tight windows, to a few holes you can give a good rip to a disc. (depending on how far you can throw a drive) but ofcourse, watch out for those trees.
Cons: Lack of variety in its hazards. I mean, I start to feel sorry for all the trees that get punished out there!
-no elevation play
-no water hazards
It is pretty much a course in a pine plantation that even struggles to produce underbrush on most holes. Nonetheless, the land was utilized as well as it could have been, and it is still a very fun course.
Vandalism and littering has started to get out of hand, for it is a course that is free and isn't really maintained much off of the path that drives through the center. A lot of the signage has gotten torn down or screwed with so it isn't as nice for newcomers which is a real shame.
The main reason I will drive the extra 10 miles out to Standing Rocks in the summer months though is the fact that it is always PACKED!!!! This course gets the most traffic in the Stevens Point area BY FAR! Unless you go out in the early morning hours (before 10 am) expect a wait on most holes if you are with a group of more than 2 people.
Other Thoughts: Overall I would recommend Yulga to any discer. It can be fun and challenging to all styles of players. You need to be precise on drives and approach shots alike. Don't forget bug spray and pack out your trash!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Flat and Wooded
Pros: This is nice course that requires many different types of shots around and through trees. A couple of ace chances. Close to Point but it feels like you are in a pretty secluded area. Three different tee boxes. Concrete tee pads.
Cons: After awhile all the holes seem a little similar. Very flat with no elevation changes. Many of the holes have no signs up anymore due to vandalism. Pretty crowded.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad course but not anything all that special either. If you go to Yulga definetly go to Standing Rocks as well, you will like the elevation changes there. BRING BUG SPRAY
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Red, White, and Blue tees that are placed out very well.
-Great mix of shots needed to complete a hole
-Large concrete tee pads
-Lots of trees that make the course more challenging.
-No two holes are the same.
Cons: -Most of the tee signs have been destroyed or damaged
-Since the holes signs are messed up it is hard to find your way to the next hole
-No garbage cans; there is tons of litter throughout the course
-Very little elevation throughout the course
Other Thoughts: This course was fun to play but we kept getting lost because the tee signs have been damaged so you can't see were to go for the next hole. Bring lots of bug spray. It was a fun course to play.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun but flat
Pros: The course plays through a small flat park that is disc golf exclusive. The area is pretty heavily wooded, with some brush on many holes to snare errant drives. Though the course is all in a pretty small area, there are enough trees that the designers were able to keep the holes separate so there is very little chance of throwing onto another fairway. Most holes have defined fairways with woods and rough lining the edges, and several holes throw through stands of trees with multiple lines to the hole. There is a good mix of left and right turning holes to keep it interesting through the whole course.
There are three tees on most holes, and this is one of the best designs I've seen using multiple tees. Often one tee will use an entirely different fairway or line to the hole, changing up the course entirely. I only got to play the white tees, but it looked like the kind of course where all three sets of tees are worth playing. There are signs at each tee, with the map and distance for all three tees on each hole. The tee pads are all nice concrete with some texture for good grip. The baskets are showing a little wear but catch fine.
Cons: The course is very flat, and there's not a huge variety of different hole lengths, so it all feels a little bit the same after a while. The design does a great job with the space available, but there just isn't really room for any longer holes to mix things up a little bit. There are a couple holes where I pulled out a driver, but for the most part this is a mids and putters course.
The hole signs were decent, but not very durable. A significant number of them were destroyed or gone, and many tee posts were ripped out of the ground. At least the information was duplicated (triplicated?) on all three tees, so often at least one was intact, but that means walking to another tee to get the distance.
Other Thoughts: This is another fun course in the Stevens Point area, and definitely worth a stop if you're in the area, and has great replay-ability with the multiple and very different sets of tees. It's a great course for newer players from the short tees, with reasonable distance and a variety of lines to learn. More experienced players will find good variety and some challenge here, especially with all the different tees to choose from. I recommend this course if you're passing through, though it's not worth a huge drive all by itself.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
central wisconsin strong
Pros: This course is one of the finest examples of using 3 sets of tees to maximum potential that I have seen.
Perfect tees signs and perfect cement tees.
All types of lines offered.
Primarily low/flat shots needed. Therefore, this course puts everyone on the same scale; regardless of what one's max distance may be.
Overall feeling very nice here. Three types of forest; all clear for lower lines; but giving one a nice canopy feeling, higher up.
Though course can be crowded, the way the course is laid out, and the terrain it uses, you generally feel like you have the course to yourself; even when quite a number of others are also throwing.
Course flows back to parking lot more than twice, for those who might need to stop back at vehicle for provisions.
Even from blue (long) tees, aces are possible on most holes....at the same time; par is not a bad score for all but 950+ rated players.
Cons: Those above 950+ rated will find this course a bit short. They will also probably figure it allows lesser players too much of a chance to keep up with them; due to shots required (see above). This is why I'm giving it a 3.5....thinking of top players views here.
Very flat, absolutely no change in elevation.
No water in play.
Few long holes for those who like to bomb. (Though I would point out that this is not a pitch and putt by all but top player's standards; and even so, there are more than enough trees to keep all players honest.)
Other Thoughts: You will notice that Superberry, who is, in general, a very tough rater of courses; has given Yulga a 4. I am only slightly surprised at this. This course forces you to think about the line you want; and to hit it....for just about every hole; from every tee. In others words, he is rewarding the designer for a very well thought out design.
I am probably going to get some HBH (home boy hate), for this one. Homies not very happy with my Standing Rocks review either. However, I happen to think (and review suggestions back me up), that a 3.5 is a very good course. This is a very good course. Schukar designs are always done very well and maintained awesomely. Yulga is no exception. This overall course, especially if you play it from a couple of sets of tees, will leave you will a good, overall, "wow" feeling. But, in general, there a no particular, "wow" holes. Yulga, Standing Rocks, and Big Eau Pleine, provide a VERY GOOD THREESOME, in central Wisconsin. All three are worth a trip. I would consider such a trip to be a "4 rated journey."
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Extremely well matured!
Pros: Variety, scenic beauty, woods, and not over-played. Three sets of tees (some shared on some holes) add variety and challenge, as well as vary your shot selection. Alternate pin placements on almost every hole I believe. The woods here are a mix of hardwoods toward the back of the course, jack pines through the middle, and a mix of prairie woods up front. This offers a nice change of scenery and feel of playing much more of a park than the actual land used. The balance here is great with long, short, right, and left. The signs are very nice and unique touches like the carved wood benches offer the finishing touch. The woods and brush offer both a canopy to limit the height of drives, and the trees themselves force specific flights as well as offer options for RH or LH players. I cannot complain about the concrete pads here because they are actually installed corrctly and flush with the ground for the most part.
Cons: Not much at all for elevation here, course is almost completely flat. No water hazards at all, and not real OB but some backyards for the new subdivision. So as far as the perfect balance, there is a little missing from an amazing course.
Other Thoughts: Yulga is a excellent course and well worth the trip to point. If you couple this course with a round at Standing Rocks, you're gonna be extremely glad you came to the area. Yulga alone is worth a trip for a travelling player. Yulga has far less (if any) poison ivy compared to Standing Rocks. Playing a night round here is FUN and DARK! With some elevation and water hazard, the course would rate nearly a 5! I've been palying this course since it was placed in the ground, and it has continued to mature and get better and better.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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