- Sports and Recreation
Northern Wisconsin condo resort
This resort is a great place to go for a family vacation, or with another couple. The disc golf course is not part of the current resort.
The resort is one of the first ski resorts in Wisconsin, it opened in 1947. A massive lodge added in 1972 made it a top resort.
In the mid 1980s the resort suffered several financial setbacks with many bankruptcies. The resort closed and reopened several more times throughout the next 25 years.
The disc golf course was what drew me to the resort. It was a nice resort with a beautiful disc golf course. The biggest problem was the cost of operation was high, and the location is not close to major population centers.
The even built their own runway so people could fly in their own planes.
The latest news it that the resort closed once again before the 2014 ski season. There is a possible land swap deal that could open the resort again.
Vacation resort Location
Telemark is located in Cable Wisconsin. About 230 miles from the Twin cities. About 500 mi. from Chicago. If you have a plane, there is a runway right in front of the resort, so you can fly your private plane almost to the door.
Wisconsin DG courses
Unfortunately the Telemark ski resort and disc golf course is no longer open. They can't seem to get someone in there that make make it work and stay open. There are several other disc golf courses that are not too far away.
Almon park dgc just outside Rhinelander is one of the top rated in the area. It's an 18 hole course that was built in 2010.
Treehaven, a 20 hole dgc that was built in 2009.This course has moderate elevation and is mostly wooded.
Brandy Lake DGC is also in the area, this is an 18 hole course. This course was built in 2011.
Sandy point resort, the oldest, most well known and highest rated course in the area. Where they also have a big tournament every year is definitely a course you should play if you're in the area. Sandy Point is 27 holes with 2 holes that are fairly tough water holes.
I have not been to this area for a while, and I want to go back soon and try some of these courses that I haven't played before. If you are in the area, check them out.
Sandy point disc golf
The disc golf course
The course was challenging and fun. It was on the ski hill at Telemark. The way this course was set up is unique in that you don’t feel like you are playing a ski hill course.
If you have played other ski resort courses, you know that they can be tiring. The up and down on the steep hills is exhausting. Tim Gill used the terrain well in designing this course, to get the most out of it, without exhausting the players.
Many of the holes are on the bottom and top of the hill, several go across the mountain. It allows you to play without the fatigue. I played this course several times, It is one of my favorite courses.
The course was 24 holes, with a variety of length and elevation. Hole #1 starts you off with something you will not likely ever see anywhere else. You tee off over a slab of cement that is about 300 ft across, and it’s O.B., unique. The length of the course is around 9500 feet, par 78. It is pay to play, $5. Read Reviews See course map.
Telemark offers many things to do. They have 3 mountain bike trails, 2.2mi. 6.7mi., and 9.9mi. with hundreds of miles of other marked trails nearby. Trek mountain. Bikes for rent at resort. Road biking also available with several mapped road loops from 7 to 50 miles. They have access to ATV trails directly from the property, maps for trails available at the resort. There is boating and fishing close by on Namakogon lake and the Namakogon river. You can even canoe the river all the way to the St. Croix river, about 75 miles. Telemark has a championship golf course on the property, with 10 other golf courses with 25 miles. There is also a mini golf course on the resort. Indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and high speed internet. Full bar and restaurant on site. Sauna, whirlpool, basketball, and horseshoes. Also all winter sports, skiing, sliding, skating, and snowboarding. Disc golf is not open in the winter.
Telemark has 129 rooms and 64 condos and suites. They have special rates and packages. Check resort for prices. Telemark Resort
Hopefully the resort will open again, and they will put up the disc golf course when they do. The set up they had was one of my favorite courses I have played anywhere.
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