WindyCityROCer

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6146 DGCR Number
Richton Park, IL Location
Mike Real Name
37 Age
9.5 Years Years Playing
28576 PDGA Number
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7/06/2009 Joined On
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Background:
I was a long time ball golfer for over a decade (it just got too damned expensive). I had planned in high school to go to Cornell GA for college, cause at the time it was the only real landscape architecture program with a focus on golf course design... yeah I wanted to slug it out with the likes of Nicklaus, Dye, and Trent Jones....

About 5 years ago I had stumbled onto a DG course for the 1st time (WOW, there's baskets and tees and a real "course") and was hooked! When I found this site, it instantly clicked, because of my design interests, hence why I can sometimes be hard on my reviews, and tend to be a stickler for the amenities...

So far the course that have appealed to me the most are courses like Valpo and Manitowoc as they both have woods, but with the mowed grass fairways that make it feel like I'm on a (ball) golf course. From a design risk/reward standpoint, Winter Park is my favorite hands down.

As far as ratings, I don't have a set system yet, but go for the overall experience first, beauty second, effort (of course caretakers) and finally that last star for amenities. I'd REALLY like to know if I should hit the gas stations bathroom first....

Current skill level: Recreational :(

My Favorite 5
1. Rogers-Lakewood, Valpo IN
2. Winter Park, Kewaunee WI
3. Silver Creek, Manitouoc WI
4. Community Park, Channahon IL
5. Highland Park, Joliet IL

Top 5 destinations/wishlist
1. Highbridge Hills
2. Nockamixion
3. Flip City
4. De La Vega
5. Idlewild/Cincy area
Favorite Courses (6)
Played Courses (25)
United States
Illinois
Channahon, IL Community Park
Joliet, IL Highland Park
Shorewood, IL Shorewood Park
3 Course(s)
Indiana
Valparaiso, IN Rogers Lakewood Park
1 Course(s)
Wisconsin
Manitowoc, WI Silver Creek Park
Kewaunee, WI Winter Park
2 Course(s)
Course Wish List (97)
United States
Arizona
Flagstaff, AZ Thorpe Park
1 Course(s)
California
Santa Cruz, CA DeLaveaga Park
1 Course(s)
Colorado
Conifer, CO Beaver Ranch
Pine, CO Phantom Falls
2 Course(s)
Delaware
Newark, DE Iron Hill
2 Course(s)
Florida
Clearwater, FL Cliff Stephens Park
Clearwater, FL North East Coachman Park
2 Course(s)
Georgia
Illinois
Rockford, IL Anna Page Park - East
Rockford, IL Anna Page Park - West
Peoria, IL Bradley Park
Saint Charles, IL Campton Hills
Grayslake, IL Central Park
Orland Park, IL Doogan Park
Macomb, IL Everwood DGC
Pekin, IL McNaughton Park
Morton, IL Northwood Park
Sterling, IL Sinnissippi Park
Summit, IL Summit Park
Romeoville, IL Volunteer Park
Washington, IL Washington Park
Hamilton, IL Wildcat Springs
16 Course(s)
Indiana
Frankfort, IN Camp Cullom DGC
Fort Wayne, IN East Swinney Park
Indianapolis, IN George Washington Park
Hammond, IN Pulaski Park
Fort Wayne, IN Shoaff Park
Fort Wayne, IN West Swinney Park
9 Course(s)
Iowa
Davenport, IA West Lake Park
1 Course(s)
Kentucky
Brownsville, KY Holler In The Hills
Burlington, KY Idlewild
Bowling Green, KY Kereiakes Park
3 Course(s)
Massachusetts
Leicester, MA Maple Hill DGC
Leicester, MA Pyramids
2 Course(s)
Michigan
Kentwood, MI Jaycee Park
Milford, MI Kensington Toboggan
Ludington, MI Leviathan
Sanford, MI The Jungle
8 Course(s)
Minnesota
East Bethel, MN Blue Ribbon Pines DGC
Minneapolis (Eden Prairie), MN Bryant Lake Park
2 Course(s)
Missouri
Kansas City, MO Water Works Park
1 Course(s)
New York
Providence, NY Hyzer Creek
1 Course(s)
North Carolina
Davidson, NC Brackett's Bluff
Charlotte, NC Hornets Nest Park
Charlotte, NC Renaissance Park
3 Course(s)
Ohio
Cincinnati, OH Mt. Airy Forest
1 Course(s)
Oregon
Coos Bay, OR Mingus Park
Roseburg, OR Whistler's Bend
North Bend, OR Winsor Park
6 Course(s)
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
North Augusta, SC Riverview Park
Rock Hill, SC Winthrop Gold Course
3 Course(s)
Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN The Sinks
1 Course(s)
Virginia
Lynchburg, VA Peaks View Park
Spotsylvania, VA The Blockhouse - Darkside
Spotsylvania, VA The Blockhouse - Sunnyside
Spotsylvania, VA The Blockhouse - Tiki Course
4 Course(s)
West Virginia
Paw Paw, WV The Woodshed
Paw Paw, WV Whippin' Post
2 Course(s)
Wisconsin
Italy
Talamone, Italy Talamone Disc Golf
1 Course(s)
United States
Illinois
Plainfield, IL Avery Preserve
Woodridge, IL   Castaldo Park DGC
Oak Brook, IL   Central Park - Old Layout
Frankfort, IL   Commissioner Park
Channahon, IL   Community Park
Joliet, IL   Highland Park
Frankfort Square, IL   Indian Boundary South Park
Aurora, IL Jericho Lake
Naperville, IL Knoch Knolls Park
Romeoville, IL Lewis University DGC
Lombard, IL Madison Meadow Park
Homewood, IL Patriots Park
Olympia Fields, IL   Sergeant Mean's Park
Shorewood, IL   Shorewood Park
Mokena, IL The Oaks
Joliet, IL   West Park
18 Course(s)
Indiana
Indianapolis, IN Brookside Park
Valparaiso, IN   Rogers Lakewood Park
5 Course(s)
Wisconsin
Manitowoc, WI   Silver Creek Park
Kewaunee, WI   Winter Park
2 Course(s)