0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is very easy. With that said, it was a good little warm-up for the Grey Course, although you may not need to use your driver on this course at all. If I lived in the area I probably would use this course to work on my mid-range/putting game. Almost had a couple of aces which always makes a disc-golfer feel good.
Cons: Natural tee pads. Some of them were not level ground, and a couple of my throws were affected because I almost rolled my ankles. There is also no indication of yardage of any of the holes. If I wasn't with a friend who has played the course before,some of the blind holes may have been over thrown.
Other Thoughts: I feel this course is a good practice course, or a warm-up for your "real" round at the Grey Course. If you visit the Fox Lake Park and cannot play both, don't waste your time with the Red Course. If you finish your 18 on the Grey Course and have an extra 15 minutes cross the road and try to make a few aces over on the red course.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a small portion of the park, with decent hills and a decent amount of trees. Pretty much on its own.
- Hilly terrain allows for some decent elevation changes, most notably on #9. Some gradual downhill slopes add some enjoyment as well.
- A few holes use large trees to force some line shaping and punish errant shots. There are some spots where a bad drive may require a recovery shot as opposed to a simple approach shot. Definitely some thought and accuracy needed in some spots.
- Decent mix of hole length. Multiple ace runs, and a few longer ones around 250'-280'. Definitely not a full length course; more of a putter/mid/utility round.
- Good baskets, tees in OK shape, posts to mark tee areas are easy to find and navigate.
Cons: - The really short lengths on a few holes is kind of silly and out of place. Even worse, they are pretty much wide open and have nothing to them.
- Some holes are completely brainless and amount to a practice basket in a field.
Other Thoughts: - This is a great course for beginners to learn on, with decent elevation changes and some line shaping needed. Otherwise, a perfect warm-up for the on-site Grey Fox.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Red Fox Niner
Pros: - Red Fox is a small pitch and putt style course located adjacent to the more challenging Grey Fox 18-holer. Mostly grassy, with scattered trees and bushes for occasional obstacles. Flow between holes is straightforward and obvious.
- The designer used what little elevation was available to decent effect on a handful of holes. One hole throws down a small slope to a blind pin placement, while another forces an anhyzer back up the slope with trees to both sides.
- Very well manicured and maintained. Located in a park with the full amenities: bathrooms, water fountains, picnic shelters, playground equipment, volleyball courts, sledding hills, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, boat launch and grass "labyrinth."
- Plenty of ace opportunities without being boring or unfun. Not the most challenging of courses, but not so simple or repetitive as to be unplayable.
- Great for beginners, families, or as a quick warm-up for the Grey Fox course.
- Wood chip tees in decent shape.
Cons: - Rudimentary yet sufficent signage shows only the hole number (although not much else is needed, really).
- No real risk/reward opportunities. Most intermediate players could easily play this course with a putter or mid-range only. Leave your drivers in the car (but be sure to bring them for Grey Fox).
- Mulch tees, albeit in good shape and sufficent for this course.
- A few scattered grills in the fairway.
Other Thoughts: - Disc shop nearby (you'll pass it on the way if you come from 94). It was not open when we stopped by, so I'm uncertain as to selection, prices, etc.
- The mosquitoes by the woods were rabid. Although they've been bad everywhere in the region this year, this course had the worst I've ever experienced. Clouds (literally) of the little devils swarmed through multiple layers of 100% Deet to make the round really miserable. I can't list this as a con, but be aware that the nearby Fox River probably contributes to an insect problem on a yearly basis. Bring spray and still expect to be chewed on!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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