3 Helpful / 0 Not
Hatten down the hatches
Pros: 1) Practice Basket available near the first tee.
2) Decent signs have Pare, Hole #, Distance, a Map including any OB on the course.
3) Mach baskets with the number plates are some of my favorite baskets (aside from being hard to see from time to time.
4) Some dual concrete tees are always an enjoyable aspect to a course.
5) Scorecards in the mailbox near the first tee. This is something I really like seeing, I would like to see it on more courses I just think that the scorecards would simply get stolen or destroyed more often than not, requiring constant refilling and wasting a lot of the local clubs money.
6) Alternate pins in some locations that I could tell.
7) There are some garbage cans on the course to dispose of your garbage.
8) There is a nice mixture of holes out here. There are a couple really tight tunnels but it isn't overly weighted towards this type of hole. Then there are some moderately wooded holes that work their way through more of a parklike setting. Then there are a couple holes with virtually no obstacles, but it also isn't overly heavy on these holes which is nice. It seems to hit the balance just right.
9) There also is a nice mixture of shot shaping required to play well out here. You need to be able to work your disc either direction but there are a lot of holes where you can go either way . . . which is nice to have as long as the challenge of one shot is somewhat consistant with the other option.
10) Distance variation is not extreme, but they have a range of just under 200' to just under 400'. About half of the holes are in the range of 198' to 236, almost another half in the 250'-300' range and the one outlier at 385' on the long end and 168' on the short end. All in all a decent variety.
11) Beginner friendly for sure because most of the holes are no more than moderately wooded.
Cons: 1) Rings on the chains seemed to be flip flopped on #16. The chain configuration looked a little strange to me when I was putting at it.
2) The concrete tees seemed to be a little small from time to time, that might be because the shorter holes you don't need as much runup and I felt it on the long holes. I am not 100% if they were all consistant or some of the tees just felt smaller.
3) Distnce variation could have used a little better differentiation. I like the range of distance variation but I enjoy more overall variety. I would like to see it split into like 4 ranges 150-200, 200-250, 250-300, 300-350 with appoximately the same number of holes in each range. It may not be possible on this course, and i understand not all places can spread things out like this, but it is something I am continuing to look for in good design.
4) Lacks elevation for the most part except the few early holes where you play down towards the tennis courts and then #5 I think where you play back up the hill. The rest is flat for the most part.
5) Holes #1, 2, 3, 4, 16, 17, 18 might have the potential for vehicle damage, or personal injury due to the proximity to the road as well as other activity areas. The rest of the holes are removed enough to be ok, but this is a lot of opportunity to do damage or hurt or scare someone.
Other Thoughts: All in all this was a fun course to play. It took me a while to warm up and make any birdies but I could imagine after getting to know this course better I could birdie a bunch of holes any given week. It is a nice old school park setting course with moderate hole length and moderate wooded holes in general. I would think if they could alter the layout just slightly they might be able to throw a few more in the dense woods to increase the challenge as well as the variety.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
A good beginner course
Pros: -A good park, nice neighborhood.
-A fun course for all styles of play
-In a park that has activities for the whole family.
-Well maintained course
-Low traffic for the most part
Cons: -Only one tee pad and placement for most holes
-Very short, rather easy course. (only takes about half hour to play on your own.)
-Lack of hazards/difficulty (no elevation play, no water hazards, just woods)
-Very wet course (swampy edges) for the most part and has A LOT of mosquitoes.
Other Thoughts: This course is not a very challenging course but it is a fun course to play if you are looking for a good round of putter/mid-range throws. The course lacks distance in both the holes and course length. All of the holes are in the 150'-250' range with the exception of hole 11 that can get over 400' depending on which tee you play it from (some of the holes have multiple tee pads in the works).
Each hole offers multiple shot possibilities but lacks a lot of challenge. Holes 6-9 that go through the woods require some accuracy to your shot but are short so a poor first shot can turn into a very manageable par.
Overall this course is a short beginner course that can produce some fun for all levels of players. Bring the bug spray and leave the drivers, not really necessary for this course, but you may want one for hole #11. (I usually empty the bag on this hole because it is wide open and fun to work on multiple shots).
I wouldn't consider this a course you would want to make a special trip to, but if you are in the fox valley area looking for some courses to play, its a solid course to take a look at.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Good for beginners
Pros: Short holes good for beginners, mostly open except for 5-9. These holes are easy to lose discs. Hole 3 runs next to a tennis court, making the fairway very narrow as you get closer to the hole. Hole 11 is the longest hole and is virtually treeless. A long drive can make for a easy approach almost anywhere.
Cons: Park is usually busy and cars can make for hazards. Nothing too special. Just a course. Trees in the open always seem to pose a problem and can get frustrating
Other Thoughts: I take everyone I know to this place to play for there first time. ANYone can play here and enjoy it. Each time I played there were RVs blocking the 17th basket on all sides. I had to skip the hole but it wasn't that hard at all. If you are new to disc golf, this is a great place for you
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Good to play once, if you're in the area
Pros: Good mix of left and right turns, with some wooded holes offering a challenge. Signage was good, except for the fact that while the signs mapped the holes, the maps/signs did not match the direction of the holes (the sign map would make it look like you were shooting due east, when the direction of the fairway was due south). Quiet park, and nice atmosphere. Concrete tee-pads were available, though not particularly maintained with regard to erosion.
Cons: This course struggles with many others in that it was developed within an already existing public park. Some of the fairways contend with other activities, though not directly; on some holes it would be possible to shank a drive into a playground (admittedly it would have to be a pretty bad shank). The course is not the priority of the park; you definitely get the feeling that the county put in the course and figured that was good enough. There is no feeling of "future" here. As noted above, many holes are short and open, lacking significant challenge.
Other Thoughts: Also as mentioned above, this is a good course to play if you haven't played it before, and are in the area. Otherwise, its a 2 ½.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice neighborhood. Beautiful park. Scorecards available sometimes. Short and sweet for young kids. Helpful signs at pads. Some nice straight shots required; you're rewarded if you make it down the tree-lined (albeit short) tunnels. If you're looking for an ace, come play here; there are bountiful opportunities. Open all Winter!
Cons: One pad and one pin makes for repetitive rounds.
Other Thoughts: Nice community. People are generally polite. Bathrooms are an added bonus. Nice place for some Winter golf.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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