6 Helpful / 0 Not
Wooded and technical
Pros: The course plays through a flat, wooded piece of property on a college campus. The area is dedicated to disc golf, so there isn't any interference with non disc golfers, and you get a nice feeling of seclusion. The holes play very technical, with tight fairways and pretty good punishment for errant shots, with thick woods and some underbrush off the fairways. There are concrete tees with basic signs on all holes, and discatchers in decent shape. Unlike many college courses, the course parking lot doesn't require a permit so parking is easy.
Cons: The course is very flat, and in the A positions the holes are all very similar in length. This makes for a round that feels really repetitive, and doesn't push you to make different disc and shot choices. I threw a new putter or a broken in putter on nearly every hole. The tee pads were a little small, and raised above ground level, making for awkward approach and follow through on tee shots. There was a lot of vandalism of baskets and tee signs, and a good amount of trash in the woods, which takes away from the nice atmosphere of the course.
Other Thoughts: It's great that the college has a course on campus, it's a great exposure for the sport, and hopefully introduces lots of new players. Though the rough can be a little thick, it's not very long so I don't think it would be too terribly frustrating to a newer player. More experienced throwers won't find much challenge, it really feels like the same three holes over and over.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
ICC in da Woods
Pros: ICC is located on the campus of Illinois Central College. The course plays entirely in the woods. There are several sections of very nice pine trees. There is not 1 open shot of the 18 holes. The land is pretty flat.
There are several very fun and memorable holes.
Cement tee pads and Innova Discatcher Baskets.
This is a very technical course and requires accuracy.
2 sets of pins add variety of length. The long pins can play tough.
Tee signs are adequate. They are basic and have the distances.
Pretty easy to navigate.
The tee pads are very irratating. Although they are cement they were framed on top of the ground. They are 2 to 3 inches above the earth. Please be careful you don't break and ankle.
This course gets very repetitive.
This is par 54 wooded golf. Here are the results from a few years ago from mixed tees. SSA played at 50 -4 and 49 -5
Small parking area but no facilities close. There is a McDonald's Gas Station across the road.
There are no areas where you get a chance to open up and rip the disc.
This is not a beginner course. If you are not throwing straight this can become a game of pin ball and very frustrating for beginngers.
If you are in Peoria and have limited time i'd suggest skipping this course. Make sure you play Morton, Pekin, Eureka, and Bradely before this one.
I find myself skipping this course for others.
The Riverboat is not far from here.
Check out my Illinois Top 10.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: ICC is a fun course that is all in the woods. If you want to shoot under par and have some ace runs this is the course for you. There are a few unique and interesting holes at the ICC course.
Cons: -If the baskets are in the B position do not bother to play the course. I can shoot between 45 and 50 from the A pins and you can add 10 strokes to that total from the B pins without any of the fun.
-The course has many design flaws. The area where the course is situated is a great piece of land but wasn't used effectively. I do believe that the designer wasn't allowed to go into some of the better areas of the property.
-The course is extremely repetitive. I have played the course many times and the only reason I remember some of the holes is because of how ridiculous the holes are (ex, holes 4, 8, 18)
-The course does not hold water well and can play very wet.
Other Thoughts: Overall, if you are in the central Illinois area and don't have a lot of time - play Northwood Park in Morton, Bradley Park in Peoria, McNaughton Park in Pekin, or Lake Eureka Park in Eureka.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
A walk in the woods
Pros: -Very nice wooded course, a good mix of straight, anhyzer and hyzer shots
-Mostly flat but a few holes have slight elevation changes in the middle of the holes
-Nice tight fairways on almost all holes, they require a lot of accuracy.
-Alternate pin locations
-Easy to navigate with paths from pins to next tee pads. But you get this great feeling of solitude at this course
-Practice basket by parking lot
-Some garbage cans on course
-Some natural "benches"
Cons: -Course gets a little redundant, which is a pretty common con for all courses that are completely in the woods
-No facilities (no bathrooms, water, pretty small parking area)
-Course was a bit on the short side. Local knowledge says that course lengthens and toughens substantially when pins are in the B placement
-Vandals have been a nuisance in the past, they pulled 14 out of the ground and threw it in a ravine
-I really don't like the signage at peoria area parks, this course had small yellow metal signs with a tee and a basket with a suggested route and hole length, sufficient but they don't depict any of the prominent hole landmarks. So it can show you anhyzer, but around which tree?
Other Thoughts: I liked this course a lot, it was a bit littered. But overall it was really pretty with a ton of pine and hardwood trees. I can't wait to play it in B position. I loved the privacy and solitude at this park.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
ICC College Frolf Course
Pros: This course was very fun to play. I played this course after I played the one in Washington and it's an entirely different world here even though it's only a ten minute drive away. It's very obvious that the disc golfers of Peoria love the sport because they take such good care of the courses. This course has a lot of trees as it's in a little forest and I'm pretty sure I hit at least 20 of them, haha.
The course is very easy to find because the practice basket (which had a little 10 feet radius green around it) is in the middle of the field touching the parking lot for the course.
It's impossible to get lost while navigating this course because the whole course follows a beautiful trail through the forest. I thought that it was pretty cool.
Cons: There was a lot of litter here, which made me a little sad. Some of the signs by the tees were missing and some of them had been written on with marker. As has been said before, the holes seem to get redundant very quickly because the whole course is in the forest area.
Other Thoughts: It's great that there's so many courses in such a little area in Peoria, but if you only have time to play one 18-hole course, I'd head down to Morton and play the Northwoods Park. This one doesn't have that much of a variety of shots and hitting trees gets very frustrating very quickly.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Cold and Windy
Pros: Course was well maintained. Easy to navigate. Course offered a wide range of shots left, right, straight but not much elevation changes unless you happen to fall into one of the ravines. Very wooded course which makes for more technical types of shots to be made. The few holes in the pine forest where especially nice as it felt like a totally different area. Plenty of trash cans out and about to keep the place clean.
Cons: Few of the baskets were damaged (Still playable), and a few tee signs were missing or missing distance information. A course map out front would have been nice as well.
Other Thoughts: This was a very nice course to hit up while the girlfriend passed and went shopping with her mom since it was damn near freezing out. Like the easy access parking and the practice basket as well.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
The Educated Woods
Pros: Well maintained course. Signs, tees, and baskets are all in tip top shape. A healthy variety of right/left handed holes. Being that the course is heavily wooded (and that it is), a player must be up for the challenge of throwing distance shots down tight & narrow fairways. Beginners shouldn't worry also, throws in the wooded areas can be easily made up.
Cons: Course begins to become redundant being that almost every shot is in the woods throwing down a narrow fairway either to the right or left.
Other Thoughts: Overall enjoyable course. Few courses within short driving distance of the course making it perfect for a day of disc golf for "travelers".
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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