Mayfair DGC Is OK For Beginners!
Pros: The Mayfair course is squeezed into a small section of the park. Holes 1-2 and 8-9 play in this small area next to the Recreation Center while 3-7 play on the other side of the creek. Only # 7 plays longer than 300'.
There is now a big ugly # 1 sign. It looks out of place on a disc golf courses. Others on the other side of the creek look just as silly.
The course really isn't too bad for beginners. The creek by # 2 is too avoided, at all costs. 8 & 9 are fun little holes with interesting lines (low hyser tunnel shots).
Cons: Missing signage.
Could really have a sign directing you across the creek to holes 3-7. I'm sure some players have missed them completely.
Short beginner/grade school lengths.
# 7 plays too close to road traffic. Could present a problem.
Other Thoughts: This odd little course is a little tricky to rate. Although it's a pretty natural fit for middle school/grade school/or beginners, there's a lot I'm not thrilled with. I guess I'll go with the 1.5 rating.
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Pros: - Good use of available elevation (#'s 2, 3, 5, 6, 9).
- Good use of available water (#'s 2, 3, 5).
- Trees and bushes create line-shaping opportunities (#'s 2, 3, 7, 8, 9).
- Decent variety of shots required. Easy enough in most spots for beginners, but with enough of a challenge to not completely bore more experienced players. Decent enough as a putter-only course for intermediate players in need of some quick discin'.
- Fun enough for more experienced (but not necessarily accomplished) discers who might want to take a bunch of challenging but attainable ace runs with a putter or comet without it being mindless or boring. The risk of the trees in conjunction with the creek definitely gives one or two holes a bit of "pucker factor" if a throw isn't executed well.
Cons: - #4's basket and #5's tee are dangerously close to (i.e., in) #7's fairway. Potentially hazardous in general play conditions.
- Natural tees are rutted in places. The tee signs are placed in awkward positions that interfere with a normal throwing motion. One tee is squished between its sign and some bushes.
- The signage consists of a large oval sign mounted on a pole. The only information they contain is the hole number.
- For everything good going on here, it's still just a little pitch n' putt niner. The course seems to have a bit of an identity crisis. Not truly easy enough (because of the creek) for beginners at the elementary school but not challenging enough for grown-up discers to want to spend more than a round or two at.
Other Thoughts: - Hole #2 is a downhill (RHBH) hyzer route over the creek. The pin is nestled in a pretty little green area with the creek on the right side. Dense bushy trees and telephone pole support wires prevent a straight- forward route. While the creek is easily avoidable for experienced players, the steepness of its banks make it a nasty hazard for newer players happening into it.
- #3 throws back over the creek in a huge anhyzer that needs to clear a small tree and float to the green. Trees and schule knock down discs that go a bit long. Discs that sail too long risk rolling into into the creek. This hole is a somewhat ridiculous beginner's hole, although a total bail-out route is available.
- #'s 4 and 5 criss cross a mostly open field. The creek lurks behind #5's basket, with a real risk of rolling down into it on anything long.
- # 6 plays alongside a steep grassy slope that descends on the right to form a small suburban valley. Long rollaways are possible here.
- # 7 is the long brute of the lot. Without signage to tell the length, I'll guesstimate it to clock in at 330-350'. This hole plays alongside a small road on the right before heading back to the somewhat wooded front part to finish off.
- #'s 8 and 9 play through several small trees, forcing the player to hit their line. #9's basket sits slightly elevated on a little bump of land which is a nice enough touch for an elementary school course.
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Pros: This course is almost always empty.
Hole 2 is fun, the prefered RHBH route is over a creek for the entire flight minus the last 20'.
Cons: The tee for hole one has been displaced by an addition to the rec center. (I teed off from the parking lot)
Dirt tees. (They were worse, but someone recently added dirt to fill in the ruts)
With the exception of hole 7, all of the holes are very short.
Half of the holes are wide open with at most one tree in play. Two holes are both very short and totally wide open; good for nothing but ace runs.
The water in the creek is nasty, it took most of the stamp off of a near new disc that was only in the water for 5 minutes.
This course used to have poison ivy although I have not seen any recently.
Other Thoughts: The main reason that I come back to this course is that I can get in a couple of rounds in 45 minutes if I'm in a rush.
The Oak Brook course just west of here was much more challenging and rewarding.
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Pros: -All baskets are in good condition
-Course loops back to the start
-Rest room inside park building
Cons: -Tee pads are dirt
-Signs for basket #1, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 are missing
-Nowhere to sit
-Not much elevation
-No variety in hole distance
-Not enough challenge
-Parking can be difficult with other park users
-No regular leagues, or tourney's
Other Thoughts: The only reason I ever come here is to practice my midrange game..
So many signs are missing at this point that I think it would be very hard for first time players to navigate through.
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