7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a small piece of land next to a small park. Some of the holes are immediately next to some playground equipment, which could cause some interference. According to the course's sign, no professional discs allowed! Blunt frisbees only, ha!
- About half of the holes have some sort of tree obstacle involved, so there is a decent variety in hyzer, anhyzer, or straight here and there. For the ace run, at the very least.
- This side of the park has some hilliness to it, so there are some uphill and downhill shots throughout. #13 is practically a blind downhill; it is definitely noticeable.
- Teepads are gigantic runs of dirt, but are actually fine when dry. Baskets are old but catch fine. Signs in good shape, and navigation is easy thanks to gigantic spray-painted numbers and arrows on the trees. Ugly but effective.
Cons: - Layout of this course is absolutely crammed in this small area. If there is anyone else playing at the same time, always keep an eye out for a stray shot.
- Beginners course to the extreme, the short short hole lengths almost require non-professional discs to make it interesting.
Other Thoughts: - For a pure beginners course, it really is not that bad at all. Plenty of trees on almost every hole to force some short of line, even if it is as simple as hyzer/anny/straight. Minor elevation changes also help to keep things interesting, and provide different looks. Any player with any experience had better bring a putter or slower, though, just to avoid overshooting every hole.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
14 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a tiny neighborhood park with nice mature trees, a central hill that most of the holes play on or around, and a nice view of the river from the top of the hill. The river can come into play on a couple holes if you have a terrible shot or a really nasty roll, so there is a little bit of risk here. The tees are all marked with number and distance, and the baskets are numbered on the band and with large markings on adjacent trees that are easy to see from a distance. The course is easy to follow, and flows well from one hole to the next. If the course isn't busy, the number of baskets in a small area makes for a great practice area and safari opportunity, and the lack of underbrush and short holes make this an fun place for night golf.
Cons: This is the shortest and silliest course I've ever seen. There wasn't even enough room in this park for a pitch n putt 9 holer, and they crammed 18 holes into the space anyway. Not a single hole is longer than 186', and a couple are under 100'. Nearly every hole has an open hyzer line for either hand, so you don't need to shape any different lines to be successful here. The tree markings for basket numbers are necessary because often there are several baskets right in front of the tee, and any one of them could be a hole on this course.
Not only does the length make the course a bit silly and boring, it also leads to some safety hazards. You are often throwing at several other holes and tee pads, and most 5 year olds can overshoot several holes on this course, so keep your eyes out if there are other players on the course. Some holes play very close to the parking lot and playgrounds, on a busy day this could be a real problem.
The tee signs don't have any indication of which direction they face, so there were a couple where the tree markings were less obvious and it took a second to figure out where to shoot. The tees themselves are dirt, and have spread out quite a bit, some up to 20 feet long which is a significant difference on a 90' hole...
Other Thoughts: Beginners will enjoy the opportunity for ace runs and birdies on the short easy holes here, though they won't develop much of a skill set here. More experienced players will find the course silly and not worth playing, with nothing but short repetitive holes. The only things this course is really good for are really young kids getting into the sport, or something like an ace race or super class event (though all holes are short even with a lid...).
The course is unique enough that I'm glad I stopped by to play a couple quick rounds with a zephyr (and hit metal several times), but unless you want to rack up your ace count or just want to add a course to your list (my excuse) don't bother with this course especially with Sinnissippi not too far away.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Miniature Disc Golf
Pros: This is a very tiny neighborhood park. It has 1 small hlll where many of the holes play. There are several large trees scattered throught the course. It's mowed nicely. When you step out of the car all you will see is a park full of yellow baskets. It's funny as heck.
Super beginner friendly.
There are 18 baskets.
Painted yellow arrows on trees to point to baskets.
Cons: Natural dirt tees.
Sometimes it's hard to tell what basket you are supposed to throw to since there are so many in view.
This is the shortest course I have ever seen. I have seen mini disc golf courses longer than this one. My buddy and I played this course with a putter and mid range. He shot a -18 36 (perfect without an ace) and I shot a -16 38 with an OB penalty on #2 inside the wood frame.
Sinnissippi Park in Sterling is a must play course. It's just across the river.
This course is not worth stopping at if you are looking for a challenge. If you are taking out new players this is a great place to play.
This course was made for an Ace Race!
Do not travel out of your way to play this. If you do stop it won't take you long to play it. 3 of us played it in less than 30 minutes.
Check out my Illinois Top 10.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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