Savanna, IL 
Old Mill Park Share
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1    12/10/2011   2/9/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 815  Reviewed: 753  Exp: 12.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through the back of a large multi-use park. Several of the holes play in grassy fields with scattered mature trees and some thick rough in spots. A few of these holes have some fun elevation and some roll away potential around the basket. A few holes play down in a more wooded area with narrower lines to hit and more punishment for errant shots. There are actually a few shots that offer some interesting challenges mixed in with more straightforward shots.
Cons: The lower part of the course was a bit of a mess. There were lots of dead branches down on the fairways and the area holds a lot of water and mud even a while after a rain. The signage is lacking, making the course a little tough to follow at times. The tees have numbers on posts, but in a couple spots there are multiple baskets in view and you have to walk all the way to the pin to find the faded number (or none at all). There is a course map online, you'll want to print it or have it up on your smartphone.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find this course approachable but challenging. The open holes have a little length and can be windy, but aren't too punitive. The more punishing wooded shots are reasonable lengths. More experienced players will find a few challenging and interesting shots, but it's not terribly tough overall.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 not bad

1    8/21/2009   9/20/2009
Review By: tallpaul
Played: 711  Reviewed: 133  Exp: 26.3 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Long tees offer 3240 yardage.
Tees again not worn in (nearby Millcreek and Point Rock Park's tees are also quite pristine. This means you can make a day trip of this area and really enjoy a nice, quiet day of years gone by, course to yourself, golf.)
Cons: Tees are posts in the ground. They do have a number on top to let you know which one you're at; but, no yardage, or even an arrow showing direction.
There is a box for maps at beginning of course; but was empty.
As noted in the Sford's review; holes #6, 7, and #8, until the bucket; were extremely swampy. This must be a common theme. (It was quite rainy the day we were there, though).
Other Thoughts: Wind was a huge factor the first 3 holes. May be fairly normal for this course; thus, adding a difficulty level. The course challenged the two of us; and though I only gave it a two; this has a lot to do with the swampiness of three holes, the poor signage, and the fact that it's a nine. We did negotiate it fine with the posts though. I will probably come back and perhaps bump it up .5.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Potential Exist

1    7/2/2009   7/6/2009
Review By: Sford13
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 5.2 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has some potential. With a little work this course could be a little hidden gem. In it's current state this course is barely passable.
Cons: This course is kinda hard to follow as most of the signage is gone. Holes 6 and 7 were muddy and flooded. With a little bit of work this course could easily bump up to a 3.
Other Thoughts: If in this area there are far better courses to play. Unless work is done to improve this one, I would recommend checking out some of the other local courses. Both Mt. Carroll and Fulton are nearby with better courses.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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