Carbondale, IL 
SIU - Rec Center Share
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3 / 264ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #6 Tee



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1    8/20/2010   8/30/2010
Review By: #19325
Played: 318  Reviewed: 170  Exp: 13.6 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: SIU Rec Center is located on a very flat open piece of land. The grounds are mowed and clean like you'd expect on a college campus. Holes 1 thru 5 play on one side of Grand Ave and 6 thru 9 play on the other side. We parked right by Hole #1's tee pad.

The course is located near some dorms and the rec center. It's a very beginner friendly and exposes the game to college kids. There are no places to lose discs.

There are several holes that you can bust out the driver and rip it. Those are the 1st 5 holes. When you cross the street the last 4 have more obstacles to contend with and are shorter.

I printed a map from this site and had no issue navigating it. There are general tee signs. Without a map it might be hard to find hole #2 and crossing the street to #6.

The Mach 1 baskets are in good shape. They are painted Saluki Maroon.
Cons: The tee pads are natural grass.

There are not enough obstacles to keep this 9 hole course interesting. It'd get boring playing a lot.

There are a few long walks between holes. You have to cross a busy street as well.

Pedesrians, roads, and walking paths come into play. Be careful!
Other Thoughts: Having the Lake course right down the street is a bonus for SIU students. They are 2 drastically different courses which both offer great practice areas.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 salukis

1    10/11/2009   10/14/2009
Review By: tntbuffallo
Played: 7  Reviewed: 6
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Some of the hole had some distance to them. You play in the shadows of the dorm for S.I.U. and there are some great camping nearby.
Cons: Yes they had tee markers, but they were very primitive. I wish they would include yardage. I guess the college students can figure out the distance with all their knowledge.
Other Thoughts: The cross over to the rec center for the last three holes were ok. The coarse in general is too wide open and holes placed to close to streets. Hard to navigate where the next tee box is, they aren't always really close to the last basket.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 money

1    9/12/2009   9/23/2009
Review By: peabody
Played: 46  Reviewed: 34  Exp: 11.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Mostly open course with a few trees to go around. If you were living in the dorms this would be a great place of an evening to just park and put around. Only 9 holes but there is enough room to bomb a few.
Cons: The targets weren't the best and finding the dirt tees were a litte tough. Kids did get in the way but this is a college campus so no biggie. Boring for the most part but there was a couple of cool holes.
Other Thoughts: I found a 20 dollar bill and went out to eat! Thanks to mom and dad who was sending the unlucky idiot to school. He probably learned not to loose mom's cash. The 9 holes at the campus lake are a lot better but these would be great for glow rounds.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 SIU

1    4/2/2009   4/16/2009
Review By: Arnie
Played: 34  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 6.6 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very clean. Nice and quite on Sunday morinings.Baskets are in good shape and so are the tee boxs.
Cons: Hole 4 has a foot path in the way. Hole 6 is to close to the sidewalk and a busy road. Hole 7 to close to the building. no parking up close, must park down the road and walk back up.
Other Thoughts: Change Hole 6 to Hole1, that way you can loop back around more nicely.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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