Saint Elmo, IL 
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 Intermediate

1    1/2/2011   1/7/2011
Review By: notapro
Played: 414  Reviewed: 279  Exp: 11 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in an area that is mostly forest, with some open areas mixed in. The terrain is very hilly, including a large sloping dam. Doesn't seem like anything other than disc golf goes on here.
- The best feature of this course is the constant hilliness, with many uphill shots, downhill shots, valley shots, and one big downhill run. It goes: #2 down, #3 up, #4 down, #5 up, #6 down, etc. etc. Great mix of steep uphills (#17), uphills (#3), valley shots (#14), downhills (#4), and big downhills (#16).
- Holes also have a good variety of lines to hit. While a lot of the course demands a straight shot, there are some good RHBH anhyzers (#5, #13) and hyzers (#1, #18). The rough off the fairways is particularly nasty in spots; inaccurate shots make saving par almost impossible.
- Big slopes lead to some big sloped greens, with tons of rollaway potential. #14 is sloped in front and behind the basket, for instance. Almost every hole with elevation has a tricky green, and many are protected by trees as well.
- Water is in play in a few spots, like the creek on #4 and #16, and the lake on #14. Usually, a shot has to be way short or way long to get wet, but it is definitely possible.
- Good signage, and baskets. Navigation isn't too bad, especially when marked on the previous tee signs. Good crossings in spots, but many other places are very tough to traverse. Not for the faint of heart or knees. Teepads are in horrible shape as well; at least a big run-up isn't needed for nearly every hole.
Cons: - Biggest drawback with this course is the very short length. Many, many holes under 250', with four under 200'. The only longer hole is very much downhill, too, so most players will rarely, if ever, need a driver.
- Overall, course is not taken care of very well. Lots of overgrowth, dead branches or piles of logs, definitely still rough around the edges. Some hills are very treacherous, especially when wet.
Other Thoughts: - This course is a harsh lesson in elevation; with nearly every hole having a pretty significant hill of some sort. #4 is a great cliff shot over a creek, #17 is a tight, steep uphill shot with a protected basket. Lots of obstacles on each hole, like numerous trees or some thick, thorny rough. The short hole lengths can be easily countered by lots of hazards.
- Probably a good course for players right in the middle; beginners will find it too challenging, and experts might find the short holes too easy to reach. But, there are many memorable shots that can be very fun or very frustrating for everybody.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Not a Walk in the Park

1    4/11/2010   4/11/2010
Review By: ruzz2112
Played: 13  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 14.2 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great for the precision shooter. Very challanging and entertaining. The dense wood makes up for the lack of distance. Elevation changes are as drastic and exciting.
Cons: A little on the short side for the distance thrower. The hills you are expected to assend and descend would be very difficult for some people. Holes 4-10 are literally through a river bottom with mud and standing water. Would not reccomed wearing sandles unless you're a 365 sandle person. Alot of trash throughout the course. High potential for lost discs.
Other Thoughts: Mosquitos, snakes, salamanders, spiders, they're all waiting for you. I got bit by a tick and lost a disc in the algae filled lake. Bring water, bug spray, and hiking shoes.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Little Par 3

2-4    11/28/2009   11/29/2009
Review By: cooktastic
Played: 45  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 5.8 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I really enjoyed playing this short par 3 course. While it is short (longest hole is 335ish I think)...most of them are difficult little par 3's because they use the landscape so well. Very hilly course with several steep uphill shots, very steep downhill shots, and even some shots where you have to cross a valley. The tees were not concrete (as listed on here) but pea gravel instead. While I really liked the pea gravel tee pads...they needed some work as many had settled in the middle forcing you to use only a small area of the tee pad. It was very easy to navigate...even though a few of the signs had been stolen. Where there were signs...they were very helpful. Eagle Point is located on a pretty little lake and it really doesn't come into play...unless you go way past the basket on 16. Most holes are very wooded...with only a couple wide open shots on the entire 18.
Cons: The teepads needed more pea gravel put down to level them out...several signs needed replacing where people had taken them...there were a ton of beer cans and bottles everywhere (looks like a high school party took place on the course the night before I played...it was holding a little water on holes 4-6 due to heavy rain in some of the preceeding weeks. Maybe a few more shots where you can get out the driver.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed playing this course...my hometown is ten times the size of this little community and yet it has a MUCH nicer course (a little jealous). I can't wait to play this little gem some more when I am visiting my in-laws who live in the area.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    4/1/2009   6/16/2009
Review By: smclean09
Played: 33  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7.3 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: love the elevation changes and some cool pin locations and fairways.located on nice lookin lake(never realy comes into play)
Cons: one hole has no fairway. the misquitos were horrible when i was last there and some paths need to be improved between holes.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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