Better than most say it is
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is set in a pretty nice multiuse park. The baskets are discatchers that catch pretty good, not great. The flow of the course is pretty easy to follow. You have to cross the road after 12 then back across for 18, not a big deal though. There's a little bit of elevation that's used nicely in a few spots. The signs have a basic hole diagram with par, distance and a next hole arrow. The course does a great job of staying away from other activities. The wind is a big factor on the open section of the course. They also do a good job tucking some of the pins into the trees on the otherwise boring, wide open holes. It wouldn't seem to be too busy most of the time. We were the only group there on a warm sunday afternoon. The course is permanent and also free to play. There's a restroom at the parking lot too. The course was pretty clean and taken care of. They have a nice large map of the course before hole 1 which is great if you're playing for the first time.
Cons: The tees are just natural, and most are pretty rutted and uneven. I'd imagine they'd get muddy in wetter months. Holes 14 through 17 are kind of ridiculous with there being no decent lines to the pin. The rough is also brutal on these holes. If you end up off the fairway you'll be searching for a while. Even the rough on first section is kind of insane. The prairie can gobble up discs too. A few of the tee signs are missing, though it's pretty easy to figure out where you're throwing to.
Other Thoughts: This course really gets a bad rap. It's not great by any means but I've played way, way worse. Still, I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to play this but if you're in the area it's a decent round. If you have time though go play the grey fox in Silver Lake WI, it's way better.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Just not fun at all
Pros: Nice if you want to work on only throwing RHBH hyzers.
Cons: Either you are throwing at boring baskets put out in the middle of a prairie, or you are throwing at baskets shoved into thickets of trees against dense woods.
If you disc even goes remotely off the fairway, you will look for 15 minutes for your disc. It is so stupidly designed that I will never, ever be coming back. What a joke. It's like the course designer just completely phoned it in.
Other Thoughts: Don't waste your time. Fairfield and Grey Fox are each about 20 minutes from this course, and they are amazing courses by most standards, and they are downright impeccable compared to the Tim Osmond Sports Complex
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Tim Osmond Sports Complex DGC
Pros: The land that is available to the disc golf course is good. It has woods, rolling terrain, good elevation changes, and some water.
Cons: The course design is very poor. It's too bad because the land has so much potential for a good disc golf course.
Other Thoughts: A course redesign and some tee pads could take this course from zero to hero!!!
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice front 9, good length, bathrooms nearby, no wait
Cons: Back nine is very poorly designed, expect to be torn to pieces by thorn bushes should your disc veer off of the fairway, couple of holes on back nine have multiple (10 yard wide) dog leg fairways.
Other Thoughts: Could be a nice course with some brush cleaning, doesn't get much traffic in current state
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
TOSCDGC Pretty Good
Pros: beautiful park, virtually private, nice new targets, some great golf shots, wind can be challenging yet fun
Cons: gets thick in the back during summer months, mosquitoes can get vicious
Other Thoughts: I like this course for a change of pace
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
.Very disappointing course
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Very disappointing course,18 baskets, always better than only 9. Quiet, not a lot of players. Has playground for kids. 15 minutes from my home.
Cons: Grass tees, Makes for mud and slippery conditions when wet. Few players, gets lonely, but good for praticing. Keep out of the woods easy to loose disc's.
Other Thoughts: Close to home so it's good for me. If from out of town check out Silver Lake Wi course it's better and only 20 minutes north, and Fairfield course about the same rating for me 20minutes south, all three in one day? sounds great.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a large multi-use park, with a park, a football field, and such. The disc golf is well separated from everything else, probably even with other events going on.
- Majority of the course is spread out well around a large field, often bordering a dense forest area and unmowed prairie area. These holes have some tucked baskets and some obvious hyzer and anhyzer shots, to get around the forest.
- A few holes have good elevation changes, especially by a sled hill area. A steep downhill shot with a water hazard requires good accuracy, and is set up by a decent uphill shot.
- A couple holes are set within the forest, and force some long RHBH anny lines with lots of trees and other roughage. All of the easy RHBH hyzers disappear in this part of the course; deinitely some tough lines and windows to hit.
- Good variety of hole lengths, with many over 300' and very few much shorter than that. The rolling terrain is noticeable in many spots to mix up the more open shots.
- Good baskets, tees ok, signs are good but possibly inaccurate, seems like there was some tweaked pin placements (just guessing). Navigation easy with the map in front.
Cons: - A lot of holes out in the open need a simple RHBH hyzer shot, of varying degrees. Not much thought needed in many spots, getting good distance becomes the only concern.
- Some holes in the forest seem to share a fairway, due to the available lines to the baskets.
Other Thoughts: - This is a pretty well-rounded course, with a lot of different shots throughout. Plenty of holes with tucked baskets, elevation changes, hyzer and anhyzer shots, wide open and in some gnarly forest, with a little water in a few spots. I think the make or break is hole length; some might find this too short to be worth it, or some too rough/tough in spots.
- Basket #14 is indeed missing, along with #16's sign. Hole lengths seem out of date, #18 is definitely not 230'.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Large, fairly easy to navigate... and not too far from Gurnee Mills, the Ren Faire, Great America and other places that might be a better use of your time.
Cons: Where to begin really? Recently they've undergone a great deal of construction. I believe they're putting a few more baseball diamonds. Much of the front 9 is sectioned off by a double-nylon fence which even goes right through the center of one of the pads. The place is a mess and smells like the landfill it was built on.
Oh hey... if you're rummaging around for a lost disc around #3 and happen to find a horse ranch. The top two tiers of the fence are ELECTRIFIED... DON'T f'in TOUCH IT
Other Thoughts: Can't say I'm a fan. I'd look for somewhere else as this is a bit of a yawner.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays clockwise around the edge of the park. This is a nice sized park with a football and baseball field in the middle. There is a nice playground near #1's tee pad. There is a course map located near the tee of #1. Knee deep tall grass lines much of the course fairways.
This course has nice tee signs. It's pretty easy to navigate.
Nice new Innova Discatcher Baskets.
There are quite a few holes over 300 feet and you get a chance to throw a driver quite a bit.
Holes #14 thru #18 offer a pretty good challenge and are decent holes.
Cons: The tee pads are not good and the distances on the signs are not accurate.
The first 13 holes are wide open hyzer shots with woods and rough to the left of the baskets.
There are only a few good holes on this course and it's just plain boring. I play disc golf every day. I live 8 miles from this course and played here 2 times last year.
Other Thoughts: Experienced players offered advice in course design. The developer/designer did not take suggestions and this is the course you have. This land had a potential to be a 3 to 3.5 rated course.
Just like other Lake County courses bugs can be bad in warmer weather. Bring bug spray.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice course with more potential to improve.
Pros: 1) Nice signage on each hole but distances listed on main entry sign are different than on the individual holes.
2) Very nice baskets in great shape.
3) Other facilities in the park also make for a nice day trip if you would like.
4) Gravel around the baskets is helpful, but washed out in many places. Some trenching and drain tile would be helpful to prevent the gravel from washing away.
5) Elevation is a big part of this course. Wind will always be a factor in some of these holes because the landfill holes are wide open.
6) Water in brought into play on 1 hole (Fortunately I was able to skip my destroyer throguh the water onto the other side. In the spring it looks like it might be a lot wetter in that area though, the pond might be twice as big early in the year.
7) Course uses a property without a lot of woods pretty well. Even though repetetive baskets being tucked to the woods on the left, they use the woods pretty well creating some interesting shots.
Cons: 1) Dirt tees leave a lot to be desired. Some are clay, some are gravel not consistent and not level.
2) Course could use a few more garbage cans, but at least people throw the garbage by the posts.
3) Main sign has distances that are apparently not the same as the individual signs.
4) Wooded holes have no clear defined lines which is unfortunate because they would be great holes if they were a little more defined.
5) Too many of the holes are simply hyzer holes because the baskets are all tucked against or within 10 feet of the edge of the woods. Becomes a little repetetive, although the angles and distances are different.
6) Not really beginner friendly on about half of the holes. he other holes are fairly open and would be easy enough for beginners, but shorts tees should be installed to make it more accomodating.
7) Some of their doglegs are sort of ridiculous. #2 has a 90 degree turn. #12 has a 60 degree turn around the corner with a basket tucked straight left into the woods. #13 has a 180 degree dogleg that if you dont know the course you will shoot at the wrong basket. Throw it 250-275 to get past the trees on the right and have a 50' putt back to the basket!
Other Thoughts: BE AWARE OF THE LARGE BEES NEST JUST INTO THE LEFT SHULE ON #1 IN THE HONEYSUCKLE!!!
Most holes are right to left as they wind around the woods edge which gets repetetive, but the trees and scrub brush creat some forced lines. The wind is also a factor on some of this course which is an added bonus to making th eholes more challenging. Elevation is used very well with the landfill and even on the denser wooded holes. I would certainly come back, and I do think this course has potential to be better than it is. Its always nice to see courses that can upgrade.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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