Crystal Lake, IL
Prairie Ridge High School Share
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Needs mowing

1    7/27/2013   7/28/2013
Review By: ChrisMacG
Played: 79  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 6.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good shot variety. Good use of minor elevation changes. Good use of tennis court fences.
Cons: Not being mowed. If the course were trimmed back around the baskets that would be a huge help. Each basket doesn't need to be 4 feet from rough. The underbrush needs to be cleared to let players get into trouble; not lose discs.

Hole 6 is a gimmick hole.
Other Thoughts: There is a lot of potential in this well designed course but the lack of care from the groundskeeping staff, and the lack of clearing the brush around baskets, make this course frustrating.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Good exposure

1    9/7/2009   9/9/2009
Review By: mashnut
Played: 747  Reviewed: 747  Exp: 12.1 Years
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course is on a high school campus, and so is a fantastic way to get kids involved and interested in the sport. There are two schools in the area with courses, and I think it's fantastic that they are using their extra space for this.

The course plays mostly on mowed grassy areas around sports fields and some brush and swamp areas. There is some elevation, and many of the holes use the hills to add some challenge and interest. There is lots of good length, where you can air it out but an errant drive could end up deep in brush or a marsh, making accuracy and shot placement important.

There are nice baskets, and a clear course map with general rules at the beginning of the course. There are signs at each tee area that show the hole layout and distance, and the course is pretty easy to follow. The campus was very clean and well taken care of.
Cons: Some of the design aspects of the course are a bit questionable. A couple holes are very awkwardly shaped, and didn't seem to be well thought out. Too many of the holes interfered with sports fields and tennis courts, which were in use even on the weekend. The course would clearly be unplayable during school or any athletic activity.

For a course designed mostly for players without a lot of experience, there was a little too much thick rough, and too much length, and I could see it being frustrating as a first disc golf experience. I also wish that the hills had been used even more, especially around the 7th and 8th holes (we played an extra hole from the 9th tee off the hill down to the 7th basket for fun).

The tee areas were rarely flat, and were not clearly defined. Many of the holes were longer, and the tee areas didn't provide a good place to throw from.
Other Thoughts: This course is ok for beginners, though many would find the length and rough frustrating. More experienced players will find some fun challenges here, but will also find some of the course design a bit puzzling.

If you're in the area, come check out another cool place that schools are exposing students to the sport! Just on the merits of the course alone though, don't go too far out of your way for this one.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Garbage

1    7/28/2008   11/4/2008
Review By: smokescreen247
Played: 26  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9.9 Years
2 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: In my opinion, the are no pros
Cons: Course is hard to navigate, almost all of the holes are blind shots with no sight of the pin. The a tennis court in play, and the course is closed during school hours. Thick, disc eating brush everywhere.
Other Thoughts: This is what you get when high school kids plan a course with no thought put into the idea. Poor.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful.


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