Centralia, IL 
Foundation Park DG Complex - Rec 9 Share
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Underwhelming Compared to the Championship Course, but Serves it's Purpose

1    9/25/2013   10/1/2013
Review By: BigAl724
Played: 62  Reviewed: 54  Exp: 2 Years
This review was updated on 3/17/2014
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The best part about this course is that is plays right across the street from one of the best (most demanding) courses in the country. This course is a shorter and less technical version of it's big brother course. Played on the same type of land, but with far less trees and elevation. Therefore, this a great way to warm up for the championship course and/or bring a beginner to. I actually enjoyed this 9-holer, there just wasn't anything special about it.

Three sets of tees are provided here with yellow, red, and blue. The different tees do a nice job of giving a variety of looks and distances. Tee signs, tees, and Gateway Titan baskets are all in good shape. Grass is mowed low and the course is very well maintained. Next tee signs are in abundance.

There is a nice mix of distances: all the yellows are under 330, the reds range from 257-510, and blues from 333-633. It provides a nice variety with 3 wooded holes and 6 open holes. The open holes aren't anything special but do have some challenges and thoughtful pin positions behind trees. Good mix of anhyzer and hyzer shots.
Cons: -The open holes, while not complete throw-aways seemed repetitive and even a little boring. However, I understand the purpose of this course as a recreation course.
-No benches (but you wouldn't really need any as it only took me 40 minutes to play)
-Only red tees have concrete tee pads
-Not much elevation at all
-Not a whole lot of cons, just a very simple course. The designers did a great job making it serve it's purpose
Other Thoughts: While this course had some underwhelming holes, it actually had some really fun ones despite being a rec. course:

2-Hyzer shot in the woods going slightly uphill to the basket. Tough pin position behind multiple trees
8-Longest hole on the course, have to throw through different patches of trees
9- Great way to end the course with a pretty tunnel shot

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great 9

1    9/4/2010   9/13/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 813  Reviewed: 749  Exp: 12.4 Years
This review was updated on 9/14/2010
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course plays across the street from the championship 18 hole course which is a great bonus. The course plays through mature trees, rolling grassy fairways, and some wooded tunnels. There is a nice variety of tighter shots and more open shots, and most holes have at least a little bit of elevation change to add challenge. The course does an excellent job for a 9 hole course of mixing up hole lengths and shapes, without being too challenging for the players who aren't quite ready for the 18 hole course.

There are two sets of tees on every hole, adding another level of variety and challenge, and making the course more interesting for different levels of player. The blue tees aren't signed, but aren't too difficult to find. The red tees have good signage with distances from both tees, and solid hole maps that make the course easy to figure out. There are course maps provided at the beginning of the course, which makes the couple flow issues not a big deal. The gateway titans are great baskets, and were in really nice shape.
Cons: The elevation available was used well, but this part of the park is pretty flat, making it a little less interesting. Some holes had a third (short) set of tees marked with yellow markers, but they weren't obvious on every hole, and weren't marked on the hole signs. All three sets of tees were natural and were a little rutted out in spots, they looked like they would get pretty bad in rainy weather. The hole signs don't indicate which pin position is in use, so you don't always know exactly where to throw.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the best 9 hole courses I've played, and it's even better when used as a warm up to the 18 hole course (they flow together as one big 27 hole course if you have the time and energy). There is enough challenge, especially from the longs, to keep better players interested, but not so much toughness that beginners will be too frustrated from the red tees.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.


5+    3/21/2009   3/22/2009
Review By: hognosesucker
Played: 356  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 15.2 Years
This review was updated on 11/30/2009
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This rec course is a good complement to the champ side course. It is a great course to improve your game if you are a beginner, about half the holes require good accuracy (1,2,3,9) the rest are more distance related but still require some navigation.

There are 3 tee boxes (blues reds yellows) and two pin placements per hole. This allows the beginner to choose their challenge (yellow for newbies, reds for more experienced, blues to really prep for the champ side).

Good mix of shots from hyzers, straight to slight anhyzers, as well as some opportunities for rollers.

Scorecards on hole 1
Cons: Not a huge challenge for the experienced player, but still fun.

Natural tee pads, no arrows for navigation between holes.

Some of the holes a bit repetitive, I'm thinking about 4, 5, 6. Which are similar but still different enough to make them fun.
Other Thoughts: A fun little warm up for the back nine, rumor has it that another nine will be put in soon.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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