Course Designed For Children And Beginners Was Designed By Children And Beginners!
Pros: Riverfront Park consists of a large open field and a children's playground. The disc golf course plays in a counterclockwise direction sticking close to the woods on some holes. The hole distances are all under 200' except for the last hole which is a 200' par 4. Do you hear "Eagle" whispering to you?
The baskets are single chain models with a red number on top. There are no tee pads. The signs are nice except those which have been trashed by the local scumbags.
There are a couple of interesting throws here. # 5 is a 171' anhyser around the corner of the woods. Note; The woods are very thick. Avoid them like the plague.
# 6 is kind of a fun, simple little toss to a basket on a small hill 151' away.
Cons: Beginner distances.
The course is taking a beating from some superhuman type vandals. The # 1 tee sign pole has been bent over. The # 4 basket is leaning and someone (or something) has been jumping up and down on it.
The # 6 basket is leaning. The # 7 tee signs has been torn in two.
And these vandals or creature also totally bent, multilated and otherwise trashed one of those super strong parks department benches. Bent it in multiple directions. Couldn't have been humans!
Other Thoughts: The middle of this park (wasteland or wasted land) is a huge open field the size of two soccer fields. There is a fire hydrant in the center. So tell me? Why did the course designer decide to have hole 9 end way out near the cornfield? When he could have just as easily had you throwing back towards the parking lot?
This isolated park is taking a beating from someone or something. The playground has weeds growing up, the paint is faded and it looks as though no-one ever frequents this park. I know I wouldn't dare to come here after dark unless I was packing.
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Small and simple
Pros: The short fairways and easy drives make this course ideal for a beginner. The simplicity here will engage children and novices. A few drives will require a hyzer and one annihyzer. An elevated shot does require a skill shot. Most of the time you will have this park to yourself. The grass tees are seldom muddy.
Cons: The obvious complaint is the lack of length. But a real issue is the baskets. Some are in bad shape and seem smaller than regular baskets. Also, when the corn field is high, loosing a disc is a real problem.
Other Thoughts: After injuring my throwing arm, I played here to rehabilitate. The easy course was perfect for this. Another plus is that this course might be the place to get your significant other interested in Disc Golf.
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-Nice and quiet park with low activity if any.
-Easy birdies or aces for all levels to boost self esteem.
-Great course for practice but not one to go out of your way for.
-The longest hole is 200 ft.
-The course is too open not much challenge other than one tree hole and a hole on a hill.
-Last hole is very far from where you can park your car.
Other Thoughts: When I went there were geese everywhere. The entire course and park was covered with their droppings. Needless to say I recommend wearing shoes you do not care about if going to try this course.
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Pros: - Course is set in a small park that is bordered by a small forest. Pretty much vacant except for a walking path and a small playground.
- For what little forest and trees are present, there are some tricky lines. Most notably a right turn around the forest, and a big hook of some sort around a large tree.
- A small hill provides a tricky little shot with an elevated basket.
- Great tee signs, no teepads really. Baskets are in decent to bad shape.
Cons: - This is a straight up beginner course with ridiculously short hole lengths; only one is a whopping 200'.
- Each hole has 1-2 trees to avoid at most, if at all.
- Baskets and tees are right next to each other at almost every hole. Course ends on other side of field, for a long trek back to the car. Might as well just safari the hole place there and back.
Other Thoughts: - Need an ace? Trying to set some holes played record? Or just learning the game from scratch? This is the place. Any serious or casual player had better bring putters only if playing the course as marked. A few interesting shots, without a doubt, but still very very short.
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practice course at best
Pros: Nice signs.
Course very easy to navigate.
One basket on artificially created mound to add some height; roll away risk.
Chance to ace on nearly every hole.
I threw putters all holes but a couple; so, opportunity to work on those shots.
Pro or con? Single chain (I think Mach 1) baskets. Just something a little different.
Cons: Natural tees.
Very short course with few obstacles.
Walk back to car is 500 ft.
Most holes you walk to the next tee and see a far basket and say to yourself; ah...this is the long one...until you realize that's the next hole and there is a basket shorter than the one you first saw....
Other Thoughts: I put one drive (a spike hyzer with a driver!) so close to the pin that it was touching! Leaner on #9 probably much rarer than aces at this course....
Safari possibilities; but, even these would be wide open.
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Pros: There are 9 baskets in great shape, and 9 good tee signs with hole layout and distance. The course is extremely easy to follow, each hole flows right into the next one, with no questions about where to throw or where to walk.
There is one hole up on a small hill, one around a large leafy tree, and one that plays around the corner of a wooded area, these holes add a little bit more interest and require some different shots. This is a nice place to learn the game, with easy holes and a couple shots with some obstacles.
Cons: The course is extremely short, with almost all the holes under 200'. 6 of the holes are wide open and straight ahead with no obstacles, so it's not all that interesting. It plays pretty close to a playground on the first couple holes, not good for a course clearly intended for beginners who won't have the best control.
There is goose poop carpeting the entire course, it's difficult to take a step or set your discs down without ending up in bird feces. Not only was this disgusting to walk around in, it made the course smell pretty bad too on a warm sunny day.
The course plays halfway around the park, leaving you on the complete opposite side from the parking lot when you finish 9 holes. It almost felt like it was intended to be 18 holes and go all the way around the area, and just isn't finished. I ended up playing the course backward back to the parking lot rather than just walking all the way across the field.
Other Thoughts: Experienced players won't find anything interesting or challenging here, even if they make up some safari holes. Beginning players will find this an ok place to learn, but will quickly outgrow this course. I don't recommend playing here unless you really want to add a course to your count, there's just nothing exciting about this little pitch n putt surrounded by subdivisions and cornfields.
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Don't go out of your way
Pros: Not too many. There are two or three holes with a minor chance to hit tree branches. One hole is up on a hill, which is kinda cool. I went on a Sunday afternoon and my friend and I had the place to ourselves.
Cons: Not enough obstacles for such a short course. Some pitch and putt course can be fun, but this one offers very little in the way of variety or challenge. There is at least a 500 foot walk from the ninth hole back to the parking lot. I do not mind the walk, but why not add another hole about 300 feet on the way back. I know of two other ten-hole courses.
Other Thoughts: I guess this would be a good place for a beginner to play. If you are on I-94 on the way to Matt Lavesko DGC in Hammond, you may want to get off at Bernice Rd. exit to come and see this place for yourself. I definitely would not encourage anyone to drive more than a few minutes out of the way.
I feel they could have made a few of the holes longer just to make sure every hole is not an easy deuce. I guess I should appreciate the fact that they are trying to grow the game. I wish they would have built a new course somewhere in Crete Township. They have a ton of primo land that blows away anything South Holland has.
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