Bourbonnais, IL 
Riverfront Park Share
Uploaded By: chuckdisc Hole #8 (Taken 11/2011)
3 / 186ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Tee

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 Small and Short

1    9/9/2012   9/9/2012
Review By: jedimasterbryan
Played: 16  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 4.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Beautiful Park setting
-A big ravine and a lot of elevation changes that COULD be used(but are not with the current layout)
Cons: -Natural tees, no concrete
-Super short course
-Not much variety, pretty much wide open with the exception of a couple holes
-Poor course map at beginning of course
Other Thoughts: This is a really short uninteresting 9 hole course. Pulling up to the parking lot i was presented with a beautiful looking park sitting on a tranquil river, seemed like a great place for a game of disc golf. I soon realized that almost all the holes were 300ish ft wide open holes with no variety or obstacles. Trees came slightly into play on 2 or 3 of the holes, but even then didn't add a whole lot of challenge. The lack of signage and poor course map also left to a little confusion as well, we never found the tee for hole 6, we just kind of had to take a guess at it. It seems that with a better design the course could be a bit better, but I really only see this course as a place to go if you're a local and just looking for a quick casual round or don't want to drive to a better more challenging course.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Pretty park

1    9/4/2010   9/10/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 819  Reviewed: 774  Exp: 13.5 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a small park along the river, with nice views and nicely maintained grass throughout. The park is one medium sized hill, so many of the holes play up or down some adding a little bit of interest. The course starts with some open shots, then goes into scattered mature trees with some ravines along fairways for a little bit of risk. The baskets are in decent shape, and there are signs with the hole distance for each tee. There is a small course map on the back of each tee sign, and that makes a huge difference on finding your way around the course.
Cons: The tee signs point in odd directions, some face toward the hole, some away, and some are perpendicular to the direction of the hole. This makes it a little unclear which of the many baskets in sight to throw to, check out the little maps on the back of the signs to be sure. The course is pretty short, and the first half is wide open with no obstacles, making it pretty easy and boring. The ravines running through the park could be cool obstacles, but the design avoids them as much as possible. The walking path is in play on several holes, leading to some safety issues and some waiting as it seems to be well used. The tees are natural, and many are not flat making for awkward footing for some drives.
Other Thoughts: This is an ok beginner course, especially the second half that actually has some trees to avoid. The distances are reasonable, and there aren't too many places to lose a disc, though the walking path is even more of a safety concern with less accurate throwers. More experienced players won't find much challenge or variety here, and the elevation that could have made for at least a few nice holes is used poorly.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Great view of River

1    4/1/2010   4/1/2010
Review By: #19325
Played: 321  Reviewed: 170  Exp: 14.2 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Awesome view of river and very well kept park! There is a nice asphalt walking path.

9 baskets in the ground. This would make for a great practice area.
Cons: There are no tee pads or areas marked. There are no tee signs.

Several of the baskets have a sticker with the hole # but not all of them have hole #'s.

There is absolutely no way to tell what basket to play to. From the parking lot you can see all 9 baskets. We played counterclockwise from the basket near the parking lot to the next basket.
Other Thoughts: I climbed the hill on the west side of the park and played to the basket by the parking lot. Fun hole!

There are some really interesting areas in the park. There is a nice sloping grade and 2 nice ravine areas. With a redesign and the addition of tee pads and signs this could be a pretty good 9 hole course.

Do not drive out of your way to play this course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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