5 Helpful / 1 Not
The Fun Course
Pros: - Red/White/Blue tee pads (some shared)
- Fun layout with good risk and reward challenge
- For those with a lot of shots in your bag you will have a lot of fun.
- Good use of available land
- Great use of the road and parking lots as OB
- Many risky greens
- Lots and Lots of line choices
- True par 4s
- Many other activities in the park, including a water park.
- Non dgers seem to know whats going on and are courteous. A welcome change compared to what im used to.
Cons: - Inconsistent tee pads (I'm not holding this against the course. With budget cutbacks the cement pads are on hold)
- A few holes have un-level grass tee pads. #12 from the blue is half uphill, half level. #13 is uphill, others are not bad.
- #18 could use some serious trimming. There is not really a good line from the blue tee.
- No descriptive tee signs
Other Thoughts: *Played from the blue tees only*
North is the more fun out of the two courses. It is mostly flat with some elevation change, which is used well. This is a great course for INT level players to work their game. I would say course par for INT level would be a 56-57. Hole #11 is a definite par 4 and holes #15, #16, and #18 are par 3.5s. ADV and PRO players will enjoy this course as well but not find it as challenging.
Those with a limited shot selection may find redundancy here. But those with lots of lines to choose from will enjoy the replay value and appreciate the wide selection of line choices. Lefties and Righties are pretty equal here. Straight turnovers and straight hyzers are essential shots to have.
One of my favorite design qualities to this course, both actually, is the amount of risk at the greens. Steep declines and the road come into play often. Confident putting and approaches are mandatory.
A nice ting about the cement pads not being installed yet is that the tees can still be changed and the layout tweaked until they are ready. You can see evidence of this and I appreciate that those in charge are striving for the best design possible.
If you're in the area I recommend playing both of these courses. It's a short trip off of I55.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 2nd 18 hole course in the same park! This course plays a little longer and flatter than the south course but it will make you use more of shot arsenal, rollers, forehand, annys, and hyzers as the straight at the pin option is usually not the best one. Has nice Mach 3 baskets with hole number clearly visible. A couple Do or Die putts, 2 and 15 come to mind, where if you run at it too hard you risk going OB because of steep hills behind baskets. The tee areas are now marked with blue 6x6 post with hole number on them, but tees at this point are still natural.
Cons: Natural tee pads at the moment. No sign at tee to show shot route or hole number, but will be soon. Long walk back to car after 18th hole, but hey exercise is good right?
Other Thoughts: All in all a good course. South is the more established but if your already at he park and it has two 18 hole courses why not play them both?
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: -nice location in the park.
-nice numbered posts telling you which hole and tee pad it was.
-a lot of variety of shots to choose whether be a forehand hyzer or a backhand hyzer.
-right next to south course.
Cons: -no concrete teepads on all holes. (which is still in progress i believe).
-no maps of the holes.
-can be kinda confusing which the next hole is but can be figured out by following the arrows on the previous basket to the general area they are pointing to.
Other Thoughts: The course is still in progress but has got a lot better these past few months. the springfield members have been doing a lot of work to these courses and you can tell because it has been paying off. I really like how it is turning out.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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