Bloomington, IL 
Forrest Park Share
Uploaded By: scolba Hole #8 (Taken 6/2016)
3 / 177ft.   3 / 263ft.   3 / 286ft.   3 / 348ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8A (Silver) Tee Sign



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Love the concept!!

1    8/18/2016   8/18/2016
Review By: mrbro855
Played: 150  Reviewed: 64  Exp: 3.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is the second dual tee pad dual basket concept in the neighborhood. PJ Irvin, literally right around the next corner about a half mile away, has the same concept, same signage.
The various 4 combinations have different lengths and very different throwing lines.
The baskets were colored yellow (GOLD) and gray (SILVER), with the concrete tee pads designated A and B. Signage was excellent!!
Course was located in a city park with its fair share of mature trees and a quaint little creek running through it.
Oh yeah, decent amount of elevation!!
Couple of memorable holes:
#1 Moderate throw along side a creek to the left. No danger of the creek unless you really hook the throw to the left.
#3 Through a wooded area to baskets about 15 feet in front of the creek. (Creek's not so deep that you would lose a disc)
#4 The path to #4 is stepping stones across the creek and you follow the bright orange markers along the path to tee 4
#5 Low ceiling of branches and
#9 Silver basket on edge of hill with creek behind it... Tee shot from A was a blind dog leg right shot. Definitely risk- reward.
Cons: The flow of the course was a bit off..... I think they took tee pads from an original 18 basket course and configured this course from it. Lot of walking in between the holes, sometimes past one hole to the other (ie past 6 to get to 5...)
Other Thoughts: Wish I had had more time to play other combos.... Was returning to St Louis from a 3 week assignment in Chicago.... was trying to get a couple courses in on the way home.
Had a fun time on this one.... only the odd layout/ flow keeps this from getting my best 9 hole rating of 3.5. Definitely worth the stop, would be a go to course if I lived closer.... Add PJ Irvin to the mix and you have 8 combinations within a half mile!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  simple shady fun

5+    8/21/2011   8/21/2011
Review By: TheHammer
Played: 14  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 12.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: nice variety of shots for a small 9 hole course....concrete pads with 2 options per hole...lots of trees which add not only difficulty, but nice shade as well...you can play this course when it is smoking hot out in the summer and be shaded most of the time...
Cons: placements of the holes can be a bit confusing for first timers...most of the holes are short and easy to make par...also you have to be careful around the playground area for holes 4-6 as there might be kids and other folks walking around...as of today...there is also road construction going on so hole number 2 is gone,,, but i used the practice basket as an alternate hole by standing from the longest pad on the first hole...
Other Thoughts: overall, i like this course...you can play 9 or go around again if you want to make the 18...the park is pretty well maintained...and i love the shaded aspect in the summer...with some updating of signage this course would be even better...

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