Galena, IL 
Chestnut Mountain Resort Share
Uploaded By: notapro Hole #6 (Taken 7/2010)
-- / 207ft.   -- / 278ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #6 Tee

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1    11/12/2011   2/2/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 819  Reviewed: 774  Exp: 13.4 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays on a small ski area with excellent views over the river and surrounding countryside. Most of the holes have some kind of elevation change, with a couple fun downhill shots. There is some length variety, especially with red and blue tees on every hole. The blues are reasonable for beginners with mostly shorter holes and a couple easier lines while the reds offer a little more challenge and a couple holes with significantly more distance. The rubber tees are small but level, and the tees are easy to find with colored markers, decent tee signs, and a good course map available at the pro shop. The baskets are temps, but they're well leveled and catch fine. A few holes use the tree lines well to force tight lines and punish mistakes with some fairly thick rough.
Cons: There are a few good holes here, but with the land available this course is really disappointing. You could make the best course in the state here, and instead it's a beautiful walk with some scattered and poorly thought out disc golf. Every hole is straight or set up for a rhbh hyzer. The downhill holes don't really include an empty your bag type shot, and the one big open hill that's in play you just shoot straight across making it basically a flat open shot. There are long walks between some of the holes, including having to backtrack along an entire hole then walk a few hundred more feet to find the next tee.
Other Thoughts: I definitely had some fun on this course, and the views are excellent. The pro shop has drinks, snacks and discs for sale, and the employees were friendly and helpful. As I played this course, all I could think about was the awesome potential shots you walk past on the long treks between holes. The ski runs themselves offer some great opportunities for some different hole shapes and more exciting uses of elevation, not to mention the hilly woods that could make for some epic disc golf. Hopefully going forward there's potential for some expansion here, there's plenty of great land and this could be a real disc golf destination.

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