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Best Illinois 9 Holer!
Pros: As you arrive at Chesnut go to the far east building to pay. They will give you a course map and score card.
There is a practice basket right outside the shop.
There are nice restrooms and great ammentities, There are drinks, snacks, and discs for sale in the shop.
Hole #1 is clearly marked by a big Innova and hole #1 banner. Walk down the trail to the east.
The long tees are marked by red flags and the short tees are marked by blue flags. The red tees have a course map and hole distances on the tee signs. There were next tee signs aiding navigation all over the course. The tees were very easy to find.
The baskets are Innova Pro Discatchers with portable bases. They did an excellent job getting them flat on the ground. Brand new and catch great.
The tee pads are a nice rubber mat that i've never seen. They are small but effective. They did a good job getting them level. It was dry that day and they had very good traction. I'm not sure how they would be in the rain.
The course offers all levels of skilled players a challenge with 2 sets of tees. On a few holes there is some thick rough that adds challenge. Elevation comes into play on every hole.
Chesnut is in a great location to play. There are some scenic views atop the hill. The view from the cliff after #6 is absolutely awesome! I threw my longest drive ever from that spot.
Cons: The long walk between #4 and #5 was very frustrating. With that much property the course designer totally missed on that.
The course is very right hand back hand friendly.
Other Thoughts: I usually don't say this about 9 hole courses. This is worth the drive to play. After you get bored with the regular course setup play some alternate tees.
This course is well worth the $3 it cost to play. We had a blast. Take a look at the website. The siide was absolutely a blast!
On hole #1 on the left if you go over the fence your disc is gone forever!
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