Oglesby, IL
Illinois Valley Community College DGC Share
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Fun way to spend 17 minutes

1    10/24/2013   10/27/2013
Review By: puttlikeablowfly
Played: 98  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 13.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: + Dual tees on each hole, with many that appear to create different angles and ways to play the holes. This also allows you to create more variety in length if you only want to play nine holes.
+ Concrete tees, with brooms! (although I didn't need to do any sweeping).
+ Course makes good use of available trees and hazards.
+ Hole 5's basket is on top of a man-made mound.
+ Some holes dictated a certain kind or shape of shot, but others gave you a choice of vastly different options.
Cons: - Generally flat ... I think the biggest elevation change is the aforementioned man-made mound on hole #5.
- Some of the tees are to close to the previous hole's basket and / or fairway, which would create safety issues when the course is crowded.
- Hopefully the sound of disc hitting chains doesn't violate the "quiet zone" established due to the bald eagle's nest.
Other Thoughts: I tied Mike's (harr0140's) time of 17 minutes to play the course (9 holes), although it looks like the layout has changed a little since he played it (due to the bald eagle's nest). I didn't pay attention to which tee was A or B ... I think I just played the long ones. I was racing darkness and cold. Even though I didn't play the other tees, I could tell that many would provide enough of a change so that it wouldn't just feel like a slightly shorter version of the same hole. The course is close to I-39, which allowed me to duck in and out in a hurry and be back on my way. It's worth a quick stop on your way to / from Chicago, Peoria, etc.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    7/8/2013   7/8/2013
Review By: cyucus
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course has improved since inception with different hole designs, concrete tee pads.

- Alternate tee-pads add interest to nine-basket course

- Active volunteers look after course, plan events/tournaments

Cons: -- Not a lot of elevation change aside from elevated basket on Hole No. 5.

-- Some holes are a little too wide open.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course these days.

If you haven't been out since it opened give it another visit, definitely has improved.

- Monday evening blind-draw doubles league draws anywhere from 10-20 weekly participants (5 p.m. in summer, earlier in fall).

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 awesome

2-4    8/8/2010   8/8/2010
Review By: crazyfingers85
Played: 12  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 12.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: there are some nice lengthy holes and a couple elevation dips and dives. holes 1-6 have some cool tight fairways that will develop over the years as the trees grow.
Cons: poison ivy in the rough. all the more reason to tighten up that drive. this course's boundaries also eats discs. its easy to lose them in the thicket by hole 5.
Other Thoughts: i have played this course a few times before this review, but today my brother was in town from oregon and wanted to go discin'!! when i told him there was a course at his old comm college he could not believe it. after hitting all 18 tees (9 baskets), we had the pleasure of meeting one of the course creators. he seemed happy to see other disc jockeys out playing, and was very nice. i hope these guys can get another disc golf course in the area. bravo on the course. thanks again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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