Alton, IL 
Gordon Moore Park Share
Uploaded By: Martin Dewgarita Hole #1 (Taken 3/2011)
4 / 225ft.   4 / --   3 / --   3 / -- Par / Distance:
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 Crying Over Toppled Rainbows

1    4/14/2011   4/14/2011
Review By: Martin Dewgarita
Played: 1148  Reviewed: 93  Exp: 4.9 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A pure beginners course, short with little variety and decent elevation on some shots.

Amenities. Large city park with shelters, playground, bathrooms, and ball fields nearby.

Beginner Friendly. Impossible to lose a disc, would be an ok place to work on some basic short distance drives and upshots, if you're looking to practice distance or more technical lines, find somewhere else.

Ace runs. If you're looking for a course to load up on aces, or to play as many holes as you can in a day, this might be a good place to hang out.

Primarily disc golf. No other users seemed to come into play here.

Tees. Natural tees suit this course fine, anything else would be overkill. A small plate on the toeboard shows hole number and distance to the pin.

Baskets. Very nice red, white, and blue Disccatchers on each hole, no alternate pin placements or practice basket available.

Navigation. Very easy, every tee pad can be found feet from the previous basket.
Cons: Short. Holes range from 50 to 250, great for players to work on approach shots, no big distance shots on this one.

Variety. There is no technical variety really, a couple small trees come into play and elevation keeps things slightly interesting.

No map or scorecard provided (Not that it would be necessary).
Other Thoughts: Not worth the play unless you're looking for a very quick 9 hole course to bag.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Putter course

5+    9/10/2010   9/17/2010
Review By: Sharkbite
Played: 64  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 13.3 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Only need a putter maybe a mid range if you want to ace run the longer holes (300 feet) . Good for families
Cons: Tie pads go up and down hills instead of finding a flat area. Super short and ridiculous pars. Tee boxes for next hole are 3 feet from baskets LOL SOmeones going to get hit
Other Thoughts: The course was set up by a kid to get his eagle badge. Which is great but he needed to get some input from someone about course design.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Fun rec course

1    9/6/2010   9/9/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 815  Reviewed: 766  Exp: 12.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a small corner of a large multi-use park. The disc golf area doesn't conflict with any other park uses. The fairways are really nice grass with a few scattered mature trees, a couple holes have a low ceiling or enough of an obstacle to force something other than a simple hyzer. The elevation available is used well here. The red, white and blue baskets are in great shape, and the layout of the course is easy to follow. The grounds are impeccably maintained, with no trash or vandalism and some of the nicest grass I've seen on a course.
Cons: This course is short and pretty open. More than half the holes are straight ahead with really minor obstacles in play. It doesn't force too man different shots, and doesn't have much length at all. The tees are natural and marked only at ground level. They're very close to the previous basket which helps find them, but also makes it a safety concern if multiple people are playing the course. Many of the tees are on slopes, making for awkward footing on your drives.
Other Thoughts: This course is clearly intended for beginners, and to that end it's a great course. The lengths are shorter but varied, and a few holes will push new players to try some different shots. More experienced players won't find much challenge or variety here, though there are awesome safari options with the baskets basically in a big oval and all visible from most places on the course. Don't go out of your way for this one, but it's a nice warm up for Rockspring.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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