Alton, IL 
Gordon Moore Park Share
Uploaded By: Martin Dewgarita   (Taken 3/2011)
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 For the Beginners

5+    10/20/2010   10/20/2010
Review By: japetus
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Set in Gordon Moore Park which is one of the most nicely maintained parks in the area. Course is at a part of the park that is rarely used. The grass is always very well maintained.
Cons: Natural grass tee pads are literally 5 feet behind the previous basket. Hole 4 is far too short to actually be a disc golf hole. Basket placement could be more challenging.
Other Thoughts: Much has been said about how short this course is but I have to say...there is potential here to do something on a bigger scale. There is lots of unused land, hills...I predict in the future this course is redesigned to be more challenging. For instance...

Hole 2: Basket could be moved to the left back further behind the tree for a more challenging shot, also moving it away from Hole 3 tee.

Hole 4: just put it down further in the field, off to the right. It's far too short of a shot.

Hole 6: Move it further back up the hill, at least by 40 feet.

Hole 9: Move the basket further to the right for a harder, low ceiling shot.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Way too short

1    10/3/2010   10/4/2010
Review By: ilmcgee
Played: 7  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 11.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A very well kept park with nice brick work for the natural tees. Baskets had nice pattern, tops rotated between red, white, and blue. Holes do flow well with teeboxes for next hole within 20 ft.
Cons: This is a very short course, the longest hole is just over 300 ft., most are in the 175 to 200 ft. range. Also it has just the nine holes. There are no signs as well, making it very confusing to find the starting point.
Other Thoughts: This course plays an opposite theme to nearby Roxana. This course focus mainly elevation change than obstacles. There is plenty of room at this park to stretch out this course. Other guys there did have a way of stretching out the course, they played from one tee to the next hole. So from tee 1 to hole 2, tee 3 to hole 4 and so on. This seem to really lengthen the course and mix up the shots needed.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Good Beginner Course

1    8/20/2010   8/22/2010
Review By: iPlay
Played: 31  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 14.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course was obviously designed with beginners in mind. It is in a nice open field with very few obstructions.
There is virtually no way to lose a disc with the current layout
It is in the back end of the park, so the area, including parking and the pavilion to the right of the 1st tee, are only utilized by disc golfers and those walking the wooded nature trail.
All tees are very close to the previous hole, so it makes for a quick 9 if you don't have a lot of time.
Cons: No trash cans or benches anywhere on the course to rest or discard trash.
The tee boxes are only marked by small plaques in the ground, and there is no sign directing you to the first tee (it's right by the basket for 9)
Not challenging at all for the experienced player, due to the high par scores. Dumb down each par by 1 to make it fairly challenging. It seems the pars are more related to the distances than any other factor.
Other Thoughts: Something I am doing in all of my reviews is a description of each particular hole. Here is Gordon Moore park as of 8/20/2010:

Hole 1: 75 yards, open field with one tree to the left of the basket (par 4)

Hole 2: 80 yards, across a short valley with no obstructions (par 4)

Hole 3: 77 yards, pin between two trees about 10 yards from the basket (par 4)

Hole 4: 40 yards, slightly downhill with no obstructions (par 3)

Hole 5: 110 yards, open field with 1 tree just to the left of the pin (par 5)

Hole 6: 65 yards, uphill with 2 trees to the right of the pin at the top of the hill (par 4)

Hole 7: 68 yards, 1 tree to go around directly between the tee and pin (par 4)

Hole 8: 50 yards, 1 tree halfway between tee and pin directly in the path (par 3)

Hole 9: 100 yards, par 5, straight shot with 2 trees on the left border of the path (par 5)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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