1 Helpful / 3 Not
Good course for friends
Pros: -really easy to find holes
-fun to throw with friends or by yourself
Cons: -muddy if any rain comes in at all
-sometimes it is littered with trash.
-doesnt offer TOO much challenging throws
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Short and technical does the trick
Pros: -This is a typical old school style disc golf course, Lots of short but technical holes with some holes in a more open field setting.
-Concrete pads are in good condition, All baskets are in good shape, plenty of trash cans and there is a port-o-potty at the parking lot.
-While most holes require a well executed straight shot there are a few holes that require some shot shaping. Enough fairway obstacles to make almost all the holes interesting and fun.
-Good potential for aces.
-Good course for players of various skill levels. This would be a great course for a beginner to learn the sport of disc golf and yet more experienced players will still find enough challenge here to make for a fun round.
-Navigation is very straightforward and the course has good flow to it.
-Close in proximity to some other very good courses making this course ideal for a quick warmup round before playing some of the bigger, badder J-Town courses.
Cons: -There is a lot of course stuffed into a relatively small space. When busy this course could be a little hairy, fairways overlap and some teepads are too close to the last hole's basket.
-Signs are in very poor condition and most are completely unreadable.
-Course can be very muddy after any kind of precipitation.
-Couple holes shoot wayyyy to close to the road. While you probably wont hit any cars, Plastic and pavement do not get along well.
-The course does lack a lot of what I really like about disc golf, which is peace and quiet in a nicely wooded setting. The highway is close and the course is surrounded with industrial style buildings and lots.
Other Thoughts: This course was a fun play and I did enjoy playing here but it is a little too short for my likings. I threw a lot of mids and putters with a couple drivers on the open field shots.
Like I said earlier in my review, there are a bunch of other awesome courses that are all close to this course which make this course awesome for a quick warmup round.
7-11 at 59 and jefferson has a small selection of discs. Even better than that, Aces and chains which is at jefferson and larkin is a dedicated disc golf store and it is on the way to west park.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Concrete Tees
-Techinal Game Play
Cons: -Swampy when rainy
Other Thoughts: Great course for beginners or just a quick round. West Park and Channahon, must plays if in the area.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
It's tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time, it's Tricky!
Pros: Shorewood in an old-school short, technical course. The course winds through some woods, and then pops out into a more open area for the last few holes. Four or five holes have a creek in play, and there are some elevation changes in the creek area and again by holes #17 and #18. There a quite a few mandos in the wooded area and a nice touch turnover shot comes in handy. The holes are not terribly difficult; they can just be a little tricky. The short tees here are concrete and in pretty good shape.
Cons: Shorewood is just a fun pitch 'n putt. The distances are too short for it to be anything more. Like a lot of old courses, everything is pretty jammed into a small area. It's an easy place to make a black Ace run with so many baskets crammed in close together.
.#4, #7 and #14 play out by the road. You have to be aware of flying discs when you drive in and out of the park. The long tee for #14 throws over the road. Not a huge deal since it's the park road and there didn't seem to be anything but a disc golf course in the park, but it's still not an altogether safe design.
The creek crossings are not in great shape and could stand to be improved. The tee signs are those old DGA signs every old course has. They are covered with graffiti and generally unreadable.
Other Thoughts: Shorewood is a survivor from the old days. Like most of the old pitch 'n putts, it has a loyal following and has done a fine job over the years getting people introduced to the sport. It should continue to do that for the foreseeable future. It's a fine place to play a quick putter round and take some Ace runs.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Short Technical Fun
Pros: - Shorewood is a small suburban park with a little creek winding through it. Mature trees provide shade and the lion's share of the "thrills and spills." Some schule comes into play, but the scattered undergrowth won't affect most rounds. While several holes are mostly open, short wooded technical holes comprise the majority of the course. Shorewood's great for beginners who want to work on line shaping and is ideal for quick one- or two-disc rounds.
- A handful of mandatories up the level of technicality and force certain shots. #2's mando forces a turnover shot (RHBH) with a wall of trees to the right of the mando. A large tree to the left of the fairway off the tee waits to knock down any wayward drives.
- Minor elevation changes in a few places help spice things up a bit. The small drop-off directly behind # 7's basket (which is OB) and #17's "downhill" shot provide some variety to the over-the-creek theme that is used in several places.
- Decent concrete tees. Baskets are mostly in good shape, although a couple have loose chains or are slightly slanted. Trashcans throughout and a port-a-john by the parking lot.
Cons: - The course is tightly packed onto the available land. In places, the proximity of the holes could lead to dangerous situations when crowded. The park road comes into play in a couple places.
- The signage is suspect at best, with much of it having been defaced.
- Not a ton of variety. Several holes more or less repeat the same shot: straight, through trees, and over-the-creek.
- I played this course in the rain, and there are definitely some muddy spots that can become slippery. In wet or icy conditions, watch your step on the small "bridge" crossing the creek on #6.
- Although the course proper gives off an okay nature vibe, much of it is ruined by the nearby highway and adjacent industrial properties.
Other Thoughts: - Established in the early '80s, it's easy to see that Shorewood was once a fairly solid course. With disc technology advancements allowing for longer throws, much of the course is outdated in the length department. Still, there's enough variety and technicality to make it playable.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Very Fun Course
Pros: Great variety of hole types.
Good concrete tees.
Great Chainstar baskets.
Not too tough, not too easy.
Occasionally Aces and Chains will be selling a small stock there.
Cons: Signs highly vandalized, not just from aces.
Actual course not in most beautiful condition.
Sometimes gets swamped with people.
Other Thoughts: Very fun, and even though it's not very pretty, it has a great variety of shots and makes it a great practice and "just for fun" course. Great course.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Short, cool, confusing
Pros: The course is laid out with a lot of trees and technical shots. If you hit a tree or end up with a bad shot, you can still usually pull a par or bogey, which could be a con to some of you "pros." The lack of distance and a lot of tree cover made it very girlfriend friendly on a 95 degree day
Cons: Not enough variety. it's technical but too short imo. I like to be able to throw for distance sometimes, I usually don't driver over 250 so its n ot that big of a deal, but I would have enjoyed a few 400+ holes
Other Thoughts: It's the last turn before you are stuck on 55 South, so be sure you see the tiny westbound driveway leading into the park, or else you'll be seeing St. Louis signs pretty quickly. I heard there are a lot of bugs after rain, and since it's a wooded course, be sure to be prepared with some off.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Technical and fun
Pros: TEchnical little course tucked right off I 55
-great use of the land offered
-creek comes into play_wicked little paths
-unique mandos marked by yellow ribbons on trees #2, 4, 5, 8, 16- w/ drop zones
-good balance of rights and lefts, more tight than open
-numerous tees designated on a majority of the holes
-will test versatility in the short game
-signs and concrete white tees, natural reds
Cons: -very short, lack of distance -lots of putters from the tee
-gets nasty swamped after rain, under canopy of trees
-certain tees are close to previous holes' flight paths, keep your head up
-shorewood pigs like to pull thru and flex their little peckers once and again
Other Thoughts: Fun park to chill down brews and ace runs.
Can get crowded but plays pretty quick, central location with numerous great courses in the area
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Oh, here it is!
Pros: - A great place to work on your short game. Plenty of trees will force you to have accurate drives as well as putts.
- This course is birdie friendly
- Nice little park.
Cons: - This park is a pain in the butt to find if you are from out of town. While a number of bike trails enter and exit the park, only one road actually gets you in. This road isn't marked and it kind of looks like an access road from the main street. There is a Shorewood Park sign, but it isn't facing you on the main street, so you may not see it. Almost didn't play this course because of iffy directions.
- The park is small, and it's kind of amazing they put 18 holes on it. Because of this, there is some confusion as to which hole you are throwing to, and also problems with other players being in the way.
- Also a product of it being a small park, sometimes had difficulty finding the next tee. With so many tees so close together, it sometimes took a little walking around to find the next box.
Other Thoughts: The course itself was okay. It isn't one to challenge the more advanced players, but if you're from out of town, it will challenge your navigational skills. For those who live around the park and play it on a regular basis, most of what I said probably doesn't apply, but if you're from out of town, I suggest using Google Maps to figure out how to get in.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Good mix of holes inside the forest, and holes in the open. The holes in the forest have lots of smaller trees dotting the fairways, there are lines to the basket but they are very tight in some places. Good amount of mature trees in the open holes too.
- Some elevation changes, especially through the forest. A lot of holes are over a small valley that has a small creek. So, a good shot is more or less on flat ground, while a bad shot could leave you with an uphill approach.
- There are a couple holes that demand a certain shot, but usually it is just a matter of getting it there without hitting branches. Throwing it straight will cover most of the holes, but there were a few turns here and there.
- Good tees, signage, and baskets. Some alternate tees, though they weren't marked on the signs. Some were obvious, some not so much. Lots of bridges and wood walkways help to avoid some muddy areas.
Cons: - This course suffers in terms of length. Many holes under 200', and overall it felt very short. Not a lot of space to work with, a lot of holes are crammed into small areas. Stray discs can easily find other holes.
- Some of the holes play right next to the entrance road, both human and vehicle traffic to worry about. One of the alternate tees has you going across the pavement.
Other Thoughts: - A beginner technical course. Too many holes are way too short, and there aren't many holes that stand out. Becomes a chore to avoid a lot of small trees that don't really encourage a certain line, just random luck at times.
- For an experienced player, it is putter practice. Leave the distance drivers in the car.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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