Shorewood, IL 
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Uploaded By: jbrock Hole #16 (Taken 6/2010)
3 / 155ft.   3 / 175ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #16 Tee

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 It is what it is, and it's good at it

5+    9/14/2009   10/2/2009
Review By: WindyCityROCer
Played: 25  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 10.7 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great course routing, no 2 holes play anywhere near the same....
Beginner friendly!
Requires a VARIETY of shots, lots of mandos (5?)
Beautiful park, DG is the main activity....
EXCELLENT concrete tees! (well, for shorts)
ALL baskets in great shape!
2/3 of holes are VERY defined by trees/canopies... an excellent technical course approachable by all skill levels.
Creek in play on 6 holes... but not a lost disc scenario.... just a stroke for water....
Cons: TRAFFIC... unless you can get there early, it's a mess....
Length, for any regular tournament player (ie... 850+?) this course will be extremely short... take a mid, putter, and water bottle...
The playground on 15/16 can come into play if non dg people are there....
There are back tees (natural) on SOME holes, and they are hard to find (try to find a JADGC (Joliet club) member to find them all)
I did mention traffic?
LOTS of mandos.... a few I agree with (the schule protecting the OBVIOUS line has been beat down) a few are just frustrating.

I should also mention POLICE....I have seen undercovers, and MORONS toting coolers getting tickets for alcohol.... it's a 45 min round... just wait to do your business..
Other Thoughts: For my skill level (glorified rec) this course is a gem, a few holes to air it out with a driver, and the rest is the tech shots with mids that I need to perfect. As frustrating as the mando's can be, they add to the course, really, well accept for #5, maybe. Course Plays through an old growth park, lots of trees to smack a shot down, but NOT a lot of schule to lose a disc.

Noteworthy holes....
1. L>R shot, RHFH preffered cause of that darn diagonal tree that smacks down a RHBH
3. AWESOME tunnel shot, you'll get tree-nied into the creek more than you want to admit...
5.Mando, L>R... very easy to screw it up, basket is 50' to the R of mando tree
7.very short, L>R basket right by the entrance road, ob beyond, seems simple, until you go over/ob
9. ace run across the creek.... fun hole
10.ace run, with one thin guardian tree, over and right is a usually wet putt from the creek bed
11.slightly L>R, a rather long hole for the course, with a permanent limb on the ground (@25' from basket) to spoil your skip ace
18. A VERY TOUGH L>R hole, as it requires a tight L>R curve @40' off tee (with canopy) then you go for the basket.... I can't tell you how many times I have seen this hole destroy an otherwise good round...

I listed this under cons, but I'm trying not to hold it against the course itself, the traffic is HORRIBLE.... Lots of 1-2 disc rec players, that tend to play in LARGE groups (think 8+) with little to no courtesy... they even endanger eachother when they throw.... also, I believe/HOPE it's these people who are littering everywhere...

There's a really good Thai restaurant off 59 and Jefferson, and it's <10min from Channahon...

I'm giving this course a 4 because what it does, it does GOOD.... and it's SO CLOSE to other great courses

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

  Fun but short

4/23/2008   5/6/2008
Review By: D1sasterouz
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 13 Not
Pros: Great wooded course. Interesting doglegs with lots of challenges.
Cons: Not very many long holes mostly short holes.

1 of 14 people found this review helpful.

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