6 Helpful / 1 Not
It is what it is, and it's good at it
Pros: Great course routing, no 2 holes play anywhere near the same....
Requires a VARIETY of shots, lots of mandos (5?)
Beautiful park, DG is the main activity....
Probably THE BEST COURSE IN JOLIET AREA TO WORK ON YOUR ACCURACY!
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.
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.
1 Helpful / 13 Not
Fun but short
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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