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Pros: This course is located on the campus of University of Illinois Springfield. It is a very nice campus and the course is very well kept. The course is flat and has a ton of mature trees and pines. This is a beginner friendly course and has enough distance and shots to keep it interesting for more skilled players.
The cement tee pads are flat.
The tee signs are located on the back left hand side of the tee pad. They have the distance and an arrow pointing in the direction of the hole.
The baskets are brand new Mach 5's. They have a nice circular base of bricks filled with rocks. It adds a nice touch.
The course has a variety of holes and distances.
Hole #3 is a sweet tunnel shot thru a row of pine trees.
A huge sculpture comes into play on #7. It looks pretty cool.
Cons: There tee signs are not visible. It's difficult to find the next tee in a few areas.
Navigation is tough in a couple of places. See below for help. Print the map.
The finish to the course is very frustrating. Hole #8 is a long par 4. It's well over 800 feet. That is not the problem. After you play #8 you walk back down the fairway 400 feet to play #9. After #9 you have a half mile walk back to the parking lot.
The land is flat but has some interesting areas. There was potential for a very good course. I don't think they utilized the land very good.
Other Thoughts: Use the coordinates on your gps. It will take you directly across from the 1st tee. The 1st hole is located between the parking lot and one of the dorms. I parked in the lot to the west of hole #1.
After hole #1 cross the street to hole #2. 2 thru 6 flow pretty good. After #6 cross the street to #7.
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