Pros: One of the best features about this course is the Mach 2 baskets. All 9 baskets are in excellent condition and catch very well. Also, this course has a majority of beginner friendly holes that will allow for advanced and pro players alike to work on their short game. One of the holes (hole 4) allows you to really let er rip. It provides a good contrast to the shorter holes. The course plays fairly quickly so you can run through it a couple of times and be on your way.
Cons: The course does not have a course map or tee signs. So it is difficult to find your way around. The tee pads are crushed gravel and were difficult to find because the grass has grown up around the pads.
Other Thoughts: This nine hole course is located in the back of a youth baseball complex. I imagine this course being played mostly by beginners and this is the perfect place to introduce people to the game. The course has respectable baskets and the holes are challenging enough to make it interesting. It was a fun quick play and recommend it to you if you are trying to get a FAST round in.
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Decent city park course
Pros: The course plays through a mostly flat city park with a small creek that comes into play on a couple holes. Most of the holes are fairly open with some scattered trees, and a couple holes bring the small wooded area along the creek into play for some more defined lines to hit. There is a mix of hole lengths, from shorter ace runs to a couple holes that are reachable but longer, and one 400'+ hole where you can stretch out a little. The baskets are in great shape and catch well. The tees are level and roomy.
Cons: The course has a couple interesting holes where you have to hit a line, otherwise it's a fairly bland and open city park course. It's an ok course for people to try the sport, but it's got enough length that some new players will be frustrated by it. The tees are crushed limestone, which is mostly ok in dry weather but they get really rutted, muddy and unstable in worse weather. There are no tee signs, so when there is snow on the ground you can't find the tees, and even when it's clear you don't know where to throw or how long the holes are.
Other Thoughts: This course has a couple fun holes, and isn't a bad place to play a quick round or to take a beginner who won't be intimidated by a couple longer holes where they might have to throw a few times. Otherwise, it's a decent beginner course with enough obstacles to keep newer players interested. More experienced players probably won't find enough challenge or variety to keep them coming back repeatedly.
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another addition to the IL I70 family
Pros: Gilbert is a brand new recreational 9 holer with some shot variety ranging from short holes to a couple longish holes and wide open holes to a couple holes that play through a strip of timber.
-A decent amount of park style golf here with mature trees to weave around and through on the front 4 and a couple shots through a wooded strip.
-Concrete pads look likely here as the pads have already been cut out of the grass.
-1 dogleg right shot through the woods (hole 5)
-OB barbed wire fence on hole 6...beware.
-Looks like this has the possiblity to be a good gym course as there are a couple of schools within walking distance.
Cons: -Short overall...the majority of the holes are less than 300' except for hole 4 which is probably about 450' and is a decent hole.
-no tee signs yet, but they don't really need it yet as the course is fairly straight forward and all the baskets are brand new and numbered.
Other Thoughts: So pretty much the course plays park style (mature trees in the fairways with lines around and between them but fairly open) for the first 5 holes and hole 9. 6,7, and 8 are wide open( read few obstacles) and short. Don't lose your disc on hole 8 as there is a fenced and locked power sub station.
The design team did a nice job with the land they had and made this very enjoyable for rec and beginner players
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