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A quaint course
Pros: Sign showing the entire course layout by hole one. Good baskets. Tee boxes are (with the exception of hole 4) marked with reasonable diagrams. Park is well mowed and there is ample parking. Layout is basic but utilizes the limited topography well. Several ace potentials for moderately skilled players.
Cons: Tee boxes could use some more gravel/limestone and definition as the grass is starting to take them over. The tee box signs are often facing what I felt was a counter intuitive direction. As of this review, hole four was missing it's tee box sign and was a bit tricky to find.
Other Thoughts: While probably not worth driving expressly for, you're only a short drive to Effingham or St Elmo (when it's playable) and is a good warm up. New and rec players should enjoy the fairly short course and be able to succeed quickly on it.
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Decent...Just missing some signs
Pros: Decent layout flow especially with the limited are provided. Used as creek tree line on hole 5 with a mando from one side of the trees to the hole on the right. Then Hole 9 strait back through those same woods but further down to end up where hole 1 starts. There are heavy duty concrete bridges through the woods and over what would be a small stream if there wasn't a drought. All tees have crushed limestone that are in a V shape. All tees also have sign poles ready to be utilized.
Cons: There is no signs anywhere. When I first pulled up it took me a while to figure out where to start. The poles are in place and just begging for some signs. With signs I would give it a 2.5-3.0. There is a playground that could come into play, but it looked pretty old so I'm not sure if its used much. Hole 8 has a fenced in power station that the hole plays semi-close where discs could be lost.
Other Thoughts: This little park is pretty decent. For new players it is a great mix to learn with having mostly short holes, one long hole, a mando and some trees, but not too many. For experience players you can work on your mid-range/short game and then air it out once for the long hole. Like I said before, would be a pretty decent course with some signs so I hope they get put up.
It's small and fun!!!
Pros: Mach 2 baskets, short enough to play several times in a row.
Cons: Not marked at all; confusing first time playing.
Other Thoughts: I played this course because I was playing St. Elmo's and decided to see what Gilbert Park was all about. People can say all they want, I love this course. To me, it's like miniature golf. This course redefines short, but I like it that way. My home course is Centralia, so I'm used to the 4-5 star courses, but a course like this is needed for a little break every once in a while. And it's addicting! The first 9 I played, I wanted to shoot better, so I played again, and shot better, and again, and shot better...ended up playing 4 times consecutively and had a blast. I live 40 miles from the course, so I probably won't make a special trip to just play that course, but if I'm going up north that way, or play Effingham or St. Elmo, I am definitely stopping by here agin!
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