Lacon, IL 
Johnsons Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: sthomas128 Hole #1 (Taken 3/2011)
4 / 436ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Tee



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1    7/30/2011   7/31/2011
Review By: Cobra165
Played: 101  Reviewed: 10
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Some long holes, some decent hills with some fun downhill and uphill throws.

Tee signs are now in place except for hole 7.

Course was not crowded, even on a Saturday.

Hole 4 is a fun, downhill putter throw to a well-guarded basket. Great elevation on this hole.
Cons: Some neighborhood yokels made fun of me.

Most of the holes are just ok. Not the fault of the designer--just unspectacular land, save for a couple spots where elevation comes into play.

Probably the worst concrete tee pads I have seen. They apparently poured them straight onto the ground, with no forms and no smoothing, leaving a series of waves and bumps in the surface. It's actually worse than if they had stayed with natural tees. To make matters even worse, they have installed a sponsor plaque on every hole . . . right in the center at the back of the tee pad! This adds a serious tripping hazard. Most of the time I was more worried about footing than my shot.

Hole 6 is a disaster, a short, right hand turn into the woods with no real way to even get to the pin. Why not utilize that old leftover backstop as an obstacle and actually make a decent hole there? Inexplicable.

I agree with a previous poster that hole 9 is dangerous--only a matter of time before someone or someone's car gets cranked. It's a fun hole to throw, but that is beside the point.
Other Thoughts: Overall--just ok. My advice: if you are driving through Lacon, stop and kill 25 minutes to play it, since it is only 30 seconds from the main N/S drag through town. But don't go out of your way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

1    11/24/2010   11/25/2010
Review By: #19325
Played: 317  Reviewed: 170  Exp: 13.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is located in a nice small town park. The land has some large hardwood trees and some nice elevation in areas.

This course has a variety of distances and is fairly challenging for advanced/pro level players. It is still very recreational friendly with the lack of rough. Average hole distance is 337ft.

Brand new Innova Discatcher baskets which have the hole # sticker on them.

Concrete tees. Most are flat and allow run up room from behind.

Although there are no tees signs the course is pretty easy to navigate.
Cons: There are no tee signs.

#2's tee pad was installed on the crest of a hill. It slopes upwards then flattens out. It's pretty difficult to throw from.

#6 is a poke and hope type hole. You throw from the open and the basket is tucked in the woods. There is no fairway to get to the basket. You are just hoping it finds a way thru the trees.

I'm concerned about hole #9. It is a good par 4 type hole but has some problems. It plays over 500ft with a road down the right side. Across the road there are several houses. Shots are going to land in the road and across the street especially in head wind situations.
Other Thoughts: I thought this course had a little more potential with the hills and wooded area on the east side of the park.

As you pull in park in the gravel near the first shelter. #9's basket is just north of the shelter. #2's basket is just west of the shetler. You will see #1's tee pad west of #2's basket and near the road.

There are only 2 holes where the basket is not visible from the tee. #7 and #9. From the tee pad on #7 you can see 2 light poles. The basket is located near the 2nd farthest way light pole. It is not reachable for even the longest throwing players. Throw to the top of the hill.

Don't drive too far out of your way to play this course. It's not a bad 9 holer but it's not awesome either.

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