Definitely Worth the Trip
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Scenic, Multiple Placements, Challenging, Good Use of Elevation, New Titans, Easy Navigation, Holes 9 & 18 loop back to parking lot
Silver Lake Park is home to another great course just across the Illinois border. The course plays along side scenic Silver Lake and though the water doesn't really come into play much, there are still plenty of challenges. Most holes have 2+ pin placements, so the course can be stretched out to be even more difficult for a tournament if need be.
The rolling hills and fast greens make for some heady gold and you have to pick your battles and know when to go for it to score well. Many of the baskets are guarded by large, dense woods or (at least) some strategically placed trees.
I hadn't been out to this course lately, but I saw today that they have added tee signs, a course map and a lot of additional landscaping, trees, bushes, etc. Every time I have made the drive over to Highland, IL, the course has been well manicured and ready for play. If you're in the area, or not too far away, this is definitely worth taking a day trip and getting in a couple rounds.
Cons: Oblivious Pedestrians, Natural Tee Pads, Hole Specific Gripes
I know we have to share the parks with oblivious pedestrians, but today there seemed to be more than usual. But, this is no fault of the course.
Though, I prefer concrete tee pads, these are in good condition and relatively level, so you still have good footing for drives (so, its really not much of a con)
Having played the original setup, I was disappointed that they moved the tee pads for hole 13 and 15, but if you're playing it for the first time, that won't bother you.
My only real complaint is that I wish they would mow the right side of 17's fairway so it is a little wider. You have dense woods on the left and 6' tall prairie grass on the right and only about 50' between them to land a good shot. I appreciate a good challenge, but this is a bit rough.
Other Thoughts: Again, definitely worth the drive if you're somewhat local or passing through town. It is a great course that is a lot of fun to play. Really the only thing that could improve on what's already out here is concrete tee pads. Other than that, it's fantastic.
Traveler's Note: If you're hungry after your round, make a left out of the park headed towards Highland. Mazzio's pizza is on the right after 2-3 miles. They have great pizza, calzones, salads, and they're reasonably priced.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Great mix of open and tight fairways, tight greens, rolling terrain, a good mix of distances, OB, and tunnel shots.
The course follows a path around Silver Lake and the landscape is amazing. This is one of the most scenic courses in the St. Louis Metro area!
Cons: It is too far for me to play regularly. I don't really have anything bad to say about this course, it is that nice!
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Great layout a must play
Pros: This course has great flow. your shot selection is going to be tested. there are a wide range of shots you are going to have to pull out of your bag to get through this one. i will have to say on the pin placements and pads that are there now it is a very beginner friendly course. You can see the baskets from most of the tee pads. It has a variety of tight and open pin placements. A good variety of hyzer and anhyzer shots. It does very much so test you driving accuracy a very good stalker buzz mid range kinda course liked it lots.
Cons: Not much to say... i know it needs additional pin and pad placements. But they will come with time. It did seam very short on the front and not extremly long on the back. just a couple of holes that tested your driving length. at all.
Other Thoughts: good course to play not to far from st louis 45 min. It will make a great get away course to take the crew out on a nice day and do some barbqing and discing.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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