New Lenox, IL
Haines Wayside DGC Share



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1    9/10/2011   9/11/2011
Review By: notapro
Played: 386  Reviewed: 279  Exp: 10.7 Years
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Pros: - Couse is set in a park that has a playground and a pavilion on one side. If people stay in the designated areas, then there's no interference, but they could easily go for a stroll through the course or by the water.
- About half of the holes are out in the open, sloping area, with large mature trees to force line shaping. #1 is a long, sloping valley shot around a patch of trees, #2 is next to a large tree and in front of the creek, #4 plays next to the woods with the basket tucked behind a pine. A few shots are wide open, but most have a good wrinkle.
- Other holes play in more wooded areas; #6 shoots out of and back into the forest, and #3 is a long, low ceiling shot with rough bordering on both sides, finishing right into a clump of small trees. Two more holes play in the woods, with tons of trees to contend with. There are obvious lines to hit here; missing the windows can result in some tough recovery. #9 is a cool shot out of the forest, with a RHBH hyzer finish in the open.
- Good mix of hole length, especially with two sets of tees. Some of the pro's are pretty good bombers; #1 and the low ceiling on #3 will need a healthy drive for any shot at a deuce.
- Practice basket has some short markers, good for beginners to practice on.
Cons: - Holes out in the open are just standard shots, nothing too crazy. Distance is the main factor in score, hands down. Even some of the forested holes just need a straight shot, though accuracy is still important to stay out of trouble, the line is dead simple.
- Land is mostly flat, there are a couple elevation changes on the first few holes, but nothing too extreme.
- There is water on the premises, but it's really not in play. #2's basket is a healthy distance away, so only a bad overthrow is going to reach it. #3 plays by the creek, but only a terrible shot is going to get there as well.
- The course itself is in pretty sorry shape; usually I don't care but no signs, old baskets, and rutted teepads are the latest improvements. Yikes.
Other Thoughts: - This land is much better suited for a 9-holer; the hole lengths went from super short to respectably long on some of the holes. Getting a deuce on the longer holes requires a good huck; there aren't any distances listed but I think a few are pushing 400' or more. Wooded holes aren't throwaways, either; shooting well here is nothing to scoff at.
- Better suited to beginners or intermediate players; the holes themselves are pretty interesting and a little tricky, even though the course itself is ugly, smelly, and beat up. I'd bump it up to a 2.5 with some better hardware.

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