Always WIndy... ALWAYS
Pros: I have played this course over 20+ times so I will try to list all that this course has to offer.
+The pros of holes 1 & 2 is that they require a lot of accuracy. A precise mid-range or putter shot is needed as there two holes have trees that need to be navigated. Both holes are under 250 feet.
+Number 3 is probably the hardest hole on the course. It would be challenging for any type of golfer. Requires a 375 ft. drive with lots of accuracy.
+Hole 4 there is a mandatory shot through a tree.
+Hole 5 is a huge bomber across a field into some bushes.
+Holes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 are more of the same bombers over open terrain with virtually no trees.
Cons: -This course is always windy. There has never been a time where I have come here where in has not been gusting.
-Flat park, with no trees that backs up to a major highway.
-Geese frequent the park by the masses so there can be goose poop heavily dispersed throughout the course.
-Long walk from holes 1 and 2 to the rest of the course which is located on the other side of the dog park.
-Oh yeah, i forgot to mention that this course is a total disc eater. If you have an errant shot on holes 1 or 2, you will be searching for your disc. The story is the same on holes 4, 6, 8, and sometimes 10.
-The course is boring and really not worth checking out unless you live in the area.
Other Thoughts: I have played this course over 20+ and have come to the conclusion that this course is below average. Too much wind, goose poo, and chances of losing a disc. Not to mention the loop of 9 holes leaves you feeling totally unsatisfied.
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A place to play
Pros: The course plays through a multi-use park around a large dog park and some soccer fields. The first two holes bring some trees and rough into play, they're actable but easy to mess up on and take a 3 too. The third hole plays down an alley of small trees with ob on both sides making a narrow landing zone, the big hyper is there but easy to screw up. After that the course opens up quite a bit, with mostly wide open shots from 230-375'. Many of these bring small hills and berms into play along with ob paths and areas of tall grass rough to keep things a little more interesting.
The baskets are brand new and brightly powder coated so they're easy to see, including a practice basket by the first tee. There are basic tee signs with hole length and layout that show ob lines. The course is easy to follow other than the transition from 2 to 3, and even then there isn't really anywhere else it could be.
Cons: The tees are terrible, decent pads would easily add a half disc to my rating. Right now they are deep soft beds of wood chips that shift as you try to drive and don't offer a stable tee surface. there are some safety issues, with the walking path and soccer fields in play on most holes. There are ob areas and ms dos to alleviate these safety issues, but it could potentially be an issue on a busy day with less accurate players. The highway is pretty close to a couple holes, and makes it pretty noisy. The rough in some areas is tall grass with nettles that will hide your disc and could frustrate newer players. There is a long walk from 2 to 3 and from 10 back to 1.
Other Thoughts: This course does a nice job with the available land, and uses every possible bit of terrain and every tree to make interesting holes in a boring park. Beginners will find the course approachable for the most part, though a few holes are longer and there is some rough. More experienced players will find some challenges here, but also some very straightforward shots. This is a fine place to get a quick round in during lunch, but doesn't offer much more than the other north suburb 9ers.
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