A little odd
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Pros: The course plays in a small grassy area surrounded by woods. A couple pins are placed near rough that will punish shots that go too long. The course plays on a hill side so there are small to moderate elevation changes on several of the holes, including a couple that play enough down or up hill to add some real challenge. There is a decent mix of hole lengths from ace run shorties to a couple longer ones offering a chance to pull out a driver. The course is nicely maintained, with numbered signs and baskets, and recently mowed grass when I played.
Cons: The course is crammed in to a pretty small area, errant shots can easily end up on other holes especially with how open it is. Baskets 2 and 3 are within 20' of one another, making for an awkward transition and some potential for conflict. The path is also in play on a couple shots, a potential safety issue if there are many pedestrians. The holes play very open, so they don't push players to use many different shots. A simple hyzer suffices on the majority of holes here. The long unmarked walk to the first tee is very odd, you basically walk the length of the course then play your way back. The distances marked on the signs are pretty far off in a few cases.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will enjoy the lack of punishment and the elevation changes, but more experienced players won't find much challenge and variety here. It seemed like a nice place for a family picnic, hopefully it's getting some exposure for disc golf as the course is on the main path that goes to the picnic areas.
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Pros: Located in a beautiful 277 acre McHenry County Conservation Area. The course plays in a small open area with some minor hills. There are a couple of trees to navigate and some rough near a couple of baskets.
There are 9 baskets in the ground.
Basic tee signs with hole # and distance.
Very beginner friendly.
Well kept and clean porto potty by hole #9 and restroom facilities near the pavillion by hole #1.
Cons: This land is such a tease. It could be by far the best course in the area if not the state.
The course design is not good. To get to hole #1 you walk down the path the entire length of the course. Every hole plays east and west back towards the parking lot. Hole #2 & 3's basket are 30 feet from each other. I had to wait for the other group to play out so I did not get hit.
There are many dangerous areas on this course. Each hole has conflicts if there are groups on the hole ahead or behind.
The tees are grass tee pads and many are not even.
The tee signs have no hole descriptions.
The baskets are Innova Discatcher Portables that have been cemented and locked in the ground. I'm interested in seeing how they stand up over time.
Intermediate level and above will find this course very basic and boring.
Other Thoughts: The conservation area itself is absolutely awesome. There is hiking, biking, fishing, basketball, baseball, & volleyball. What an awesome piece of property.
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