7 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice park course
Pros: The course plays through a large multi-use park, but the disc golf course really doesn't conflict with other park users. There is a nice stream running through the back nine, and some steep dropoffs near pins and along fairways making for some great risk/reward shots. There is a nice mix of left and right turning shots, so you'll need to hit lots of different lines to score well here. There are lots of birdies if you are accurate, and some punishment on a few holes that can easily turn a bad drive into a bogey. There are a couple longer holes to mix things up length wise.
There are basic hole signs with the distance to the pin, and good concrete tees. The baskets show some wear, but still catch well and are in good shape. Once you find the course, it's easy to follow through the park, and it loops back to the parking lot in the middle.
Cons: The park is very hilly, and I was excited about the potential elevation changes as I drove in, but nearly all of the holes are pretty flat. A little more use of the hills to add some challenge and variety would go a long way here. There are some erosion issues in spots, especially around tees and pins. Hole layout on the signs would be really helpful, there are some blind holes.
It's really difficult to figure out where to park and how to get to hole one. I ended up parking in the lower lot by hole 10s tee and following some locals up the hill to hole 1, not sure if that's what most people do but it worked ok to pass by the car in the middle, and end up back at the parking lot at 18. Several holes play pretty close to roads, could be an issue on a busy day with lots of cars going in and out of the park.
Other Thoughts: This is a great park course, with an old school feel. There's not a whole lot of length, but there is a nic variety of lines to hit that keeps it interesting. Beginners will find the course pretty approachable, though the creek can be a disc eater. More experienced players won't be really challenged, but will enjoy a fun round in a nice park racking up the birdies.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Bradley is da Bomb
Pros: Bradley Park is very cool. There is an upper section where the front 9 is located and a lower section where the back 9 is located. There are some very large trees and nice elevation changes. Many holes play on the edge of the river/creek. It has very steep banks and many discs find their way down it.
Nice cement tee pads and tee signs.
Wide variety of shots and distances. Uphill/Downhill, flat, wooded,open. 2 pin placements for every hole. This course has a great mix. You will learn how to throw a disc here.
Roads are played out of bounds and add challenge. Many pins are placed near roads and have greens that slope to them.
You walk past the parking lot on the way to #10.
This is a good beginner course but is also fun for skilled players.
This is very fun par 54 golf.
Bradley University students are lucky to have this park. If you get a chance to eat at Avanti's do so.
Peoria is the best spot in Illinois to play disc golf. This course has been kind of lost with the addition of several good area courses. Do not skip this course. It's very fun!
Check out my Illinois Top 10.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Some of the holes were magnificent! There's a fantastic mix of shots whether it's uphill/downhill and left/right or wooded/wide open.
-Fairly easy to follow.
-The park is well taken care of and is very clean. It's a little tricky to find the disc golf course once you get inside the park, but it's worth it when you do find it. :)
Cons: -The only thing by the tees are the distance and the hole #. It would have been really nice to include a map of the hole for beginners.
- For the first 10 or so holes, there was this strange black man following/stalking us around the course who seemed like he had no idea what was going on. Then a cop car pulled around the corner and he started to run. There were a lot of cops out...I don't know if this is a regular thing or if it was only like this today though.
-Very easy to lose your disc. I lost my favorite disc, my Lat64 Core, on hole #16 in the river/creek and while we were looking, another guy came up to us and said that his daughter lost her Eagle at the exact same spot. Be warned!
Other Thoughts: The students of Bradley are very lucky to have a disc golf course of this calibur basically directly on campus. The only thing that really made me mad about this course is the creek that comes into play on the back nine. It was pretty littered there and, as said, it's definitely a possibility that you lose a disc here. Aside from that, I'd say it's definitely worth going to.
NOTE! I edited the Map Locator so it's accurate now. :)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 10 Not
Good couse for beg/nov.
Pros: Good balance of shots, not overall difficult course, location is in a great place
Cons: Easy to loose disc on a couple holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course if you are just starting to play, wanting to learn, or just practice with.
1 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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