Rolling Meadows, IL
North Salk Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: notapro Hole #4 (Taken 7/2012)
3 / 289ft.   4 / 535ft.   -- / --   -- / -- Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Long Tee



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Good Park, Disappointing Design

1    7/23/2012   7/26/2012
Review By: jasonc
Played: 120  Reviewed: 19  Exp: 11 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice, new baskets and concrete paver tee pads.

Good signs on each hole. Next Tee signs help point you in the right direction when needed to make navigation a breeze.

Hole #3 is fun.

Pro/alternate #4 at 535' is the signature hole here as you will throw from the top of the sled hill. The line of trees on the left side of the fairway and the houses on the right make this a fun, yet somewhat difficult hole.

There are a number of younger trees here that should add some challenge to this course over time.
Cons: There are 12 holes here of varying lengths, #7--#12 seemed very similar with distance as the only variable. This space could have and should have been utilized better.

Other park activities, particularly soccer, may cause safety issues if disc golfers do not yield to other park users. Please pay attention to others on each throw out here.

Although the baskets, tee pads and signs indicate that plenty of time was required to design and install this course, it is a shame to see that safety issues were completely ignored. This is the main reason for my 1.0 rating.
Other Thoughts: While you see the creek throughout the course it really does not come into play on any hole, save for extreme wind conditions or very poor throws.

Although brand new, North Salk Park has the potential to be a good 9 hole course.

Beginners and rec level players will be challenged here, while Pro/advanced may want to leave after throwing from the top of the sled hill on #4 or create safari holes to add some difficulty.

Right now, this is a good local option if you live in the neighborhood. However, there is no need to go out of your way to play this course.

If some changes are made in the future, I will play it again and update this review accordingly.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


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