Pros: The course is part of a multi-use park facility along with baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, public pool, and walking paths. Course is likely intended for beginners and children.
-There are posts with maps and accurate distances at each tee area. Tees are grass/dirt and still in pretty good shape
-quality baskets with flags on top and sign pointing to the next tee make it easier to navigate
-mix of tight shaping and open holes
-several ace run opportunities
Cons: -many holes seem to be simply squeezed into small unused areas of the larger park. Disc golf was definitely not in the original plans. Seems congested and forced
-I don't think many people in the neighborhood even know the course is there. most other park users were unaware of the potential of flying discs
-even with the 'next tee' signs on baskets, navigation is confusing. Found myself walking in circles a couple times.
-this course plays very short and will not present much challenge or excitement for better players.
-as most have noted, holes 4, 5, and 6 play through a wooded area that is totally overgrown. had to search through thick brush, weeds, bushes to find a disc not even 5 feet from a basket. people who are not used to watching or finding discs have a good chance of losing one in these holes.
Other Thoughts: I played Community Park on a weekday morning so there were not many people using the other parts of the park. I could not imagine trying to play here on a weekend or night over the summer with baseball tourneys and practice, swimming, and other activities that the city of Palos hosts here. Consider playing elsewhere during peak baseball hours (I think I counted 6 or so ball fields on the property, and I know they all can have games at once)
Anybody looking for a challenging course should look elsewhere, but those trying for a quick 9 or to bring a young buck or first-timer should give Community a try at least once.
Below average course, but good enough to get me to go back.... eventually
Pros: Good for beginners
Varying RHBH and RHFH holes
Hole 1 and 9 are close to parking lot
Cons: Long walk in between hole 1-2 7-8 8-9.
Holes 4,5,6 unplayable due to overgrowth of plants and trees.
Short holes(except 3,7)
Other Thoughts: Good course if holes 4,5,6 were playable
Small amount of people.
Good beginner course.
A Real Letdown
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Pros: - New Innova DisCatcher Pro baskets
- Accurate distances on the tee signs
- Course is in a nice area of town
- Posts to identify tee pads
- A few holes to let you air out some bomb drives
- Next tee signs on all the baskets
- Flags on each basket with holes number
Cons: - No defined tee pads
- Fairways on the tee signs do not depict the fairways whatsoever
- Those wooded holes? Honestly looks like they put some baskets in the woods and called it good without defining a fairway. Not even a narrow line you have to hit, throw through the trees that's about it.
- Impossible to tee off in the snow. No pads to have a run up
- Navigation is horrible, there are multiple 500+ foot walks to the next tee pad.
- No shorts/longs, only one tee placement
Other Thoughts: I literally could not drive due to the snow on the ground. I know it is fairly difficult to begin with in the snow, but without any sort of solid tee pad in the ground there is no way to drive on the 380 foot holes. There are a few wooded holes in the mix. However there is no defined fairway for any of them. The first one maybe has one, but it is a definite overhead shot to hit the gap. The rest of them? Absolutely no fairway which is defined, they are planned safari holes to the best of my knowledge. If they defined these fairways, it would be a decent 9 hole course. Pour some pads or put some gravel down or something. The course is more difficult than Doogan, but the overall experience on the course is much lower. I would not recommend this course to someone who lives further than 15 minutes away.
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it could be a ok 9
Pros: -the course is located in a nice park
-the signs are nice
-hole 3 lets you rip a nice long drive
-the wooded holes make it so the course is not wide open
Cons: -grass pads( but in good shape for grass pads)
-the course flow is bad after the first hole took me and a friend a few min to find the sign for 2 with out the next tee sign hanging from the basket it would have taken much longer and also the 6 pad is very close if not on the 5 fairway(so much undergrowth that i could not really tell where the fairway was). 7 and 8 are on the other side of a street and 9 is back by the one basket after a nice long walk through a parking lot for a pool.
-this course could use a lot of tree trimming and undergrowth clearing. 3 was a fun hole but there were tree branches hanging low on the right side that made it a weird tee off. and the wooded holes were so over grown that i had a hard time seeing the 6 tee from 50 feet away and 4,5,6, had so many low hanging branches and under growth that i just kinda had to over power a mid and hope i punched through it.
-7 could have been a really cool hole but there were short street lights on the fairway that people have clearly hit with discs and broke and a gazebo is not far off the fairway.
Other Thoughts: i think with a little more thought about pin placement on 7, clearing the underbrush around 4,5,6,(and maybe a few bigger trees) ad maybe putting 9 in around hole 7/8 that this course could be a decent little 9 hole that could be as good as a course like costaldo park i don't think that it could ever be awesome but it could be made much better with a little TLC.
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Pros: The course plays through a nice little multi-use park without too much conflict with other activities. Three of the holes play through a small wooded area with lots of small to medium trees and some tight lines to hit. Despite a lack of real punishing undergrowth, you'll still have to get creative to recover from a bad shot with how dense the trees are in this area.
The rest of the course plays through grassy areas with scattered mature trees. A couple shots have lower ceilings and the last hole has an elevated basket to add some rollaway potential. The tees are natural, but are flat and in fine shape so far.
Cons: Navigation is a mess here. The tee signs are just blocks set into the ground, so you can't see them unless you're right on top of them. There are a few long walks between holes that are not at all obvious, and there's no signage or map to help with that.
The course uses the park fairly well, but it's still a flat and mostly open course without a whole lot of challenge. There is a possibility of several of the holes being unplayable with other sports using the fields. The wooded holes need some more clearing to have fair lines, and the ground cover is thick enough to hide even good shots and needs more foot traffic to knock some of it down a bit.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find this course approachable if a little tough. More experienced players won't find a ton of challenge but there are some fun shots even for better players. A kiosk with a course map or some real tee signs would go a long way, we saw several players give up and leave the course, and several others making up their own shots rather than spend the time searching out the hidden tee markers.
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