Galva, IL 
Wiley Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: MidwestZest Hole #8 (Taken 7/2014)
3 / 138ft.   3 / 243ft. Par / Distance:
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Great for Galva

1    7/11/2014   7/18/2014
Review By: MidwestZest
Played: 64  Reviewed: 43  Exp: 14.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Nice open park with mixed stands of trees, and some wide open spaces.
- Well-maintained park, also hosts some shelters and playgrounds. Bathrooms on site.
- I imagine most of the course is usually not used for much other than disc golf.
- Dual tees for each hole. Reds are all quite short, obviously designed for the beginner.
- Some major thought put into hole design with the trees that the park had to offer. Some of the blues are longer, and even those that aren't still can pose a challenge to a seasoned player. Certainly not a cakewalk. Also not as fast of a play through the course as I thought it would be at first glance.
- Lots of low green ceilings here, which adds difficulty where there may not have been a lot to find otherwise.
- Nice course sign and map, located just behind the shelter.
- Great little wooden arrow indicators at each basket to show the way to the next blue tee. May not particularly necessary, but awesome nonetheless. Great to see the foresight for something like this.
- #4 Red, although short, is a tight tunnel shot through some mature trees.
- #7 Blue has a fun gap to hit 50' off the tee, followed by a large, wide open space for the disc to fly and do what it may.
- #8 is pretty daunting, and easily the most difficult hole on the course. Must throw through a relatively dense stand of trees, under all the branches.
Cons: - Grass tees. Although they are all flat and in good shape.
- A few manmade obstacles in the way here and there, some relatively close to the tees. Benches, electrical boxes, and electrical poles.
- Really no elevation on the course.
Other Thoughts: - Enjoyed my time here, this is a very nice park course. Great for youngsters and beginners, but still designed with experienced players in mind, and executed to the best of their ability with available land and obstacles.

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Interesting...

1    2/12/2014   2/13/2014
Review By: Cadmanic
Played: 25  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 1.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Dual tee pads.

Good hole distance for such a small park from blues tees.

No wide open holes. Nearly all tees are under a very low canopy of limbs and branches. Deceptively challenging course (from the blues) for such a small, flat park.
Cons: Very small park. I could see pedestrians and other park users being a major problem on a busy day. Description says "25 acre park", I think they actually meant 2.5 acres.

No elevation variation.





Other Thoughts: I played this course in the middle of Feb., with snow up to my knees and no leaves on the trees. I wasn't expecting much, haven driven by it a few times, I knew it was small.... Was mildly surprised by how much better the course was than I expected. I will definitely stop again in the spring/summer to play it with foliage. I really liked the low ceiling shots from the blue tees, makes you work lines you don't typically use on courses in this area.

I wouldn't drive out of my way to play here, but if you're in the area and the park isn't busy, it's worth a round or two. Definitely more challenging than I originally gave it credit for at first glance.

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