Waukegan, IL 
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Uploaded By: #19325 Hole #8 (Taken 8/2012)
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2-4    10/29/2012   10/29/2012
Review By: Dr.Hyzer
Played: 19  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 4.2 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Good chunk of land with a road dividing it in half.
The flow of the course is solid. Seems like the course is divided into three separate sections. Decent typical setup for the first several holes.
Cross the street to play out in the "prairie" for some longer holes with some decieving distances and lines.
Cross the street again to head back and the woods begin. Lines are not impossible but they still provide a great challenge.
Elevated baskets provide a specific putting challenge.
Cons: For the longer holes out on the prairie short grass fairways are pretty thin. Plan on spending some time looking for discs that fly a little off course. The rough is pretty brutal.
The baskets are just overall "off". Either the chains are too soft or have too much give. Many frisbees did not stick for me personally. The teepads out in the grass praire are rubber and all sorts of ripped up.
Other Thoughts: The course is beautiful with its small lake and fountain in the middle. Has a little bit of a ball golf feel. Especially with all the geese and ducks.
Its not a bad course although it could be better.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Date: 10/11/2013 Designer Response by: #19325
If you are back in the area check in. Many improvements this summer.

Wider fairways & paths across the street.
Tee pads have been fixed.
Several holes redesigned and 2 more added.

More to come in 2014.

 

1    7/5/2010   7/7/2010
Review By: AdamE
Played: 211  Reviewed: 143  Exp: 10.9 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Bevier Park is a nice course with great variety. Roughly a third of the course has large mature trees to deal with. The next third is prarie golf with a few long bombs. The last third plays through the woods. There is a nice variety shots and distances on this course.

Water is in play on 7 holes, but is only a major factor on holes 16 & 18 where you cross the stream. You only need to worry about water on the rest of the course if you shank a drive.
Cons: This used to be a nine hole course that has been upgraded to 18. Because of this, navigation can be difficult in a number of places and the holes are not numbered correctly. Please print out a map your first time here. Only the original holes have concrete teepads, the rest are rubber.

When I was here on 7-5-10, the prarie holes only had a 15 foot wide strip that had been mowed with the rest left to grow. Finding discs wasn't too difficult but keep a close eye on them.

There is one 600 foot par 4 on the course which is cool, but the hole is completely wide open.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course that is worth playing if you're in the area and have a map with you.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Date: 10/29/2013 Designer Response by: #19325
Come back and play the course. Navigation is much easier now and tee signs are correct. All baskets have number plates as well.

Rubber tee pads have been fixed across the street and all the holes on the east side are concrete.

 Feels like three different courses

1    5/29/2009   6/23/2009
Review By: mashnut
Played: 815  Reviewed: 752  Exp: 12.5 Years
This review was updated on 7/18/2009
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The course plays through a large mostly flat park with all different kinds of foliage. Some of the holes play through a grassy park with scattered trees of all sizes, some of the holes play through a bumpy open field with tall grass rough, and some holes play through dense woods with narrow fairways. There is a nice pond, but it only comes into play if you have a particularly bad shot on a couple holes. I enjoyed the mix of open and wooded holes, and it kept the course more interesting.

The course was expanded at some point, but it still had good flow throughout. There was a sign at the first tee with a map of the course that was plenty detailed and easy to follow. The tees were a mix of nice concrete pads and well-laid rubber pads, with good footing on all the tees.

The holes were a good mix of straight holes with a few that were right or left turning. The open holes were made more challenging by the wind and by the thick rough if you got off the fairway. For a short course, there were a few holes with good challenge, and enough variety to make an enjoyable round.
Cons: The course is a little on the short side. There aren't any holes where you can really open up and throw. There are also a few too many holes in the open area, and this gets a bit repetitive as they all feel very similar. I wish that the pond had come into play more on the course, it would make a nice obstacle and add another dimension to the course.

The park is multi-use, so the holes that aren't across the street or in the woods had some foot traffic that didn't seem to realize they were on a course. There are also a few holes that play pretty close to tennis and basketball courts, so watch out for other park users.

This isn't a big deal to me, but the wooded holes were pretty buggy. If you have an issue with mosquitoes and other bugs, bring bug spray or stay out of the woods.
Other Thoughts: This park had a nice variety of holes, and is certainly worth playing if you're in the area. It's not exciting enough to warrant a trip way out of your way just to play it, but it has a few nice holes.

There are some spots where a beginner might lose a disc, but all the holes are reachable for inexperienced players. More advanced players probably won't find this course very challenging, but it does at least have some different types of holes for approach and putt practice.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Date: 10/11/2013 Designer Response by: #19325
If you are back in the area check in. Many improvements this summer. More to come in 2014.


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