5 Helpful / 1 Not
A mix of everything
Pros: - Lots of variety
(6 holes with mature trees)
(6 holes on the prairie)
(6 holes in moderate to heavy woods)
- The variety lends itself to many different playing styles and will test your whole game.
- Concrete teepads on the original nine and rubber on the added nine.
- Tiny water hazards. (Unless you shank a drive into the pond).
- Solid baskets
- Fairly easy navigation, except between 5 and six.
- Nice tee signs on the concrete holes though some are outdated
Cons: - Some thick rough in places, especially on the prairie. the tall grass seems to eat discs watch your disc finish and mark it with a TALL landmark.
- Newer tee pads are rubber and do not have signs.
- Navigation could be an issue between 5 and 6.
Other Thoughts: Overall the greatest attribute Bevier Park has to offer is its variety. You cannot go there as a one trick pony and expect to play well. You start with six holes dicing through tall mature trees where hitting a line is necessary. You then move onto the prairie section in which you have all the air space in the world. This portion becomes more about landing your disc in a particular area rather then hitting a line. And the last portion is wooded require some crucial line shaping to score well. It tests all parts of your game. Though the original nine holes have signs, they have not been updated to accommodate the new holes. Thus number #18 has a sign that says it is #9. If these signs were updated it would really help the course flow and navigation. I personally feel like the added holes are still incomplete. Concrete tees and updated signs would really solidify this course as a solid 18-holer. As of right now it still feels kind of "makeshift" for lack of a better word. It has a solid mix of long and short holes to keep things interesting. The water hazards are barely hazards, and the creek usually does not have water in it, so if you are afraid to throw water holes, don't skip this course because of it. Currently the course sits at a 3.5/5 for me. By making the course complete with new signs, all concrete pads and some trimming of the thick rough, it could bump it up to a 4/5. Bevier is not a destination course, but one to hit on the way. I personally drive an hour to play this course and it is worth every minute of the drive.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has gone from nothing to a truly challenging 18 hole course. There are some long open holes and some deadly tight wooded holes. Shooting in the 40s on this course requires some excellent shots. Baskets across the street are placed on mounds which create a risk/reward factor to putts. Usually windy at this course (near Lake Michigan) which creates more of a challenge. This has really become a fun play that alot of people don't know about. Course gets limited play for an 18 hole course, so expect to play your round at whatever pace you desire.
Cons: 9 holes have cement tees, the other 9 have rubber pads which aren't the best, but not terrible. The 6 holes across the street are wide open. A few pretty short holes which are fairly easy birdies. In a heavily used public park, so beware of pedestrians.
Other Thoughts: OB pond/creek comes into play.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Well Kept Course
Pros: It has 18 holes. There are not very many courses in Illinois that have 18 holes, but this is one of them. This course is a great place to play. Mostly concrete tees with painted wooden hole signs in the ground (they look really nice). The front nine holes are very open and all par 3s. The only par 4 on this course is hole #11 which covers over 600 ft. Towards the end of the back 9 there are some wooded holes they can produce a bit of a challenge. This is very beautiful course and must be checked out. It was host to IOS #1 this year.
The landscaping on this course is top notch and I am always amazed because this course keeps getting better and better by the kind help of all those who love disc golf.
This course requires a disc golfer to be able to throw a large number of different kind of shorts and can really improve your game playing here in alll aspects. This course is never boring and is good for even those golfers who are not that addicted and want to play every once in awhile because there is a short nine option through the woods.
Cons: All the open holes may get kind of boring after a while. There all places to lose discs, but then you also have the chance of finding discs with this course. There are joggers to watch out for mostly when you are playing around by the tennis and basketball courts. This can also be a little bit confusing to navigate if it is your first time playing this course. You play the first several holes on one side of the road and then you have to cross the road to play some prairie holes on the other side before coming back to the other side of the road again (where you started) to finish it off. Because this was once a nine hole course the back nine tees don't always say the correct number.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the better courses in Illinois and is a must check out. The park itself is a very beautiful place to play in and I garuntee that you will have a great time playing here. This is probably my favorite course in the area, and if not #1 definately a secure #2.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Best Course in Lake County, IL
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Some great changes in 2013!
Very well kept park.
Very easy navigate with the addition of next tee signs.
Requires you to throw many shots.
Several elevated baskets.
Best course in Lake County, IL
Option to play the beginner friendly old 9 or 21 hole layout.
Park District continues to work with the local club to improve this course every year.
Decent restroom facilities open May to October.
Cons: Old classic 9 is on the short side.
Not all the holes have cement tee pads. Although solid to throw from the 6 rubber tee pads across the street are not uniform with the rest of the holes.
Very little rough in the park and rather open across the street.
Bevier Park has had a face lift over the last few years. It went from 9 holes to 20. Several of the existing holes have had baskets moved making it more challenging. It's a prety solid course for the other 11 holes being laid like a jigsaw puzzle.
Park near the bridge leading to the tennis courts. Hole #1 is just across the bridge. Check for printable map on the links/files. Bulletin board near #1.
Holes #1 & #19 have long tees.
More improvements are coming in 2014.
Currently new signs are being made for all 18 holes. They should be installed by Spring of 09. The baskets have been painted to point out the direction of the next tee. Next tee wooden arros have been added to the baskets Spring 09. You should have no problems navigating this course with these.
Holes 1 thru 5 are pretty stright forward.
Holes 6 thru 11 are across the street. They have rubber pads.
Hole 12 is the first cement tee when you cross the street again.
Hole 13 is down the trail in the woods to the south. Rubber tee pad.
Hole 14 & 15 are back to concrete and pretty easy to find.
Holes 16 & 17 are in the woods with rubber tee pads.
Hole #18 has concrete and is tucked across the creek.
Check out my Illinois Top 10.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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