Fun well-maintained course ...
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Great signage; red arrows located throughout the course makes it very easy to navigate
- Fairways neatly manicured
- Rare to find a 20-hole course in the Chicago-land burbs.
- Nice variety: Starts out as your typical short park course, then you move across the street to an open space with a few longer holes, then you move back across the street into the woods (low ceiling shots)
- Good use of terrain: a little creek comes into play and some baskets are placed atop small hills
Cons: - While there are 20 holes, you will find yourself throwing the same shot over and over again (this problem, however, applies to many area courses).
Other Thoughts: This course is a lot of fun. A lot of thought and care appears to have been put into it's design and maintenance, which is very much appreciated. ... This time of year, the wooded area is ankle deep in fallen leaves so pay very close attention to where your disc lands.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great flow. Very nice scenic quality. The fairways are very well kept on the original 9. First few holes are simple but not gimmes, and the challenge grows as you move through the course. Nice couple of wood holes.
Cons: Narrow fairways across the street. And check for TICKS! Most of the holes are open-not too many trees.
Other Thoughts: The park can get a little traffic in the summer, but other than a couple holes near the pond, everyday park goers aren't an issue.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Designer Response by: #19325
If you get a chance to play again the fairways across the road have been mowed wider and several paths have been created.
somewhere in the cut
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.
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.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
nice clean park
Pros: -One of the few 18s in the northern burbs area
-Very clean park, with a nice mix of wooded shots and open bombs
-Great mix of distances with right and left finishing shots.
-seems like it's 3 different courses. 1 open lightly wooded course (which i believe is the original 9). Then you get into the woods for some tight technical shots. And then you cross the street for some long bomber shots for about 6 holes, but watch out for that rough!
Cons: -The 6 expansion holes across the street, threw me off a little bit the first time playing, I didn't know they were there until I read the map at hole 1. A few more "next tee" arrows would have been helpful.
-The fairways on the holes across the street are ridiculously small, probably only about 6-7 feet wide. While this does make for some accuracy practice, veering off into the rough does make this a little unpleasant, especially once the tall prairie grass grows in.
-The rubber teepads for some of the expansion holes can get slippery.
-Not really too many long holes in the "main" part of the course, you can play most of them with a mid or fairway driver.
Other Thoughts: -Overall it's a beautiful, well maintained multi-use park. Discontinum uses this park for thier leagues and it's great to have a nice 18er up in the north burbs. But still doesn't come close to the quality of the joliet area courses.
-There are a couple other smaller courses in the area that would be worth checking out if someone wanted to make a day trip coming up here from the southern burbs.
-If you live in this area, this definitely would be my home course in terms of quality.
-Go play this course and then go to six flags! it's a win win!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a large multi-use park, but is well separated from everything else. There are pretty much three sections; a mowed grass field littered with medium sized trees, an open prairie with mowed fairways, and a dense forest.
- Holes out in the grassy field use the trees to force some interesting shots, with some obvious left and right curves of varying lengths. Also borders the forest in a few spots, including some blind and protected baskets.
- Prairie area provides some real bomber holes, with tons of length and thick rough. Drivers are definitely needed out here, as well as accurate approach shots. Elevated teepads and baskets add some fun and difficulty.
- Remainder of the holes are set in the forest, or at least going into it. Three holes enter the forest going left, straight, and right from an open area. Other holes have tight, tunnel-like fairways, and one has a creek crossing to a well protected basket. Great test of accuracy.
- Good variety in hole length and difficulty, with plenty of bomber holes across the street to complement the more technical ones. The course can also be played as a 9 or 18, based on the old tees still existing among the new layout.
- Good baskets, good teepads and signage on original layout. Numbered rubber pads and arrows on the baskets make the additional holes easy to play as well.
Cons: - A decent amount of the holes in the open areas have little to no obstacles at all, just a wide open shot with little thought. A lot of bombs in a row can get a little tiring. Holes with tough lines are generally on the shorter side as well.
- Some minor elevation changes in the prairie, otherwise it is pretty much flat.
- Layout can be confusing with the original tee signs up; following and understanding the map is a must the first time through.
Other Thoughts: - This course has great variety between the three different sections. I personally end up using a ton of different shots, BH and FH, in the areas with lots of trees. A straight shot is also a must in spots; plenty of line-shaping needed. At least one bomber hole for even the biggest of arms as well.
- I think this course is well-suited for almost skill level. Experienced players might find it a little too easy, thought, due to some shorter hole lengths. The option of doing 9 or 18 should make it accessible for beginners as well as a typical recreational player.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 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.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Bevier park started out as a well manicured, relatively short nine hole course with well placed trees requiring the player to shape lines. The course was expanded into two different areas, a wide open prairie across the street from the rest of the course (6 holes) and the forest south of the course (3 holes). The original holes and the tree new ones in the woods are well balanced with regards to rightys and leftys. I throw RHBH ans RHFH and found myself using both equally. The holes in the prairie add much needed length to the course, but there is not a single tree to force limit your choice of flight paths. The holes in the woods are narrow with thick scule off the fairway. The original nine holes have nice, roomy concrete tees. All baskets are in good shape, with the ones on the new holes slightly newer and in near perfect shape. A few of the prairie holes have the baskets placed on small mounds to add danger to long putt attempts including the 600' par 4 hole 11. Wind is a big factor on the praire holes. Water is in play on a few holes, especially 16 where you have a choice of going long over an OB creek or laying up in front of it and having a more difficult up shot. I saw a few extra sleeves for different basket placements. These may be old placements or the pins on some holes may be rotated.
Cons: The course has almost no elevation change. Other than the wide open holes, this is a short course. There are walking paths in play on some of the original holes. They appear to be frequently used, so you may be waiting to tee. This course has major navigation issues, the original nine holes have great signs. Too bad they use the original numbering layout and most if not all of the hole lengths have changed. The layout is so confusing that at a tourney I played there recently, the TD waived the rule against playing the course out of order and said just play all the holes. The added holes have rubber tees which have settled and as a result are wavy and bumpy. One rubber mat appears to have been mowed over, and the top layer has a gaping hole right at the center of the tee. There is poison ivy in the woods so keep your eyes open when off the fairways.
Other Thoughts: The first time I played the course I was unable to find the three holes in the woods. I would highly recommend printing out a copy of the course map as it will save you a lot of headaches. After hole 5, cross the street on your right and follow the path past the fence. The tee for hole 6 is on your right. Holes 6-11 are on this side of the street. Mowed pathways show you where to go. After hole 11 cross the street at the same place you crossed previously. Hole 12 is marked as hole 6 on the sign. After 12 follow the path back into the woods for 13. Hole 14 is back out of the woods and is marked as hole 7. Hole 15 is the next tee you can see and is marked as 8. After 15 follow the path into the woods for holes 16 and 17. Follow the path from 17's basket to 18's tee which is marked as hole 9. After reading this, I hope I have convinced you to print out the course map.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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.
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.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
I love Biever!
Pros: Mixed bag... very good and not good yet are both here. Fonrt portion of course: Great signs. Nice tee pads. Easy to navigate. 1, 2, 3 play in the open. 4, 5 offer some tree challenges, 6 and 7 are dog legs to the right with woods as a backdrop. 8 and 9 play within the woods for an additional interest. Most holes play pretty straight forward. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 do offer shot options if you play here frequently so there is opportunity to work on your game and specific shot styles. Water in ares does not really come into play unless you are waaaaaaaay off w/ a throw.
Cons: Holes across the street are not quite yet a disc golf course. Not sure what it is. Baskets in a priaie? Poorly designed , nearly dangerous rubber tee pads are out here somewhere. A 17 year old with a gas powered week whacker could turn this into a disc golf course in half a day... but right now... these holes are not a course. No fairways, not even a worn trail from the basket to the next tee. w/o the basket arrows you would have no idea what was up. I have played many prarie courses that play great. No trees, no problem. These are great fun when the brambel is bigger and thicker later in the summer. By then, if some rough fairways are carved out these holes will be great. if not, this entire group of holes will be functionally unplayable. if this bramble is any higher... you will never spot a disc... and you will never see a basket... and you will not want to walk through here. No major work needed, save fixing up the tee pads a bit... add some simple signs and let's go throw! Numbering is a bit wacky... front nine are numbered 1 thru 9 on the posts, but different on the baskets from 6 on. See the baord at tee #1 for renumbering that incorporated the holes across the street and the extras in the woods.
Other Thoughts: Overall a very nice course to play. I might get a bit tired of the 2 in a row dog legs on 6 and 7 if I played here as my neigborhood choice, but for a once in a while visit, it is O.K. I am looking forward to coming back for the holes across the street. I did see options for basket placment, however by the looks of the lawn and the recepticles they have not used the options in a while. No real issues with the shared use of the park. Walkers and others were not in the way. No overlapping of holes or fairways makes for fun, safe play. Bugs in the woodsiness are getting bad as of this update 6.10.10.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 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 8 people found this review helpful.
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