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Pros: Very spacious. Made good use of the trees and hills. Great beginner course; no dense woods or heavy schule. However there is a little water. Nice tee pads and good signs. Overall a nice park.
Cons: It has a lot of short holes. Could use a little more vegetation. Kinda muddy and wet in some areas (but no mosquitoes). I wish there was a bigger shot off one of the hilltops.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Too new for good review
Pros: Close to city.It's about time another 18 hole course was opened withing a half hour of downtown. The park was very spacious and the hills and pond were a nice touch. It was not very crowded so pressure from other frolfers was not an issue. Each hole has a further pro tee as well as a shorter amateur tee.
Cons: Holes are very wide open without many obstacles. The course is basically a large open field and it would be nice if they would plant some more trees. A little bit of wind can send your discs flying into other fairways. The long tees were too long in my opinion and leave you with a thrown out arm after 18. Because this is a brand new course there are no tees yet and wooden stakes designate where to shoot from. (5-17-14). This course can be difficult to navigate for first time visitors because there are not any maps yet.
Other Thoughts: Not bad for a new course in Chicago. I would give a better review once this course is finished with tees and maps. Still worth the trip.
Park by the driving range and the first tee runs along the netting of the range on the right side.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Great Course !
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Wind will present challanges.
Short and Long cement tees are in
Water comes into play couple holes
Up and down holes mixed with some long
Several holes give players a chance to use multiple throws; side arm , back hand !
Cons: So far : the obvious since the course is truely not completed. One bath room ( clean with toliet paper ) no benches ( boy scout project needed ) Practice basket needed ( how about 2 ? )
Other Thoughts: Hole One has moved to along the driving range. Hole Two also moved. 3 goes back up hill accordingly. I played this when it was ball golf course; designers did GREAT job !
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Still under construction
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I will re do this review when it is complete... Just wanted to give it a rating. It is playable now but missing signage and tee boxes.
Cons: Again don't rate this review it will be redone later
Other Thoughts: This is going to be one of the best courses within a half hour of Chicago
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: just greaaaaaat. when you drive by this course your jaw will drop. "wooow" i have been living in this area for the past 10 years and have to travel at least 15 miles to play a decent course.("Katherine Legge" ) Finally there is a great course right around the corner! Once the park is all finished this might be the best course on the southside. This course is not a beginners course. with holes over 450 and a couple over 500 it offers the strong throwers a bit of a test.
--excellant uphill/downhill back and forth beginning holes. great job in taking advantage of the elevation and great basket placement
--Great placement of the tees, although there not all the way finished, there placed very good, especially hope 7 long tee-over the water.
--hole 8 is beautiful shot with great basket
placement and water comes into play.
--Great use of the big hill, with boxes and baskets.
--course well planned out, navigation was easy and the course is not finished. when it is finished it will be great.
--hole 10 with a big hyzer shot around a huge tree is a great challenge.
--very easily accessible from main roads and parking is great.
--hole 18 shot over the water is magnificent. its a great hole to finish a great course.
--i played it 1 time and the course wasn't even finished yet and i still believe it was great. just wait until this course is complete,it will be AMAZING it will be packed all summer.
Cons: --driver off the ground is never good. Red flags are out to mark the tee boxes, looks like concrete boxes are on the way.
- a couple port-a-potties would be great. i mean it is a lotta walking,
-- some benches wouldn't hurt either. With all those hills you need somewhere to rest your feet.
--Tee signs are not the great of description of of the hole layout but they are somewhat understanding.
--some garbage cans would be nice. I noticed some trash over the place. bottles, fast food bags,
Other Thoughts: since there has never been a course in this area before i feel like so many people drives past this big park and wonder what those metal poles with chains and yellow circles on top of them are.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
The South Side has a Disc Golf Park!
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Pros: The course has some excellent drives and there are many challenging shots to delight all levels of players. Two concrete tee settings on all holes will make it suitable for beginners and veterans. The hill comes into play on the first ten holes. 300+foot shots are extended when having to throw uphill. Three holes are over 500' feet. Many are over four hundred feet. Two water shots on the regular course are doable and should not stress a novice thrower too much. Old growth trees make some nice obstacles to throw around. The markers are easy to spot and the course is well laid out. Recent changes have the course starting to the east of the parking lot along the fence of the driving range. All tees have the drive number stamped on them.
Cons: The course is still under construction in some parts but all baskets are playable. The flat part of the course can be bit soggy in the spring or after a heavy rain. On windy days, the drives will play considerably longer due to the openness of the park. Make sure to bring a floater for the water shots. You will thank me later. Lastly, too many people are using the fairways to walk dogs without a leash.
Other Thoughts: A garbage cans have been placed throughout the park however no benches anywhere and only one port-o-potty. Plenty of free golf balls to be found especially on the front nine. Ground crews are working on improving the drainage of the park.
The hill on the east is no ordinary topography but the eastern ridge of the Des Plaines River Valley. Thus, a series of heavy rains will produce voluminous runoff that will cause soggy fairways. The lake on seven and eight, was supposed to be temporary, but this year is a permanent fixture. A major drain project on six is underway to remove the lake.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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