9 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Complement to Area Courses!
Pros: As the title of this review states, it is refreshing to have a moderately/tightly wooded course in the area. So often, area courses consist of wide open holes where the player can choose from any number of shots. Campton Hills really requires that most shots are shaped according to the fairways which are defined by small, skinny trees. This means that the average midwest player may have to step out of the comfort zone to 'get it done' on these shorter, tighter holes. It is a great place for a newer player to take a putter and a midrange and learn to throw with accuracy - plenty of other local destinations to practice with a boss or katana. Fast greens are another nice complement to area courses. Because of the dirt and elevation, putts and approaches that don't have a bit of finesse may be flying right by the basket on the way to a three putt.
Cons: Safety: As other reviewers have noted, several of the previous baskets and subsequent teepads are very close together. In an especially bad combination, players are throwing downhill almost directly towards the next tee. Be vigilant out here or you may end up with a disc in the head!
Erosion: Most of the fairways and especially near basket placements have rolling elevation and consist mainly of a mud base. When it is wet, I'd imagine this place is really tough to play. When we visited, it had been fairly dry for a few days prior, but there was plenty of evidence of past erosion.
Other Thoughts: All-in-all, Campton Hills is a nice flip-flop of the usual NW Illinois niner. It incorporates both nice tight fairways and decent elevation. This course is perfect for the family (as long as people keep a 'heads up') or for the newer player who needs to figure out how to play in the woods. More experienced players are going to have a birdie-fest and while they may have a fun round or two, aren't going to be making a regular trip out.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Change of pace
Pros: Easy to find due to Dics Golf Course sign from the road, only disc golf here, had signs & map so easy to navagate, not overly busy, was nice to throw a few steep up & down elevation shots, there are plenty of obstructions and trouble areas including inadvertant shoots over steep ledged areas to sides or past some pins. Good course etiquette from other players. Plays fast.
Cons: Tee pads too small & some are not level surfaces, also poor footing if shooting at sides of pads from dirt (potential for injury issues with this course). It's a short course, most holes too short, hole 2 is rediculously short and too easy a shot. Had a large standing water pool at back side of hole 8 with trees all around, had no idea it was there, shot skimmed a tree & landed in it, lost a gray x wildcat. Course lacks variety & only 9 holes.
Other Thoughts: Not too bad aside from the footing issues which is a major deduction to me. Definately room in areas for improvements. Has some uniqueness to it in comparison to other courses in area & some fun shots at least. You get a workout walking up & down all the steep inclines. Wouldn't go out of my way to play here but might stop by again if in the area & will be wearing my high tops next time.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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