Pros: Good mix of heavier woods, more open shots with fewer trees, a more simple water hazard which helps with the challenge of a great 18.
Cons: Semi-crowded and for more experienced players maybe was not technical enough. A lot of foliage making it difficult to find discs at times, as well as find the next tee.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a large, multi-use park that has a few other activities going on. Luckily, it looks like there isn't much spillover onto the disc golf, so there shouldn't be any interference here. There is a sign at the start of the course that says the course is closed on Tuesday nights from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, not sure if that's true or not!
- Holes are split pretty evenly between open areas and some dense woods. It starts in the open with a downhill RHBH anny shot, with forest on the right. #2 is a very nice downhill shot, with an elevated teepad, with a hill on the right and a big tree next to the pin. #3 is another RHBH anny shot around dense woods, with a blind pin from the tee. #4 is a very cool shot over a pond; it is RHBH hyzer friendly, and allows for lay-up shots for smaller arms. #8 is another cool hole, a downhill straight shot between dense forest and a lot of trees, with the basket on a slope next to some rough. Even though these holes are more or less open, they are still fun and/or challenging.
- Rest of the holes are set in thick, gnarly, nasty woods with fairways carved out of numerous skinny trees. All of these holes are extremely tight, both off the tee and along the fairway. #5 is the first encounter, a very tight uphill shot, maybe a RHFH line is easiest. #6 is a downhill hyzer with a few skinny gaps to choose from. #7 is an uphill hyzer with a gap off the tee, then a choice of gaps under or around a tree to get to the pin. Without getting into too much detail, there are super tight hyzers, straight shots, and flick shots, and maybe a trick shot or OH to be found. #16 is memorable, a hyzer or FH anny over a valley, with a nasty pit with water on the left side of the fairway to fall into.
- Some decent elevation changes here. Out in the open, two very good downhill shots on #2 and #8, and a steep uphill on #9. Gentler downslopes on #1, #4, and upslope on #17. In the woods, uphill shots on #5 and #7, a downhill shot on #6, and valley shots on #11 and #16.
- Definitely some hazards to watch out for, like the water on #4, the pit on #16, dense rough on some open shots, and nasty rough/jail in the wooded holes. Some holes in the woods are more forested than others, and are very thick off the fairway.
- Rubber pads are pretty nice, baskets are in good shape, and teepads are good. A map can be helpful in a few spots, but navigation isn't terrible without it. Might have been a few minor layout changes in the past, like #10 being shortened possibly? But it's close enough.
Cons: - Holes in the woods are very, very tight... and are very, very short. Super short. Average length of 188' for the nine holes, which are basically approach shots. It wouldn't be so bad, but they are all that short.
- A bunch of holes outside of the forest are pretty wide open, with at most one side bordered by forest. #3 and #17 only have woods on the right, #10 only has woods behind the basket, #18 is wide open, and #9 only has one big tree to worry about.
Other Thoughts: - Overall, a pretty solid course that has two very different sections. The shots in the open offer some good elevation changes on a few holes, a nice water shot, a cool downhill shot with lots of trees, and some more open shots. Holes in the woods are extremely technical, with one or more gaps on every hole, and tricky lines. Might be too overwhelming for beginners, yet at the same time, too gimmicky for more experienced players. Really comes down to personal preference.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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One of my favorite all time
Pros: This course is very fun, the first few holes are OK then it hits the woods and becomes very technical. It is designed around a creek and there are some decent shots with elevation as well
Cons: Relatively difficult to find your way around in some parts of the course
Other Thoughts: Played in deep snow, one time. Will need to revisit this one !
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: A nice course with plenty of elevation change and wooded areas.
Hole 2 is a great down hill shot that allows you to really go for it and let your disc ride.
The holes in the woods were not too difficult, but there are PLENTY of trees to get in your way.
Cons: The rubber tees were interesting. Especially in the woods where they were wet. It made from some slippery throws.
Some of the paths could use some TLC, but they weren't too bad of shape.
The course was shorter then I expected, but nothing I was going to ticked about. A few longer holes would have been nice though.
Other Thoughts: Very easy course to follow, with great signs and paths. If in the area it is worth playing
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Some Attention Would do Wonders
Pros: This course offers a rather good challenge with tight wooded fairways, large elevation changes, some thick brush and mature trees. Great mixture of open and wooded holes also. It's easy to navigate with signs at every hole and a course diagram at hole 1. Very easy to play 9 holes, or a modified version of 12 holes to avoid the woods if interested.
Cons: This course is rather short, with only 3 or 4 holes going over 300 feet. The park area is well maintained, making the open holes nice, but the wooded holes have very thick brush by the end of the summer. Some of the baskets and signs are leaning or coming out of the ground. The rubber tee pads are in decent shape and are cut to appropriate lengths, but many of them are sitting on uneven ground, making them no better than a dirt tee-pad.
Other Thoughts: I gave this course a 3 only because it has potential if some effort is put into some grooming and maintaining the wooded holes. It also seems to me that wooded holes (most of which are very short) have plenty of room to be expanded. I am pretty passionate about this since I am originally from the area.
If you are in the area, it's worth stopping and trying. Also, I'm hoping that by Fall '09 there will be weekly league play to eventually work up to a well-maintained and possibly even modified course in the future.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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where's my disc?
Pros: Location located right next to the St. Charles Golf course. Challenging wood holes, some good elevation changes. Water comes into play on only one whole,#4. There's a nice practice basket by the pavillion.
Cons: Not very well maintained. Only some of the holes have signs & the tees are rubber mats which are uneven. Quite a lot of underbrush; you'll be looking for your discs quite often. Paths aren't sufficiently defined for the wood holes, which is over half the course.
Other Thoughts: This isn't a bad little layout & could be much better with a little attention. The paths could be cleared, new signs & better constructed tees would make this one of the sportier courses around. Not a long course but interesting.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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