Glencoe, IL
Watts Park Share
Uploaded By: ERicJ Hole #5 (Taken 6/2012)
4 / 250ft. Par / Distance:
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Short, but technical

5+    6/1/2013   6/2/2013
Review By: chrismilano
Played: 15  Reviewed: 6
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course has many trees making it a more difficult beginner course. None of the holes are wide open. Each tee shot requires a precise shot. The flow of the course is very nice. Signage is good. Course requires a mixture of different shots, both RHBH and RHFH are needed.
Cons: The holes are all on the shorter side, with none of them reaching over 300+ feet. It is a public park with a baseball field, so sometimes there are little kids and people walking back and forth between fairways.
Other Thoughts: A great course for beginners to learn the game. But also a good course for more advanced players to hone their skills due to the many trees.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Cozy Park

2-4    11/2/2012   11/6/2012
Review By: kingwo
Played: 33  Reviewed: 2
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Watts Park DGC surrounds the perimeter of the baseball field and tennis courts. It's nice to see a course carved out of a multi-use park.

The tee pads and area around the baskets are lined with astroturf. It didn't affect my footing. I'm sure it works well after a heavy rain.

Trees lining the course allows for some shot shaping.

All holes are around 200'-260'. Everyone says hole 9 is the signature hole but hole 1 is definitely the one to watch out for as there are cars, a sidewalk, a tree and brush to contend with to get decent shot at birdie.
Cons: While it's a decent course in a toney neighborhood it's only 9 holes. I don't know much about Glencoe and what other parks and land are available.

Flat terrain.

There are dog walker's, nanny's with strollers, joggers and various neighborhood folk to contend with.
Other Thoughts: Although not a bucket list course, I still enjoyed playing a couple rounds. I hit a wonderful ace on hole 2 with a big hyzer around the tree. Fun times to exercise those midrange shots if you're in the neighborhood.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Fun if your in the area

5+    7/22/2012   7/31/2012
Review By: Buchajs1
Played: 32  Reviewed: 32  Exp: 1.7 Years
This review was updated on 11/10/2013
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice park- park set on basically a block of land which on cludes baseball fields, but other than that disc golf is the primary use of the park.

Turf placed around basket- not only does this look cool but it stops unfortunate rollaways.

Trees come into play- although i would probably classify this course as primarily open, trees do come into play and provide some line shaping.

Good signage- a sign on every hole indicates distance and location of the basket. All holes are visible fom the tee.

Last hole uphill- #9 is about 270 with the last 90 being uphill. The hill is used as a sledding hill. This hole also has rence on either side. If you go over this you will be facing a difficult look at birdie or par.
Cons: Small area-this is a one block park with most holes being 180-280. There is little to no distance variety

Can imagine somebody getting hit if it gets crowded- each hole is close together i think they did a good job with the land given though.

Other Thoughts: Good beginner course if you are in area

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Nice little short course

1    6/20/2009   6/22/2009
Review By: Texconsinite
Played: 127  Reviewed: 78  Exp: 6.2 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This little course is set up in a scenic, well-maintained park in the midst of a nice neighborhood. Tees are rubber pads. Nice signage, and rubber pads installed pretty well (ie not lumpy)

Uses scattered trees in park to force some control and different lines, which is good since the holes are fairly short. Obstacles in play on every single hole keeps things a bit interesting. Hole nine is probably the signature hole, it plays to a basket on top of sledding hill. Neat.

Good quality signs and hole maps, easy to navigate. Good flow. Great course to take younger or more inexperienced players to learn control. Meanwhile, it gives you a chance to practice your midrange & putting game.
Cons: Maintenance. Several baskets have the bottoms falling out. Thus, a disc lands in the basket, and falls right through. Also, the rubber tee pads, while nice to tee from, and not lumpy, all sag down in the middle and thus collect water, which makes throwing inconvenient after a rain.

All the holes here are short (less than 300) which makes it easy for most players.

Hole 9's teepad is nonexistant, so just shoot from the worn dirt spot that faces the sled hill.

The park is dead flat, other than the sledding hill, with only scattered trees. This greatly limits the potential for shots. Though there are trees in play on every hole, nothing really too unusual of impressive. It'll put your mid game through the paces, but not really push or challenge you in particular.
Other Thoughts: This park is not all that big, and its a wonder they even got 9 reasonable holes in here. The course really makes the best possible use of the the available land, and does provide some challenges, albeit pretty standard, bland ones.

Not a bad course for a quick round if you're around, but I wouldn't go out of your way at all to play this one.

Well-designed but overwhelmingly mediocre course with pretty good tees and signs in a nice little park.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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