1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Warren Township Park is a 9 hole course set in a vast city park, with just about every other amenity you could ever think of available. Quite possibly the largest playground I've ever seen, multiple baseball diamonds, soccer fields, etc. Absolutely fantastic family spot.
Concrete tees, all in near perfect shape, and large. Very well done. Most holes have one tee, with 5 and 7 having multiples.
DGA baskets, all a bit worn, but caught well, and were mounted well. One pin position per hole. A couple fun pin placements done here, specifically 7 and 9.
Lots of mature hardwood trees are the main obstacles here. There's plenty of lanes, but there's also plenty of chances to get knocked down or kicked out.
The manicuring here was VERY nice. Lots of wood chips, well cut and landscaped everywhere, and plenty of garbage cans. Quite aesthetically pleasing.
What little bit of elevation there is here was used (namely the sledding hill). Also, there's a couple of holes where water could come into play, especially during the wet season, but always on hole 9.
Cons: There's not a lot to dislike here. It's not the toughest spot in the world, but it's pretty fun.
During the wetter seasons, there is some water collection around holes 1, 2, 3, and 7.
I have to imagine this place gets pretty busy on weekends with all the other activities onsite.
The walking paths that run through the course could be a potential safety hazard.
There were no tee signs up when we were there, which did cause some navigation problems between holes 4 and 5. I believe we saw posts, so maybe the signs are only out during the warmer months.
Other Thoughts: As far as city park 9 holers go, this is pretty nice. The golf isn't overly tough, but there's just about enough challenge for anybody to enjoy it at least once.
If you're close and trying to decide between the plethora of local 9's, choose this place. You'll be happy you did.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Nice little community course
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The park has made good use of the land they have available to add this 9-hole course into an already very full park. The park itself shows a great city plan being played out, by having municipal buildings and park land all set aside on one large plot of land. We only stopped here, because we wanted some Giordanno's Pizza while we were in the area, and it was worth a play. The designer did a great job of using what he had available to him.
The course was a fun and quick play. There are well-maintained bathrooms and other sports fields all in this park. I'd be proud of it, if I lived in the community.
The teepads are in great condition and easy to find. The course is laid out in a logical enough manner that your not going to be looking for the next hole. The only one we didn't catch right away was 4, but that may be due to tree maintenance going on in the park.
The baskets are in great condition and the putting areas around them are well maintained.
Cons: Not many, really. Like I've been saying, the park usage and layout are done very well for the available space. Only a couple minor things come to mind:
- A couple holes play on walking paths or near other features. Use your brain and avoid potential conflicts, and this isn't an issue.
- Short teepads, which isn't a big deal, either, since you don't need a big runup on anything here.
- Woodchip fairways. This is good and bad. It's kind of rough to walk on a bunch of woodchips, but does keep undergrowth down a lot.
Other Thoughts: Holes 1-3 all play fairly similar, with a ~200' shot through some trees. It appears that they lanes have opened up considerably, due to ash tree removal happening recently.
Hole 4 - Around 300' shot. If the park had been busy, there's potential hold-ups, as this plays along a walking path. However, it's not blind, so if you pay attention, there should be no conflicts with other park users.
5-6 - play through more trees with some longer shots and challenges in picking the line you want to play.
7 - plays somewhat over the water, more next to the water. There's an alternate tee here, if that makes you nervous. Fun hole, though, but also plays along the walking path.
8 - Top of the world shot! I did not expect this in a community park. Well done! Tee is on top of the sledding hill and plays behind the volleyball courts. As long as games aren't going on, this is a good hole. I "doinked" the cage with my teeshot, so that was cool.
9- plays back to the water, so as long as you play short, your safe.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Nice Little Course
Pros: Every hole presents a challenge, no "gimme" holes. Course uses a lot of trees as obstacles.
Cons: Walking paths run through course; pedestrians can interfere with play. Hole 8 can be dangerous for the volleyball players that you shoot over.
Other Thoughts: Nice course, can get busy on the weekends.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Signs? What signs?
Pros: - Nicely groomed park. Very well kept up.
- Perfect concrete pads with excellent grip. Maybe a little small if anything but not small enough to affect my rating.
- Great baskets. Seemed well seasoned but still in very playable shape.
- Love number 8. This hole is a riot to play.
- Nine is a little harder that it first appears with the landing area behind the basket sloping to the water. Sort of makes the idea of an aggressive shot off the tee a little challenging.
- Variety in length. Some of these holes are fairly shot and some are a little long.
- Great place to learn disc golf and for the more experienced of us sharpen some skills.
- This is a well used park with a lot of other activities and a giant playground as well so bathrooms and porta johns are scattered throughout. Very nice plus after all the coffee I drank....
Cons: - Signs. Where are all the signs? There really is only one big ole blue sign indicating the first hole but then nothing after that. It appears all of them have been removed for some reason. Dang shame to because that is holding my score back from a 3.5 to a 2. No next tee signs or anything. With no next tee signs navigation is difficult especially from three to four where you have to cross the parking lot. I was fortunate enough to follow some locals from hole to hole.
- There are some safety issues here IMHO. Two of the holes have you teeing off over well used walking paths which are 4 and 7. So just be aware of where of where the walkers are on these holes. Also, some of these holes are a little too close to these walking paths that run parallel to the fairways. Good throws are not an issue but if there is a grip lock on a RHBH on 6 for example that could be an issue.
- It would be nice if there were more defined fairways here. Many of these holes are just tee off and pray that it doesn't hit a tree.
Other Thoughts: So if you are in the area for a trip to Six Flags or Gurnee Mills this is a great little course to hit up for a quick round. Not terribly challenging but it is certainly fun. The designers have done a good job fitting in nine holes in a limited anount of space without it feeling like it was just shoe-horned in there. Big arms will likely not find too many spots to just grip it and rip it other than maybe number five but considering the location that really isn't a con...ain't gonna lie, I would love to have a little course like this in my neighborhood. Get some signage here and this is quite the little nine holer.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Warren Township Park review
Pros: Very nice, short course if you're in the Chicago area. Good tree obstacles in the course and one water hazard plus a couple fun downhill shots.
Cons: This is a short course and some shots not so challenging. I actually hit a basket from first drive on my first time playing this course.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Warren twp park
Pros: Good course with good signage. Variety in fairway in the woods. Hole variety. Hole 8 is fun and right off the topp of the sledding hill. Nice finishing hole. Fun deuce opportunities as well as some difficult 3s. Well maintained nice park
Cons: Tee pads. A lot of the land is not used. Can shoot -5 easily. Not very long. Hole 8 would be sweet if it was 400 ft
Other Thoughts: Nice beginner course. One of the better Chicagoland nines
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
A course with very high potential
Pros: -Concrete tee pads are in great shape
-Each hole has a designated fairway that gives you safe ways to approach each basket (Great for beginners)
-Hole #8 is probably the best around. It gives you the ability to launch discs off of an elevated tee which is uncommon for this area
-Baskets are in great shape
-Park staff is always around and very helpful
Cons: -This course has a tendency to become waterlogged and a simple drainage system could solve a lot of the problems. (Holes #1 and 7)
- Some of the tee pads are not long enough to take a quality approach.
-This is a multi-use park so you may encounter people on the volleyball courts around #8 and #9.
-The fairway on hole 3 is littered by trees and it forces you to rely a lot on luck to avoid hitting something.
-This is one of the few courses in the area that doesn't allow dogs.
Other Thoughts: This is what I would consider my home course and for what its worth the holes are playable most of the time. I would suggest staying right on hole one to avoid going into the muddy water. One last thing to note is that if you are hungry there is a nice pizza place to the right of hole #9 (Mike's Pizza) and you can generally get a large for $7.50.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Elevated tee pad.
Through trees as well as some open shots.
Cons: The course is not incredibly difficult so you may find large groups and families.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course for the area it is in and is really clean and well kept. Fun shorter 9 hole course.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Majority of the course is set in a flat part of the park with numerous small trees. Most of the holes have a well defined path to the basket, mainly clear of any trees. Any line off of the path has to deal with some trees, but it is usually not too big a problem. Some holes do have pretty tight spots off of the fairways, which encourages good line shaping.
- A few holes are more open, with larger trees to go around. They are also long enough where shot placement off the tee can be a big factor. Being able to get it past 300' accurately is must to get a good look at the basket.
- Hole off the sled hill is a nice downhill shot; at 285' it is deceptively long. #9 is short, but with water behind the basket. These two holes provide a very different look than the rest of the park, and definitely help to liven a round up.
- Short but good teepads, and good baskets.
Cons: - Some of the holes are very, very basic and have little character. All that matters is picking a line and missing the trees, which can feel more like luck that skill. Very small variation in the obstacles and scenery for the most part.
- Zero signage other than the "course starts here" sign. The tricky spots are crossing the parking lot parking lot after #3, and going up the sled hill after #7.
Other Thoughts: - Nice 9-hole course that makes good use of numerous trees to encourage some different lines. A few other holes are a little more open, but still have some trees, elevation or water. Some of the holes are pretty short, others approach 400'. Pretty good mix to keep things interesting.
- Basket #9 was missing when I played, and the tee was roped off. Not sure why it is gone; everything seems ready to go. Definitely hurts, it was the only hole that really had water as a big factor. Easily worth another 1/2 disc in my book, for what it's worth.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Requires a player to choose and then hit a specific line on each hole. Missing your line or choosing to play a bad shot will result in bad scores. Holes curve both ways and don't favor one style of throwing. Very easy to find your way around. 7th and 8th holes provide variety, the first 6 holes are all through the woods. 7th hole was probably the funnest to play, especially for a rhbh player. Just bomb a hyzer over the pond and shorter trees while avoiding taller mature trees farther back.
Cons: Even though the wooded holes all require different types of shots they get repetitive. Some teepads are shaped oddly or too small, but for the most part they were good. The 9th hole is short and could've have been designed better. There is probably room for at least 12 holes here, which would be nice with all the 9 holers in the area. No tee signs but this wasn't a problem and didn't effect navigation.
Other Thoughts: Very nice course that has a decent variation of holes. Hole 9 is a bit squeezed in. On Hole 8 a fence restricts rhbh throwers, I don't know if this was intentional or not so I didn't list it as a con. Good course for a quick, enjoyable 9 holes.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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