Signs? What signs?
1 Helpful / 1 Not
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.
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.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Decent 9 holer
Pros: Course is in a very well maintained public park. A nice man-made pond comes into play on the final hole. Holes 1-7 play through the trees and force you to make accurate shots. These are fun holes. Holes 1, 2, 6, 9 are < 250 foot deuce holes. Holes 3, 5, 7 offer a significant challenge for even pro-caliber players. All holes are par 3.
Cons: I respectfully disagree with the review that says this is the 2nd best Chicagoland course. This is decent for a 9-holer, but don't expect too much. Hole 8 plays off a sled hill, but is only about 280 feet which is kind of a waste. Most of the land isn't used out here. With long tees the course could have been a great challenge and fun for all players.
Other Thoughts: Land isn't bad for disc golf and could have been used much better. Holes could have been lengthened quite a bit and some variety could have been added (hyzer/anhyzer) to make the course more fun to play for all. All in all, one of the better 9 hole courses in Lake County and you can work parts of your game out here.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Decent little course
Pros: The course plays through a mostly flat wooded park. Most of the holes play through fairly dense trees that force accuracy and punish errant drives. The one open hole plays off the top of a sled hill, making for a fun spot to empty your bag. The last hole plays near a pond that adds a little bit of risk/reward to the course.
The course has decent concrete pads that seemed plenty big for the mostly short holes on this course. The baskets were in fine shape, and caught well. The park is nicely maintained without a ton of trash, and the grassy areas are well-mowed. There are holes that force different lines, and don't allow for an easy hyzer shot on each hole.
Cons: There's not a ton of distance or real difficulty here, despite the wooded fairways. Only the 8th hole off the sled hill was really memorable, the rest seemed fairly similar to me.
Most of the tee signs were broken, vandalized, or missing. There were some places where there were awkward walks between holes without any kind of next tee marker to make the navigation easier. The park had lots of other people, and there were a few places I had to wait for joggers etc.
Other Thoughts: This course plays well for a beginner while still being fun for more experienced players. There's not a ton of challenge, and no real places to lose discs other than the pond at the end of the course. New players might find the navigation an issue their first time through the course.
This is an ok little course, but nothing really to distinguish it from the many other mediocre 9 hole courses around. Don't drive way out of your way for this one, but play it if you're in the area.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: nice holes, at a park so you can ditch the family to enjoy a quick 9 hole game, great maintence and not as many bugs as i thought there would be. challenging paths from tee to basket, lots of potentioal
Cons: tees are confusing with no signs sinced they re arranged the course, vandalism high due to idiot kids
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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