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All three days were at about 10am.......

turn the courses over to the original/local club??? I am not sure they would be interested anymore.......bridges burned and all.

"pro"shop......last time I was in there I think the PDGA had stuff displayed from HOF in it. It might be Indiana HOF as well.....

Shame no one can see it.....

except for the video surveillance on site.......
Yep, the pro shop will be closed for periods of time this season due to ongoing course maintenance and changes. The phone number is always posted outside the shop in the event folks need maps or service. Current maps are also posted outside the shop doors. Please note that we are in the process of restoring 45+ acres of county property and have a limited staff and a tight time frame to get this restoration effort completed. Target date reopen is September 1, 2017. Maintenance is being done throughout the entire complex as well and not just on Red. There are a number of trees on Blue (16/17/18) that are being removed, trees in common areas, parking lots and in fairways. The Emerald Ash Borer (beetle) has devastated these areas. We have cut and removed more than 600 trees since we began this effort in February 2017. New temporary teepads on Red and Blue and some new permanent concrete 6'x12' pads are being installed on Silver/Gold/Red, new kiosks with new course and park maps and new benches are also being installed. The pro shop is driving this effort. In addition to all of this work, we are gearing up for The 2018 PDGA Tim Selinske United States Masters Disc Golf Championships in May which is requiring a number of course changes as well. The pro shop is restocked this season periodically as open days permit with all the outside work we are doing. And yes, our shop may at times look like a workshop. Tools, baskets, etc. are stored at the pro shop as we move through this maintenance period this year. We are sorry we missed you. Disc Golfers are encouraged to call the shop number when the doors are closed. We're more than happy to drop what we're doing to open up shop!
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:07 AM
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Many thanks for your great advice. I had hit Fairfield and the Foxes during a visit last summer, but got the Joliet courses, LL, and a host of other area courses as well during this most recent visit. The Canyons was superbly groomed and had some wonderful golf; Highland Park was a bit rougher around the edges but also a great course. What a great area to be a discer!

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If you are staying in Chicago, your disc golf priorities should go something like this:

1) Joliet area - The Canyons and Highland Park are an awesome combo. Plenty of other solid courses nearby.

2) Fairfield (Squaw Creek) in Round Lake - 2 Chuck Kennedy designed courses overlaid on top of one another. Gold and White.

3) Lemon Lake - 4 courses in one park. White is the easiest with many short, tightly wooded holes. Red is/was my favorite. Wooded/open, uphill/downhill/flat, long/short. There is/was a good variety of throws here. Apparently the emerald ash borer has redesigned this course since I last played. Blue and Silver/Gold are intended for more skilled players. I find Blue to be too open. Distance and playing the wind are the main challenges. Silver/Gold is challenging/frustrating for most.

4) Day Trip - Sinissippi, Quad Cities, Grey/Red/Silver Fox, etc.

5) Tier 2 Area Courses - There are now plenty of solid 18 hole courses in the Chicago suburbs other than those mentioned above. Hinsdale, Oswego, West Chicago, Streamwood, Palatine, Evergreen Park, Summit and Tinley Park contain more variety than you would think this area has to offer.

6) Nasty Niners - The suburbs are loaded with poorly designed nine hole courses. Maintenance and equipment vary, but disregard for safety is a constant. Many courses have been shoehorned into parks that don't have enough land to keep disc golf separate from other activities.


This list is basically ordered by fun/hour. The Joliet area is great, but it's also #1 due to not being as far from the city/near suburbs as some of the other options. If you are staying in the loop, really good courses will be a long car ride away.

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Do any locals know if tee signs are back in at Lemon Lake? I'd like to make another visit, but I'd prefer to avoid explorer-level cartography to find holes and distances.

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Do any locals know if tee signs are back in at Lemon Lake? I'd like to make another visit, but I'd prefer to avoid explorer-level cartography to find holes and distances.
Not local, stopped their on my way to Minnesota and played the Silver course and it had signs up.

I believe the Pro Masters had a tourney there early June and they played White and Gold/Silver courses so I assume they had signs back up for them?

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The old temp signs were removed yesterday and new temp signs have been ordered. New course redesign plans were submitted to the parks department after US Masters with that plan being approved last week. Work on that plan will begin as early as Fall. Permanent signs won’t go in until mid 2019 for all courses. Until then maps are available in and outside the pro shop doors.
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:55 AM
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The old temp signs were removed yesterday and new temp signs have been ordered. New course redesign plans were submitted to the parks department after US Masters with that plan being approved last week. Work on that plan will begin as early as Fall. Permanent signs won’t go in until mid 2019 for all courses. Until then maps are available in and outside the pro shop doors.
Which courses are getting a redesign?
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oops wrong thread lol
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Going to be passing through the area.....

What is the latest on Lemon Lake (courses and "Pro Shop") and the people "running" it?
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Passed through yesterday and played red and blue. Possibly saw Chuck Kennedy there, MN plates referencing DG is a clue. The fairways on red are wide open now, they use to woodsy. The pro shop and HOF were locked up.
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Passed through yesterday and played red and blue. Possibly saw Chuck Kennedy there, MN plates referencing DG is a clue. The fairways on red are wide open now, they use to woodsy. The pro shop and HOF were locked up.
At last years Selinske's there, red was wide open. I heard they had to take out a bujillion trees, like literally maybe 1,000, due to a disease.
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