Complete course built on hilly land
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Pros: - Concrete Teepads
- Tee signs at each hole giving lengths and approximate hole shapes
- Elevation is used to enhance the holes
- Dedicated parking lot
- Shorter Technical Holes
Cons: - Fairly wide fairways
- Windy days make this course a lot more challenging around holes 4-7
- Thick brush on sides of hills can be difficult to search
- occasional pedestrians
- I've seen garter snakes here
Other Thoughts: This park is built around two retention ponds, 1 sledding hill, and some marshlands with a few walking trails snaking throughout. The holes are generally on the shorter side with a fair amount of small trees and bushes to provide some obstructions. I have found this course to be a good place where players of a variety of skills can all enjoy themselves.
Be careful of the wind around hole 5-8 because it likes to carry discs down the hills into the retention ponds. Similarly its easy to turn a shot over on holes 17 or 18 and land a long way down the hill.
The only thing I can really see improving this park would be having larger trees or bushes. Many of the small bushes and trees look like they were planted in recent years. I wouldn't make a roadtrip to just to play this course, but it is worth playing if you are already in the area.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Enjoy the walk!!
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is definitely a niche course that's all about the elevation. Not a wooded course, but used what trees were out there effectively.
The usual pros: good signage, decent pads- pave stones on front nine, concrete on back nine...(except #15- read that in cons)
Well manicured and relatively easy from hole to hole( exception in the cons)
Several memorable holes:
#2- throwing blind downhill to a basket in the middle of a down hill.
#5 Big dog leg right around the trees to a basket at the bottom of a hill.
#10 Basket protected by wall of trees and shrubs
#11 Big downhill throw
and #15 Top of the world throw very reminiscent of Bryant Lake's (Minn) signature #17
Cons: Pads were a step short for my liking.
#15 tee was not defined- just a bunch of prefab stone things all over the top of the hill with gaps in between just waiting to twist an ankle!!
Walk from #12 to #13 was confusing... #13 tee is across walking path to right of #12 fairway.
Other Thoughts: Lots of exercise gained walking this course. Lot of elevation utilized on almost every hole. In Chicago for a work week, getting around to as many courses as possible. This is top of the list so far.... Definitely worth the stop!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Excellent use of the elevation around the reservoir. Distance for most holes is give/take 300' which makes it approachable for beginners but still challenging enough for veterans to get 2's and take 3's. Trees/shrubs prevalent throughout which help add to a course that is somewhat open. Big guns don't always win here. Finesse pays off too. Underrated for the area being an 18 hole with a variety of distance, elevation, and shot selection. Well maintained.
Cons: Tee pads lack. Most are brick paver with some concrete on the newer back 9 but all concrete and longer throughout would elevate this course substantially. Somewhat of an "open" course. Baskets removed in winter... Total bummer!!
Other Thoughts: Signature holes #11 and #15 from the top of the sled hill are a pleasant surprise.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Putting a disc golf course in this area was a great idea, the land is definitely great for it. There's a lot of elevation change here and I had a good time playing it. The course flows very, very well and I didn't lose anytime looking for the next tee.
Cons: It'd probably just be easiest to list these:
- Watch out for the red-winged blackbirds. I was attacked at the first tee by one of these little kamikaze bastards. They're the most aggressive bird I've ever seen.
- The lakes that this course play through are kind of gross looking and polluted and that gives this course a sort of gloomy vibe
- The grass is pretty high in the rough which makes it pretty painful to look for bad drives.
- There's only 9 holes when this course could easily be expanded to several more.
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't go out of your way to play this course. It was a nice break from driving for me but I don't necessarily know if I'd go back and play it again. This course doesn't really offer any signature memorable holes, but if you have an hour to kill and you're in the area, you might as well check it out. :)
EDIT: Updated an old 2.0 rating to 3.0 because of the nine new baskets. I haven't played it with the new nine yet though.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very scenic park, and great elevation change. Many holes seemed wide open and easy to birdie/eagle, but wind and a few well placed trees added more difficulty than expected. Designers could have used the elevation a bit more but I think it was used solidly. The wind can make the holes seem longer then they are. Favorite hole was either 2 or 5. Two seems short but it is easy to shank your tee shot; the hole is flat for about 100ft, but then drops at about a 45 degree angle for the last 150 to the pin. Even keeping your tee shot down wont prevent it from ending up wide left or right depending on how you throw. Five is a dogleg that plays a bit more tricky then it looks. For rhbh players you have to choose to either drive straight at the pin or hyzer it around a tree, both shots are great risk/reward.
Cons: Could be a little longer and use the elevation more. It would also be nice to see more trees put in around the course to make it a bit more difficult.
Other Thoughts: Playing this course at 6:30pm and the temperature at 65, I had a great time playing. The rough wasn't as bad as some people have reported, although I think this is because I played later in the season and it was trampled down a bit. There are some very fun holes and with a little work this course could be a lot better.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: If your looking for a good challenge, this is the course for you. It has a great layout and the designer new what he was doing. The fairways are never more than 15 or 20 feet wide.
Cons: Grass up to your waist everywhere other than the fairways makes it incredibly difficult to find your disk if you don't pay close attention to where it went in.
Other Thoughts: This is a good course for the early weeks of the season, then it gets incredibly buggy and grassy. Wear long pants and bug repellent.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
windy all the time!
Pros: fun lunchtime course. Was right around the corner from Motorola campus. variety of terrain makes it interesting.
Cons: Watch where your disc goes! if you have an errant throw the shwag on the sides is just about the thickest I've seen
Other Thoughts: Trying to get my boss to send me back to Schaumburg for more classes so I can play on all your fun courses!
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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