Pros: Great challenge of a course with the island hole 6, the 500 foot creek hole 8 and the tight out of the pines blind dog leg on 9. Beautifully maintained City of Glencoe park. There is a great full map of the park by the practice basket. Both hole 1 and hole 9 are right near the parking lot. The course is easy to navigate with signs except between hole 4 and 5. Nice painted mando signs on a few of the holes(Hole 3's mando is unique). Dual concrete tee pads and dual pin placements on some holes it looks like. There is pride in the course that is evident.
Cons: Hole 4 to 5 is a long walk. No signage to point you in the right direction. It is evident that flooding is an issue each spring with the creek and island hole. I wouldnt be surprised if a couple holes are unplayable in the wettest parts of the year.
Other Thoughts: A couple "ace run's" in hole 3 and 4 short. There are also a couple long holes that you can give it your all and still need an upshot. Younger trees have been planted that will grow to really add some challenge to a couple holes. Fairly new redesign. In time it looks like it will really be a top notch course in the area.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Quick and fun
Pros: The course gives adequate targets with interesting obstacles.
It was worth the drive just to play the sig hole ... No. 6.
I like the variety with openness and challenging trees, water and river.
It would be a blast to camp and play discs and bean bags.
I would say the course is very navigable, and the walks from one hole to the next makes perfect sense.
It's fun to be in a park with baseball, a pool and water slide. It's a cool park in a cool small town.
Signage, concrete pads, baskets, obvious TLC and maintenance are phenomenal!
Cons: I think 3 is the logical rating because no matter how it's laid out it's going to be only so testing of skills.
Scores won't vary much between many of the players. There just aren't many tough tests. The layout doesn't lend itself to dogleggs.
It's a flat area, so elevation doesn't change much.
The way it loops from baskets one to nine might seem to lack imagination, but it's a good layout.
Other Thoughts: Glencoe obviously takes great pride in this awesome course and Park.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Considerable Improvement over "old" course.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -minimal other courses in the area, allowing anyone who likes disc but doesnt travel much a chance to get out and learn the sport.
-The new holes are much better, no longer requiring you to throw over picnic tables in the park or right by a playground.
-The course has new baskets, which dramatically improve on the old makeshift ,rusty "junkers" that were out here before.
-The new holes add distance onto a course that was relatively short in the past.
-Concrete pads allow for sure footing.
-The course is in a great spot when it comes to convincing the wife/sig other to go throw. Very kid friendly in that there is a waterpark/pool right on the grounds, allowing dad to throw while they have a good time as well.
-A nice "island" like hole on this course, really gives it a signature hole, something it definitely didn't have in the past.
Cons: -Seems to be a fair amount of "needless" walking to get from one hole to the next on this course. Honestly, I could have seen them finding a way to sneak in a few holes to tie other holes together.
-The signage is a little rough when it comes to navigating to some of the distant next holes. I have played plenty of times on this course before the updates, and had to walk around aimlessly at points trying to figure out where to go next.
Other Thoughts: Back in the day before the new course updates I rated this course a 1.5...After the new hole additions, all concrete pads, new baskets, signature hole I must say this course is considerably better than it was in the past, in fact I'm willing to double my rating. I will not go as far as saying go way out of your way to hit it up, but it is definitely a course to play if you plan to be anywhere within 30 minutes. Great improvements, a somewhat local course to me that I can now feel proud of. Good work!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Update is Much Better
Pros: +Brand new baskets to replace the 'rusty chains' that used to be here.
+Dual tees that are large and cement.
+Course now skirts the park and uses better land around the edges instead of being too close to the middle of the park and campers, playgrounds, etc
+A sweet island hole (actually a peninsula) with a tree for a bridge.
+A good mix of trees and slightly more open holes. Most holes have some trees but none have too many.
+River for a water hazard on 2 holes.
+The course makes you throw different shots to score well. You need both control and distance.
+Hole length varies a lot. Hole 2 and 8 are legit par 4's and other holes like 3 and 6 are shorter ace runs with some obstacles.
+Signage to come
+The flow is pretty good. There is a little walk between 4 and 5 and then a shorter but still potentially confusing walk between 5 and 6. After 4, follow the baseball field towards the woods on the left and you will find the tee. After 5, find the tees near the pond aiming onto the island.
+Great use of the land. I wouldn't have thought that you could put this fun of a course in this park.
+Still a few ace runs despite the length.
+Practice basket near first tee.
+Adequate parking lot, many other things to do in park including playground, small zoo, waterpark, picnic tables, sand volleyball, ball fields, and there are many bathrooms. You can also camp at the park if you want to.
Cons: -It is pretty easy to lose a disc in the river, especially on hole 8. The island hole is also a potential disc eater. One person on my card at the first league at this course threw 2 in the water on the same hole.
-No signage yet.
-The road is right next to holes 7 and 8 and many good lines go right over the road. Be aware of cars and pedestrians.
Other Thoughts: +This course is a must play 9 holer. It is much more challenging than most 9 hole courses in the area between the distance, trees, and water.
+This course had a very high fun factor for me.
+Leagues are Sundays at 6PM. 5 dollar entry + 1 for ace pool. Adv and Int divisions.
+I may update this review to a 3.5 depending on how the course looks when it is %100 done and worked in a little bit. Signs, kiosk at start, some branch removal, etc will help make this course even better.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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