DeKalb, IL 
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3 / 231ft. Par / Distance:
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Bitchin Chicago 9'er!

1    6/30/2016   6/30/2016
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1167  Reviewed: 1115  Exp: 39.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is just another of Chicago's famed 9'ers. It's not going to wow you but as you're playing it, you're probably going to have a big smile on your face. It's just that kind of a course. And that's exactly why there were about four other groups playing this afternoon. And on these four groups, not one player was carrying more than 2-3 discs.

The park is just the normal, flat city park found in every village in Illinois. It's flat with scattered mature trees. There's thick, bushy rough bordering some fairways.

The course plays at a very comfortable recreation level. It's no pitch and putt. The course has concrete pads and some of the best tee signs anywhere. They are concrete blocks with a slanted top surface. The signs are imbedded into the concrete making them very difficult for vandals to trash. The baskets are Discatchers with yellow bands. Hole distances vary from a 182 ACE run to a long of 407' across a open expanse of grass.

I thought # 9 was n interesting hole. Overly confident players (make that younger players) can try to cut the corner by trying their hand through a very small window in the trees. Trouble is awaiting those players who fail to throw with pinpoint accuracy.
Cons: Intermediate and advanced players won't be challenged.

Course probably "not exciting enough" to hold the attention of some players.

The course is mostly open, sometimes just a tree or two you need to avoid.

Other Thoughts: Once again, Chicago area rec and beginner players have a wealth of perfect courses awaiting them. This is disc golf nirvana for the player who throws 275' drives and likes to play a variety of courses. If you're an advanced type player who drives 450', you might find yourself driving 450 miles into a neighboring state to seek out a courses that challenges you.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 alright course

5+    4/22/2012   5/11/2012
Review By: southside5
Played: 6  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 8.6 Years
Pros: some cool holes
good use of the trees there
path makes it easily accessible on bike
can get crowded/littered with the college nearby
Cons: walking path may be a problem
completely flat
some trees have been cut down which makes the holes easier.
some very short holes
bugs can be a problem with forested area and river nearby
Other Thoughts: cant really complain too much since there isnt much else in the area.

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