7 Helpful / 0 Not
Not amazing, but a nice place to play
Pros: The course is settled on a corner of campus behind/around a pair of residence halls. The course is well maintained with tee pads at every hole and a trash can half way through.
A few holes play the elevation changes nicely. For example, Hole #8 is about 410 ft over a little valley with an OB road on one side and an OB walking path on the other.
Cons: Unfortunately, the course is not well designed. The SIUE campus is the largest in the nation (strictly in terms of acres owned), but absolutely none of the lakes, woods, ravines etc located on campus are incorporated into the course. Most holes are short and open with one or two trees between the tee and hole.
Hole #1 is the worst disc golf hole I have every played. The basket is perpendicular to the tee with a huge tree with low hanging branches right between them. Behind this tree is another large clump of trees. The suggested path on the tee sign has you going through a narrow fairway through the clump of trees, the problem is that there is no clear path through them.
Hole #4 is a waste as well: 170 ft downhill and wide open. A complete throwaway hole.
To get back to Hole #1 after you finish Hole #9 you have to back-track almost the entire course.
Other Thoughts: NOT A COURSE TO TRAVEL TO! However, if you live in the Edwardsville area it is great to have a place nearby to play. It is just unfortunate that such a great location has been wasted. It is painful to play along the edge of woods and prairie grass without having a single hole dive into them.
5 legitimate ace opportunities for the average recreational player.
There is not a place within a half mile of the course for the general public to park. You need a campus pass to park in the residence hall parking lot nearby. Beware of tickets.
Also, the tee pads are not actually concrete. They are some more like concrete with small river rocks mixed into it. While this looks nice, it is somewhat slippery even when completely dry outside and absolutely unusable when damp.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great course to work out the kinks in your game. All types of shots available. In the summer, hot girls sunbathing out on hole 6. Hole 4 a VERY good hole in 1 opportunity! Great tee pads.
Cons: Not many risk/reward. Hole 1 should be re-done. Hole 9 not a good finisher. Could get a ticket for parking!!!!
Other Thoughts: It was the first golf course I ever played, so there is a level of memories there!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Eh. Just eh.
Pros: Hole 8 is really quite pretty, by far the best hole on the course. The longest of the nine, you tee off from the top of a hill and over a valley which has a small bit of marsh-type area off to the side. It is not uncommon to see deer grazing in the middle of the hole. You are also fairly close to the road, which offers a tempting OB. Overall, a very well maintained course.
Cons: To be quite honest, some of the holes are just stupid. It is not clear how much thought was really given to placements of tees and baskets. Otherwise, holes tend to be fairly short, and lack variety.
The course wraps around two of SIUE's residence halls, and are even incorporated as an obstacle on one hole...a hyzer shot into a courtyard type area surrounded by windows. With that much glass around, accidents...especially for newer players are bound to happen resulting in broken glass or at the very least some very freaked out freshmen. Either way, not the best scenario to help grow the sport.
Hole 1 and 9 are nowhere near each other either, so be prepared to hike back to the parking lot after your round. Parking in general is also a bit of an issue, as the nearest parking is actually for the SIUE residence hall, and without a proper parking tag, visitors may get ticketed.
Other Thoughts: This campus is absolutely beautiful with tons of unused land. Why they chose to design such a halfassed course in this particular location is beyond me.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Simple and Fun
Pros: Good course for a beginner because it is not too long, grass is always cut, elevation changes, some good shaped shots on the first couple holes.
Cons: not many cons, students may be in the way walking from class, only 9 holes.
Other Thoughts: Well manicured, well executed in a small space.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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