El Paso, IL 
South Pointe Park Share
Uploaded By: ElementZ Hole #2 (Taken 7/2013)
4 / 251ft. Par / Distance:
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 Pretty boring

1    11/21/2010   11/22/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a small flat park around a pond. Most holes have a few scattered small trees in play to encourage some different lines. The pond adds some risk on a couple holes if you really shank it or on a windy day. There are descriptive tee signs with hole layout and distance (though the symbols for the tees and baskets are very strange). The park is nicely groomed with mowed grass and no trash or vandalism that I saw. The flow is easy to follow, with no navigation issues.
Cons: The course is pretty boring, with mostly short and open holes. A couple holes add some length, but not much else, with only scattered trees in play, not enough to force anything other than hyzers on most holes. The pond isn't used very well to add challenge or interest to the course. There are also a lot of safety issues here, especially on a nice day when the fields are in use. Walking paths, picnic areas and soccer fields are all in play on several holes, it's hard to imagine playing safely on a nice summer day. The baskets are not the best to begin with, and a couple are bent and loose, making them catch even more poorly.
Other Thoughts: The park available for this course really doesn't have enough going on to have the makings of a great course, and the safety issues on top of that just make it less of a good place to play. If you want to add a course to your list, go for it, otherwise I wouldn't go out of your way. Beginners will find the course pretty accessible, though less accurate players will exacerbate the safety concerns. More experienced throwers won't find much in the way of challenge or variety, it won't test many different skills or make newer players try any new types of shots.

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