Peoria (Marquette Heights), IL 
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1    8/28/2010   9/1/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course plays through a small wooded neighborhood park. There are some small elevation changes that add some fun shots, including a little ace run hole across a small ravine. There are enough trees that you have to hit some tight lines to score well, and there's an interesting mix of hole shapes. There are 9 newish baskets that are in pretty good shape, and 9 tee posts with distance on them. The park is nicely mowed and free of trash and vandalism.
Cons: 7 of the baskets were put together with the top and bottom parts of the basket way too close together. It makes the target area much smaller vertically, and makes the baskets look quite stupid. This is fixable, but seems like an odd mistake. The tees aren't well defined, many of the tee posts aren't on level ground, so you just have to pick the least sloped spot near them.

There are a couple holes that really need a little clearing of the low branches and brush to be good holes, they have potential but at the moment there really aren't well defined lines to the holes. Hole 9 finishes out in the middle of the park, so you have to walk back through the beginning of the course to get to the parking lot. The course is very short overall, and doesn't offer much real challenge.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice beginner course, with reasonable lengths, not too much punishment for errant shots (but enough for less skilled players to have to get creative through the trees), and a variety of hole shapes. More experienced players won't be challenged, but there are a couple holes that make playing a quick putter round here fun. Don't go out of your way for this one, but it's more worth a stop now that it actually has tees and baskets if you want to check it off your list.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 This shouldn't even be listed as a course...

1    1/24/2009   1/24/2009
Review By: mmunter
Played: 126  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9.3 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: None, really.
Cons: As mentioned before, no tees. Many of the holes didn't even have tee signs indicating where the tee was supposed to be.

Multiple baskets were nowhere to be found.

Two holes had so many downed trees between the tees and baskets that they were virtually unplayable.

No maintenance appears to have been done in quite a while.
Other Thoughts: This course is listed here, on the PDGA website, and on the Peoria Disc Golf club website, but it should be taken off all of them. It looks like a completely abandoned course.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Oldie that's sadly not a goodie.

1    10/18/2008   10/19/2008
Review By: ForehandMAN36
Played: 121  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 15.2 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Only pro is that a course is in existence.
Cons: NO TEES! Tee signs rusted, marked up, or just flat out missing. Baskets rusted and warped. A few appeared to have been victim to a sledgehammer. I'm not kidding. Very poorly maintained course.
Other Thoughts: We took a disc golf trip to Peoria since there are a handful of course within driving distance of each other. Sadly we took precious daylight time off our trip checking this course out when we could have spent that time on another course. With many other good courses in the area players should pass on this one. I had only wished a review of this course was on here before we took our trip. The course appears to have never been touched since it was made. Even the tees have no "tee box", the grass next to the tees makes it seem no one ever plays the course. AVOID this course.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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