I Just Didn't Click With This Course!
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Pros: The course description states that Fox Hill is a short, open pitch and putt course. I think it's probably time to upgrade the description. I don't believe a course can be listed as a pitch and putt when the last hole is 454 feet long.
The course sits in a medium sized park. The park is flat except for a drainage ditch which runs down the middle of the park. This ditch area does provide for some of the elevation loss/gain. On the side away from the street runs a creek. The rough here is very thick and nasty. Avoid it if possible.
The course has a nice course map along with the usual disc golf rules sign. The baskets are Discatchers with the yellow band. There are no tee pads, just worn places in the grass. The # 1 pad was rutted. The signs are simple little posts which give you the hole #, par and distance.
The course starts with a simple little 141' open, ACE run. I thought OK, the course description is correct-pitch and putt. But then holes began to get tougher, with nasty rough running the entire length of the hole.
Cons: I had a little trouble negotiating the course.
Too many holes were just wide open throws in the field.
Harsh penalty for finding the rough.
Other Thoughts: I guess the designer did a nice job utilizing the entire park. Unfortunately, it just didn't excite me. I would say it's just another typical Chicago 12-er. That may be a unfair comparison because I've found many Chicago 9'ers that I've really enjoyed. This just wasn't one for me. You may like it more or it might just suit your game. Try it and see.
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i have had better
Pros: - always mowed
- good warm-up course before you go to a real one.
Cons: - all the holes are in the open.
- poor signage
- odd layout
Other Thoughts: I couldn't bring myself to throw more than two holes before I got completely bored. The designer did the best he could with land that was available. It seems to be a waste of 10 good baskets to be placed on this land, just not a good place for a course.
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Good for what it is
Pros: This course starts very short the first few holes (the 1st hole is maybe 150' ace run with no obstacles), but the holes get long as you proceed through the course. It runs along a small wooded creek that has some good risk/reward type throws, but most of the holes are open. The course is right next to a neighborhood and the course designer did as much with it as he/she could. there are a few wooded holes that require tight shots, but most are open. A great place to work on your game. There is a practice hole near the road (which is always nice) that makes for a decent 14th hole on your way back to the car.
Cons: This is obviously a beginners course, but is fun none the less. The tee boxes are dirt and could get muddy if you come after a good rain. Navigation can be difficult as there are no signs as to where the pins are nor where the next hole is. If I hadn't been there with people who had played there before I don't know if I would have found some of the holes.
Other Thoughts: This course may play a lot harder in the fall and spring as many of the holes play along retention ponds that are currently dry, but will be serious obstacles is full of water. Given the area and land to work with, the designer did a really nice job creating a course that is both fun and geared for beginners. Quick rounds add to the fun and should be a decent local course for kids in the neighborhood to get to know this sport we all love. the third hole is fun, as it is a blind shot over a small creek to the left. The creek is shallow enough that if you hit a tree you can get your disc back (as I had to do).
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Open course but fun
Pros: The course plays around a medium sized multi-use park with some minor elevation changes. Some holes play near a creek at the edge of the park, and this presents a hazard to errant throws. Much of the park is open with some scattered young trees, with some brushy wooded areas along the edges of the park. The holes against and in the wooded area add a nice complement to the open holes, and offer a bit more challenge.
There is an ok mix of longer and shorter holes, with most holes reachable on a good accurate drive. Around the edges of the park, you'll need right and left turning shots to have runs at the basket. Two holes stood out, a tunnel shot through the woods, and a shot through a gap in the trees over a creek, and these two holes helped make the course more memorable.
The baskets are nice new DISCatchers that are easy to see, including a practice basket at the beginning of the course. There are small posts as hole markers with the number and distance, and most holes are visible from the tee. Navigation is fine throughout the course, especially if you check out the course map near the practice basket.
Cons: The tees are grass, and don't always provide the best footing especially on the longer holes where a drive is required. The areas that were worn and obviously used as the tees were right on top of the hole markers, making it difficult to do any kind of run-up on the tee area at times.
Though there were some cool holes, many of the open holes felt very repetitive. The designers did a nice job with what they had in the field areas of the park, but there wasn't much to work with until some of the small trees grow up.
Hole maps at the tees would be nice, as there are a few blind holes that you might have to scout the first time through. A couple holes played near or over busy walking paths, so be prepared to wait on pedestrians to clear the fairways.
Other Thoughts: This is a great beginner course, with lots of reachable holes, some more difficult shots, and not too many places where discs will really disappear. More advanced players will enjoy a couple of the more challenging holes, but find the open field holes a little easy and similar.
This is a fun little course to play if you're in the area, and it's great to see a nice course that had neighborhood families out playing. Stop by if you're in the area, but don't drive all the way out here just for this course. If you've got some extra time after Jericho Lake and Oswego, this is a nice easy way to end the day.
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