0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Good beginners course with a dog leg thrown in there. This would definitly be a good course for new players.
Cons: There should be 9 holes not 10. It gets too wet and muddy on the first three holes if it just finished rain.
Other Thoughts: They should put in 8 more holes or take away one hole. But other than that reasonable course.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Always a fun course
Pros: -Some fun and short holes that test your accuracy.
-Able to find different paths you would normally take.
-There are some long chuckers but if you get the wind involved it adds more fun to it.
-I'm a regular there so I love this course, always a good time to beat your old record there.
Cons: Not enough holes.
Other Thoughts: For sure a fun course to play if you're in the area, also has a petting zoo, playground and alot of open space so bring the whole family!
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lots of elevation changes
Very well maintained
Very difficult to lose a disc
Cons: Only 10 Holes
A few open boring holes
Other Thoughts: I think this is a great course for a beginner. There are a few short technical holes to hone your accuracy and the longer (300+) holes are very open so there is room for error. The traffic is hit or miss. Some days you can go out there and be the only peron on the course, other days it seems like every teenager in the area has gathered there for a place to smoke pot that isn't thier parents basement.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Randall Oaks is a fun course if you are in the area. Half the holes feature some significant elevation change. There is also some length here with one hole over 420' and a 375' hole where the basket is ~20' above the tee. There are also some fun ace run holes, and two nice downhill drives (one fairway driver range and the other perfect for a mid or putter). The course is fairly well balanced as far as required shot shapes, with a couple righty hyzer holes, a dramatic anhyzer hole, and a few that offer multiple routes to the pin. There are a few sloped greens with dramatic rollaway potential. The park itself is very beautiful, with rolling hills and mature oaks providing shade throughout much of the course.
Cons: The paver tees are inconsistent, some offer nice level footing while others are too short and are raised to hinder a longer runup. The holes in the open field (5, 7, 8) are kind of boring, with the only pluses being able to throw drivers on 7 & 8 and the elevated basket on 5. There is room enough here to extend some of the holes, or add additional ones. The land could have been better utilized. The exception to the natural beauty of the course is the holes in the open field near Randall road. It is a busy street with a high speed limit and traffic noise in this part of the course is high. The area containing baskets 4 and 9, 8's tee and the path from 9 to 10 is very congested and could have been laid out better.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed playing this course and would gladly do so again if I am in the area. I would not drive far to play this one though because for every fun hole there is a blah one. There is some type of petting zoo in the park, so this might be a good place to bring the family.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
nice lil 10 hole
Pros: - Each hole is its own unique shot.
- Each hole is memorable
- Invent your own alt pins and get in another 10.
- Doesn't favor righty or lefty.
- Wind comes into play on the open holes.
- Half the holes are open other half through trees.
- During heavy rain or snow melt. a large "puddle" will form to the right of hole 1 (~30-40' away) and hole 2 along the first half of the fairway.. makes for an additional challenge.
- Play roads and parking lots OB for additional challenge.
Cons: - Patio block teepads
- Careful along road many people drive stupidly through the park.
- Non DG park-goers dont really know whats going on and often get in the way on holes 4 and 9
Other Thoughts: I really feel that they could've put in another 8 holes without cluttering or getting in the way of other park features.
Favorite Hole - #3 its an down and up fairway with large mature trees defining 3 gaps to take. Plays more as a straight downhill since basket is lower than the tee. Wind almost always plays a factor in the middle of the fairway by the golf course and parking lot. If you miss the gap you can pay dearly.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Nice 10 Holes
Pros: Randall Oaks has a lot elevation change when compared to the average chicagoland course. Hole 3 is downhill though some tall oaks and hole 4 is a long shot up a fairly steep hill.
The course is very well kept. The pins are new and the brick teepads are very nice. The signs are nice and very helpful in navigating the course.
Cons: The layout of the course is a little wonky in one place. After hole 9 you have to walk back past hole 4 and 7's pins and hole 5 and 8's tees. This area can get a little conjested.
A few hole such as number 5 are just wide open.
Other Thoughts: It is a fairly short course and makes good use of space in the park. The holes are far enough from other things in the park that people being in the way is rarely a concern. A few more holes could potentially be added.
There is a petting zoo in the park.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
decent 10 hole
Pros: - a few elevation changes, that are quite drastic
- maintained nicely
- nice baskets
- decent variety of shots
- nice tees
- not gonna lose a disc here unless u throw it onto randall road
Cons: - no downhill reward throw!!
- only 10 holes, lots of room for more
- a few boring open field holes [7 and 8]
- can get muddy which messes with tees
Other Thoughts: make more holessss
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good elevation changes on holes 3 and 4. Holes 1-4 are fun and have some big trees to work around.
Cons: 5-9 are in an open field. Still fun and challenging but not nearly as nice as the begining of the course.
Other Thoughts: Needs another 10 holes.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun course, but could have been better
Pros: The course plays through a grassy park with scattered mature trees and some decent sized elevation changes. There are a few holes that take advantage of the elevation to add some challenge and interest. There is a mix of open holes, and holes with lots of lines through scattered trees.
There are some longer open holes mixed in with the shorter ace runs, so you have a chance to throw a couple drives here. Most of the holes are a mix of straight shots and RHBH hyzer shots, but there is one sharp dogleg right, and an uphill right curving shot that mix things up a bit.
The park is beautiful and well-kept, with nice grass and no trash or debris. There are simple tee signs that give the hole layout and the distance, along with signs pointing the way to the next tee at the one confusing spot. There aren't any navigation issues on the course, especially with a nice course map posted at the beginning of the course. The tee pads are nicely laid paving bricks that were well leveled, and provided great footing to tee from.
Cons: There was so much potential to this park that simply wasn't used. Only one hole really used the elevation to it's full potential, and that was a fun uphill hole with no downhill bomb as the reward for the climb. There seemed to be a lot crammed into the area around the 4th and 7th baskets, this could be a little bit of a safety issue on busy days, as could the hole that shoots directly over the park road.
The two holes with length were pretty boring and open, and most of the fun holes were too short to really present a challenge. There was enough space and terrain to design a much more interesting and challenging course here.
The other park users seemed to be unaware of the disc golf course, and were allowing their children to wander unsupervised across a couple fairways, so watch out on busy weekends. Hopefully this will change as more people are exposed to the sport here.
Other Thoughts: This course is a great beginner course, with reasonable lengths and no chance of losing a disc, or having navigation troubles. It's a great way to expose new people to the sport. More experienced players won't find too many challenges here, and will probably be disappointed with the use of the available terrain.
Don't drive out of your way just to play this course, but it's definitely worth the stop for a fun quick round if you're in the area. There's also a petting zoo and picnic areas to make it a fun family outing.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - The course is maintained well
- Brand new course = new baskets and new brick tee pads
- The next tee pad can easily be found from the previous pin
- No unneccessary walking involved
- A few holes have elevation
- Nice new tee signs with par and distance
Cons: - Half the holes are wide open (only one uses distance as an obstacle, but its a par 5)
- Pars are too high on most holes
- Layout has a lot of holes bunched close together
Other Thoughts: This course was nice, but was not overall challenging. It is short and packed into a smaller area, so rounds take no time at all. It is great for beginners that are learning the game. Seasoned verterans will probably be a bit bored at this course, or can play here for a nice relaxing round or two. Petting zoo in the park for the kids.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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