Bloomingdale, IL 
Springfield Park Share
Uploaded By: Nosh Hole #4 (Taken 6/2009)
3 / 290ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Tee: Tee off near corner of soccer field.

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 Good for families, vetrans need not apply

1    6/17/2009   6/17/2009
Review By: lko102
Played: 20  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 11.4 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Brand new course
- Well manicured park
- Clear, new signage for each hole
- Restrooms/water fountain available
- Ample, off street parking
Cons: - Mostly short holes
- Layout problems with other park elements
- Potential issues with crowds
- Difficult to find a few tees
Other Thoughts: First, let me say this: Not all golf courses have to challenge Tiger Woods, and not all Disc Golf courses have to be pro caliber. Also, the more baskets we have in the ground, the better the exposure and future of the sport.

That being said, this course could be a great family/beginner course to introduce new players to the game, but with a few layout problems. The course itself is brand new, so new gravel tees, new baskets, and new signage everywhere. The course does it's best to fit inside a small park with several other areas, but there are a few issues with overlap. For instance, on hole 2, you throw directly over top of a Bocce Ball court! Obviously there is a hyzer line around the end, but for a course that should cater to beginners, this might not be readily apparent.

Also, there is a long (200+ yard) walk between holes 3 and 4. If I hadn't been taking pictures of the signage at the course and gone back to review the camera, I wouldn't have known where to walk for the next hole. Similarly, to get between hole 4 and 5, you have to walk almost completely around the end of a baseball diamond.

If you are looking for a place to bring mom and dad or the kids to give disc golf try, this would be a great course. If you are looking to test out your new driver or practice 400ft bombs, there are much better courses in the area to play.

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