McHenry, IL 
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1    6/14/2010   8/27/2010
Review By: mikeb23
Played: 16  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 7.6 Years
Pros: Baskets are in great condition, there aren't very many people who play here so you can empty your bag on every hole if you want to.
Cons: The course is very open, they aren't any shots that i would say are even remotely difficult. It is very long, which to be honest i don't inderstand becsue this course was put up to attempt to get beginners interested in teh game.
Other Thoughts: If you are there with nothing to do i suppose its worth your time, but I would not go out of my to play it. With Fairfield, Silver Lake, and Lippold all within a 25 minute drive it doesn't make much sense to play here. Also as a side note, you CANNOT play while school is in session.

 Nice school course

1    9/7/2009   9/10/2009
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
This review was updated on 7/8/2010
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is on the campus of a High School, so it's a fantastic exposure point to new players. It always makes me really happy to see schools embracing the sport and giving kids a chance to try something new.

The campus is relatively flat, but the couple small elevation changes available were used pretty well to create some interest and difficulty. There is a mix of shorter holes, and some long bomb shots where you can really open up and throw.

The course doesn't have a lot of trees, but the tennis courts, baseball field, and other sports fields are used to define fairways, and this makes it so a player will need a few different shots to score well.

The course was a gift from the class of 2009, and so it's still in really nice shape. The baskets (in the school's color - orange) are still perfect, and there are nice signs. The signs are large and easy to read with the hole distance and layout. The campus was impeccably maintained.
Cons: The course did a good job of using the available space, but there weren't really any trees available to use here. The couple places there were some trees weren't in play on the course, and it seemed like they could have been. Although I understand the necessity of designing the course around the other sport fields, it could easily make the course unplayable and dangerous if there was any kind of activity going on.

The main obstacle on this course is length. None were excessive for experienced players, but they seemed a little long for beginning players who might get quickly frustrated by the 600'+ hole.

The tees were grass, and weren't always level enough to do a full run-up, which was necessary on the longer holes. Over time, the grass will likely turn to dirt spots, which could be an issue with rain and field watering. There were a few places that the flow of the course wasn't immediately obvious, some next tee signs or a painted basket spoke would make a big difference.
Other Thoughts: This course is open enough to be beginner friendly, and only one hole even offers a real possibility of losing a disc, but the length might be discouraging to many new players. More experienced players will have fun throwing some long drives, but won't find a lot of interesting shots or risk/reward decisions to keep them coming back.

If you're in the area, stop by for a quick, stress free round on nice grassy fairways, and see how the school is incorporating disc golf into their campus. The course itself isn't quite good enough to justify much of a drive to play it though.

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