Oglesby, IL 
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2-4    3/16/2014   3/16/2014
Review By: ElementZ
Played: 143  Reviewed: 134  Exp: 8.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's cool that there's a DG Course right on the campus of this community college and four minutes off of the I-39 for a quick stop.

I was impressed with the IVCC Disc Golf Course sign and the map carved out of wood at the beginning of the course.

The course itself isn't too spectacular. While the space was utilized pretty well, the design of the course wasn't too exciting. It essentially just played around a baseball field counterclockwise, which favors LHBH a bit.

The tees and the baskets were in great shape, which is to be expected given how new this course is. It's also great that there are two sets of tees (A-long and B-short) to add a little bit of replay value.

My favorite hole was hole 5, which is a fun elevated basket.
Cons: I have no desire to come back here. There really wasn't anything to wow me.

The tee signs only had hole # and distance on them.
Other Thoughts: It was a nice little secluded course and I love that there are students here who are actively involved in the sport and providing great exposure to it.

Also, the pictures look nothing like the course I played today. Maybe there was a redesign??

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice college course

1    7/8/2012   7/29/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a corner of the university property. Other than a baseball field, there doesn't seem to be too much interference from other campus activities. There are two tees on each hole, both with well marked tee signs. They offer a pretty big change from one set to the other, with very different distances and some easier lines from the shorts.

Several of the holes play through scattered trees with limited areas of brush. There is a little punishment in spots for poor shots, but mostly it's not too hard to recover for par. There is a nice elevated green with a ditch behind on the first hole, adding the potential for tricky come back putts. A couple holes play more open and offer a chance to air out some drives or practice rollers.
Cons: A gravel road and a baseball field are in play, potential safety issues especially with lots of newer players trying out the sport. Both sets of tees are natural, and were pretty rutted out and uneven when I played. Navigation is a little tricky in a few spots, some next tee signs would be handy. The course plays pretty open overall, and doesn't offer a ton of challenge even from the longs.
Other Thoughts: This is a great type of course to have on a college campus. It's beginner friendly but still has enough obstacles to be interesting to beginner and intermediate players. More experienced throwers won't find a ton of challenge or variety here, but I don't think it was designed for that level player.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    7/8/2012   7/14/2012
Review By: notapro
Played: 465  Reviewed: 280  Exp: 14.2 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set on the grounds of a community college, but off the beaten path. There are some baseball fields close to some holes, but there shouldn't be any interference.
- Decent amount of trees and woods are present here to force line shaping. A lot of straight shots are needed like off of #2, #3, and #4, a pretty sharp hyzer on #5, and RHBH annys or RHFH hyzers on #6 and #9. Bigger arms might be able to get over everything off the tee, but most people will have to avoid various trees from start to finish. Some are much tighter than others, with very dense rough to worry about. #2 is pretty skinny, and #6 is full of trees to about 250'.
- Some tricky basket positions here, #1 is on a small bump that has a trench/pit dug out behind the pin. #7's basket is directly behind a large tree, and #5 is inside a thick grove of skinny trees.
- Good mix of hole lengths, especially from the longer tees. With #3 a tight 462', and #9 a 500' dogleg right, there are opportunities to throw some bombs out here. Also some shorter holes from both sets of tees, not too shabby.
- A few spots with minor elevation changes, especially hole #8. An elevated teepad with a few trees to get around, it is fun to throw downhill.
- Good baskets, tee signs aren't too bad. Navigation is not a major problem at all. If the interior parking lot isn't open, though, it makes sense to start at hole #7 instead of trekking it to hole #1. Teepads are OK, some are bumpy and rutted.
Cons: - A bunch of holes are pretty open, or just need a straight shot to get to the pin. For instance, #7 and #8 are wide open except for one or two trees, #9 is an easy two-shot hole for the shorter arms, and most of the holes within the trees are straight-or-else.
- Course is pretty rough around the edges; the tees are hit or miss, there is a gravel road running next to some of the holes, a big woodpile on #6... takes away from the overall enjoyment.
Other Thoughts: - All in all, a pretty fun course that offers good challenge from either sets off tees. The long tees offer almost 100' per holes overall, and tougher lines as well. As such, the course is pretty well suited to beginners and more experienced players. Advanced players won't find too much challenge here.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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