Don't Bother... at least not more than once
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Pros: -baskets in decent shape on each hole
-tee signs for each hole
-big elevation change
-grass is well cut, perfectly playable
Cons: -tee signs are about as basic as possible
-tees don't really exist, just a 1x1 concrete square with a number by each sign
-dangerous blind shot towards sand volleyball courts on #3
-damaged/missing sign on #8
-not a very good use of the elevation - everyone expects a bomb shot from the top of the hill but it isn't there
-hill is used for exercise by people leading to some dangerous shots
-not much real challenge or shot variety besides some elevation change
Other Thoughts: If you haven't played a ski hill course... I honestly recommend you don't. This course is rather boring and just didn't do much for me. It's a lot of the same repetition, and there's just nothing special about it.
Admittedly, this is a good summer use of the ski hill while snow isn't around. However, it's very basic, has no tee pads, and just plays as uphill and downhill shots over and over.
If you need a nearby place to play, it has baskets, but there is nothing special about it. It also is a bit unclear whether you're REALLY supposed to be playing here if you aren't a Four Lakes resident. It is made clear the volleyball courts are for residents but says nothing about disc golf. It doesn't seem like a huge deal and nobody bothered me, and DGCR doesn't mark the course as private.
Bottom line, I'd skip this one - there are MUCH better courses nearby.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun elevation, silly course
Pros: The course plays on a small ski hill, so there is some nice elevation here. Only two of the shots are flat, and one of those is across the top of the ski hill with a drop off on either side, keeping it a little more interesting. There are some steep uphill shots, and a couple fun downhill holes for some variety. Holes 2 and 3 bring some woods into play, and the rest have light poles and ski hill equipment as obstacles to shape shots around. There are basic tee signs with accurate distance and layout, and the flow of the course is easy to follow. The chainstar baskets are new and in great shape.
Cons: The course is short and not very challenging. Despite the ski hill equipment, most of the holes feel wide open, and only have elevation as any kind of obstacle. The uphill holes are decent, but both downhill holes are short and don't offer any chance to rip a shot down the hill. Many of the holes play very close to one another, and to picnic areas and volleyball courts, making for some potential safety issues on a nice day. There are also people who use the hill for exercise, so you may have to wait on them going up and down the hill across several fairways. None of the tees are level, they are just whatever grassy spot someone picked for a tee, so the footing is quite bad. From 3s tee, the basket you can see is 9, basket 3 is further to the right past the fence.
Other Thoughts: This course did a pretty decent job with the land available, but it ends up being no better than the many other mediocre 9 hole courses around despite the elevation. Beginners will enjoy the course, as it's not too long, and brings more hills into play than any of the nearby courses. More experienced players won't find much challenge, and will likely be frustrated by the very sloped tee areas. If you happen to be in Lisle, it's an ok place to get a round in, but don't go out of your way for this one.
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