Bartlett, IL 
Sunrise Park Share
Uploaded By: timg Hole #8
3 / 245ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Tee

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 Designed for He-Man

1    10/22/2011   10/22/2011
Review By: geognerd
Played: 11  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 7 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is well-groomed. Few opportunities to lose discs, except around the lake. The shots over water give the course something unique. I was nervous, but was able to carry the water. The holes with mature trees require shot-making skill and provide some much-needed scenery.
Cons: The course is way too long. It seems like the only way to make par is if you can drive 250ft+. Not all of us can chuck it that far. Par is set too low. It is demoralizing to have bogey after bogey. Disc golf should be about more than how far you can throw. Chucking the disc as hard as you can straight ahead is boring. The tees are just a dirt gash in the ground now. Had to use the grass next to the tee area. A lot of goose droppings on the course. The way from #16 to #17 wasn't clear and I had to consult a printout of the course map. Were it not for a "fore" call, I would have been hit by an errant tee shot from #1 as I was walking in the area of #18's basket.
Other Thoughts: Once the trees become mature along those open field holes, this course will be more scenic and worth coming back to. #3, #5, #8, #15, and #16 are the most interesting holes. The trees offer a challenge and you don't need to throw crazy distances to do well on those holes. If you can only drive 175ft like me, this course will prove frustrating.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    5/30/2010   6/1/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.6 Years
11 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The course plays through a very large open park, with one small hill, and a small pond. One hole throws off the top of the small hill, for a little bit of a downhill shot. A few holes bring the pond into play, including two with some water carry for some fun risk on the course. Most of the course is open with nice grass and some small trees, and a few holes play through one large stand of trees with some thick brush off the fairways. There is a good mix of aceable holes and some that have room to open up and throw some drives.

The baskets are relatively new discatchers that are in fine shape and catch well. There are basic tee signs with hole distance. Most of the tees are level, and at least have decent spots somewhere around the tee sign to throw from.
Cons: The course is extremely boring. The majority of the course is wide open long flat holes, with a couple tiny trees as the only obstacles. This makes pretty much every hole feel the same, and not very much fun. The course doesn't force you to throw different shots because of the lack of obstacles.

The signs don't do a good job of telling you where to throw, so there are often multiple baskets that could be the right one, and it's a little bit of a guessing game. Some of the holes don't flow well, so there is some backtracking to navigate the course, and some spots where it's not immediately obvious where to go next. Many of the tees are rutted out and can be really muddy, I ended up throwing from grassy spots next to most of the tees.
Other Thoughts: This course has lots of room to throw some drives, so if you want to work on your distance in an open field type setting, this is a perfect place to do it. Otherwise, it's just a boring course with not a lot going for it. Beginners will find it too long, and more experienced players will find it too open, so it doesn't really cater to any skill level of golfer. Unless you want to check this one off your list, I wouldn't bother.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful.

 So boring I didn't finish

1    4/9/2006   8/20/2008
Review By: m1ke
Played: 45  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 12.2 Years
7 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Easy. Good if you want to practice distance throws (and don't have any other big empty field handy).
Cons: INSANELY wide open, and no challenge other than distance. Boring.
Other Thoughts: Out of 20 courses, this is the only course I've ever left w/o finishing because the course made me not want to bother- there are plenty of other courses within a half hour of here and even the worst of them is more interesting than this. The first hole has no obstacle at all- you're just throwing down an incline. The next hole has some trees surrounding the green, and the third tee is in those trees, so I was expecting things to pick up after that. I came out of the trees after teeing off, looked out at the rest of the course, put my just-thrown disc in my bag and left for another course. I've since talked to someone else who's played the course, and discovered that about a third of the holes have a tree in play somewhere- sad as that is, it's better than I thought. There's some elevation change, and the pond is in play on a few holes, but other than that it's wide open. I will never go back, and the only reason I'm rating this as high as 1 instead of 0.5 is that, to be fair, I didn't actually play the whole thing.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful.

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