Minature Chicago 9'er!
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Pros: The course is on the grounds of Streamwood Behavioral Health Services. It's a large medical facility with multiple buildings. The disc golf is beside the building on the left as you drive in.
The tiny course nice, new metal signs on post and Gateway Titans baskets. There are no tee pads as you just tee off from beside the baskets. The holes range from 50' to 100'.
This course is designed for the youth being treated here. It is a private course so being discreet in the plan. There is a constant stream of staff members coming and going. They didn't appear very interested in me.
The course has some tight little hyser throws, one basket around a corner, the basket for # 4, is buried in the tall grass and there seems to be no sign for # 8.
Cons: Perfect description of the course by mashnut; It's not a pitch and putt, it's a putt and putt.
Very short with holes from 50' to 100'.
No sign for # 8.
# 4 basket was buried in tall grass.
Other Thoughts: The first round I played here, I aced the 100' # 2 and then aced the 70' # 7 hole. So combined with my seven other birdies, I shot a - 11. That might be close to a course record and the closet I've ever come to holding a course record of any kind. Played a second round and couldn't putt one in. I wanted to stay all day and chase little, short aces.
The course is a 1 but I'm adding an extra 1/2 point for letting me throw two ACES.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Only for Course Collectors
Pros: This is a private course for a behavioral health center. It is mainly there to give the residents some organized, physical activity. IT IS NOT FOR EXPERIENCED PLAYERS!
-Gateway Titan baskets (this was my first time playing on Titans and was impressed by their catching ability and sturdy design)
-Some trees and other obstacles to make things sort of challenging (not really).
Cons: This is course is not for anyone who would find out about it through DGCR. It is solely for absolute beginners.
-Every hole is under 100' with most closer to 50'.
-The teesign is gone for hole 8.
Other Thoughts: When compared to any other DG course this place comes off as a joke. Most of the course users have probably never played, so it is fine for them. The rest of us should just avoid this one. When we played there was a volleyball net set up 20' in front of the tee for hole 2.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set on private grounds, so play is not guaranteed. A walking path is also next to some holes.
- Holes actually force some line shaping, with a few necessary RHBH hyzers, straight shots, and a few that had me using a putter flick shot.
- Some pretty well protected baskets due to trees or the adjacent forest, bad shot placement can lead to an awkward or blocked putt.
- Good signs, super fantastic awesome Gateway Titan baskets. Navigation easy except for no tee sign on #8?
Cons: - This is indeed a beginner's course, with extremely short holes (60'ers and such). It is not really a place for anyone other than the truly new.
Other Thoughts: - The short, short hole lengths are offset very well with some shrubbery and trees, so there is definitely thought and accuracy required. Still more like mini disc golf (with or without minis).
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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It is what it is
Pros: I want to start by saying that for what this course is designed for, it's absolutely perfect. It's clearly intended to be an organized activity for the younger patients at this facility. To that end, it's short without being wide open and boring, it's got great baskets (brand new Gateway Titans), and perfectly good signage that shows the hole distance and layout. The distances are appropriate for kids, and make it so that if all they have is cheap beach frisbees, they can still have a good time. I do rate all courses on the same scale, so this one doesn't really stack up as a great course, but I want to make it clear that I really appreciate the thought that went into designing it to be fun and challenging for the intended audience.
For a course with no holes over 100 feet, there are actually some fun shots here. Many holes have trees and bushes in play that make you take some creative lines to the pin, only a couple are wide open. The woods that border many of the holes are dense enough that errant shots might put you in a tough spot, but not so thick that lost discs are really a possibility.
Cons: This course isn't even a pitch n putt, it's a putt n putt. Compared to any real course, there's no challenge and no real variety, all you have to do is jump putt or throw a short approach shot on every hole (again, I get that it wasn't designed to challenge adults or experienced players, just a con based on how I evaluate every course). Even throwing zephyrs, I shot an 18, and Ashleigh shot a 20.
Hole 8 is missing it's sign, it's not that big a deal, you can make up an appropriate tee location for now near 7s basket. There are some holes playing pretty close to the parking lot and driveways, could be a safety issue with discs going into that area, and kids following after. There is a walk from 8 to 9 that's not immediately obvious, after hole 8 walk back toward the basketball court near hole 1.
Other Thoughts: I love the idea of using disc golf as a structured recreational activity here, and whoever designed the course did a perfect job for these kids. I hope the course gets used a lot! Kids and beginners with no disc or frisbee experience at all will have a great time here, with 50-100' holes and some different hole shapes. Experienced players won't find any challenge here, but it wasn't designed for you so don't go unless you want to check it off or you have some kids to introduce to the sport.
We had no problems parking or playing on a Sunday afternoon, so I don't know what the deal is with playing during the week, it is a private facility so players should take extra care to be respectful of the property and stay out of the way of staff and patients.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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