A Fun, Quick & Casual Course
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - signs on every hole
- concrete tees on almost every hole
- some interesting shots created by trees in the vicinity of baskets
- well-manicured park cared for by the park district is usually in great shape
- free to play
- decent baskets with enough chains to catch discs well
Cons: - Hole 5 tee is dirt
- a few of the concrete tees have sunken over time
- the concrete tees are pretty small compraed to most courses
- signs are extremely basic and have hole #/distance only, no map
- a lot of shots are very open/not much elevation change
- no map at beginning of course
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course which is quick to play through. I'm not sure why they went with 10 holes (as opposed to 9), but I'll never complain about fitting an extra hole in. Some of the shots are rather open and ordinary, but trees and slight elevation changes make for some interesting shots too. As flat as Illinois is, there is at least a bit of variation here. The signs could be improved with hole layouts, but they are there at least. Overall, this isn't going to be a destination course, but if you are local it's worth coming back to and playing now and then. It would be nice if the 1 or 2 holes missing concrete tees had them added, but that is a minor detail. Overall, I recommend checking it out if you are in the area, although there are better courses nearby, such as Madison Meadow which is also in Lombard.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Enjoyable Rec Course In A Beautiful Park!
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Illinois seems loaded with these lovely, well manicured city parks. Lombard Commons is no exception. The park, beside having lush green grass also has ball fields, tennis courts, rest rooms and pic nic areas. I thought th course designers did a nice job with the layout here but then again, I was playing at 6:30 am on a Thursday morning.
There is a course sign but for some reason it's a couple hundred feet from the first tee. A little strange. All the holes but # 5 have smallish concrete tee pads. They perfectly serviceable here. All the pads and the baskets too are surrounded by wood chips. The signs are simple wooden ones with the hole #, distance, par and a simple route. The baskets are older models with a number on top.
Distances are mostly in the 200-300' range with only # 6 shorter at 191' and # 2 playing longer at 350'. Most holes have a tree or more protecting the basket although there is no difficulty in avoiding any trees.
Everyone seems to like # 8, perhaps due to it's slight elevation drop. Kinda makes it the "Top of the World" bomber hole on this course.
The course plays somewhere between an easy recreational course and your basic beginner course. Although, this is certainly a great course to bring your girlfriend, wife, beginner or kids to, I think it serves it's niche for those rec type players wanting to get in a quick round or anyone chasing Aces.
Cons: # 5 is just a wood chip pad. What happened to the concrete here?
Recreational length and difficulty.
Only 10 holes.
Other Thoughts: I understand the park has lost many mature trees over the years. That's a shame because that's exactly what it needs along with some hills to spring up like the Hawaiian Islands.
Still if I lived close by, I'd probably be a regular here. I found the Commons to be more enjoyable than the longer but more wide open Madison Meadows 18.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lombard Short is a wide open grass course with baskets that play next to usually one or two trees in wide open areas. You can likely buzz or use a putter for almost every hole. Good course for mid range and buzz or putter driving practice, most holes are aceable if you can throw 300.
Cons: Lot's of walkers right through the middle of the park at times, when it's windy there's not much protection, Hole 2 plays very close to the infield of a baseball field that almost always has 5 yr olds... so try not to kill one! half the course is dirt tees that can get muddy.
Other Thoughts: If there's a lot of rain, the course will be a lake. Give it a couple days.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 7 Not
Good compliment to Madison Meadows
Pros: A good warm up or cool down course after playing 18 holes nearby. Short and good for a relaxing round not too much challenge.
Cons: Tends to have a lot of people around the park. Short holes make it easier than most courses.
Other Thoughts: This course is just a few blocks away from larger and more stretched out Madison Meadows.
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pretty good Disc Golf course.
Pros: -There are always parking spots
-Concrete tee pads,
-Wooden sign posts that are in nice condition and not vandalized
-Pretty nice baskets not as many chains but still alright
-Some elevation actually
-Pro tee pads
-Bathrooms by Hole #1
-Beginner friendly and open if you like that. -Benches placed between holes to rest. -Garbage cans placed on holes #1, and #8. -The Park is well maintained and clean.
-Good place for Night Disc Golf and is the only course I Night Disc at
-Good amount of Ace runs
-Hole #7 and #8 are favorites of mine and add flavor to the otherwise open bleak layout.
-Mulch underneath the Baskets
Cons: -A little to wide open, even for beginners.
-Pro tee's are hard to find, and people new to the course will have to ask locals to find them as there marked by certain trees.
-The park is insanely crowded on Weekday/Weekend afternoons and evenings, but not too crowded.
-A Playground comes into play on hole #3 somewhat (right side of fairway.)
-It seems like every year they take out a good few mature trees and this course just becomes even more open and bleak.
-Course floods pretty easily
-Sometimes there are big family parties or events going on and it makes the course hard to play
Other Thoughts: This course is pretty nice for what it is and well maintained. If you visited this course several years ago (2001-2002) it has changed and is now more open as one reviewer said.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Fun course to play, good for practicing your all around game. Open, few trees but 2 really challenging holes.
Cons: Most of the trees are taken out thanks to the 17 year locusts. Almost too easy for good players.
Other Thoughts: If you are starting to throw farther and like to air it out, don't come here. I found last summer after playing here for a month, I got worse at its big brother a few blocks away: Madison Meadows.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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