Lake In The Hills, IL 
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3 / 220ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #6 Basket

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 Bring the Lawn Mower!

5+    11/6/2014   11/7/2014
Review By: Big_Man
Played: 38  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 11.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Great tee pads
-Fun elevation changes
-A couple wooded holes
-Many open holes
-No waiting time
-Relatively secluded on the course, but as soon as you leave the course you are surrounded by suburbia.
Cons: -Fairways are way too narrow. Even for experienced disc golfers. I play a couple times a week and am pretty accurate with my throws. I land in the tall grass quite a bit on this course. The grass is also THICK. I've thrown a disc on this course, saw it land, walk to the spot and spend 5 minutes looking for the disc. Only to find the disc buried under grass.
Other Thoughts: This course has grown on me. I first played the course about 2 years ago when it first opened. I went on a July day and the grass was crazy thick. I lost my Surge on hole 4. I didn't return until this past August. I like to play this course if I have an extra set of eyes with me. It makes the round much more enjoyable when someone else can help find a disc in thick grass. I have been playing the past couple weeks and the course is in better shape since much of the grass is thinner. I even found an old disc that I lost!

I'll play this course when I don't want to wait at Lippold. It has elevation that Lippold does not have and there are no crowds.

Bring a friend, it will be much more enjoyable for you.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Winter Course

5+    10/12/2013   10/12/2013
Review By: Slow_Disc
Played: 24  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 4.4 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - Elevation unmatched in Area
- Enjoyable in Fall/Winter
- Concrete Tee Pads / Signs
Cons: - Grass Growth makes it unplayable in Spring/Summer
- Tall Grass
- Disc can be hard to find
Other Thoughts: It can be hard to find discs as they say, but when the tall grass dies and gets beaten down it can be an enjoyable play for winter players. The shots are tough and technical and the #1 tunnel shot is best in area.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Fun and Frustrating?

2-4    8/26/2013   8/26/2013
Review By: naterob
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 5.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: *Some fun use of elevation which is uncommon in this area.
*High risk/reward hole placement if that is your thing.
*easy to follow
*you find random discs while searching for your own
*a lot of course packed into a small area
Cons: *you will be spending time searching for your disc
*narrow fairway and rough roughs
Other Thoughts: This course tempts you to "go for it" but then beats you down if your line is just a little off. You need to be mindful of each and every shot with this course. If you just go out there and wing it you will be frustrated. I think a lot of people downrate this course because of the frustration of searching for discs. If you play the course thoughtfully and within your limits there is a lot of fun to be had.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Not a bad little course

1    5/27/2013   5/28/2013
Review By: Harry Manback
Played: 51  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 11.3 Years
Pros: -Fairly easy
-Good practice course
-Nice warm up round
Cons: -Not very challenging
-Tall grass can make for a frustrating round
-No long holes
Other Thoughts: I found myself not needing a driver for this course, anything longer than a Mid/Fairway would be too long. The longest hole is 360' but plays shorter because it is downhill. The course layout seems like they designed it for beginners but they let the grass grow too thick so I would not recommend this for a beginner because it would be very frustrating. Nice course if you are in the area but not worth the drive if you live too far away.

 It's a nice warm up

5+    9/19/2012   10/2/2012
Review By: Stankyjahnke
Played: 16  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 12.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun little course if u wanna work on your straight line throw or hyzer. Not alot distance pretty open expect the thick grass on both sides of the fairways. If you wanna add some random discs to your collection walk around in the grass on hole 2 and you'll probably find something. Theres a nice basket there to practice putting.
Cons: This looks like it wasn't designed by someone who plays disc golf. This course eats discs like that's it job makes you not wanna try to make it to the basket on your drive. Most of the baskets can't be seen from the tee.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad little course if you live In the area wouldn't take someone there for their first time playing. You'll be looking for discs more then playing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 A Pleasant Surprise on a Hill

1    6/25/2012   6/26/2012
Review By: jasonc
Played: 170  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 14.5 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: While the surrounding area is flat, you will be throwing up or downhill on several holes here.

As a brand new course, the baskets and teepads are in great condition. There is also a port-a-potty close to #1.

#1 is one of the few flat holes here, but the low ceiling adds a bit of a challenge unless you have a good tomahawk or other overhand shot.

While some may view this as a con, I enjoyed the fact that the basket is not visible from the teepad on #2, #3, #5, #6, #7, #8 and #9. I'm not sure any other course I have played to date included nearly 80% of the holes with this type of feature.
Cons: The rough is very rough. I'd like to find out if this is intentional by the course designers to add some challenge. Either way, newer players will probably spend a lot of time looking for discs.

While there is a nice view of the lake/pond from #4's teepad, the water really does not come into play on any hole.

It seemed like the holes were too close to each other. Errant shots may be a problem here, especially on windy days.
Other Thoughts: Navigation is a little tricky between some holes. Next Tee signs would be very helpful on this course.

I would play this course again if I make it back to the area. It was good to see multiple groups of beginners here because there are no "quality" courses in this neighborhood.

In the area between the teepad for #6 and the basket on #7, there are red-winged blackbirds who have a nest in one of the trees. If you are not familiar with theses birds, they are very territorial and they will not hesitate to dive-bomb your head if you get too close.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Needs alot of Mowing!!!

1    5/29/2012   5/29/2012
Review By: smyith
Played: 185  Reviewed: 68  Exp: 16.1 Years
This review was updated on 7/12/2012
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great Layout
Innova Baskets
Nice Level Cement Teepads
Good Flow and easy to navigate
Tee signs but no hole over-view
Water is kinda in play (would have to be a really poor choice on shot)
Trees in play a few holes
Deuces are there on every hole but most have to be earned.
Cons: Needs to be MOWED!!!!!
The fairways, greens, and landing zones are 10-15ft wide. The grass next to it is long and full of itchy and prickly stuff.
*UPDATE 7/12/12* - Fairways have been mowed larger!
BE CAREFUL in the rough on a few holes. Tractor wheel ruts are all over. Twisted/rolled Ankles are likely there.
Other Thoughts: Play if your local. I wouldn't go out of my way to though.
I would easily move this to a 2.5 if they would at least mow the greens bigger. If you're not spot on you'll be searching more than playing....thats lame.
*UPDATE 7/12/12*
I have risen the rating to 2.5 as stated. The course is much more fun and the fairways are probably another 10-15ft wide where it matters.
Hole 6 is down the hill and just to the right. You have to walk down the hill about half way to see it.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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