Another Chicago 9'er Only It's A Full 18!
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Pros: Jericho Lake DGC is just a typical Chicago 9'er only with an extra 9 holes to play. As almost every reviewer states, Jericho Lake is just a fun, easy recreational course in a lovely, well maintained park.
From the longer Yellow tees, only three holes play longer than 400'. Only two play under 200'. From the shorter Reds, there are lots of ACE runs.
The course has two concrete pads for each hole. The tee posts signs give you the needed information. There are DGA baskets with the red numbers on top. Pretty difficult to lose a disc here, except on the nasty 17th.
Two holes stand out for me. Playing # 10 from the blue tee pad would make your sphincter tighten up. You're throwing across the swampy water and you have to hit a pretty tight little window all without hitting branches that will knock your disc into the water.
# 17 stood out for the wrong reason. After playing most of this course and enjoying it, I came upon # 17 and thought, no way am I throwing my disc out into narrow ass fairway with the tall grass on the right and the snarky rough on the left.
Cons: Hole 17.
Rec distances and challenge.
Not much else.
I had a difficult locating the park. My GPS was going nuts and I he to ask a couple of people for directions.
Other Thoughts: This is just a fun and relaxing round of golf. The course would be an excellent place to bring those beginners. I could see myself playing this course often.
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Pros: -Typical beginner course that happens to be a full 18.
-Could use some updating and better marking for hole and pin location.
Cons: -Not as challenging as some other courses in the area.
-Holes seem short and all if not most pins are positioned directly straight out in plain view.
-First few holes could have been designed to flow better. Front nine is also near where you park so on a crowded day look out for discs decking you as you walk to the next hole and check your car for dents before you leave.
Other Thoughts: Will need to play this course a few more times.
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If Disc Golf=Golf, then Jericho Lake=Putt Putt
Pros: >>Good tee pads
>>Several long challenging holes
>>Lots of birdies and ace opportunities
Cons: >>Really short course. Being able to play 18 holes in less than an hour, on a busy day says a lot about a course. I have an injured fore finger on my throwing hand, which reduces my throwing distance, and I was still able to birdie a lot of holes.
>>Signs are bad
>>Confusing layout for a first timer. There no directional signs, just wooden posts, with painted hole numbers and distances.
>>Distance and lack of direction to hole 10
>>The overlap of the back 9 is kind of ridiculous because there is so much open space nearby that could be used for disc golf
Other Thoughts: This course was a real let down for me. I was hoping for a lot more variety and longer holes out of an 18 hole course at a park this large. Not a good park if you're looking for a challenge.
Better signs/directions and a little more expansion on the back 9 would be a great place to improve.
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CO meets Jericho Lake
Pros: - A lot of short holes that require different types of shots and a few ace opportunities if you dial it in right.
- A few open holes that let you air out a driver.
- Concrete pads and good marking on the basket.
- Plays fast. Two of us, drive even distance and skill, finished all 18 in 50 minutes.
Cons: Lack of mapping or signage makes the back 9 difficult to figure out...
- Hole 10, there is no marking to tell you to cross the bridge to get to the red tee pad. Even tougher to find the long/gold tee pad (instead of crossing the bridge walk along the bike path towards the bathrooms).
- Hole 11, the basket is well hidden (hard right bend into a cove of trees)
Other Thoughts: Overall a fun course for a moderate player (playing once a week this summer) and my first round with over 5 birdies (6).
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Pros: Although mostly open some holes call for shot shaping around large trees. The park is very well kept and the concrete tee pads are great. The course is great for new players and has some real "ace" opportunities.
Cons: for more skilled players it lacks challenging holes. I also wish the disc catchers were more visible, they need some colour.
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2 Helpful / 2 Not
Lots of birds
Pros: The course has excellent tee pads and the park is incredibly clean and manicured for a course. The holes have a good mix of holes favoring right and left handed back hand throwers. A lot of the throws are birds if you are an accurate thrower letting you easily score below par. Great course to practice throwing accurate shots to get at the base of the basket. I have played it 50+ times and still find it fun to play.
Cons: Several holes have slight water hazards though they are easy to avoid. There is no basket location information on the posts. Too easy for good players. By yourself you can easily play a round in 35-40 min could be a pro.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -let get the norm stuff out of the way good pads. decent signs that tell distance but not where the basket is. in a nice park
-the first 4 holes are short but have lots of trees that make it still a decent challenge hole 2 and 3 being the harder 2 of the first 4. four has a decent chance of throwing a disc into the creek that is behind the first four holes. being on the left of the fairway on holes one and four
-holes 5,6,7 come out along the road that leads into the parking lot. 5 and 6 both have the road to the right and the creek to the left. five is the better of these two having several trees that make it harder to get up to the basket especially with the creek to the left. hole 6 is a little easier an with fewer trees and a small fence that helps to keep discs out of the creek on shots that are low to the ground. hole 7 is across the road but is similar to hole 6 but instead of a creek on the left hand side there is a field with some tall grassed behind a hedge. the hedge will keep a lot of discs out of the field. holes 8,9 are the last 2 holes on the east side of the creek.
-hole ten is a fun hole but only if you shoot from the pro tee that is still on the east side of the creek and shoots over to the west side
-the rest of the holes are mostly the same all shooting in a section of the park that is mostly a open field with groups of bushes and trees that still make for a few moderately tough shots. any decent player should have no problem shooting par even with a bad first drive but if you want to duce or have a chance at an ace you have to get a very good line through the trees.
Cons: - there are a lot of water hazards here holes 1,4,5,6,8,9,12 (if i remember right) and 18 have the creek or the lake bordering them but unless you are really wild you will be fine.
-holes 8 and 9 i am not a fan of hole 8 has the lake to the left of it and the parking lot road and 2 paved paths that make me hope that i don't lose a disc or ding one up on the pavement.
9 is just uneventful you tee off with the lake to your left (apparently some people lose discs here). and you just throw across an open field to a little opening in some trees not far away.
-the back side can get a little repetitive
Other Thoughts: -for me the water hazards do not really effect my shots at all because i am a left backhand thrower and fade away from all of them with the exception of hole , 12(i think) and 18
- the first time i went to this course i was not really a big fan but when i played it through a second time i am starting to like it more. if i play it a few more times i might come back and change this rating
- me and two friend visited this course the other day and it was a good enough challenge for me and one of my friends( we are both average to above average players) and was not to hard on my other friend who has only played a few times
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Too short and open for my taste
Pros: Nice concrete tee pads with long and short pads. There are several cool and fun holes. This is a great place to bring beginners and to practice your upshot game. There are a few holes where you will need to pull out the driver. There is a decent mix of left and right turning holes.
Cons: This is a deuce or die course. Drive, putt, drive, putt etc. This wouldn't be so bad if the lines were more difficult but they are not as the obstacles are sparse trees.
Other Thoughts: The Fox Valley Metro DG Club usually holds their ice bowl here and it is always a terrific event with the biggest raffle around, a fire pit, and a provided lunch.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Short and Sweet
Pros: Some 3.5 rated courses are rated as such because they are challenging and offer an intense round of disc golf for players. That is not the case here. Instead, Jericho Lake is just plain fun. I would describe my round here as very relaxing, but with enough variety in the holes to make it interesting. Specifics:
*Two sets of concrete tee pads! There are short tee pads for casual players, but if you want a bit more of a challenge there are longs tees that will make it a more challenging course. The tees are usually visible and their distances are marked on the teeposts of the shorter tees.
*Jericho Lake is a very nice park. It is clean, large, and the course is well separated from the soccer fields, playgrounds, and fishing spots. The lake itself is quite pretty.
*From the short tee pads, there are a lot of ace runs!
*A lot of interesting lines to hit, including a few that bring water into play. I found myself using just about all of my discs and every throw in my arsenal
*Great place to bring a friend who is new to disc golf
Cons: In reality, I'd say this rating is a bit high. Really, if 3.25 was an option I'd give Jericho Park one of those. Here's why:
*Not much challenge. Most of the holes have very short distances, especially from the shorter tee pads. The long ones are also mostly under 300 ft.
*Signs are just posts with distances on them. No pictures or directions. Additionally there aren't really any signs telling you where to go. This is bad for several reasons... 1) There is water brought into play on several holes, and it's not always visible from the tee. Thus, new people to the course should make sure to check the fairway on either side for water. 2) the flow here is pretty bad between holes. It would be nice if there were signs, especially since there are so many similar looking concrete tee pads it can be a bit confusing to look around and see 6 tee pads lying in the same vicinity.
*A few of the holes use a cement path as the tee pad, and this got very slippery when I was there after only a brief drizzle.
Other Thoughts: This is a very chill course. Not a super intense round of disc golf, but still a very fun one. Bring a beginner here to show them the ropes before introducing them to harder courses like Eagle Ridge in Oswego. If you're looking for more of a challenge, try the long tees.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Well maintained course
Pros: Jericho is a higher-end typical course; and a lot of times thats just what you should be looking for. Considering the lack of real challenge in a vast majority of the mid-suburbs courses this side of Joliet, it's in the higher lattitudes of fun and challenging. And you never have to spend more than five cumulative minutes looking for a lost disc. (in fact, if you lost one it's probably in the lake and in which case you'll be alongside me waiting for the summer to take a dip in and retrieve your sunken treasure) The pins are almost all visible from the tee or are at least obvious to their location even if you have to take a few steps onto the fairway. The setting is reserved, well-maintained, and almost no highway noise save Jericho road traffic on holes 6 and 7- which even then is just a county road.
Cons: The flooding is an issue, but can be counteracted by just wearing a good pair of outdoor footwear. The back nine get a little foggy as far as navigation the first time you play the course. I've never experienced overcrowding but the serene setting can get a little pitted with people. There also aren't any holes you really have to struggle on, which sounds like a positive but can get humdrum.
Other Thoughts: Jericho's best quality is that it's close to Oswego (Eagle Ridge Civic Center), and the two together will eat up a full day of playing. The course alone is engaging, not overly difficult, and flows very nicely. This is my home course and while I don't get to it as often as I'd like I've yet to not enjoy myself throughout.
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