Rolling Meadows, IL 
North Salk Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: hankbuck Hole #3 (Taken 7/2012)
4 / 308ft.   4 / 308ft. Par / Distance:
Directional sign to Hole #3

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 Respectable Effort

1    8/11/2012   8/21/2012
Review By: harr0140
Played: 947  Reviewed: 480  Exp: 8.6 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) Signs have Hole #, Map, Par, Distance on 4x4 posts.
2) Concrete pavers laid together to form nicely sized tees. Surprisingly they were all fairly level also, meaning they did a good job installing the base underneath the steppers. I think they were about 10' x 6'. Perhaps a much cheaper option than pouring concrete and something I am going to look in to for future course development.
3) #'d discatchers are some of the best baskets for visibility.
4) Overall the course is well removed from other activities in the park, except for a couple of path crossings.
5) #4 pro tee is an awesome shot. It is a lot of fun to throw down off a sledding hill.
6) Hole #3 crosses the river, although it wouldn't be in play real easily, there are a few other holes that run alongside the river where it could easily become a factor in the hole. I always enjoy water on a course . . . unless I am losing my disc in it.
7) Plenty of trees to make half a dozen of the holes challenging and fun to throw. Add in the river, and a throw off a sledding hill and you have yourself a well rounded course.
8) Beginner friendly course because nothing is too densely wooded and the water is easily avoided with a safe shot.
9) Distance variation is awesome, with 200's, 300's, and 400's and a good mix of everything in between. I love having to throw multiple discs and multiple shot holes where placement is key.
10) Anytime I get to bust out a roller or two I appreciate it.
Cons: 1) I had to throw around a kids day camp on #3. It was long enough to not be a birdie hole anyways but short enough it was a simple upshot for my 3.
2) I think #6 and #7 are dangerous because they run past each other and it you could easily end up in the wrong fairway.
3) Very flat course with very small elevation changes, except #4 pro tee.
4) There might be a few other interactions along the walking path with disc golfers if you or they aren't paying attention. Always assume they aren't paying attention since so few people even understand what we are doing.
5) Hyzer friendly, with only a couple anny lines.
Other Thoughts: This course is better than the average for the area, but lacking in some features still. It is a lot of fun to throw because of the trees, water, and the sledding hill shot, but it also lacks elevation change on the rest of the holes. A little more variety in shot selection would be better but it just seems that the hyzer is favored a little too much.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Great... In a Way...

5+    7/17/2012   7/18/2012
Review By: Derbodis
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 5.1 Years
This review was updated on 7/20/2012
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good distance for each hole. Let's you really get behind some of your throws. Most of the holes are spread apart so there is no confusion which hole you are going for. Good for RHBH throwers with the hyzer. With a creek always on your right side on holes 7-10, a nice hyzer shot will stay clear and no discs will be lost. Same thing with backyards for that fact too. Although I have had a throw go into a yard, it wasn't far in and was easy to retrieve. The baskets are nice and big so it suits well with beginners and experts alike.
Cons: Many trees on the tee box, such as hole number 1. The tree branch hangs over 3/4 of the concrete runway and you are pretty much forced to either throw low to dodge it or throw way left.
Also, could have thrown some variety in for each hole. 2 and 3 seem to be the only holes not a straight shot to the hole. Sure I like the touch of throwing over the creek on hole 3, but it's like 10 feet in front of the tee, so now really a problem at all.
Many times, there are soccer players in the middle of the 4th and the 10/11th fairway.
Hole 6 used to be a nice par 4 with some trees near the hole to add some challenge. They moved the hole back further into more trees, making par (for me anyway) about the best I can get.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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