Nice park needing TLC
Pros: My usual review disclaimer: I love city park courses!!
I'm a 55+ y/o disc-er with a mediocre tee shot and city park lengths generally give me at least a few birdie opportunities...
That said, this course was very enjoyable.
Love the mature trees as basket protection and while this course was relatively flat, the trees were obstacles enough to make it challenging.
Couple of memorable holes:
#1 Solid mature trees providing basket protection.
#2 Low hanging trees forcing a solid low throw
#7 Had a narrow path through the matures trees as did #8. Picturesque view of the basket from the tees!!
There was some subtle elevation (either #2 or #3) which probably added about 20 ft to your shot and was deceptively longer.
Again, while distances aren't long, the obstacles make the course a challenge and enjoyable to play.
Cons: Some missing signage... though the poles were intact marking the tee spots...
Natural pads getting rough... couple of throws had to watch footing
Other Thoughts: Course #1 of a 6 course So. Illinois trip originating from St Louis.... was the second best of the lot, only trailing the new 18 recently installed down in Marion.
Add concrete pads (which none of the 6 courses on my trip had- is that a So. Illinois thing??) and get the signage redone and complete and this is easily a 3.5 in my book. As it was it was the most fun of the 6 courses today...
Nice local course
Pros: Course is in decent condition and enjoyable to play. Nice public park with only minimal numbers of dog walkers, joggers, etc Baskets are in good condition.
Cons: Tee configuration is a little confusing. The signs are at the front tee, so to find the back tees (a block in the ground with no sign), you simply walk away from the hole the required distance until you find it. Course seemed to be a bit long for the distances given, but maybe I was just having a bad round.
Other Thoughts: Probably a good course for a beginner like me. There is enough distance that you can try to open up with a fairway driver (and usually hit an obstacle when you do!)
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Pros: There is 9 holes at this course now.
Cons: Not the placement for the last two holes we wanted, but they play nice.
Other Thoughts: possibly adding more holes in the future, the park has seven acres across the street that they might let us use.
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