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!)
Pros: Great Dispatcher baskets!
Cons: In my eyes, this course is the stereotypical 2.0 course. Nine very similar holes in a small public park in a small little city.
The design is very plain, the landscape/terrain is very plain, the whole park/course is very plain.
This course offers you standard, vanilla disc golf. No hole will "wow" you and nothing stands out as special in a good way or a bad way. If this course was a high school girl, it'd be that plain, average looking girl who does some average activity (like band), but doesn't stand out as being great or bad. Just completely unmemorable.
Other Thoughts: I don't know what else to say. I've been reviewing courses for over five years and not a single thing struck me as worth mentioning. This truly is your average joe course.
Going here instead of Centralia is a decision I will probably regret for the rest of my life.
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Pros: Mt Vernon has a great course with lots of potential.
It currently has nine holes but has red and blue tees so it can be played as a 18. There is not much elevation variety but plenty of right and left variety. If you mix in the blues you will also get plenty of distance.
The park is groomed and mowed weekly no fear of ticks and snakes here.
There is a local club that host plenty of tournaments and a league.
The snow cone stand has the best snow cones in the world! Yes the world! When you come be sure to try one.
Cons: No concrete tee pads yet. I hear they are planning on some in the future.
Other Thoughts: This is a heavily used park be cautious of people walking, biking that sort of thing.
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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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Pros: There's a course in Mt. Vernon, so that's a pro. The course is laid out in a fairly simple way to figure out where to head. I hear they're moving this up from 7 to 9 holes soon, so that's a pro as well.
Cons: The course is really easy. The holes are fairly short and they have so many lines of attack that it'll be a huge ego boost for anyone playing this course for the first time. I think I shot a -3 the first time I played the course--and that was from the "pro" tees. I'm not a pro, but it seems like a super easy course. Also, some of the shots go over walking paths and there are very often pedestrians on them. It's a little dangerous--especially considering most of the people walking the path have no idea what you're doing.
Other Thoughts: Overall it's a nice way to spend about 30 minutes, but it could really use some reshaping for a little more challenge on the course.
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