Palos Heights, IL 
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Uploaded By: notapro Hole #8 (Taken 6/2013)
3 / 200ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Tee

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Chicago 9'er Squeezed Into Very Busy Park!

1    6/24/2016   6/24/2016
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1167  Reviewed: 1115  Exp: 39.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There is no doubt the disc golf course was probably the last thing added to this already busy park. I think the designers did a masterful job shoe-horning the course in here in a way that doesn't impact other park activities.

The course feature excellent Discatcher baskets, decent enough tee signs, wonderful clear plastic next tee signs which hang from the chains, and grass tee pads. I could see navigation being a little strange the first time through. I had printed off the on-line map and it made navigating the course a breeze.

# 1 starts near the parking lot but you're throwing AWAY so there's no problem. I threw a roller here thinking about someone coming into sight at the last second. # 2 plays beside the softball field. It might be probamatic during games. # 3 is a longer throw which plays deep across the softball outfield. It too might be a problem during games. 4-5-6 play in the deep, dark jungle. 7 and 8 play in front lawn of the park. Then you have a decent walk to get to # 9. It's a fun little challenging throw to a basket atop of this small hill (sledding hill?)

Cons: Yeah, the course is kind of discombobulated. It runs all over the place. But the option is not having a course. I can live with some long walkouts here.

I would love to see some minor trimming done in the jungle. These could be some fun little holes with fairways cut out. So why hasn't this been done. Have not disc golfers talked to the park's drpartment OR is the parks department not wanting to trim in this area?

Patio block tee pads would be a good choice here. I think the parks and rec people would be more open to block pads than permanent concrete pads.
Other Thoughts: This is a decent little nine. Nice variety of throws needed. There just could be scheduling problems with all the activity here, I don't rightly know for sure. No-one else was playing here this afternoon but I did let two interested ladies have a try at my discs. They probably need a little more practice before tackle a gargantuan course like the Community Park Disc Golf Course.

I might be generous but I seem to be giving all these Chicago 9'ers at score of 2 1/2. I think they're all pretty average in their own way.

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1    6/9/2013   6/10/2013
Review By: Front Row
Played: 44  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 27.7 Years
This review was updated on 11/19/2013
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A course that is a bit better than most multipurpose parks. There are a few cons, but for an area that lacks disc golf courses, this is better than South Holland or Homewood. Recent post markers has made it easier to find tees.
Hole 1: Locate this on the far west side of the park adjacent to a man made hill. The tee marker is twenty feet south of the hill. Throw underneath the trees toward the tennis court.
Hole 2 and 3: Walk south past the parking lot and in between the ball fields is two next to the path. These fairways can be loaded with pedestrians. You may need to modify the course.
4,5 and 6: These baskets are in thicket of trees. Short and nondescript fairways make this similar to Summit.
7 and 8: are in the open area but seven is somewhat a tunnel shot while 8 is a great opportunity for an ace.
9: this drive is back by the tennis courts and on top of the manmade hill. It is a high risk, high reward shot.
Cons: The cons are that the course is disjointed and with big breaks between 1 and 2 and 8 and 9 will make these drives hard to find. The former markers, which are more like tombstones, are at ground level and provide no distance information and can be hard to locate. (This has changed to posts) On crowded days, two and three might be impossible to play.
Other Thoughts: The course is new and fun to play. Those looking for a serious challenge will find some of the drives banal. However, three is a lengthy distance shot that will have the long range throwers smiling. Four, Five and Six will get better as golfers beat in a fairway within a month or two. The rest of the course has some light thrills and it may not be long enough to justify driving lengthy distances to, but if you are in the neighborhood, its a good place to play.

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