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3 / 160ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #3 Tee

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  Nice course

1    6/6/2011   6/13/2011
Review By: christopher2313
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
Pros: Easy course to navigate. Great tee signs that show you around. Great course for a new player. Perfect place to get somebody interested in the game. Course was well maintained and mowed.
Cons: Dirt tee pads and some construction on a building next to the course.
Other Thoughts: I will play this course again. This course was not like some of the other reviews said. Alot of work has been done to make it a better place to play.

 very blah

5+    2/1/2011   2/4/2011
Review By: dudiablo
Played: 93  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 12.6 Years
This review was updated on 3/13/2011
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There is a valley that runs through the center of the course that adds a bit of excitement on holes 1 9 10 (if the basket is there and in the right place) 15 and 17 and adds some difficulty on 8 13 16 and 18 with some elevation change.

Decent variety in length (a few ace runs as well as holes where you can try to trow for some real distance.)

Some older trees adding some difficulty.

The tee signs are top class.
Cons: not enough trees to make things very interesting

open enough that wind comes to be a big factor.(could be seen as a positive because the same course will play very different from day to day)

hole 5 is just a bad design (mando around a backstop 300+ feet from the pin makes you throw about 100 feet out of your way to get to the pin making birdies a miracle and aces impossible.

Very shady area (not from the sun); Lots of skeptical characters in parking lots and sleeping int wooded areas surrounding park.
Other Thoughts: Unfortunately this is the closest course to my school so I play here very frequently; but if I would NOT travel to play this one. Its a great place to throw the disc and kill time between class though. AND its the only 18 hole course in Springfield so that adds to its appeal as well.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Good Course to play

5+    8/8/2010   8/16/2010
Review By: cookrite
Played: 15  Reviewed: 4
This review was updated on 6/27/2013
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Good mix of long and short holes.
- Some mix in elevation.
- Good Signs, easy to navigate.
- Some Good use of out of bounds and mando.
Cons: - The park is not very well taken care of.
- It is not mowed nearly enough.
- Dirt Tee pads.
- A little too open (could use some more obstacles).
Other Thoughts: Some people have mentioned that there are no signs and that there are baskets are missing. This is no longer the case. As of Aug 2010 everything is in order so many of the early negative remarks on this course can be disregarded.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.


2-4    7/3/2003   7/28/2010
Review By: Aupps
Played: 32  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 8.4 Years
0 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: It's been along time since I have played here so I hope I am think of the right course.
-Long tee shots
Cons: -Boring
-No shade
-Most of the holes were in open areas, no use of trees
Other Thoughts: I just remember hating to play this course.

0 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Typical Springfield Park

1    7/19/2010   7/20/2010
Review By: FriedOkra
Played: 169  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 9 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very nice tee signs. Variety of lengths of hole and some variety in obstacles.
Cons: The course and park is in the need of repair and maintenance. Two baskets were missing, the tee pads were short or just grass, dirt, or mud. The grass looked like it had not been moved in two weeks. The baskets did not have hole numbers on them.
Other Thoughts: The secret to this course is to study the very nice tee signs. This is your key to know where the next tee pad is located. I played this course early on a Monday morning. There were about 30 players spread about the course. I saw one other person playing with their dog and ran into a fellow geocaching. Other than that, there wasn't anyone else using the park. You would think the park board would drop a little money into making the necessary repairs on a course that is well utilized.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Which Came First: The Baseball Field Or The Course?

1    6/15/2010   6/23/2010
Review By: Donovan
Played: 239  Reviewed: 186  Exp: 31.6 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has been update since the previous reviews. This course uses elevation and some old trees well. There are lots of holes with OB. The tee signs are brand new now and some of the tee locations have been adjusted. So, the problem with #6 tee is no longer. With all the updates, this course is not so bad anymore. There is a good hole length variety here. There is one really unique hole here. #15 is a very short hole on a downward slope with a large tree blocking a sharp right turn into an opening in the brush/woods where the basket is resting on top of a rock pile.
Cons: The basket for #9 is still missing and yes, the locals use basket #13 for the hole which adds about 100 feet to that hole. The dirt/grass tee pads are not in great shape. The tee box itself is undefined. There is still the hole with the baseball backstop in the way. The hole is actually about 100 feet past the back of it. So, it still doesn't make sense, but it is not impossible to play, except during a game of course. It makes me wonder which came first, the baseball field or the course. I would obviously ignore the mando if people are present on the ball field. The grounds are not that well maintained, but it isn't too bad. Be aware that some of the residence where the course runs along does now have some big dogs. Now, they all seemed friendly enough, but they were not chained up.
Other Thoughts: The Fun Factor was just OK. This is a wide-open course and the fact that many holes were along people's yards was a bit frustrating. I hate thinking I could be bothering them. The dogs were all fine with me, but some were decent sized and may scare a few people. This course was not bad, but not really a "go out of your way to get here and play" kind of place.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Getting Better and Better

5+    7/19/2010   6/11/2010
Review By: DaddyD
Played: 9  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 8.4 Years
This review was updated on 8/16/2010
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The park has a nice valley that runs through the middle, so you can get some decent air without elevating the discs too much. The wind does come whipping through the valley, though, so be ready for that. Pretty open course, but a few trees here and there to contend with if you're prone to off-line throws.

The long-drive holes are wide open so you can really put everything into your tee-shot without worrying about OB. The challenge for the shorter holes come from close OB areas.

Hole 9 has been replaced to its original location, making it a well-treed hole with a medium distance. A great improvement that rounds out this park very well.
Cons: There has been some disrepair, but this is a public park and it has slowly been improving. The tee signs are in better shape than the older reviews would indicate, but could use some freshening up because of weathering and bird deposits. The Mando around the backstop is a little annoying, but this park was around decades before disc golf was even a concept, ad DG is be about skill in throwing as well as distance. The OB areas are pretty close, since the park is directly bordered by residences.
Other Thoughts: Don't let a few bad reviews that are years-old now push you away from what can be a great DG experience. Unfortunately, some reviewers may be basing their initial opinions on the neighborhood that the park is located in, but that shouldn't be the case.

This course is a great mix of long wide-open drives and short skill throws, with a couple of surprises thrown in (I'm lookin' right at you, Hole 15).

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 terribly rundown course

1    3/25/2009   4/5/2009
Review By: dajuicej
Played: 60  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 38.4 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: none
Cons: refer to the other reviews. as of march 09 it certainly hasn`t gotten any better and if anything it`s gotten worse. we were there so we played it. we found tees that had no numbers or hole description. as mentioned the course is so jumbled you can`t figure out which basket you should throw at from the unnumbered tees. we fumbled through the course because we were there and we wanted to play.
Other Thoughts: skip this course or if you live in springfield call up the parks department and tell them it needs a lot of work. there`s a lot of potential here but it`s wasted at this time.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Don't Waste Your Time

4/16/2008   4/16/2008
Review By: gravedigger
Played: 55  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 10.4 Years
2 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Grass was mowed?
Cons: Let's see where to begin? Boring. Very difficult to navigate. Layout just didn't make sense sometimes. A little run down.
Other Thoughts: You'd be better off enjoying one of Springfield's other courses.

2 of 10 people found this review helpful.


1    5/5/2007   8/26/2007
Review By: Three Putt
Played: 138  Reviewed: 93  Exp: 23.8 Years
This review was updated on 8/17/2010
9 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: None that come to mind!
Cons: This is one of those classic terrible courses. You stand on the first tee and wonder which of the five baskets you can see is the one you should throw at. The tees signs are no help, they were written with magic marker and are washed out. The whole course is wide open, and very poorly laid out. There were a few longish holes, but nothing about it was challenging.
Other Thoughts: # 5 is a fine example of poor hole design. The tee was in right field of a baseball field and the hole played back toward the ball field. The basket was behind home plate on the other side of the backstop. The post on the third-base side of the backstop was a mando, so you are forced to throw AT people playing on the ball field. I thought this was weird but figured it out when I got around the backstop. The tee for six was between the backstop and the basket, so if you took the anhyzer route around the first base side of the backstop to avoid the ball field (which seemed logical,) you would throw right at the # 6 tee. Not that the other way was much better. The tee and the basket were so close that when my approach shot hyzered out a little it landed right next to the # 6 tee anyway. The whole thing was a perfect example of horrible course design.

*Update: According to some reviews, the course has been improved since I last was there. It's around a two hour one-way trip for me to play this course, and as bad as it was I'm not optimistic that it will be worth the trip even with improvements. It will probably be quite some time before my review is updated. *

9 of 12 people found this review helpful.

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