Olympia Fields, IL 
Sergeant Mean's Park Share
Uploaded By: PSC_wicked_clown Hole #16
3 / 250ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #16 Tee

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Mostly open, a bit confusing

1    1/15/2017   1/18/2017
Review By: SpartanDisc
Played: 147  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 15.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Nice multi-use park. While it doesn't really enhance the disc course at all, there are nice facilities including a playground, tennis courts, soccer fields, etc
-- A decent amount of variety. There are some (mostly) open holes but also some fairly tight ones mixed in with low ceilings. I had to throw hyzers and annies, straight tunnels and spikes. Or of two of the tunnel holes would be a decent addition on a lot of courses
Cons: -- Confusing! The layout here is very untraditional. I had a hard time finding hole 1, but that was mostly due to half the parking lot being closed for construction. So I started on 4. There are some holes where other baskets were very close to the fairway leading to confusion about which to throw. This would also cause issues if there were a lot of groups on the course. There were also tee pads right next to each other and several instances where it was not at all clear what tee pad or basket was next. In some cases the tees had signs which made it clear, but many were missing. A few holes tee right next to each other in a similar direction, meaning the most efficient way to play those two is to drive both and play them at the same time.
-- A very short course. There weren't any times where I was really testing my distance shots. I teed off with a lot of mids and fairways (and some Firebird skips and spike hyzers).
-- Not terribly challenging. While there are a few low ceiling tunnel shots, most of the course is pretty easy, and even some of the tunnels aren't that hard because they're under 300. Holes 4 and 5 are tough, but mostly because there is no clear fairway or line to the basket, just a grid of trees that you have to hope to get through.
-- Tees, baskets and signs were not in very good shape. One basket's top was very bent, making it look almost like something from a Dali painting. The tees were rubber, and you could tell they've been there a while. Signs were often missing.
-- Being a multi-use park, I could see other park goers getting in the way of the course at times. I played in January, so it wasn't a problem, but in June and July, I could image it being pretty crowded.
-- There are several holes where it would be very easy to throw into someone's back yard. A few have fences (that might keep a disc in bounds, but might make it difficult to retrieve) while others have no fence but "no trespassing" signs
Other Thoughts: I played this course because I was in the area and didn't have enough sunlight left to get to a better course further away. It was decent, but not something I'd travel to or itch to play again. Most holes didn't offer much in terms of being interesting or challenging, and the layout is extremely confusing. The equipment could use an upgrade, but honestly, I wouldn't spend a bunch to replace baskets or tees here without a redesign (and maybe several trees being planted).

I've played worse, but I've played a lot better. As a beginner course this works, but it will not offer much to an experienced disc golfer.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Nothing Special

2-4    3/14/2015   3/15/2015
Review By: boston
Played: 57  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 5.1 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Technical course in spots with some elevation. Tight, tree-lined fairways make some holes challenging.
Cons: Not a huge fan of the layout. Kind of just looks like baskets and tees were poorly placed and the park it's in is heavily used so lots of pedestrians and distractions.
Other Thoughts: Wouldn't come back unless I was right in the area.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 City Course

1    8/3/2009   8/22/2009
Review By: DaKineSurfer32
Played: 481  Reviewed: 57  Exp: 16.6 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -short and beginner friendly
-creative holes for a small park
-well manicured
Cons: -a little difficult to follow in some places
-some holes throw very close to places that other park goers use (basketball courts, benches, etc)
-some signs point to wrong baskets and distances aren't accurate
Other Thoughts: This course is primarily open, with a few wooded holes, and some holes that really have no lanes to throw through and shouldn't be a part of the course. I can see where it'd be a good place for locals to start, or to take a friend that you want to teach, but this course isn't challenging enough for the advanced player.

It can be difficult to follow in some places because the paths are not always worn and there are multiple tee signs in some areas where the signs have been stolen and you don't know which hole it is.

Fun course, not worth going out of your way for.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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