5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Majority of the course is set in a flat part of the park with numerous small trees. Most of the holes have a well defined path to the basket, mainly clear of any trees. Any line off of the path has to deal with some trees, but it is usually not too big a problem. Some holes do have pretty tight spots off of the fairways, which encourages good line shaping.
- A few holes are more open, with larger trees to go around. They are also long enough where shot placement off the tee can be a big factor. Being able to get it past 300' accurately is must to get a good look at the basket.
- Hole off the sled hill is a nice downhill shot; at 285' it is deceptively long. #9 is short, but with water behind the basket. These two holes provide a very different look than the rest of the park, and definitely help to liven a round up.
- Short but good teepads, and good baskets.
Cons: - Some of the holes are very, very basic and have little character. All that matters is picking a line and missing the trees, which can feel more like luck that skill. Very small variation in the obstacles and scenery for the most part.
- Zero signage other than the "course starts here" sign. The tricky spots are crossing the parking lot parking lot after #3, and going up the sled hill after #7.
Other Thoughts: - Nice 9-hole course that makes good use of numerous trees to encourage some different lines. A few other holes are a little more open, but still have some trees, elevation or water. Some of the holes are pretty short, others approach 400'. Pretty good mix to keep things interesting.
- Basket #9 was missing when I played, and the tee was roped off. Not sure why it is gone; everything seems ready to go. Definitely hurts, it was the only hole that really had water as a big factor. Easily worth another 1/2 disc in my book, for what it's worth.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Requires a player to choose and then hit a specific line on each hole. Missing your line or choosing to play a bad shot will result in bad scores. Holes curve both ways and don't favor one style of throwing. Very easy to find your way around. 7th and 8th holes provide variety, the first 6 holes are all through the woods. 7th hole was probably the funnest to play, especially for a rhbh player. Just bomb a hyzer over the pond and shorter trees while avoiding taller mature trees farther back.
Cons: Even though the wooded holes all require different types of shots they get repetitive. Some teepads are shaped oddly or too small, but for the most part they were good. The 9th hole is short and could've have been designed better. There is probably room for at least 12 holes here, which would be nice with all the 9 holers in the area. No tee signs but this wasn't a problem and didn't effect navigation.
Other Thoughts: Very nice course that has a decent variation of holes. Hole 9 is a bit squeezed in. On Hole 8 a fence restricts rhbh throwers, I don't know if this was intentional or not so I didn't list it as a con. Good course for a quick, enjoyable 9 holes.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Great variety in the holes. (Distance and layout).
- Elevation on hole #8.
- Beautiful landscaping.
- Fairways were defined by a light tan mulch which stayed dry through a rainfall.
- A lot of mature trees for obstacles. (Closest thing to a wooded course in the area.)
- No real rough in which you could lose a disc.
- Enough clearance to chose other lines besides the defined fairway.
- Minor water hazards. (If you play it safe you are in no real danger of losing a disc.)
- Decent seclusion.
- Tee pads were concrete and stayed grippy even when wet.
- Garbage cans through out the course to keep it clean.
Cons: - Navigation issue between #3 and #4.
- No tee signs.
- Hole 8 plays very close to sand volleyball courts which could cause potential problems.
- Several holes also play close to a road running through the park, we saw very few cars drive on it though.
Other Thoughts: Warren is a great course with beautiful landscaping. Whoever maintains this course did a great job of making it beautiful and fun. There is great variety in the holes and the setup leaves for lots of choices on what to throw on a given hole. #8 is a great hole that utilizes the sledding hill, its a wonderful change from most flat courses in the Chicagoland area. With tee signs and some navigational aids this course could bump to a 4/5. I highly recommend this course. If I could choose one course to play passing through the Chicagoland area this would be my pick right behind Adler Park in Libertyville.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: No low-lying brush.
Baskets and tee-boxes incredibly easy to locate (mulch paths lead from tee to basket from hole to hole).
Well-staffed (park district staff always out on the course).
Interesting variation from hole to hole.
Cons: No par or distance signs. (However, it allows groups to interpret each hole based on skill level and hole difficulty).
From 3-4 or 4-5, you must cross a parking lot to get to the next hole.
Other Thoughts: On the 9th hole, the basket is on a hill with a lake close behind it: be careful not to over throw!
The 8th hole can be quite windy because it is on top of a sled hill. However, that was the most fun hole in the whole course!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Better than most Chitown 9s
Pros: The course is located in a big multiuse park with all kinds of other activity. To get to the first tee, drive all the way to the back of the parking lots and park just before the begining of the wooded area.
Variety: Holes 1-6 relatively short, defined fairways through trees. Hole 7 is mostly open (with some trees in the fairway) and longer than the most of the course. Hole 8 throws down a sled hill. Hole 9 pin is backstoped by a pond.
Nice roomy concrete tees and Mach III baskets in good shape.
Although much of the course plays through dense trees, there is no rough to speak of making finding stray shots a breeze.
Alternate tees on a couple holes increase variety and lengthen a fairly short course.
Hole 9 should be an easy two (it's short and wide open), but the basket is on a small ridge with a pond behind. It would be very easy to go long on this one.
Although I think the basket could be in a better spot, Hole 8 allows you to throw from an elevated tee (a rare treat in these parts).
Cons: Too short overall, a few of the holes could use some more D.
Hole 1 can be very swampy, encouraging you to take the easy, hyzer route rather than the more direct, more fun, slight anny route.
Navigation could be a problem for first time players (see other thoughts)
I would have loved for 8 (the downhill shot off the sled hill) to be longer, as is, the hole requires a kind of sawed off hyzer. With this tee location and the basket placed considerably farther out, the hole could be much more fun.
Other Thoughts: Navigation tips: After hole 2 cross the parking lot to your right, hole 3's tee is directly on the other side. After hole 7, walk straight ahead to steps in the side of sled hill. The tee for 7 is on top of the sled hill on the path. After 9, be careful walking back to hole 1. If you make a bee-line for it, you will cross 7's fairway. Follow the park road along the side of the sled hill, and you won't get in anyone's way.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course offers a lot of variety for a short course, without much risk. Most of the year, the course if very well maintained. Hole 8 is interesting in that it tee's off a sled hill. The course maintains it's difficulty in that most of the holes are heavily wooded. However, there is a pre-determined (walking) path to the that your disc should follow. If you can mirror this path, you can easily make par. Holes 5 and 7 have short tee's.
Cons: The entire course gets very muddy after rain, hole 1 and 7 especially. Hole 1 can be unplayable, or at least undesirable, when flooded. Hole 7 is still playable, but caution is recommended.
The park can be very busy with the proximity to the High School, sport fields, walking path, and skate park. Teenagers often like to 'make out' on top of the sled hill (hole 8), they generally don't bother golfers, but could distract some players.
Tee signs are missing, and there's no arrows pointing to the next hole. Players new to the course could have a hard time finding the next hole unless other players are on the course to help.
Other Thoughts: Definitely an excellent course for all skill levels. It doesn't offer a lot of distance, but forces players to use different shots on almost every hole and focus on form rather than power.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Warren Township Center is a great facility which includes a skate park, playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, football fields, softball fields, walking trails, sled hill, and more. This is a great place to bring the family.
Signs help you find the first tee on there course.
The course plays amongst large trees. There is no rough at all. The first 7 holes are flat with #8 playing from the top of the sled hill and #9 basket raised up with a pond backstopping it.
For playing in the woods it's doesn't get too muddy. There are nice wood chip fairways.
It has nice DGA Mach 3 Baskets.
Most of the cement tee pads are nice and large. Holes #5 and #7 have a long and short pads.
There are some challenging shots with a good mix of distances. Even though there are a lot of trees it is beginner friendly since it lacks rough.
Cons: #1 and #9 tee pads are very short.
#1 can have standing water in the fairway. If you play the shot down the middle it is a good mid range turnover shot. The designer left open the right side for a righty to throw the hyzer out and around. Poor design.
#8 used to be a really nice long downhill shot but they moved the pin shorter and right next to the volleyball court.
A walking path comes into play on many holes. This course has quite a few pedestrians walking around. Please be careful.
This course can be difficult to navigate. Many tee signs missing and vandalized.
This course has been tweaked and changed since it was installed in 2004. The photos in these pictures are incorrectly numbered and a few are no longer the same.
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10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Decent 9 holer
Pros: Course is in a very well maintained public park. A nice man-made pond comes into play on the final hole. Holes 1-7 play through the trees and force you to make accurate shots. These are fun holes. Holes 1, 2, 6, 9 are < 250 foot deuce holes. Holes 3, 5, 7 offer a significant challenge for even pro-caliber players. All holes are par 3.
Cons: I respectfully disagree with the review that says this is the 2nd best Chicagoland course. This is decent for a 9-holer, but don't expect too much. Hole 8 plays off a sled hill, but is only about 280 feet which is kind of a waste. Most of the land isn't used out here. With long tees the course could have been a great challenge and fun for all players.
Other Thoughts: Land isn't bad for disc golf and could have been used much better. Holes could have been lengthened quite a bit and some variety could have been added (hyzer/anhyzer) to make the course more fun to play for all. All in all, one of the better 9 hole courses in Lake County and you can work parts of your game out here.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Best maintained course . . . alightly above average layout . . . ok difficulty.
Pros: 1) This is by far the best maintained park and course I have ever seen. It is obvious when you pull in what you are going to be playing. Signage directing you all around, a big Hole #1 disc golf sign (although the sign that tells you where to park for disc golf is wrong you should park to the right of that sign by the sled hill). The park has so many activities and people seem to flock to this property for their recreational needs.
2) Facilities to use multiple times through the course (not usually necessary for a 9 hole disc golf course) but it goes to show how much this community appreciates this park.
3) Mulch path runs from hole to hole and even shows you the fairway on multiple holes. Off to the sides in those wooded holes however they have obviously cleaned things up. There dont look to be too many stumps and all of the leaves and debris must get removed from time to time because it was very clean.
4) Nice variety in his course design. There is a downhiller off the sled hill which is cool. There is a basket tucked about 15' short of a pond that you cant see (but can assume it is a pond behind the basket). They have some nice wooded holes on the rest of the course. There isn't a single wide open hole which is positive. There are some trees affecting how you play all the other 7 holes.
5) Holes turn different directions forcing different shots which is nice.
6) Beginner friendly. Something I always like to see. If oyu bring a beginner here they will most certainly want to play again because it isnt too punishing, and it is very scenic and very clean and well maintained.
6) Nice big concrete tee pads on 7 of the holes. There are a couple small ones which I mentioned down below.
Cons: 1) Too many activities and other things going on to safely have a disc golf course during the mid day. I got their when it opened so I only had a few walkers to worry about, but mid day I would assume you would encounter too many other people and other activites.
2) Short stubby tee pads on a couple holes. They went to the effort of making them a trapezoid shape which I like, but they didnt hardly allow a runup even (maybe 6 feet long).
3) Distances on the signs seemed wrong, I think they have not been updated since the course recently changed. I think theonly holes that changed were #1, 2 and maybe 3.
4) Move the basket away from the volleyball courts on #8 it is too close and an errant or weak shot will curve left right into the court.
5) Fences on the #8 hole are also in the way. I know they are there to protect the courts and the pavilion but just move the basket up to the right under the big oaks and you will have a better hole to begin with and one that won't bring other people into harms way.
Other Thoughts: As I said this is the best maintained course I have ever seen. it is 5 years old and shows no signs of wear. It has recently been changed slightly. It is an average to above average layout and challenge. It isn;t very difficult because the distances are short enough to have one errant throw per hole and still be able to recover for par.
Great overall experience!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Decent little course
Pros: The course plays through a mostly flat wooded park. Most of the holes play through fairly dense trees that force accuracy and punish errant drives. The one open hole plays off the top of a sled hill, making for a fun spot to empty your bag. The last hole plays near a pond that adds a little bit of risk/reward to the course.
The course has decent concrete pads that seemed plenty big for the mostly short holes on this course. The baskets were in fine shape, and caught well. The park is nicely maintained without a ton of trash, and the grassy areas are well-mowed. There are holes that force different lines, and don't allow for an easy hyzer shot on each hole.
Cons: There's not a ton of distance or real difficulty here, despite the wooded fairways. Only the 8th hole off the sled hill was really memorable, the rest seemed fairly similar to me.
Most of the tee signs were broken, vandalized, or missing. There were some places where there were awkward walks between holes without any kind of next tee marker to make the navigation easier. The park had lots of other people, and there were a few places I had to wait for joggers etc.
Other Thoughts: This course plays well for a beginner while still being fun for more experienced players. There's not a ton of challenge, and no real places to lose discs other than the pond at the end of the course. New players might find the navigation an issue their first time through the course.
This is an ok little course, but nothing really to distinguish it from the many other mediocre 9 hole courses around. Don't drive way out of your way for this one, but play it if you're in the area.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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