Peoria, IL 
Northwoods Community Church Share
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Northwoods Community Church

1    7/13/2022   8/2/2022
Review By: aclay
Played: 262  Reviewed: 165  Exp: 38.5 Years
This review was updated on 9/24/2022
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Beautiful property that is well maintained.
-- Nice tee signs with map, distance, par and OB marked. They also have bag hooks.
-- Excellent concrete tee pads (4x12).
-- Good baskets.
-- Water is in play on three of nine holes: No. 2 (288 feet) has water 20 feet right and about 25-30 feet behind the basket. Except the basket was missing for more than eight months; according to a course conditions update, the basket is now there but installed incorrectly. No. 6 (330 feet) has you throwing through/over weeds/bushes/trees that love to grab discs and make them disappear. There is a small creek/ditch somewhere in there. No. 9 has two tees. The long tee (357 feet) gives you about a 300-foot water carry. The short tee (270 feet) plays parallel to the lake/pond on your right, but your disc could still find the water.
-- Beautiful covered gazebos with seating throughout the course.
Cons: -- Filler holes. No. 5 (300 feet) is wide open and plays to a basket that is leaning badly. No. 8 (320 feet) is also wide open.
-- Navigation is not terrible, but there are some long walks, and I had to search for a few tee pads. Twice you cross a four-lane road/driveway (5-6 and 7-8).
-- No. 8 has a hidden danger of losing a disc. A sewer/drainage access (plenty big enough to swallow a disc) is short/left of the basket and is not visible from the tee.
Other Thoughts: -- The hole info on here from 2016 says "Hole 9's alternate tee does play over the lake. During the summer there is a large fountain that sprays into the line of right handers throwing backhand hyzer lines." None of this was evident on my visit in July 2022.
-- The course is behind the church, which means something of a hike to get to the first tee from the parking lot.
-- For a church course that is likely targeted to new players and church members, this course has a lot of length. Six of nine holes (not counting the short tee on 9) are 300 feet or longer, and no holes are as short as 250 feet.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Nice, but missed the mark

2-4    12/20/2015   2/17/2016
Review By: EventHorizon
Played: 118  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 14 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a great area to have a course for the neighborhood.
Good use of lake with the holes designed around it.
Nice open area to practice any throw you want.
Grounds are usually up kept very well because the church owns the land.
One can reasonably play at night because of church lights in parking lot aluminate the surround area. (Done this already)
Nice to have a course in north Peoria.
Only church I only that has Disc Golf on their property.
Cons: Some baskets seem to be placed as "filler holes" to get to another tee pad.
The length between basket and tee pad on some of the holes are unnecessarily long. Like between 2 and 3, basket to tee pad, there is enough space to have a nice hole put between them. The space between basket and tee pads seem to be there just to take you to another "best case scenario" basket placement, instead of making the course flow from hole to hole.
Long holes seem unfriendly to beginners to the sport. There are plenty of courses in the area that are really good for intermediate to pros. A shorter course with "some", 1 or 2 long holes would have been better in this community.
Some holes are really susceptible to wind gusts.
Other Thoughts: This is my church I attend. So when I heard they were planning on putting in a disc golf course as an outreach to the community, I was excited. There is plenty of land to put 9 to 18 baskets. Although, the lack of trees and natural obstacles would make the layout a bit of a challenge, it was totally possible to have a unique and enjoyable course.

While happy with the course put in, it seems the designer missed the mark when it came to the full potential of the land. I know a ton of players want multi shot holes, but as stated in the "Neg" there are plenty of course nearby and within 15 - 20 mins of this course that you can "air it out". This course should've been designed with the beginner to intermediate in mind. Some baskets could've had some landscaping around them to enhance and enrich the play of the course. The course is reasonable, but seeing the potential of what it could've been is a bit disappointing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Peaceful 9

5+    2/1/2016   2/2/2016
Review By: PHSjuice86
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great for beginners wanting to get a grasp on the sport.
Short and quick rounds make this a great local course for people wanting to squeeze in a few before heading home for the day but who don't have a lot of time.
Cons: Can be a bit difficult on windy days.
Only 9 holes. Can be played multiple time for a long round but some might say it would be repetitive.
Other Thoughts: I personally enjoy this course very much. It's very close to home and I basically play it every afternoon after getting off work before picking up my kids at the school down the road. It's always a challenge with the winds constantly blowing in a different direction. It would be in nice to eventually see a few more holes being placed around the grounds but the locals need to prove it is used enough and that we can keep the course free of litter and vandalism.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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