Great compliment to a feature course
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Pros: After taking the left of the Y in the park , you will see a kiosk on your right next to a parking lot . Once you park there , you will have the possibility of playing 36 holes and never moving your car . The side with the kiosk is the Rec 18 side . You will have to walk up next to the the road a bit ( take a picture of the map in the kiosk or print one out or you will lose time ) . The baskets seem to be in good shape . cement pads for the short tees , some markers for the longs . Signage was okay . Wooden brown posts , but with some having what looked like a seat underneath but a trash receptacle . Grounds seem pretty well taken care of . The signs are numbered . Unfortunately , the baskets aren't . No description on the posts , but most of the pins are short enough that you can figure out where the basket is , although you normally can see them . Pretty good use of pin placement ( Looks like dual pin placements per hole ) . The course utilizes tree canopies and the woods well ( 17 blind basket tucks in nicely next to a creek ) . Don't let the Rec name fool you . Short holes that can challenge most and several longer holes let you air it out . Providing you have a clue and a map , you can get away with a round in just over an hour if by yourself .
Cons: Well , I don't want to tear down a rec course too much , so I will be brief . Although the map is helpful , I like some good signage at the tee pads when you boast more than 1 pin placement per hole . The course itself will not challenge any pros or competitive intermediates . If I am shooting under par and have never been here , and just touring and enjoying new courses , then ,,,,,,,,, . Baskets could use numbering . NEXT TEE signs would have been helpful for the Rec side . This course looks to have been around for 3 years now . You should be putting updated hole lengths in your hole info slots .That way , when people print a scorecard , they have an approximate idea how far the hole is and maybe the pin position .
Other Thoughts: Not a lot of places anywhere that you can play 36 holes of continuous disc golf in one set area . Centralia and the Foundation Park people have done a good job . With the Rec 18 , you can either use it as a warm up for the Champ 18 , or wind down and relax after attacking the bigger course , or if a local just get in a quick round . My recommendation : PLAY IT < PLAY BOTH !
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A Terrific Course
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Pros: A great course with very smart use of the land available. There are five or six concrete tees, the remainder are earthen, but that's okay. Some open, some forested, some doglegs. A great course.
Cons: I believe the earthen tee on 15 is tough ... roots, tiny stumps, and leaning downhill.
That's it. That's the only negative.
Other Thoughts: A very nice course, with good flow. Leaving pin #9 and finding the tee for #10 took a minute, but no big deal. I will definitely return.
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3 Helpful / 1 Not
A work in progress
Pros: Post markers identifying throwing spots. Numerous holes with multiple tee lengths (see also cons)
Nice scenic walk through the park on a course that uses the woods and elevations well. There were also enough open holes to let that disc fly from time to time.
Some memorable holes:
#6 Great pin placement amid some pines that cause you to be bold and go through or safe and around the side.
#12 Down and up hole with pin placement on left side with plenty of tree protection.
#13 and #15 were similar basket on left side with tree protection... perfect for a RHBH sweeping throw!!
#16 blind throw through trees and over a small hill.
Cons: Still a course in progress so I will not list anything here except the multiple pads were confusing and not consistent. Some had several, some had one, posts were by different ones from hole to hole.
Other Thoughts: Ran into some of the course workers/ designers. They stated that it was still a work in progress. The "old" scorecards were still in the holders showing only 9 holes when there are now 18.
Adding some concrete tee pads to make all of one distance, be it red, white or blue, with pads would be great.
The course itself was relatively fun and flowed okay.
This was course #3 of a 4 course south central Illinois Sunday road trip. Wasn't the best course of the lot, wasn't the worst. Would like to see it again in it's completed state!!
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