Willow Stream Park
I would also rate this course at a 3. I grew up playing 2 very challenging courses (Grand Woods and Fitzgerald Park) so playing this I quickly learned I could play the whole course with a putter! Great for working on close accurate tosses but other than that very easy. I would reccomend it to any newbie though!
I'd give it a 3, if it weren't so crowded with high school students and beginners all the time (which wouldn't matter if they had some etiquette, but groups of 8 who are slow annoy me). Bike path is in the way on 4,5, and 7 and runners/bikers tend not to pay attention to us disc golfers. I'm amazed there hasn't been any safety issues
like Lombard has been experiencing. Course has a mixture of
holes that vary in difficulty and length, but nothing too difficult. Definitely the course I play the most often. 1 and 8 are really the
only longer holes where big arms cans let it rip. 3 has a nice tree
in the middle that adds some difficulty. As a RHFH thrower whose relies on accuracy over distance I like 6 and 7 which are short
holes with a few trees to get around. Wind is often a factor here. Tee pads are in great shape, in fact almost uncessarily large. It's a tough course to loose a disc in and while I still enjoy playing there it can get boring at times. Overall a good beginner course or practice course.
I enjoy taking all aspects of a course into consideration before rating them; meaning however easy this course may be, the atmosphere and layout are pretty nice. On certain days it can get pretty crowded, but there have also been times where I havent seen another person. Its a nice course and a nice area so I gave it a 3 because it is worth checking out.
Pros: Good course for a beginner, next to impossible to lose a disk
Cons: Very easy, few to no obstacles, boring course
I've played this course twice, and I'm done with it. It offers no challenge and is boring. There is no need to use special throws (like the tomahawk) or to plan your shot in order to get out of/stay out of trouble as there are only a handful of small trees in the way; which are all close to the hole and are very easy to throw around. Par on each hole is about 1 higher than it should be, so shooting a -9 is not out of the question, though lowering the par still does not make this course fun. There are better options.
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