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Northwood Park

Morton, IL



Northwood Park was the original brainchild of Greg Nettles, who built and paid for the course himself back in the early 2000’s. After the onslaught of low scores from the 2011 inaugural Ledgestone, Greg and the team set out to redesign the course, which produced some of the best holes on the original property (current Gold hole 5, hole 17). After winning the bid for the 2019 PDGA Pro Worlds, Nate Heinold had the idea to create a gold level course, so 5 new holes were built in the woods. This Gold layout was used at the 2019 PDGA Pro Worlds and the 2020 Ledgestone, but once again the course is evolving. Kip Taufer and Nate Heinold envisioned a second course at Northwood, and with the support of the Morton Park District that course is nearing completion. The Black course, aptly named to describe a scratch (ie, par) round of disc golf that would equate to an approximate 1020 rating, is a beast of course measuring nearly 11,000′ from the long tees. The Black course will be one of the featured courses for MPO in the 2021 Ledgestone, and will also be featured in the 2022 Combined PDGA Worlds. In addition to the black course, divisions will also get to play the Northwood Blue course (original course, pre gold). This will essentially be the layout that was redesigned after the 2011 Ledgestone with two minor tweaks. Current gold hole 7 was part of the original course, but that hole will flow over to the black course. Additionally one more hole will be removed from the original design, and two new wooded holes will be built and designed to the east of the original hole 15. Northwood Park will become a disc golf destination with two championship level courses.


good conditions
Updated Jul 31st (11 hours ago)


Holes:

18

Availability:

Year Round

Tees:

Concrete

Targets:

Mach X

Property:

Public Park

Services:

Dog Friendly, Restroom Available, Drinking Water Available

Established:

2002



Layouts

Northwood Blue

18 Holes

·

Par 58

·

6230 feet

A slightly different version of the OG Northwood layout before Golds. A fun and challenging mix of open and wooded holes.

HOLE
DIST
PAR
1
315
3
2
194
3
3
217
3
4
276
3
5
420
4
6
322
3
7
243
3
8
312
3
9
348
3
HOLE
DIST
PAR
10
272
3
11
607
4
12
295
3
13
272
3
14
325
3
15
328
3
16
492
4
17
328
3
18
666
4
HOLE
DIST
PAR
1
423
3
2
577
4
3
630
4
4
623
4
5
453
4
6
906
5
7
318
3
8
374
3
9
722
4
HOLE
DIST
PAR
10
400
3
11
387
3
12
1053
5
13
659
4
14
883
5
15
630
4
16
328
3
17
331
3
18
719
4
HOLE
DIST
PAR
1
256
3
2
420
4
3
528
4
4
335
3
5
354
3
6
344
3
7
305
3
8
614
4
9
279
3
HOLE
DIST
PAR
10
502
4
11
253
3
12
712
5
13
646
4
14
325
3
15
377
3
16
502
4
17
289
3
18
689
4
HOLE
PAR
1
3
2
4
3
4
4
4
5
4
6
5
7
3
8
3
9
4
HOLE
PAR
10
3
11
3
12
5
13
4
14
5
15
4
16
3
17
3
18
4
HOLE
PAR
1
3
2
3
3
3
4
3
5
4
6
3
7
3
8
3
9
3
HOLE
PAR
10
3
11
4
12
3
13
3
14
3
15
4
16
4
17
3
18
4

Reviews

swagatron

July 22, 2021

4

Hole 17 needs changed… everything else was fun


luker2003

July 11, 2021

4.5

Amazing course. Gold needs a scorecard and some better signs regarding the flow of the course.


dinkboi

July 11, 2021

4.5

Portly marked for gold layout. Extremely muddy


theadambomb98

July 7, 2021

5

This really should be broken into two courses as the two "layouts" are unique 18 hole courses. Northwood Blues play some of the easier of the original Gold layout combined with OG holes. This is the more fun course for any amateur wanting to come try Northwood. Northwood Black is so difficult it almost wasn't fun for us amateurs. You do get to play a few iconic Gold holes (namely 12), but overall it's main appeal is to get a feel for how good professionals are.


rhigginsiii

June 30, 2021

4

They said it was OG as in close to the original….only applies to front nine other wise loads of fun…playing in the rain not suggested lol…btw…the “blue selection” is still the black layout…


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Disc golf course

Northwood Park

Morton, IL


Northwood Park was the original brainchild of Greg Nettles, who built and paid for the course himself back in the early 2000’s. After the onslaught of low scores from the 2011 inaugural Ledgestone, Greg and the team set out to redesign the course, which produced some of the best holes on the original property (current Gold hole 5, hole 17). After winning the bid for the 2019 PDGA Pro Worlds, Nate Heinold had the idea to create a gold level course, so 5 new holes were built in the woods. This Gold layout was used at the 2019 PDGA Pro Worlds and the 2020 Ledgestone, but once again the course is evolving. Kip Taufer and Nate Heinold envisioned a second course at Northwood, and with the support of the Morton Park District that course is nearing completion. The Black course, aptly named to describe a scratch (ie, par) round of disc golf that would equate to an approximate 1020 rating, is a beast of course measuring nearly 11,000′ from the long tees. The Black course will be one of the featured courses for MPO in the 2021 Ledgestone, and will also be featured in the 2022 Combined PDGA Worlds. In addition to the black course, divisions will also get to play the Northwood Blue course (original course, pre gold). This will essentially be the layout that was redesigned after the 2011 Ledgestone with two minor tweaks. Current gold hole 7 was part of the original course, but that hole will flow over to the black course. Additionally one more hole will be removed from the original design, and two new wooded holes will be built and designed to the east of the original hole 15. Northwood Park will become a disc golf destination with two championship level courses.


good conditions
Updated Jul 31st (11 hours ago)

Holes:

18

Availability:

Year Round

Tees:

Concrete

Targets:

Mach X

Property:

Public Park

Services:

Dog Friendly, Restroom Available, Drinking Water Available

Established:

2002


Layouts

Northwood Blue

18 Holes

·

Par 58

·

6230 feet

A slightly different version of the OG Northwood layout before Golds. A fun and challenging mix of open and wooded holes.

HOLE
DIST
PAR
1
315
3
2
194
3
3
217
3
4
276
3
5
420
4
6
322
3
7
243
3
8
312
3
9
348
3
HOLE
DIST
PAR
10
272
3
11
607
4
12
295
3
13
272
3
14
325
3
15
328
3
16
492
4
17
328
3
18
666
4
HOLE
DIST
PAR
1
423
3
2
577
4
3
630
4
4
623
4
5
453
4
6
906
5
7
318
3
8
374
3
9
722
4
HOLE
DIST
PAR
10
400
3
11
387
3
12
1053
5
13
659
4
14
883
5
15
630
4
16
328
3
17
331
3
18
719
4
HOLE
DIST
PAR
1
256
3
2
420
4
3
528
4
4
335
3
5
354
3
6
344
3
7
305
3
8
614
4
9
279
3
HOLE
DIST
PAR
10
502
4
11
253
3
12
712
5
13
646
4
14
325
3
15
377
3
16
502
4
17
289
3
18
689
4
HOLE
PAR
1
3
2
4
3
4
4
4
5
4
6
5
7
3
8
3
9
4
HOLE
PAR
10
3
11
3
12
5
13
4
14
5
15
4
16
3
17
3
18
4
HOLE
PAR
1
3
2
3
3
3
4
3
5
4
6
3
7
3
8
3
9
3
HOLE
PAR
10
3
11
4
12
3
13
3
14
3
15
4
16
4
17
3
18
4

Location


Hole 14 green
Hole 1 tee shot
Hole 12 fairway
Hole 13 fairway
Hole 14 tee shot
Hole 15 green
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Reviews

swagatron

July 22, 2021

4

Hole 17 needs changed… everything else was fun


luker2003

July 11, 2021

4.5

Amazing course. Gold needs a scorecard and some better signs regarding the flow of the course.


dinkboi

July 11, 2021

4.5

Portly marked for gold layout. Extremely muddy


theadambomb98

July 7, 2021

5

This really should be broken into two courses as the two "layouts" are unique 18 hole courses. Northwood Blues play some of the easier of the original Gold layout combined with OG holes. This is the more fun course for any amateur wanting to come try Northwood. Northwood Black is so difficult it almost wasn't fun for us amateurs. You do get to play a few iconic Gold holes (namely 12), but overall it's main appeal is to get a feel for how good professionals are.


rhigginsiii

June 30, 2021

4

They said it was OG as in close to the original….only applies to front nine other wise loads of fun…playing in the rain not suggested lol…btw…the “blue selection” is still the black layout…


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