Course Preview: Bradley Park DGC

Course Preview: Bradley Park DGC

Review/Photos by Chris Yucus

Where is it? 1314 North Park Road, Peoria, IL 61604 directions

Who plays here?
Friday, Aug. 6 - Pool Q (Ma3a)
Saturday, Aug. 7 - Pool J (FA1/FA2), Pool K (FA3/Jrs), Pool S (FA40, FP40)
Sunday, Aug. 8 - Pool I (MA70), Pool R (MA3b)

Cart Friendly? Yes.

Practice schedule notes: Closed Monday, Aug. 2nd for Flex C Tier. No restrictions Aug 3-5.

Course breakdown: Pa: 55. Length: 5,402 feet. Baskets: Dynamic Disc Veteran.

Divided into upper and lower sections, Bradley Park is one of the shorter courses on the Ledgestone roster with a third of the holes around 250 feet or shorter. The well-maintained park has OB roads to steer clear of in the top terrace of the course and a creek to watch out for in the lower section. Navigation note: Hole 1 is up the stairs at the rock wall near the parking area.

Signature holes (and holes to watch out for):

Hole 5 - This 211-foot uphill Par 3 calls for players to shape their shot off the tee for a chance at the deuce.

Hole 7 - The lone Par 4 on the course, this 755-foot hole has road OBs on the right and left side of the fairway that form a triangle around the back of the pin.

Hole 14 - An OB creek lines the left side of this 349-foot Par 3. An early fade to the left can provide one of the best chances to get wet on the course.

Course History: Established in 1984, Bradley is the oldest course in the Ledgestone lineup, and one of the older courses in Illinois. It was redesigned in 2000 by Wilbur Wallis.

If you’re hungry, check out: Alexander’s Steakhouse, 100 Alexander Ave., Peoria; Bacci Pizza, 1222 Bradley Ave., Peoria.

A look back at Hole 4's basket. Beware of long putts that can tumble down the terrace.

The view from the tee box on Hole 5 at Bradley. This 211-foot Par 3 has one of the tightest lines on the course and plays uphill.

Hole 9 at Bradley, a 365-foot Par 3 with an OB road 45 feet past the basket.

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