Course Preview: Washington Park DGC

Course Preview: Washington Park DGC

Story/Photos by Chris Yucus

Where is it? 825 Lincoln St, Washington, IL 61571 directions

Who plays here?

Friday, Aug. 6 - Pool H (MA60/MA65), Pool I (MA70), Pool K (FA3/Jrs.)

Saturday, Aug. 7 - Pool L (MA4)

Sunday, Aug. 8 - Pool G (MA55), Pool J (FA1/FA2), Pool S (FA40/FP40)

Cart Friendly? Yes, very.

Practice schedule notes: Closed Tuesday, Aug. 3 for Flex C Tier. No restrictions Aug. 2, 4, 5.

Course breakdown: Par: 56. Length: 5,690 feet. Baskets: Innova DiscCatcher.

Washington Park is a manicured, park-golf style course with mostly open fairways. There’s not a lot of trouble off the tee, and a minimal amount of rough on the course. Some moderate elevation changes do come into play on the well-maintained course.

Signature holes (and holes to watch out for): Washington Park is home to a pair of Par 4s that might stretch some arms. Hole 12 requires a 509-foot effort, while fellow Hole 17 steps up the distance to 537 feet off the tee.

Course History: Established in 1998, and updated in 2009 by Greg Nettles.

Fun Fact: Washington’s own Jacob Minasian tore up his home course with a 1016- rated round of 44 (-12) during the 2018 LIS en route to winning the junior MJ15 Division.

If you’re hungry, check out: Kep’s Sports Bar & Grill 313 Muller Road Washington IL 61571

A look back at Hole 1’s fairway from the basket. The line of trees guard residential OB.

The view from the fairway of Hole 12 (Par 4, 51o feet)

Hole 17 is a 537 Par 4 that plays over a small casual creek.

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