Tee Box at Spencer Park

Spencer Park, Maroa, IL

Unravelling the unusual tee markers was the highlight of the nine hole disc golf course at Spencer Park in Maroa, IL.  It is a great little city park in a rural community, and very well maintained. Spencer Park is designed for multiple uses, including basketball, tennis, horseshoes,

Spencer Park Disc Golf
The disc golf course at Spencer Park is nine holes, each about 300 feet.

and volleyball, all encircled with a paved walking path. A covered pavilion with picnic tables serves as the center piece.

Tee Box at Spencer Park
The tee boxes at Spencer Park are certainly interesting

There are no tee boxes, but these interesting little cement pads about one foot square at ground level that mark the tee. There are some hieroglyphic-type symbols that when interpreted correctly indicate obstacles, such as trees and the direction of the basket.

Hole 6 at Spencer Park
Tee box for Hole 6 at the disc golf course in Spencer Park at Maroa, IL.

Although the park is well manicured, the tee markers were incredibly difficult to find, as they were at ground level and the grass concealed them. Most holes were Par 3 with a distance of about three hundred feet.

There are minimal obstacles, just a few ornamental trees scattered around the park. The biggest risk of a rogue disc is searching through the adjacent corn fields or landing in the fenced backyards that are right along the course.

Corn Field Out of Bounds
Out of bounds can be challenging on any course, but finding a disc in a corn field is unique.

An awesome multi-use community park, but not a disc golf course worth travelling too far out of your way to play.

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