Disc Golf Course at Margreth Riemer Reservoir is now CLOSED for the season. Course will reopen in the spring.
The 5,667 ft., 18-hole, par 55 course includes Mach 3 baskets, brick paver tee pads on the front nine, and new 4’x10’ concrete tee pads on the back nine. Newly updated tee signs indicating hole location, distance, and par were added in 2016. The course utilizes both sides of Margreth Riemer Reservoir including the highest elevation in Palatine, providing scenic, well-defined fairways through rolling open terrain, winding around two small ponds with a variety of elevation changes. Recent course changes include two alternate tee locations, and four alternate basket locations. The course is unsupervised and no reservations are needed. Bring your own discs.
- Open dawn to dusk daily, mid-April through early November or first snow.
- 18 Hole Disc Golf Course
- Concrete Tee pads with signs including hole location, distance and par
- Unique elevations
- Downloadable Scorecard
- GPS yardage and scoring on PalatineParks App
- Parking Lot
How Do You Play Disc Golf
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc or frisbee. The disc/frisbee is thrown from a tee to a basket, which is the “hole”. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw landed. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is completed. The object is to throw the disc/frisbee from the tee area to the target “basket” in the fewest number of throws.
Rules of Play
- Must start play on one hole.
- Players must tee off from the designated tee area. Be sure the players in front of you, and other park users are out of range.
- When playing a hole, the player farthest away from the basket throws first.
- The hole is complete when a players disc lands in the basket or chains.
- The player with the least number of throws on the last hole tees off first on the next hole.
- The spot where your previous throw has landed is called the “lie”. To begin your next throw, your lead foot must be on or within 11 inches directly behind the lie. The other foot may be no closer to the hole then the lie. A run-up and natural follow through after release is allowed.
- Any disc that comes to rest above the ground (in a tree or bush) is considered an unplayable lie. The disc must be thrown from the lie on the ground directly beneath the unplayable lie (one stroke penalty).
Course Records- Front 9
Women’s Junior (15 years & under)
- Lucy Methven (Age 10) – Score 57 (7/20/04)
- Mackie Williams – Score 73 (7/02/04)
Women’s Senior (16+ years)
- Marilyn Lund – Score 53 (4/17/04)
Men’s Junior (15 years & under)
- Tony Russo – Score 28 (6/08/07)
- Zak Krause – Score 35 (6/15/04)
- Graham Glau – Score 37 (8/13/14)
Men’s Senior (16+ years)
- Kenny Glassman – Score 20 (7/21/13)
- Christopher Schuele – Score 24 (6/21/04)
- Jimmy Ouimette – Score 29 (4/17/04)
Course Records – Back 9
Men’s Senior (16+ years)
- Alan Wagner – Score 20 (7/21/13)
Wood, Quentin and Palatine Roads
Palatine, IL 60067