The IVCC disc golf course, after having been in the ground for one year, was lucky enough to have been selected as a nesting area by a pair of bald eagles! After a successful 2011 breeding season the eagles returned and it appears they will call this area home for years to come.

All disc golfers are asked, especially during the spring breeding and nesting season, to continue demonstrating the quiet and respectful behavior which surely was part of the reason the eagles selected this area in the first place. The eagle nest is about 150' in the woods in a pine tree behind basket #1, so, when near this area, enjoy the spectacle of our course mascots, but again, be courteous and quiet.

Several signs have been placed on the course to remind everyone of appropriate conduct.


These directions are for disc golfers already on the IVCC campus. For directions to the IVCC campus go the PDGA link found in the column to the right of this post.

The disc golf course is located at the SW corner of the campus adjacent to the men's baseball field. There is an access road to this area but due to nesting bald eagles near hole #1 (see above post for complete details), the road is currently gated shut and disc golfers are asked to park in one of the general parking lots found across the street from this access road.


After parking, enter the course on foot. Tee #1 is found by following the gated access road to the right until it ends in a  parking area by the baseball field.

  • Monday evenings beginning March 5
  • Tee off at 5:00 p.m.
  • Blind draw doubles format (best disc)
  • $1 collected per player for course improvements


Visit the IVCC Bookstore for a
nice selection of Innova golf discs.


Double click on a picture for a larger and clearer image.
Pic #1 is basket #1
Pic #2 is basket #3
Pic #3 is basket #4



  • Thursday, August 26 @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Free golf disc to first thirty participants
  • Play the course with friends
  • Putting contest
  • Long drive contest
  • Prizes and giveaways
  • Best shot doubles event at 3:30 ($5)
The disc golf course is found at the SW corner of the campus by the men's baseball field. Disc golfers are allowed to use the access road to this area.

Please bring your business to Debo's Ace Hardware and Peru Pizza House as a way of thanking them for their help in sponsoring this event.

Also, A big thanks goes to IVCC Student Activities for their help with this event.

The IVCC Disc Golf Course grand opening was a huge success. Nearly fifty people turned out on a beautiful day to participate in the scheduled activities. IVCC administration, local media, and dozens of disc golfers were on hand as Wes Black, Ryen Nagle, and Dan Nagle cut the ribbon at tee #1 to officially open the course.

A two team scramble ended the nearly five hours of fun with the team of Nick Rapp and Wes Black deucing the final hole (4A) to take the win. Here are the scramble results:

42 Wes Black/Nick Rapp (new course doubles record)
43 Dan Nagle/Ryen Nagle
47 Sam Ball/Josh Venaas
48 Jack Kauffman/Luke Meyers
49 Nick Dilley/Jake Dauck
50 Kyle Hiller/Luke Walter
51 Matt Walker/Tyler White

Matt Walker won the CTP on hole #1 and earned a new Innova Star Destroyer.
Nick Dilley won the throw off for the ace fund.


The idea for a disc golf course at Illinois Valley Community College began with Mr. Wes Black and fellow faculty member, Mr. Ryen Nagle. In the fall of 2008, Mr. Nagle and Mr. Black approached the college with the idea of putting a disc golf course somewhere on the campus. Although a site was not originally designated, the idea for the course was approved pending budgetary requirements, etc.

Eventually, after various areas were pondered, the current site was deemed most worthy for a course location. This area of campus had at one time been part of farm fields that were later left to grow wild as it did for a few decades. Even before the site was prepped and a design could be done, nine baskets arrived on campus from Innova in the fall of 2009.

Then, in the spring of 2010, the IVCC grounds crew arranged for much of the brush, saplings, and undergrowth to be taken down by farm machinery and with that accomplished, the design phase for the course began. However, the lead designer, Mr. Nagle, an experienced disc golfer with some design experience, had taken new employment at Moraine Valley C.C., but fortunately, Ryen Nagle's father, Dan Nagle, an IVCC alumnus (1973-75) with disc golf design experience of his own, stepped in and came up with most of the design that now exists for the course. Ottawa resident, Dana Vicich, lent valuable advise, and Mr. Black offered several tips of his own.

With the design phase complete, the finishing touches needed to be applied to the site, so Dan Nagle and Wes Black went to work pruning hundreds of bushes and trees, removing stumps, and clearing rocks and stones. After several weeks of labor the course was ready to be installed.

IVCC workers, using a power auger, drilled holes for the baskets as a crew of volunteers including Dana Vicich (Ottawa, IL), Sean Cook (Ottawa, IL), Nick Rapp (Princeton, IL), Wes Black (IVCC), and Dan Nagle (Normal, IL) followed behind pouring concrete and assembling/installing the baskets.

Later, temporary course signs were made by Mr. Black. Then, Mr. Black and Dan Nagle installed the signs and the landscape timbers which designate the eighteen different tee pad areas of the course. When that was finished the IVCC ground crew returned to do some mowing and weed killing (poison ivy mainly) and the course was ready for play.

In early June 2010, the first rounds were played at the course and it has seen a brisk level of activity ever since.