Just got back from the Quad Cities and had the pleasure of playing some great courses with my fried Ed Wilken and a local we met on the course nick name Toad. The first course was Camden I, http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=833
, fairly short but well thought out challenging 18 hole course. Camden I served as a perfect warm up for its big brother Camden II http://www.dgcoursereview.com/reviews.php?id=3425&mode=rev
. While I have never played NC courses Ed has and said it was reminiscent of that style of course. There are defined fairways, lots of timber and elevation changes. The biggest difference said was the underbrush and while there is not much underbrush in NC there was plenty of that here. If you drifted off course you were in the crap and the search was on. As far as length goes I would put it on par with Water Works.
The final course we played was West Lake http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=2418
. This is best described as Blue Valley with TONS of water in play and tough to hit fairways. West Lake is a 24 hole course that has both Am and Pro tee pads. Ed and I teamed up to challenge the Pro placement, but only got through about 12 holes before we were rained out. In that 12 holes I lost about 5 discs, but still had a great time on a very very tough course. If you have a big arm and want a challenged this is the course for you.
If you ever get near the Quad Cities these are three courses that are well worth playing and the people were over the top kind. Toad, you do the disc golf work proud with your kindness to guests if you are out there thanks for being our guide.