i've played 11 of the other 18; if it really is popular opinion that siue isn't worth the trip, i'll gladly knock that off my list too.
I would say that it is pretty safe to say that anybody that has played SIUE would agree that it's not worth the trip. Just to give you a quick review of the course:
1) Only 1 basket is over 300 feet (I know this doesn't matter to a lot of people, White Birch can be fun in a nostalgic kind of way, and it has 0 baskets over 300)
2) The first tee points directly at basket 2 which is only about 150 feet away. The actual basket for hole #1 is almost a 90 degree turn to the right of the tee. The tee is situated right next to sand volleyball court and the most direct route to the basket from the tee is directly over the court. There's a message on the sign not to throw over the court, so you must navigate thru a bunch of trees while not throwing at basket #2 or towards the volleyball court.
3) The course is very linear - it makes no sort of loop at all. After you have finished hole 9 you have a 1/4 mile walk back to hole #1 if you want to play it again.
4) Some of the holes come dangerously close to the housing complex, so the chance of hitting the building or a window is uncomfortably high.
of the 19 courses in the metro st. louis area (that i know of?), i knocked principa college off of my list since it's a private course.
I actually played with 2 guys at Endicott this past summer that were former students @ principia. They said that they had heard from friends at the college that the baskets had been sold off and that the course no longer exists. I'm not claiming that to be a fact - it's just what I've heard.
On a side note, I wonder why that course was ever listed in the PDGA directory. The way I see it, if you advertise a course on the directory, even if it's private, you are welcoming people to come and play it. If it's listed as private, some degree of permission should be involved to play - that's understandable. However, Principia college itself is locked down like a prison. Unless you have family that attends the college, you work there, or you sneak in, you're not going to get inside the gate.