Hi. Playing Tradewinds Saturday 3/7 @ 10am if you are still in town. I am on vacation next week and heading to Orlando for 3 nights to revisit River City (Tues 3/10) & Turkey Lake on Wed. From there heading to Old Town. May stop by Pine Oaks Ocala on the way up Thursday. P.M. if you are free next week.
Well, the January grand opening date (and February's as well) has come and gone. The good news is that the City of Tampa's comptroller has just retired, which has had the effect of a vat of financial metamucil. Monies that were being held up are now being allocated. Hopefully PICNIC ISLAND mk2 will be ready for play by the mid spring! Naturally, I'll want your thoughtful review on the NEW DGCR listing for 18.
Currently, only 1 hole has split fairways. With PI 2, I'm planning on 9 playing from different angles, and 2 dedicated par 4s with 5 more holes having 1 or more par 4 options. 2 fairways along Tampa Bay (as the OB line) and well over 100 new trees. No definitive word on concrete tee pads but I expect we'll get them on AT LEAST the Blue tees, if not both (& Orange tees) Not for UF. It's the City of Tampa's colors. Can't wait for this one to be finished. It's enough to make me want to move to Tampa!
Thanks for your thoughtful reviews.
Come January, you'll want to revisit PICNIC ISLAND in Tampa. I'm planning on dumping the 9-hole listing and starting fresh with the new 18 listing. Several things will be changing. Hopefully, ALL for the better. If the implementation goes according to plan, (always a concern with out-of-town parks depts) this should be one of my better efforts. Hoping for a FL top 5. Aiming higher.