I started playing Object Disc Golf courses, with Wham-o Frisbees in 1975. The first course that I played that had baskets on it was West Park (Joliet IL) in 1979. I moved to Michigan in 1987, and played at Rolling Hills first, and then eventually at Hudson Mills etc. In 1999 I moved to Florida and my goal now is to play and review all of the Florida courses.
DGCR members that I have had the pleasure of throwing with: RogerSmith, prerube, WJSHOOTER, g1nked, RussMB, Zach-R, Drivethrutke, InnocentCrook, Jay Dub, RUSSELL, Dylan Courtney, HarkeyPuck, Jedimastr13, DyeingToPlay, kfellmy, foo_g, davmer2203, CrazyDisc, S.Cann, reposado, Peter S, R2sandman, wellsbranch250 and Harbodin.
My personal top ten Florida courses in no particular order:
Edward Medard. A hard in a good way course. Almost every hole has a different look/terrain. Punishing but fun. Best played in winter months.
Turkey Lake. Yes, the original course at Bill Frederick park. It's more scenic and fun than the T2 course imo. I'm a Grandmaster rec player so I would choose raw beauty over difficulty every time!
The Jet Stream. Possibly the most scenic course in the whole state. And a fun round for all skill levels. My favorite Ft Lauderdale area course.
McCarty Ranch Preserve. Just wow. Right now it's a rustic DG adventure that's not for rookies or light weights. 'Hope it never changes!
Cliff Stevens. The grand old course in the Tampa area continues to age well. The "champs" home course, a huge and dedicated league, and constant upgrades and improvements make this one of the most popular courses in the state.
Estero. The greater Ft Myers area FINALLY gets a gem course! Bring your floater discs and prepare to throw off of an epic (By SW Florida standards) hill.
River City Nature Center Alpha. Alpha indeed. Everything at this course is large and in charge. A wonderful course with another 18 hole course on site. Pack a lunch and plan on spending a day here.
North Charlotte Regional Course. I have to give it up for my home course. Fun and challenging. Mostly wooded and technical but also has a lake to navigate. There is a reason that it is one of the highest rated courses in the state (16th as of this writing)
Ocala Greenway. A lot of people's favorite FL course. Not my favorite, though, but a very fine course anyway and a must play if in the area.
Gorden Barnett Park North. Very Beautiful park. Feels like you are playing through an arboretum. Also very hard and long and sad to say could really use some new tees and signage. Another 18 hole course on site.
Sure, Courses like Picnic Island and Cypress Point Park are fine and dandy, but they are long and very challenging and are BRUTAL to play in the summertime. Any Questions? Check my reviews! or shoot me a message. I love talking about disc golf and hyping our Florida courses!