3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is far more wooded than the other courses I encountered in the Ft Lauderdale area. The rough is not bad, and finding your disc is not too much trouble.
The holes tend to be pretty short, so birdie opportunities abound.
You'll have some good technical shots here, and the all-out bomber will not be rewarded on most holes.
Tee pads are concrete. Tee signs are mediocre.
Navigation is decent. although the transition from 13 to 14 wasn't obvious, and going from 1 to 2 was confusing at first.
Cons: The water holes here are strangely designed. I spent a minute or two trying to figure out what kind of shot I was supposed to throw on the first hole. You can't really lay on the little peninsula straight ahead, and unless you have a big arm, there isn't a legit line.
Holes 4 and 5 have big water carries, but the gaps look like you could easily get knocked into the water with a ticky tack branch. All three water carries favor RHBH if you're going for the big throw.
Some of the wooded holes lack a real line.
Hole 17 is right next to a fence with rail road tracks on the other side. Bad design. I just threw a forehand roller and moved on.
No real elevation here.
Other Thoughts: I'm not sure who this course is intended for. Rec players will definitely lose discs to the water. Advanced players will find the holes too short to be interesting.
I like that they found a place to put in a technical course, and honestly it was enjoyable. But it all feels a little crammed in.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Can't just review the great courses
Pros: A tight little course in an area with very few options for disc golf. Easterlin Park is a multi-use park which offers an enjoyable day of golfing.
Each hole has a very descriptive tee sign displaying hole number, par, distance, diagram and arrow to next tee. Restrooms on site, located in close proximity to holes 9-13, and another to holes 14-18. Alternate tee pads on some holes, but had a hard time finding them. Baskets are in very good condition, and I believe there to be alternating pin placements, with the baskets being moved to different positions at various times.
Overall pin placement and dense trees on the back 9 brings a little bit of a challange. Tree cover would also give a much needed break from the hot Florida summer sun.
Water comes into play on hole #s 3-5 and 8. OB comes into play on hole #s 2, 10-12, 16-17.
Maps/scorecards provided at park office, which is open during operation hours.
Cons: Carpet mats as tee pads may be a con to some, but shouldn't affect tee shots as a run-up approach isn't necessary on most holes.
Course length is quite short on the back 9, which contradicts most course setups I've played, which usually string together a few tougher holes towards the end.
Holes are extremely condensed, which could pose a problem if the course is busy. An arrant drive could easily cross fairways and tees of other holes. Be vigilant of other players and exercise patience. Pedestrians stroll through park, so keep an eye out and respect the fact that it is a multi-purpose park.
OB on #s 2, 10-12,16-17 is over a chain link fence which is tough to find and retrieve a disc, especially on #17.
Other Thoughts: The course at Easterlin park is a short course that will test your mid-range arsenal. Tight/no fairways on the back 9 will test your ability to shape shots. I would rate this course as a beginner course if it wasn't for the water in play, but still a good choice for players who are learning the game. If the water is that big of a deal you could always set up your own alternate tee on hole #3 and skip #5 and #8.
IMO, hole #s 6-8 and 11-13 should be reversed which would make the course flow properly. In my only experience here, we accidentally played #13 as #11 and had a real difficult time finding #13...because we had already played it!
As much as I am opposed to courses shorter than 18 holes, I feel this area is better suited for a layout of either 9 or 12 holes. The course is rough, but with limited courses in this area it is a "must play" by default. Even though a great review cannot be written for every course, I am always greatful to be able to play any playable course. Thank you to the local club for making this course available.
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