Long and Long and...did I say Long?
Pros: First I want to say that this course is in a beautiful park, with tons to offer for the non-golfer. So you really have to watch out for walkers. As for the golf, in my humble opinion, for the short-arm throwers, it's not the best.
If you like throwing really long, mostly low shots, this is the course for you! If you like dodging Spanish moss and not having a ton of variety, this, again, is the course for you!
Now there are a few nice aspects of this course. The tee pads are fantastic - wide and long. The trees are gorgeous - nice old oaks with swinging beards of Spanish moss. There's also a nice pavilion and playground for the little ones. And its soooo easy to navigate that Stevie Wonder could do it blindfolded!
But as for variety, it ain't got a whole lot. It's either a long anhyzer shot around an oak tree, or a long hyzer shot around an oak tree. Some of the shots are long hyzer/anhyzer shots up hill, and some are long down hill hyzer/anhyzer shots. Sigh. But it is a big, wide open park with tree interspersed through out. There is some decent elevation and a couple of cool down hill-slope shots. But for the most part it's a 2-3 disc course - putter, stable driver, stable fairway/mid-range driver.
One of the plusses of the course is the wind...and today there was puh-lenty. So it was an excellent test of you full power wind shots. And since there is -0- brush, it didn't matter where you ended up, you had an angle back to the basket.
Cons: Lack of variety...just not much you can do with a wide open piece of property.
Other Thoughts: If you need a place to practice the art of gripping-and-ripping, you've found your home.
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Pros: Navigation and flow are splendid and be prepared to grip and rip. Signage is perfect, tees are well pronounced, and 9 and 18 land you in the same area if you need a bathroom break or a quick rest.
Very friendly people playing in the park; always a plus
Cons: The only true challenge stated by other reviewers are the low ceilings
Other Thoughts: Great course for beginners and others to work on shot making .First timerswill never have issues with course navigation
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Pros: Concrete Tee Pads. Holes are marked well, for the most part. Not crowded. good use of the sparse amount of trees in the park. Short course from either set of pads which made it easy to get multiple rounds in from both pads. Good facilities at the park; restroom, picnic area, play areas, walking trail. Good place to take the family and turn them loose if you wanna get a few rounds in.
Cons: Confusing to navigate the holes between 9-16. Better placed directional signs would help, or the print out of the course made available at the Pavillion near hole 1. Not much variety when it comes to scenery, or varied shot selection. Found myself throughing the same disc on a majority of holes even after playing multiple times from the different pads
Other Thoughts: It's a typical course set up in a local park. Very slight change in elevation for the most part. Most holes are ace-runable with the exception of the 2 bombers.
Was worth the 1hr drive I had to make while visiting parents in The Villiages.
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open yet technical
Pros: This course is a great grip'm and rip'm course seeing as its a wide open municipal park with mature trees with plenty on spanish moss. The low hanging spanish moss comes into play on many holes which will make you keep it low and fast to accomplish the distance you need.
Cons: nothing really showing where the next hole starts but not much of a con if u know how to open your eyes and look around
Other Thoughts: this is a really nice course to play at to get in a fun round if your on vacation in the area. i liked this course for its beautiful landscape, technical nature and freindly locals. met up on the back nine with one of the locals who had given me and my brother the low-down on each hole.... thanks for the fun round Bill!!
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Florida Fun at Floral Park
Pros: Upkeep, appearance, hills
Other Thoughts: Floral Park is a well maintained, well laid out city park style course, but oddly, in a mostly rural region of Florida's Gulf Coast. This mostly open course features concrete teepads, good signage, some excellent trees, a couple of longer than average holes, and unlike most Central Florida courses, a legitimate bit of elevation to enhance your round.
Country roads lead to Floral Park no matter which way you come, yet when you arrive you'll see it's a classic municipal park, with bathrooms, a ball field, walking trail, and other typical amenities, so a bit of a disconnect, but in a good way. The course starts off right next to the parking lot with a good sign and a nice concrete teepad. It has two tees, and typical of the other Florida courses I've played, regular and beginner might be a better way to think of the choices than pro and am. The course maintains the personality it sets on hole #1 throughout in terms of tees and signage, and straightforward and mostly open holes but with enough live oaks (some of which are truly impressive) and other trees to make you think. Most holes are in the usual 250 to 400 foot range, but there are a couple legitimate par 4s out here, from the long tees at least. Disc loss is not a concern on this course; there's no water, and none of the palmetto stands that sometimes make Florida disc golf a special challenge. Unlike any of the other courses I've played in Florida, there are some little hills on this course, and this is one place in Central Florida where you can get at least a taste of a bona fide downhill chuck, and an uphill grind. Wayfinding is also not too tough, but painting the basket rungs to indicate which way to the next tee would make wayfinding much easier.
Overall, Floral Park is one of those courses that is just a nice experience throughout, and leaves you with a spring in your step. A bit lacking in terms of length and varied challenges, but above average in terms of tees, signage, upkeep, overall appearance, and that intangible relaxed Florida sunshine vibe. Overall, a Good course, and worthy of a roadtrip if you're anywhere nearby.
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Pros: Ease of finding course : 4
Fun factor : 4 All in all a fun couse. I really liked the Pro and AM tee pads for most of the holes.
Beginner friendly : 4
Lost disc recovery : 5
Cons: Layout : 2 From many of the tee pads it was difficult to determine which pin to shoot at.
Ease of finding next hole : 2 This course was difficult to navigate
Terrain management : 2 They really should cut the grass more and several areas were just flood ponds
Other Thoughts: Pin and tee box quality : 3 This course would greatly inprove if the pins had the hole number clearly marked on the top of them.
Variety : 3
Hole info : 3
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nice city park
Pros: Nice traditional city park course meandering through live oaks with lots of Spanish moss. No schule whatsoever. Decent elevation change for Florida- course designers have made good use of available obstacles/terrain. 2 legit par 4 holes, no tweener holes. Excellent place for a beginner to learn the game or for an advanced player to hone their shots.
Other Thoughts: Signage was a little off but that was due to recent addition of concrete pads according to a local. I would expect this to have been rectified by now. Low ceilings galore.
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Worth the trip
Pros: Attractive park with old growth trees. Virtually no schule. Easy to navigate. Two sets of tees. Friendly to both beginners and advanced players. Course flows well with other park users.
The course gives lots of opportunities to air shots out and offers many roller opportunities to those that enjoy taking the low route.
There is a bit to think about with the sidewalk OB coming into play on many shots and low ceilings have been incorporated as much as possible to add more technical challenge to a mostly open property.
The course gets a good turnout for local handicaps and is very visible to the adjacent main road, giving the sport lots of exposure in the area. It's only ten minutes from the new Belle Park course and the Sun King Disc Sports store.
Cons: The course could be more technically challenging. It tends to favor big arms a bit too much.
There's not a lot of shade.
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