2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Shares many of the same qualities and flaws as the other course here. Very flat. Very open. Scatterings of trees around some of the holes. And plays through a city park. It's a solid if unspectacular play for a decent portion of it. And it does have a nice finishing hole, with brush to the right of the fairway and older trees to the left, forcing shots to stay low and finish left.
Cons: Lots of interaction with park activities. Two holes play across a soccer field that was active when I played. Others parallel roads. Or throw past parking spots.
There are also major navigation issues. Finding 2 is not easy. After that there are a ton of long or akward transitions.
Typically courses like this get better when they veer away from the populated areas. Not so here, at least for me. I really dislike holes that play down corridors. By that I mean areas that were cleared for other reasons. Very straight holes that are so wide that it doesn't really matter what type of path the disc travels in the air. One or two of those can be ok but there are a lot here. It gets really repetitive and tucking a basket into the woods at the end of the fairway doesn't really fix that. In the end I just ended up being bored by almost all of this course and I can't help but wonder if the better holes could be added to the other course at Kendall and make one superior course. If I made a return visit to the area, I'd play the West course and skip this one.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Fun mixture of holes, short and long
- Nice easy to spot Innova baskets
- Detailed tee signs when available
- Tee posts highly visible
- Defined tee area with toe board or pavers
Cons: - Course map on kiosk would be great take with even better
- Finding hole one was a bit of a challenge
- Walks between 5 and 6, and 17 and 18
- General navigation could use some aids
- No score card like for the East side
- For some the mass amounts of spiders might be a con as they and their webs are every where(don't look up)
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course more than the east side. I started on 6 as that is the easiest spot I found to start, however I had spotted what turned out to be 1's basket while playing 18 east so I knew where to go look later. 1, 6-15, and 18 I felt were a great mix of holes and really used what the park hard to offer. The road coming into play on a few holes as OB made for a nice challenge. The natural tees were in good shape and marked by a toe board or pavers, however they were not always right next to the numbered post(none were hard to spot, 9's is on the side walk). Navigating from hole to hole I didn't find too difficult as the tee posts and tee signs(when available) are quite visible, however some directional arrows would help. The one spot that had me second guessing a little was 13 to 14. If you look across the street toward the office you will see a blue arrow, walk past it to the back right corner of the fence area behind the parking lot and you will find the path to holes 14-17. After 17 you follow the trail to the right threw the woods back to 6 and 18's tees. I then went in search of holes 1-5. Having seen a basket from 18 east's tee I started there and found hole 1 just on the other side of the hedge behind 18 east's fairway. Holes 1-5 loop back around to the same open long strip as 16,17 and then you follow the same path back again to 6/18. Hole 1 was in it's right side position and the second half of the fairway was extremely over grown so much that I threw back over into 18 east's fairway to avoid it. Holes 4, 5, 16, and 17 I felt were filler holes or not that exciting, although these are some of the longer holes on the course they are mostly just that long. It seemed as there were a good bit of alt pins and some looked really fun adding elevated putts or some other fun features that could make for a nice regular change for a local.
Over all this was a really fun course, and If played in the right order the long open holes(4,5,16,17) might not seem so repetitive. I would love to see this course have a overall map of both courses on the kiosk, and then supply take with map/scorecards for players as this would take care of most navigation and signage issues. It would also be nice to see the missing or damaged tee signs get replaced or come up with another way to list par, distance, and position at the tees. Navigation could also be aided with some arrows or painted rungs on the basket to point to the next tees. I would have liked to have rated this course higher but it is lacking a few essentials that it needs to climb the ranks. Even with it's flaws if you add this course in with the East course they make for a nice day of FL disc golf.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Course Does Have Signs
Pros: - the 'back 18', how often do you get that?
- course winds in a Giant Figure 8 pattern throughout the park
Cons: - shots are not as varied as the front 18
- course can be confusing at times, as the signs do not deptict where the next whole begins
- signs are not always next to pad, leading to confusion
- tees are very spread out
Other Thoughts: Navigating this course may be a little bit more challenging then the front, but it still makes for a good time
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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