5 Helpful / 1 Not
Great for First-timers.
Pros: -Very relaxed atmosphere, and a great course to play on as a first timer.
-Landscape is great. I'm a central Florida native (used to flat, sandy ground) but it was nice to see some hills for a change.
-Course marked relatively well, not too difficult to find next tee/pin. Follows a pretty logical flow.
-Great water hazard.
-Hole 2 has an AWESOME elevation change. Could play that hole all day.
Cons: -Great water hazard. Ate one of my discs and almost another. Terrible place to try to chuck a disc near, especially if you're a noob and don't really understand the way a disc fades! (so my wife found out.)
-No public bathroom.
-Road on back of course [has higher-end houses with snobby people that think that standing in the middle of the fairway that you're trying to drive on is a good idea... even after you've pleaded with them to step aside...]
Other Thoughts: -Great local course that we'll play again and again.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Untouched by Suburbia
Pros: The Gateway Titans are nearly indestructible and in great shape. There are clear and informative tee signs on all nine holes and both sets of tees. For Florida there is a surprising amount of elevation in such a small area and it's used to the maximum advantage. The original tee pads are huge concrete slabs in great condition. Most holes would be fine with half the current size pads. There are multiple pin positions on every hole as well as two sets of tees. There are several tree stump benches scattered through the course. Picnic tables and grills would make for a nice lunch afterward.
The large trees and hanging moss force you to shoot low and technical. One hole shoots over a small lake and one of the pin locations for hole #1 is located on a ridge with the water as a back drop. The rest of the baskets were placed very well adding to the challenge. It's very beginner friendly (I took my Aunt there for the first time and she had a blast) with friendly local players. There is a welcome board near the pavilion. The holes offer a good variety of length as well.
Cons: It's only nine holes. If there was more land it would be very nice to see this as an eighteen hole course. Some of the secondary tees are in the middle of the previous fairway. A few of the fairways are also very close to each other. There are no maps available or next tee signs that I could find. There is minimal crossover and some tightness in holes five through seven, so watch your head for bad kicks. The welcome board is at the end of the course, not by hole one. The water is filled with algae and absolutely reeks (some fish might help clear it up). The tee pads for the back nine are small and uneven pavers, a not so welcome change from the front nine. I didn't see any bathrooms, but that doesn't mean they aren't there:)
Other Thoughts: The moss and aged trees make for some cool scenery that can only be found in Florida.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Decent but fun course
Pros: The elevation changes add a lot of variety and an element not normally seen around here so good usage of that alone is a major plus. Although it's only a nine basket course the addition of alternate teepads to bring it to 18 holes is executed pretty well. Signage is pretty good showing all the basket locations and distances though the accuracy on the distances is pertty sketchy. There are a lot of fun holes and the combination of trees and canopies forces you to get your lines and height right for good drives. The tee pads on the front nine are very nice.
Cons: Some of the holes on the back nine either lack imagination (being little more than the same hole from a longer distance or slightly different angle) and a couple are challenging due to annoying factors rather than quality design. The "pads" on the back nine are mostly terrible, short and narrow layouts of paving stones which usually have gaps between them and aren't always even. They would have been far better off leaving them as plain dirt if they weren't going to pour proper pads.
Other Thoughts: Limona is a nice course that I enjoy playing on from time to time and is a nice change of pace due to the elevation. It's probably no better than the 7th or 8th best course in the greater Tampa Bay area though.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 9 Not
Cons: Pin and tee box quality : 2 The tee pad for hole 18 seems to have washed away.
Lost disc recovery : 2 I lost my gazelle in the pond.
Terrain management : 2 There is lots of erosion that needs to be repaired.
Other Thoughts: Ease of finding next hole : 3
Hole info : 3
Layout : 3
Beginner friendly : 3
Variety : 3
Ease of finding course : 3
Fun factor : 3
0 of 9 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Valley Course with Double Tees
Pros: Limona is a well maintained course, located in a scenic valley, with few natural hazards other than a small pond and many large trees. The public park location is open year-round to all visitors, but it is used mainly by disc golfers.
Cons: The double tee layout is often a problem on busy days. Each basket has a tee pad for the front nine and the back nine assigned to it, possibly resulting in two players throwing at the same basket at the same time.
Other Thoughts: When the USF disc golf course is closed, Limona is the only close-by option for many Tampa area disc golfers.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Great course, minus the water...
Pros: Elevation changes (rare in FL), lots of trees/ shade, nicely kept, police living on site, and even water in play.
Cons: None that I can think of...
Other Thoughts: Gotta love the shade
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Nice tee pads and signage! Love the trees and Florida hills! Hole placement is nice...and it changes frequently.
Cons: Hole placement can be a negative...like on number one...they move it right on the water.
Other Thoughts: John E. Mccray sells discs there and is nice enough. This dude can flat out throw!! I am a beginner but this is a fun place to play though I avoid the water as much as possible.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Gem of Brandon
Pros: 1) Elevation change (and in Florida, too!)
2) Multiple basket placement options for each hole
3) Great, large, cement tee pads for holes 1-9
4) Good signage
5) Good use of space and well placed "mandos" to prevent overlapping fairways
6) Good level of difficulty for all skill levels
7) Variety of distances, with 200' up to about 390'
8) Different tee pads are marked as 10-18, allowing you to play a full 18 holes.
Cons: 1) Port-o-let
2) Tee pads for 10-18 are too short, need to pour up some of those big wide cement ones like on 1-9.
3) Limited garbage cans throughout course
4) Could be hard to figure out multiple tee pads if you're not with a local
Other Thoughts: Overall this course was challenging and fun. The water wasn't too intimidating, and won't come into play for most players until 13, in which case inexperienced players will lay up and/or go around the small lake, and better players will go over.
There was some trash left around the course, but in general it was very nicely kept. The elevation changes (rare in South / Central Florida courses) made for some more interesting shots, and there were still plenty of trees to map your shots and work on shaping lines around (or in my case, through...) If you're in the area, this is one that's worth playing. I enjoyed the challenges and layout of this course more than Sarasota's North Watertower Park and Clearwater's Northeast Coachman Park, which are slightly more technical courses with more trees.
Special thanks to JohnE McCray for showing me around the course and showing me how it's intended to be played. :)
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is quite a large piece of property to contain only 9 holes. It feels like the holes were very well laid out with plenty of room to work with. Some times these nine hole courses seem like they are squeezed into a property that is too small and so the planning is lacking. Not so here.
There are some really challenging shots: 2 & 9 in particular. 2 requires an extremely precise drive or roller with a palm in exactly the wrong place for an easy drive. 9 is long and uphill.
Elevation change is nice considering this is in Florida you don't see that much.
Water is in play on 4 &13 but not so much of a threat if you know how to throw straight or have a decent hyzer or sidearm shot in your bag.
Locals were very nice.
Mandos were unique sporting a goat design that is supposedly likened after the goat that is in the yard just beyond the fence on the north side of the lake.
What other courses have a "hot tub" hole. If you have been there you know what I am talking about. If you haven't been you will just have to go to find out.
Clever use of multiple tee pads to give the feel of 18 holes on a 9 pin course.
Cons: Would be great if this was a full 18 holes, just not the room for it.
I wish the water came a little more into play, like if hole 4 had an alternate pin right down by the water or further across the lake. Not a huge con but would be fun.
Not much bad to say about this course other than it is not a full 18 holes.
Other Thoughts: I will play this course again even though it is quite a drive. There is a group that plays there Monday around noon that sounds fun. If you are going to play a course in Tampa, play this one. If you are going to play courses in the Tampa Bay area, hit St. Pete/Clearwater first.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Quick and Fun
Pros: Of the limited choices Hillsborough county has to offer, this one is a gem. You won't find elevation changes like this at many courses in the Bay area. Great use of space and available obstacles, and creative touches like the raised basket make this course unique. Can be played many times and be different every time, due to varied tee's and pin locations. Looks as though it will drain well during rainy season. Course definitely is well maintained.
Cons: Could find two trash cans in the whole park. Layout is a little confusing on some holes for first timers. Although when I visited it wasn't too busy, I can see how it would get crowded easily. Some of the pavered tee pads were too small. I suspect these are temporary, as the course seems to be very well maintained and upgraded often
Other Thoughts: I played this course on quite the whim, as USF's course was closed (despite web saying it should be open)I thought this was a very fun beginner course, that can offer a challenge to a seasoned vet as well. I'm of moderate skill, and I found it fun enough to play through twice. It plays quickly so a second round is easy to fit in. I'll definitely be playing here more!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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