Needs better signage
Pros: - good variety of long/short & wooded/open holes
- 18 unique holes
Cons: - difficult to navigate (signage on holes displays hole # only)
- only one set of tees
- no tee pads, just a small concrete marker
Other Thoughts: Hole 17 is really tough when the wind is in your face. It is long and uphill.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Tees are marked even if a little difficult to find. Baskets are all there, although not marked per hole. The kiosk at the beginning of the course has faded ink that, if you can read it, gives a decent idea of the layout of the course. There is decent use of existing trees to force some non-straight routes.
There is parking near the course, although it says it is permit parking, and playing it at 5pm on a Tuesday probably gave little risk of getting in trouble.
There is also a port-o-john near the kiosk.
The layout is average, and very short. Hole 3 plays around a right turn and down a hill and was a decent challenge, although I overdrove it with my wizard. The others are somewhat bland, with the exception of Hole 8, at almost 500 feet, up over a hill, and you have to watch out for construction equipment on the right.
Fun to play for a quick round, but sadly, there are no "memorable" holes for me.
Cons: VERY basic. The layout is mostly flat with a couple holes utilizing some elevation change. I was able to drive all but 3 holes with my putter, it was so short.
Baskets are passable, and look to be DGA, but are single chain, and the tops seemed a little loose. They were kind of sketchy at catching a putt that had any zip on it.
There basically NO tees. There are numbered stones in the ground for a tee marker, but are not exactly easy to find. There are NO next tee signs, none of the baskets have hole numbers on them. The map on the kiosk requires a CSI magic light to be able to read, although I was able to gather enough off of it to play the course.
Other Thoughts: My rating of a 1.5 is a reflection on the course being there an complete, but otherwise of no challenge or more than basic fun to play. Length plays a great role in this as I don't like to be able to drive a putter to the pin on 2/3 of the holes.
If you are in the area, stop by, but by no means should you go out of your way, unless you have a beginner to introduce to the sport like I did.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: It was in a nice, wooded hilly portion of the campus. It had some nice navigating through the trees. A few interesting holes and the ability to switch up and play different tee to hole combinations, although I found the creek bed that way.
Cons: In one spot where a long drive was needed, you had to go around a fence for the football field. Any errant throw, and you have no way of retrieving your disc. Also, there were concrete benches near each basket, creating yet another obstacle to getting to the hole. The length is nowhere near 4200ft. I would guess no more than 2400, and that's a stretch.
Other Thoughts: If you live or have relatives in St Joe, it's worth a visit, but not worth the drive for out-of-towners.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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