Tees for all levels
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has some significant pros (but also some significant cons, as you'll see in the next section):
-Two or three tees on each hole. This makes it a perfect course for a family to play together or any group with players of various skill levels. If you are teaching your boyfriend/girlfriend/son/daughter/buddy/etc to play disc golf, bring them here.
-The course is well-maintained and scenic.
-The course has good pin placement on some holes, using the few trees that are on the course and the lake to add a fair amount of challenge to holes.
-The rough is easy to access for poorly thrown discs.
-Free during the week (you only pay on the weekends and holidays, $1.50 per person)
-Parking is really easy and the course was easy to find (just make sure you go to Tradewinds South).
Cons: -As a first timer, navigating the course is difficult. Pay close attention to the "Next Tee" arrows on the signs at each tee.
-Some of the holes were too open with no trees or obstacles or elevation changes.
-The course plays around a walking/jogging/biking path. Waiting for other users of the park slows down play.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course for beginners given the junior tee pads on every hole. Again, it's also wonderful for families and groups of people of varying skill levels. I was close to giving the course a score of 3.5, but the heat and waiting for passersby kept it at a 3.0. It's not a course that is worth trekking out of your way to get to, but it's a great local option.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 9 Not
mach x baskets !
Pros: the new mach x baskets are in ! designed by ken climo .perfect use of space .water trees swamps and lots of ob. all holes are different especially from the 3 different tee pads . the course was recently updated with some new tee pad and pin locations . several new trees and bushes have been added .
Cons: can get busy on the weekend and holidays big groups like to play there . also hot during the summer bring fluids .
Other Thoughts: if you visit sfl you have to play a least one round there !
2 of 11 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: A lot of open space in which to air it out.
Reasonably long holes in a well maintained course.
Multiple tee and basket positions.
Cons: Really poorly marked. Difficult to find way from tee to tee. Tees also point at strange angles relative to the holes.
Not a terribly creative course design.
3 of 10 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Great park for disc
Pros: Great coarse been playing here alot for the past 10 months.Good for begginers and for more adavnced players to work on different throws.
Cons: Watch out for ant hills. Pay to play on weekends only a buck fifty tho per person not to bad.
Other Thoughts: Park is really swampy right now still very playable had to skip holes 10 and 14.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
I got a chance to buy new dics
Pros: Fun walk around the park.
Makes you play smart. A lot of holes you have to lay-up your approach shot because the hole is nestled in the entrance to the woods.
Other holes, because of the wind, you need an accurate shot into the fairway instead of going for it and ending up in the water.
Cons: I played 4 rounds in 2 days, as part of the Sizzler. Recreational player, and with the wind and hole location, it was not very Recreational Player friendly.
One hole you tee through the woods, does not require a skill shot, just luck
Other Thoughts: I may come and play it again next year, when my skill level is better. Although some holes are easy pitch and putt for easy pars and some birdies opportunities, the strong winds made them very long rounds
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Fun Round, Good Mix of Holes
Pros: Good signs, more than one signature hole, great placement of tees and holes (away from paths and roads for the most part); Decent mix of open and tight holes (though more open than not); 18 finishes back at 1 Tee. All-in all good course.
Cons: I could see the first 2 holes getting a bit clogged when there are folks waiting on hole 1; lack of elevation (though I am used to Northeast courses and no elevation is 'par for the course' in Florida).
Other Thoughts: Wonderful layout, great use of that piece of the park - can't wait to play again on my regular visits to Ft Lauderdale. Wavered on giving 3.5, but its closer to a 4 - so there you go, a bit inflated but it'll work.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun well balanced course
Pros: The course is well maintained and has a good variety of holes for beginners. Although friendly to beginners many holes are good distance and could tell that even advanced players were challenged on many holes. The main office at the entrance has a free map of the course to help orient players. Some walking/jogging trails overlap with course but not really a problem, just need to play responsibly.
Cons: Some holes get waterlogged after rain and mosquitoes are vicious at a few holes so might want to bring repellent.
Other Thoughts: Very happy I chose this as my first course.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice course on a different day
Pros: Very pretty course. There is a good mix of open fairways and wooded areas. The tees all have maps of the pin positions. On a day that isn't windy it would be great for long arms.
Cons: Some of the layout is a little tight. The pins and tees almost overlap in places. There is also a jog path winding through the course. I bet you hear "4" a lot on a busy day. I would also bring a map because you can usually see more than one pin from the tee and it isn't always obvious.
Other Thoughts: I really picked the wrong day to play. The entire middle of the course including most or all of 8, 9, 10, 11 and 18 was a vast inland sea. This wasn't wet grass but a foot of standing water. Several other holes had +3" of water around the tee or pin. I would call a local before making the drive.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Wild and Wooly Winds
Pros: Tradewinds DGC is mostly flat, mostly wide open, and VERY windy in my one and only visit. There are holes that play next to the water, but with good drives it should be easy keep your plastic dry on the roomy fairways. The added challenge of playing the long holes in strong winds is the reason I boosted my rating from 2.5 to 3. There is an awesome alternate hole that is not on the scorecard or the course map. It is parallel to #10, and you can see the basket next to the target for #10. 10b. is my favorite hole on the course. It is a straight, low mid range shot through thick twisted vines and cool looking tropical vegetation.
The park is nice and well kept, and the course is pretty well marked and easy to follow. There are tee signs and concrete pads, with short tees on many holes. There are benches and trash cans throughout, and a water fountain after #15. Baskets are in good condition. I played while the local club was holding league play or doubles, but all players were very friendly and allowed me to play through.
Cons: This course is mostly wide open and flat, so the wind is the main challenge. Would be rather hot and sort of boring on a calm day, if there ever are any. There is not much shade at all. Posted at the entrance was a sign warning not to leave valuables in your car, which made me nervous since I was traveling with all of my gear. The extra cars there for league night made me less apprehensive. There are other users at the park, and walking paths near some fairways, so you may have to wait occasionally. Cost to enter was $1.50.
Other Thoughts: Tradewinds is a decent course with some nice shots, but I wouldn't be overly excited to visit again. The oppressive heat and lack of variety make it less than remarkable in my opinion.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Wind, water and lots of letting loose
Pros: In an area of minimal disc golf choices Tradewinds Park DGC offers as much as any Florida course can. Making alot out of seemingly nothing, the course uses limited obsticles well.
The course is equipped with sufficient concrete tee pads, above average tee signs, depicting map, par, distances from multilple tee pads to multiple basket locations. Mach 3 baskets in very good condition in use, with one basket per hole with various pin placements.
Although tee pads are relatively short for the length of the course the flat ground allows for an easy run up from behind the tee pads.
Water comes into play on a few holes, creating a very nice challange to a very open course. Groups of trees are used very well along the way, with a few baskets either tucked into the trees or right inside tree lines. Wind is also a very challenging factor to the course, which could make it very different on any given day.
Tradewinds Park DGC is in very good working order, all equipment in usable condition. Grass is very well taken care of. Seems as though the locals very much respect their only local course.
Cons: Just a few cons to this course, some which may be nitpicking, while others can't be helped.
Lack of elevation takes away from the challange here. Between this and lack of vegetation it really takes away from the challange. This course forces you to do nothing but chuck it out there and shoot relatively easy upshots for par. This also causes most of the course to feel quite repetitive.
Roads and pedestrian sidewalks come into play quite a bit. Good in the aspect of an OB line created(as far as the driveways), but takes away from the seclusion of the course. As this is a multi-use facility there is a chance of the course being occupied by joggers and such. At least they are easily seen on this open course
Tee pads are a bit slippery when damp, played in the morning and the dew on my shoes caused a few slips on tee-offs. Maybe my fault for not taking a bit off of my walk-up, but just something to be cautious about.
Other Thoughts: Tradewinds Park is a pleasure to play when down in the Broward County area. With the only other choice in Broward being Easterlin Park, they each offer something different, Tradewinds being distance and open, Easterlin being short and somewhat wooded. Big arms will enjoy Tradewinds, especially from the Pro tees.
This is a pay-to-play on the weekends, $1.50 per person, worth the price of admission.
A hole that I will never forget on this course is hole #7. With a fairway on the left, water along the right, and the basket sitting on a peninsula 300ish feet away it takes a gutsy shot off the tee to go for the deuce, or a conservitive drive to go for the easy 3.
Tradewinds is my favorite of the two in Broward, but together offer something completely different. Wish there were more courses around, but I'll take what I can get, Tradewinds is an enjoyable walk in the park.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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