Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
Tradewinds Park Share
Uploaded By: PDXDuck Hole #8 (Taken 6/2009)
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 Very open course, and hot in the Summer!

2-4    8/4/2007   9/9/2009
Review By: Scott Van Dyke
Played: 30  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 20.3 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I play this course when visiting family in FLA. I'm from WI, so the scenery is a welcome change. Very cool little lizards just about everywhere you look.
"Butterfly World" is right next door, so if the family is not into discgolf, drop them off there, and walk over the first tee for the course.
There are some very nice looking areas on some of these holes. Very large trees, impressive canopy's, and very well maintained overall.
Cons: This course is hot in the Summertime. Because it's so open, there aren't too many places to escape the hot Florida sun. Bring water with you, and probably about 1.5 hours to play, as you will need to rest from time to time.
There is a marshy area, and some pretty thick bushy areas that make it very easy to loose your disc. If you keep things in the fairway however, you should have no worries.
Other Thoughts: Course is in a huge park, and could easily be expanded. I will be back everytime I'm in the area.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Bring lots of water & Bug Spray

1    8/29/2009   9/5/2009
Review By: nicemeup
Played: 11  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 5.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well laid out and very clean course with a lot of opportunities to air it out. Some interesting water holes - even if it did claim my Xcaliber. Good signs and well-maintained tee pads on all holes.
Cons: The last 3 or 4 holes seem to have just been crammed into the available space and not as well thought out as the rest of the course.Not a lot of elevation change between holes, but the area is pretty flat so not much that can be done about it. Also, it's South Florida, so it's ridiculously hot. Bring lots of water. During the summer I wouldn't recommend starting a round between 11:00am and 5:00pm. It's just too hot. Watch out for fire ants, mosquitoes, etc.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Now I know what to expect

2-4    6/17/2009   7/4/2009
Review By: psuchef
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Steady start to build your confidence then a challenging water hole with Tight Fairway on 7 (use a hydro), Wide open Middle holes where you can let it rip, a very nice finish after 15 on the back nine, Very open field between 18 and 1 to practice some great driving.
Cons: Bugs, Bring spray and watch for fire ants, definitely leave your flippy flopys at home. Very hot, not for the pup bring lotsa water, disciplined water holes (mangroves, swamp and a large right side lake), a lot of low lying water with creepy crawlies, wait a couple days after the rain. If you haven't played before be prepared to donate a disc or two to the swamps and lake, it's not worth going after discs with bugs snakes and lizards.
Other Thoughts: A little hard to navigate at first make sure to stay to the right past butterfly world a set of picnic tables and a wide open field will help you find the end of 18 and start of 1. The summers hot, the bugs, ants and swamps are unforgiving. I've played a few times and it's an addictive course to get hooked on, a good mix, expect to get wet in the summer and have fun, ahh Florida.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  how many discs can you lose?

5+    4/14/2009   4/18/2009
Review By: biscuit25
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 5.8 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Big, open fairways on most holes. Challenging for your wind-game. Still good for a beginner, but a challenge as well. Well laid-out holes. Not many people there at one time. good for a family with picnic capabilities and normal park fare(swingsets, etc.) Weekdays Free. Weekends cost 1.50 since park also offers Butterfly World. Excellent wooded holes. The pro tees are pretty groovy.
Cons: some areas should be weeded better. there are some spots where edges of fairway could be better maintained. since FL has a good collection of snakes, you will be less likely to go into tall grass to find your disc. when it rains a lot, course takes a long time to drain and there is tons of low lying, murky water(another disc grabber for newbies). this equals tons of mosquitos.
Other Thoughts: Bring your bug spray, tons of water(hot), occasionally, someone will get scuba gear and dredge the lake(write info on your discs) Wind is big factor on course(esp. on hole 5) This course forces you to be very centered and focused on your drives. Especially on some of the holes next to the water, but also on holes next to wooded areas. These areas are thick with lots of trees. When it rains a lot, you can lose your disc in the marshy muck. it has improved my game tremendously, and I lost a few discs to show for it. Overall, a great time.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    11/22/2008   12/7/2008
Review By: holmslice
Played: 23  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 6 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very big and wide open course at a beautiful 600 acre park. Several holes run along a big lake, but the lake should not come into play unless you are a lefty.
Cons: This park is very aptly named. The wind is almost always a factor making even a short putt a difficult shot in some occasions. Most holes are very wide open and do not require any difficult shots.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course for players of all skill levels. The wide open fairways are great for beginners and the pro tees and alternate pin placements can add 200+ feet to some of the holes.

Tradewinds park is free during the week and $1.50 per person on weekends. The park is also open on most hollidays.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Big Shot Course

5+    7/20/2007   11/3/2008
Review By: Dooley
Played: 102  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 21.3 Years
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Super big course, huge wide open shots. This is a big driver's paradise. A couple of really nice wholes and a signature peninsula green on um 6 or 7 depending on if you find 3.
Cons: Can be a confusing layout, and there are some serious switchbacks, but nobody is really ever playing here, so only a problem in tourneys. It's FLORIDA so you have to be able to play while wet, and bring your bug spray! Bring water if you are not used to the heat! Open course so be ready for a blazing sun.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 heat heat and more heat.

5+    8/14/2008   8/19/2008
Review By: disc-o maniac
Played: 11  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 6.2 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: wonderful layout. a very easy trail to follow with perfectly descriptive signs. wide open fields where you can just launch every disc in your bag. also some holes with a lot of skill required such as holes 3-6 are along water and with the slightest of wind its gone. hole 14 is hard because of trees everywhere you turn. with the right selections of shots you will definatly leave this course a better disc golfer
Cons: since its mostly open fields theres really no shade so the sun is just beating down on you nonstop (flaorida days could get as hot as 100 degrees). if you go late in july to august prepare to get caught in thunderstorms. bring lots of bug spray and sun lotion
Other Thoughts: even though there are water fountians the first one is on hole 15 so bring plenty of water and a lunch because the heat really takes away a lot of energy from you.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Decent, but nothing special

2/16/2008   7/6/2008
Review By: gcoghill
Played: 50  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 14.3 Years
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: 18 holes, nice secluded park. Course & park was empty when we played. Clean, well maintained.
Cons: Mostly in the open, challenges are just holes next to the nearby waterway. Have to pay to get into the park.
Other Thoughts: An OK course, and judging from the number of courses in the surrounding area, there's not much to choose from.

The park is nice, but the holes are mostly out in the open (from what I recall) and the biggest challenges are baskets placed right on the edge of the river running near most of the holes on the front nine.

I am a bit biased towards technical holes, at least a few on a course. Not much of that here.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Worth the trip

1    1/14/2000   5/14/2008
Review By: denny ritner
Played: 161  Reviewed: 107  Exp: 16.4 Years
This review was updated on 5/4/2011
8 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Beautiful Florida course. This track is quite challenging, yet still accessible for new players. A few nice risk-reward opportunities and several beautiful holes. Hole 3 is a moderately-long par 3 with water right and woods left and one of the most beautiful/best holes in all of disc golf.

Course definitely challenges your wind game.

Butterfly world on site is a nice visit for the family.
Cons: The course is a bit overly-crush biased.
Other Thoughts: Disagree with the other review of "tight" fairways. It's mostly wide-open.

Don't be a dirty discer. Leave the course cleaner than you found it!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 

7/7/2003   3/23/2008
Review By: mreed12
Played: 12  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 19.4 Years
1 Helpful / 12 Not
Pros: Very challenging course, tight fairways. Multiple throwing styles helps a lot here.
Cons: Wind can kill you.
Other Thoughts: Make sure you bring plenty of water.

1 of 13 people found this review helpful.

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