2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Well marked directions to next tee.
-Baskets are well maked.
-Good use of trees to make the course a little more interesting.
-All concrete tees.
Cons: -Course feels cramped. Many tees are close to homes.
-Busy park and you have to be aware of runners or people working out at the fitness stations.
-Water hazards are not really a factor.
Other Thoughts: This course is well laid out for the park that it is in. It is a small community park with a lot of activites; running/walking trails, baseball field, tennis courts, and more. The course and park feel small and the high population cause you to take more time with your throws.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Not very impressed with this short course...
Pros: Safe, family oriented park very close to Floridas' beautiful Emerald Gulf Coast. A short drive from one of the countries most visited family vacation destinations.
* Park amenities include tennis courts, handball court, baseball/softball field.
* Very nice concrete, tapered tee-pads.
* Benches at almost every hole.
* Innova Disc-catcher baskets.
*Course map and golf-pencils/scorecards at the kiosk near the first tee-pad.
Fairly easy course for the beginner to moderate player.
Cons: Only course in the area as of this review. Not very easy to navigate (i.e. no "next tee" signs). Water hazards on alot of the holes though the water is not very deep and disc retrieval is very possible. No trash cans at any of the tees.
Poor design on some of the holes, in my opinion. For example, on holes #6 & #10 they had an exercise station that was in the fairway/line to those baskets.
In another example of this courses poor design, you have to walk right next to (or across the fairway of) basket #4 just to get to tee-pad #3.
Fences in the way of some drives. Very muddy on some of the fairways causing some of the holes to be rendered unplayable. Overcrowded and several fairways have a walking/jogging path cutting through some of the fairways causing you to have to yield to path users. Stepping in canine fecal matter is possible on this course so watch your step!
Other Thoughts: I used to live in Ft. Walton Beach but started playing DG when I moved to Charlotte in 2008, so getting to play this course when I came back down to visit my folks was high up on the "to do" list.
I give it an "A+" for effort and feel that it is at least SOMETHING for the locals who want/need to be exposed to the sport yet it came off as a course that was just "shoved in" to an already existing park.
Make sure you check out the areas top-rated beaches while you are in the area! It is a must in the spring/summer time.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
First Time Here
Pros: Great variety basket to basket. Just enlarged from 9 to 18 baskets. Most baskets are under 300' so it's great for beginners who don't have the arm for distance drives.
Cons: Tee pads are grass and many are littered with roots.There is no sign directing you to the first pad and there is no course map. The signs at the tee pads only have a county/park logo and distance, there is no directional assistance.
Basket 13 was previously mentioned as being a flawed basket. To reach the basket you must avoid a 8' fence that encloses a piece of Federal Property. I lost a disc here, so if anyone finds a black lightning hookshot #2...
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed what little time I played the course. I'm sure after a few visits I would enjoy it more. My enjoyment is lessened when I have to guess where the baskets are.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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