Best bud's home turf
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well, it isn't Cliff Stephens, but that doesn't mean it's not a challenge.
Hammock Park is one of those courses where, if you haven't played there, you're probably thinking it's your typical small park course.
Truthfully, you'll be fine with a mid and a putter here, but there are plenty of challenges. The extra nine tees make this an incredible play. A couple holes are wide open, a few offer one or two simple obstacles that need a line to miss, some are wooded, and others are flat out sadistic; something for everyone! Though it's tighter than Youth Park and about as short as Azalea, it's nowhere near as repetitive.
It's attached to Hammock Park, so there's plenty to do. And the neighborhood is nice; my best buddy lives up this way and we play here a lot.
Close to the Pinellas Trail, so it's accessible by bike or feet.
Restrooms in Hammock Park and a few picnic shelters, along with nature trails and a playground, so something for the whole family.
Very close to St. Andrews (just north up Alt. 19) if you're a ball golfer and a "frolfer."
Cons: No concrete pads. I could care less, but others may care more.
Navigation is difficult; no signage. The map is helpful but you have to know where north is.
Distances are written on the concrete tee markers but I'm not sure of the accuracy; some seem way off.
A couple tees force you to throw over the parking lot. Don't like this a whole lot; park near the picnic shelter if you can.
There's stagnant water around with the canals and ditches so bugs can be a problem, especially in the summer.
Other Thoughts: Declaring mando's here can be a lot of fun with the variety of lines and obstacles available (my favorite is through the picnic shelters so long as they're empty).
Not a course I'd go out of my way to play, but if you're tooling by on Alt. 19, definitely give it a throw. It's worth it.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Really liked it.
Pros: Very technical, almost like a motocross track in some spots. Very different natural environment from my home course in the mountains, which might be why I liked it. Water comes into play. Has a couple long holes, too. #6 has a big, low tree that creates a great target for your drive. If you get it through the tree, you're sitting pretty.
Cons: A little short, only 9 holes. Can be tricky to figure out where you're going if it's your first time. But aren't they all like that?
Very flat, except for a couple holes.
Other Thoughts: Worth an hour of your time.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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