1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 1- The wide open distance. On most of the holes you can just let it rip & not pay for it to bad if you threw a not so perfect shot.
2- Golf Carts. It's a real long walk.
3- Well maintained
4- Nice lanscaping
5- Multiple tees. Blue tees are concrete. Well marked.
6- Bathrooms on the course.
Cons: 1- Terrible markings if any for white or red tees. However the blue tees had nice marker posts showing where the other tees are supposed to be. We played the red tees & just agreed on a start spot based on the sign at the blue tee.
2- Next tee markings could be better.
Other Thoughts: If you walk the course you pay $1. $5 extra to get a cart. I would recommend getting a course map when you pay, that's the only way we stayed on course. Played mid-day during the week, we were the only ones on the course. Lost a disk on hole #7, my fault bad shot, a little to far left but man did it have some distance. Proud of that fact even though I lost the disc.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Bring your Big arm.
Pros: Wow... At 12,125 from the Blues tees this course is long averaging 505 per hole. Concrete pads for the white tees start you off, manicured fairways allows for rollers and great skips. With long holes people tend to try to crank out their long drives possible, however unless you take in to consideration the wind you can find your self in the water. The ponds are lined so getting in them will get you kicked out however they do offer use of their pole to help retrieve your disc, which you will need to ask for at the pro shop.
At 855 this course has one of the longest hole I have played here in FL. With no elevation change, and water that you need to circumnavigate, this hole will make you work for that 5.
CARTS..... How many times do you get to drive around and play...
Cons: While there is distances listed on the tees for both the red and the white tees they are not there. We tried to find them and it is not likely that you can find 50% of them. The ones that you do find are mostly under tree cover which leads to slipping on the dead leaves on the ground.
Other Thoughts: Pro shop sells disc and accessories. There is also food available at certain times.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Fun improving course
Pros: [Updated 4/25/09]
I played this course again since my first go around and for starters the layout has changed for the better! In the updated layout there are still multiple tees per hole, the overall length of the holes has been shortened yet still retains some lengthy shots for those that love to throw for distance!! Throwing over other holes doesn't exist, only once do you find yourself walking across someone's tee but that's easily walked around if someone were playing. Trees are present but not in abundance.
The most obvious pro of this course is the length of the holes. More than one hole on the course is over 1,000 feet. I personally can launch a disc (Xcaliber) close to 500 feet and enjoy working on getting it further. This course provides wide open lengthy shots. My daily course, the Greenway here in Ocala is much more technical but doesn't have the open distance Pine Oaks does. This course is built on 9 holes of a ball golf course and offers ball golf type mounds on a generally flat state's terrain. A couple times water makes your shot slightly technical (One of the workers mentioned if you lose your disc in the water, they have some people that periodically retrieve the discs and if your name and # are on them they will call you), especially to a new thrower. The course again is built on a golf course and there are still 18 playable ball golf holes available to play so that means there's a shop, bathrooms, drinks, even golf carts for rent. I went with a group of 4 and next time we'll rent a cart.
Cons: [Updated 4/25/09]
Once again, the layout has changed on this course for the better. I would like to add to the Cons that although there are bathrooms about halfway through the course, locals tell me and I found out the hard way, they are always LOCKED. Not good times! Also, finding the next hole is still a challenge.
Again, this category is very obvious. The layout. Horrible! Downright Horrible! There are times when you are throwing your disc and reading a sign warning you of flying discs. This is because someone's potentially going to be throwing over your head to get to their hole. In addition to wearing a helmet to this course, you might want to bring your GPS. Finding the next tee can be difficult. At one point our group of 4 split up just to find the next tee. Another time one of our players was within putting range of the wrong hole and only shot at the right one because another scattered group had made the same mistake and were waving their arms frantically to get our attention.
Other Thoughts: [Updated 4/25/09]
This is a new course and is still "growing" Hopefully you will take the time not only to read this post and others but also post your own thoughts!! This course is a lot of fun and the things that would now bring it past a 3 in my mind are minor like signs for the next tee, signs at the tee for par and distance on shots, perhaps physical launching pads and yes, UNLOCKED BATHROOMS.
I must note my girlfriend who came only to play with me stopped throwing after the 8th hole because they were too long. Also, we had to retrieve two discs from the water from inexperienced players. So length and water hazards could be Cons in some players' books. I don't layout disc golf courses nor do I ever see myself doing so. With that said, someone truly needs to help whoever laid this course out. [Done, THANK YOU] Hopefully in the future, the near future... the course will become what it has in potential.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great property, lovely trees and very little interaction with non-disc golfers. Has the potential to be developed into a solid course.
Cons: Over-lapping fairways, under utilizes the three lakes present on the property and it is way too long for the casual player to ever appreciate.
Other Thoughts: I love long shots, but let's be real. The addition of dogleg shots would be good; straight to the hole is boring. I look to the future and hope this course can be developed with more input from local players.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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