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At least the scenery was nice...
Pros: It's right on the bay, so the view is awesome. Easy course when you can find the tee pads. Wind adds some challenge. No real hazards to contend with.
Cons: Lack of a decent map - i used one of the signs on hand to try and figure it out, but it was of little use. Gave up trying to find the tees for 5 or 6.
Disc catchers are barely functional.
Other Thoughts: The only reason I didn't score this course lower is because it at least gave me something. The grass had not been cut the day i was there and the provided maps look like they were taped to real estate signs - and they weren't very good to use.
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*A nice view of the bay in the distance with some tall marsh grass
*Some nice tall pines and well manicured green grass in a clean park.
*Being a short, relatively open, Green level course it would be a good place to teach a brand new beginner how to throw.
-Tees: not marked at all. With no markers I just threw near the tee sign.
-Baskets: In Step baskets are weak, seem cheap with weak chains, and no numbers on them.
-Navigation: there's a map on every tee sign but since the tees aren't marked and there are usually several baskets in sight, it can still be confusing which basket to aim for. It would really help to have numbers on the baskets!
-Terrain: Too open and all very similar. Every hole feels about the same.
-Fairways: Lacking variety because too many straight holes and no doglegs right. 6 Straight/ 3 Left.
-Elevation changes: None; it's completely flat.
-Length variety: Very little. 11 of 110-185/ 5 of 200-285/ 1 of 305 ft.
-Greens: too open for my taste, so overall they were below average
-Very limited. There were a few trash cans, but no warm up basket, no message board, no benches.
Course Level = Green (most suited for kids, short throwers, and players rated 775-825.)
It's a good course for beginners because it's open and they can't lose a disc, but more experienced players won't find much challenge here.
~2 sets of tees allow you to play 18 holes, but the 2nd set aren't marked in any way and are just 25 ft straight behind the original 9. It's rather boring that they don't really add anything but a little bit of length.
~Tee signs: functional but below average
~An extremely basic map and a basic score card are available online. Make sure to bring the map with you. Having unmarked tees combined with several unnumbered baskets in sight it would be really hard to know where to throw without the map. Even so, I still made a few mistakes and had to replay to the correct hole.
~When I played in May the horse flies were horrible, nasty, and really annoying. This may only happen at certain times, but it was unpleasant.
As my rating indicates, my enjoyment of this course was quite low. Some aspects can't be changed-- such as being flat and a small park with all the same terrain. But if a few changes were made it would be much more enjoyable. Here are a few of my main suggestions: 1) Mark the tees. Even better would be to put down rubber pads; 2) Number the baskets. This would reduce a lot of navigation frustration and thus increase the "First Time Friendly" (FTF) factor; 3) Get new baskets that are permanently installed. My personal preferences are Mach Vs or Chainstars.
A note about my rating:
My rating is a subjective measure of my enjoyment
of the course, on the day I played it, and it is NOT intended to be a measure of the quality
of the course. My Enjoyment Ratings are given "on the curve" in relation to all other courses I've played.
Look in the "Links/Files" section for my files with Hole-by-hole ratings and a more detailed Overall review. You can also read more of my review philosophy and rating notes at Disc Golf Course Reviews
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