3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Easy to navigate course, the tees were placed perfectly to use the trees and water as hazards. They use nearly all possible ground to squeeze in 18 when the park would likely be better suited for a long 9. Great detailed signs on the course. Very light brush, nearly none. If you dont throw into the drink you shouldnt lose a disk at all. Great long teepads. Many garbage cans, and a few sporadic benchs and tables.
Cons: The course appeared to have been attempted to have drainage made but it did little to help, it was entirely flooded, #3(?)'s tee was completely under water in fact, i had to play nearly 15 ft in front of it to not be standing in water. Bug spray was necessary. Most holes were nearly all the same. Lucky I was the only person playing at the time because more people could be dangerous, the greens are right next to each other quite often. It seemed like you kept going back and forth, each hole being 250'ish, then you turn around and throw right back. More shrubbery would be nice. Little to no chance of rollers because of the ditches and standing water in low spots(all over the course)
Other Thoughts: It was particularly difficult to locate this course, the park is poorly labeled and the neighborhood doesnt have any signs. I found it by taking US 19 then east on 67th, the map makes it seem that the course is on 62nd and the entrance is no where near that. It appeared it could be a nicer course when the water levels are lower. It was well maintained and used enough so its not dangerous. Dont go if you dont mind getting your shoes wet, its a bit swampy. Ill return when it hasnt rained in some time.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - Nice course maps and score cards can be printed online, picked up at Clearwater disc golf store, or picked up at hole 1.
- tees are pointlessly long (for those who need a run up for a 250 ft shot)
-Water comes in play on a few holes
- outside of the range of other park activities
- Nice tee signs, pretty easy navigation
-multiple concrete tees, some holes had alternate pins.
- bathroom facilities, a practice basket, and plenty of parking.
Cons: - This course was under 5 inches of water. a group of 4, playing ahead of us, quit at hole 3, my wife also quit at hole 3. It appears the park is already aware of this situation and working on a drainage system, when that system is in place I will add a star to the rating, but currently this course is unplayable if you are not prepared to play in ankle deep water.
- Alot of people were losing their discs in the little pond, supposedly there is a gator in the water, so get your disc at your own risk (I jumped in after my wife's disc with out worry.)
- monotonous,all 18 holes are 250-300ft straight shots with little to no shot variety. No elevation, no dog legs, no long tunnels, and little variety on distance.
- the ants and mosquitos are a problem as they swarm your discs and your legs. Bring bug spray and sunscreen.
Other Thoughts: I thought this would be a good beginner course, but this course is too risky for kids, disc loss would be too high, but the course is too simple for advanced players.
I spent more time and had more fun at the Clearwater disc golf store down the road, if you go to this course without stopping in, you'll be hexed and will miss your next 3 putts.
I drove by the Walgreens by the course and in neon lights is said "WE CARRY DISC GOLF EQUIPMENT", I would never have thought a pharmacy would carry Vibram putters as well as Gateway, Discraft, Innova, and Aerobie discs, This is truely a disc golf loving community with several great courses in the area.
WHEN THE DRAINAGE AREA IS FINISHED I WILL UPDATE THIS TO A 3 STAR COURSE!!!
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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