Too much goose poo to be enjoyable
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Pros: 9 holes in a city park that plays in open fields around the perimeter of the park. The baskets are sweet looking orange colored- I love courses that use the different available colors. In a more open park like this, the orange is still plenty visible from the tee. The tees are concrete and signs are sufficient. There is plenty of room to park. There are other park activities here- ball fields, walking trail, playground. There are restrooms near hole 3's basket.
Cons: The biggest con for me was the goose poop- it was absolutely everywhere on holes 3-7 that play around the pond. It was hard not to step on any, it smelled bad, and maybe the worst part was that your disc was probably going to land in a pile on every shot- pretty disgusting. This may seem like a minor thing, but I have never seen this much goose poop at any lake or even the zoo! The fairways, naturally, also had flocks of geese on them, which could get hit with a disc, and they get mad at you when you try to get your disc!
There is a walking trail throughout the park that runs along many of the holes- not busy when I played, but I have heard that sometimes the course is practically unplayable during certain times.
There is a large pond and a distant creek, but the water does not come into play once (unless you happen to make a horrendous throw coupled with some bad luck.)
-Hole #1's basket is close to the park road.
-Hole #2 plays along the road on a tall embankment/ditch with very high grass. The basket was close to the road, and it is very possible that a disc could land on the road or hit a swift moving car.
-I never found Hole #3's tee (although I think I now know where it is, but that puts it in a non-logical place.)
-Hole #5 was great until we saw the basket was practically outside the park boundaries in some wasteland behind an Eckerd drugstore. Sure, the creek is there in the distance, but it did not balance out the ugliness of the basket placement. (I am talking aesthetics, not hole shape.)
-#8 and #9 were designed unnaturally in an open field behind the baseball field and made for some odd walks and some backtracking and some confusion as to which basket and tee to use.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this course is not difficult, it is a quick play, and the pond does not come into play and grass is mowed so there is little chance to lose a disc.
The holes are mostly open and flat, some have a few trees or some tall grass to avoid, and the pond and creek do not really come into play, but are just a part of the scenery. The main road and a side hill come into play on holes 1 and 2. Overall, the hole style would be a good place to introduce somebody to disc golf (during times when the geese aren't there if possible).
Recommendation- good for new players and locals, but not one you would want to travel long distances to come and play. This course is not really near anything significant and it is a pretty good drive to get to another course.
Hole 1 and the practice basket are to the right once you enter the park. Kind of confusing because hole #2 is on the left and right next to the parking lot on the left side. (I actually started there on accident and then finished with #1.)
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