Venice, FL 
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3 / 120ft. Par / Distance:
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 A great small course

1    10/31/2010   10/31/2010
Review By: kfellmy
Played: 10  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 4.1 Years
This review was updated on 11/24/2010
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very tight shots on some holes. Every hole has some type of obstacle. Putters and Midrange discs only. No drivers needed. I loved the tightness of the course, it will make me a better player in tight spots. You could use an ultimate disc and play this course just fine. I like this course in such a small area. This the type of course I would like on my own property.
Cons: Only 9 holes, not that difficult. Take newbies here to learn how to play tough and tight courses. I really don't have any cons for this course. I believe every course has something good about it.
Other Thoughts: Played this on a Sunday and there was no one around. Good fun.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Pitch and Putt

2-4    10/13/2010   10/13/2010
Review By: poolsk8r
Played: 26  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 25.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice beginners course. Good practice for seasoned players for putt and approach. Easy to follow layout and nice baskets
Cons: it's TINY walked it twice in about 30 min... 18 holes in thirty... when was the last time you did that! I dont know maybe thats a Pro not a con
Other Thoughts: Putt and approach practice only. Bust out a putter and a mid you want to break in you may throw it once a round. Didnt do any run up drives at all basicly played the pad as point where a "Drive" landed and practiced my up shot and long putts

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    8/11/2010   8/14/2010
Review By: mattdabbs
Played: 63  Reviewed: 44  Exp: 11.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 9 holes of disc golf with very easy access to I-75. The baskets and tees are in excellent condition with the course being still very new. Excellent use of the tiny piece of land available for disc golf. This is a very beginner friendly course and the people I ran into were very friendly. Easy access to parking. This is a great place to practice putting and also an excellent course to practice putting around obstacles and tight tunnel upshots.
Cons: There are some drainage on the south side of the course. The holes are all very short with obstacles not really being all that difficult. The flow on the first two holes is confusing for a moment as are the couple holes on the back side of the course.
Other Thoughts: You don't need anyone to walk the course with as it is very straight forward. Just check the map on this site because you have to walk past some holes on the back of the course to get to the next hole and then work your way back toward the front. Could be confusing for a couple of minutes but the park is so small you couldn't get too messed up. Most players should have a really nice ace run on hole 9. You could rack up plenty of aces on the 90 foot straight hole 6.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Putt putt for the fun of it!

5+    7/14/2010   7/15/2010
Review By: denny ritner
Played: 161  Reviewed: 107  Exp: 16.4 Years
This review was updated on 5/4/2011
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This 9 hole course is fun and addictive! I'd call it the world's most difficult all par 2 course. It provides a very good fun challenge for beginners and will keep the short game in shape for even the world's best.

The course builders did a very good job getting the maximum out of roughly 2.5 acres.

The concrete tees, baskets and signs are all excellent. There are alternate pin locations that provide variety for the locals.

The holes that have been cut through the infamous bra-peps have very unique looks to them. The canopies have been well-preserved to provide good shade on much of the course.
Cons: Very, very short. No opportunities to use power.

Holes 4 and 9 have OB fences that are very much in play. Many players will throw over the fences.
Other Thoughts: The designers did a very good job with the given property. The course is fun and appeals to a wide range of skill levels.

The rating of 1.5 reflects:
Average course = (5+0)/2 = 2.5
Deduct .5 for only 9 holes
Deduct .5 for very, very short

Don't be a dirty discer! Leave the course cleaner than you found it.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Pinebrook park dgc

2-4    7/14/2010   7/14/2010
Review By: The Miniac
Played: 260  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 38.3 Years
This review was updated on 2/9/2011
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very convenient to I-75. Very quick play-time. Only really need a putter and maybe a mid-range. Plenty of shade on the wooded holes. Birdie & Ace % is likely to climb for regular players. Multiple pins. Excellent grip on tee pads.
Cons: Not going to give you much practice for driving. Some very punitive rough in wooded areas. Fence behind #9 pin is OB and has prongs. Be careful to stay in bounds.
Other Thoughts: Installed in early July 2010, this compact entry-level 9-holer is an efficient use of space between soccer fields and baseball fields. Prior to installation, it was, obviously, a landfill area for all of the other larger projects in the developmental stages of the park. Hence, you will find large chunks of concrete and dirt mounds.

The area was nowhere near ideal for a disc golf course, but with some clean up, has become a fun, beginner-friendly track that should help the newer players concentrate on the most important part of the game; basic short throws and putting. There is literally no need for a driver on this course.

Holes 1-3 are fairly open with minimal trees and bushes to navigate. Some young oak trees were planted on the fairway of #2. At hole 4 you get your first taste of Bra-peps (Brazilian pepper trees), an invasive and very aggressive specie to Florida.

There are several usages of the natural arches that occur with Bra-peps. Fairways 5 & 7 provide multiple "minimalist" windows for a line to the green. Even unsuccessful drives (up-shots, really) should leave the player within putting distance.

The 4'x8' concrete pads have an excellent grippy surface and there are 2 pin positions per fairway.
Due to the compact nature of the course, most longer pins are on roughly the same line as the short.

The course is easy to navigate. "Next tee" signs direct you on the transition from 1 to 2 and from 4 to 5.

The long position of hole #5 sits behind a mound to create a challenging putting situation. A flag is on order for the basket.

#6 is the shortest hole on the course and a flat-out ace-run. The longer pin position was installed in the fall of 2010 after the area grew in a bit. Call it "poor baby-sitting" with some unskilled labor cutting too much on another hole, which encroached on fairway #6.

Hole #8, provides a direct sight-line and a sweeping right turn. This fairway, like a few others requires an accurate throw and the rough is very punitive. Stay on the fairways!! Time will open the areas up a bit.

The only glaring safety issue is the green of #9, which is bordered by a chain-link fence. Rather than remove the fence bordering the fairway, the parks department installed a 30' high net above the fence making nearly impossible to go OB. Fairway #4 also borders a baseball diamond's outfield. Another tall net was installed here. The county also planted other bushes as barrier replacements for those bushes knocked down by tractors loaded with concrete when pouring the tees.

I expect that many players will find this course to be "beneath them", while others will love the course because it will increase their birdie and ace percentage.

If you show up expecting a crusher course, you will be disappointed. But if you find yourself there with an open mind, a putter, and maybe a mid-range, you should find it a fun change of pace.

The Miniac

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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