Saint Petersburg, FL
Azalea Park DGC Share
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Ace Design

1    1/18/2014   1/20/2014
Review By: reposado
Played: 145  Reviewed: 142  Exp: 3.8 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: While in essence, this is just an open block with a few scattered trees, they've done a really nice job of both making it play like more than that. This could have been a practice are, albeit a really nice and good-sized one, but it's been nicely designed so that it definitely qualifies as a disc golf course.

The best part about the course is really that all the holes shoot away from the road. For the amount of space here, I was sure that the roads that border all sides of the park would come into play but they did not. This does make for a non-intuitive layout, where each tee is in an odd direction from the previous basket but next tee signs point in the exact direction you need to go. It's the amenities like those signs which help make this a legitimate course. Nice tees and solid tee signs make a round here feel like a round.

And while there is not much challenge here, the layout has been worked to its fullest capabilities. The smattering of trees are used to force a little shot-shaping. The fairways are going to be open, but there will be at least one tree blocking a direct assault on most baskets.

This is the course I want to be within ten minutes of where I live. For locals, it's a really nice place to play a quick round or practice. If it was further than that, I probably wouldn't visit it unless I was passing by. But it's a nice area to play and with ace runs possible on every hole, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people joined me in that sentiment.
Cons: Ultimately though, it's only a single step from a practice course and though a lot of rounds could be played quickly here, experienced players will likely not want to.

It's just not that interesting. It's too short and too uncomplicated. It's as flat as my favorite tee-bird and there aren't enough trees to keep even an intermediate player from parking every hole.
Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a course suited to beginners, this is the one. A good amount of distance to allow multiple throws. A few obstacles to make sure there isn't a straight path every time. No strain. No risk of disc loss. No time spent looking for discs and no frustration.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Nice beginner city course

1    2/7/2011   2/7/2011
Review By: cyberspace wrangler
Played: 29  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 13.3 Years
This review was updated on 2/10/2011
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice clean park with excellent tee signs, gritted cement pad, and chainstar baskets. No underbrush or water. Azalea is a short, straightforward course. It is prefect for beginners. There's almost no way to lose a disc here. It's a nice open area with a few pine trees mostly on the edges. On each basket is an arrow pointing to the next tee. Hole #4 is the longest hole at 290/345ft

Cons: The course seem like it was designed by ball golfers. Mostly wide open shot with few trees except mid fairway. No trees guarding the pins or tee pads. There is enough land for short 18 quality holes. Hole 4 (290ft/345ft) has par at 4. Pedestrian can be an issue with the sidewalk boarding the course. It is also a multi use park with an elementary school across the street so it could be hard to play when school lets out at 2:50 p.m. - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 1:35 p.m. - Wednesday. No restrooms.
Other Thoughts: Not a course I would play often but it's still a decent course. It could be a great guerilla golf course .

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.


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