3 Helpful / 1 Not
It is what it is...
Pros: Great place to practice your putts or "ACE" race.
Other Thoughts: Ok, it isn't Bill Frederick Park in Orlando.
My wife and I stayed at resort last year for our anniversary and to partake in the Sarasota AM Championship. We live on the east coast of Florida and needed a place to stay. It is what it is. A nice place to practice or warm up prior to hitting a major course. It is just one of many things to do while staying at the resort. In fact we are gonna stay there again and again and again every time we play in Sarasota Disc Golf Events.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Kid-friendly pitch-and-putt; updated distances
Pros: They have 10 Discatcher baskets in good condition (9 holes plus a practice basket).
Someone has spent some time laying out a beginner/kid-friendly course, with some interesting lines for inexperienced players.
Excellent for a putter practice round, or to introduce a new player to the sport.
Discs are available for free loan from the Welcome Center.
Cons: Of the 9 holes here, only one hole is over 140 feet (174 feet), and all are easily driveable with a putter.
Will not provide challenge for an experienced player, unless you limit yourself somehow (one disc, wrong handed, etc.).
Not easy to find your way to the course without directions through the RV park, despite having driven by it on the main road. Gate was locked anyway, so we had to climb over to cross the small bridge.
Other Thoughts: I pretty much agree with Prerube's review on this course. I decided to pitch in my own when I saw that his is the only other review here. I also wanted to add the distance measurements provided on the official scorecard.
This course delivers what is intended, a place for beginners and younger players to have fun. If that were my primary goal, my review would be a 4, only downgrading due to the longish walk from the nearest parking area.
As a slightly more experienced player, it lacks a challenge for me, and the fee for entry is out of line with other area courses (all others locally are free). This course is a small part of a recreational facility in a large RV park, there are many other amenities worth checking out if you are concerned about value - mini golf, shuffleboard, huge pool and slide (extra charge for 3.5 story tall 'hippo slide'), hot tubs, etc..
In all, it is worth doing if you are introducing new players to the sport (especially kids), or if you are already headed to the resort for other activities. If neither situation describes you, I would recommend looking for another course in the area.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Play an ace race while your family parties.
Pros: Nice discatchers.
Practive basket out past hole 1.
Nearly aceing every hole keeps the courseas exciting as a tiny course with few obsticles can get.
No chance of disc loss
Even though the entire course is on the land the size of a football field there are still benches and many of the holes.
Cons: For $7.50 per person to get into the resort make sure you have time to enjoy one of the other activities to get your money's worth.
All 9 holes are placed on top of a Wiffle ball golf course on a chunk of land the size of a football feild.
Only one or two holes seemed to be over 100 feet, every shot was a long putt.
The practice basket appears to be basket one, infact it was a much more fun hole than the real hole one.
Other Thoughts: I was able to play the entire course with my putter in just over 5 minutes, it is a quick tiny course (much like nearby Peace Park, which is free), worth playing if you have the time to enjoy the resort, but not worth stopping for just for the disc golf. The resort offers a pool, inflatable slides, boating, tennis, wiffleball golf, shuffle board, and other activities.
When you enter take all lefts to get to the parking lot, walk through the RV park (West Oak St.) to the disc golf course.
This course appears to be designed for kids to use their frisbees on, not for disc golfers, but it is a fun place to practice long putts.
ESTIMATED hole breakdown
50-60 = 3
70-80 feet = 5
Over 120 feet= 1
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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