1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: You won't have problems finding each hole.
Nor will you get lost.
Basic shots to get familiar with the game.
Cons: Possibility of throwing into yards past hole 2.
Other Thoughts: Theres tons of squirrels!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Good Par Three
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Clean course
-Nice tee signs at each hole
-Looked to be a nice family area
-Lots of shade
-Good map and description of how to play disc golf at hole 1
-Good for novice and pros
-Easy to navigate
-Nice combination of shots to use on this course
Cons: -no concrete tee pads as of yet
-not the best place to play after a good rain
-no long distant shots to work on (all shots to the baskets are peppered with trees)
Other Thoughts: I have to say i really enjoyed this small 9 hole course. The first tee is between the parking lot and the road which you enter the park on, so you really can't miss it. The map was nice and new, and the rules ffor disc golf were also good to see. Each tee pad had a good descriptive tee sign which showed direction(s), distance, and par of each hole. There was a kids playground there, plus a couple of pic nic tables and I believe a pavillion w/bathrooms, I did not go there so I am not for sure. A few people playing while I was there. Being a 9 hole course you can navigate your way through a quick game in about 20 minutes. Nice clean park. The only debris was natural from all the rain happening in the area lately. No concrete tee pads which made for some wet and slippery tee pads. Some were really just puddles. For tee offs there are yellow tee blocks in the ground to mark the hole and boundary for each natural 'pad.' This was really my biggest concern, the non concrete tee pads, which may come in the future. Really good shade throughout the course. I did enjoy the different combinations that could be used at each hole. There are opportunities for aces on this course for sure. Birdies for am's and pro's shouldn't be much of a problem. If you can shoot straight and far, you will master this course right away. I believe the farthest holes are just over 300', however the trees can make it interesting.
Hope to play this course again, and the only reason I did not give this course a higher rating was because of the tee pads and it being a short course. There are other courses in the area, but stop by and play this one to get in a good short game.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Not too shabby!
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: For a nine hole course, I found the shot variety required quite diverse, and none of the holes are gimmies. It's challenging to shoot under par. The course is tight and technical. There is a good deal of shade and the park is very clean, it drains well, it's easy to navigate and the signage is very professional.
Cons: Rarely do I rate 9-hole courses higher than a 3, and that's when they are really spectacular. If a 9-hole course is worth playing more than once I will rate it at least 2 1/2. While this course was worth playing once, it just didn't capture my imagination, especially when the Pensacola area has so many better courses to play.
The teeboxes being sandy are sure to erode relatively fast. I played from the back or the sides of the teeboxes.
Other Thoughts: Definitely worth playing once, due to the course design which is definitely challenging and fun. Kinda feels like playing in someone's back yard as there are several homes backed up against the park fence.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very well marked, not crowded, few areas to lose a disk (just under leaves if anywhere)
Cons: Other people in the park like to use the holes for other things like football targets, tee boxes getting torn up
Other Thoughts: I love this course, 3 minutes from my home, its a fun little 9 hole course with enough trees to make it a challenge for better players, I play between 1-3 times a wk, and if I just want 9 holes its pretty quick!
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Good Beginner Course
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 1. Signage- Best I've seen. Color graphic with distance, flight path, pin location and trees. Arrows on the bottom of some cages pointing the way to next tee.
2. Cages- Brand new annd easily spotted.
Course play/layout- Nice short beginner friendly course, but requires enough skill from a intermediate player to to score low. Mostly open except pine trees spread throughout course, but no low hanging branches to impede flight path.
3. Scenery- Nice typical family friendly municipal park with plenty of shade. Almost zero trash even though there aren't any trash cans on the course but, near it in the park.
4. Amenities- Restroom, picnic tables, ball fields and a playground that you could let your kids play at while you play DG around them if you so choose. Drinks and snacks within a block.
Cons: 1. Tee pads- There is a designated tee box area but, it is natural. These are already getting torn up and roots are beginning to be a problem with footing confidence.
2. Course challenge- Shot variety is severly lacking as you can play this whole course with the RHBH and FH shots. There is zero elevation change or hazards.
3. Amenities- Bathroom STANK! No discs for sale/rent in area if you're without and want to play. There were no bag holders or benches which isn't a huge deal but, nice to have.
Other Thoughts: This is not a destination course, but a fun, if you're in the area and don't have much time to play type of course. This is a very beginner and kid friendly course/park with other activies to make for a good family outting. This place was pretty much deserted when I played it so I don't think crowds are a problem. This course has room for improvement, but only minimally so it will never be more than a 3.0 in my eyes. Final piece of advice- If you're limited in time then come here...if you have the time and want a challenge almost any other course in the area would be a better choice!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Great for those trying to learn the game and try out different shots. No underbrush to deal with so it's easy to navigate and forgiving of errant shots ;). Clean and well-kept.
Cons: Only 9 holes. Some tees were not marked very well, but on the other hand it's impossible to get lost.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very nice course. You will not lose your disc. No under brush/thorns to deal with. Clean bathrooms and fountain. Nice for practicing, you can easy get around trees.
Cons: Tees are hard to find for the first time you play. Very small.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Hitzman Optimist dgc
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very clean park with virtually no underbrush, making it easy to get around and difficult to lose a disc. Decent shaded canopy of pines and live oaks. Several holes have multiple natural alleys to the pin. Restrooms, water fountains, benches & picnic tables along with some playground equipment. None of which should come into play.
Cons: "Natural" tees are marked with painted landscape timbers. No rules, map, directional or tee signs until early April 2012. Minimal room for expansion.
Other Thoughts: Designed as an introduction to disc golf rather than a course for advanced or pro-level play, but still fun for any level of play. Some lights around the course for night-time play. Great for a quick "lunch-time" round.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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