Great 9 Holer
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: -Easily the best 9 hole course that I have ever played.
- A good mix of lengths, from 450 to 150.
- A lot of big mature trees lining each hole to frame up the fairways.
- Lots of low cieling so erant shots get knocked down pretty quick.
- Flow from hole to hole was very easy to follow.
- Hole 8, man is tough 180' hole. It is a well done. For only being 180' you need to be dead on to get close.
- Lots of shaded areas to keep you out of the reach of the sun
- For it just being a little nine hole course it was very well kept.
- The holes are set up in a way that hole 9 finished right in line with hole 1 so you can just keep playing it over and over again.
- Not your everyday pitch and putt 9 hole course
Cons: -TEEPADS - They used crushed up seashells for the teepads and its loose seashells. Worse then loose sand. I ended up playing off to the side of the teepads and the sand was better to throw off of then those teepads. Literally the teepads are the only real bad thing about this course.
- Lots of low cielings. Its good and bad depending on who you are.
- Seems to favor the righty over the lefty. Hole 1,2,3,4,6,8 are more righty friendly while 5 is the only real hole that its better tobe a lefty. 7 and 9 are a wash.
Other Thoughts: This is a very fun 9 hole. They did a very good job with the land that they were given for this course. It seems like they didnt have to knock down a single tree to put this course in. It also looks like the park has a lot of room where the could expand if they wanted to.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Very Nice New Course
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a brand new 9 hole course that was built by the parks and rec division. It is a VERY nice 9 hole course with a great design and excellent use of the land that was available in the park!
There is a nice mix of hyzer and anhyzer shots with a couple long holes (but are very birdieable due to being par 4s) and an excellent short, tunnel hole (#8). You need to air it out for the final hole as it is wide open and a nice finishing Par 3.
This is a great beginner to intermediate course with some accuracy required or you can get into some deep and thick underbrush.
Excellent course sign at the beginning to explain the course rules and a map to show the way. This course is very, very easy to navigate without taking a map as there is an arrow indicating the direction of the next tee box on each basket. The number 8 tee box is a slight walk but cross the road and then turn right and you will see a sign indicating where it is. Enjoy the drive on this hole!
The tee boxes are made of crushed sand and seashells from the nearby lake and provided excellent footing.
Overall I was impressed by this course - from the design to construction.
If in the Wildwood, FL area and are looking for a quick 9 or even play it twice for 18, a stop at Lake Okahumpka DGC is a great idea. I think you will enjoy your round just like we did.
P.S. This was my dad's first time playing and he really enjoyed himself and said he will be back to play many times!
Cons: There are no real cons to the course that I had. Hole #1 is a great starting hole and with it being a Par 4, most people will have a good chance at Par or Birdie with a good drive and Hole #2 would be a long Par 3 or plays short as a Par 4 currently.
The underbrush and woods are very, very thick once you get off the fairway and we did lose a disc on hole #2. Keep your flight lower and you will not have issues if you get a little offline.
Other Thoughts: Thanks for putting in this great course! We live in IL near St. Louis and there are a lot of very good courses in our area that we play. This would fit right in with any of them. We will look forward to playing here when we visit my parents in the future!
My only suggestion would be to build 9 other Tees Boxes so if someone wants to play 18, the course would play slighly different. The other suggestion would be to have a 2nd pin location for each hole. This also allows the course to play slightly different from time to time as you can change some or all of the holes every month or so. These are fine tuning ideas but would help make this even better.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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