Fun for a change of pace
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Pros: The course plays on an active ball-golf course, which means virtually no schule. It's fun to have the option to throw rollers on the tight fairways on many shots.
There are multi-shot holes and plenty of opportunity to air the discs out.
With the OB greens and some water hazards, there is a fair amount of technical challenge. Many of the basket placements use the mini-hills well to provide dynamic putting situations.
Three sets of tees provide multiple skill options.
The staff is very welcoming to disc golfers.
Cons: Without a proper disc golf map and no additional on-course signage, the course is a bit confusing.
Several of the disc golf tees were placed on slopes without adequate flat ground for run-ups. (the spots would have been fine for ball golfers to tee a ball.)
All tees are Au-natural and the baskets are less-than optimal.
Many of the distances listed on the scorecard did not seem to correspond closely with the actual distances. Many of the white and red tees are too long for the intended skill level, creating par 3.5 "'tweaner" holes that require a full drive, followed by a NAGS and a tap-in.
Some of the baskets crowd adjacent golf holes unsafely.
Hole 11 has a overly-difficult forced carry for less than advanced players that would result in the majority of that group losing plastic in the water.
The front nine is very redundant in design.
Other Thoughts: Worth a visit if you're in the area.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Great New Course
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Pros: Plays on a traditional ball course. Good open holes to air it out. some holes are sightly tight but no worries. Carts are available to rent. This can be a good idea in the summer since there is little shade.Easy to navigate ( just follow the ball course and there you are). NIce clubhouse with all types of beverages. Remember in Sarasota county no alcohol sales before noon on Sunday.
Cons: Single chain basksts. Some of the signs on the holes indicate distances. But sometimes they seem not to be correct (some seem alot shorter than the stated lengths).
Other Thoughts: A very fun course and being so new improvements will come. Please support this course. Freindly staff, and the Sarasota Sky Pilots will soon be holding weekly games. Met the dsigner and gave him a few thoughts. even though the teepads are grass they are quite level and work fine.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Good course for Venice Florda
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Pros: Open layout with lots of length which is definitely different than other local courses. The wind and water can make it challenging. If you live in the area it is a must play.
Cons: Some of the shots you can not see the water until after you have thrown your tee shot. I am sure Tee Signs will take care of this.
Other Thoughts: I like the fact that this course gives you a chance to air it out and throw some bomb drives. Also there is a lot of open land to throw rollers if you so choose.
There is not a lot of character though as each hole is easily forgotten as you walk to the next. No real signature holes. This could change over time. Still a welcome addition in Venice where there is no disc golf other than the pitch and putt on Pinebrook. Hopefully this will spark more interest in Disc Golf in the area. Such a great pastime.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
What a Pleasant Experiance!
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Pros: Wow! An awesome, new 18 hole course in Venice!
Start out at the club house, with a friendly staff. Get your scorecard, and a cart if desired. (The course can easily be walked). Beverages, including the adult type, and snacks are available. There is a practice basket/putting green.
3 sets of tees on almost every hole, ensure that all skill levels from rec to pro will enjoy playing here.
The course is very easy to navigate, as it follows the ball golf course layout. You could have ball golfers and disc golfers playing in the same groups!
The front nine is more open, and the back nine is a little more wooded.
Water comes into play on many holes, mostly on the back nine, and mostly from the pro/adv tees. There is only one water carry, with most of the water on the edges of the fairways, and behind a few pins.
The course has a little bit of elevation change, considering that most of this part of Florida is pretty flat.
Sand traps and the rough along the perimiter of the course are ob.
There are benches on every hole, and drinking water stations on the course.
Cons: No tee signs yet, but they are coming. Navigation is fairly easy though.
Grass tees. They are plenty big enough, and flat, and work alright. Concrete tees will probably be put in eventualy.
The course can be very windy.
Other Thoughts: What a pleasant experiance, playing this course was.
Most of our 18 hole courses down here are wooded jungle romps. This course is a more open type, with plenty of room to air it out! (It reminds me of Cliff Stevens).
SSP leagues and tournaments coming.
What a well designed and scenic course. Is this the future of disc golf? I hope so! I can't wait to get back and throw it again!
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