Palm Bay, FL 
Palm Bay Regional Share
Uploaded By: reposado Hole #7 (Taken 5/2014)
3 / 280ft.   3 / 340ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #7 Long Tee



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PBR!!!

5+    5/7/2016   5/8/2016
Review By: projectpat
Played: 49  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 9 Years
This review was updated on 7/12/2016
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -18 holes. Two very different 9 hole loops.
-Design and Variety. Course design is top notch. The variety here is amazing. You have short/long, left/right and tight/open holes. Three water holes, lots of technical wooded holes, and several interesting greens. The course flow is good. Lots of next tee signs where needed.
-Brand new Baskets. Very nice. Catch great.
-Pro/Am pads. Blue/Red. Long/Short. They did a great job of making these routes differ in challenge. Reds make for a much more friendly round. Blues offer a challenge for anyone.
-Good signage. Nicely leveled carpet pads.
-Lots of benches. Very nice restrooms by the dog park.
-Drainage is good. Course is dry when others are flooded.
Cons: -Slippery pads. I actually prefer the carpet for wear and tear on shoes and legs. But when wet they can be slick.
-Trash. There are 3 cans on the course. Please try to use them.
Other Thoughts: This is easily the best course in the area and maybe the best in Florida. The Original 9 is one of the most diverse 9 hole layouts I've played. The Palm Course is aptly named and provides challenging tunnel shots and a beautiful water hole. A dedicated group has put in a lot of work and it shows. The course is very challenging while still being fun for all levels of golfer. Come get some PBR!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    11/16/2014   11/24/2014
Review By: someoldlefty
Played: 12  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 37.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A nice mix of long & not so long holes, require a variety of "golf" shots. Good use of the variety of trees. Some slight elevation changes which are rare on most Florida courses. The parking being across the street from the course gives a nice secluded feel to the course.
Cons: Carpet tee pads can be a little slippery when wet, and there are ants to be avoided.
Other Thoughts: Nice park in a growing community, near a high school. The locals are very friendly, clean restrooms near the course. Looking forward to the next 9 holes being completed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

A gem in the rough

5+    6/7/2014   6/7/2014
Review By: Jesterian
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
This review was updated on 3/31/2016
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Tight holes that require very specific golf shots
-Great shot variety and distance variety
-Pads are fairly even
-A and B pads for most holes
-Nice bathrooms not too far from the course
-Great baskets
-Some cool spots to stop and sit
Cons: -Some pretty dense bushes to lose discs in
-Pretty far out in the middle of nowhere

Other Thoughts: Update:

This course is now 18 holes! Most holes have multiple pads and all the pads are very flat with nice carpeting which may be preferable to cement for some people.

What a great course. It truly challenges. This is a course where shooting par is an accomplishment, just like in ball golf. It has two par 4s including a 600+ foot water hole.

There is no clear dominant shot required so throwing both forehand and backhand is a real bonus.

Many risk/reward opportunities. Water on some of the holes. The only thing it really lacks is elevation changes, but hey, welcome to Florida. I would say this course is unlikely to ever be a perfect 5 in my book, however I think my final review is going to be a 4.5

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    4/19/2014   4/29/2014
Review By: reposado
Played: 278  Reviewed: 276  Exp: 5.1 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course descriptions states that a back nine is in the works. I didn't see any sign of it, but if the second nine here is as good as the first, this has a chance to the be the best coastal course between Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale. A lot of it still has a raw feel, like it was freshly cut out of the woods, probably because it was cut out of the woods not too long ago. The nine holes features a sweet variety of fairways widths, from tight and wooded, Carolina-style, to a nice generous road-width path through light forest, to couple of wide open routes with scattered obstacles to throw around. There is also good variety in hole length, with holes ranging from two hundred feet to over five hundred.

The first hole traverses a generous path for over three hundred feet and then finished with a guarded basket on the left. The second is a real chance to air it out, with several routes around some central rough and long basket just beyond a small ridge. The next two holes are much more densely wooded and much shorter. They are fun punch-through-the-gap type holes. 5 provides another chance to air it out, this time by letting the disc hang over the pond before hyzering back to safety. Great hole which is made better by the clear shallow water. 6 and 8 bring back that terrain that was featured in the beginning but with some shorter holes while 7 is a bit longer and sports an interesting left finish.
Cons: It still is a bit rough and as of now, is only nine holes. Add another nine, throw some finishing touches on the whole thing and this will be a really good course. I have few complaints considering the stage of development and really I liked throwing all nine holes. Easily navigated, a few of the holes feature that rough characteristic of the area but it isn't as bad as elsewhere. I don't think they are on the way to a world-class course, but they will likely have one that's well worth the six miles from the highway.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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