Estero, FL 
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Uploaded By: Dave242 Hole #17 (Taken 3/2014)
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Hole #17 Long Tee



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Not Quite a 4 Yet, But I Believe It Will Be

1    7/4/2014   7/4/2014
Review By: thrembo
Played: 84  Reviewed: 37  Exp: 39.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A natural beauty, this course plays through a large multiuse park, featuring several lakes, light to moderately wooded fairways, and a large (by SW Florida standards) hill.

The course is somewhat easy to navigate, with good pacing and flow.

The holes range from medium length to long, and offer plenty of challenge. You probably will use every disc in your bag here.

Most holes have two sets of brand new large size concrete tee pads, that are super grippy. Well done.

Map/scorecards available in rec center and on the board by hole 1.

Some pavillions with picnic tables provide a few nice places to take a rest.

The park was very clean, and well maintained. They were mowing the park on the morning of July 4th.

The course has a huge fun factor.
Cons: So why did I only give it a 3.5 for right now?

No tee signs...yet. Having tee signs, and a couple of next tee signs would definately push this course up to the next level.

Hole 10. 312 ft from the short tees. But, you have to tee off right through a wooded area, with an extremely narrow gap. Just a tad hard for my liking. This is not a beginer friendly course. Multiple water carries and longer distances may scare off the casual players.

Alot of the baskets are at diferent hieghts. Someone needs to go through and reset a few baskets to the proper hieght.

Multi use park. There were some children watching us tee off on hole 17. A long bomb off the top of a hill. Sure enough, as soon as my buddy threw, one of the children bolted after the disc, and chased it 400' down the hill, and ran it back to us. Then one of the other children started freaking out, and screaming for his mommy. He got up the hill ok, but wasn't sure how to get back down.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course, that's almost done, and is probably going to be the nicest course in the Ft Myers area. With gold and blue level tees though, I would again stress that this course is probably not for beginers.

I will raise my score on this course up, if and when they get her done!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

New and improved

5+    2/11/2014   2/11/2014
Review By: BigTexas
Played: 23  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 26 Years
This review was updated on 6/23/2014
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: playing from Pro tees are 7200+ feet Fun long difficult course that focuses on shot shaping and disc placement. Course was designed to use all types of shots forehand and backhand Lots of dangerous water hazards but with executable safe options if player opts to avoid big water shots from the pro tees. With OB's and the few mandos included in the design this course is head and shoulders over any other local course.
Long holes, placement drives and steady up shots this course will make you work for a good score , and the winds change dramatically from morning to afternoon so it plays different from morning to afternoon rounds. all new tee pads are in place.
Other Thoughts: ALL THE PADS ARE POURED! Signage is soon to follow as well as benches.
If you lose a disc check with the front desk of the Park office the lakes are raked and ALL plastic found is turned in to the front desk of the park office, bring an ID the person behind the counter will only turn over discs to the person named on the disc. No "I am picking it up for my buddy", allowed

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Formidable

2-4    2/1/2014   2/7/2014
Review By: pokrplayr
Played: 195  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 14.4 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Demanding of the finest golf shots throughout the course starting with the first throw of the day, over a lake. There are multiple baskets that play over or near the water, giving you that "should I throw it at the basket or play it safe" deliberation when deciding your line. Opportunities to really air one out and a nice mixture of technical lanes moving left to right, right to left, and straight as an arrow. The 'short' tees play much different than the long tees giving this course 36 different looks from the box.
Cons: A lot of chances to lose a disc and once it's gone it's unlikely retrievable, even the 'short' tees play very challenging around the water.
Other Thoughts: The course has recently undergone a renovation by Baxter Frost a local pro/ architect that has obviously put a lot of thought and effort into making this a high standard course.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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