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Pros: A varying of shots for all disc golfers. The local league/park has worked hard at creating a course that can be easy for the beginner or difficult for the more advanced players. Each hole has a pro and am teepad and multiple pin placements(according to map on pin placements).
The course was very quite with only a few people playing and very few people out on the course. This was the same when played in January too when the weather was cooler.
Holes: 3,11,12, and 16 were pretty narrow. 18 throws over the corner of a pond. 1-3, 10-18 are all pretty shaded and played through the palms and oaks.
The rec center staff were helpful in getting me a course map, which I recommend getting, and the rec center also has nice restrooms and cold water from the fountain!
All baskets were up kept well with not damage and all were marked with a number to help identify.
Cons: Brand new layout and design is the reason for the cons. But I am going to put them so that future players know. As the course improves and problems are taken care of I'll update the review.
A lot of trash, was disappointed in how much trash was on the course. Only a handful of trashcans, on #6 near the basket there is an old "dump" where locals have discarded trash and a lot of glass.
4-10 plays out in a palmetto forest. Literally cut down by a mower for fairways, stay straight and the palms are no worry, go right or left and your are on an Easter Egg hunt! The palms do come into effect in 11-17 but these holes are in the oaks and offered shade.
The league and park tried to put in signage but park users have vandalized the temp signs and finding your way can be difficult.
The tee area has no sign for distance or pin placement so walking ahead looking for baskets was a must, most teepads were either temporary pavers or the old rough concrete teepads.
Other Thoughts: Once navigation and signage is taken care of this will help boost the course. Being hot and confused looking for a teepad isn't fun. The trash unfortunately will take a while to collect as a combined effort from all park goers is the only way to fix the issue.
Overall it was a good experience and will play again.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
lose the pavers
Pros: new layout. Not as bushy
Cons: pavers?.... flow issue when people are on the tee of # 2 and people shooting 18 someone's gonna get hit. still lots of garbage. tree trimmings dumped in basket area... Course needs plantings some well placed trees would do this course well esp on the 2 long holes
Other Thoughts: course is short in length only throw a driver on 3 holes with all that space out there they could have at least 2 more @ 400ft. The course is showing promise but needs the difficulty needs to be turned up a bit. GET RID OF THE PAVERS
New NFM Course An Improvement!
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Pros: *This is a tenative review, as although the course is playable in its new layout, is is not quite complete.
All of the baskets are in, and in good shape.
The course features typical SW Florida flora and fuana with palm, oak, and pine trees to contend with. The fairways are well defined, but often tight and with some low cielings.
There is a good mix of hole lengths, and right/left turning fairways.
The tee pads (two sets per hole) are concrete or paver. Some of the paver block tees are shifting and breaking though. Hopefully they will all be concrete eventually. (Not all of the tee pads are in yet. The grass tees are clearly marked with pink flags and orange spray paint).
The league/park have done a good job of cleaning the brush up, but there are still a few "palmetto hell" holes where a disc could be lost.
The lake comes into play on a few holes, and there is a water carry.
From what I understand, the police have chased the homeless people out of the park.
The course uses a few of the original holes, some with new pin placements etc so the course retains a little of its original style.
Cons: The tee signs are going in, but navigation can be a little trickey. Temp next tee signs are up in a few places.
The course can tear you up. I recommend sturdy shoes, and long pants if possible.
Other Thoughts: I like this course alot better than the original one already. It makes better use of the land, and will be very cool when its done.
A note on finding hole 1: Enter the park and go past the library on your left. When you see the brand new rec center on your right, turn into the 1st parking lot on your right (east side of building) and follow to end. As of this writing the pro tees are in a little grass island on the left and the am tees are straight off the edge of the pavement. First basket tucked into the woods on the right side of the fairway. The other, more open basket that you will see is 18's.
Also, I strongly encourage getting the map from the rec center before heading out for the 1st time.
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