Nice quit fun day... IT'S ON THE GULF|!
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Signage ... Each hole was numbered and there are arrows pointing to holes in long transitions. +.5
Tee Pads and Baskets are legit. I just need to work on my putt :) ... +1
Design - A mix of drives, and approaches to keep it challenging yet fun. +.5
Restroom, Benches, Trash and Water... All good, but not great +.5
Cons: Signage ... no Complete course map or scorecard - .5
Design - No OUT and IN (although there is a restroom by the transfer). Although the land won't allow it, there is not much difficulty. -.5
Some water, more trash cans or or benches -.5
Other Thoughts: There is nothing here to deserve and extra point. This course is worth making a trip for. We didn't need to pay the entrance fee, ALTHOUGH YOU SHOULD NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT PAYING A FEW DOLLARS TO PLAY GOLF!!!!!!
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Starts slow, ends rough
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice open course for the most part. Nice looking area. If you have kids half the course keeps your next to the playground so you can still keep an eye on your kids while playing. First half of the course is great for beginners.
Cons: The first half is really short so it'll be a bit boring for intermediate or pro players. Course goes from boring to frustratingly cursing. The holes aren't hard per se but the high winds from the gulf (which is a good throw away) and the very thick bush is punishing for throws that get away from you. Holes 14 through 17 are all along the very thick bush so any errant throws have a very good chance of getting lost (which i found out the hard way).
Other Thoughts: The attached picture for the holes is no longer accurate for the course must have been changed. Lost a Champion Boss on hole 14.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Just Another Day at the Beach
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a very typical course with just enough foliage variation to make things interesting. There are wood signs for tee markers with the hole number painted on top and less than accurate distance measurements. The boxes are natural but in good condition and the baskets are in good condition as well. The difficulty level is just about perfect for the beginning to casual rec. players, and this is a great course to bring new players or families to.
The entire park area was empty when we played, and my guess is course traffic is usually pretty light. There are typical park amenities including raised bathrooms (thank you hurricanes), and a play area for the kids. A water park is currently being installed, another plus for enticing the family to come out, and fortunately with a little redesign - the course itself looks to stay intact. The map will give you a general idea of locations, however I didn't find it extremely helpful. Finally, did I mention you are literally playing a course 100 yards from the Gulf of Mexico - I think that's pretty cool.
BEST HOLE/S: #14
Cons: The water park, although a great park feature has forced some holes to be redone, and makes for some minor out-of-the-way walks, but I do applaud the efforts to retain the integrity of the course. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out in the future. However, the biggest complaint most players will have is the overall lack of wow factor. The course is steady eddie and besides a few holes hugging the thick rough, I didn't have to think too much. I shot one over and was a little upset at the score, so advanced players may probably get bored fairly quick. With distance a non-factor at 4500' your main work just trying to dodge a few trees and hold your lines.
I know this course says pay to play - but we didn't see any where to pay and weren't stopped by the few park trucks that drove by. Could be my ignorance, but my round was free.
WORST HOLE/S: #10; #11
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course basically because I wasn't expecting much and just wanted an easy casual round of golf. Tournament ready and championship caliber this place is not, nor does it try to be - so just understand that and enjoy a laid-back round by the beach. It's not a gimmie course be any means, which should keep the majority of players engaged, and if I had time I definitely would have played it again. I would warn you to stay out of the thick rough areas, bring your map, and keep an open mind. I did, and walked away feeling satisfied and happy that I made the trip.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Flushed by Katrina
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: If the trees don't suffer another hurricane in the next decade, it will start to mature into a stately course. Holes 1-8 are fairly short, and with just enough trees on them to makes things interesting yet beginner-friendly. Holes 9-18 are longer and open: you might pull out a fairway/distance driver a time or two. Makes a good first-timer course. #16 has a slight dip across a storm creek---the only elevation change on the course. You can play #s 1-8 and #18 and keep the kids playground in sight the entire time. Tees dirt, baskets good although some show hurricane damage. All holes have signage now.
Cons: Holes 4, 6-8, and 12-18 have scrappy woods on at least one side that could make for a few minutes of disc-hunting, though you're unlikely to lose any[this could change with increasing undergrowth]. Hot, muggy and buggy April-Oct., and with the vegetation in critical condition, you're in the sun a lot. $3 isn't worth it unless you're in the park for other purposes. During holidays expect some of the holes to be overwhelmed with picnickers. It was more interesting and wooded until Hurricane Katrina laid waste to it.
Other Thoughts: Camping on site, surf and pier fishing across the street at the beach. Casino with an excellent buffet 5 miles west. Most of the players are duffers camped here who throw from the sense of novelty/boredom/escape, so you rarely have much competition on the links.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: The course is layed out on very flat land. There are few obstacles to overcome.
Cons: Not a very challenging course. The tees are a bit difficult, but not impossible to find.
Other Thoughts: A course map and numbered tees would be awsome.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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