0 Helpful / 2 Not
A nice day at the Park
Pros: Very beautiful with the lake and scenery. Wide open shots and narrow ones. A very creative couse design. Public restrooms.
Cons: Lots of pedestrian traffic that can really hold up your game, it gets really busy on weekends.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
A lot of Fun and Technically Challenging
Pros: This course was just plain fun!!! Not really long overall, although a few holes had some length. Most holes were around 300' but technical. A lot of trees to navigate around. Water comes into play on about 4 hole and it was always to the left of the tees. I used several different shots to play the course. Multiple hole placements on each hole
Nice concrete teepads, long enough to get your throw out the box well. Most holes had a pro and novice teepad. Signage was accurate but vague. Very clean park, had cans scattered about to help it stay that way. Very well groomed course. Bathrooms at hole #17. Practice hole for putting next to parking. Signs to direct you to next teepad. Excellent flow!!!
People I encountered, golfers and non, were very friendly. Doubles on Tues. @ 6 and Singles Tourney on Sunday mornings.
Cons: I really don't set out to find faults in a course unless they are glaring, so this course doesn't have really any. If I had to find any faults, it would be:
1) Waiting for other park users to pass on the paths (which wasn't bad at all).
2) Could use another restroom around hole #9
3) A Pro-Shop to replace discs lost in the drink and to provide drinks when it is hot
4) Not much elevation change
5) Upgraded hole signage that gave a better visualization of the hole and which placement
These faults are nominal at best and if they were "fixed" this would be a 4.5 course easily
Other Thoughts: Has everything needed to keep you coming back!! A wonderful experience regardless of your skill level
I met a lot of good friends at this course while living in Seminole. The guys are just great and we played at a lot of other courses together. So thanks to the crew there for making me welcome and part of the crew (Mark, C.R., Bill, etc)
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: nice course design. a variety of shots needed. at least half the course is birdie-able. nice park setting.
Cons: pedestrian traffic can slow the round a bit(back nine mainly).
Other Thoughts: I nick-named this course " pinehurst", for obvious reasons. I consider the pines great equalizers. a challenge for all skill levels.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautiful park around a large lake. The course is quite a bit different than the other courses in the area. Fun holes that can all be reached from the tee. There is water, but you will most likely not come anywhere close to it if you are of the advanced or higher level.
Cons: Park is very crowded, and you have to wait on many of the tees or even skip holes because it gets so crowded. Safety is an issue to as people on the walking trail could easily be hit by errant throws. The course is nice, but the holes are very packed together. Many holes where you are very close if not on another fairway.
Other Thoughts: I played here twice because it was so crowded the first day that we played. The second round was much better, but we still had to let a few joggers pass by. I enjoyed the course and the park. Also there is a nice sized alligator that sits on the bank of the left pond as you drive into the park. A nice course to compliment the rest of the Tampa area courses. I can't complain as I birdied 9 of the 18 holes :)
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 3 Not
Worth a visit
Pros: Very attractive park. Tall pines serve as a canopy and wind coming off the lake keeps things fairly cool.
Designer has done a very good job squeezing quality holes into a very small space.
Minimal schule, easy to navigate, high fun factor, appeals to a broad range of skill levels, nice eye candy on the jogging trail.
Cons: Several holes are tight on the jogging trail and players must wait to throw at times.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Course in Pinellas
Pros: A great course in Largo I've played at least a dozen times. The holes are reachable but challenging. Fairly wooded, foliage comes in to play on most holes, the lake on some. A few of the holes are long and most look like some thought was put in to them. Course is good for beginners and advanced players alike.
Cons: The only real con I can think of is that a pedestrian path runs adjacent to some of the holes, a picnic area by a couple of others. Delays are common and patience can be tested.
Other Thoughts: A relatively quick play on a scenic, challenging course.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Sweet Lakeside Course in Largo
Pros: Setting, overall consistency of holes
Cons: Most of the back 9 plays along a well used walking trail; thus you often have to be very patient on the tee on these holes, or just be prepared to skip a couple.
Other Thoughts: Disc golfers on the Gulf side of Tampa Bay have yet another cool course to play. Taylor Lake is a nice, straightforward disc golf course. Like all the parks in Pinellas County, it is exceptionally well maintained, and like many Florida courses, the plentiful trees, thick salt bush, and nice water views make up for the lack of elevation.
Unlike Cliff Stephens or Tocobaga, Taylor Lake presents a more typical disc golf experience, but with the typical lush Florida landscape. Definitely a standard par 54 course, Taylor Lake is neither woods nor open on most holes; instead most are a combination. The trees are present, but rarely thick. The salt bush thickets can eat your disc, but not often. Finally, only one hole plays over the water, but the lake provides a nice view for the whole round. Taylor Lake is pretty straighforward, no dog legs or even really tough fades out here, but the course does have a few reasonably long holes, so that only the longest drivers will be putting with their second shot. The concrete teepads and nice wooden signs are a plus. The course lacks any truly distinctive holes or features, but instead is solid throughout, with reasonable but challenging holes, a good environment, and decent amenities.
In such a disc golf rich environment, Taylor Lake simply makes the rich richer. The area has something for every level of player, with courses perfect for beginners, casual players, and even pros. Taylor Lake's balance should make it a good course for players of all skill levels, and you should check it out if you get the chance.
Favorite Hole - #7 - Plays into only grove of oaks on course, forming a nice alley to shoot up a small incline, with view of lake to the right.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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