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 Great Intermediate course

2-4    8/1/2009   8/3/2009
Review By: solomon.trenton
Played: 75  Reviewed: 68  Exp: 6.3 Years
This review was updated on 3/24/2012
19 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course design offers an amazing amount of variety. You can grip and rip some shots whereas others have to be carefully planned. Some shots are only for tomahawks and others you have to hug the ground. Each tee has a well displayed picture and cement pads, so the navigation is vey easy. The few holes that tee off next to each other have bag holders which make waiting much easier. Several of the holes have next tee signs. This comes in handy because the signs are located when you can't see the tee pad. The Ranger hut that you check in at sells discs so if you're a little low you can stock up (I didn't check on prices though). There is a large bulletin board that has a huge course map and local disc golf info. There is a nice piece of astroturf to help you get up the hill after you tee off on 18 that helps tremendously. Possibly most important being that the course is in Florida is the facilities located at the start of both courses. There is a male and female bathroom, function hall, picnic tables, and a water fountain in the Carter Center.
Cons: Some of the baskets could use some TLC as the chains are starting to rust. Not only is there water on the course (not a bad thing in itself) it is very swampy and difficult to even get your floating discs. I was playing with my dad and cousin and we each lost a disc on hole five which has a lot more water than we all thought ; Near the water there were a ton of blind mosquitoes (ones you can't see) so it made it increasingly difficult to play through. Holes eight and nine both have overgrown tee pads: it took me a little while to find them, we actually passed them twice.
Other Thoughts: After you pay the entrance fee to get into the park follow the road all the way to the end and you will see a sign that says Carter Center and Disk Golf (yes it's actually spelled that way) to the right. Bring the course map that is given to you by the park ranger as you will need it. When I played it was 95 degrees and three of us went through over a gallon of water. If you're looking for some competition they do have a large weekly league.

Play T-2 and you will think you are in a totally different area.

19 of 19 people found this review helpful.

 Worth every penny

2-4    1/15/2009   7/15/2009
Review By: DavidSauls
Played: 115  Reviewed: 58  Exp: 19.5 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Firstly, this is one of 2 courses in a beautiful park. This older course is in the more manicured area, with lawn-quality mown grass on the shores of a nice lake. The park is pay-to-play, but also limited access (gated), which benefits the disc golf by limiting the amount of non-golfers on the course.

The course features moderately open holes with enough trees to work your shots around, modest elevation changes, and very little undergrowth to lose discs in. It's not terribly long or gold-course-challenging, but every hole is different, well-designed, and fun.

I'd rate the course alone 3.5, but it's paired with The Turkeynator (4.0), and both courses have front & back nines that loop back to the parking lot, giving you options to mix-&-match any combination of the 4 9-hole loops, or play 36 fine holes in one visit.

Navigation was easy, without a map.
Cons: Park closes early, before dark. And it really closes; they lock it up tight.

Other Thoughts: It's a great park, especially if you're on an Orlando vacation and need a few hours of peace and quiet and fine disc golf.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Not a bad course

2-4    7/24/2008   6/8/2009
Review By: ntwrk
Played: 16  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 18.7 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Long course
Variety of shots
Nice environment
Cons: Pay to play :)
Sometimes difficult to find the next tees your first couple of times out
Lost two discs trying to make the lake shot :(
Other Thoughts: Nice course and well maintained.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 very fun!!!!

2-4    3/22/2009   3/23/2009
Review By: DarrenFL
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 6.6 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: a lot of open driving and pretty much just trees so its kind of hard to lose any disc. small hills make the game really fun and challenging. never had to wait for other players to finish before i began teeing off. everyone moves quickly.
Cons: 1st time playing had a little trouble finding some holes
Other Thoughts: a really fun course. played it 3 times now and love it.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Worth Any Drive

2-4    2/27/2009   2/27/2009
Review By: landwhale07
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 7.5 Years
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Amazing variety in holes and difficulty. Very differing lengths in holes. Good course layout. New course is amazing but some blue tees are set up in spots that aren't even difficult theyre just insane. takes the fun from the hole and is nearly impossible to birdie.
Cons: The layout is too easy to follow. It's only #3 on my top 100 list.
Other Thoughts: Amaazing course.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    2/3/2009   2/3/2009
Review By: ebbs
Played: 97  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 24.6 Years
8 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: baths, camping-tent and cabins, very, very clean and safe, decent variety of discs sold at entry where you pay, great park setting with pretty lake, full service rv type camping also
Cons: 2 per person or 4 for car to play....this can be a pro if you like the return you get when you have to pay to play, many hitchhiker balls if you go in the rough, if the park is very busy there is the possiblity of people in the way but highly unlikely, in feb the gate closes at 5 and i'm sure the park ranger doesn't let like to let you out, if you are camping there maybe ask about night golf...the lady at the front gate said the ranger patrols every nite n/t 2 and 4...but lights were sold in that front office
Other Thoughts: 2 18 hole courses the T2 which is the new one and the T1/TT/T on the signs which is the old one

first off....if you are on vac or have the time to play only one course, go with the t2
the t2 would rank 3.5 to 4 and the t1 is a solid 3
the locals have it together with both courses and they have some alt baskets with yellow chains in the baskets for both courses, on the t2 these baskets will be a tougher basket using the same tee..on the t1 they have some alt 4, 5, and 7 going on and if you are not a local i would not recommend them as they are not on the map you can get at the gate

the t1
very wide open course for the most part but it does provide 5 to 7 holes that are tighter and you need to have the disc on a specific flight pattern to birdie, not woods tight at all though.
one should not lose any discs unless you are way off on your shot or you bomb one 60 feet past a basket, hole 5 would be a signature hole and a very possible disc loser, the hole plays with the pond on the right of the entire hole and the hole is about 350 to 450 with a bridge and woody area at about 250, tough hole and the wind makes it even tougher
the t1 course plays around the lake and the wind will be a factor making it a challenging round
although in the open the course will require you to play hyzers, s hooks, and fades as a rhbh player

the t2
requires you to have all shots in the bag
shorts are red and longs are blue
excellent signs at every long and every short tee pad for the hole
red tees are all concrete and just a tad too small or just right, about 3 by 7 feet
blue tees are the mats which it was dry while i played but are surprisingly really good and level
the t2 also has white and green short shorts which small children and really inexperienced players would enjoy
great signs but you have to have them as the walks b/t holes are quiet long, the map truly is nice but not required
signature holes are 5 and 16
5 is the 800 bomber that requires you to anhyzer off the tee and play through tough fairway trees (rhbh), a 4 is a great score on this hole and a 5 is more likely...the reds still play 530 or so
16 form the blues is 390 over the pond, tee is 10' off the water and the hole is 20' off the water, easy 340 to clear the water!
the t2 on holes 12 ish thru 17 play along the lake like the t1 so wind is a factor on the t2 also
my only knock on the t2 is that as a rhbh player it seemed like 5 to 6 of the ideal lines to the basket required the following shot...anhyzer pull throwing the disc 10' off the ground with a 10' pull letting the disc flex out and going 280 to 350'
that could just be my shot and many other lines were there on every hole and i'd highly recommend this course to everyone of all skill levels

8 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Turkey Lake Original

2-4    1/20/2009   1/28/2009
Review By: chrissauls
Played: 100  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 20.8 Years
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great park with facilities. Nice fairways with excellent pin placements. Every hole is different. Very fun course.
Cons: Can't think of any.
Other Thoughts: Played the course while on vacation .This is the 3rd time I've played the course and first since 2001. Some of the holes seemed to have changed and for the better. It was very windy which is how is should be when your playing around a lake. Couldn't get over how well maintained the coure was and the scenery. Very clean park. Course is definately in my top 10. A must stop for any disc golfer on vacation.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 great course

5+    6/7/2008   9/7/2008
Review By: steujr
Played: 8  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 8 Years
2 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: great course open but dont let it trick you just when you think you are going to do well you through and the wind gets your disc and there you go the other way. I have played the course with the wind blowing and when it has not been so bad. then the north course in the woods great and skilled shots are required course tests you skills
Cons: I moved and cant play as much

2 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 The Place to be in O-Town

1    2/8/2004   5/8/2008
Review By: denny ritner
Played: 161  Reviewed: 107  Exp: 16.7 Years
This review was updated on 5/4/2011
3 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Beautiful park with camping. No safety concerns, unlike Barnett Park.

T1 is a very beautiful course. Very easy to navigate. High fun factor. It provides a decent blue-level challenge, particularly when the wind kicks up.

The schule factor is very low and the only real place to lose a disc is in the water.

The holes near the water are particularly attractive visually.

Home of the Orlando Open, the best annual tournament in central Florida. The new club is strong and runs a good handicap on Saturdays.
Cons: The course requires power, but not much technical skill and shot-shaping. There are only a couple holes that require much strategic thinking.
Other Thoughts: Don't be a dirty discer. Leave the course cleaner than you found it!

3 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Scenic Lake Views

1    12/7/2007   12/7/2007
Review By: DiscGolfCenter.com
Played: 86  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 18.3 Years
This review was updated on 8/12/2012
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very scenic course which is rare in Florida. Is an older established course that is clear of a most schule. Just don't throw it in the water and you should be OK. Beginner friendly with a good number of shorter holes.
Cons: This course has really improved over the years. Even though the holes are not particular long they still offer a nice challenge. Much of the pitch and putt has been replaced but more challenging holes. (For a challenge play T2 in the same park.)
Other Thoughts: If you played this course in the past, give it another try as it's really been cleaned up. Home to www.OrlandoDiscGolfClub.com.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.


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