Florida Man Adds Baskets to Park
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Pros: This is a great example of how NOT to design a course.
+ visibility for sport (though poorly executed)
+ community involvement via sponsored baskets
Cons: Layout is bafflingly bad.
- dangerously designed fairways
- course shoehorned into crowded park
- poorly marked tees create confusing layout (for 18 holes on nine baskets)
- inadequate room for course
This flat, open, rec course threads around a small, neighborhood park along the bay. Narrow fairways tightly wrap around parking areas, ball fields, a children's playscape and memorial garden, a dog park, a gazebo and the shoreline. Several holes play extremely close to roadways and parking lots with throws crossing two entryways and a road. Expect water to collect in fairways on several holes after rains.
This is a disc golf course design fail. Someone thoughtlessly shoehorned nine holes into the grassy areas separating features in an already crowded park without regard for the safety of guests, parked cars or passing traffic. The addition of disc golf to this park was obviously an afterthought which was not well executed to integrate with existing elements. The course layout is dangerous and haphazard, relying mostly on amenities such as parking lots, fences and a gazebo as obstacles. The few holes along the shoreline are really the only adequate space in this park to accommodate disc golf without overlapping other park features.
Tees for nine additional holes are laid out in reverse course order to revisit each basket and extend play to 18 holes.
The course starts near the splash pad in grassland marked as a water reserve area. Narrow utility easements between the parking lots and neighborhood streets comically define fairways and greens for the first three holes. The next four holes closely loop around a dog park that resides within the confines of a former baseball field with holes beyond the outfield fence also bordering the shoreline of the bay. The last two holes sharply dogleg around a gazebo and then a football field to conclude this disc golf absurdity.
19 of 19 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's a new course
Cons: The whole course is just not good. The only halfway good holes. Are on the back of the dog park. This area is just too small of an area for a 9 hole course. It is not safe to play. Hole #1 I was not able to play because 2 Lynn Haven PD officers were parked in front of the basket. Hole #2 the fairway is only a few feet wide.
Other Thoughts: There is another course being built in Lynn Haven
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Happy to have a new course in panhandle after Hurricane Michael did so much damage to courses here. But only pro is that there are 9more baskets in the ground. There are 3good holes with concrete tee pads out here but that is it!
Cons: Whomever laid this out had very little knowledge of disc golf. Safety issues abound! Hole 1 could be an island hole, or as depicted by the map, a very stupid dog leg. As an island hole cars in the parking lot could be damaged. #2 provides decent length but parking lot and street are safety concerns. #3, for me, is the most disconcerting! It plays next to a children's memorial garden!! Lefties will have to hyzer over the area while righties will hope not to fall short. I'd hate to injure a visitor and can see it happening. #4 thru #7 are passable golf holes. #4 is a little suspect with the dog park coming into play. #'s5-7 play against the bay and, while short, are the most enjoyable on course with wind playing major factor. #8 is another safety hazzard. It forces you to throw over or around a pavilion. #9 is another dog leg that doesn't make sense. There are other tee pads that play to the same baskets some work, some are iffy and some are just plain dangerous.
Other Thoughts: The park is small but with a little more thought it could work as a nice 9hole pitch and putt course. The fact they poured multiple pads for 9baskets make me think their hearts were in the right place but didn't have enough knowledge of disc golf to begin with?
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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