4 Helpful / 1 Not
Maybe I'm biased, but...
Pros: This is a good course for beginners. It has a mix of short and long holes with one concrete pad per hole and one pin position per hole.
There is free parking in the parking garage across the street next to Roger Dean Stadium.
Cons: Parts of the course only get mowed once a quarter, and when the summer rains come, those parts of the course get downright inhospitable. They used to mow a fairway down the middle of hole 6, but they stopped doing that.
Parts of the course are in high-traffic areas, making it dangerous to throw. A couple of the baskets are positioned around blind corners of buildings, one right outside an exit door.
This course was put together using student activity fees at a time when there were a lot of students who wanted to use the course. Those students have graduated and left. Not many current students play, so the course is not being maintained, and there is little interest in redesigning the course to account for changing traffic patterns.
If you park on campus without a permit or without feeding the meter in the lot at Hole #1, you can get ticketed.
Local players have installed garbage cans on the course, but the cans rarely get emptied. Be prepared to haul out your own garbage.
Some of the concrete tee pads slope downward towards the front. This can be hard on people with knee problems.
Other Thoughts: Enjoy this course while it lasts, because it may not be around for much longer. If they can't find a way to resolve problems with the course, it might eventually be dismantled. There have been recent complaints about people hitting windows on buildings and cars with discs, so try not to hit any buildings or cars if you play this course.
It should go without saying, but I'll say it anyway: This course is on a university campus. If you bring alcohol on campus, you could be asked to leave by the campus police. If you are asked to leave, you should be grateful for the option. As fully sworn-in state officers, campus police have the authority to arrest you or issue a trespass warning, banning you for life. Leave the alcohol (and other substances) in your car. If you insist on drinking adult beverages while you play, play at a course that isn't located on a college or university campus.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 holes on a college campus, so it is mostly maintained. Very light traffic or interference on the course. Variety of holes. Long, short, wooded.
Cons: Would be nice to have next hole indicators. Not the most challenging or creative course. The metal art statue on hole ?17 is not kind to lefties ;)
Other Thoughts: As a beginner, I appreciated that this course has some wide open holes. I would start on 14 and play thru 18. 14 and 15 are basically 2 holes across the same field so it allows for driving practice. The first few holes are more challenging due to trees. The water hole (12?) is not really beginner friendly, the other 17 are fine.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Decent 18 hole course in Palm Beach County
Pros: Neat design around the campus buildings. Decent baskets, cement tee pads, small signs at each pad with a basic illustration of each hole. Good mix of long open and short tight shots. Great course for beginners or intermediate players looking to improve. Hole 12 makes for a challenging throw over water.
Cons: Navigation can be tricky. The course needs "next tee" signs to help guide players along. Course map is located by hole 3 and again on hole 10 rather than hole 1. Hole 18 finishes by hole 3 with a long walk back to hole 1 if you wish to play again. Some holes have some tall grass that does not appear to get cut very often so be prepared for that. Holes 14 & 15 cross each other's fairway but I like both holes so it appears the design layout there was unavoidable. Hole 9 has a basket placement that cannot be seen from the tee pad and is very close to a building and sidewalk which can make for a serious safety hazard during school hours. In fact, several holes might become a little dangerous during school hours.. This is certainly a weekend course.
Other Thoughts: Overall, a nice fun course for Palm Beach county, where disc golf still needs a little help in popularity. Okeeheelee Park will eventually become the better course in Palm Beach County, but for now, this is it. You can park in the metered campus guest parking area by hole 1 tee-pad OR park along the road in the free 3hour parking and start your round on hole 5 or 6. I played on a Sunday and the campus was pretty much empty with the exception of a few other disc golfers.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice area, cool to play around buildings and on a college campus (although you would never know it)
Cons: The tee signs could have been a little better thought out
Other Thoughts: I have only played 2 courses in my life so this one isnt that bad yet
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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