Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
Tradewinds Park Share
Uploaded By: PDXDuck Hole #17 (Taken 6/2009)
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Come for the Disc Golf, Stay for the Butterflies

1    4/21/2017   4/24/2017
Review By: Brave_Sir_Robin
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +Poured-in tee pads on each hole, offering Rec/Am/Pro at each hole.
+Great signage indicating hole positioning, OBs, and distance to pin.
+Course takes the players through the south end of the park, which is very scenic and beautiful.
+Plenty of variety in holes (open, wooded, some elevated baskets, water, etc.).
+Benches at most of the holes to put your bag down when teeing off.
+Giant wooden sign that says "Disc Golf" with a course overview and some basic rules of the game behind it.
+Visitor center sells Innova discs and accessories.
Cons: -Recovering discs in the water on holes #4 and #5 can be tricky as there are a bunch of shoreline rocks and plant life to contend with.
-Most of the holes are placed by a busy walkway that a lot of park patrons use for running/walking. Players may need to wait a few minutes for these folks to clear out before teeing off.
-Some holes become unplayable (water-logged) for a bit after a storm passes through.
-Some holes have some trash in the playing area.
Other Thoughts: I like this course because it is close by to where I live, it can be challenging, and is very inviting to newer players. Most of the people I've run into are very friendly. While this may not be a destination course like Snyder Park, it is definitely worth playing through regularly, especially during the week when it is less busy (park stays open until 7:30 PM EST).

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Bring Sunscreen and Stable Discs.

5+    12/1/2016   2/12/2017
Review By: Santiago
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Well maintained park and course. Easy to get up and down on most holes. Great pro shop in park office.
Cons: A few holes have bad drainage so they can get swampy but the SUN takes care of that quickly. One poke and hope hole. WINNNDDDDD! lol
Other Thoughts: If your a beginner the wind can get frustrating out here as its a constant of the course. that being said its a good course for all levels of play. I prefer the more technical courses, but this course has many opportunities to frustrate you into improvement!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Fun

5+    1/2/2017   1/2/2017
Review By: LeftysLivesMatter
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Awesome course with red, white and blue teepads for all skill levels . Multiple pin positions. The park has really gotten behind the sport of disc golf and is constantly improving the course by adding trees and making larger tee pads. Mostly wide open but fun and challenging.
Cons: Water hazards , wind can really alter shots and get false reading from tee pads.
Other Thoughts: Lowell maintained beautiful park

2 of 6 people found this review helpful.

I Like It!

1    9/3/2016   9/3/2016
Review By: thrembo
Played: 127  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 41.9 Years
This review was updated on 2/2/2017
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very fun course that caters to all skill levels. Nice use of available terrain and water features. Informative signage and decent tees. The course is pretty and has a couple of sweet signature holes. The course was very clean and is well maintained. Another solid Broward County course. Friendly local DGers.
Cons: Busy multi-use park with heavily used sidewalks and roads flirting with the course. It's worth dealing with for a course like this though and getting out there early helps minimize the conflicts.

Might want to bring some floaters if you like throwing your discs into water hazards.
Other Thoughts: I've played all of the listed Broward County courses now and agree with my friend Reposado about their eerie similarities to each other. Which is mostly a good thing. It's good to see this area upping their game and providing a wealth of good courses for locals and out of town visitors.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Beautiful Course

5+    1/24/2016   1/24/2016
Review By: Jpuder
Played: 38  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 14.7 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Big beautiful park, course is located towards the back past Butterfly World.
- Lots of distance, with a few technical holes mixed-in.
- Good course for all skill levels.
- MachX amazing baskets!
- Good course map, signage, and tee pads.
- Baskets are located in intelligent places, utilizing all the natural foliage available.
- Big beautiful lake with a signature peninsula hole at #6!
- Course has changed a number of times showing commitment by park and local scene.
- Clean, well-maintained with restrooms and water fountains.
Cons: - Safety issues with people crossing on bike/running path which winds through a majority of the course.
- Not much technical challenge.
- Minimal elevation change (pretty common in FL).
- Park employees will prevent you from going into the water to retrieve your disc.
- I understand the addition of hole 9 in the middle of the woods but it has problems. If it rains the hole is unplayable to the point where you can't even walk down the fairway without getting soaked. Also, the entire left side of the hole is an extremely dense thicket. It can be very difficult to recover a disc in there.
Other Thoughts: Bottom Line: It is a beautiful course that is very well maintained. The palm trees and big gorgeous lake capture what DG in SOFLO is all about.

Also, there are soccer fields and lots of open space to get some field work in before or after your round. It costs $1.50 to get in the park but it is well worth it. You can also play Easterlin Park (15 minutes away) for a technical challenge and use your receipt to get in without paying another admission if you go the same day.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Much Needed Improvements

1    5/13/2016   12/12/2015
Review By: adlacro
Played: 95  Reviewed: 87  Exp: 10.9 Years
This review was updated on 5/13/2016
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 holes with mutliple tees (concrete or asphalt walkway) and rotating pin positions. Signage is accurate and in good shape. Mach X baskets are also in good shape. Course is mostly open with scattered trees, but a few holes are tight, some greens and approaches are tight, and there are a few water holes to contend with. Nice elevated basket on 10 to break up what is a typical, flat south Florida course. Not far from 95 or the Turnpike. Nominal fee to enter the county park on weekends or holidays (totally worth it). OB on almost every hole.
Cons: Off the fairways on a couple of holes can be really tough to find plastic (3, 8, and 9 come to mind). Please no swimming after your lost water throws. Course does get marshy in spots after downpours (especially 13). Please keep your eyes open for people walking on the paths or cars on the entrance road by 14-18.
Other Thoughts: The Broward Disc Golf Association has continually sought to improve the course, and have recently laid down a woodchip path from 8 to 9. It is very nice and dry. This course has improved a lot in the short time I have lived down here and is one of the better courses to play if you're visiting near Fort Lauderdale.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Solid, Open, and Sunny

5+    5/20/2015   8/26/2015
Review By: geminiguy88
Played: 13  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 4.9 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautiful park with a great layout.

Easy to find the next tee/Accurate signage

Concrete Pads, both for Pro and Am tees. Jr. tees either on asphalt walking paths or concrete pads as well.

Water hazards on a few holes

Trash cans and benches at nearly all tee boxes.

Clean grounds, well maintained.

Bathrooms and water fountains well spaced out

Basket positions are moved periodically, (i.e A, B, C position)

New Mach 4 baskets.

Broward Disc Golf Association is very active and does great work maintaining and improving this and surrounding parks.

Friendly yet competitive players. Many league sanctioned events here throughout the week and just good, friendly folks who will be happy to give advice. Wait by the tables in the parking lot and introduce yourself and jump in.

Nice variety of par ranges, distances, and types of shots needed.

Cons: No elevation change. Still enough obstacles to make things interesting.

The lake gets very deep very quickly. No swimming allowed.

Its Florida... Its hot and sticky most of the time. You either love it or hate it.

Foot traffic/picnickers can cause an issue on a few holes. You may see people unaware of what a basket is for sitting in the shade right by one or parking bikes on a tee pad. Call four or cuatro

$1.50 to get in the park on a weekend or holiday. Save the receipt for that day and use it to get in to nearby Easterlin, Heritage, or Markham Park the same day.
Other Thoughts: Love this place, but its in Pompano Beach, not Ft. Liquordale. It was my home course for awhile. Miss it dearly. Nothing very special terrain wise here, but just an overall solid, challenging, but not over the top hard course. The layout and the people helped my game out so much. Shout out to the BDGA for doing great work!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

1    2/27/2015   3/12/2015
Review By: reposado
Played: 278  Reviewed: 276  Exp: 5.8 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Flat, wide-open course that borders a stunning lake in an aesthetically pleasing public park. Those who want to rip drives over both land and water will be able to do that here and natural disc flights should glide gracefully through the air, unimpeded by tree or hill. The layout often involves backtracking but the navigation is pretty simple.
A nice job was done of setting up a few different options with tees and both the middle and long sets are good-sized slabs of concrete. The water comes into play nicely on 6 and 7: the former is clearly the best hole on the course. A hyzer approach at the basket will have to hover over the lake and fade towards the basket but leaves the disc at risk of being caught by the wind. A forehand or hyzer approach is over land and thus safer, unless the player is too aggressive with a big skip.
Cons: 15-16-17. On a busy day, these will be a nightmare. Directly over parking spots. Parallel to roads and walking spaces. The entire course is pretty bad in terms of interference with walking paths and multi-use areas.
3-6. This little down and back section runs into itself. 3 and 6 basically share a fairway as do 4 and 5.
Some of the basket locations are pretty weird. There's a common feature to some courses where a hole was in place but at some point it was decided to make it harder by sticking the basket into a corner where there really isn't landing area. More challenging, yes but it often ruins the flow of the hole. A bunch of those here.
Mostly, while a fun enough course and a solid play, Tradewinds just isn't interesting at enough points to be considered a must-play. One of those I'm-sure-it's fun-for-leagues courses that won't be memorable for visiting players.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Doesn't blow!

1    1/22/2015   2/24/2015
Review By: Hector Chain
Played: 182  Reviewed: 177  Exp: 8.9 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's rare to find a course that absolutely maximizes everything it has to work with.

There are three tees for most holes and (with a few exceptions) two concrete pads for every hole. The baskets are all excellent Mach X design, so someone cares enough to put a little extra money into this place.

While the course is pretty open, it does make use of the trees it has to work with. Holes 13-15 make great use of the pine trees, and I wish there were a few more holes featuring these. Hole 10 is the only hole with heavy foliage.

Scenery is nice, as the course is set along a lake. Water comes into play on several early holes, and losing a disc on a windy day is a possibility. Or on a still day if you really yank it.

Navigation is pretty easy. I think I consulted the map two or three times.
Cons: Very little elevation here.

Not a lot of technical shots.

I played on a weekday, but I wonder about interference from pedestrians on the concrete trails in busier times.
Other Thoughts: This is not a setting made for a 5-star course. Other than being pretty, it wouldn't appear to be a place that could produce much of a course. Whoever designed this did a great job. I really enjoyed my round here.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Good Course, Busy Park

5+    1/26/2015   1/26/2015
Review By: AS_Gator
Played: 8  Reviewed: 3
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Mostly long holes with open grass fields. Well maintained park, multiple paved tees, varied pin placement, and decent signage.
I really enjoy the wooded holes, but there are just a few of these. Water hazards on three holes along the right side, easy enough to avoid getting your disc into the lake.
Cons: Poor course design for about a quarter of the holes, need to double back for four tees. Hard to find the next tee if you are not familiar with the layout.

Walking/biking trail winds through about half of the course so you will have to avoid hitting people. I once had to skip hole 14 because a family was having a picnic next to the basket.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I like this course on a slow day. Not too challenging and it seems a bit repetitive to me. Currently, the park is changing the placement of some tees.

Broward County has only four 18-hole courses with one more on the way, but I would have to rank this course near the bottom.

Favorite Holes: #7, #10, #12, #14

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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