Clearwater, FL 
North East Coachman Park Share
Uploaded By: Cgkortz Hole #18 (Taken 1/2014)
3 / 318ft.   3 / 318ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #18 Tee Sign

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  A great course, only if it's empty..

2-4    10/23/2011   10/24/2011
Review By: JDdiscin
Played: 22  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 15.5 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: I'm newer to the area (originally from MI) and love this sport! I was really excited to find out that there are an abundance of courses within a few short miles of each other! This one was one of my first stops.
The first thing that stood out to me was the canopy. The course was built under this lucious green cover to provide shade on the hottest of Florida days. Definitely an extra bonus to the course.
Now to the course itself.
Hole #1 starts right next to the parking lot and heads off to the north. It seems kind of dangerous to be throwing this direction since there is a really busy intersection about 30-40 ft. from the basket itself.
#2 has you teeing off right next to NE Coachman Rd. The basket is located though a tunnel of trees, slightly to the right.
#3 is shooting right back towards the parking (again, a weird basket location).
#4 has you going back into the canopy with low ceilings having the basket resting at the crest of a ridge to an overflow creekbed. Cross the bridge to the right and you're to
#5. This hole is one of the better ones. It's a simple shot to the right, but beware of the trees as you get closer to the basket. Also, gets pretty sandy there as well.
#6 is a short, straight shot to the basket. Although there is a small little hyzer shot to the right if you want to get sneaky and try and skip one up to the basket.
#7 is the first hole where a little creek comes in to play. It's along the right side of the hole and comes into play later on as well.
#8 is along that same little creek, with the basket being tucked away into the trees up on the left.
#9 is back out along the creek as well, but with a straight shot to the basket, with no hindrances.
#10 is towards the middle of the property with a tight line to the basket as there are trees lining both sides of the fairway.
#11 seems like it will be a tough hole, but if you can get your hyzer shot to make it through the foliage, you'll be right next to the hole. Definitely one of the more wooded holes on this course.
#12 opens back up along the creek and is a little bit farther distance than the rest of the holes here. Be careful not to grip-lock your shot or you'll be in the water or crossing the creek in to the field.
#13 is back tracked a little bit from basket #12. It is placed down near the parking lot, but has trees on both sides of the fairway.
#14 is over next to the porta-john and is a tight shot between two trees about 20-30 ft. from the pad.
#15 is across the Ream-Wilson Trail and next to a drainage pipe. Basket is heavily guarded by trees.
#16 has you throwing across the trail again. Be mindful of the small tree about halfway down the fairway as it will be a nuisance on any arrant drive.
#17 is a quick little throw to the basket. at only 230', your throw doesn't need to have much power to it.
#18 is through another tunnel of trees as you throw back towards the parking lot to finish your round.
Cons: Location, location, location! How many times have we heard that? That is my biggest pet peeve about this course. Many of the basket and pad locations have you either throwing towards busy roads, the parking lot, other tee pads, or across walking/ biking trails. Can be dangerous and hazardous to both people and vehicles.
The tee pads themselves. Yes, give them credit for being cement, but I found them to be either too narrow or too short for any type of solid run up.
Course Cleanliness. This course seemed to be lacking in that department. I don't know if it was because of the lack of grass, the amounts of trash I saw, or just the people that were there themselves. Just not a well kept/ cleaned course (take pride in your course, clean up after yourself).
Signage. There was little to no direction for this course. most of the tee pad signs were missing or were so worn down you couldn't read them. There were very few signs directing you to the next hole (some had Sharpee written on the top of basket pointing, other one was small wooden sign). This can be very frustrating and time-consuming when playing a new course.
Course layout. Although I understand that the designer(s) were working with limited space, the flow and layout of this course just seemed confusing and backwards at times. Back-tracking was very common thoughout this course.
Other Thoughts: Overall, was not impressed with this course. It could be more enjoyable once you learn the layout of everything.
Would be nice to see the local disc club take a little bit more pride in their course. Have a "course clean-up" day to go around and pick up the trash all around.
Definitely need to get some better signs up. A few holes seem to have bag poles, but not all of them.
If you're bored and looking to kill some time, I would say come here. If you are on a time schedule, I would skip this course.

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