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Kendall Indian Hammocks Park - East Share
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3 / 179ft.   3 / 220ft.   3 / 266ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #1 Tee: Beyond and to the right of the 2 leaning trees

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Kendall Indian Hammocks Park’s Parking Lot Was Filled On A Thursday Morning!

1    3/20/2019   3/23/2019
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1418  Reviewed: 1365  Exp: 41.4 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Why were there 300 cars in the parking lot at 8 am on a Thursday morning? Because the local high school seems to share this park and parking lot and not one of these kids will ride the school bus.

KIHP is a fairly large, very flat park with both wooded areas and open fields. The park borders a school and a recycling area. The school's fence comes into play on # 5. It tempts you into trying to cut the corner by throwing over this fence.

By the looks of the kiosk, the Miami Wind Dummies is a fairly active club. I'm not sure if I've seen a kiosk so loaded with disc golf related items. It's quite obvious that the locals enjoy playing some kind of a disc game involving playing cards. There's about three decks at the kiosk. The other side has the course map

There's a practice basket nearby. Each hole has three concrete pads and each basket has three different (A-B-C) placement possibilities. The tee signs show pictures of the possible placements but doesn't show a map or a route. Basically, what I'm saying is? I never had a clue to the distance needed. Luckily, I have such an old man's wieney arm, it doesn't matter if the hole is 280' or 680', I just throw the same drive on either. No mid-ranges for me! The basket's are old, very old and tired looking.

I started out perplexed after playing what I thought was # 1, I found the next # 1. After that, I managed to get through the course all right. Another baffling thing about this course is the designer's propensity for putting baskets on the far side of the park's roads, including the main drive coming into the park.

In spite of the navigational difficulties, I enjoyed the course. As others have mentioned, the course has this old school vibe going. It's kind of a throwback to the 70's. The designers didn't have to be so safety conscious. And it loops back to the start and has a nice variety of open versus wooded holes.

My favorite hole was # 9. It's short but gives the player two completely different options for reaching the hole.
Cons: Navigation is dicey the first time through.

Some boring open holes.

Baskets are tired looking relics.

A couple holes play close to fences.

# 15 plays across the park's main entrance street.

Three pads with three basket positions is over my pay grade.
Other Thoughts: This would be a great course to play with a local your first time through. With a local guide I could've saved time and not gotten into do much trouble with the wife. But in spite of this, I enjoyed the course. Throwing over the roads is not a biggie. It's easy to wait. But I'm wondering, whose all those high school kids and how do they all get to drive those nice cars?

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Good park course

1    2/20/2018   11/2/2018
Review By: HyooMac
Played: 63  Reviewed: 62  Exp: 2.3 Years
This review was updated on 1/3/2019
2 Helpful / 0 Not
- A nice course with a good variety of holes.
- Good use of low trees to make shots more difficult on a largely open course
- 10 is a good hole to gamble your tee shot, and 18 is a really nice finishing hole.
-The signage is generally good, although I'm still not sure I played #1 correctly, and I played 13 and 14 out of order.
- 9 is the weak hole on the course. It's by far the shortest hole, and you're just throwing into a jungle.
Other Thoughts:
- An open layout, but I lost two damn discs anyway (one on top of a building by the 8th tee; the other in a fenced lot on the 15th I was stupidly trying to cut over).

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Kinda Kool Kendall

1    11/18/2017   11/19/2017
Review By: thrembo
Played: 189  Reviewed: 143  Exp: 44.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There is a curious collection of holes on K-1 or the "East" course as it is also known as. It starts off with some woodsy holes and then opens up a little. I would describe it as a short to medium length course. There are some cool tree features and the course utilizes some of them in interesting ways. So the course is fun to play and somewhat charming even. There is another 18 hole course on site and combined with this course and lunch at the nearby Pollo Tropical can make for an enjoyable day of eating and slinging plastic!
Cons: Disclaimer:

This course was originally put in the ground in the mid 1990's and is set in a city park so there are a few cons that especially newer players might not like. Such as holes throwing over or near roads and shorter more technical type holes

Given the course's age, she could benefit from some improvements. Like better tee pads and signs.

The navigation is a little wonky. COPY THE MAP before heading out, or better yet play a round with some of the friendly locals. Also, the course is set in a very popular park and can have holes unplayable during peak times of usage. Like most large city park courses, this one is better played in the morning and during the week.
Other Thoughts: I had a fun round here and slightly prefer this course to the other one here. I'm old school though, so the courses flaws might not have shined as brightly for me. In 1996 we would have been very happy to have a course like this nearby!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Worth playing! but not a standout

5+    3/26/2016   4/3/2016
Review By: armiller
Played: 183  Reviewed: 56  Exp: 4.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -A decent course in an area without lots of disc golf options
-One of two 18 hole courses in the same place, and it's less crowded (by other park inhabitants) than K2, the west course
-No fees, good parking, and the park is well-maintained
-Baskets, though aged, are good (I prefer Mach to Chainstar)
-Multiple pin locations -- what really got me hooked on this course is when I played it on the "long" layout; it makes you feel amazing when you get birdies, and makes you work to save par after even slight miscues - my 2.5 rating is for the harder layout; 2.0 or even 1.5 if in the short pins
-Few places to lose discs! (though I've managed...)

-Some highlights:
1) good forehand shot needed (RHFH) to get past trees for a shot at birdie
3) tricky shot along the OB street, requiring precision to get over the short fence but stay under some trees; one location is in the "island" between the two lanes of the street
8) distance required, and there are some early obstacles to avoid; one location is a nice basket up on a mound, one is in a nice "tree-enclosed" green, and even the short location presents a challenge
11) fairly long with a partially obstructed tee; all pins require adequate power and line-shaping to get a two; wind frequently factors in disc selection
12) now throwing a fairly long shot again, with opposite wind; slightly uphill, and the long basket is nestled up against a wall; the short basket requires a good line to get into a somewhat sheltered green
15) long drive either over the OB park road or layup before; two of the three hole locations are particularly challenging/commendable: one nestled in among some trees on the far side of the street, and one maybe 100' past the street with a pesky bush in the "green"
18) tough in all pin locations; I love the long, where it's a legit par 4 requiring a good layup and a challenging approach to have birdie possibilities
Cons: -One of those courses where it feels holes are kinda placed wherever they fit; a couple of these don't really feel like golf shots (4, 9, 10, 13, 17 all come to mind - but even these are fun to play)
-At least one hole (5, in middle/long positions) is pretty much impossible to birdie because it requires such a crazy dogleg to the right; there are a couple others where you have no idea what shot the hole is "designed" for. This is likely because trees have grown since the course was designed.
-Two holes throw over a park street, and it's common to have people picknicking, kite-flying, or playing catch/softball in "fairways," on average once per 18 holes; this is a byproduct of disc golf not being a big sport in this area (the problem is easy enough to solve with communication or occasional hole-skipping)
-Navigation isn't stellar, partly because of the pin location issue and partly because of a parking lot and street between some baskets and the next tee. The first time I played, I skipped at least one hole and threw to 2 or 3 wrong baskets before realizing my mistake.
Other Thoughts: I believe this is the oldest course in the area. It may have been better when new in the 90s, but both the park and the game have changed since then. Changes to the park have altered some holes and forced course managers to move a hole or two. Tree growth has removed some lines that were probably present 20 years ago. Longer discs (and forehand shots) have removed some of the challenges that were originally designed into the course.

K1 has grown on me! This is a course that's quick to play, and there aren't many around, so I play it often. It doesn't feel like a full day of golf after just one round (particularly when baskets are short), so I sometimes play twice or move over to K2 (west) for a second round.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 K-1 Review

5+    1/2/2016   1/21/2016
Review By: hazimwood
Played: 8  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7.9 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: good mix of open and wooded shots
Good mix of short and long distance
Good Club action
Pin positions changed regularly
Locals are helpful
optional flightpaths for most baskets
the map is easy to follow
There is a nice buildup for the big arm shots.
Bathrooms, although not near the course
Cons: Tee pads in bad shape, #2 is fading spray paint on the sidewalk; durable paint would be acceptable.
Signs are hilariously bad
Thousands of giant Banana Spiders in the Summer.
Loosing discs in the heavy undergrowth
Throwing over active roads

Other Thoughts: This is the main park in South Miami that people play. It may not be the greatest, but it is challenging in certain pin positions and 18 is always a threat. There is an active club here, I see they bought a new practice basket, I think they could use new signs and fix the pavers on the tee pads that use them. It is a little far for me to join the club. There is also another course in the same park available to play which is cool. I prefer this one, but I wish just small upgrades are made..the baskets are fine though.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 K1 I was hoping for more

1    11/7/2015   12/20/2015
Review By: Jiggy202
Played: 59  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 9.4 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
-Concrete tees (altough short and inconsistent) and a quite a few multi tee holes
-Variety of open/wooded holes and multiple pin positions
-Course/Park upkeep. Didn't see any trash in the park at all
-Holes too close to fence lines, and some over/near roads
-Odd layout navigation wise. Tee pads in places that just make you wonder. A few long walks between holes. Sometimes it's not easy to find the next tee.
Other Thoughts:
This course has the basics... The park & course are pretty well kept. It has a few basic designed holes, but most felt pretty lacking to me. The course uses the roads and fences to shape many holes. While that creates decent throw lines, most of the holes have unnecessary hazards. No wow factor here. This course really did not leave me wanting to come back. I wasn't very interested in checking out the West course after my round here.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    3/7/2015   3/15/2015
Review By: reposado
Played: 278  Reviewed: 276  Exp: 8.3 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Solid if mostly open course through a city park. Considering the lack of trees and elevation, there is a good amount of variety and a good amount of fun. A wealth of big oaks create gaps, protect baskets and even enforce a little shot-shaping. There aren't really any signature holes, but the course as a whole plays pretty well. A few of the holes brush up against a tree line on the edge of the open spaces that most of the fairways traverse.
Also, none of the signage uses the phrase Kendall East. It is referred to as K1 so that's what you should be looking for. There is a little confusion at the very start about which hole 1 and which hole 2 goes with which set of 18 here, but after that, it's pretty easy to follow the layout here. Tees and signs are adequate. Just remember to take a glance at the tee sign to figure out the direction from the basket to the next tee.
Even though nothing stands out here, it would probably be a 3.0 if not for the holes that cross parking areas. If you could picture the most standard collection of holes, the most basic course, than you have a pretty good image of Kendall East.
But, there is considerable interaction between fairways and park roads and a few places that force throws directly over parking areas.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 nice mix of trees & open, but not well marked

1    11/26/2014   11/26/2014
Review By: dkarlan
Played: 14  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: nice mix of trees and open space
Cons: once you find the tee, fairly well marked w/r/t where the basket is. but often the next tee is quite far from the last basket, leaving one wandering around a bit wondering where to go next.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Nice break in Miami

1    6/28/2014   7/8/2014
Review By: willsmithfinland
Played: 46  Reviewed: 34  Exp: 7.1 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good signage and baskets with not too much interference from park dwellers.
Cons: There are some design issues. For example, one hole requires you to throw over a road. Some other holes could be adjusted to avoid spiders and heavy brush, and also make it easier to spot baskets and improve the flow of the course. For example, hole #9 tee is next to a building's parking lot and holes' 10-11 were different but not enjoyable.
Other Thoughts: Overall, the course is well-maintained with some small design issues. If you are playing EAST, park close to the skating park since hole #1 is directly behind it (backside of skate park). If you are playing WEST, you can park by the skating rink as well since the information board and hole #18 for East are nearby. I did not play West, but it seemed to wrap around the park more, whereas East was mostly in an open area and led you back to the skating area. I enjoyed the course, and would recommend the park for anyone wanting a decent challenge. There wasn't a need for bug spray, but I would definitely recommend bringing a long stick or extender to clear out spiders if needed.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


1    2/12/2014   3/2/2014
Review By: ldtrainman
Played: 11  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 9.4 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: * Fun course to play. In my 3 yrs. of playing, I only found one course that wasn't fun and that was because navigation non-existent.
* Nice setting.
* Well maintained fairways.
* Concrete T-pads.
Cons: * As a first time player of this course I found navigation below par. I never did find one of the holes. I think it was #13, but I'm not sure.
* The T-pad signs were nice but it was often difficult to know which of the multiple basket locations was the one in use. It would be nice if, when the basket locations are moved, a tag was place on the T-pad sign showing which location was in use.
* I have never before seen a course where the navigation to the next T-pad is on the previous T-pad. I'm used to it being somewhere near and in view from the basket. I found myself forgetting to look for that info while at the T-pad. If I did look, I often found that I had forgetting what it said by the time I finished playing the hole.
* Lacks elevation change. One can not fault the course designer for this. After all this is south Florida. The nearest thing to a hill is 100 miles away.
* Although the course was fun, it was kind of boring. Fairways were either open fields or had a few trees. Not many holes required any thought as to how to approach the basket.
Other Thoughts: I've played courses is many parts of the country but haven't reviewed most of them. Many courses, because of their location, are going to score higher only because the topography, geology, and flora make them more interesting and varied. This is a fairly well done course for the area. I'd play it again if I'm in the area. I would recommended that the people who maintain the course do so more signage. It is my feeling that a good course should be idiot proof to navigate for someone who has never been there before.

Supposedly there is a Kendall Indian Hammocks Park - Wast but I never found it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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