2 Helpful / 4 Not
Wish I lived closer
Pros: No water hazards
Concrete tees - although a bit short.
Multiple tees / pins (11 pins is too many for one hole guys, LOL)
Nice looking signage (does need some accuracy work)
Good variety of left / straight / right holes
Good variety of fairly open and tighter technical holes
Dedicated disc golf park
Some benches along the way
Very clean park
Decent amount of shade for Florida heat
Cons: No restrooms. This may not be a big deal to some, but, I was there with my pregnant wife and child. Even a port-a-potty would have helped. We traveled from out of town and ended up getting back on I-4 just to find a restroom she could use prior to playing. 10 minute drive or so.
Signage doesn't reflect where the pins actually are all the time, and for a first time playing the course it was a bit confusing on a few holes.
One next tee sign actually points in the complete opposite direction of the next hole, I think 7? It may be a joke but we walked around in the hot sun for a bit looking for the next tee. (Ok, I did, and she stood in the shade) :)
It looks like they are trying to set up a system to show which alternate pin is being used but it's not 100% and a few holes I had no idea where to throw the disc. I luckily found a local on hole 14 (11 different pin options) as the marker showed position "E" and it was actually in position "I". This was almost a 90 degree difference in throwing angle, perhaps 400' apart?
Other Thoughts: I've yet to see a 5/5 course. I imagine it will be manicured much like a ball golf course. That lost 0.5.
The no bathrooms loses 0.5 especially for the remote nature and size of this course.
The signage issues although minimal do lose another 0.5.
If you come from out of town via i-4, hit an exit before this one and use the restroom and /or get a bite to eat. Bring water as it's a fairly long course. Put your window visor in your front windshield as there are no trees to park under. Bring your discs obviously, and get ready to play a really good course. I wish I lived closer so I could learn the flow of the course and experience just how much the course can change with the numerous alt pins.
Adding bathrooms and fixing the signage issues easily puts the course to a 4, possibly 4.5.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Willy wonka's garden
Pros: Good shot selections. Beautiful surroundings if you can look past the industrial power line towers. It's impressive.
Cons: Hole 14 has over 12 different pin positions which is silly. It's hard to know where to go on most shots. That goes for a lot of the holes. The space is really better suited for 27 holes or two 18 hole courses. It's big and stretching out 18 is just a mess.
Other Thoughts: Totally worth playing. It may be easy to lose a disc here or to lose sight of the pins but so what. Play it anyway.
Note: the trees here okay for keeps so don't throw into them.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: I really enjoyed layout. This seemed to be a popular course, lots of players here on what appears to be an average Saturday. Probably had 10-11 holes at a time on course on play at any time. Some very challenging holes for me, as a relative beginner. Yes, update: Holes now have maps/numbers at Tees. Great job, nice signs, they should last a while. It is great to see regular maintenance take place in the "woods", hacking out paths to retrieve errant discs !!
Cons: Wish there was some vendor action here. I know it's a park. But a fella can dream...sell soda, hot dogs, munchies, water, some basic discs.
Other Thoughts: Holes now marked.. Many nice "rest" spots to gather your thoughts. This is a popular course, always seems to be people playing. Even Thanksgiving Day morning, plenty of people out to work up the appetite. But surely one of the better taken care of courses in the area that I have played.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Good Local Course
Pros: This is a very good local course, and right off I-4, and excellent stopover in an area where there aren't too many courses. It's a quick play, with a decent variety of shots that that should give you the chance to throw most of your bag.
There are a few open shots, and a few in the woods. A lot have that lightly wooded feel where you need to shape around specific trees.
The best hole on the course is 10, a canopy hole, that forces you to keep it low for the entire throw, as there are two live oak trees to the left of the fairway. Each has a thick branch that arches over the tunnel where you will want to the throw. If that isn't enough, a third live oak typically guards the pin.
12 is also interesting. The tee is in a a short but narrow path through the woods, after which your throw ideally fades left as it traverses an open field so that it can land where you will even have a shot at throwing towards the pin. There is a narrow path through trees from the field to the the basket.
The rest of the holes are less interesting, but most are well placed in the terrain, and all have interesting pin locations at times.
Cons: I do have to say, that there is such a thing as too many pin positions. In part this is because of how often they are moved here, with no indication of where it will be. But mostly, it is because some of the positions are just inferior and its disappointing to find the baskets in those spots. In particular, most of the holes have a close position that is far too short.
In addition, unless 7 is in the long position, there is little length here and essentially no elevation.
But the biggest flaw is the signs. As you may know, this was formerly a nine hole course, and while all tees are concrete now, the old signs are still up. Thus, 6 has sign labeling it 2. 18 is labeled 9. No signs would probably better than inaccurate signs.
For the most part, navigation is logical, but it took me several rounds to figure out how to get to 13 from 12. And the way to 15 is pointed out from one of the possible 14 pins. But if 14 is deep, a newcomer will probably be lost.
Other Thoughts: A course I'll return to again and again. It's not an exceedingly memorable course, but its incredibly accessible and there a ton of good throws there.
UPDATE: Brand new signs have been installed. They alleviate most of the navigation problem, and what's more indicate which of the pin placements is currently in play. The course is also being maintained much more consistently recently, in conjunction with newly poured tees. (two everywhere) It looks much better and is much more friendly to visiting players now.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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