7 Helpful / 0 Not
A Nice treat
Pros: Youth park is an easy to find course in a nice neighborhood near the interstate. There are many other park activities, but the disc golf course is separated from the other activities. There is a nice detailed scorecard and course map in a mailbox by tee one which was nice. The course itself had a pretty decent variety of open shots on the front line and tighter lines to hit on the back. There is a pond, but its not too hard too avoid. I played in a drier time of year, but The grass near the pond appears very spongy. The course flow is easy, and there is just enough challenge to have good anticipation from hole to hole. And, even though the back nine has trees, recovery is generally possible.
Cons: The distances are pretty repetitive. Hole 18 is over 325, and there is one other hole on the front at 300, but most of the rest are 235 to 260. Also, a lot of the holes are (despite trees) very straight. I threw a beat up dx roc on more holes than I have in forever. I found myself working on a bit more of a natural fade on the front while working more gentle anhyzers (gentle) on the back. When I played, it wasn't crowded, but I can see how this could be an issue. 18 holes are on not a huge piece of land.
Other Thoughts: This was a very fun course. The lake and available trees are used well, and there can be some real satisfaction in hitting some tight lines on the back nine. There was a ton of swirling wind on the front, and the openness of the front made putting tough. the back is more tree covered. Overall, this is a nice course for newer players, but even more advanced players could enjoy a round here.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
A nice laid back course that is fun to play
Pros: -Great signage, Very nice signs with: Fairway map; Alt pin locations; and distance. Pin positions aren't specified, but the baskets are easily spotted from the tee.
-The Tee's are concrete.
-Very nice Scorecard/Maps at #1
-Very easy navigation, pretty straight forward
-Distance shots play from 225 to 300ft. The longest being 327ft.
-Great place to take a beginner, also perfect for the casual player, but experienced players could enjoy themselves. It may not "Wow" the experienced player, but a good time can be had here.
-Allows for a quick 18. (Took me just over an hour by myself)
-Plays around a pond, but a beginner could work a low risk line to the baskets.
-Easy to access from 275 and not very far off the interstate.
-Plays in a field that is separated from other activities. *Still not immune from people that want to be in the field part of the park.
-This'll be relative to availability, but I noticed soccer fields are in the park.
-Baseball fields, Soccer Fields, and a Basket Ball court are available in this park.
Cons: -Pretty repetitive straight forward shots.
-The grass around the pond is full of water. I stepped on what I thought would be grass, and ended up in water up to my knees.
-Course is subject to park goers. I had to work around two guys that were racing an RC car around the 18 basket. They should post some "Watch out for discs" signs.
-The park itself could get busy on weekends due to the amount of activities going on here.
-Due to the openness of this course, wind is a major factor here. The gusts will wreak havoc on your drives, and in extreme cases even your putting.
Other Thoughts: Youth Park is a nice course, and I had fun playing here.. The fairways are straight forward shots, with some varying lines you can work around the trees. I would say that the course itself is pretty Vanilla, but it can be what you make it. It does play around a pond, with a pro tee being a water carry. The other water shots are a thrown around the pond. It has average distance drives, and the fairways are open. If you were to come out with some casual friends, or to play in a small event out here, you could have a good time.
Youth Park is in good company, with the other Clearwater courses. Youth Park lends itself to being a more laid back and casual Disc Golf environment. If you are traveling through and looking for a quick round or adding a notch in your played belt, Youth Park can meet your need. It's right off the interstate and it's in a nice neighborhood. It took me just over an hour to play 18 holes here by myself.
The fairways around the pond can get sloppy wet, but other than that casual attire will be fine. There are gas stations on Park BLVD, but after that you are in a residential. It is an open field, so bring some liquids when you come.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun to play, good times
Pros: + Good signs
+ Concrete Tees
+ Good upkeep
Cons: - Short
- Quite open
- Sometimes a little overcrowded
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed playing this course for short game practice with a few longer hyzers and minor technical shots to make it interesting. Water is the only real hazard here and plays on 2-3 holes. Very fun to play and great to show a newer player the game on
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Sharpen up here...
Pros: Fun little practice course for me. I find that even though this course is not very technical, there are enough hazards here to help me work on my game whenever I come out for a round.
One thing I do here is throw shorter discs a lot. I've stretched my 180g KC Roc out to about 250' out here, and it's getting longer. I don't have a lot of power, so this is pretty good for me.
The trees are enough of an issue to force you to play lines, but they don't make it impossible.
The little lake is in play on #2 and #7, and is more avoidable on #7 than #2.
If you want a quick round, this course will give it to you. Each tee is close to the previous basket and it's not hard to figure out the configuration.
Scorecards in the little mailbox near #1. A nice touch.
The signs here are very good and the distances are very accurate.
All the pads are in great shape, and they recently elevated the tee for #3 so it doesn't get submerged anymore. Drainage is much better now, too. Tropical Storm Debby dropped two feet of rain on Pinellas Park, and the course was playable less than three days later.
Cons: This isn't much more than a mid-range type course. It's really easy to overshoot baskets here by fifty feet plus if you can bomb.
The greens are close to each other, and when the park is crowded, this really slows you down.
On nights when there is a lot of softball or soccer going on, the parking situation is a nightmare. One thing I'd like is for the park to post when there will be major sports events going on so I know not to try and throw that day.
Restrooms are located by the basketball court behind the baseball field next to the practice basket, but these aren't always open. Only other can on site is a Honey Bucket.
A few alternate pin positions, but I'd like more. It's the only way to give this course more variety.
Other Thoughts: Wind... no, seriously. I don't know why, but even on a calm day, it's like a hurricane is blowing through here. If it's breezy where you live, there's a tornado going through Youth Park. Last winter, there were days when I couldn't throw anything but my KC Firebird.
Not a lot of shade, so make sure you've got sunscreen and water.
Most of the locals are pretty friendly and welcoming. The Walgreens just down 70th Avenue has discs, but not a great selection. Worth checking out though if you need to stop and get water.
During the winter, they do glow golf here. That can be pretty fun.
Most holes out here are ace chances, especially #3 and #9. These baskets are in the open.
Careful with the lake... I've seen snakes in there, and they did catch a baby gator in there too (they put a picture on the bulletin board).
#2 - Tight line. Careful going out over the fence and back in, though. There are no trespassing signs up now, and there are cameras on those warehouses.
#5 - Nice helix line on this hole. I've hit this basket twice with my KC Wraith... it didn't hold it either time!
#7 - Lake hole. The main pin position doesn't give you any room for error.
#14 - Toughest fairway out here. The middle is narrow and you don't have good lines far left or far right.
#17 - Another kind of poke 'n hope hole, but I find a righty anny works well out to the left.
#18 - If Youth Park has a 'signature' hole, this is it. It's the longest hole on the course and the fairway is narrow before it opens up. The ditch down the right fills up with rain and there's always some water in there.
I wouldn't drive forever to play here (like I would to go to Ed Medard), but if you're in the Pinellas Park area, it doesn't take long to play and it's close to US 19, so it's worth the stop.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: fun course to go out and boost your ego. any skill set player can enjoy themselves here. can finish in about an hour
Cons: 2 water hazard holes can get the better of most players. for some reason, even on a day with no wind, it always seems to be windy at this park. it is kind os odd.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Excellent Tees and signs
- Beautiful park, and well kept
- Water hazards
- Decent beginner course because it's fairly open, but offers a variety shots
- Easy to walk from hole to next tee making for faster games
Cons: - Some water drainage problems, but hey... just don't go after a heavy rain
- You can lose discs to the water, bring floaters if you got them or skip the water holes
Other Thoughts: Great course. I think it's been underrated here. Not really any pedestrians walking through so you don't have to worry about flying discs much. If you are playing you should know to look for them anyway.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Easy to navigate course, the tees were placed perfectly to use the trees and water as hazards. They use nearly all possible ground to squeeze in 18 when the park would likely be better suited for a long 9. Great detailed signs on the course. Very light brush, nearly none. If you dont throw into the drink you shouldnt lose a disk at all. Great long teepads. Many garbage cans, and a few sporadic benchs and tables.
Cons: The course appeared to have been attempted to have drainage made but it did little to help, it was entirely flooded, #3(?)'s tee was completely under water in fact, i had to play nearly 15 ft in front of it to not be standing in water. Bug spray was necessary. Most holes were nearly all the same. Lucky I was the only person playing at the time because more people could be dangerous, the greens are right next to each other quite often. It seemed like you kept going back and forth, each hole being 250'ish, then you turn around and throw right back. More shrubbery would be nice. Little to no chance of rollers because of the ditches and standing water in low spots(all over the course)
Other Thoughts: It was particularly difficult to locate this course, the park is poorly labeled and the neighborhood doesnt have any signs. I found it by taking US 19 then east on 67th, the map makes it seem that the course is on 62nd and the entrance is no where near that. It appeared it could be a nicer course when the water levels are lower. It was well maintained and used enough so its not dangerous. Dont go if you dont mind getting your shoes wet, its a bit swampy. Ill return when it hasnt rained in some time.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Good for working on shots
Pros: Easy to navigate. Fun little course to work on shots. Locals are nice. Tight narrow fairways with trees in the way make you evaluate your shot. Don't be fooled because the holes are short, you need to think before you throw. Excellent for people learning the game. Aceable holes.
Cons: I felt the holes were close to each other. I would be leery of players shanking one and hitting someone with a disc. I almost did and my disc landed 10 feet from the basket. Every hole was straight except hole one.
Other Thoughts: Fun and quick course if your looking to breeze through. I plan on returning with some friends who haven't aced before to get on the board. Wahoo finally came in handy for my buddy who through one right in the drink.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Starter Course
Pros: This course has all the makings of a well-designed, quality disc golf course. Great quality Chainstar baskets/targets, nice concrete tee-pads, great tee signs complete with full course pictures/graphics and distances, a practice basket, a bulletin board, ample parking, 2 port-a-potty's and a mailbox next to hole one for housing scorecards. A few months ago there was a major problem with the drainage and runoff in the areas of hole 3 through 6, as well as a few others, but ditches were dug out to accommodate the fairways standing water problem after heavy rains somewhat recently, and its made all the difference. C.R. really outdid himself with all the trimmings and a great layout that loops to the parking lot at multiple points during play. Great job! There have been a few "upgrades" to the course over the years, with added drainage ditches that GREATLY help with the standing water issues on this course, but there are still a few trouble areas on holes 3, 5, and 13 after steady rainfall.
Cons: The front nine has a few holes that are a little redundant, holes 3, 5, 9 are rather similar in design, though the wind currents are reversed and the pin placement in proximity to foliage makes up for it. Having a large tournament could be trouble with the way the tee-pads are positioned on the back nine, but the course plays very fast so wait times should be limited. Holes 2 and 7 play over the small lake and are prone to lost discs for RHBH throwers. The wind isn't usually a huge factor but definitely plays into shots over the lake. I suggest bringing some floating discs with you for this course. I reached the other side of hole 7 with an Innova Dragon that slid/bounced back down the decline into the water and was able to pluck it out with just wet fingertips. The squids are in the water frequently and often. A few times a week you can find 3-4 guys in the water wading in the "6 feet or less" depths, and 2-3+ times a month there is a guy with a crazy "Lake disc rake" made from perfectly spaced metal prongs through PVC connected to a very long rope to snatch discs from the deeper bottoms of the lake. There is a somewhat heated debate over the ethics of disc retrieval amongst the locals, but I've been playing this course fairly often since its inception and I've NEVER gotten a phone call to return my discs (even with "reward if found" on my discs in Sharpie). So I recommend just buying a floating Driver (or floating midrange if you have a big enough arm) and not worrying about it. my friends and I have probably throw about $300+ worth of plastic into the lake over the years, a $10-$20 floating disc solves this issue completely. Innova Wahoo or Dragon work well since they float and are come in weights that still float over 140g, unlike Blizzard Champions (Blizzard Champions only float at weights 140g and under!!!) and the added weight really makes a BIG difference over the lake when the breeze is strong.
Other Thoughts: ***Please note that I've been playing this course since it's inception and I've NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVERRRRRRR seen ANY Alligators OR Snakes on this course. The sign inside the Players bulletin board is VERY old and faded and I'm actually not sure if that picture is even the same lake in the first place. I think they just want to keep people out of the lake for liability reasons (but there are a LOT of squids that scour this lake along hole 7 and hole 2 almost daily).
I hit my first "Florida Ace" on Hole #5 with a sidearm Champion Valkyrie strike in 2010 during a friendly doubles round with the local guys and some friends. I hit my first lefty Ace on hole 13 in July 2017 with a 171 Champion Tern, and a Boss Skip Ace on Hole 3 Sidearm. LOTS of Aces to be had on this course.
I really like the way 14-16 of the pins line up with the edges of the tee pads. There are 4 holes with alternate pin placements and hole 2 has 2 different tees. Most of the people I have met that play at this course have been very friendly, laid back, and rather talented disc golfers.
Don't expect to get your discs back out of the water though... Definitely a good idea to invest in a driver that flies about 300 ft and floats (Dragon, Wahoo, Blizzard Champions under 140 grams, etc).
This course has the potential to make even a first timer look good and has been a huge confidence booster for those that are just starting out, or coming back to the sport after a hiatus.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Great short course
Pros: This is the newest course in Tampa Bay. You can get in a round solo in about 40 minutes as the tees are very close to the last pin. That makes navigation a breeze.
Parking is convenient and a practice basket is handy.
Water comes into play mainly on 2 holes and is really only a danger if you are wild or are one of those guys here on DGCR who say you can throw 350 but really can't clear 305 of water (Hole 7).
Trees are challenging and force you to use lots of hyzer.
I have never seen this course crowded but the people I have met are nice.
Lake is gator free last I knew and that makes for some peace of mind when retrieving a disc from the water.
Finally installed great drainage. I went last week a day after a big rain and the property was dry. This place used to have standing water for weeks. Fixed!
Cons: It would have been nice if they had made the flow a little more convenient to get from the parking to the practice basket and then to hole 1 rather than having to walk through hole 1 to get to the practice basket.
The property is quite small for 18 holes. That makes for a tight squeeze and could get dangerous if there are a lot of people on the course.
The course can start to feel repetitive as you shoot toward the street and then back toward the park and then back to the street, etc. That is due to the small size of this property.
Would be nice if there were more anny lines.
Plenty of roller potential. They did install drainage that would mess with some rollers now.
Other Thoughts: The lake gets really deep if you get more than 15-20 feet from the bank. If your disc is in that range it is an easy retrieval.
I would have marked this course higher if it wasn't so repetitive, had more shot variety, and had a bit more length. I can't write this without say this course has been a blessing to me because of its location but also because it has forced me to work on my hyzer and has brought down my scores on the other area courses. A great course where you can disc down and work on the basics.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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