4 Helpful / 1 Not
Perfect As Is
Pros: * Course has decent tees, directional signs, and is easy to navigate.
* Property is small, but filled with mature oaks, making for natural challenges.
* Despite its lack of length, real thought was put into the shape of the holes, and I found myself enjoying myself.
* Their are tennis courts and baseball fields, but the course is secluded..
* Distances range from 140ish to 291. You wont pull out your big drivers, but there is quite a lot of line shaping.
* fun factor is good. Experienced players can have ace/birdie races, and the less experienced wont be turned off by overlong holes.
Cons: * Course lacks length and the diversity that comes with it Mind you, the property is small, so this really was a best effort.
* Some of the carpeted tees are lumpy, but, not much of a run up (if any) is needed.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun, little course that we played on the way into Mt. Dora. If I lived in the neighborhood, I would enjoy practicing my putters and mids here. There may not be long shots but you WILL make shots here and take different lines to complete them. Would I drive out of my way for this course? No. But were I heading into MT Dora or coming from an Orlando course, I'd be thrilled to stop here for a fast, fun round. If you're in the area stop on by. You may find something to like as well!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Good starter course...
Pros: Best course in Mt Dora!
Challenging - well, as challenging as a shorter distance course can be without making you miserable. The fairway location and trees keep you honest and force you to use a handful of different shots to be effective and keep your score down.
Enough foliage to keep you focused, but you don't feel like you're playing in the deep forest.
Tee sign posts are clear enough (and the baskets are close enough to discern).
No underbrush, clean fairways (though narrow in some areas), and enough of a challenge to be entertaining for more experienced players (if you're just looking to kill a little time). You won't lose any discs on the course and there's no water to contend with!
Cons: Tee boxes - The first tee box is carpeted, the rest are just a piece of painted wood in the ground. For a temp course this isn't a big problem, but it did make it somewhat difficult to find the next starting point at times.
Short distances - I know this course is intended for beginners and juniors, so those types of folks won't see this as a drawback, but more experienced players will be left without the opportunity to really let it rip.
Small playing area - If it were a busy day at the disc golf area folks would have to be alert.
Only 9 holes - Some people may view this as a pro, but I like to have the chance for some more birdies!
Lots of trees - Also listed as a Pro, without the oaks the course would be a waste, but they can frustrate even an experienced player.
People walking their dogs through the park (and not bringing along baggies).
No permanent restroom facilities - Port-O-Let is available by the tennis courts.
Not enough garbage cans on the course (some located back at the tennis courts)
Other Thoughts: Overall the course is exactly as it was intended. It's a decent starter course and would be perfect for the novice or junior. I'd love to see the course placed in a larger park with some elevation change (and room for 18), but it's already the best thing available within a 15 mile radius. This is a fun little course that I'd visit and play 9 with my folks before hitting up the downtown for lunch.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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