Valrico, FL 
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Big Green/White Sign Reads, “Think Before You Throw”!

1    1/25/2018   1/25/2018
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1313  Reviewed: 1262  Exp: 40.6 Years
This review was updated on 2/13/2018
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Buckhorn Park is a cute little Community Park which houses a nice little play structure, a basketball court, a walking path and a small soccer field. The disc golf course is beginner to recreational. There is not a whole lot of glam to this course but it probably serves it's purpose here. Holes range in length from 165' to 225' and in challenge from easy rec to easy rec. Most are just straight and wide open although # 3 does require a toss over the chain link fence ahead and # 6 is a 178' blind hyser around a fence and below some tree branches.

The signs are short, little wooden posts with the hole number, distance and an arrow pointing to the basket. There are no tee pads and only the # 7 tee shows enough wear to actually know to throw from. I read that the baskets are Chainstars. They're older and I wouldn't have known what they were called.

The course plays in a loop around the park crossing the soccer field twice. Navigation is intuitive and you can snap off a round in under 15 minutes which makes this one of my top ten Lucky Eagle Casino Florida course bags of the week.
Cons: Course is pretty simple and sterile.

Short recreational distances of under 200'.

Little challenge for most players.

You need to yield to pedestrians using the walking path

OMG! - # 8 plays right over the top of the # 7 fairway. This could be a huge safety issue during the next NIT event played here. Until that time comes, I don't think we'll be needing to call OSHA anytime soon.
Other Thoughts: I think we should make about 6000 of those "Think Before You Throw" signs and place one in every disc golf course in the world. I wish it was displayed better here at Buckhorn. It sits above the play structure area in a location that most disc golfers probably wouldn't even notice.

I like this little course and it likes me back. It's a simple little course with nine Ace runs and little chance of losing a disc or searching. It's an ideal stop for us course baggers and it would be a wonderful course to bring that newbie to those elementary chuckers to or some of these Florida retirees with one disc, a cane, an artificial hip and prostrate issues.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

For First Timers

1    8/15/2016   8/17/2016
Review By: wellsbranch250
Played: 326  Reviewed: 311  Exp: 4.9 Years
This review was updated on 2/22/2017
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: (1.113 Rating) A nice park setting for this family friendly beginners course.
- FORGIVENESS - The odds of losing a disc due to an errant shot is near impossible. You'd have to forget to pick up to lose one here.
- MAINTENANCE - The grounds appear to be constantly mowed, trimmed and manicured. I don't recall seeing any trash on my visit.
- QUICK PLAY - A single should complete a full 9 in under 25 minutes. Groups of 4 probably would finish in under 45 minutes.
- ACEABILITY - Every holes but (#3) is highly aceable. Great opportunity for a recreational player to get an ace.
- NAVIGATION - I posted a map of the course in the files area as I actually struggled my first time here. There are a few holes that I saw more than one potential basket to shoot at. Using the map I posted combined with the openness of the course, you should have no trouble blowing right through this one on first attempt.
- CHAINS - The baskets are in great shape.
- GROW THE SPORT - No doubt will this course aid in growing the sport by offering easy access to learn the game at a neighborhood park course.
Cons: Buckhorn is not designed for skilled players.
- UNIQUENESS - The holes themselves in terms variety are well below average. To seasoned players, they are almost all short and straight putter runs. Hole (3) is perhaps the one exception as you will have to throw your disc overhead due to the six foot high fence right in front of you.
- CHARACTER - The course is mainly just baskets and tees markers. No map or descriptive tee signs. Tee markers do have a hole number and directional arrow towards the basket on them. The tees are mostly un-shaded and all natural grass for surface. The tee line is improvisation only with the adjacent marker. There is also no seating at holes (not that you'd need it ) but there is two small shelters with each having a picnic table. There is also a rules of the game and etiquette sign at hole (1).
- BASKET AND TEE SEPERATION - There are numerous occurrences where the basket and next tee are perilously close. Several times they are separated by less than 30 feet.
- SPACING - Well below average, Several of the fairways feel partially shared. Course also plays around a bunch of other park uses including a volleyball court, playground and basketball court. But perhaps what will most impact your round is the walking path that loops around the course. I had to stop several times for walkers using this path as it appears to get heavy use.
- DIFFICULTY - Way too easy for everyone but beginners and recreational players. Many seasoned players will come away dissatisfied if they don't shoot 8 or 9 down.
- LOCATION - Course is a trek to get to from the interstate highway system. A good 30 minutes from I75 and its tucked way into a neighborhood. GPS is a must to find this course.
Other Thoughts: A beginners and recreational players course. It's a quick play if you feel the need to play every course once. For those in the area looking to play only one course or for one with a more substantial challenge, please consider checking out nearby Limona instead (I rated it 3.183) or make the trek to beautiful Edward Medard (3.699)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 9 Under in 9 Minutes.

1    10/10/2013   10/10/2013
Review By: Charbachuk
Played: 76  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 8.7 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Located in a really nice neighborhood.
- Brand new baskets.
- Natural Tee-pads are very well taken care of.
- Course is a very good use of extra space in this very small park.
- Everyone hole is an ace run.
- Very easy to shoot 9 under par and finish in about ten minutes.
- Tee-signs display everything you need.
Cons: - This course is what it is; very short with only two holes over 200 feet.
- Some of the holes could interact with other park features if you're not careful.
- Every shot is a hyzer putter shot for RHBH.
- No signature all.
Other Thoughts: - I could see an attempt to break the power golf world record here (Hint Hint).

- This is a nice course for what it is, nothing special but if you live in the area i could see it being played very often. This is one of those courses where the land was there to put in a pitch and putt and they did the best that they could.

- I wouldn't make a day trip out of this course alone, I would however use this course as a warmup if playing nearby Meddard.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Friendly neighborhood Course

1    9/8/2013   9/9/2013
Review By: reposado
Played: 278  Reviewed: 276  Exp: 7.5 Years
This review was updated on 11/11/2013
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Obviously, this isn't a notable course. It's not a challenging course. And it definitely isn't a destination course. But if this course were in my neighborhood, within walking distance, I would play it all the time.

Every shot is an approach shot, so it makes an excellent practice area. I'd go when it wasn't busy and play the nine holes again and again, trying out different putters and midranges.

The tees are really all you need on a course like this. A short post, easily identifiable from the previous basket, tells where to tee off from and includes the key information: hole number, distance and directional arrow.

The available space is actually utilized quite well. A few things are marginally in the way, but I couldn't imagine a better nine holes on the spot.
Cons: But, it is just nine short holes, all of them completely in the open, where the only possible obstacles will be other people.

It wasn't a problem when I popped in, but I could see the course being unplayable at times with people
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't make the trip there unless I felt like warming up for Medard, but its a nice example of what a neighborhood can do with a small space and nine quality baskets.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Great little starter course.

5+    8/19/2013   7/29/2013
Review By: Cueball
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 6.7 Years
This review was updated on 8/20/2013
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Small quite park.
Very open.
Well marked tees for little park.
Very clean.
Cons: If more people show up at park you might want carefully aim your shots or just wait till they have cleared your path before you throw it.
Other Thoughts: First time playing so I enjoyed this course. The park was not crowded so got 4 rounds in.

Played it again. I love this course as a great warm up before heading over to other local courses.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 It is what it is....

2-4    11/3/2012   11/6/2012
Review By: davmer2303
Played: 25  Reviewed: 24  Exp: 6.2 Years
This review was updated on 12/2/2012
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is found on your GPS as Buckhorn Park, and is located at the back of a windy subdivision. It contains nine baskets with the longest hole being 225'. I'm a newish player, and this had value to me for mid and putter practice. The baskets are nice and the directional markers do show where they are located. There is a little tree issue on hole two, but other than that it's wide open. It can be played quickly with all holes aceable/birdieable and makes for a much nicer afternoon than sitting in the house.
Cons: There are no teepads, although this is not that big of a deal with the short shots. It is not difficult, and therefore you don't get much work on different shot types. Due to the lack of trees, the park is windswept, so putting can be hard... This is a multi use park and the course winds by the basketball court, the entry road (over it), the walking track, and the volleyball court. If you do not play early, people WILL be in your way. (or you will be in their way) Hole one is pretty much unplayable when a basketball game is played.
Other Thoughts: If you enjoy throwing in an open field where a basket might get in the way, then this course is for you. You can play easily with one or two discs, or just try different lines on your mids. I had fun here, and if you understand what it offers, then you may too.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Simple little subdivision course

1    4/16/2012   4/17/2012
Review By: RussMB
Played: 130  Reviewed: 109  Exp: 14.1 Years
This review was updated on 2/15/2013
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Entry Level course: Great for beginners, practice, pitch & putt
-Plays quick for anyone wanting a fast round
-Tee marker has distance and arrow pointing to the basket.
-It's a neighborhood course that is available to the locals in the subdivision
-Clean and well maintained
-very easy to navigate
-Kids would probably have a great time playing here.
Cons: -The course plays throughout a neighborhood park, other activities are always a factor.
- Though it plays around the perimeter of the park, park goers can still wander in the line of fire.
-No tee pad, just a marker.
-Throws across a walking trail and the entrance road.
-It's in the heart of a subdivision, and not easily accessed
Other Thoughts: You probably know by now if this is somewhere you want to play. This is a neighborhood rec park course. So I'm not going to be too harsh on it. There is not a lot to this course. It is very small and located in the middle of a labyrinth of a subdivision. It reminded me of a course that would be installed at a summer camp. Simple, easy, and available to everyone. I played this course with a Roc and a putter, and I really didn't need both. It took me about 15 minutes to run through the whole course. No fun factor for me, but then again I saw a group of local neighborhood friends playing here and having a great time.

Unless you live in the neighborhood, there really isn't much of a draw to play here. The only reason that I chose this park was to get another notch in the "Played" belt. You will want a GPS or a map to navigate the subdivision. It's hidden in the middle and not easily accessible. Once I arrived, part of me felt like I was getting the "Who's the stranger?" stare. I was actually surprised to find there wasn't a guard gate at the entrance to the community.

I don't want to end it on a down note, because someone put effort into installing this course. If this course was in my neighborhood, I would have no problem frequenting it, taking people out, introducing them to the sport, or just practicing my game. It's relative to those that have access to it. I wouldn't even consider it a rec course. It's more of a "Fun thing to do at a park" type of course.

Final thought: Not worth the drive, but if I lived in the subdivision I wouldn't complain.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Nice Beginner Course

1    8/13/2011   8/13/2011
Review By: thrembo
Played: 180  Reviewed: 134  Exp: 43.6 Years
This review was updated on 11/3/2017
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A nice little course in a nice neighborhood.

+ Tee signs with distance and direction arrows on them.

+ Very Clean and well-maintained park.

+ Holes range from around 160' to 225'. Great for beginners.

+ Ace race for seasoned players. (I hit Metal on one drive)

+ Some usage of available trees to force a little shot diversity.

+ Playground, plenty of garbage cans, and picnic tables.

+ Nice baskets.
Cons: - No restrooms? I didn't see any.

- No tee pads at all. Not a huge deal for a course like this though.

- Walking path, volleyball, soccer fields, basketball, and a playground crammed into a small space, with a disc golf course winding through and around it. Could be a problem during peak park usage.

- Could benefit from a few minor course changes (#9 throws over the entrance road, could easily be avoided by moving the tee across the street).
Other Thoughts: That said, I found this to be a fun little course. Sure, most of us could play the whole course with a putter, and maybe a mid, but I like throwing a course like this once in awhile.

We definitely need beginner courses like this too. There was a 1st timer on the course when we were throwing.

If a more challenging course is required, Edward Medard is a few miles away!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Playground/ Track/ Course

5+    7/17/2010   7/31/2010
Review By: Us Tubes
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 8.6 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well kept, nothing but flat straight shots, great for beginners. Could play the course easily with 2 discs.
Cons: Kids were picking up/ trying to steal my disc... People ALWAYS in the way of shots, Kids were climbing on top of baskets. Between noon and 6 most of course isnt "playable" because of kids.
Other Thoughts: Aside from the people this is a great small neighborhood park. It was installed and maintained with good intentions, its just people ruin it like everything else in this world.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Small Residential Course

1    7/3/2010   7/3/2010
Review By: DK8505
Played: 42  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 19.5 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very well maintained
Course is in a safe location
You will not lose a disc
Good course to expose kids to disc golf
Nice place to warm up
Cons: No tee pads or signs, only posts with an arrow on top pointing to the basket
Not challenging
-Very short holes
-No elevation change
-Every hole is wide open and straight on
Poor Layout
-Too many other activities in the same area put people not playing disc golf in play
-The fairways of holes 7 and 8 intersect
Other Thoughts: The first thing you will notice about this park is that it is residential. Being surrounded by a relatively nice neighborhood means that the course seems safe and is well maintained. However, the poor layout and small space overshadow these benefits. I would not recommend this course for anyone but those with children playing with you or as a quick warm up before going to Limona Park 10 minutes away.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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