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Pros: This course overs a good shot varieties with short, moderate, and longer holes all being accounted for.
Both dog leg L and R holes and a few holes have protected pins.
Lower ceilings shots are present and many of the holes have lines that need to be hit in order to score well.
Multiple pads, on some holes, offer a bit of a different look on each hole. Signage is adequate. Trash cans and directional arrows to keep you headed in the right path.
The holes on the front 9 will offer you several birdie looks, there are a few on the back 9 as well, and the back 9 are a bit more technical. Good balance and variety
Hole 14's basket was elevated on a man made green and was a very cool looking hole.
The locals here are friendly and will let you play through.
This course was a little busy on a Sunday morning so thats a sign of a good course.
Cons: The baskets are older DGA baskets so they catch like older DGA baskets. Some spits outs may occur but all basket spit out from time to time.
The transition from 2's basket to 3's tee was a tad long but not as long as 9's basket to 10's tee. This would be the biggest con to me on this course. You have to walk quite a ways to get to the back 9 of this course. The tee that you see after 9's basket is hole 1 of the Oaks course so don't go that way like it did. Walk back to the parking lot and a tad south and you will see signage guiding you to holes 10-18. This really slows the flow of the round down but the back 9 is a fun play and makes up for this annoyance a bit.
Other Thoughts: The first half of this course is a bit more open than the second half of the course. The shots are fun and challenging and will make you work on all facets of your game.
This is a very fun course that has 2 more sister courses on site. Its is pay to play, $3 but it is worth it in every way. Come out and play all 3 courses and make a day of it. If you are in the area or are close and want to get in some solid discing then hit up this course and also Pines and Oak. You will have a good time and it is money well spent.
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Pros: -Very well maintained
-Benches and water coolers throughout
-Variety of shots needed
-Lots of shade
-Store for discs on property
-Another TWO eighteen basket courses within a few yards!
-Other park activities close by as well
-No water holes
Cons: -Couldn't find a map for the course
-No really long holes for distance drives
-Could take a minute to find next tee pad on some holes
-No water holes
Other Thoughts: I played this course after playing for about 1 1/2 yrs. now. I really like to play new dg courses and this one was fun. Didn't have a great day for my score, but had a lot of fun at this course.
Lots of pros, not many cons. There is so much to offer at this course. I must say this first. There are THREE 18 basket courses at Blue Angel park. We got there around 11 a.m. and played all three courses + the 1st 9 back at this course and finally left at 5 because it was getting too dark. So there you have it folks, six hours of disc golf without playing the same hole twice, except for the 1st 9 I mentioned. You could spend a weekend playing these courses and I think you would be satisfied.
You do have a fee of a whopping $2 (joke here) per person to enter the park, which goes towards upkeep of the park more than a playing fee. Right next to the 1st tee pad are three paint ball ranges as well. This park is very well maintained and you can see that people take pride in this park. There are trash cans at every hole, along with benches and water coolers at some holes. The water coolers are maintained daily, as I asked about them.
For play on this course you do need a variet of shots. I do not use a flick much, but after playing this course I definitely need to improve this shot as it comes in handy here. This course does have a couple of long range holes where you can launch a driver. Now when I say launch a driver, for me I use a driver if it looks to be over 225'. However for beginners, am's, and pro's looking to develope and work on technical shots, this course has it all. There are no water holes on this course. You do have OB's on the other side of a fire hose running by the road and there is a fence on one hole that separates an RV storage parking lot. From what I remember there are an equal amount of hyzer and anhyzer drives right off the tee pad which is really nice. Oh, and there are plenty of straight drives as well. The entire course is par 3's with nice size tee pads for am's, pro's and even 'little flyers.' This is the first course I ever saw where there were tee pads for kids. Awsome! Tee signs at every hole and baskets look like they have been there a while, but do a great job grabbing your disc. I believe they have mach IV baskets. If you loose a disc or need a bag have no fear because there is a small store with what you need to play the game right there on property. Really just a neat and fun course to play. The three courses are shaded by oaks and pines with palms, leaves, and sand that make up the terrain. The 'art' that decorates some of the holes is really unique as well. All three courses are very similar so my other reviews of the other two will be very close to the same.
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3 for 3 at Blue Angel Park!
Pros: 1. Tee Pads- Exceptional cement tee pads with both Pro and Am/Rec tees. All long enough for confindence in your footing while performing almost any type of throwing style.
2. Tee Signage- Each hole has a very nice wooden sign that shows distance, desired flight path and pin location to include trees/hazards.
3. Course play- This course is mostly technical due to the amount of trees and requires a variety of shots to include straight, anhyzer & hyzer shots to score low but, is playable for all levels. Not beginner friendly but, beginner playable enough to still have fun.
4. Amenities- EXCEPTIONAL! Benches, trash cans, WATER COOLERS, port-o-potty and a snack/drink/disc "shop"!
5. Scenery- Everything you'd expect from a NICE coastal forest park with abundant sights and sounds that make for a great round. ZERO trash, lots of squirrels, possibility of snakes, minimal bugs when I went and lots of shade.
Cons: 1. Cages- While all were in good to excellent condition they are sometimes hard to spot, but manageable.
2. Next Tee- While most of the time this isn't an issue because the course is very well marked. When switching to the back 9 there is a sign that directs you, but you feel lost...right when you think you ARE lost, you see the green bulletin board. Basically, the Pines #10 is right next to the Oaks #1.
3. Course- Little to no elevation changes or water if you're into that kind of thing.
Other Thoughts: EXCELLENT addition to the Blue Angel Park DG Complex. This IS a destination course, especially when you put into consideration that the Palmetto and Oaks courses are open to play even to the public. If you're looking for a challenge play this course of the Oaks, if you're with the fam and just want some fun go for Palmetto. Either course you play, you can't go wrong. I was kind of nit-picking to find those 3 cons and if they were somehow rememdied I would score this 4.5/5.0 as it's already a SOLID 4.0. Highly suggest this course complex over any location in or around Pensacola.
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