Most challenging course in the area
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very challenging for the average player. Tight wooded shots and tough pin placements can make this a frustrating play if you aren't on your game. You can tell the designer/maintainers aren't casual players.
Course has been much improved in the last year. A lot of work has been done.
More elevation changes by far than any other course in Okaloosa county.
Good course for lefties or flickers. I haven't done a count, but it seems like there are more fairways that move to the right than there are that move to the left.
Wilderness camping on-site.
Cons: Tee pads are gravel and can be messy when it's wet. 17 can be swampy after rains. When its dry, neither are a problem.
Watch for "stobs" sticking up on the fairways. The local club has been doing a lot of clearing on the course and the small stumps can trip you up if you dont watch your step.
This is definitely a course you can lose a disc on. (That may be a "pro"...)
Visitors must get a day pass from Jackson Guard, locals need a yearly pass. This course is on DOD property. Do yourself a favor and don't go without getting a pass!
The following link will take you directly to the permit that you need to play the course. $5 for the day, $20 for the year.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Living in Florida there are very few hilly courses, so this course is a great change of pace. The natural Florida wilderness is a sight to behold. There are NO walkers, joggers, workout stations. The tee shot from hole #17 is pretty cool.
Cons: Natural tees that are pretty worn. Mowing of the fairways is few and far between. And being a "natural" course bring bug spray. expect bugs.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good signage to direct from one hole to the next tee. Easy to find discs off the fairways. Good mix of wide and narrow fairways mixed with some straight but also dog legs left and right. Nice use of elevation changes. Good distance for amateurs. Beautiful scenery and not at all crowded on the three days we have been there.
Cons: Signs just indicate hole number, not distances. Fairly long walks between some holes and the next tee (seems like that could have added some length to the holes). "Path" from 17th tee needs some work (either add stairs down or clear a path on the left or right side down a less steep slope). Pay to play, make sure you plan ahead to get your pass from Jackson Guard (closed Sat afternoon and all day Sunday).
Other Thoughts: Once the concrete tees are in (and if they make a clear path from the 17th tee down to the fairway) I would give it a 4. We're so glad to finally have a course on this side of Eglin because it seemed liked every time we made the drive to Ferry Park it was so crowded. We navigated the whole course with a jogging stroller but anything with smaller wheels would not make it since the ground is still so uneven from being recently cleared. We did have to take the long way around on 17 by going to the 18th hole and walking back to the 17th fairway.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice challenging course
Pros: Not as hard as it looks. Allows for some variations of shots. You can play a hole different ways. Easy to spot discs that go off paths. Elevation gives it more of a challenge. Signs are very helpful.
Cons: Work in progress. Needs tee boxes. Hole 17 could use a sign to show how to get to the fairway after disc is thrown from the tee.
Other Thoughts: Nice change of pace from playing the other courses in the area. Very fun to play.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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