Melbourne, FL 
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  Open, Fun Play

5+    2/5/2012   2/13/2012
Review By: bdaigle20
Played: 6  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 5.9 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautiful park full of amenities. Restrooms are easy to find. Plenty of parking. Free.

Lots of space for the long bomb plus a few holes that require some technical play.

Benches on every hole with trees to provide shade and cover from the Florida sun. Nice launch pads.

The baskets are moved every 8 weeks or so, which helps mix it up a bit.

Hole 22 is right over a pond, which is fun.
Cons: Very flat and open.

It can be difficult to navigate the course but there are always people playing who are happy to help.

Other Thoughts: There are often guys selling discs out of their truck and the Walgreen's down the street carries a nice selection of discs too.

If it has been raining a lot, the park may flood, meaning you might have to wade through several inches of water to play. Depending on who you are, this is either great fun or horrible!

In general, this is a fantastic park. It is the largest and best-maintained park in the county and offers all kinds of things besides disc golf (camping, swimming, dog park, volleyball, horseshoes, there's a senior center now, sports fields, playgrounds, etc).

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Fun course to play, bring a map!

1    12/23/2011   12/23/2011
Review By: jcf5083
Played: 42  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 7.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -There is a ton of life around the course! There is a pond for fishing, a large archery range, a dog park, as well as volleyball courts and softball fields.

-Holes are a decent distance, not too big and not too small.

-All teepads are in great shape.

-Multiple tee and basket placements for a lot of the holes.

-Good use of the trees and bushes, there were "protected" baskets and no random trees that bother you.

-Hole 22 (the lake hole) is beautiful!
Cons: -The holes do not always play into each other, and there are no maps or "next tee" signs.

-Lack of elevation change, I do not recall a hole that wasn't flat.

-There is not much signage as to where the first hole was, so I started on hole 5 and continued from there. Reading other reviews it seems like this is a common problem.
Other Thoughts: I was lucky enough to have a smart phone on me so I could look up the course map. Otherwise I would have been completely lost on the course. You can find a copy of the map on the club website listed under Links/Files.

I am from Ohio and was very pleased to play at Wickham park with the great Floridian scenery and the great locals playing the course.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Not the Best

5+    6/15/2011   6/20/2011
Review By: denny ritner
Played: 165  Reviewed: 111  Exp: 19 Years
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The course is located in a big park with other amenities such as volleyball, swimming, fishing, and camping. The schule factor and resulting chances of losing discs is on the lower side. There are plenty of opportunities to crush the disc. The course provides a great place to practice playing in the wind. The ground is friendly for rollers. At one point in time this was the location of one of the biggest events on the pro tour.
Cons: The course is totally flat and mostly wide open. Few holes require much technical skill and the course overwhelmingly favors the power player. All par 3's. There is almost no tree canopy to provide any respite from the hot Florida sun.

The navigation is extremely difficult. The tee sign hole numbers don't match the numbers on the baskets. There are no directional signs between holes.

Several of the baskets are dangerously close to tee pads.
Other Thoughts: Don't be a dirty discer. Leave the course cleaner than the way you found it.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful.


2-4    3/8/2011   3/9/2011
Review By: brockkcorb
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
3 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Long enough to stretch the arm out, on a afew holes.
Cons: most of the holes feel like deja vu. the same holes over and over again. There are some tight fairways ( open for 250+ then play into the woods), which make it reasonable, but there are no unique holes, most of them seem pretty much the same. if you can throw a roc or buzz 250-300 accurate, and you can throw a fairway driver 300- 350 and you can throw a s curve beyond that ( no huge left turn holes), you are golden... lefties should have no more problems than righties at this course. overall: its flat, most holes call for the same shot.... i thought about doing the melbourne open, but not now. i was dissapointed.
Other Thoughts: i'm from daytona... i wouldn't make the drive again.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Wickham is not the best.

5+    1/31/2010   2/1/2010
Review By: scauzilloc
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 27.3 Years
This review was updated on 7/27/2010
9 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The front nine has a lot of open area to throw a good long powerful drive. There are multiple basket placement areas so things get mixed up often. The back nine is a bit more challenging than the front nine since it is more dense with foliage. You have to be more precise.
Cons: This course is not very well marked and for anyone playing the course for the first time can and will get lost. The signage is in disarray and for some holes there is nothing. They laid some new pads down and made them much shorter. Some of the brush on the back nine can gobble up discs. A lot of campers and RV'ers tend to use this area to walk their dog and they don't clean up after. So be careful, you might get an unwanted present from a pooch.
Other Thoughts: Also. This is not the best course in Brevard. try out the other course at Burton before making a judgment. Be careful of the disc golf stealer. There is an older gentleman who lives in one of the RVs that comes around when the course is not busy searching for discs. If he gets yours he will not call the number, but he will sand it down and turn them in for cash to Play It Again Sports! I had a great drive and before I could get to my disc he came by on a golf cart, scooped up my disc and drove off with it. I hunted him down and made him give it back. He also hides around the 18th hole and waits for you to throw, especially if it goes into the lake. He has a contraption that retrieves the disc and then he will drive off in his car.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 Fun for the family

1    6/28/2009   7/1/2009
Review By: BILL7718
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 16.3 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I liked the mix of clean fairways and obstacles, which consist of trees with clumps of saw palmettos and other bushes around them. The tees for the next hole were close to the baskets from the previous hole, so we didn't have any problem following the course for the first time.
Cons: Its very flat and does not have a lot of shade. Bring sunscreen. Some of the tees are close enough to the previous basket with parallel fairways that you have to be aware of who's ahead and behind you on the course.
Other Thoughts: I'm introducing my family to disk golf now that my shoulder is better, and this was a fun course for the whole family. The trees and bushes provided just the right level of interference, and we easily recovered our disks. We couldn't immediately find basket 1, so we started on hole 12. The water shot on 18 was tempting for me, but there's no way the rest of my family could play the hole, so we skipped it. We played in late June the day after rain, but the course was dry and we did not have any bug problems. The 4 photos posted as of this review are a good representation of what most of the course is like.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Watch your discs

1    11/14/2008   3/29/2009
Review By: kuhlbeans
Played: 50  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 12 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Course has a decent variety of shots and the large palm-like plants make for a lot of guarded pins that are hard to get at. The closing holes have water hazards to give a little bit of interest. Plenty of holes where you can really try to rip a drive without much penalty for an errant shot.
Cons: Pins are rotated by there are no alternate tees. Most holes were signed but no markings for the next tee, so sometimes it was hard to figure out where to go. Signs and baskets seemed to be in a bit of disrepair.
Other Thoughts: I joined up with a local half way through this round (I was in town on business) and he told me this park was by far the best in the area, though I was not all that impressed. There is almost no elevation change on the entire course, which normally I'd count against the course, but this is Florida by the coast so there isn't much choice for the course designer.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    3/21/2009   3/23/2009
Review By: DarrenFL
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 8.9 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: I play this course about 2 times a week sometimes more. It is a really fun course to play! Often change basket placements which adds a lot more variety of play.
Cons: too many bushes!! sometimes have to wait for players due to losing disc.
Other Thoughts: love it.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Fun Course

5+    2/21/2009   2/22/2009
Review By: rjgarment
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Front 9 fairly open. Tees and baskets in good condition. Challenging back 9. Friendly locals. Handicap league 3/4 Sundays a month.
Cons: Palmetto thickets surround every pine tree, sometimes gobbling up discs. Back 9 has blind holes where it's best to get a spotter about halfway up the fairway, or you will spend at least 15 minutes looking for your disc. Signs aren't very descriptive.
Other Thoughts: Alternate tees would be nice. I've been going 4 weeks in a row, and never encountered these "drunks" I keep hearing about, just friendly, helpful locals. Nice course overall.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    5/19/2013   1/19/2009
Review By: hdw292
Played: 35  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 16.4 Years
This review was updated on 5/23/2013
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great combination or long and short holes. You may not get a good drive on some holes but if you have a good upshot you'll be right next to the basket. The back has been controlled burned so there are more areas to get your disc through now that werent there about 5 months ago.
Cons: The only thing I think that is bad is that when they change the basket placement they either put them all long or all short, I think they should mix them up so your not always unleashing it or throwing short but so that some you can throw short and other just let it rip.
Other Thoughts: People want to put in the cons about the park being "flat", your in Florida what do you expect? You want hills go to the central or west coast of the state. I live about .5 miles maybe closer to the park entrance, i'm there faily often as do I travel to other parks in the area and Orlando. Once you get to the central part of the state and go north and also west is where the hills start so if your gonna complain about it then please dont play it. I love the park ive grown up playing it since I was 8. I've seen it go from 18 to 22 and back to 18 holes now. This park is my disc home. and also PLEASE pick up after yourselves with trash and ciggerette butts. We find them all over the place.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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