Tower, This Is Ghost Rider Requesting A Flyby
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Pros: (2.263 Rating) Ace runs galore, so fitting for an air force base course.
- ACEABILITY - Very similar to the nearby Ferry course in this regards. Lots of short and light obstacle ace runs. I'm sure regulars rack them up on this course. Aces are probably not as frequent as that of the short tees on Ferry but are likely more in line with the frequency of Ferry's long pads. I'd be willing to bet that an advanced player will hit an ace here every 30 rounds. Rec players will also be able to add a notch or two as well if they play this one enough.
- FORGIVENESS - The odds of losing a disc due to an errant shot is very low at Post'l. Really your only chances are to throw one high in a tree, forgetting to pick up or throwing one out to sea in disgust.
- TEES - Looks like the concrete pads were recently poured and they were done very well. Roughly 6 x 10s with a slight flair at the launch side. They are however a bit short on the longer holes and they are protruding a good 6 inches out of the ground on several holes. I personally had to really think about my footwork dance several times before throwing on a few holes.
- NAVIGATION - Seemed easy, however I had a guide for this one. Considering the openness of the layout, the next tees were always visible from the prior basket. Really the only issue I see is throwing to the wrong basket which I would have done if not stopped in doing so from my group mates.
- BEGINNER FRIENDLY - IMO the most forgiving and beginner friendly layout in the area.
- QUICK PLAY - It took just under 2 hours for 3 throwers and my energetic 3 1/2 year old to complete. This one should be easy to finish in under an hour solo.
- NATURAL BEAUTY - About average or a touch above. Lots of moderately spaced older pines to throw threw, as well as a few nice sized oaks. There are drop back views toward the intercoastal waters on a few holes as well but the water way does not come into play. No real blemishes along the layout other than a couple gravel paths and one utility pump fenced off by barbed wire.
Cons: Only a couple issues with this Post'l.
- ACCESS - Being Military and knowing someone who is, is required.
- UNIQUENESS - Not to be confused with shot shaping, but compared to the other 6 courses in the Fort Walton Beach/Destin area, The hole variety is very much lacking. Tunnel and pocket shots are very lightly defined. Baskets in general are typically only lightly guarded. The holes distances vary a little for an all par 3 course (150 - 400). No water clears or parallel water features to force a line.
- ELEVATION - About as flat as they come, but typical for the area. If elevation is critical to your enjoyment, I can only recommend checking out Anderson Pond in Niceville which has some 20 foot changes.
- LACK OF CHALLENGE - Upper Intermediate players and above will be unchallenged by Post'l Point. Advanced players should be able to throw -10 or better often. Rec players should however love this one and they will have numerous opportunities for birdies and it will push their technical ability for sure. I will however end on a positive note. Several holes do require a little shot shaping. You just can't grip it and rip it on this course without some thought.
- CHARACTER - A touch below average. Only one set of tees, no multi basket locations, no practice basket, and only a few benches. The tees however are a bit above average (see pros). There is a massive shelter with tables close by and the signage is adequate for this type of course.
Other Thoughts: Thank you to Mr Butlertron and Wife for getting me access to this one. Post'l was the last course hold out for me in the Destin/Ft Walton Beach area.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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- free to play, free to park
- bathrooms on location
- BEACH ON.LOCATION
- easy to follow design
- concrete tees
- informative tee signs marked with distance to pin ( distances are sometimes wrong)
- impressive assortment of RHBH and LHBH themed fairways
- fairways filled with tall tress that help shelter players from the sun
- clean well maintained fairways
- ace runs
- low traffic course
- room for course expansion
- buggy fairways in summer
- flat course
- tapered tees
- no alternate pins
- no multiple tees
- some baskets overlap the other fairways
- limited access to base
- paved roads boarder some fairways
- early sections of the course are prone to flooding, don't drain well after a storm
- not much fairway definition
- some tee signs are starting to become sun bleached
- Outdoor rec uses parts of the course for other activities
- too many short, unimaginative fairways
By the looks of the property, I can only surmise this area was once a sizable RV park. There are remnants of old utility boxes here and there, small paved paths running all around the park, and there's waterside lodging adjacent to course. Post'l' Point's concrete tees look great, each has an informative tee sign listing distance and basket direction. Tall, bare trunked, high limbed trees are scattered throughout the course. These tree filled fairways make for great obstacles without clogging up the fairways. The high canopy also helps create natural shade. Fairway lengths vary between short and medium distances, one or two of them are little longer.
Post'l Point's flat landscape feels a little bland and repetitive. Baskets could use a splash of color or a flag to help them stand out. I think something as simple as adding multiple pins would greatly help add variety. Minor cons aside, I was pleasantly surprised by this course. Everything looked new, the course was clean, and the overall design was sound. There's not a whole lot of wow factor here, but it's pretty special compared to your typical military style course. Better yet, there's a beach on location for post disc golf recreational enjoyment. Come for the frolf, stay for the beach!
Travelers beware: ODR is incredibly lazy and will schedule various events that may block holes 1,17 & 18 instead of using open, non disc golf designated land, slightly further away.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Great quiet course
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: If you're in the military looking for a mostly quiet, well kept up course this is pretty good. Decent variety, not a crazy amount of walking or any water hazards.
Cons: Variety is decent but a lot of the shots look the same without much weaving. A good amount of hazards are just from throwing the disc too high.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Scenic 18-basket course with great variety and challenge. Nice view of the bay.
Course is generally clean.
Only holes 4 and 5 pose an issue of possibly losing a disc in the shrubs (and would take a significant misfire to do so).
Cons: Need to have access to Eglin AFB to play course.
Signage marks the tees but maps on the signs are not always helpful.
Tee boxes are comprised of loose sand or rock. Some have roots. No benches.
Determining which basket to aim from a tee is not always clear or obvious.
Some holes lined up too close together, an issue if multiple groups are playing one after another.
Hole 2 may be an adventure to play during or after a significant rain.
Other Thoughts: Fun course with good variety that will challenge novices and experts alike.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Weeds and deadfall
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Pros: 1. Not crowded at all
2. Pine trees create unique challenges for pars
3. Newly installed concrete tees
4. Benches are now on three tees
Cons: 1. Low ground is often mushy from rain.
2. Lots of fire ant beds next to pines These critters hurt!
3. Seed pods stick to socks and sneakers.
4. Bahia grass is now 18"-24" high. Desperately needs mowing.
5. Grass should be mowed at least once per week.
6. Two baskets are unlevel. These could be straightened.
Other Thoughts: Base entomology technicians should heavily spray insecticide to kill fire ants and mosquitoes.
Trees and limbs make a short course challenging.
There is a LOT of damage done by armadillos (looking for grubs) on number 2 and 3. I wish that the area could be sprayed to kill the grubs so that the armadillos would go away. Base Civil Engineering is less than a mile from this course. CE has the entomology technicians. This problem would not be allowed on any other part of this installation. Why does the problems remain at the disc golf course?
Falling limbs litter the course. Unsightly.
Outdoor Rec has a programmer, Erik Dahl, who is committed to some significant course improvements.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Post'l Point Disc Golf Course
Pros: -Well maintained
-Variety of long and short holes (150ish-425ft)
-Variety of doglegs right and left
-Plenty of obstacles
Cons: -Signage needs improvement
Other Thoughts: The Post'l Point Disc Golf Course is an excellent course on Eglin AFB, and is well worth the trip to play, if you have base access. No water holes on this course means that losing a disc is pretty hard, unless you put it up in a tree.
Easiest Hole: #6. A nice dogleg right for LHBH throwers sets you up for a par on this short hole, at worst. A good chance for an ace as well.
Hardest Hole: #10. Four Hundred and twenty-five feet in length, hole 10 begins right outside of a copse of trees, and finishes inside of another grove of trees. No birdie chances, and very easy to bogey.
Birdie chances abound, but so do bogeys, and the multitude of trees add to the difficulty of the course.
Overall, a great course!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Not much pedestrian traffic with only random walkers/joggers unless there is a 5K race scheduled. Good course for a beginner as most holes are >200' with a handful being marked 250-300' but seem shorter. 1 long hole (10) that will let you air out your distance driver. Baskets, Mach 3's, are new and most are in good shape. The biggest "PRO" is that Outdoor Rec knows there are issues and management is open to making changes and improvements including concrete tee pads, moving/expanding holes, etc. are on the radar for course improvements.
Cons: SMALL course, several shots ~150' and hole placement can make it difficult to know exactly which of the 3 or 4 baskets you can see from some of the tee pads you are throwing at. Speaking of that, if there's more than a handful of people playing WATCH OUT for errant, or not so errant shots when you're putting out or teeing off for that matter on at least 14 basket/tees!! Keep your head on a swivel if you're not out there alone. You'll also need to be able to get on Eglin AFB or have a buddy that can sign you in if you want to play this course. Easy to get lost on the transition from hole 9 to 10. 10's tee area is almost directly across from 9's teeing area so you have to come back up and cross the road over to 10's tee. everything elses is somewhat easy to follow. Sinage is available on some holes but all are printed paper in standard sheet protectors taped to very thin plexiglass sheets. some are missing or totally gone including the broken plexiglass that can be found on the ground by several tee sign poles.
Other Thoughts: Improvements have been promised and should be in the works. This could have been a GREAT 9 hole course but 18 holes were shoehorned into a tiny plot of land.
LASTLY ... if you are at the course, remember you're on a military facility. Don't sign the baskets for your "aces" sign your own discs! Also DON'T bring your medicinal items you don't have perscriptions for (legal in FLORIDA) as the base does frequently use this area for dog training/exercises.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 5 Not
A nice course in the making
Pros: Nice course next to the ocean. Great for beginners and other levels with various ways to approach each hole. has some short holes and a few long holes to let your disk fly. No walkers or other pedestrians to get in the way.
Cons: A new course with no tee boxes and confusing paper signs. A bit confusing to find where to tee off and which hole to shoot for. Some holes are very close to location to tee off which can be trouble if not careful.
Other Thoughts: With a little work and new additions this could be a great course. The wind from the ocean adds to the challenge on some holes.
5 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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