4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Lots of tight, through the trees shots. Good hole and fairway placements. Canopy keeps some shots low. Other open fairways allow wide hyzer shots.
The trees that were along holes 11 and 12 were removed last summer, allowing hyzer shots.
Cons: Rough is extremely rough. Dense palmettos on both sides of the fairways. If you mis-throw, it can take an hour to find your disc. Tall cabbage palms catch and trap your disc. Key is to not mis-throw your disc.
Other Thoughts: You will find normal Florida fuana. I have seen Florida Black Snakes, (harmless and protected), Florida Long Tail weasel, tortises, rabbits, eagles, hawks and other birds.
Highly recommend wearing long pants, palmettoes are the saw palmetto varity and will cut you. There is poison ivy and oak around the course and fire ants, and spiders that bite, so be careful where you walk.
Recommend having a spotter, playing your first round with a local will help you get familar with the course. Maps are available online and in the Rec. Center.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
New NFM Course An Improvement!
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course features typical SW Florida flora and fauna with palm, oak, and pine trees to contend with. The fairways are well defined, but often tight and with some low ceilings.
There is a good mix of hole lengths, and right/left turning fairways.
The tee pads (two sets per hole) are concrete or pavers. Hopefully, they will all be concrete eventually. Tee signs at am tees show hole locations and distance. Look for next tee arrows under the baskets.
The league/park have done a good job of cleaning up the brush, but there are still a few "palmetto hell" holes where a disc could be lost.
From what I understand, the police have chased the homeless people out of the park.
The course uses a few of the original holes, some with new pin placements etc so the course retains a little of its original style.
Cons: The course can tear you up. I recommend sturdy shoes, and long pants if possible.
Other Thoughts: A note on finding hole 1: Enter the park and go past the library on your left. When you see the brand new rec center on your right, turn into the 1st parking lot on your right (east side of the building) and follow to end. As of this writing, the pro tees are in a little grass island on the left and the am tees are straight off the edge of the pavement.
Also, I strongly encourage getting the map from the rec center before heading out for the 1st time.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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