0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very well laid out course, on a piece of private property located exactly how the title is "Out Yonder". There is a good mixture of long 400', and short 200-300' holes, with many different lines that need to be executed. The grass is kept clean and there is definite distinction between fairway and rough.
Cons: Tee pads are carpet, and rough is deep and thick, this does add to the challenge. Some holes might be difficult to navigate from basket to next pad, but after a little thought it's not bad.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
The name says it all.
Pros: It was as advertised and indeed Out Yonder. The course is located on Dan's personal slice of Americana. It is secluded and peaceful. The course itself is just ok. There is a mix of holes and some of them were quite enjoyable. On my first play through we played pro tees and there were some challenging holes. 2 tees for most holes and 200% more horse than any course I've reviewed thus far. Dan was also extremely helpful and hospitable in the use of the course.
Cons: What makes the course scenic is also what make it unforgiving on some holes. Some of the wooded holes require perfection or you will be wading through thorns and brush with the hopes of recovering your disc. There are some pad placements that seem ridiculous in their placement and hard just for the sake of being hard. Not challenging, just pointlessly hard. Don't follow the gps to get here or else you will be driving down a narrow road that the locals dump their trash on.
Other Thoughts: All in all, its a decent play through but not worth driving too far for. If I lived nearby I would play it on a semi regular basis. I wouldn't recommend it if the weather is either too cold or hot. As the previous reviewer JLingus stated, there is no elevation and on your way there be sure to talk to Dan for direction. When you do, bring a banjo and some moonshine and enjoy a nice round of country disc golf... Out Yonder. Thanks again Dan.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Out Yonder Review
Pros: This course was pretty basic but had some very fun challenging holes, some which were over a small pond and some that would test your accuracy as well as some that would let you open up the power. Definately a peaceful setting (really out in the middle of no where) hence the name "Out Yonder" the tee pads were not concrete but were a good size for a good run up. The owner Dan was very helpful getting us to the course and allowing us free roam of his property while he was away. The course was tricky to find also but Dan told us how to get there since the GPS on the phone was not accurate
Cons: While it was a fun course and a change of scenery from our local courses it did not have any elevation changes (which is typical for a Florida course) Like I mentioned above, It was very difficult to find the course using the gps on the phone, it took us a very different route and we had to call Dan the owner to guide us in. Many dirt roads to get to the course which are not ideal for a lower sports car that we were in. The wooded areas around the greens/fairways were basically razor grass covered in thorns..had some painful retrievals
Other Thoughts: Overall, not a bad course, I give it a 3 rating simply because it was a so so course to play without much to make it stand out. Definately a good course for the area if you want to play a quick round but not great enough for us to make the 2 hour road trip to again.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great scenery, built on an old farm, well maintained.
Short and long tee pads.
Very challenging holes.
Peaceful, nobody but me and a couple of horses there most of my round.
Cons: Some fairways in the woods are really narrow.
Other Thoughts: I need to work on my accuracy and ability to throw straight shots in order to score well here.
Very fun course, well worth the trip!
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Tests All your Bag
Pros: Difficult, but in a way that will help you improve as a player
Makes you work on all aspects of your game from putting to mid-range to driving
Beautiful environment, well taken care of course
Good mix of open and wooded
Fun course for beginner to pro
Cons: Not many, wear long pants or long socks, because more then likely one of two throws may end up in the woods
Carpet tee pads, but Dan is always improving the course everyday, you never know whats next
Other Thoughts: It is not just a fun place to play, but a great place to learn about the game. Dan Berman has been playing the game for many many years and great to talk to to improve your game or just to learn more about the history of disc golf. Definitely talk to him, he is always innovating and supporting the growth of disc golf.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great layout
tricky but fair tee shot lines to baskets
course was clean well kept up
Makes you use every shot in your bag
easy to go from hole to hole
Other Thoughts: A mile on an unpaved road to course from main road but level and very passable
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: The course has a very nice flow. My first time there I did not get lost. It is a nice mix of open field and woods. There are plenty of opportunities for low scores.
Cons: The wooded holes a very tight and the out of bounds is very dense. So there is little room for error.
Other Thoughts: Be sure and give Dan a call it is a little tricky getting to the course.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Great landscape. Beautiful course wonderful waterholes. Dan is a great mentor and host. Also the availability of of a pro shop is great!!
Cons: Still putting the course together. Amazing since the last time I played. Still need some signs.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: What I loved most was the privacy of this course. Dan is a great host. I was able to bring my Lab out to play. The course has lots of factors that come into play. The more arsenal you have the better. Some good bomb holes and some good technical stuff as well. Signage was good. The layout had a great flow. You can tell that Dan loves to frame the baskets. He really put a lot of thought into each and every hole. It feels like you're "Out Yonder" when you're playing this beautiful country club!! Go see Dan and make sure to leave some time to hang with him and talk about the sport. He loves it just as much if not more than we do! Ask about his collection as well!! Miss ya Dan ;)
Cons: Although you can see the pin from most tee pads I would have liked to have seen more in depth signage or some directional arrows out in the fairways. Keeping in mind that this course is less than a year old, it just needs a little time to grow.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is hands down one of my absolute favorite courses that I've played. A very fun, open/technical course set on a 40 acre horse farm out in the middle of nowhere outside of Jacksonville, Fla.
Very well manicured lawns. The two horses that freely roam the course just add a certain element that most courses just don't have and should be greatly desired.
Definitely need to bring your "A" game when throwing this course. I love how this course has the perfect blend of total wide open shots that turn into these tight, technical tunnels 40-50ft from the basket. Adds to the degree of difficulty that everyone needs in their game.
This place is a disc golfers retreat. The owner allows camping on his property for a very small fee and he also is renovating a couple of trailers to be rented out for weekend trips in the near future. This place has so much to offer besides disc golf. Camping, fishing, horseback riding and so much more. A very laid-back, relaxing atmosphere. The owner is beyond hospitable and will greet you with open arms and make you feel right at home.
Cons: I was having so much fun playing this course that I didn't really pay too much attention to many (if any) negative aspects of this course.
Two very minor things come to mind though.
1) Navigation. It's a little tricky finding one hole from the other, but once you realize the red tape in the basket points you in the direction you need to go, then it's smooth sailing from there.
2) Stumps. Once you're in the back 9, think it's holes 14-16, you may or may not come across some baby pine stumps near the tee pad or further down the fairway. This is a minor concern just for the fact that it's a somewhat of a new course and stumps are the way of the world when it comes to disc golf in Fla. So, watch your step.
Other Thoughts: Once your done throwing this amazing course, do yourself a favor and stop and talk to Dan Berman. It was an absolute honor meeting this man and listening to all his stories about disc golf and his accomplishments in freestyle. He has a massive collection of discs that he is willing to sell and he is a bevy of disc golf/ frisbee history. I had just as much fun talking to him and going through his collection as I did playing his amazing course.
If you don't visit this course, and stop and talk to Dan, then you are doing yourself disc golf a grave injustice.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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