Old, old Oakland
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice setting in a city park. Most of the land seems reserved for disc golf.
Teepads are in good shape. Plenty of parking and a practice basket is available.
Hole #13 seems to be the signature hole - a picturesque dogleg to the right over a creek to a basket just in a wooded area.
Good for beginners and players wanting to work on their short game.
Cons: The front course at Albert Oakland Park features many outdated signs that don't offer many clues to solving the mystery of "Where's the Basket?" The maps are inaccurate and difficult to read. Several of the signs are a bit too close to the teepad.
The navigation is difficult also. With so many baskets and teepads shoehorned into a small space, determining the next basket and teepad is challenging. Multiple baskets can be seen from a teepad and several teepads are present on the course but no longer in use. Arrows hanging from each basket point the direction toward the next teepad but are of little help on several holes. First-timers will likely struggle to navigate the course - be aware that the DGCR photos are outdated and inaccurate for some of the holes.
The long walk between Hole #9 and Hole #10 is annoying. Also, finding the teepad for Hole #12 requires a short hike and maybe a compass. And then after completing Hole #12, the route to the next teepad requires walking up the fairway of either Hole #12 or Hole #13.
Little variety. Nearly every hole is 190 to 270 feet in length. Many holes felt the same and didn't require much variety in disc selection.
Other Thoughts: If you're determined to play the front course at Albert Oakland Park, strongly consider finding local players to join you to ease your navigation. The players I spoke with were friendly and helpful. (If you opt to play alone, read and re-read the navigational advice on this website.)
My rating of 2.0 might seem harsh, but this course has several glaring weaknesses, including a lack of variety, difficult navigation and some of the worse signage I've seen. This could be a fun city park course with some doable improvements, but the flaws need to be addressed.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Pros: its an easy course that can be fun for having some ace runs, or building up your confidance. grass was mowed and it was next to a really nice pool. you get a chance to see what some of the very first frisbee golf courses where like.
Cons: very difficult to navigate, at times we played the wrong tees to the wrong baskets. the baskets are extremly old and could use updated models. some of the fairways crossed very near other tees and baskets, makeing a potentially dangerous round if theres alot of traffic on the course. It could really use some tree trimming, some branches where almost touching baskets and it just seemed like it could be better groomed.
Other Thoughts: this is one of two courses in the same park. skip this one and thank yourself later. the Back course is much better and this one just needs to be redesigned.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Right next to the lower 18 at this park which is a great course (IMO)
Cons: -Cramped, it seems like you are shooting over paths for other holes
-They probably should have made this a 9 hole course instead of trying to put 18 in the small space.
Other Thoughts: I'll still play this course from time to time, just for something different, but I really don't car for it. The tees are nice but so are all the tees in this park. If you go to this park, just do the back 18...that is a great course.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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