A Quick 18
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Pros: (1.351 Rating) A short recreational course that's located in the middle of nowhere.
- QUICK PLAY - One of the quickest 18s I've ever played. There are two tees to each of the 9 baskets. So, when I was presented with an empty course, I played both tees right away instead of making a second loop. I'm glad I did too as the walk back to tee (10) is around 1,200 feet. Navigation was not great, but it was open enough to where not having a map or directional cues made minimal impact.
- CHAINS - Probably the best conditioned Mach 3s I've ever thrown to. Not my favorite type of basket, but not too shabby.
- BEGINNER FRIENDLY - I could see this shorter course being real good for beginners from the month of November thru April. I personally played here in the middle of the summer, during peak overgrowth. The foliage was so dense and close to the basket, that a beginner would begin to hate this sport if they played in the conditions I dealt with.
- ACEABILITY - You are probably 2 or 3 times more likely to ace here than at a normal course. Hole (8/17) is a sub 200 footer without any obstacles.
- LOCATION FOR LOCALS - Only course for miles around. If you live in Sebring, this is it.
Cons: Numerous issues with Mosquito Creek. Not the worst course out there but in need of some work to draw a larger player base.
- TEES - They are so bad that I rarely used them. They are rubber mats and they are a little uneven and around 6 feet in length.
- OVERGROWTH - Probably beginning around the month of May, Mosquito Creek will become a different animal as the overgrowth will have exploded. Many baskets are located within 10 feet of this stuff and I found myself searching for a few minutes for putts that sailed 10 feet by the basket.
- BASKET AND TEE SEPARATION - Tees are haphazardly laid out near adjacent baskets with several being in the direct path of fire from the pervious hole.
- MULTI USE HAZARDS - Several ball fields are in play. Holes (3/12) and (4/13) occupy the same space as a soccer field. (6/15) and (7/16) play along a baseball field fence.
- NOT CHALLENGING - Intermediate players and above will finish well down here. The course probably caters best to rec players with at least two years of experience. I figure these players will finish around even or so.
- 9 BASKETS - Although listed as 18 holes on DGCR, there are only 9 baskets in play. Two tees go to each basket. For example, hole (1) and (10) share the same basket and fairway, but they tee from slightly different angles. Most holes unfortunately just add distance between the two tees.
- FLAWED HOLES - (9/18) is a head scratcher. You can either play around a dense line of trees and vines, or attempt to go thru it. I personally lost a disc high in the vines from my throw on (18). If you choose to go around, you'll be playing into (7/16) fairway.
- NATURAL BEAUTY - The overgrown left edges look amazing. However, the right sides of the fairways are almost always composed of chain link fences. I gave the course a rating of 1.625 out of 5 for beauty.
- ELEVATION - Ice rinks have more elevation to them.
- UNIQUENESS - In addition to no elevation, the course lacks many of the variety features of your average 18 hole course. All par 3s, no water, no doglegs, all short holes under 300 feet. The course is very RHBH dominate.
- CHARACTER - Hardly any extras or comfort items at Mosquito Creek. No map or descriptive tee signs. The tees are mostly un-shaded. There is seating at two holes (1/10). No multi tees or multi baskets locations. I will end on a position note however, there are restrooms and vending machines in the park.
Other Thoughts: If you play here and live more than 1 hour away, and Sebring International Speedway wasn't your main purpose to visit this town, you are by definition, a course bagger.
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New course great for beginners
Pros: Great course to introduce people to the sport. It has some nice obstacles that teach how apply the basics of the game. Went on a weekend and it wasn't busy. Set in a nice setting that was enjoyable to play in.
Cons: I realize it's a new course and the tees were a little rough, but just step to the side and throw from the grass if you prefer.
Other Thoughts: Was in town on vacation and surprised to see a course had been out in. Also can rent or buy discs at the YMCA office.
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Pros: Not a bad niner for what it is and though it plays close to a lot of fields, the design does it's best to direct throws away from where there will be danger. Typically, a hole will play with a left turning shot so new RHBH players should find it plays well to what they can do with open fairways and short distances. Also, the athletic fields are kept on the right with woods to the left and baskets constantly tucked into the woods. Nice baskets and easy navigation make this a great first course for the area and a good first course for a new player to try out the game.
Cons: Still too close to some otherwise used areas and while the field didn't come into play, people that were using the fields were parking in what was essentially fairway. (No parking lots here? Too lazy to walk from the lot to the field and need to drive across the grass to park as close to the fence as possible? They need to install a barrier at a key gap to keep cars on the roads.) And then yeah, the end of the course leaves you bewilderingly far from where you started.
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Nice Local Course
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Pros: The 1st course in the Sebring area.
The 1st tee is on the left side of the park, by the fence, beside a vollyball court.
All tees are marked with plastic poles and ground markers with hole numbers.
Surprising amount of wild life for an urban course. We saw a fox while on the course, and a wide variety of wild flowers.
Nice new Mach 3 baskets.
Restrooms, and a playground.
The course is fairly easy to navigate, and offers short to mid length holes.
Cons: Grass tees. Concrete should be coming though, hopefully better tee signs also.
The course mostly plays in between some woods and some baseball/soccer fields, and uses sporadic trees, light woods, and fences for obstacles.
There is a long walk from hole 9 to hole 1.
Other Thoughts: Not a destination course, but a fun quick play if in the area. The potential is here for a higher rating, and its good to see this area finally getting a course.
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