It's funny that they turn on the heaters and wear winter clothes when it drops down to 50 degrees here.
Thanks goes out to Reese from FLY-18 for the comped round and the cart and the info. on Lutz. And more thanks for last time 2 years ago on the now extinct Riverside CA course.
Dunedin, FL- Hammock:Small enough park that you can eventually find it all, but there are two distinct entrances I went to the wrong one first and had trouble finding the 1st tee, even with the map. Packed in tight, akward layout, minimal signs. Just a couple minutes from St. Andrews Links. First 3 holes all lefty, next 2 righty, overall balanced. Insanely tight on 3-4 holes, poke n pray through tropical jungle of palms, palmettos and oaks. Well maintained. One water hazard. #9 basket tucked into woods on right on sort of an island green. Short, one shot to throw far but low ceiling or hyzer at it only. Probably doesn't get much action. Dirt tees. Map is available online and highly recommended. Beware on #3 the palm will grab your disc easier than a cedar if you go for the high sidearm- I had to get a tentpole from the car to retrieve it, and my water bottle is still up there, sorry mother nature.
Lutz, FL- Lutz Executive Golf:With a golf cart, which no one else uses, I played it in under an hour. It's 9 holes but each has 2 baskets, so it makes 18 and you can throw both at the same time and play both out together. Blue and red baskets, rotating left and right of the fairway. Plays alongside par-3 golf course and mimics the idea, most holes very tough to birdie but not too tough to par, so my scorecard had 14 -3's on it. Putting is actually more important than driving here, with most baskets on mounds around the green, easy to sail past or roll far away must have confidence. Only one water hazard. Well maintained as it's a golf course. A few tight shots, low ceilings. Windy. 10$ for 18 holes w/o cart. Rubber tees, egg baskets.
Tampa, FL- USF Riverfront:Really not open for the general public, it says must be a USF student or with one, or have a reservation to use it. After seeing the facility, I can see why. The general public would leave trash, take up all the parking, change the atmosphere for the students and be the typical nuisance that they are. It'd be nice if there was something like a 10$ fee so that anyone could play anytime, but most wouldn't due to the cost, that way it is sort of open. I decided to push luck again, and the nice lady there didn't mind at all letting me jump on to play today. A nicer than expected course, it's actually well used there were other students playing there. Well marked w/ those green signposts-toppers seen in Kentucky and Tennessee often. Cement tees, well mowed and maintained. Half semi-open with 2 holes near-ish the main river. Back 9 tighter, carved along trails through tropical, sandy jungle- much like Blue Angel park. Some ivy here which was a surprise and not a pleasant one. Better set-up and course than the average city park, so it's kinda sucky for those that live right here to not be able to play it.