Take a well deserved Spring Break at our local
South Florida disc golf courses
Spring has sprung, and college students flock to warmer climes to burn off that pent up energy they have been storing all winter. What better way than to play disc golf in South Florida? There are several courses available for vacationing Spring Breakers to choose from. After a few rounds of disc golf South Florida visitors can check out the area’s sunny beaches and hoppin bars. Students heading south to Florida should bring their disc golf bags with them for Spring Break.
Consider Tradewinds Park, which is located in Coconut Creek, near Fort Lauderdale. Established in 1990, it is a great place to play disc golf. With challenging holes near water and some technical in some wooded areas there is plenty of great disc golf here. Wind is usually a factor at times so play accordingly. PDGA.com describes Tradewinds as “Long, open and narrow fairways with challenging wind, water and woods. 7 additional cement tees with 8 alt. pin placements. Beautifully manicured, challenging and rewarding.” Hole 7 is considered the Signature Hole and TJ Chappell illustrates it this way: The signature #7 is a ~320 foot par 3 to a peninsula style green, water all along the right and woods along the left make for a tight fairway and a beautiful/challenging hole. If you are in South Florida you should check out Tradewinds Park.
Next on your disc golf itinerary is Easterlin Park in Fort Lauderdale. This park requires finesse as it has a lot of tight fairways. Jburt5 describes it this way: Technical, challenging course with most holes averaging well below 300 ft. in length. This course meanders through very nice Cypress sanctuary and wraps around a lake, that makes for fun and challenging shots on all 18 holes. Seasoned Pros might play 16 of 18 holes with their best putter or mid-range disc. Great stop in South Florida. Lot’s of opportunity for Ace runs.. : ) … Because the course is in a tight layout you can get a round in in just about 60 to 90 minutes with one other person. This leaves you time to get in another round at any other South Florida Location. You can camp at Easterlin also! A great day for a college student could be a morning round at Easterlin, followed by an afternoon round at Tradewinds before you trot off to the beach for even more fun in the sun.
Palm Beach County to the north has some great courses also. Among them Okeeheelee Park. Along with Tradewinds this park is a must visit in my opinion. Okeeheelee is a beautiful park that was landscaped after the limestone was dug up and used for I-95. The result is a terra-scaped course with elevation changes and some wind. Dan and Tannis Rigg had a lot to do with the installation and design of this very nice disc golf course.
Anyone who happens to be visiting Miami-Dade County to the south is in for a treat. In the recent past several new disc golf courses have been installed. I have only played Amelia Earhart Park and Kendall Indian Hammocks – which has 2 courses in one location. I recommend contacting someone from the Miami Wind Dummies to see if anyone can show you around the courses which can be a little confusing for the first timer.
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Other courses of note:
So bring your disc golf bag to South Florida this spring break! Because disc golf is the fastest growing sport in the USA there are now 22 disc golf courses within 150 miles, or 2.25 hours, of Easterlin Park in Fort Lauderdale. If you incorporate disc golf into your spring break plans I am certain you will have a great disc golf vacation.
Please pack out your garbage, especially your beer cans and cigarette butts (the most common forms of litter) when you visit and have a great time!