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Best Disc Golf Miami 2011 - Amelia Earhart Park Disc Golf Course

"Where is the damn hole?" The question echoes again across the scorched grass of the 18-hole disc golf course inside Amelia Earhart Park, a rolling expanse of forest and lakes on the north end of Hialeah. In theory, that query should be a bad thing: Disc golfing — which is like regular golf but with flying discs instead of balls and metal baskets rather than holes — should be about hucking drivers into the distance (and sipping beer as you watch), not hunting for the next, poorly marked hole. But the challenge in Earhart is a testament as much to the creativity of the course's designers as to the park's lack of signage. On the front eight, holes are scattered amid shady pine trees and dense shrubbery, while the back eight loops around a wide, rippling lake. Best of all, the last hole sits atop a huge man-made mound of earth and tires surrounded by trees, requiring a crazy trick shot from a high berm across the forest. Along the way, especially on sunny weekends, you'll also deal with a uniquely Miami hazard: hordes of families barbecuing while blasting merengue and reggaeton along the lake. Think of it as an extra degree of difficulty, and you'll have one of the best disc golf rounds of your life. Just try not to hit abuelita on that par 5.
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Jim @ Discinox
Jim @ Discinox

This review isn't all that bad really. Its actually completely spot on for the course it is describing. They mention how bad the signage is, but it really isn't a bad course for locals once you learn how to play it. The design is excellent for the area they chose. And really, with only 4 courses in southern florida, might as well give them all a little free advertising. I've played at least 40 different courses, mostly in Michigan. I know what a good disc golf course is supposed to look like. This one has no funding and no one cares for it, so it is absent tee signs, pads and between hole markings. Can be troublesome for the first time player, but it can be a fun course. THIS: Along the way, especially on sunny weekends, you'll also deal with a uniquely Miami hazard: hordes of families barbecuing while blasting merengue and reggaeton along the lake. Think of it as an extra degree of difficulty, and you'll have one of the best disc golf rounds of your life. Hilarious. And couldn't be more dead on.

Keith Johnson
Keith Johnson

There are far better Disc Golf courses in Ft. Lauderdale and Kendall. Whoever rated this course has never played Disc Golf.

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