Disc Golf and a Lighthouse

Having been in most of the public-accessible lighthouses in south Florida, I came across one more on the west coast that I hadn’t been to yet. Located in Boca Grande, which is northwest of Ft. Myers, my buddy Steve and I drove the nearly three hours to check out the unique and short lighthouse. Even though we were allowed inside, we could only tour the first floor, which is now a museum. The tower part is off limits to the public. And to add to my disappointment, I forgot my camera. Luckily, Steve had his so I was able to get a few pics of the lighthouse.

After an hour or so there, we headed back south, stopping at Ft. Myers Beach to play the disc golf course at the community center. Having played the course a few times before, this was Steve’s first round at it, and after about 12 holes, we couldn’t figure out the rest of the screwed-up layout of the course that plays multiple tee pads to the same basket. So we hit the road again to another new course for Steve in Bonita Springs. A fun 9-holer, I’ve played this course the most of any on Florida’s west coast. We then drove over to the beach hoping to catch the sunset, but we couldn’t find a place to park and we decided just to head back home.

Speaking of disc golf courses, I spent Sunday morning playing the temporary 18-hole at Three Mountains Park in Coral Springs. This cool and hilly course is definitely a rarity here in south Florida, and it was so much fun to play elevation again, like I used to play up north in the Mid-Atlantic states. The course only seems to be open once a year, and I always make sure I’m there to play it. Another fun weekend of new adventures and disc golf.

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