Play this one if in Lafayette
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Pros: This course is laid out fairly well. The first four holes go through a lower, heavily wooded area. The rest of the holes are in a higher, moderately wooded area. There are no holes where trees do not come into play.
This course has some longer distances that require long, controlled drives due to trees. It is a very good challenge without being unreasonably difficult.
Cons: The first four holes get sloppy and muddy when it rains. Navigation can be iffy on the first holes, especially between one and two. Pay close attention to the signs.
The first nine holes have smaller tee pads. This is only minor, but they pale in comparison to the larger tee pads on the back nine.
The walking path OB is a bit silly on a few holes. On one in particular, you can be OB and only 15-20 feet from the basket. When you take relief from the OB area, you basicaly have a drop-in putt. There is another hole of nearly 700 feet whose basket is almost that close to a sidewalk. Do you really need to put the basket next to a sidewalk on a hole that long?
Other Thoughts: The poster who indicated that the new tee pads are backwards simply doesn't understand how to lay out a tee pad. The new tee pads are narrower in the front than in the back. This allows you to approach the narrower release point from a wider angle. The pads are a magnificent 15' long and are the nicest tee pads anywhere in Louisiana, but they are only on the back nine.
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Pros: Feels almost like a real golf course:
-As of 6/29/13 all holes now have t-pads, brand new hole signs (that include how to get to the next hole), and bench's to sit. a great upgrade.
-No random foot traffic mostly only disc golfers present while playing.
-Wide open yet still tight with plenty of obstacles and a few hazards.
-Great variety of holes for BOTH back hand and fore hand throwers.
-Holes range from field (5), to light woods(11), to dense woods (2)
-Good bit of shade
-Some great grip it and rip it holes.
Cons: -Hole one turns into a swamp with a little rain. all mud.
-While there are brand new t-pads in 9-18, they were installed backwards (kinda funny in an odd way)
-Can be a bit too long of a course sometimes.
Other Thoughts: The new t-pads and signs make for a much more "professional" kind of feel when playing. The bench's are also really nice whether taking a break before t'ing off or even just putting a bag down, they're far enough from the t-pad so as not a distraction to those throwing.
Sometime around spring/summer 2012 they cleaned Pa Davis up A LOT, and have continued to maintain the grounds.
Some may be put off by the entrance to the park. It isn't exactly the nicest part of town. But its far from the worst.
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A great course
Pros: The first four holes are beautiful. Right off of tee #1 you are placed in a choice situation. Take the iffy straight line for an easy bird over the out of bounds line, or take the safe route to par... Course as a whole is great for all golfers.
Nice length including one monster 700+ (play slightly to the left for the best lies). Nice contrast of wooded to open holes and lies. Lots of choices.
Cons: While the first four holes are wonderfully planned and executed the course as a whole is difficult to navigate. The sign for #12 is missing and several signs to direct to the next tee-box are missing as well. After hole #8 there are no more concrete tee boxes, which is easily forgettable. Signs that are present are accurate for the most part, although some do leave detail to be desired.
Other Thoughts: Follow the signs that direct you through the course... they will not lead you astray. If there is no sign then the other tee box is nearby. Just look for it.
A great fun course... go give it a shot. Bring a good strong sidearm with you as well.
The local news has recently reported a man was killed in the bathrooms on this course. Obviously this brings the issue of park safety up and should be taken into account when considering a round.
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