North Little Rock, AR
Burns Park - Blue Course Share
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 Awesome Discin'

5+    10/6/2010   10/7/2010
Review By: Hjmitchell
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 5.1 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: This is a great course, easy to learn on but also challenging for the experienced. I play this course more than any other and learn something new every time I play it. Highly recommended.

Cons: They recently moved the fence on Hole 5 out farther, so it's now easier to lose your disc to the thick brush.


0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 blue blues

5+    9/13/2010   9/13/2010
Review By: dirty8224
Played: 13  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 4.8 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: My home course. Great course. Nice mix of long and short holes. Prolly only about 5 or 6 birdie opportunities if you don't throw it 350ft or further. Plenty of picnic tables and or benches at the tee boxes. Water available at the various bathrooms and pavilions located around the course.
Cons: Long. Big arms needed.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 ebonsdad

5+    8/18/2010   9/7/2010
Review By: ebonsdad
Played: 7  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 20.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great variety of holes: wooded vs. open, a few short vs. quite a few fairly long (400+), wide boundaries vs. tight w/ OB on either side.
Cons: weaves in/out of pavilions or other activities, quite a few holes use the street as OB, OB over fence by interstate difficult to retrieve discs.
Other Thoughts: well maintained, tee boxes are nice, not as hilly as red. Most boxes have benches or tables. Both courses can get busy on weekends.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Blue Course

5+    6/5/2010   6/17/2010
Review By: JCPaige
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Local Pro's use this course over the red, for it's degree of difficulty. There's long holes and short. Some nice birdie chances. It's a change of pace from the red course.
Cons: Some holes can be a hassle with the volume of people using other parts of the parks i.e. basketball, pavillions, etc. Some hole can punish you if you make a mistake, mostly holes 5 and 7. If you are new and have a problem with your throws going left, you should be careful as discs are easily lost in some of the brush on the other side of fence.
Other Thoughts: Overall a good course and can be a nice alternative when traffic on the red course is heavy!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Great Course

5+    11/7/2009   11/13/2009
Review By: jongoff09
Played: 30  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 4.9 Years
This review was updated on 5/10/2012
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great mix of holes, some long, some not so long; some right to left, some left to right; and some wooded, some open. Every hole has a concrete teepad. A great course and there is another course that uses the same parking area. A few small creeks are well used to add to your thoughts about where you need to throw your disc.

I think longer throwers will appreciate this course more than anyone. If you can throw 380'-400', every hole is deucable. Sure, you will have to sink a 50+' putt on #4 though if that is your absolute max, but that is not impossible. Because of this and the shot shapes and lines that are required, this course takes your best to score well, but really low scores can be seen.

Risk vs Reward is high on this course. OB fences, creeks, and pavement can make you think twice about where you want to run at that chance for 2. Also, several of the tight wooded holes have more than one path to the basket so you have to make a choice before your throw and stick with it. Make sure you are mentally prepared.

There are water faucets behind the pavilion near hole 1 of the Red course and near the pavilion after hole 10. There are bathrooms near hole 15.
Cons: -Lacking good tee signs. These would be needed to let people know about the OB, island holes (3 and short 8), and distance to each basket position. They could also be used to aid in navigation. Right now, they only show the best path to each basket, and one distance.

-Difficult to navigate. Remember to cross the road after holes 8 and 15. I had to have someone that knew the course well to show me where to go the first 3-4 times I played it.

-Some of the baskets are beat a bit, but most catch really well. The first basket has a place where a disc can go through it if it hits at just the right angle, I have never seen this happen during a round though.

-When wet, the older teepads (the straight rectangle ones that are small in width) are extremely slippery. The newer ones are usually fine in any condition.

-There were Christmas lights all over the 16th and 17th holes and it is early November. On 16, there are reigndeer lights right in front of the tee box and in line with the fairway. I did manage to get over them and make a good throw, but it took a bit of effort. On 17, the tee is elevated a bit and the lights are all over the fairway. I took a natural throw and didn't have a problem with the lights, but if you can't throw 250 feet with some height, you won't get past them. I aimed right over the "E" in the giant "NOEL" lights and let my disc go over it and the creek behind it and fade to the basket.

Any other time of year, there is no problem.
*Update* Winter 2010/11, the baskets were pulled on the holes where the Christmas lights came into play because of people breaking or stealing the lights and equipment. The rest of the course was also technically closed during that time.
Other Thoughts: -This would be a 4.5 or 5 rating to me if navigation was easier, the baskets were replaced, and it wasn't all par 3. I feel that the course could be so much better with some true multi-shot holes, but with the area that it was put in, it is probably the best that it could be. It is definitely worth playing if you are anywhere near the Little Rock area.

-There is a hole in the fence to the left of the 5th tee so you can go get your disc if you throw it over, but there is plenty of room to the right of the fairway so there shouldn't be a problem with throwing over the fence. There is also a hole in the fence past the tee on the 7th hole if you throw over.

-The creeks are about 2-5 feet wide when they are full and are not deep enough to eat your plastic for good. You can retrieve your disc from just about anywhere without getting your feet wet. The creek to the right of 4 is used as OB in or across it. On 5 it is used as OB if thrown into it. The long creek on 5 is casual as is the water on 8. On 16 and 17, the creek to the right (the same creek as on 4) is OB if you are in it or across it. On 18, the creek and everything to the left is OB, you have to throw over the creek on your tee shot.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 My new home course

5+    7/12/2009   7/22/2009
Review By: BigA31640
Played: 54  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 17.2 Years
This review was updated on 7/25/2009
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A great mix of open and wooded shots. A little elevation change. Benches on most holes. Multiple basket positions on most holes. Great use of out of bounds. Locals are generally friendly and easy to approach. Restrooms and water. Bring the wife and kids and they can play at Funland across the street or on the rocket slide. No other park users to get in your way 'cause the course doesn't interfere with any other park users.
Cons: Signage is old and weak. Course can be a little confusing especially when you go from 8 to 9. Baskets are older and some are a little rough.
Other Thoughts: The local Disc Golf scene is just really starting to emerge here. We are doing alot to improve the course. Please be patient. Come out on Sundays at 9am and Fridays at 5pm for doubles and handicap league. There used to be only one course here at the park and now we have 2 right next to each other.

After you play 8 look to your left across the road to the parking lot for the softball fields. You'll see a blue bench that is where the tee pad for is.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Not Impressed!

1    7/20/2009   7/20/2009
Review By: fortius54
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: *A couple of holes are pretty good.
*Nice tee boxes.
Cons: *Baskets are not marked well.
*No signs to tell you where to go next.
Other Thoughts: Wow! I really thought the State Championship courses would look better than this. It is nice to have the concrete tee boxes, but there is no method to the order of the baskets. It is maintained well with the exception of the fact the baskets are falling apart.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Good Stuff!

1    6/18/2009   6/24/2009
Review By: DSCJNKY
Played: 244  Reviewed: 128  Exp: 12.6 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
- This course was truly a championship style course. Beautifully designed, long grassy shots with creeks - creek beds anyways - crossing the fairways. Wooded, dirt, tight gap shots; open, long grassy shots... and none of them "easy". Tons of OB - one hole has OB on both sides and bisected by a creek at about the distance a drive would land... nice.
- Proximity to the red course. It's always nice to be able to bag two courses in a few hours while road trippin for courses. (I was able to play 4 courses that day).
- And, the great directional signs on the freeway and throughout the park.
- Tons of memorable shots. Some of these holes were very well designed. Especially the front nine. Awesome!
Cons:
- It was Humid as $#@*. I was sweating balls at like 8:00 am.
- Lack of signage. In order for this course to receive a higher rating (I could have easily given this course a 4.5) it needs signage. These holes are long... and to know the distances would be a huge benefit to your round. Hole 3 has an island with an ob mote around it... you would never know they painted an ob line if you weren't with a local (or had played it before).
Other Thoughts:
- Saw the cops rolling through this town like crazy! They were out to get everyone. And, while playing I saw a few patrol the park.
- Saw guys out there doing work on the course... which means its improving. Now, if they could only get that signage (and make 'em good signs when you do finally get 'em guys... the course deserves it).
My Score: 0 (with a few left behind).

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Well designed, lots of variety

5+    6/6/2009   6/8/2009
Review By: john501
Played: 10  Reviewed: 10
Pros: Fairly long course, majority of holes are wooded. Water hazards on several holes from which discs can be easily retrieved. Free. Very little interference from pedestrians and others using the park. Multiple pin placements for most holes.
Cons: Can be tough to navigate for people who have not played before.
Other Thoughts: Of the two courses at Burns, this one is my favorite. Lots of chances to go long with your driver. Even the wooded holes offer relatively open fairways. Well maintained by an active and enthusiastic club.

 Friendlier than the red course

5+    10/15/2007   5/15/2009
Review By: p1samuel
Played: 13  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 12.1 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is much friendlier than the Red course are Burns Park, but not easy. There is diversity between the holes, only a few are truly similar. Good mix of obstacles. Be careful not to throw over the fence between the course and I-40,
Cons: Be careful not to throw over the fence between the course and I-40,
Other Thoughts: If you are a beginner, play this course at Burns park instead of the Red Course.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


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