Average 9 holer.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Elevation on 2 holes.
Concrete tees with bag hangers.
Flow is good.
Hole 9 had 3 pads, others had 2.
Baskets are in much better condition than nearby Burns Park.
Cons: Very short. Average hole distance from short pads is less than 200 feet. (<150=2, 150-200=4, 200-250=2, 250-300=2, >300=0). The longer pads increase the average distance by 100 ft .per hole, but the average is still under 300 feet .
Basket 9 was totally surrounded by 3 inch deep water and was unplayable.
Some holes played a little close to property lines, but not enough to where I would consider it a safety hazard.
Course is a typical par 3 with lots of room for recovery to make up for any mistakes. An intermediate level player can come out and shoot par, and advanced player would be playing "deuce or die" golf against competition from the short pads. The longer pads only increase the challenge slightly.
Other Thoughts: The water in play on hole 5 is a tiny creek, more like a ditch filled with water. There is no need to bust out your wahoo and dragon on this course.
If you are in the Little Rock area (Marriott, Capitol Hotel, Clinton Library) it is slightly over $20 each way by taxi. Burns park is a better value being slightly closer and 36 holes instead of 9.
This course was an average layout with short holes, but with flooding and being only 9 holes I would rate this as a reasonable course. This course rates comparable to my other 2.0-2.5 rated courses.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a small park, that has a few hills, a small creek, and lots of trees. There is a baseball field among other things, but it doesn't look like the park is used by anyone else, ever.
- Great course design that uses the available trees to make some tough lines to the basket. Hole #2 and #7 are very well suited to RHBH anhyzers, and many others have numerous trees to take away the easy hyzer route. Trees are also used well around the pins, resulting in some protected baskets. Some nasty areas are present too far off the fairway as well, like rough to the right of #8 and backyards to the right of #3.
- Elevation changes are present on three holes; #1 plays up to the pin, #2 is sloping all the way down the left side, and #9 is a great elevated teepad to the basket below. Fantastic use of the available terrain.
- Small creek does come into play in a few spots. While it is not going to swallow up any discs, it is still a good hazard and one more thing to avoid.
- Good variety in hole length, with 4 over 300' from the longs. Bigger arms will find everything deucable, of course.
- Great teepads and baskets, pretty much no signage. Navigation is still pretty easy, as the course just follows a counter-clockwise circle around the park. Alternate teepads are probably the biggest trick.
Cons: - Course is definitely hampered by the small space that is available. Holes are crammed in next to houses and forests, and the middle of the park is taken over by an old baseball field. The layout is still pretty good, but won't be that challenging to a lot of players. With lots of pavement, and fences, it is not a pretty park either.
Other Thoughts: - This is a great place for beginners to learn the ropes, with tricky lines, significant elevation changes on a few holes, and some nasty hazards. Even intermediate players will find some challenging holes, like #2 and the longer #7 and #8. A very solid 9-holer; has a little bit of everything.
- One backyard was padlocked with barb wire; it can be jumped, but it's best to steer clear of that one.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Course is pretty well designed for the land that it was put on.
-Baskets catch really well.
-Elevation changes are worked into the design well.
-A good change of pace from the other courses in the area.
-Multiple tees so you can play it as an 18 hole course, once from the short tees and once from the longs.
-Concrete Teepads have been installed by volunteers from the Diamond State Disc Golf Association. There are 19 total, one long and one short for each hole, and there is a much shorter pad on 9 so players that can't climb the hill don't have to.
-These teepads should also make each hole easier to find when playing for the first time because they are easier to see than the orange rocks that were used previously to mark the tee.
Cons: -No tee-signs right now, I don't know if they are in the works or not. Right now you have to guess at distances.
-Would take a guide to find all the tee areas and baskets right now because of the lack of signs.
-Holes 8 and 9 play really close to each other, using the same landing zone for tee shots, if this ever becomes a busy course, I could see problems right there.
Other Thoughts: -The course overall doesn't seem that challenging to me, especially from the short pads, but it is still a fun 9 holes. The most challenging hole is definitely #2 from the long.
An accurate straight throw could leave you with a nice birdie putt on the rest of the holes.
-Woods are on or close to every hole. Brush is thick in places just off the fairways.
-Some of the holes come close to other activities in the park such as basketball courts, but shouldn't interfere at all.
-The two tees on each hole give the course a good change for a 2nd time playing it.
-The short tees almost seem like a pitch and putt course to me, but the longs are much more demanding. If playing 18 holes, get your birdies on the short tees, you will need them for the longs.
-There are a couple of streets that the course crosses, but they didn't seem to be busy at all while I was there. I think my group only had to wait for one or two cars the whole time.
*111-5-11. The course is really getting broken in well. A lot of brush has also been cut back, which actually makes the course easier (which could be a pro or con depending on what you think/how you look at it). Paths to the tees are staying clear, and are easier to walk. Also, #3's basket has been moved away from the fence that it used to be near. The new position is easier to get to, but offers some challenge when putting unlike the other one.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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