Fun, Out of the way
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Bathrooms on the premises as well as a playground, some ballfields, and basketball and tennis courts. Lots of tall trees factor into most of the holes and a creek/drainage ditch provides some water hazard wariness on one hole. There's a wooden post with pegs for holding your bag at each tee. Signage is ok in that you have hole # and distance on each post. Baskets are in great shape. Tee pads are generous and in good shape though the ones on the side of the hill are going to need attention soon from washouts. Navigation is pretty straightforward with the map on the sign as you enter the parking area or available online.
The park makes excellent use of the elevation on three holes which adds some good variety to the course. Lines are balanced between lefty/righty and the holes have multiple routes to the pin. The long tees add some distance and change lines in most cases. A few private yards close to pins force controlled approaches. Many of the short tees are stone cold birdies for most players with a couple of ace runs thrown in, especially #9. Course plays pretty quick, even from the longs. The whole course is nominally in view at all times so it's family friendly if you want to let the kids play while you throw plastic.
Cons: Short holes are short (max 260'). Played this course in early spring so there were still tons of dead leaves on the ground which made disc loss a possibility on the first few holes. Some casual standing water on 5 and 6 seems pretty likely to be there after every rainstorm and given the shade from the tree canopy above, may linger for a few days.
You throw over the road on three occasions and the playground may be a little too close to #5's fairway for those with control issues. Nobody was using the ballfield the day I played, but a game in progress could cause issues with #6.
This park is a little out of the way and buried deep within a residential neighborhood. Not exactly a stop and play course on your way through Little Rock.
Other Thoughts: For a nine hole course, there's some decent fun factor here, even on the short tees. This isn't your typical fairway/putter, open-field-around-a-park course. Beginners will like the challenge of the course and more experienced players will have the opportunity to work on aspects of their game in a fun layout that has variable challenges with the multiple tees. I challenge anybody not to want to empty their bag on 9. Overall a fun little course that isn't a destination by any means, but was a pleasant surprise.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Short course great for beginners. Easy par many birdie shots. Only takes about 30 min to play we were the only disc golfers at 6pm on a Friday night. Park is in a reaidental area with a playground picnic tables and a basketball court.
Cons: First tee is kind of hard to find then it gets easier. The small creek was down when we were there but smells awful!! Grass was high and there are patches of poison Ivy. Not sure about the surrounding areas after dark.
Other Thoughts: Fun quick course.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Mid/Putter course for everyone!
Pros: Hindman Park DGC holds a great deal of variety for only nine holes because they've invested in two nicely-sized, trapezoidal concrete tee pads for each hole, and an extra-short tee pad on #9 (making it three options there!). Each tee has a sign indicating par and distance, and has the great (and simple) idea of having two PVC rods, so four players can keep their bags hung up off the ground as they tee off. There are benches and all the usual small community park amenities and recreations at hand. The course is ideal for players from the casual through Intermediate levels, as the 19 (!) hole options range from 129 to 357 feet. If you are just trying to play a quick, fun round, you can enjoy the Red tees and go for ace runs and deuces, but if you want to challenge yourself, play the Blues...or do both if you have an hour or so available.
Lines of flight are shaped by the moderately wooded park trees and the excellent use of elevation as you circle the park counter-clockwise, finishing with a signature ninth hole where you can empty your bag on the downhill shots or take advantage of the one shortie (Pink) tee. You will have the chance to try a lot of direct routes, but there are places where left- and right-turning throws are best.
The flow of the course is relatively self-explanatory, if you know there are a plethora of tees to choose from. I always grab a map online when I can, just in case. You'll want to go to the left after the uphill 1st hole, cross the driveway bridge to get from 5 to 6, and look to the clearing in the woods for the long 7 tee.
Cons: Playing the paved areas as OB will add more challenge, but it will never really be a traditionally difficult, tournament-style course. There actually could be some steps installed on the steep slopes for holes 1 and 9. Some folks might get a little too enthusiastic on a couple of holes and wind up in the private yards that border the park. With multiple tees, some kind of next tee signage would help first timers. And finally, as with most community park courses, the disc golf does have the potential to cross paths with other park patrons, so players need to be cautious.
Other Thoughts: Played a late December round at dawn here on a seven state road trip. As a traveler looking for a short, but fun course, Hindman was a treat to play.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Average 9 holer.
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.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Good for a beginner. There are a lot of trees on the course but they don't come into play that much. The holes are spaced pretty evenly apart at about 250-350 ft. if you play the Blue tees. It would be a great place to bring my kids to let them play the Red tees.
Cons: Not much variety between holes. If you can throw straight you won't have a problem with this course. Won't really stretch a veteran player.
Other Thoughts: I really liked the bag poles. hadn't seen that on any other course I've played to date.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Great for a 9 hole
Pros: - Nice grounds that the course is on
- Great DGA Mach 2 baskets that are easy to see from the tee
- Concrete teepads
- Alt. teepads allow begginers to pros to score well from their average distance. Each hole has AM and Pro tees that are concrete which is really nice
- Every tee pad had a wooden post at it that made it easy to find the teepad and also says the length of the hole
- Navigation was simple, especially with the map
- Good use of the property and trees
- The signature hole is hole 9 which is a straight downhill beautiful hole (see pictures)
- Bathrooms on site
- Most baskets had a sticker on the orange tape showing where the next tee was which was helpful.
- The course had challenging aspects which is different from any other 9 hole in the area.
Cons: - For the most part, there wasnt any elevation change exept for hole 1 and 9. I like elevation because it adds to the challenge.
- Some of the holes were along fences of backyards so if you threw it over, it would be hard to get
- The park had some trash on it and was a bit dumpy. There was graffiti on some places and it is not somewhere i would want to be at night.
- The holes were all about the same. They seemed to all go up the middle besides 1 and 9. No signifigant obstacles or mando's.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a very nice course. It is the best 9 hole ive ever played because of the pros i have listed above. This course is for shure one of the best in Little Rock and it is well worth the time.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Tees were well marked.
Great course for just passing by and need to stretch your legs a bit.
Cons: backyards offered challenges
Other Thoughts: I left a bag of discs on the Hindman Community Park sign...we played the course while passing through Little Rock on our way home to the Dallas Texas area. We found a disc and called the local number and hid his disc in a tree and asked him to check on the bag I left. Both the bag and his disc were not recovered. Any one know if there is a lost and found?
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Great Course to Introduce New Players
Pros: Nice concrete tee pads with bag poles and benches on each hole. Baskets are new and quite reasonable for newer players if played from the up tees. Even though there are only 9 baskets, the addition of a pro tee pad on each hole makes it a challenging course.
The course also winds around a park that is suitable for family members to enjoy while you get in your round.
Cons: Big arms will be frustrated by the shortness of the course.
Other Thoughts: If you want to work on your accuracy and shot-making skills, Hindman is a great place to do it. It's also a great place to introduce your friends to disc golf.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Its a fun short course. It has great elevation change and very open. Baskets are still new so they catch well. They also have a spot to stop and cook out. They have 2 pads for each hole so that can make it an 18 hole course
Cons: Some houses are somewhat close to the course and its a little confusing the first time out. The holes are pretty short so only really need a fairway driver, mid-range, and putter.
Other Thoughts: Its fun and very easy on the arm so you can do a 36 hole round or do 18 there then hop over to Morehart and do another 18 in under 4 hours.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Cleaned up and ready to play!
Pros: - Variety of short and somewhat long holes
- Variety of wooded/open
- Elevation changes, esp on #9
- Beautiful park
- Not too crowded during our visits
- Water hazard
Cons: - Girls restroom was locked, boys was dirty
- Water (small creek) was nasty and scary! But its not impossible to find submerged discs
Other Thoughts: We played this course the first time and loved it! Its a 9 hole with two pads per hole (amatuer & pro). The holes offer a good variety from short wooded to semi-long open. If you have a really bad arm, there is a slight chance of landing in someones backyard, though this shouldnt be an issue for about 98% of players. The course played in about an hour and a half, at a leisurely pace and didnt get boring. Lots of shade under tall tree's so the cover is there without becoming a huge burden to your throws. All in all, a course I would def play a couple times a week if it were closer!
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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