Little Rock, AR 
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Hindman Park

2-4    5/2/2014   5/2/2014
Review By: tat2jenna
Played: 45  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 2.5 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
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.

Mid/Putter course for everyone!

2-4    12/30/2013   1/1/2014
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 176  Reviewed: 158  Exp: 3.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Average 9 holer.

1    10/1/2013   10/2/2013
Review By: prerube
Played: 213  Reviewed: 195  Exp: 7.5 Years
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.

Nice Course

2-4    6/15/2013   6/15/2013
Review By: Schlangewurst
Played: 20  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 2.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

Great for a 9 hole

1    2/11/2013   2/11/2013
Review By: bball7273
Played: 57  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 4.2 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Beginner/Fun Play

1    7/13/2012   7/15/2012
Review By: kkatief2@tx.rr.com
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Tees were well marked.
Small park
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.

  Great Course to Introduce New Players

5+    6/28/2012   7/6/2012
Review By: phoxhole
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 0 Not
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.

 

1    4/11/2012   4/25/2012
Review By: guitarfrk24
Played: 5  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 8.6 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
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.

 Cleaned up and ready to play!

2-4    4/14/2012   4/23/2012
Review By: Madmoojuice
Played: 20  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 9.5 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
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.

 

2-4    7/30/2011   8/1/2011
Review By: cream
Played: 9  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 9.5 Years
This review was updated on 8/14/2011
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Clean park, lots of birdies, shady and cool, easy to navigate, nice mix of trees and open throwing lanes
Cons: Lots of obstacles to hit: basketball players, peoples' backyards, cars, ditch, etc.; 9 baskets for 18 holes.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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