Farmerville, LA 
Lake D'arbonne State Park Share
Uploaded By: highlander Hole #1 (Taken 1/2012)
4 / 318ft. Par / Distance:
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1    12/23/2010   2/25/2011
Review By: mashnut
Played: 819  Reviewed: 774  Exp: 13.2 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a hilly forested area that's dedicated to disc golf. There didn't seem to be much interference from other activities, a walking trail follows part of the course but it seemed fairly unused. Many holes have nice elevation changes, especially on the back 9. There are some fun downhill shots, and some nice tough uphill holes. Some ravines come into play, I like shooting valley type shots where an errant drive can leave you at the bottom with a tough upshot.

There is a nice variety of hole lengths, with some longer holes especially along the power lines, mixed in with some fun ace runs through the woods. There's good punishment for poor drives with dense woods and enough brush to make you really work if you're off the fairway. A couple small creeks are in play, and can add a fun ob to avoid without risk of losing your disc.

The course is pretty new, so all the course equipment is in good shape. The concrete tees are a decent size and have some decent texture. The baskets are in great shape and catch well. The park entrance has maps that are accurate and helpful, and the course signage is basic but adequate to know where to throw.
Cons: Some of my cons are things that just come with a new course in the woods, so they'll improve over time, and I would love to come back and see the course break in. This paragraph of cons didn't affect my rating much, as I think they're temporary and will definitely be different in a year or so. It's a little rough still, so there are some holes that are still a little pinball style with no good line to the hole. There are some areas where brush is still encroaching on the fairways.

In terms of design, this is a fun course to play but there are some places where it gets repetitive. It felt a little hyzer friendly (RHBH) overall, a little more diversity in hole shapes would bump up the challenge and fun factor quite a bit for me. There is a section of the back 9 where you throw up and down the same hill a few times, some cross hill shots and fewer parallel fairways would make it feel less repetitive here. There are some really long walks between holes and back to the car after the 18th hole, if we didn't have the map it would have been pretty difficult to follow.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun new course that's got a lot of potential. It's a great piece of land, and the holes along the power line mix in some wider fairways that still have the rough in play. I had a lot of fun here, and I would definitely come back if I were in the area. The $1 to play is a really reasonable fee, hopefully some of it is going back into the course.

Beginners are going to find this one a little tough and punitive, especially as it's new and hasn't seen much traffic to beat down the underbrush along the fairways. More experienced players will find some really fun holes here, it's not going to really test the top pros, but it will challenge the rest of us to hit tight lines and work the elevation changes.

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