First Course Played
Pros: First course every played so I didn't know what to expect! Open, hilly, trees forming tunnels, small river, steep rocks and lots more variety! It seems like a good course for beginners and experts alike with no short of interesting shots.
Cons: Our group spent probably spent 20 minutes in total looking for tees and baskets, even with a map. To be fair, it was all our first time on this course. As stated in other reviews, there aren't any actual tee boxes or any signage. Tees are marked by small, 6in orange "pill" disks in the ground and are really hard to spot. Having never played before, I was relying on my group-mates for amenities reference and while they said they had played on nicer courses, this was certainly one of the longest and largest they had ever played on. I am sure if we played here a few more times it will become much easier to navigate.
Other Thoughts: I will definitely be back as it is certainly a good enough course to get me hooked on the sport! I actually, really liked the low key, "backyard course" vibe we all felt out there. It must be a fun course if we and everyone we met out there were having fun, even with poorly marked tees and wondering around in 107 degree Louisiana swamp heat!
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I work at the tennis center. We now have updated maps, and if you'd like, I will walk with you most any time. I live super close, so if you ask for me (Clay) and I'm not here, they can call me. We also have a lost & found, which I call every number (they used to not call out-of-town ones). We sell plastic, which is all Innova for now. There are orange pills in every am tee box these days. There is also a blue layout, and yes you'll probably need a guide to play gold. A local golfer has installed signs in the ground with a basic route drawing and distance, on nine holes, if memory serves. We will do the rest when we find some more half cinder blocks.
Cons: I'm working on signage. My supervisor is all about it, but it has to follow the completion of the gym and splash pad construction. After that I hope to get new baskets for 5 and 14. Then maybe tee pads. That will be after the redesign though. For now, we flip the pills often so as not to have super messy natural trees. When it rains a lot, we are bound to have some slick ones. We locals just tee from beside or behind them.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Could be so much more...
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Pros: This course has a great variety of holes requiring many different shots. Natural tees have recently been remarked or painted. Course has Pro, Am, and Junior tees. Wonderful elevation change, which is rare in this area.
Cons: Multi-use park. There are often cross country runners, pickinckers, and other park goers who are completely unaware or choose to ignore players trying to throw on a basket. Tees have no signs and the course map is out of date.
Other Thoughts: With a few improvements, this course could easily be a high caliber one. The lack of upkeep lowers its value. Any maintainance is performed by local players when they have time. This course is home to a local league that caters to new and experienced players and families.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Class of Baton Rouge
Pros: Maybe not the best it could be, but for South Louisiana, this is as good as it gets. Elevation changes, challenging throws over hazards, weaving amongst trees, and stays in pretty good shape. Different course in winter compared to summer when leaves are thick and some shots are much tighter. Friendly disc golfers and park patrons alike.
Cons: A little bit of neglect has left this course a little less than optimal. Would be nice if the tee pads were something other than dirt, if for no other reason identification of tee sets. The only way people know which tees are which is "lore." Otherwise you look for the first worn patch of grass you see after the previous basket. Sometimes you can't even find it and make up your own.
Other Thoughts: Thanks to whoever updated the map on the site. Use this one rather than ones you may find floating around. The expanded tennis courts took out holes 13 and 14 but there are still 18 holes, so use the map here.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is in a large park with gentle rolling hills. The layout uses the elevation change and the thick hedge-bush shule well to create a lot of interesting shots. There are 3 sets of sees for different levels of players, with each tee offering different distance challenges as well as actually changing the shot. The tees are placed well to take the few trees and the thick shule into account to force accurate shots in what would otherwise be a long and open course.
The tennis center by the parking lot has bathrooms, water fountains, and discs for sale.
Cons: There are natural tee pads, which for the most part, work really well, but can become very muddy when it rains. The tee signs do not show distances and are only on the regular (orange) tees.
Navigation is very difficult for first timers, with the long and short tees practically hidden on some holes where the posts have been stolen or broken. The basket for hole 5 was demolished by a tree and has yet to be replaced.
Other Thoughts: Overall, it was a fun and challenging course to play in a beautiful park. I was shown a lot of the tree damage done that drastically changed several of the shots. Also, it is a difficult course to play for the first time unless you have a guide to show you around. Otherwise, this is a great course to play and enjoy once you know the layout. I would recommend stopping here to play if you are in the area.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
My Mother Ship
Pros: This is where it all began for me.Highland has a bit of everything. 1 and 2 have you shooting challenging tee shots through trees. 3 is a blind downhill annie for a possible ace. 4 and 8 are for big arms, but on 8 you've still got to put it through a hole in the trees to the basket. There are some shorter technical holes with blind baskets. Your hams will know there were some really good elevation changes when you're done. A drainage ditch is goodbye disco on 7 and 18 if you are not careful. All in all it has good variety and it requires all of your shots. Its just a fun course. Rec center usually has a good supply of Innova discs for sale, rest room, and drinks. A crisp, fall Saturday morning at Highland with LSU playing football that night is a wonderful day. Tee pads are dirt, but usually OK. #18 is a fine finishing hole, downhill and across the deep ditch to an annie basket shielded by trees. Good parking.
Cons: Recent hurricanes have ruined #5 basket (not replaced) and cleared out a lot of trees that made the course more difficult. BREC has plans to redo the course, and I am not thrilled with the proposal, but that is yet to come. My biggest con is the amount of cross country training for schools done here in the Fall. The runners, for the most part, have no courtesy. They don't stop for your throw and they don't want to move when they are standing in your way. I've had to putt with shirts hanging on baskets. The tees could be marked better for those who are looking for the Pro and Beginner tees.
Other Thoughts: The course has been tougher before the hurricanes, but I do not think you will regret playing this course. It is fun. Big arms will love Highland, but better than average technical disc golfers will score.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
very fun and scenic course
Pros: If you are a big armed player, you will love this course. Tons of huge blasts and elevation changes. Course is very pretty and the area of the park devoted to disc golf does not seem to overlap with any other park activities. I was there in January, so I can't say how crowded it gets in the summer. The multiple tee pads are very well implemented. Unlike many boring southeast courses, moving from the Am box to the Pro box actually changes the line of your shot and forces you to make a lot of risk/reward decisions.
Cons: Natural teepads. Most of the tee areas were actually fine, but this is a wet marshy area. The locals were wearing football cleats.
Poor signage. No maps, no distances, many of the pro teepad markers were no longer in place.
Shot selection. There was a pretty good variety of shot selection, but I don't remember having to throw very many anhyzers. Also, the course seemed to really favor power throwers.
Other Thoughts: This is a really fun course. I hate when courses have it all going on in terms of layout but they lose points for things like teepads, signage, etc. If teepads and signs were improved, I would rate it a 4 or 4.5.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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