Pros: Great variety of hole types. More of a control course than a distance course, although it has a few long holes. Difficulty varies with season/foliage, and you can play many holes more aggressively when the foliage is not as thick.
Cons: Course is often used for high school sports. No clear boundaries to disc golf course, so sometimes runners or dog walkers will get in the way.
Other Thoughts: I don't think the group that runs the parks in BR cares that much about the disc golf course. You pretty much have to jump over ditches to navigate the last 4 holes of the course. I think with a few minor improvements this could be an even better course.
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Pros: - Course is set in a large park, mostly on and over a large, flat valley. There is also some forested areas here and there, and a creek that runs through at the bottom of the valley. Seems popular for joggers/walkers, but the park is large enough where it doesn't interfere with the DG. Pro shop on site as well!
- Majority of the holes are set by the valley, so there are good elevation changes in many spots. Mostly downhill or over the valley, with a few uphill shots. There are lots of large trees to provide some challenge, good placement off the tee is key to have a clear approach shot.
- Some other holes have denser forest to contend with, in many different ways. Hole #2 has a thick patch to get over off of the tee; it is crucial to stay clear left, right, and low. Another hole has dense forest at the end of a clear fairway, with a hard right turn into a very tight window.
- Creek comes into play in a few spots, some are very tricky. Hole #2 has water pretty close to the tee, which punishes shots that don't hit the window. Another hole has a large, bushy tree right next to/on top off the creek that can snag errant drives and drop them in. Definitely in play in a big way.
- Decent variety of shots needed, both in the forest and out of it. The mature trees here are very large, and definitely force line shaping off the tee and on approaches. I felt there was a good balance of left to right in the tighter holes as well. Also a great variety in hole length, from ace-able to monster bomber. Not too many of any kind, which is good for almost any size arm.
- A lot of baskets are well protected by large trees as well as smaller ones. The large trees force good placement to avoid getting stuck behind a wall of trunks, and smaller trees create tight windows to get through to the basket. A couple of sloped greens add good challenge as well.
- Good baskets, tees are still flat and in good shape. Signage is almost non-existent; only a few tee signs remain. Navigation is a nightmare, with no tee signs or helpful directions, I don't know how you would ever know which hole is which. Very bad.
Cons: - Some of the holes in the open are pretty straightforward, there might be some trees near the basket to worry about, or one or two large trees in the fairway, but there is a lot of leeway for even the worst shanks out here. Can be easy to recover from any shot at times.
- The tougher holes can be the shortest holes, which means there are no real par 4's to be found, maybe 1 or 2. Length can be the biggest obstacle in scoring well out here, and even then, it is possible to score very well without too much skill. More of a fun course than a tough one.
- The signage here is sorely, sorely missed, especially since it had to be redesigned to accommodate more tennis courts. Good luck without a guide.
Other Thoughts: - This course has a very high amount of fun holes. The long downhill drives over and into the valley are a joy to watch, especially when hitting the line just right. The shorter, technical holes have good lines to the baskets as well, and usually are well protected, and are definitely not gimmees. Very high fun factor, with medium difficulty. I think almost any player should enjoy it.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Highland Road Park
Pros: Beautiful, well-maintained course with a great variety of hole types. The pro shop at the tennis court is a great amenity, with discs for sale to suit all types of players.
Cons: It looks like they changed the course layout (tee order) within the last few years, which can be confusing. Also, navigating the course can be tricky if you're not familiar with it, as the tee signs are elusive, if present at all.
Other Thoughts: The back nine and front nine feel like two completely different courses, which is fun! Have fun on the 18th: as it's a LONG downhill shot with a water hazard at the bottom that only the most ambitious and powerful throwers will clear from the tee.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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A great course
Pros: This is my favorite course. I play on it pretty often. There are a number of elevation changes. There are also some very long drives, and even ending up in the brush is not always a bad thing b/c there are a lot of trails cut out in the brush to the pins. The building by the parking lot has scorecards, restrooms, drinks, discs, and course maps
Cons: Can be very difficult to navigate the 1st couple of times. Make sure you grab a map from the clubhouse. Some hurricane damage has not yet been repaired but is in the works for this summer. There are runners on the course from time to time but they are not too bad.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Highland Road Park Review
Pros: Great elevation changes for south Louisiana... 3 sets of tees... Many excellent holes...
Cons: Several trees removed after Hurricane Gustav... Not great balance(mostly long and open)... Tee signs are bad with no distances...
Other Thoughts: Blue(short) tees are a wonderful layout for beginners... Orange(middle) tees are a challenge even for skilled players... Yellow(long) tees are a huge challenge even for the best of players... Weekly doubles on Wednesday night at 6pm(all year long... glowbee when not enough daylight)... There are natural tees but there are no roots... Tees are great except for when it rains...
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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