5 Helpful / 0 Not
Highland Park, Shreveport
Pros: Very good course to play in a time crunch. I can walk 9 holes in 25 minutes. In a real crunch I throw from both tees, thereby walking the course once and still get an 18 hole score. (+1) Good place to play if you need to work on accuracy.(+.5) The elevated tunnel shot on 7 is a good place to set up for multi disc practice.(+.5) I have trouble getting my dirves over 300ft. but I found the drives to be very rewarding on this course as they tend to be under 300. I like having to drive at a basket that is 30ft. above or below in relation to the tee box. The tee box was hard clay. I found less stress on my lead knee's ACL as my heel had a very easy time rotating on the clay.(+.5) The putting game is also very unique as the extreme hilliness of the course chanllenges the golfer to find balance and make an awkward position work.(+.5)
Cons: No facilities.(-.5) The terraine does allow the discrete #1 behind a tree but having facilities with a water fountain could move the rating up to 3.5. Great place to look for that hard to find piece of glass for your broken beer bottle collection. One knee putting was difficult but could be overcome through the use of a towel or beat up roller disc.(-0) The neighborhood is in a less than desirable area that I would not feel safe playing alone at night like I would at Clyde Fant or Ford Park. The occaional vagrant keeps your eyes scanning so no one surprises you.(-.1) Markings are faded and you cant play after even a little rain because the clay turns into earthen poo.(-.5)
Other Thoughts: I like to play this after work because I have just a little time before supper and not as hard as "epic" courses. This would be the course I would like to have in my backyard ... without the glass, vagrants and used condoms. But they have picnic benchs and BBQ pits and the minis really are a blast. When the Shreveport Disc Golf club gets an event on this course it really becomes fun. Plus your in the heart of the city so its close to every fast food grease trap you could desire. After a couple of months of playing Highland you start to think of it as your ugly sister. Anyone bad mouths her in public your ready to fight but at the end of the day you know she needs some work; but you love her anyway. Kev.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great course to work on driving with midranges and putters. They did a good job designing the course to deal with limited space. Not a very challenging course but it is very fun to play. Good for beginning players.
Cons: Nearly all the holes are short (in the 150-250ft range). The surrounding neighborhood is questionable.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good use or terrain and limited space. Most tee shots are either downhill or uphill. Alternate tees often offer different flight paths instead of just adding distance. Mostly shaded, which helps in the heat of the summer.
Cons: No facilities (water or bathroom) of any kind. Many tee shots go over a walking/jogging path that winds through the course.
Other Thoughts: It's a reasonably enjoyable course. The placement of the alternate tees makes 9 holes feels more like 18.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: good use of terrain with lots of elevation changes. Alternate tees usually change the hole not just make it longer or shorter
Cons: no bathrooms,water,clubhouse or facilities. You have to watch for other users of the park because of a walk/jog path which winds through the course. Not in the best neighborhood.
Other Thoughts: fun course. Nothing spectacular but I would play there again if in the area.Holes are generally short to medium distance
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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