North Little Rock, AR 
Burns Park - Red Share
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  Burns Red Arkansas

1    3/22/2019   3/22/2019
Review By: lines
Played: 35  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice, wooded course with tight lines.
Easy to follow. Signage easy to read.
Shorter but challenging.
Well maintained park.
Perfect for what I wanted. Quick solo, on-the-road round.
Cons: Not a 'con' from everyone's standpoint... But I did not like the feel of the teepads. They had a gritty, sandy feel, that i was not used to... No biggie.
Other Thoughts: Fun. Would play again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Updated and Looking Great!

5+    9/19/2018   9/19/2018
Review By: vicarofvhs
Played: 27  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 6.1 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New MACH-X baskets installed in the last 1.5 years, which were much needed. New concrete teepads were installed just last week, another excellent update. New signage as well.

Short, technical course that is great for beginners and fun for seasoned vets.

Excellent use of elevation changes and terrain. Multiple pin positions on many holes. (Pins are moved periodically by the parks department or local clubs.)

Benches on many holes, facilities available nearby. Course map and printed maps available near Tee #1 (close to the parking lot). Lost disc return box also, which is a nice feature.
Cons: Highly trafficked, multi-use park, so watch out for dog-walkers and others walking down the fairways.

Despite trash cans being available at multiple holes, trash can still be a problem, though how much of this is disc golfers and how much non-golfers is unclear.

Rocky and hilly in several places, so not terribly cart-friendly, though you can certainly make it with one.

Loud freeway noise on a few of the holes.
Other Thoughts: The shorter of the two courses at North Little Rock's Burns Park, this one is much less open and more technical than its counterpart (Burns Blue). And just like its sister course, this one has been updated and given a lot of TLC by the parks and rec department. New baskets, new teepads, new signs, and lots of brush-clearing have really improved both the look and play of the course.

You don't need a big arm, but you do need to hit your lines here, as it's a very wooded course and tree kicks can be very punishing. However, good shots will be rewarded with lots of birdie looks.

Overall, a very fun course to play along with Burns Blue to make a day of it. And you can even warm up on the new 9-hole Juniors course (pitch-and-putt) right next door! If you haven't played Burns in a while, you'll be amazed at the difference.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Great balanced course

5+    10/12/2016   10/12/2016
Review By: jsemales
Played: 43  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 16.9 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Just like the blue course, the red course offers a fun variety of shots that will challenge any player regardless of skill level. The course is not easy, but it's very forgiving, so a bad shot here and there still leads to a decent score. The mix of woods and open throws makes for a great afternoon.
Cons: Bugs and chiggers are everywhere on this course. Bring bug spray and try to stay out of the brush. The tee pads are a little beat, just like the blue course.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


5+    6/3/2016   6/28/2016
Review By: LL_NiO
Played: 21  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 11.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice course. Will challenge your technical game for sure. Couple of ace opportunities but they don't just hand it away by any means. Lot's of shade so great course for a hot day. Good amount of trash cans and benches too.
Cons: Not a lot wrong with this course it's just pretty basic. No length anywhere. Signs and baskets could use a little updating.
Other Thoughts: If you like wooded technical courses then you'll love it. Then you can jump over to Blue for some distance. Fun course and great day out.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Wow, tough course for beginner

1    5/21/2016   6/8/2016
Review By: discgolfnovice88
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course will challenge you
Lots of elevation changes
Do you like playing in the woods? If so you will like it.
Easy to get to off interstate
Cons: We got lost halfway through the front 9
Signage is non-existent in places
Old baskets, but all functional
Interstate noise is LOUD
The map doesn't help much, but print one off before you try for the first time
No real long drives available with all the trees and short holes
Other Thoughts: We loved this course for the challenge it presented. It is definitely a wooded course and the majority of the holes are short. Yes it is true, we got lost halfway through, but a local that plays the course a bunch pointed us back in the right direction. I advise going with someone that knows the course the first time you play. The elevation changes on this course are awesome. We both birdied 18. We will be back.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Pretty good

2-4    6/5/2016   6/7/2016
Review By: Joshwest
Played: 106  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 8.1 Years
Pros: - Everything you would expect from an above average course is here. Signs, teeboxes, navigation arrows, alright baskets. There isn't anything that is bad.

- Very good variation in the hole shapes.

- Love the levee hole. I really enjoy high risk shots. There aren't too many of those around.

- Even though the course is almost entirely in woods, the under brush off the fairways seemed well kept. When I had to go hunting for a disc, I didn't ever feel like I was having to push through tons of bushes and brush. The only seemed like bushes were kept thick near baskets to require more accurate shots.

- Lots of picnic tables/benches at holes. Not sure there was one at every hole, but I'd say at least 2/3, probably more. Also, the course goes near multiple bathrooms, but I didn't go in any, so I can't speak to their quality.

- I played with locals, and it really seemed like that the pin locations were changed pretty consistently. Which is a big plus. Most courses that I've seen that have alternate locations, don't actually use them.
Cons: - They just changed out all the baskets to Mack X's on the Blue course, so I would assume that will happen for Red in the near future, but until that happens, hold you breathe on all putts. Played here twice and saw 5 or 6 spit outs that were center chains.

- There were navigation arrows between holes. However, since the baskets can be in very different locations, I'm not sure that all arrows could be seen from either pin location, would help to make them bolder and visible from every possible pin spot.

- I'll list it as a con, but it's more of a nuisance, than an actual negative of the course. It gets very close to the interstate. There is a constant sound of cars rushing by, and the holes nearest to it, the sound can make it difficult to hear if you aren't close to your group.

- I feel like it favored left to right shots more, but I think it mostly depends on which pin location the baskets are in. Probably would be best for the group who changes the locations to make sure the pin locations require the most variety of shots.
Other Thoughts: - I haven't made up my mind if I like Red or Blue more. It's clear they are perfect compliments to each other. I'd probably have to flip a coin on which to play if I could only play one, but I would hope I would have the time to play both. I would definitely recommend playing both, but if you have to choose.......good luck.

 looking better

1    7/24/2014   8/4/2014
Review By: cheese dog
Played: 10  Reviewed: 10
This review was updated on 9/20/2014
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: course has improved
Cons: old baskets
Other Thoughts: I wrote a real nasty review on this course after I played it for the first time. since then the local club has added signs, benches, and cleaned up the park a lot. this is the most played course in little rock for a reason, its a good course and it will challenge most.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Always good

5+    3/11/2014   3/14/2014
Review By: Pizza God
Played: 997  Reviewed: 353  Exp: 33.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Cement tee pads on all holes

Excellent use of terrain.

Very easy to get to from the interstate.

Bathroom located across the street from the course.
Cons: Tee signs are posts, most have worn off.

While most of the course is marked, there are a few spots it can be hard ti find your way around. If you have not played here before, print out the map to make it much easier.

Basket #11 was missing
Other Thoughts: I have been playing Burns park for over 25 years. Back from the 9 hole single chain days when the holes were located where the tennis courts are now.

The red course is a shorter technical course with a very very good mix of holes.

Some of the baskets are the original single chain baskets from years ago. Needless to say, they have seen better days.

But as far as a good day of golf, this is the place to go.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Course

1    7/2/2013   7/21/2013
Review By: KimD
Played: 29  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 8.2 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Lots of elevation changes and trees.
Great shot opportunities.
Cons: A few fences you may have to hop, and a road or two that you throw at. Hope you don't roll down a hill...
Other Thoughts: Beautiful park.
Nice playground for kids at the start.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Not Bad

1    6/15/2013   6/15/2013
Review By: Schlangewurst
Played: 20  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 8.6 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: -Good variety in distances and pin locations.
- Course is maintained enough to keep the fairways clear.
Cons: -Very little signage.
- I'm sure it wouldn't be bad after your first time playing the course but it's sometimes hard to find your way from hole to hole and some holes are longer and it takes a while to find where you need to throw.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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