Open Course with Hazards
Pros: Open Course to throw a few bombs
wooded holes for accuracy
Lake and ravines in play
get to practice all shots
wind makes course change
Cons: easy to lose discs Holes 1-3, 5
lake comes into play on front 5 holes and deep brush and inlet
wind makes course very tough
Map needs updating as current map is not correct
Other Thoughts: #1 on map is gone and #2 is starting hole
Will play again while in area, but requires all the shots, but fun and more open than most.
#6 is a tight drive thru trees, if you try and go over might be having to climb a tree to retrieve trees
#5 is a tight drive with deep brush on left and lake on right, requires accuracy, that I do not have
Best course in NWA
Pros: Absolutely beautiful park. Holes are fun, challenging, and each one is different. This course has done what so many new courses are failing to do, and that is incorporate all parts of a good game. It has distance, technical shots, lefty and righty, back hand and flicks, some water and OB, and all the while the course is still a blast. Secluded and laid back but also family friendly.
Cons: Definitely an issue with signs. Being a college town I imagine that the signs are constantly vandalized, but it still makes it tough to navigate if you aren't a local. It is by FAR the best course in North West Arkansas (no other course comes even close) so on a beautiful day there is very little parking and the course can get crowded. The bike/jogging trail runs right through some parts of the course and fairway so you have to be careful if you have a long throw because people can get hit.
Other Thoughts: The things this course lack almost don't matter because of everything it does correct. Like I stated earlier, so many courses are one sided... either long or technical. This course did both beautifully.
Northshore DGC, Fayetteville AR
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Absolutely beautiful scenery, mowed fairways, a couple "death putts", its close to town. Lots of wooded shots balanced with plenty of long open drives.
Cons: Small tee pads (imo), very tall grass off fairway (about 1.5 ft.) , maybe about 5 signs for the next basket on the entire course. Most tee signs are removed or missing. Absolutely no maps at all.
Other Thoughts: -1 point for small tee pads. These are probably the smallest tee pads ive ever played and it was actually distracting. Theyre not level with the groud so you have to incorporate a step up with your run up. If your going to have smaller tee pads at least offer an alternate tee thats just dirt. They dont HAVE to be regulation butt at least give room for a run up. Sorry but it was literally a game changer.
-1 point for no maps and most of the signs missing. This is something i see way way way too much and I really should take 2 points for it. It's very frustrating and very tiresome when you're out on a course you've never been before and you have to walk up and down the fairway 18 times because there are no maps and no signs directing you which way to go or where the basket is. Honestly, its rude. In parks like this, the bikers get maps, the hikers get maps, theres maps and signs for jogging routes, theres even signs to the bathrooms... but good luck on a sign to the next basket.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
One of my favorite courses
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: The course makes excellent use of the land by the lake.
Each hole is different.
Hole 7 is great.
Hole 10 is great.
Hole 15 has major ace potential.
Makes great use of what little elevation it has to offer.
Concrete tee pads.
Cons: Could use some signs to make it a little more non local friendly.
Parking is limited.
Other Thoughts: This is one of my favorite courses.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Very well laid out!
Pros: Variety- wooded, open, long, short, straight, right to left, left to right. No two holes felt the same.
Good use of lake- pin locations on holes with water make you think twice about going for it... but of course you end up going for it because you didn't come to play for pars.
Most holes are fair and offer a line. The only ones that I didn't have a fair line were 1 and 12, but I didn't play with a local, so maybe one exists.
Benches- cool hand made benches on most holes for when you are playing behind an eight some (actually happened to me here.)
Poles with hooks for your bag to keep them off the muddy ground.
Simple navigation for the most part. I will say that the map on listed here is outdated though.
Cons: Extremely muddy- If you are able to, wear boots and bring a towel. I can't overstate the importance of a towel on this course. Your discs will definitely get wet and muddy.
Signage- Some holes have a distance marked on them that seemed to be reasonably accurate, but no signs at all on 15-18. If the signs included a layout of the hole, that would help a lot for those new to the course. On 13, I thought I was safe in some brush and actually ended up in the lake. No idea that there was water near the basket. (I guess I could have looked at a map beforehand)
Other Thoughts: Lots of great holes here, but a few stand out.
5- Short RHFH hole with the basket about 20 feet away from water.
6- have to hit a gap about 150 feet ahead and keep it straight for a basket behind a tree.
7- long straight fairway lined neatly with trees and growth on both sides.
10- short downhill throw with water about 30 feet past the basket.
13- short with a double mando forcing a left to right throw with water all around the basket... Could be one of the easier holes on the course, but somehow I ended up bogeying both times played. Don't let the distance trick you!
The mud and signs are really the only big cons out here. If you are able to count those two out, you will really enjoy this course! Definitely should play if you are in the area and even go out of your way if anywhere near!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Great course year round
Pros: -Beautiful scenery
-Great variety of shots
-Well marked tees and trail
-Awesome place to spend an afternoon
Cons: -Muddy on holes close to the shore immediately following rain
-Very spread out (not a con if you have plenty of time, but definitely expect to spend over and hour to play all 18)
-Easy to lose discs if the vegetation is overgrown
Other Thoughts: This course uses the landscape to its full potential, great shots near the lake and farther inland. Snakes stay away from the heavily traveled parts, but if you have to track a disc in the woods, I recommend making a little noise so you don't spook anything up. Overall a great course, worth playing again and again.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good variety of shots. Nice openness so you can space your groups. Great scenery and a good use of park land. Most people are really nice. It's always a bonus to find a tortoise and have a "mascot" for a hole or two until you can get it out of harm's way.
Cons: It can be muddy and busy. Snakes!!
Other Thoughts: Good course for beginners and advanced players!
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Best course in Arkansas! It is an easy course for even amateurs to do well on, but yet it can be challenging enough for even the more experienced disc golfers. Beautiful area, good equipment used. The rough isn't so unmanaged that you can't find your discs, and if you can keep your disc on the green, you'll be okay.
Cons: The area that the course is built doesn't have a great drainage system but it's gotten much better. Some areas the brush could stand being cut down a bit.
Other Thoughts: It is in the top two of the better courses in northwest Arkansas for a reason! Go play a round there and see what you think!
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Concrete tee pads, nice Discatcher baskets, and well maintained. The course begins with a few technical lightly wooded shots by the lake, and then opens up to some long shots in the open, goes back to the lake and ends with a few open long holes again. The views while playing are incredible, and the course is very well designed. Many people have written reviews complaining of the mud, but after mulching, added rocks, drainage updates, etc., the mud is almost never a problem.
Cons: This is a fairly flat course. Only real disadvantage to this course is that it can be pretty crowded on good days. There can be a lot of waiting to play through large groups, or getting stuck behind people who are new to the game.
Other Thoughts: This course's combination of short and long, straight and curved, wooded and open shots helped me improve my disc golf skills more than any other course in my first year of play. I have seen it regularly maintained as I went regularly as a student at the University this past year. Definitely a recommended course.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Varius types of holes,beutiful veiw. Most sundays they have a mini going on out their that is pretty fun the comunnity keeps it a clean and well mannered course
Other Thoughts: One of my favorite courses in north west Arkansas
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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