Leander, TX 
The Highlands Share
Uploaded By: Cody Hole #3 (Taken 5/2009)
3 / 328ft. Par / Distance:
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OK Neighborhood Course

1    2/11/2016   2/11/2016
Review By: markmcc
Played: 185  Reviewed: 170  Exp: 5.5 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a pretty wide-open course placed into a small neighborhood park. Unlike the previous reviewer I wouldn't consider this a pitch-n-putt at all. 12 of the holes are over 250' long, with two 300'+ and two more 400'+. With the wind I was using plenty of drivers.

A large pond is in play on a few holes, and adds interest as well as the risk of losing a disc. Given the size and apparent depth of the pond I would say that you're not getting many discs back.

The large limestone blocks marking the tee pads are unique. The gravel pads were acceptable, though at least one is angled sharply uphill on an otherwise flat hole. Baskets catch fine, but are not marked with hole number(s).
Cons: Layout and navigation is confusing. There are single tees for a couple of baskets, and twin tees for the rest. This is a small area for an 18(?) hole course, and there are generally two or three baskets visible from each tee. I was guessing at which basket to drive based on the oreintation of the teepad and the hole length (if you printed them out or access this site on your phone). No hole diagrams, hole lengths, or par information are available at the course.

For the most part the course is a series of open throws over grass. There are a couple of holes with the pond in play, but realistically this is a wide open course, with the wind being your main challenge.

Hole 1 gets off to a rocky start by requiring a drive over a fenced pool area. Not a long throw, but having to drive over an enclosed public area is weird. Hole 9 requires a drive over/around a small playground and sometimes soccer field.
Other Thoughts: There are dozens of signs posted throughout the park stating that it is for use only by members of the Neighborhood Association, and that violators will be prosecuted. If only they'd spent a little of that money on tee signs...

I can see where this might be an ok course if you were a local resident and already knew the layout. But as a travelling DG'er I wouldn't stop by unless you simply want to check it off. Much better courses nearby.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nice neighborhood course

1    1/14/2013   2/13/2013
Review By: MrDarkHorse
Played: 53  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 4.9 Years
This review was updated on 2/15/2013
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice, quite park-like atmosphere. Teeboxes are gravel, but will maintained. The course is nicely scenic, with large boulders throughout and a nice pond with a fountain in the middle.
Cons: If you lose a disc in the pond, you're not getting it back unless you brought scuba gear.

Doubling up all but 2 of the baskets is a silly concept, and the course is pretty repetitive.

For the most part completely wide open, so it's not much of a challenge.
Other Thoughts: Nicer than some of the other nearby neighborhood courses such as Block House Creek, but probably not worth it unless you live right nearby.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Pretty nice short course

5+    12/9/2009   12/11/2009
Review By: Longhorn
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice signs and scenic Pond aids this course. Great for practice, relaxing time, and very quiet course.
Cons: Tee boxes are horrible. I throw in the grass beside them.
Other Thoughts: I like playing the course cause it can be very relaxing and fun. It is never busy which is always nice but expected due to the dullness of this course.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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