North Little Rock, AR 
Burns Park - Blue Course Share
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5+    7/16/2017   7/23/2017
Review By: Randoh12
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Blue course tee pads were replaced in the spring of 2017. They are longer and wider at the tips. The installation of NEW Mach-X baskets and new tee pads makes this course play really well. 11 holes have flexible placements, playing Blue at all Long positions adds 1000 feet to the total footage! NEW tee signs were added in May of 2017, with the new, correct footage of each hole.
The Parks and Rec department have put a lot of work into making this "Steady" Ed Headrick designed course a gem in Central Arkansas.It is worth a shot at your best game. The varying terrain and mix of trees and open layout will challenge your shot placement and disc selection.
Cons: The creek that separates the fairways of 4,5 from 16, 17, 18 needs some attention and a couple of elevated walkways.That would make the trip across the creek safer and encourage faster play.Some tee signs are missing.
Other Thoughts: Many hours of hard work have gone into the re-design and new equipment. All the volunteers are local disc golfers and their hard work has made this course a bright spot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

fun times

1    12/6/2016   12/6/2016
Review By: sidearmdon
Played: 242  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 17.5 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I had fun throwing this course. It was hilly and tree infested which is what I like. Hit your lines and you'll have a good score. Tee pads were okay, sign's was good. Easy to follow. Good use of the available land.
Cons: There may have been two signs missing but it was easy to navigate. Relatively short holes.
Other Thoughts: Easy to find, I drove right to it. Plenty of parking. Picnic areas, playground, other activities go on here. There is a practice basket. "Next tee" signs on the baskets and on the tee signs. Bring spray during bug season.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Solid courses with fair challenge

5+    12/12/2015   10/12/2016
Review By: jsemales
Played: 43  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 13.5 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course is an excellent mix of terrain, elevation, technical, and open shots. It provides a little something for everyone, and can be fun to play at any skill level. The course is fairly easy to follow, but you can get mixed up and throw a hole on the wrong course if you don't know where you're going.
Cons: Some of the tees are pretty beat up and it can get confusing, even if you've played the course a few times, to really figure out where you're going. Once you get past that, the courses both play very steady.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course to play back to back. Sometimes you can get multiple rounds in on both courses in a day. Bring bug spray and stay out of the brush, chiggers are everywhere.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Burns Blue

5+    6/6/2016   6/21/2016
Review By: LL_NiO
Played: 21  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 7.9 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: It gets you much better as a player because it has a variety of shots. Has some short technical shots at the beginning, gets a little longer towards the middle, and stays long and technical for most of the remainder after 9. New baskets are definitely a plus as well. The park is typically in pretty good shape and parking is really never a problem. Benches/picnic tables at almost every hole is really nice and the signs at each hole are done pretty well too.
Cons: I've played it enough that it doesn't bother me anymore, but there are a lot of old tee pads lying around (mostly on the first half). It makes learning the course pretty tough because it's already mixed in with Burns Red course and on top of that the old unused tee pads just get confusing. OB is always tough for sure, but going over the fence on hole 5 and 7 can be an absolute nightmare so if you aren't pretty accurate with distance than I'd suggest not throwing your favorite disc on those.
Other Thoughts: Just an overall fun/skillful course and park. One of the great things is that you get Burns Red too so you can easily play two rounds in a day (more if you have the energy). Love this course.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Very, very good.

2-4    6/5/2016   6/7/2016
Review By: Joshwest
Played: 77  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 4.7 Years
Pros: - NEW BASKETS. Brand new Mach X's.

- Decent concrete tee pads, good signage.

- Lot of mixture in hole design. Woods, wide open, open with trees, open with an OB creek, tournament layout had two island holes (#3 and #8). Really high quality layout.

- Even though it goes near the interstate, there are holes cut in the fence at places to allow you to retrieve your disc.

- Beautiful part of the park. Grass was perfectly cut, even though there were people playing around the course, I never saw anyone mistakenly get too close to course.
Cons: - A few of the teeboxes can have mud right off the front of them. Speaking from experience, it's not fun throw a great drive, then bust your butt from slipping on mud.

- Could use a little more signage around #8's basket. #9 is a ways across the road, and #16's tee box is very close to #8's basket and seems like it should be the next hole.

- There several holes that have tee boxes near the previous basket. In the tournament I played in, I noticed a lot of groups get backed up because a group was on the next tee box near the their hole. Also, we had someone walking with us, almost get hit in the head by a disc from the previous hole, sure it was that group's fault for not yelling "four", but it really wasn't a bad shot, and if landing near the next tee box is a good strategy for a hole, that needs to be addressed somehow.

- During the tournament we had flags and string marking OB, but I doubt those a permanent. Would be nice to see small wood posts lining OB, to avoid confusion during casual play.
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.

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2-4    8/15/2015   9/2/2015
Review By: Jparker230814
Played: 80  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 11.7 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Fun course with a mix of wood lines and a few open lines. This is a tight course with easy walking. The baskets are old and to me it makes it more nostalgic. I love the tall pines from 9 to 15. The Blue course is the perfect park course. This is not I highly difficult course but the trees will play a factor.
Cons: The tee pads and holes need to be updated for identification.
Other Thoughts: Update, signs, basket numbers and map.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 i just dont know

1    6/5/2014   6/5/2014
Review By: cheese dog
Played: 10  Reviewed: 10
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: the challenge. this course will eat you up if you are not precise. front nine side of course makes you shape shots to have a chance for par.
Cons: no signs, no maps, no way to navigate. old baskets
Other Thoughts: if you get a chance to play with someone that knows the course do it. i spent more time looking for correct tee pads and baskets. my review rating is higher than i would give a course without signs but respect for an older course is do.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Old baskets, great layout

5+    10/8/2013   10/9/2013
Review By: euclidbr549
Played: 5  Reviewed: 4
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Wonderful (varying) layout with a mix of tight wooded lines, open shots, short and long shots, and noticeable elevation changes wherever the terrain allows. Challenging OB on some holes, plenty of risk-reward opportunities for birdies.
Cons: Ancient baskets, interstate highway noise. Lack of anything except par-3's.
Other Thoughts: I love this course! If it had brand new baskets and a quiet setting it would be my favorite in the state.

My favorite thing about the course is the variety. Hole 1 is a tight wooded shot with multiple pin positons. Hole 2 is a shorter shot with three lines to the pin. Hole 3 is an approach shot with two lines, but the basket is protected enough to reward accuracy with a birdie and punish bad throws with a not-quite-gimme par save. Hole 4 is an absolute bomb with a creek OB to the right, woods trouble on the left, and some beautiful trees in the fairway making you pick your landing area carefully. Hole 5 has two tee pads. The one up at the top of the hill makes you throw about 400 feet or more to have a look at birdie, with OB on both sides and an OB creek crossing your path around 330' to the front, or you can play it safe, lay it in the middle short and look at a 250' upshot. Hole 6 is a tight uphill shot with mature trees and an OB fence in play. This sort of variety continues throughout the course. Pin placement changes frequently on about a third of the holes to keep things fresh.

A golfer can navigate the entire course without ever needing a shot more exotic than an occasional forehand drive. I am RHBH and I can play the whole course without a single flick, and I have played with RHFH and LHBH players that navigate the entire course without pulling anything out of their bag of tricks. That isn't to say the course isn't challenging, or doesn't provide opportunities for multiple shot types, especially if you stray from the fairway.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 nice sister course for the red

1    3/11/2013   4/24/2013
Review By: Memphis Newbie
Played: 33  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: nice mix of open and wooded holes

the "open" holes are well designed and still force you to shape your shots

a few grassy greens that were guarded by trees were quite picturesque

good variety in hole lengths

decent tees (some of the wooded holes had the numbers broomed into them before the cement set up. unique and cool)

Cons: all par 3--less interesting

missing, broken, or outdated signs (causes confusion, wasted time and spoils the esthetic of the course)
Other Thoughts: this course is well designed and nice looking. it is flatter, longer and more open than the red course. I really like it when on site courses offer such a great variety.

these would be 4 disc courses for me with some nice looking, updated signage. I know signage doesn't matter when it's your home course, but it makes it hard for road tripping visitors to enjoy a course when they are wandering around confused.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Ended Strong

1    3/13/2013   3/27/2013
Review By: SuperBorg
Played: 13  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 6.6 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: A couple of open holes to start and finish, and some fun holes through the trees in the middle. A good use of a small creek running through the final holes.
Cons: A few of the holes were absolutely sandwiched between a fence and the road. These were a bit ridiculous. One of my least favorite holes, perhaps ever, is on this course. Both the tee and the basket were within feet of the fence. While one in our group banked the disc off the fence into the basket, my layup slid 10 feet past the basket, under the fence by 8 feet. I'm having flashbacks as I write this.
Other Thoughts: Not as good as the Red Course, but a pretty good course.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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