Fun Course, Once You Get the Hang of It
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good use of limited land available. 9 baskets, but 2 teepads per basket for a full 18 course. It's not just "long" and "short" versions of the same hole either--the different placement of the teepads give each "hole" it's own lines and look, with a nice variety of shots to challenge all levels.
Usually not that crowded, and with the exception of holes 3 and 12, well removed from the other use areas of the park.
Tall pine trees are challenging obstacles but with very few low, grabby branches, so if you hit your line you will be rewarded.
Pretty flat, good for carts. A small creek running through the course has wood pallet crosswalks to keep things accessible.
Nice benches on many of the holes.
Cons: Ignore the distance/par on the tee-signs, as they're mostly outdated or just flat wrong. This is a Par 54 or 56 course, with only holes 13 (approx. 520 ft) and 18 (approx 600 ft) approaching the Par 4 level. (Our local clubs always play it as par 54 for simplicity.)
Navigation can be confusing if you're not familiar with the 2-tees/1-basket layout. Print out the DCGR course map or take a local with you and you should have no problem.
The walk from Hole 2/11 to Hole 3/12 is a long one, clear across the park to the restrooms/softball field. Also, if a ball game is going on, crowds sometimes encroach on the hole 3/12 tees. However, I've never had any trouble asking for a little room to take my shot.
The tees 4/13 along the power line ally were taken out when work was being done there. Literally picked up, moved to the sides, then moved back. 4's tee is in rough shape, but you can tee off from the ground beside it. Also, this area gets really sticky-muddy after a rain.
A little more trash than other courses in the area, sadly. Lack of trash cans around the course exacerbates this.
Other Thoughts: Though this course has its issues, it's probably my favorite course to play in Little Rock. The variety of lines and shots required mean it's always a challenge, and the layout makes good use of the land for some really fun golf. Moderately wooded but with a few more open holes, so it's got something for you whether you like to be technical or air/roll it out.
Either a bonus or a detraction: the shorty Hole #1 (approx 120 ft) is probably the most-aced hole in Little Rock. :)
I'd love to see this place get a little TLC, as some new (accurate) tee signs and pad repairs would do a world of good. A course map on site wouldn't go amiss either.
Still, if you're in the area, I'd recommend giving Morehart a chance.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Course Has Changed
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: I have played this course before and it has changed drastically. It has become a fun course to play which is very different to the prior layout. This new layout will challenge your game.
Cons: One thing they did not change and I'm not sure what they would do to fix it is the proximity to the softball fields. When games are going, the people park all up in the way of several of the holes that run along that area.
Other Thoughts: This course has really changed drastically and I really enjoyed it. I live in Texas and come here to visit my kids. I will be coming to visit more often. Great job to whoever changed this to the new layout.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Out of the Way, but good course
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Technical course, built on 9 holes with 2 tees each, long and short
few long holes to bring out drivers but need to find lines and be accurate.
This is a challenge course and if wind is blowing adds to it.
Lots of trees and pin places are good
Cons: This is not a Par 65, maybe a stretch at 56/57
#18 is 600 ft, so good Par 4
The measurements do seem off on many holes.
Course is off the beaten path
Other Thoughts: fun course but it is a hike for most to find it
Par and Distances need to be fixed.
Long walk from #2 to #3.
Maybe they will utilize the entire park and add 9 more holes and make a big loop versus 2 tees.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Parking is good. Baskets are fine (not perfect but they do the trick). I like a lot of the shots out there and I think for the size of the park they did pretty good. I'm always a fan of 9 hole courses putting two tee pads for each because it's just much more fun to make 18 with 18 different shots instead of just playing the same 9 twice. Pretty decent variety and that includes distance and a few easy birdies as well. In all honesty, I don't understand one person that says hole 1 was hard to find. It's literally right next to where you park and it is the very first thing you see entering the park. I think finding your way around the park (except hole 3) is pretty easy. Sort of out of the way kind of course so you never run into much disc golf traffic so you can always get games in no problem. I've heard folks complaining about kids because there is a school right across the street but I have never had any issues what so ever in the 4-5 times I have played.
Cons: Lots of folks here say that the walk to 3 is ridiculous. It's a bit far but I don't mind the walk as much as I do the lack of direction it gives you to get there. Hole 4 and 13 (I think it's those two) are kind of annoying because there is always construction going and there are no tee pads or signs. My biggest beef with the course, and most golfers beef too, is that the course claims to be much higher par than it needs to be. Not one hole there has any justification at all being a par 4. The course should be a 54 par and nothing more. Lastly, but certainly not a deal breaker by any means, the course is in an odd spot. Not really convenient to get to from anywhere.
Other Thoughts: I personally really enjoy the course. The park is not very big and they did really well designing it with the room they had and it seems to not conflict with others who enjoy the park for things that aren't disc golf. I'd really like someone to come in and clarify (and change the signs) the ongoing debate about what the course par should be but besides that I love the course. I just play it as if it's 54 because it should be. Burns Blue has not one par 4 on it and Morehart is no where near as challenging.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: No trash, Grass was cut, I felt safe walking by myself through the pÓrk, Nice seating at most of the tee's, parking was good.
Cons: Down the pipeline, Hole # 4 same as hole # 13 were under construction, and not playable, needed yellow tape or a sign ( under construction ).
This course is very confusing, finding the next tee was impossible for the first time player...
Needs a bulletin board at the first tee.
Other Thoughts: I like this course, it's not for the beginner player, if you need to practice around trees this is the course for you, Trees, Trees and more tree's
Just as you turn in the park your passing hole # one on the right.
Mike in East End.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 12 Not
The real deal
Pros: This course was designed for the advanced players who are ready for the challenge of longer holes that are hard to reach in just one throw, mainly on the back 9. The green areas are not surrounded by crouded limbs, trees, and brush that will not reward your great shot to the basket. When playing this course, you find yourself having to use multiple shots from backhand to forehand. Long drivers to midranges. The elevated green on #7/#16 is unique and has that risk reward putt.
Cons: This current land provided only gave 9 holes available into the park. The use of the land seemed to be maxed out. Trash is on the ground due to the general public. The grass isn't cut as often in most parks due to the low budget of the city.
Other Thoughts: There is another 9 hole design that is in the works to make this course a well played and well worth your time park. Once the circle is complete, you will be able to play 18 fantastic holes in Moreheart Park and this course will become one of Little Rocks best courses to play.
2 of 14 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -18 concrete very long tee pads.
-There were trees on every hole to the point where there are big risk/reward type shots but there were not so many that it became overwhelming
-There are bathrooms and a cold water fountain right next to Hole 3/12
-The park does not seem busy or gets a lot of traffic so you basically will have the whole park to yourself.
-The locals are kind. I met a guy who offered to play with me and show me around
-Two holes, 4 and 13, were long straight aways that allows you to rip a big drive
Cons: -The course has nine baskets with 18 tee pads. It circles around the park twice. The back 9 are simply just longer front 9 so the shots became very repetitive. I realize that there was no way to fit 18 baskets in a park like this but the extra nine tee pads seems a bit over the top.
-Without a guide this course would be very confusing, I drove around the park looking for the first tee until I gave up and just started at the 3rd hole. There is a long walk from the second hole to the third hole that is very easy to miss if this is your first time playing here.
-The area around the park and some of the individuals in the park were on the shady side, it would not be a place I would like to hang out at night.
Other Thoughts: I was passing through Little Rock and decided to play here because it was right off i35. This course is very forgettable and as no wow factor. If I ever find myself in the Little Rock area this may be one I skip and go to the other courses that I hear are a lot better from the guy I was playing with.
Still the baskets are in the ground and 18 tee pads there really is not too much to complain about.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
First impressions not good
Pros: - Not many places to loose a disc.
- Park for the kiddies to play
Cons: - 2 holes play one basket.
- Indication of where 1st hole is located is lacking
- Unkept grounds
Other Thoughts: We got to the park and our first impression right off the bat was the high grass throughout the entire park, even around the play areas. We drove to a few parking areas and made an (albeit small) effort to locate hole 1. Walking a few holes to determine the start indicated that there wasnt a very logical progression of holes. The general feel for the place, combined with no clear indication where the course started, as well as the lack of logic all led to a very quick determination to move to the next course.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Very generous on what you can shoot for par, signs for each hole, concrete tee pads, shady, few places to lose a disc, nice mix of fade and draw lanes.
Cons: Not well maintained grounds: trash and not mowed or cleared, 9 baskets for 18 holes, poison ivy, very long walk between a couple of holes.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has some nice tall thin trees on most all of the holes allowing an opportunity to look for some multiple lines. There are a few clever basket placements and nice concrete tee pads. There is some slight elevation, but nothing too dramatic. The signs are the simple white and green colored metal signs that show the view of the hole and footage; they are in great shape. They also had a few arrow signs to help you find your way. This park has trashcans and restrooms. The park has great parking and a playground not in play of the course.
Cons: I'm not a fan of 2 tees (front and back 9 tee pads) sharing the same 9 baskets. It is however, not too bad here and it is nice that this was a way for this course to become 18 holes. Some of these holes did seem completely different and some were just plain longer for the back 9. It isn't too bad with the trees out there. It almost makes the disc selection change on every hole. So this is kind of a neutral thing in the long run. The walk from hole 2 to 3 was bit much, but it turned out to be needed to fit the course in here. There are quite a few walkers and people driving around the park. The walking areas between the holes could use a bit of clean up to get rid of the thorny vines and so forth. The only real navigation trouble I was having was actually finding holes 1 - 3 the rest is not too bad at all.
Other Thoughts: The Fun Factor at this course was not bad. There were enough holes where I had to work a disc on the hole and manipulate the disc around trees that made it fun, without the feeling like it was too tough. This is a decent place to play despite having to share baskets with the front and back 9 holes. I would play here again as it is a fair choice.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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