7 Helpful / 0 Not
Lots of length variety...
Pros: Plays in an easy circle for the most part, with two pads per hole. Made to be played as 18 holes by playing the shorts and longs consecutively or just 9. Big variety of layouts and lengths from short shorties to very long. They keep fresh mulch around the baskets which is nice, and it is usually pretty dry due to a drainage creek in the middle. Nice, new tee pads and great signage with hole route and distance from both tees. The holes range from sub 200ft to a whopping 600ft on hole 9's long tee. Overall, it is a fun, quick course which I found easy to navigate even the first time playing.
Cons: Lots of baby stumps to trip over and holes in the ground here and there. Small creek has no bridge and can be muddy post-rain. Briar, briar and more briar, so wear pants you don't like. Quite a bit of large sticks, limbs about as well. Bottles, trash, cans, and quite a few condoms litter the ground, especially near the always locked restroom and parking lot. A local told me this was a very dangerous park used for drug dealing and worse before they cleaned it up recently. I have on occasion seen some "seedy" people digging through the trash or parked around. Hole 4 borders a giant briar patch and homes on the right, so play carefully, especially from the super long tee on this one. Lastly, as you are leaving 4, the tree with a sign for hole 5 on it is pointing the wrong direction. 5 is actually straight and slightly left of the tree not right as it shows.
Other Thoughts: When you pull into the park, your first right is a little parking area. When you park, you will be within 10 feet of the long tee for hole 1.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Don't waste your time
Pros: Not a lot of rough to worry about except for hole 4. The signs and new tee pads are also really nice and make it easier to locate the holes.
Cons: Where to start? The layout isn't in the least logical. After you get done with a hole, you start heading to the next logical one only to find that it's not the next one. For example, hole 15 is where 5 should be. You then have to search for a few minutes. Very confusing. Parts of the park are pretty swampy and remain wet regardless of recent rainfall. Broken shards of glass can be found everywhere, especially on the fairways, so watch your step. Some holes are only 195 feet and play way too easily and then all of a sudden there is a 500 ft par 5. If you like getting frustrated, try playing this course.
Other Thoughts: The brush on the course needs to be cleaned up. Since the course is new, the pathways aren't well defined and you find yourself tripping over branches and all sorts of stuff on the ground. One cause of concern I saw are the large piles of wood stacked up. These definitely need to be cleaned up before the snakes come out!
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through tall pine trees, so you're mostly playing through the trunks of the trees, not really any of the branches and foliage. The trees are still dense enough that you really have to hit your line or there are plenty of trees waiting to knock you down.
Some of the holes have some options off the tee, most have well defined lines to hit. There's a good variety of lengths and hole shapes that keeps it interesting enough to play both sets of tees. Several holes have different enough tees that it doesn't just feel like short and long versions of the same hole. The tees are nice concrete pads, and there's good signage with accurate hole distance and layout, and next tee signs where the navigation isn't immediately obvious.
Cons: The park has some minor elevation changes, but feels really flat overall, and that combined with every hole shooting through the same pine trees makes it feel more repetitive than the design really is. There were some spots on the course with lots of dead branches and brush on the fairways, a little cleanup would make it feel a little more taken care of. There were several times that we ended up doing extra walking to know which tee was for the front 9 and which was for the back 9, I don't have an easy fix to suggest but it was a little annoying the first time around.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course in a city park, and is worth a stop if you're in the area and looking for a fun, quick round. There's enough challenge to keep experienced players working, especially if you play from the tougher tee on each hole. The alternate tees offer some different looks that keep you using different shots. Beginners might find this course a little long, though there isn't really any rough so you don't get in too much trouble for errant shots.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a small park that is completely filled with tall, bare trees of varying thicknesses. There is a path and a basketball court, but the disc golf is well separated.
- Almost every hole has a tough path to the basket, due to the large number of trees. A few holes do have well defined lines, with plenty of punishment for straying too far out of the fairways. Two noticeable RHBH anhyzers on #2 and #9, a forced hyzers on #4, and plenty of safe straight shots.
- #4 gives a different look; the fairway is bordered by thick rough on the right, and the forest on the left. Good shot placement is key, especially from the long tee.
- Elevation changes come into play on a few holes, like an elevated basket on #7 and a sloping fairway on #2.
- Excellent range of hole lengths, on either set of tees. If desired, you can have a 400', and 500' and a 600' hole in one round. Overall, the alternate tees add significant difficulty and change the lines up very well.
- A few protected baskets, there are places where a close shot is still obstructed, forcing a tough putt.
- Great teepads, baskets, and signage. Navigation is pretty easy, though the alternate teepads can be a tad confusing.
Cons: - There is not too much to the different holes, it is basically just trees upon trees. The land is relatively flat, and there a small ditch/creek, but otherwise the trees are the only real obstacles. Lots of holes feel the same, due to the constant terrain.
Other Thoughts: - This course makes fantastic use of the available land and terrain, with plenty of length and difficulty. Many holes from the longs require a great balance of length and accuracy; trees can provide some nasty kicks for any slightly errant shot. Still, the shots are pretty straightforward and can feel very similar. An experienced player will appreciate the tough longer holes, but will probably not find much excitement.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Great little 9 hole course
Pros: New baskets
New tee signs
new tee pads
Great fairway selection
Great variety of distances and shots.
Only 9 holes, but the tee signs are marked for 18 holes when you play all tees.
Cons: long walk from #2 to #3, but it is marked well (look for signs on the trees)
Other Thoughts: This course was a surprise, I was not expecting much and enjoyed my round on 18 instead of 9 holes. (playing both sets of tee's)
However if you play the holes in order 1-18, you better make all your birdies in the first 9, there are only a few birdie shots on the back 9.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
1 day could be great
Pros: 2 sets of Tees per hole and like Hindman, there are so many trees it is bound to offer a dif shot to shape. Distance variety as well with the hole average being around 340 or so. No wind because it's so wooded. The longs were pretty challenging to me as were some of the shorts. No throw and pray shots from the Tee pad, but on the second shot there might be. There are still more trees marked for chopping so it's a work in progress. It seems that work is being done weekly so it will only get better. There appears to be land for more holes if everything I saw was park land/property. Nice pin placements and most holes and it has enough distance to be considered a modern course, especially for heavily wooded.
Cons: Stumps and sticks, but this was cut out of a very dense area of trees. This isn't like being in the woods totally. You are in a city park that has a lot of trees, but it still has it's moments of seclusion and serenity. Tee pads will be impossible to use after heavy rains. Hole 4 is a long open 400-500 ft. shot that runs along power lines with the basket hidden on the left between a few trees. It is basically a filler hole, but at least the cannon arms can let it fly on 1 of the holes.
Other Thoughts: This course will improve as it is used and as work continues to be done. Thanks to all of the people that have put in hours making it traveler ready. There is not 1 crappy course in Little Rock, they all rock.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
What a Layout!
Pros: -Great layout, makes you really have to think about your shot.
-18 unique holes. The teesigns are numbered 1-18.
-Some holes are short from both teepads, and some are long, especially from the long teepads.
-Concrete tees for each teepad!
Cons: -There is a bit of a walk from 2 basket to 3 tee. Its not really long, just longer than the walk between the other holes in the park.
Other Thoughts: ***Edit 10-31-10
Concrete teepads have been poured on all of the holes, and on both the long and short tees.***
-There are 2 sets of tees at each hole, one short and one long.
-There are 9 baskets, but two different teepads per hole that make it pretty much 18 unique holes. The signs reflect this as the shorter pad for each hole is numbered as the front 9 and the longer pad is numbered as the back 9.
-If you don't have a big arm, the long teepads will kick your butt on some of the longer holes. There are also some holes that are still short from the long teepads, so it makes for some fun golf.
-Even though it is getting better, I still wouldn't be caught alone in this park. Sketchy to say the least.
-A lot of clearing of land had to be done to get the course in place. This means that there is hardly any consistent undergrowth off the fairways. The worst you will likely be punished for missing a fairway is that you won't have a defined path to the basket. There will be trees in your way, but nothing other than that on most holes.
-You will most likely use every shot in your arsenal. I think this is a good course.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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