Caddo Valley, AR 
DeGray Lower Lake DGC Share
Uploaded By: dogbetter Hole #12 (Taken 1/2013)
5 / 415ft.   3 / 415ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #12 Tee

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Great course

1    7/14/2017   7/14/2017
Review By: LeeWood
Played: 20  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 10.5 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Lots of pros to this course. Beautiful setting, ample parking and restrooms nearby, the wooded greens aren't too narrow and restrictive, the open shots are a mix of medium to long, good tee pads and signage throughout.
Cons: Its very helpful to have the map of the course with you as you play, especially for your first time. Going from basket 4 to tee 5 can be confusing without a map. Same for going from basket 10 to tee 11.
Other Thoughts: I had a wonderful experience playing this course. There were a couple of trees down that were almost in the way towards the wooded end of the course but they did not affect my play. I could easily recommend this course to others to play. Bring a picnic lunch and take full advantage of the park area.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Excellent marking

1    6/1/2016   6/1/2016
Review By: dyerjol
Played: 33  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 16.5 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Of the 32 courses I have played, this is the best marked. The signage was all intact, graffiti free, and accurate. They even supply paper maps/scorecards.
The holes are a good mix of open and woods. There are no holes that are just long for the sake of long. I thought it was appropriately challenging.
Cons: Hole 18 ends in the woods rather than leading back to the parking lot. There isn't much elevation change, but that's not the course designer's fault.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Quality course

1    5/29/2016   5/29/2016
Review By: twshartle
Played: 43  Reviewed: 4
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Quality pads and signage. Well maintained. You must like playing in the trees and have the ability to throw 350+ for the open holes. Park offers plenty to keep any non throwers entertained.
Cons: i was the only player at 5pm on the Saturday of a holiday weekend. I guess that could be a pro but there must be a reason why not many players. Nature was in full effect. Ticks/mosquitos.
Other Thoughts: Family friendly.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

My Favorite

5+    2/27/2016   3/4/2016
Review By: Joshwest
Played: 77  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 4.7 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great, well maintained course. Great layout, almost every shot has something different to think about. Holes are split between woods and open.
Cons: The walks between 4 and 5 & 10 and 11 could be better marked since they are not obvious where to go. Hole 11 just needs to be a par 4. There is just no way to get there for a birdie. Even if you could throw 550ft, the layout of the trees just would not let you get it there.
Other Thoughts: My favorite course to play, if you are in the area and can only play one, I'd choose here, the others in the area are great, but I think are just slightly below here.

When walking on #5's fairway, look to the left (toward the water) once you past the road and you should see #8's basket. Just a helpful hint, because you will not be able to see it from #8's tee.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course

1    12/6/2014   12/6/2014
Review By: treysonagras
Played: 9  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 3.5 Years
Pros: Well maintained. Great signs. Good layout with a wide variety of shots. Everyone will find something easy about it...and something difficult.
Cons: No real "cons" for me. My only complaint is with the par on a couple of holes. (Eleven is a 555 ft Par 3).
Other Thoughts: Holes 1-4 are fun little holes that go through light woods. 5-7 are wide open for the big arms. Hole 8 is one of the more difficult to score well on....even with a long drive the basket is still protected by trees. 11 and 12 are super long Par 3's but they are pretty open. 13-18 take you back through the woods with lots of short, tight doglegs. A chainsaw would have helped me a lot.
Overall, this is one of the better courses I have played.

 Great Variety

5+    10/27/2013   10/31/2013
Review By: euclidbr549
Played: 5  Reviewed: 4
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well kept grounds, nice signage, best concrete tee pads ever. Biggest pro is the variety of holes. Long, short, open, wooded, uphill, downhill, hyzer, anhyzer, tunnel.
Cons: Most of the wooded holes are in one block 13 through 18. 1 and 2 are also wooded holes, so that is a really large block if you are in a tournament and begin between 3 and 13.

There are several places where golfers on different holes will get in each others' way, especially 11 and 12, and the walk to 11 from 10. There are a lot of long walks from basket to next tee.
Other Thoughts: I found myself using every throw in my bag, and wishing I had developed a few more.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Awesome Course

5+    8/24/2013   8/24/2013
Review By: Shooter14
Played: 3  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is an awesome course for all skill levels! There are Short holes, long holes, wooded holes, open holes and the whole nine yards!! Excellent course for anyone looking to just have fun, Highly Recommended
Cons: You have to walk too far from tee box to tee box
Other Thoughts: Could use more trash cans spreaded out across the course!! Pleasseeee!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 nice course

1    6/30/2013   6/30/2013
Review By: benwilly
Played: 28  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 4.5 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: 1 Nice wooded course with lots of shade
2. has short and long holes
3. has 2 pars one for experienced players and one for beginners
4. signs telling you where the next hole is
5. score card and map at the start
6. mowed course so its easy to find your disc
Cons: 1. all par 3 for experienced players
2. have to cross the street quite a few times
Other Thoughts: overall great course would recommend playing this course

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Technical with nice length

1    6/19/2013   6/19/2013
Review By: NPCTour
Played: 18  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 13.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I feel the use of elevation, pin placement, tee, and variety of shots make this course worth playing. You start off with a few technical holes 1-4 and walk across the street to #5 for a bomb hyzer! #8 requires a long roller and without that, getting a 2 on the hole is almost impossible. #9 had a small version of USDGC back gate around the basket, which was unique. Really appreciated the OPEN air shots especially #11 (555ft) and #12 (430ft+). Depth perception is a must to figure out on the open holes. They play longer than they look. Once you enter back in to the woods, you are required to place a series of short shots. Almost relieved to see once you play the open holes. The wooded holes are the birdie holes for sure and shooting a hot round of -4 to -9 is very possible here. The short wooded holes probably keep this course from being listed as a 5 star championship course, but is worthy of an excellent annual event!
Cons: Navigation is good, but I still got lost from #4 to #5. Didn't know it was across the street. Walking from #10 to #11 crosses by hole #13 tee. The mosquitoes are relentless in the woods. I played in a 90 degree weather day and was shaded all the way through course.
Other Thoughts: I believe players will enjoy this course and want to come back. The risk of losing a disc is minimal. The "fun" factor will keep you coming back. Having a course like this will help the players learn how to grow as better disc golfers.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Decent stop off I-30

1    6/16/2013   6/16/2013
Review By: Doofenshmirtz
Played: 74  Reviewed: 55  Exp: 5.5 Years
This review was updated on 6/18/2013
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is clean, well-marked, course maps and scorecards are available near the first tee, there are few navigation issues if you pay attention to the signs and much of the course is shaded. There are some very interesting holes, 2, 7 and 8 come to mind. There are a few (3-4) longer holes for airing out your drives. Mostly, this course rewards accuracy over distance.
Cons: There are a number of holes that are in a semi-cleared/forested area to the east of the roadway that leads to the tubing/kayaking staging area. These holes are all mostly very short with difficult lines to the basket (some are actually nearly impossible). However, the difficulty level is diminished due to the very short length and the fact that all underbrush has been cleared. So if you miss your line with your midrange or putter off the tee, it is no problem to put the second shot under the basket in most cases. These holes get repetitive and even though I am writing this shortly after playing, the holes left little impression to distinguish them by. It may be that there was simply not enough land, but many of these holes were just too short and too well mowed for the technical nature to make them the difficult holes that they should be IMO.

There are several wide open holes. Though I think the backstop on 9 is a good addition to prevent it from being wide open too.

Oh, and did I mention the mosquitos. Much of this course is in prime mosquito habitat. Bring plenty of repellant in the summer.
Other Thoughts: There seems to be some areas that contain elevation changes that were not utilized. Still some holes, 2, 3 and 18 do have not completely insignificant elevation changes.

This is a fun little course and certainly worth the stop if you are on 30, but Cedar Glades is a better experience if you are on the way to Hot Springs.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

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