Baton Rouge, LA 
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Hole #7 Tee: Basket is up hill in middle of picture

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1    12/28/2010   12/29/2010
Review By: notapro
Played: 465  Reviewed: 280  Exp: 14.5 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a large park, mostly on and over a large, flat valley. There is also some forested areas here and there, and a creek that runs through at the bottom of the valley. Seems popular for joggers/walkers, but the park is large enough where it doesn't interfere with the DG. Pro shop on site as well!
- Majority of the holes are set by the valley, so there are good elevation changes in many spots. Mostly downhill or over the valley, with a few uphill shots. There are lots of large trees to provide some challenge, good placement off the tee is key to have a clear approach shot.
- Some other holes have denser forest to contend with, in many different ways. Hole #2 has a thick patch to get over off of the tee; it is crucial to stay clear left, right, and low. Another hole has dense forest at the end of a clear fairway, with a hard right turn into a very tight window.
- Creek comes into play in a few spots, some are very tricky. Hole #2 has water pretty close to the tee, which punishes shots that don't hit the window. Another hole has a large, bushy tree right next to/on top off the creek that can snag errant drives and drop them in. Definitely in play in a big way.
- Decent variety of shots needed, both in the forest and out of it. The mature trees here are very large, and definitely force line shaping off the tee and on approaches. I felt there was a good balance of left to right in the tighter holes as well. Also a great variety in hole length, from ace-able to monster bomber. Not too many of any kind, which is good for almost any size arm.
- A lot of baskets are well protected by large trees as well as smaller ones. The large trees force good placement to avoid getting stuck behind a wall of trunks, and smaller trees create tight windows to get through to the basket. A couple of sloped greens add good challenge as well.
- Good baskets, tees are still flat and in good shape. Signage is almost non-existent; only a few tee signs remain. Navigation is a nightmare, with no tee signs or helpful directions, I don't know how you would ever know which hole is which. Very bad.
Cons: - Some of the holes in the open are pretty straightforward, there might be some trees near the basket to worry about, or one or two large trees in the fairway, but there is a lot of leeway for even the worst shanks out here. Can be easy to recover from any shot at times.
- The tougher holes can be the shortest holes, which means there are no real par 4's to be found, maybe 1 or 2. Length can be the biggest obstacle in scoring well out here, and even then, it is possible to score very well without too much skill. More of a fun course than a tough one.
- The signage here is sorely, sorely missed, especially since it had to be redesigned to accommodate more tennis courts. Good luck without a guide.
Other Thoughts: - This course has a very high amount of fun holes. The long downhill drives over and into the valley are a joy to watch, especially when hitting the line just right. The shorter, technical holes have good lines to the baskets as well, and usually are well protected, and are definitely not gimmees. Very high fun factor, with medium difficulty. I think almost any player should enjoy it.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Highland Road Park

5+    7/10/2009   7/10/2010
Review By: mcnal1sp
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 15.8 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful, well-maintained course with a great variety of hole types. The pro shop at the tennis court is a great amenity, with discs for sale to suit all types of players.
Cons: It looks like they changed the course layout (tee order) within the last few years, which can be confusing. Also, navigating the course can be tricky if you're not familiar with it, as the tee signs are elusive, if present at all.
Other Thoughts: The back nine and front nine feel like two completely different courses, which is fun! Have fun on the 18th: as it's a LONG downhill shot with a water hazard at the bottom that only the most ambitious and powerful throwers will clear from the tee.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


2-4    2/1/2010   2/18/2010
Review By: noahat
Played: 13  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 10.3 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Variety of shots required.
lots of elevation changes.
great facilities on the course.
fun to play
Cons: gets extremely muddy, making tee pads very slippery.
poor tee signs... almost impossible to find your way around on your first trip.
Fairways very close to each other. I heard "fore" atleast 7 or 8 times in my two rounds.
Other Thoughts: The course tends to favor big arms, but still has a good variety for all players. The "fun factor" for this course is much higher than the 3 rating I gave it, but the negatives on this course are pretty bad, so it brings it down quite a bit.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 LA Doubles

2-4    2/6/2010   2/7/2010
Review By: manglin
Played: 34  Reviewed: 34  Exp: 10.3 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Nice baskets. Older, but still really good quality.
-Nice rolling hills. So elevation comes into play on several holes.
-Shot variety needed is pretty high.
-Nice restrooms in the tennis center.
-Fairly well maintained course.
-Multiple tee locations.
Cons: -Tees. They are natural so they can get slick and messy after rain.
-Signage. There are little to no signs. There are no distances or holes numbers posted on any of the tees.
- Course layout. The course weaves over itself in many spots. Some fairways are shared. Several tees are too close to other baskets. On a busy day, the speed of course play is very, very slow.
-Hole 9. It plays by throwing over the corner of a rugby field. There was a rugby game going on the day I played the course, so the TD had to move hole 9.
Other Thoughts: The course is fairly well maintained with beaten paths on many of the common areas. The park is very nice and has much to offer besides disc golf. It has playgrounds, soccer fields, rugby fields, tennis courts, a basketball gym, and nice bathrooms with showers in the tennis center.

The course layout just takes away so much from this course in my opinion. I played in a busy tourney and I had to hear "fore" or "heads up" about 20+ times over the course of two rounds. That's just not good. Each individual hole is pretty nice, but the way they coordinate with each other is not good. The lack of some type of tee (concrete, rubber, gravel, sand, something), takes away from the course too. I would like to see some hole distances posted.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 A Practice Course

5+    1/27/2010   2/2/2010
Review By: JTacoma03
Played: 128  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 8.9 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: An open course, great for practicing with drivers (or midranges for pros). There's decent variation in length and both right- and left-handed bends in holes, nothing too severe. A small creek takes discs on 7 and 18, but the water is only waist deep.
Cons: The land the park is on does not drain well. The course will stay muddy during the winter. The teepads probably started off as grass but are worn dirt spots which are usually puddles after a rain. The hole signs are mostly destroyed/missing so grab a map from the tennis pro shop if you've never played. Once you've played it becomes pretty easy to figure out where to go next.
Other Thoughts: The expansion of the Tennis Courts last summer took out holes 13 and 14. You now have to play 12, then #s 15-18 (as 13-16) then "A" as 17 then "B" as 18. There are no signs for these new holes.

To get to A - From 18's basket walk back towards the creek that cuts through 18's fairway. Cross underneath the huge tree - the tees are two spraypainted bricks, and the basket is visible behind the large tree (face away from the creek, hole 4's basket will be on your left as you stand on the tee).

Hole B - from A's basket walk towards the hedges (on your left if you're facing the soccer/baseball fields). Again a set of spraypainted bricks marks the box. Hole B plays back across the creek and the basket is protected by a tree and its overhanging branches. After that you will be right next to Tee #1.

*Hole 5 basket has been replaced, I'm not sure by who but thanks from a local!*

*The pro shop has discs sporadically. They order a large shipment then wait until it sells out before ordering more, however their selection is good and their prices are unbeatable*

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  A great course

5+    5/19/2009   5/20/2009
Review By: Brent Durham
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is my favorite course. I play on it pretty often. There are a number of elevation changes. There are also some very long drives, and even ending up in the brush is not always a bad thing b/c there are a lot of trails cut out in the brush to the pins. The building by the parking lot has scorecards, restrooms, drinks, discs, and course maps
Cons: Can be very difficult to navigate the 1st couple of times. Make sure you grab a map from the clubhouse. Some hurricane damage has not yet been repaired but is in the works for this summer. There are runners on the course from time to time but they are not too bad.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


2-4    5/10/2009   5/14/2009
Review By: bazkitcase5
Played: 129  Reviewed: 58  Exp: 13.7 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is in a large park with gentle rolling hills. The layout uses the elevation change and the thick hedge-bush shule well to create a lot of interesting shots. There are 3 sets of sees for different levels of players, with each tee offering different distance challenges as well as actually changing the shot. The tees are placed well to take the few trees and the thick shule into account to force accurate shots in what would otherwise be a long and open course.

The tennis center by the parking lot has bathrooms, water fountains, and discs for sale.
Cons: There are natural tee pads, which for the most part, work really well, but can become very muddy when it rains. The tee signs do not show distances and are only on the regular (orange) tees.

Navigation is very difficult for first timers, with the long and short tees practically hidden on some holes where the posts have been stolen or broken. The basket for hole 5 was demolished by a tree and has yet to be replaced.
Other Thoughts: Overall, it was a fun and challenging course to play in a beautiful park. I was shown a lot of the tree damage done that drastically changed several of the shots. Also, it is a difficult course to play for the first time unless you have a guide to show you around. Otherwise, this is a great course to play and enjoy once you know the layout. I would recommend stopping here to play if you are in the area.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 My Mother Ship

5+    5/3/2009   5/7/2009
Review By: bayouace
Played: 44  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 25.7 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is where it all began for me.Highland has a bit of everything. 1 and 2 have you shooting challenging tee shots through trees. 3 is a blind downhill annie for a possible ace. 4 and 8 are for big arms, but on 8 you've still got to put it through a hole in the trees to the basket. There are some shorter technical holes with blind baskets. Your hams will know there were some really good elevation changes when you're done. A drainage ditch is goodbye disco on 7 and 18 if you are not careful. All in all it has good variety and it requires all of your shots. Its just a fun course. Rec center usually has a good supply of Innova discs for sale, rest room, and drinks. A crisp, fall Saturday morning at Highland with LSU playing football that night is a wonderful day. Tee pads are dirt, but usually OK. #18 is a fine finishing hole, downhill and across the deep ditch to an annie basket shielded by trees. Good parking.
Cons: Recent hurricanes have ruined #5 basket (not replaced) and cleared out a lot of trees that made the course more difficult. BREC has plans to redo the course, and I am not thrilled with the proposal, but that is yet to come. My biggest con is the amount of cross country training for schools done here in the Fall. The runners, for the most part, have no courtesy. They don't stop for your throw and they don't want to move when they are standing in your way. I've had to putt with shirts hanging on baskets. The tees could be marked better for those who are looking for the Pro and Beginner tees.
Other Thoughts: The course has been tougher before the hurricanes, but I do not think you will regret playing this course. It is fun. Big arms will love Highland, but better than average technical disc golfers will score.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 A fun play!

2-4    12/21/2008   1/28/2009
Review By: JesusShoes
Played: 28  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 13.2 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It has plenty of wide open shot for you guys that can bomb the disc. There were only a few holes where water could eat your disc but not very at all. It's one creek that runs by and some of the holes play towards the creek.
Cons: If you are old and feeble the elevation changes might get to your legs which is something pretty unheard of this far south. It seemed like a bunch of people like running out here as there was a bunch of runners in the park. No sweat though!
Other Thoughts: All in all I love this course and will be down to play it as much as i can. Mainly only come to Baton Rouge to see the Bulldogs beat the tigers or to play disc golf. If it's not one of the two you won't see me there!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 very fun and scenic course

1    1/15/2009   1/21/2009
Review By: peteg
Played: 91  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 14.7 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: If you are a big armed player, you will love this course. Tons of huge blasts and elevation changes. Course is very pretty and the area of the park devoted to disc golf does not seem to overlap with any other park activities. I was there in January, so I can't say how crowded it gets in the summer. The multiple tee pads are very well implemented. Unlike many boring southeast courses, moving from the Am box to the Pro box actually changes the line of your shot and forces you to make a lot of risk/reward decisions.
Cons: Natural teepads. Most of the tee areas were actually fine, but this is a wet marshy area. The locals were wearing football cleats.

Poor signage. No maps, no distances, many of the pro teepad markers were no longer in place.

Shot selection. There was a pretty good variety of shot selection, but I don't remember having to throw very many anhyzers. Also, the course seemed to really favor power throwers.
Other Thoughts: This is a really fun course. I hate when courses have it all going on in terms of layout but they lose points for things like teepads, signage, etc. If teepads and signs were improved, I would rate it a 4 or 4.5.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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