Hideaway Park is a disc golf course set in the shadow of the Louisiana Tech football stadium (among the famous people who have played there: Terry Bradshaw and Phil Robertson) I tried to play this course back in 2006, but it was muddy and I was still of a desert mindset and didn’t play disc golf when it was wet. The revisit was triumphant! It is a fun course, but it suffers from some serious flaws: e.g. the ubiquitous and dreaded ‘walking path in play’ and a DRIVE ACROSS A PARKING LOT! I was there on December 23rd and the place was deserted, so these weren’t big issues. I could see that on a fottball game day this course may be unplayable.
The course is wooded, but in a park. Trees shape your shots, but there is no understory brush to contend with. However, I was still able to make my own challenges for disc finding on this course. On hole #3 I hit a tree and got a bad treeflection, which put my vintage B-17 out in the middle of the lake. It floats and there was a breeze, so I made a point of checking in on my disc while I
played the rest of the course and by the time I had finished, the B-17 was safely on shore!
Another weird shot was on hole #5 where my drive went into a drainage culvert under the walking path. If it had gone much further, I probably wouldn’t have found it.
The ultimate weird disc landing spot was on a hole that had two porta-johns guarding the hole (???). I threw a putter on my approach/long birdie putt and it slid under the porta-john. Luckily, the door of the porta-john faced the basket and I was able to make a legal play of the disc position putting from within the porta-john and sinking the putt to save par. This was a fun course, but I think I got lucky playing it without anyone there.