Disc Golf Ideas

Members from BAD (Burke Area Disc Golfers) and U.F.O. of Hickory make up the Disc Golf Advisory Team for Valdese Lakeside Park. Ideas from their first Brain Storming Session:

Features Wanted

  • 7,500-10,000 Ft Gold Course
  • Plan Gold Tee First, Short/Red Tee Last
  • 4 Tees (do not have movable baskets)
  •  Trapezoid tee pads (like Catawba Meadows)
  • Access to all holes (ATV – OK, Truck – Better)
  • 4-6 wider fairways – Grip & Rip, Elevated Tees
  • Space for viewers, cameraman, etc during tournament
  • 90 players need to park = 50+ spaces (25% paved)
  • Throw across water feature to end course
  • Holes that need strategy/planning
  • Error on the side of longer
  • PAR 65-68 (6 tight, 6 moderate, 6 wide open)
  • Innova Baskets (Rock Hill, SC 1st choice), Dynamic Discs (2nd)
  • Build for players of the future, think about how game may change
  • Scoring separation, risk/reward
  • Out of Bound areas (natural vs man-made)
  • 2 – 9 hole loops
  • Practice Area with Basket near parking to wait for friends
  • Make sure course can host PDGA Sanctioned Events
  • Goal: Be on PDGA Major Tour List for 2019

Do Not Want

  • Cute stuff added over quality course design (benches, gimmicks, etc)
  • No tweeners
  • No Up-Down-Up-Down (like Richmond Hill)
  • No Formula to holes – short-long-short-long; mix it up
  • No to Prodigy and DGA Baskets

Courses with Great Features

Funding Opportunities

  • EDGE, the Educational Disc Golf Experience
  • Sponsor a Basket (about $400 each to pay for basket)
  • Work with Innova for sponsorship of Course
  • Sponsor a Hole with name on tee signage

Other Info

Members Present at 11/14/17 Meeting: Glen Lowman, Stephen Fox, Dan Mitchell, Matt Poteat, Seth Eckard, Doug Knight, Beth Heile