Looking for a way to enjoy low-impact exercise in a fun and different way? Then the exciting sport of disc golf is perfect for you!
Charlotte Disc Golf
Disc golf is played like golf except with specially designed “Frisbee” discs that can fly for hundreds of feet. Disc golf courses typically wind through wooded parks where players toss their discs into the designated basket. The sport has become increasingly popular around the country with world championship tournaments held every year by the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA).
Charlotte is a hotspot for disc golf, boasting more than a dozen professional courses and a vibrant community of players. Many disc golf courses are located in parks maintained by Mecklenburg County. Charlotte has hosted the PDGA Championship twice, in 1986 and in 2012 where it set the record for largest disc golf tournament in one city!
Interested in trying disc golf for yourself? Try one of these top 5 Charlotte disc golf courses!
5. “Eager Beaver” at Elon Park
The Eager Beaver course at Elon Park is a great place for beginners to start their disc golf adventure! This course features short holes that are designed with beginners in mind. Don’t be fooled though – you’ll still need to throw straight to avoid hitting the trees!
4. “Plantation Ruins” at Winget Park
Plantation Ruins is a very fun course that winds through the woods and passes by the eerily beautiful remnants of an old plantation house. This course features several holes located in wide-open fields, which is helpful for beginners who feel like they’re always chopping down trees!
3. “The Scrapyard” at Idlewild Park
Named for the scrap metal fundraiser that helped create it, the picturesque Scrapyard course at Idlewild Park couldn’t be further from its namesake. This is a great course to spend a relaxing afternoon in a beautiful forest. And watch out for the lake hole, which is the watery resting place for more than a few discs.
2. Hornet’s Nest
The Hornet’s Nest is one of Charlotte’s oldest and most challenging disc golf courses. The course was designed in 1996 by Charlotte-native Stan McDaniel, a three-time disc golf world champion and Disc Golf Hall of Fame Inductee. It is a great way for players to test their skills on a professional level disc golf course.
1. Renaissance Park
Renaissance Park is a world-renowned disc golf destination that features three separate courses. The newest course is called “RenSke” which will be the site of this year’s national disc golf championship, the Tim Selinske Master’s Tournament. If you want to play where the pros play, then Renaissance is the park for you!
Sports Injury? Call Dynamic Health!
Disc golf is a great way to get low-impact exercise for people with pain while running. For more information on disc golf in Charlotte check out the Charlotte Disc Golf Club website. And if aches and pains from sports injuries have limited your mobility or left you feeling chronic pain, then consult the pain specialists at Dynamic Health today!