Over the past year, Fayette County Park construction of an 18-hole disc golf course. Park staff teamed up with members of the New River Gorge Disc Golf Association to design a truly unique course in Fayette County. The course’s 18 holes are laid out with concrete tee boxes and features several elevation changes, tree and water play, and scenic landscapes. An additional bonus to the course is the wildlife; golfers can often catch sight of deer, turkey, and squirrels during a round of play.
“The course represents a plethora of challenges in skill and in the mental process of playing disc golf,” said Andrew Sullivan, director of New River Gorge Disc Golf Association. “It forces a player to use almost every shot in their arsenal. The thought process on the design was to build a diverse and challenging course that would not only appeal to local players, but players outside of our region. With future tournaments being planned we wanted a framework that could host top level competitions.”
Completion of the course was achieved through the work of several agencies including park maintenance staff, New River Gorge Disc Golf Association, Fayette County Commission and community volunteers.
“The combined efforts have created another positive activity for park users,” park director Renee Harper said in a press release. “With the previous additions of weekly walking groups and fishing opportunities, park usage is on an increase which is a good thing for the park and the community.”
Fayette County Park offers custom discs for purchase at the park canteen and office.
For more information about the park or the course, contact the park office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.