Ever wanted to experience something that is recognized across the globe? We have the perfect opportunity for you that doesn’t involve a passport or plane ticket! Explore Park’s Mayflower Hills Disc Golf Course is ranked #40 in the world by UDisc, up 40 spots from last year. I can attest, it is worth every bit of recognition!
I met up with Alex and Ben, the pros from Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, who showed me around the course and taught me the ropes of disc golf. We started out at the warm up baskets so I could practice good form, and then we tackled the course.
Each hole has three different starting points (geared towards beginner, intermediate, and expert difficulty levels) and at least two baskets, which are what makes the 105 possible course variations. The signs are easy to follow and also let you know what the par is at each hole.
The course was designed by Roanoke Disc Golf Club, and each hole has its own unique challenges including going up or down valleys, through trees, or a further distance. My pro tip: don’t focus on the trees!
It was a great afternoon soaking in the skyline views on the course while also getting some exercise and having some fun!
Discs are not provided but can be purchased at the Explore Park visitor center during hours of operation. Upon beginning the course, there is a box to make a suggested $3.00 donation going towards course maintenance.
Check out the website for more information and disc golf tournament schedules.
See you on the course!