Fort Yargo State Park, Winder. will open Georgia’s newest disc golf course on Saturday. In addition, a half-marathon is also set for Saturday.
“We know people are excited about this new course because we had more than a hundred players before we even opened,” said park manager Eric Bentley. Disc golf is much like traditional golf, except players use Frisbee-style discs rather than a ball and clubs. The goal is to toss the disc into a metal basket in as few “strokes” as possible. Fort Yargo State Park’s 18-hole course is wooded, hilly and covers 20 acres, providing a challenging workout for players.
“Disc golf is such a great sport because it can be played by all ages and all physical capabilities,” said Bentley. “Players can set their own speed, taking as much time and using as many throws as they need. They don’t have to spend much money on equipment, plus it gets people outside in nature.”
Fort Yargo State Park, Winder, will host the “Trills in the Hills” half marathon on Saturday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to noon. The half-marathon will be an off-road course following the park’s scenic mountain bike trails. There is a fee, plus $3 for parking. At Fort Yargo, the cost is $2 per player plus $3 parking. Annual disc golf passes are available for $20 for an individual and $30 for a family.Fort Yargo State Park is located one mile south of Winder on Ga. Hwy. 81. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/info/ftyargo or call 770-867-3489. Information about disc golf can be found at www.pdga.com or www.discgolfatlanta.com