Disc-golf fanatics in Prince William County now have two sites where they can practice their sport, thanks to a collaboration between the Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism and the Northern Virginia Disc Golf Association.
The two groups gathered last Saturday to officially open the Forest Valley Disc Golf Course, located at the Forest Greens Golf Club. The first Prince William disc golf course is located in Lake Ridge, at the Lake Ridge Golf Course.
“I am so excited that this day is here! I’ve got disc golf in my district, and I am so excited about that,” said Potomac District Supervisor, Andrea O. Bailey. “It is so important — the exercise, the recreation for the body, for the mind, for the spirit. And this will also open the world for more people to learn about disc golf.”
Disc golf is played much like regular golf. Players start at a tee and throw their disc toward the target, which is often an elevated metal basket. They take each consecutive throw from where the previous one landed, with the objective to get the disc in the target with the fewest throws.
The game can provide “upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and mental stimulation,” according to the Professional Disc Golf Association. It is suitable for all ages.
“When we first talked in 2018 to Prince William County Parks, they agreed that this was a recreational opportunity that needed to be built out, that this was a user base that needed a place to play,” said Mike Sullivan, treasurer and co-founder of NOVA Disc Golf Association.
“And now, along with the course at Lake Ridge, we now have two absolutely fantastic courses and in this one, in my opinion, the best woods course in Virginia and probably in the Mid-Atlantic, right here in Prince William County,” Sullivan continued.
Feature photo courtesy the Prince William County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
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