The Crossville City Council last night gave their approval for a proposal to put a full disc golf course at Meadow Park Lake. The local disc golf club shall work with with Crossville Leisure Services Department and the Crossville Cumberland County Sports and Events Council in the creation of the course. Once operational, it will be maintained by the city.
Disc golf is played much like golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, though, players use a flying disc or Frisbees. The sport started in the 1970s and shares with golf the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws
A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target, which is the “hole.” The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages.
The local disc golf club would sell sponsorships in the park to fund hole placements and the purchases of baskets and turf needed to play.
The course could be ready by spring of 2021.