UCF’s relocated disc golf course opened today on a path that circles Lake Christine near the campus intramural fields.
The new course along the southern edge of the university has nine holes (baskets) with two different tee boxes for each hole, one for amateurs and another farther back for championship players. If the popularity of the new course takes off, more baskets will be added, said Gary Cahen, associate director of programs at the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center.
He said the course was designed for the UCF community with the help of the Orlando Disc Golf Association so players can learn the game without too much difficulty. The revamped course winds through more open space compared to the previous path through the palmetto-thick Arboretum. The average distance of the amateur tees is 275 feet; the longest hole is 310 feet.
“We wanted to slant it toward amateur users…get them out to the facility and through the natural areas,” Cahen said.
The course starts near RWC Park’s equipment Building 320 between the intramural fields. Play continues past the WUCF-FM radio tower, between lakes Christine and Lee, along Central Florida Boulevard, and back to near the intramural fields.
UCF students and members of the Recreation and Wellness Center can check out golf discs for use during RWC Park hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The course is open during daylight hours every day.
Course rules, map and scorecard also are available at Recreation and Wellness Center website.
The first official intramural tournament will be Oct. 4, and the registration deadline through the RWC is Sept. 30.