The City of Bristol in partnership with the Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Department and the Disc Golf Association are proud to announce that the Disc Golf Course located at Page Park has moved up in ranking as one of the most popular disc golf courses in Connecticut for 2020.
In their list of the most popular disc golf courses in every state for 2020, UDisc announced this week that Bristol’s Page Park Disc Golf Course moved to the 20th spot, up ten from its 30th ranking in 2019. UDisc’s rating is based on how many rounds are logged at each course each year. This is the third year in a row that the disc golf course at Page Park has made the UDisc list.
The Page Park Disc Golf Course is located on 24 acres of public park land. Designed by James Lane in 2009, it is a free 18-hole disc golf course open year round. This hilly course features both open and wooded holes as well as a water hazard. Page Park has been ranked by UDisc as the most played Disc Golf Course in Connecticut for the past three years and with both long and short tee options, Page Park Disc Golf is the perfect course for both beginner players and tournament play.
What is Disc Golf? A Complete Beginner’s Guide
Disc golf is played much like golf except, instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc. The sport was formalized 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 disc golf hole begins from a tee area and ends at a target, the most common of which 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 disc golf courses at Page and Rockwell are not only unique features of our park system, but are nationally recognized with players coming to the city from all over the world,” stated Superintendent of Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services, Joshua Medeiros, Ed.D., CPRE. “We are so fortunate to have such great partners in the local Disc Golf Association. These committed individuals help us with course maintenance, planning and programming with many tournaments and activities occurring throughout the year.”
“Like a lot of folks in Connecticut, I learned how to play disc golf at Page Park, and if it weren’t for that course being so wonderfully designed and maintained, and the incredible community that has coalesced around the course, I am not sure disc golf would be such a big part of my life today,” said Mahmoud Bahrani, media manager for the Disc Golf Pro Tour.
“The City’s investment in the parks over the last few years is definitely paying dividends today,” said Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, who chairs the Park Commission. “In this Covid environment, I love driving through both Page and Rockwell and seeing all the activity. Having people able to get outside with all the current social distancing restrictions is a huge benefit to our residents.”
For more information about Bristol’s two disc golf courses, visit the Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services website at: https://www.bristolrec.com/info/facilities/default.aspx
For disc golf league information, visit the individual park league pages on Facebook:
Disc Golf Leagues at Page Park: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pagepark
Disc Golf Leagues at Rockwell Park: https://www.facebook.com/groups/241615196182272
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