Disc Golf Course Opens at Bailey Park in Cornelius NC.
The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department and Charlotte Disc Golf Club have partnered to open a full 18-hole disc golf course at Bailey Road Park.
The course is designed for the beginning disc golfer and winds its way around the southeast corner of the park, which is located at the corner of Bailey Road and N.C. 115. Cornelius Park Superintendent Troy Fitzsimmons said Mark Huether, of Charlotte Disc Golf Club, designed the course, building on the existing nine holes.
The disc golf clubalso is raising $4,300 to $4,800 to purchase equipment for the nine new holes. "It's still a sort of work in progress," Fitzsimmons said Monday, July 12, because club members still have to pour the concrete pads, which serve as the tee boxes where disc golfers begin each hole. Some of the signs for the new holes also are temporary.
The town and disc golf club opened the new nine holes to play about a month ago, and the number of disc golfers grew immediately, Fitzsimmons said. "During this time of the summer, between major sports, about the only things you'll find people doing at Bailey Road Park are playing disc golf and picking blackberries," he said.