Disc Golf on the Crystal Coast
Fort Benjamin Park in Newport, North Carolina was completed in April, 2011, and is absolutely fabulous. The park has something for everyone and is in pristine condition. With six lighted tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball court, 2 picnic shelters, baseball fields, playground, shuffleboard court, band shell, bocce/croquet lawn, 1 mile Fitness trail with excercise stations, and Recreation Center, the public park is a wonderful place to visit. If it wasn't wonderful enough before, they have now completed a nine hole disc golf course. If you are looking for a great way to spend an afternoon, or an entire day, head over to Fort Benjamin Park in Newport, NC.
With Dick's Sporting Goods in Morehead City now open and carrying a nice selection of Innova Discs for frisbee golf, it's a great time to learn the fun sport of disc golf in Carteret County. The basic concept is a lot like regular golf. Try to get through the course with as few tosses of the disc as possible. My family and I tried it out yesterday and had a blast.
With a family of three beginner disc golf players, it took us about 1 and 1/2 hours to complete the 9 hole course, and now we are hooked.
As with any outdoor sport, don't forget to drink plenty of water and please.... remember your sunscreen!
Fort Benjamin Park
100 McQueen Avenue
Newport, NC 28570