Originally Posted by johnrock
Unexpected delays caused a setback. Meeting next week with the owners to determine the schedule of installation. Cross your fingers for installation this winter.
DEVIL'S SLIDE DISC GOLF COURSE (Palo Duro Canyon State Park)
Recently I had a walk-through with the new Park Superintendent and we plotted all the tee and basket locations with his GPS. He was surprised by the amount of ground we covered, and he seemed very interested in moving this project along so they can add Disc Golf as another attraction to draw visitors to the Park.
At this point, the proposal has to go up the chain of command. It will have to cross several desks, and at any one it could be canceled. The local Park officials believe we have a very good chance for it to go through, so my confidence is high. The course is marked with flags and cairns right now, but no landing areas have been cleared so it would be difficult to enjoy playing it unless you really like searching for your disc in high grass and thick brush.
The course will start and end in the Juniper day use area. Plenty of parking with lots of covered picnic tables for shade. The area has very nice, well maintained restrooms and many water faucets scattered around. The layout is geared for BLUE level players, with room to install shorter tees as the installation progresses. This will be a Moderate to Strenuous hike with some bushwhacking if you get away from the intended areas. Holes #8 & #9 will be near one of the Park's popular natural features, the "Devil's Slide". Holes #16 - #18 will have a scenic view of the river (without having to actually throw near it and risk losing discs).
Future plans for the area are to convert it back into a camping area and install new restroom facilities. Hopefully they will agree to install a second course, maybe one to cater to lower skill levels. This could make this course very attractive to traveling players. Camping in one of Texas' best state parks and walking to the DG course from your tent! However, it will stay a day use area for the next year or so until the camping loop is built. There is camping very close at the Mesquite camping area (water/elect/restrooms) and the Cactus camping area (primitive sites).
As always, be aware of State Park rules: No public consumption or display of alcohol, No open fires, and NO LITTERING!