The 2012 World Championships will put the spotlight on established, world-class courses like Hornet’s Nest and Renaissance, and give players the chance to experience newer courses such as Nevin, R.L. Smith and Bradford, which are bristling with challenges.
All 14 courses used are in our home county and within 30 minutes of The Blake, the host hotel located in uptown Charlotte. Most Pro divisions will play three courses twice in preliminary rounds, with most Amateur players playing five different courses.
On behalf of the members of the Charlotte Disc Golf Club and Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation, we welcome you to our little slice of disc golf heaven. Our club, Charlotte, and Mecklenburg County are hosting 1,125 players, their families and friends in what will be the largest disc golf tournament in the history of the sport. It is our pleasure to be a part of this great event.
Charlotte's treasury of courses grows as it prepares for 2012 Worlds.
By Todd Harrell, photos courtesy of Mark Chaney
As if there weren't enough disc golf courses to choose from in Charlotte - more continue to sprout including the city's most recent addition at Eastway Park, the city's 10th, 18-hole course.
Eastway, which became playable earlier this summer, is part of a string of new courses planned in the Queen City as the Charlotte Disc Golf Club prepares to host the combined Amateur and Pro World Championships in 2012.
Eastway designer Stan McDaniel is on a mission to outfit the area with a total of 17, 18-hole courses playable by the Worlds. That's seven more courses to be built between now and 2012.
National Tour Abuzz Heading into Carolina Clash This Weekend
by Dr. John G. Duesler, Jr.
After almost a month off, the 2010 PDGA National Tour will roll into Charlotte, North Carolina with great energy and excitement as the Carolina Clash gets ready to start. With one of the most thriving regional communities in all of our sport, North Carolina is poised to once again take its place amongst the leading disc golf cities. And looking at the field, you can see that the touring players share in the enthusiasm.