When I pulled on to the property for the first time, I was overwhelmed with excitement. It was a sensation I equate to waking up Christmas morning as a child. So many different presents under the tree, my anticipation escalating with each new gift placed before me. Having never played the original Gran Canyon Disc Golf Course in Brooksville Florida, I relished the opportunity and was thankful for all the work that went into making this tournament possible. Immediately after exiting the car, my nostrils filled with earthy aromas and the cool crisp morning air reacted with my skin triggering a chill to run down my spine.
In January 2013, Sun King Disc Sports will host two weekend tournaments (ams and pros) on the property formerly known as the Gran Canyon. This is a unique opportunity to play disc golf on this legendary tract of land in Brooksville, FL. The defunct limestone quarry once hosted mountain bike races and was converted for disc golf in 1993 and quickly became famous for it's extreme elevation changes, breath taking views and fairly rugged terrain. Most sunshine state disc golfers, along with many top touring pros, considered the old Gran Canyon 27-hole configuration one of the sport's crown jewel courses before it's demise.