2017 PDGA Pro Disc Golf Worlds Courses
For the first time since the inaugural event in 1982, the Open and Open Women's divisions are now the only two divisions that will compete in the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships. Due to a number of various factors, all other professional divisions now have their own world championship event, the PDGA Professional Masters Disc Golf World Championships.
The overwhelming growth and popularity of disc golf has been the driving force behind this decision, and having the two elite divisions compete in their own separate event means fewer courses are needed. This factor alone means far more venues are able to bid on hosting the event, and for the competitors, it means fewer courses need to be practiced.
Fort Gordon Marine/Navy Disc Golf Course
Presented by: Disc Golf Association (DGA)
WARNING: Do NOT search “Fort Gordon Disc Golf Course” on Google, It returns an address in Arcade,GA which is incorrect and 110 miles away. Download the 2017 Pro Worlds GPS Driving Directions.and follow the steps provided for Entry Gate #1
Fort Gordon Entry Gate #1
Augusta, GA 30905
United States of America
The Professional Disc Golf Association is pleased to announce that the newly-installed Marine/Navy Course at Fort Gordon (Augusta, GA) has officially been added as the second and final course that will be used for the 2017 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships, alongside the W.R. Jackson Memorial Disc Golf Course at the International Disc Golf Center in Appling, GA, just outside of Augusta.
PDGA Events Manager, Mike Downes stated, “The PDGA is thrilled to showcase the community at Fort Gordon and the Marine/Navy disc golf course during this event. To say we are lucky to be working with some outstanding volunteers is a huge understatement. The Fort Gordon Disc Golf Club, as well as the Augusta Disc Golf Association, have consistently embodied the principles employed by the PDGA and we are excited and confident in their ability to host an outstanding Major event.”
- PDGA Course Directory Listing
- Course Map
- *Note- FPO layout features short tees on holes 2, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12, 17, & 18.
Fort Gordon Pro Worlds Specific Location Points
W.R. Jackson Memorial Disc Golf Course
Presented by: Innova Champion Discs & Jay Townsend
Designed by: John Houck
The W.R. Jackson Memorial Course, presented by Innova Champion Discs and Jay Townsend, is the longest course at the IDGC, coming in at 9,681 feet and par 68. The FPO layout measures in at 9,111 feet and is a par 67. This Gold level course was designed by Disc Golf Hall of Fame member and disc golf course design legend, John Houck, and features Innova DISCatcher baskets set in a very challenging championship configuration.
The Jackson course was sponsored by Jay Townsend and named in honor of his grandfather, W.R. Jackson, an industrialist who took over the reigns of a steel fabrication company named PDM and proceeded to grow it into a fortune 500 company. PDM's most famous contract was for the fabrication and construction of the stainless steel for the St. Louis Arch.