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An unexpected and unfortunate event will alter the next chapter of one of disc golf’s most beloved properties.

Due to an infestation of the southern pine beetle, the International Disc Golf Center (IDGC) will undergo significant clearing of the pine trees on the property, resulting in a new future for disc golf in Appling, Georgia.


The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) and the International Disc Golf Center (IDGC) are excited to announce a Disc Golf Basket Donation Program for 2022, which is available to all schools, community recreation centers, or other such entities in Richmond and Columbia Counties, Georgia, and in the City of North Augusta, South Carolina. Deadline for applications is October 28, 2022.  

Entities that offer, or would like to offer, programs that promote, teach, and/or encourage the lifetime fitness activity of disc golf are eligible for consideration. Suitability of the project and the expected sustainability of the program will determine the recipients of this disc golf equipment.

The annual Magnolia Open was held this past weekend at the IDGC. Photo: Nathanial Samsel / PDGA

One of the longest-running women’s only tournaments in the country returned to the International Disc Golf Center last weekend bringing female competitors from all over the southeast to Appling, Georgia.


2022 marked the 13th year of the Magnolia Open. Photo: Nathaniel Samsel / PDGA

Wildwood Park Rules

No alcoholic beverages, vulgarity, lewd behavior, loud music, or nudity will be tolerated. Violators will be asked to leave the park. Wildwood Park Staff reserve the right to ask patrons to leave the park who do not follow these rules and regulations. No refunds will be issued.

Pets are allowed in Wildwood Park, provided they are on a leash, accompanied by their owner, and cleaned up after. Pets are not allowed in the beach area.

No fireworks or firearms of any kind are allowed within the park. Violations are subject to expulsion from the park with no refund.

The W.R. Jackson Memorial Course and the Jim Warner Memorial Course at the International Disc Golf Center have been reopened for recreational play. The “Steady” Ed Headrick Memorial Course is currently being rehabilitated from damage and remains closed.

Even with this opening, there are several regulations in place for those who make the visit to the PDGA’s global headquarters:

W.R. Jackson's 5th has quickly become a favorite among the course's new holes. Photo: Dalton Slantis.

IDGC History

“When people would ask where the PDGA was located, I always told them it’s in half of a room in a house on an island in Canada,” said current PDGA Executive Director Brian Graham #5861 with a chuckle. It might sound like a joke, but Graham wasn’t kidding when he responded that way.

For decades, the PDGA “headquarters” was simply the home of whoever was running the organization. Graham would have been referring to then PDGA Executive Director Brian Hoeniger’s home in Toronto, where the PDGA was “headquartered” for many years.

Designers, Park Planners, Landscape Architects, and disc golf players from around the country attended the second HouckDesign Art and Business of Course Design (ABCD) workshop at the International Disc Golf Center (IDGC) on Feb 26th and 27th. The IDGC, located in Wildwood Park in Appling, GA, was the perfect location for the workshop, as a HouckDesign course is already on site, the W.R. Jackson Memorial Course, alongside two other championship courses.

“The National Tour started with a playoff and ended with a playoff”, said Paul McBeth #27523 as we walked up to the tee pad of Hole 2 with the gallery just behind us. At that moment, the reality of the 2015 National Tour coming to an end finally hit me. Has it really been six months since The Memorial Championships where Mcbeth faced another North Carolinian in a playoff?

The W.R. Jackson Memorial Course laid down the law this afternoon here at the International Disc Golf Center for Round 2 of the 2015 Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic, presented by MVP Disc Sports. A strong mental game was the key to success, as those that kept their heads on straight quickly moved up in the rankings.

If you haven’t already noticed, the Round 1 scores at the 2015 Hall of Fame Classic presented by MVP Disc Sports this afternoon, specifically in the Open division, were nothing short of absurd, on paper anyway. When the fans following along at home see that 13 different competitors in the Open division finished with scores of 13 under par or better, we can only assume (as disc golf fanatics ourselves) that they are likely asking themselves a simple, but understandable question.

  • Format: Flex Tee Times - SINGLES
  • Flex Tee Off: 
    • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $7 per person 
    • $5 per player goes directly to the payout.
    • $1 will be used to cover the discounted greens fee which covers the rest of the day following leagues.
    • $1 goes to accruing pool for league prizes and IDGC event funding.
  • Cash payouts every week based on the number of entries per division.
  • Current, past, and non-PDGA members are welcome.
  • PDGA members will receive ratings based on their rounds.

Ratings-Based Divisions Available

  • Gold: 970+

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve just finished a round, feeling pretty good about yourself and your score, only to find that some kid who doesn’t even look old enough to throw a disc played in your division…and beat you? If this were 20 years ago, the number of people who said yes to that question would be pretty slim. Anymore, not so much. Like most other activities in life, starting out young is often a huge advantage.

On Saturday March 22nd, the International Disc Golf Center will host its 2nd PDGA sanctioned event of the year, the 3rd annual Easter Seals Disc Golf Classic. Players can choose to register as a single or they can form a team of four and compete against other teams in the same division. The singles will play the Jim Warner Memorial Course and the teams will take on the “Steady” Ed Memorial Course. The tournament is put on to benefit the Easter Seals of East Georgia.

The International Disc Golf Center, located in beautiful Wildwood Park in Appling, GA., plays host to several different events throughout the season.  In addition to traditional singles disc golf tournaments, team events, educational events, women-only events, and ace races, the IDGC is well known for hosting a variety of charitable functions.  One of the biggest and most rewarding tournaments for the IDGC every year is the Pam B Childs Memorial (presented by Paul “Batman” Childs), which raises funds to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charity.  

The 6th Annual Pam B Childs Memorial will be Saturday November 23, 2013 at the International Disc Golf Center (IDGC) located inside Wildwood Park in Appling, GA. The last four years PBC Memorial has raised over $12,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta and have a goal of $5000 this year.  This event is one of three charity tournaments that is held each year at the IDGC, and is presented by Paul "Batman" Childs.

“Thank you” is a phrase that most tournament directors don’t hear too often.  Being a TD of a PDGA sanctioned event is a thankless task that is more often than not a volunteer position.  Our sport thrives on volunteers who donate their time, effort, and sanity for months at a time.  Well, the PDGA recognizes how difficult this job can be, and last weekend, it was our chance to say “thanks” to all those hard-working individuals who consistently make an effort to promote the sport and host an event in their area. 

The 5th Annual Magnolia Open is officially in the books.  With record breaking numbers in attendance at this year’s event, one can’t help but think the old saying should be changed to “5th time’s the charm.” 

There were 55 ladies from 8 different states in attendance this year, including Alison Blakeman, who won a prize for traveling the farthest, coming all the way from Washington State.  

The National Team Challenge is in the books. For a breakdown of the results, check out the overall scoring detail page

The 2013 National Team Challenge tees off tomorrow (Saturday August, 31) at the International Disc Golf Center in Appling, Ga. The event is open for any team around the nation to join, and it gives everyone a competitive format to define the 2013 National Team Champion. Above all, it grants bragging rights to the victor until next year.