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Elite professional disc golf returns to W.R Jackson for the inaugural PDGA Champions Cup presented by Bushnell. Photo: Kevin Huver / DGPT

The course is primed. The field is stacked. The pressure is amplified.

It’s time to crown a PDGA Major champion.

For the first time since 2019, elite professional disc golf returns to the revered W.R. Jackson course at the International Disc Golf Center for the inaugural PDGA Champions Cup presented by Bushnell.

The four-round event debuts Thursday and runs through Sunday, giving the elite field the opportunity to secure their legacy on the course as a Major champion in the spring.

IDGC Endowment Fund 

The PDGA, in cooperation with The Disc Golf Foundation, has established an Endowment Fund, to which tax deductible contributions can be made, that will pay for improvements and provide for ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the IDGC. Contributions to the fund may be made directly by or in memory or in honor of an individual, a family, or an organization. This could be the perfect way for you or your club to remember someone who made a difference to the disc golf community. 

The International Disc Golf Center Pro Shop announced that it is reopening for business 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays only beginning Nov. 1.

The Pro Shop will be limited to two customers at a time and customers will be required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands before entry. Other IDGC attractions such as the Disc Golf Hall of Fame and the Headrick Memorial Museum will remain closed until further notice.

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:

The International Disc Golf Center, which is housed in Wildwood Park in Appling, Georgia, and serves as the PDGA's global headquarters, will be closed to visitors and staff beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. This directive was issued by the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, which oversees park and other public safety activity in the region, and will extend through April 6, 2020, at the earliest.

As a result, the three courses at the International Disc Golf Center and the IDGC Pro Shop will be closed, and PDGA staff will not be onsite. Additionally, entrance to Wildwood Park will not be allowed.

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.

With school back in session, and our youth getting back in the routine of participating in their weekly sporting events and practices, we are all reminded of our goal to one day see disc golf represented in schools as recognized teams to the likes of sports such as lacrosse, swimming, and traditional golf.  How many of us can say, “If my high school would have offered disc golf as an option, I would have been wearing that jersey?”  It is safe to assume at least some of you reading this article just raised your hand.


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.

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.

The Inaugural 2012 Easter Seals Disc Golf Classic will take place at the International Disc Golf Center (IDGC) this Saturday April 28th, in Appling, GA. Easter Seals is an international charitable organization devoted to providing opportunities for children and adults with physical disabilities. This event will raise money for Easter Seals of East Georgia which operates right here in our local community of Augusta.

Disc Golf and the PDGA International Disc Golf Center was highlighted on the Fox Sports Network on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at 11:00am EST.

On Sunday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m. EST, the Walmart FLW Fishing Series was televised on the Fox Sports Network. The event was held at Columbia County's Wildwood Park on October 22-25 and was featured on the FLW Outdoors program. As part of the programming, professional angler Wesley Strader was featured in the Around the Town segment which included a visit to three Columbia County attractions, including the PDGA International Disc Golf Center.

Clubhouse and Pro Shop Hours

  • Monday 9:00-5:00
  • Tuesday 9:00-5:00
  • Wednesday 9:00-5:00
  • Thursday 9:00-5:00
  • Friday 9:00-5:00
  • Saturday 9:00-5:00
  • Sunday 9:00-5:00 

The courses are open from dawn to dusk seven days a week. Please use the greens fee drop box afterhours (located between building and pavillion.)