Filmmaker Aaron Shindledecker tells the Tar Heel State's disc golf story in First in Flight: The History of North Carolina Disc Golf. Courtesy photo
Few states have as storied a disc golf history as North Carolina. From humble beginnings of Frisbee golf in the late '60s and early '70s to now being renowned as the state producing some of the most competitive tournament golfers on the scene -- professional and amateur alike -- the Tar Heel State is one of the sport's most vital outposts. In 2018, it boasted the fourth most active PDGA members.
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.