One of the newest disc golf courses in Central Virginia is on the campus of University of Lynchburg, thanks to a student-led initiative.
The new, nine-goal course begins by the gravel parking lot near the practice fields off of Lakeside Drive. Playing the entire course takes about half an hour, said Daniel Gordy ’16, the creator of the course.
Disc golf is a simple game that can be enjoyed with friends or alone, he said. “Someone can go buy a $10 disc and, unless they lose it, they’re set for life,” he said.
Daniel discovered the game about a year and a half ago. After playing several other courses in the city, he suggested the idea of a disc golf course at LC last year. He wrote a proposal and received student activities funding to purchase the necessary equipment.
Earlier this semester, Daniel spent about 50 to 60 hours digging holes and installing goal posts and baskets. Since then, he has gone out to play several times each week. The Intramural and Club Sports program recently used the course for a glow-in-the-dark disc golf tournament.
Daniel finds it rewarding to see people from campus and from the city enjoying the course. “It’s definitely worth it when you see the final product,” he said. “I’ve seen a lot of people out there, including people from the college and the community that I’d never met before.”
LC community members can borrow a disc for the game from the Hub at the first-floor entrance to the Drysdale Student Center.