Construction is slated to start next week on the course, to be built in the Pittsburgh suburb of Cranberry.
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – Groundbreaking will occur next week in this suburban Pittsburgh community on what will be one of the world’s longest disc golf courses.
The 18-hole course also is expected to be among the world’s most challenging, with the design anticipated to include elevation changes, tight fairways and many trees players will have to navigate around.
At more than 10,700 feet, the disc golf course will be the largest in the state and one of the 10 longest among the 7,400 disc golf course in the world, according to the Cranberry Township Community Chest, which conceived the project.
Much like a conventional golf course, each hole in the course will have three different concrete tee pads to allow play for those at every skill level, including the long-throw championship level. Although the course will be nationally sanctioned for a rotation of tournaments, officials envision making it a premier course hosting a yearly multi-day tournament that attracts the game’s best players.
The project also will include a six-hole ADA-accessible recreational/instructional disc golf course and two miles of new nature trails that will connect with other nearby trails. The course will be located on the 30-acre western section of North Boundary Park along a currently undeveloped hillside.
The township allocated $300,000 in this year’s budget to pay for the course, which is expected to be completed later this year.
Article by: Eric Heyl, Cranberry Patch