Lexington Parks & Recreation offers two 18 hole disc golf courses – one at Shillito Park and one at Veterans Park. The Shillito Park course is a Mach 3 course with concrete tee pads and alternate pin placements. There are elevation changes with lots of trees. Hole #1 is just to the right of the pool entrance. Veterans Park course was built entirely by volunteers. Like Shillito, there are elevation changes with lots of trees. Most of the holes are in the woods. A 9–hole course was opened at River Hill Park (3800 Crosby Drive). This course features several different elevation changes and plenty of trees. This is a great course to learn how to play and practice your game.
The Bluegrass Disc Golf Association, along with Parks & Recreation, will host several events. Those include:
- Shillito Shootout (April 26) – This event, a warm-up to the Lexington Open, allows players to play one round at Shillito Park at anytime during the day. The Shootout is PDGA sanctioned as a C-tier event for amateur players only. All men and women's divisions are offered.
- Lexington Open XV (April 27 and 28) – The Lexington Open is a B-tier, PDGA sanctioned, two-day event with rounds on Saturday at Veterans Park and Riney BDGC in Nicholasville, and at Veterans and Shillito parks on Sunday. Closing ceremonies and awards presentation will be held at Shillito.
- Bluegrass State Games – The Bluegrass State Games is a non-sanctioned event that draws players of all ages and skill levels from around the state. Two rounds will be played on Saturday – one at Veterans and one at Shillito. Closing ceremonies will take place at Shillito.
- Super Summer Slammer (August 17) – This event will be a C-tier, PDGA sanctioned, one-day event with one round each at Veterans and Shillito parks.
For more information on disc golf, call Parks & Recreation at 288-2955 or visit the Bluegrass Disc Golf Association’s website at www.bgda.org.
On November 7, 2009, Parks & Recreation opened River Hill Disc Golf Course. A good place to learn the game or practice, this 2,100 feet course features several elevation changes and plenty of trees. River Hill Disc Golf Course can be found at River Hill Park (3800 Crosby Drive).
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