Disc Golf Course Comes to Carbondale

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By WSIL Manager

CARBONDALE -- Disc Golf enthusiasts in Southern Illinois now have the chance to play their sport a little bit closer to home. Hickory Ridge Golf Course and the Carbondale Park District unveiled their new 18 hole Disc Golf Course on Saturday.

Players will now have the opportunity to play on a championship level course with a wide variety of terrain types and hole distances. Park district officials say that the new addition is sure to attract new and seasoned players from all over the region.

"I know there are hundreds, if not thousands of active players in the Southern Illinois and Tri-State area that play competitively. This is going to be a highlight of the competitive tour that goes throughout the year," says Randy Osborn with Carbondale Park District.

The course is free to play on, you just have to sign in at the Pro Shop. The Park District is also offering an "Intro to Disc Golf" class at the Life Center in Carbondale for anyone interested.
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