Disc golf players and fans have reason to celebrate with the opening of a new 9-hole course in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club's Redwood Run Disc Golf Course hosted a ribbon cutting with the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley Chambers of Commerce recently to commemorate the opening of the course.
Event Manager Keira Mulder-Encinas said, "The course is in one of the most beautiful settings in the county for a disc golf course. Attendance has been great and lots of local golf people are raving about it."
The idea for the course percolated after last year's Boulder Creek Blizzard Run Tournament hosted by Santa Cruz Disc Golf School on the back nine. Mulder-Encinas says it is what prompted the idea for a permanent course. "After hosting a few disc golf tournaments with temporary baskets, a decision was made to develop Redwood Run for the local disc golf scene,” she said.
Redwood Run is a par 31 course featuring a par 5 hole over 940 feet which is unusually long. Players love it.
Disc golf participation is picking up steam with renowned courses throughout the county including Black Mouse in Felton, DeLaveaga in Santa Cruz for more seasoned players, and Aptos and Harbor High School courses for beginners.
Disc golf is played similarly to golf, but instead of clubs and balls, players use weighted plastic discs to hit a series of targets along a course. The player with the fewest number of throws is the winner.
The course is open Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. only $5 per player with an optional cart fee of $9. Visit www.bouldercreekgolf.com for more information.