Jacob Fork-Disc Golf Course
Disc golf players use a flying disc in lieu of a ball and clubs. The object of the sport is much like traditional golf in that players try to complete each hole with the fewest number of strokes, or in the case of disc golf, the fewest number of throws. Players begin at a tee area and throw until they reach the target for that hole. Each consecutive throw is made from the spot where the previous throw landed until players reach the target. Newton’s course will be designed around trees, shrubs and varied terrain to provide challenging obstacles.
The Jacob Fork Disc Golf Course will encompass about 20 acres of the interior of Jacob Fork Park. The course is designed to serve not only beginners but also players with advanced skills. Once complete, the course will be a championship course that will allow Newton to host disc golf tournaments.