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Posted Thursday, May 7, 2015
Pittsboro, NC - Design work has started on the new Disc Golf Course at Rock Ridge Park. This will be an 18 hole tournament level course designed by one of the premier designers in the field, John Houck of Austin Texas.
This exciting project has received strong endorsements from the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, the Chatham Economic Development Corporation, the Pittsboro Siler City Visitors and Conventions Bureau, the Pittsboro Business Association, and many area restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and pubs. The business community is excited because each tournament will bring income into the local economy via filled rooms at bed and breakfasts, meals and drinks in bars and restaurants, and other items that folks spend money on while traveling.
The Triangle area disc golf community is excited because Pittsboro Parks sought out one of the finest disc golf course designers in the nation. John Houck has designed more disc golf courses than anyone working today. What sets him apart is not the quantity of his work, but the quality. Players recognize his name and make an extra effort to visit his courses. John’s signature in the disc golf industry is the innovation and creativity that he brings to each course that he designs.
In addition, the great topography along with a great designer should result in one of the best courses in the state. John Houck: "North Carolina has always been a leading state in our sport, and we're honored to have the opportunity to add another piece to its rich disc golf experience. We really hope that people in the area will enjoy it, and that players who visit from around the country will appreciate it as well.”
Parks Planner Paul Horne: "People are coming out of the woodwork with offers to help build this course; there's quite a buzz in disc golf circles. We have a much larger local disc golf community than I had initially realized; we even have a top ranking pro in Town along with a lot of recreational players who've tended to play on private courses or have had to drive out of town to play."
Not all of the funding for construction is in place, but the plan is to have the course completed within a year provided that planned fundraising efforts are successful. If you're interested in assisting with clearing or construction, reserving advertising on one of the tees, or want to meet with others who play disc golf just contact the Pittsboro Parks Planner, Paul Horne.
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