Wake Forest & SEBTS to unveil new 18-hole disc golf course during dedication ceremony July 20

Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 11:30am

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) will unveil the new 18-hole SEBTS Disc Golf Course during a special dedication ceremony Thursday, July 20, at 9 a.m. Featuring brief remarks by Mayor Vivian Jones and SEBTS President Dr. Daniel Akin, as well as the ceremonial disc throwing, the July 20 ceremony is open to the public and will take place at Hole No. 1, located behind SEBTS’s Carson Hall, 101 N. Wingate St.

In addition to concrete pads at each hole, new signage, and a course kiosk featuring an informational map, the course will soon be included on the UDisc app, so players can log their scores, obtain course information, and rank the ones they play.

Following the dedication ceremony, the course will be open year-round for free use to the public Monday-Friday from 4 p.m.-dusk, and Saturdays and Sundays from dawn to dusk.

The rules for disc golf are similar to traditional golf by way of scoring and etiquette. Standing on what is generally a five-foot by 12-foot concrete tee pad, a player aims their disc towards a disc golf basket that’s placed from distances between 150 to 570 feet from the tee pads.

These discs differ from non-competitive discs in that they have a thinner profile and a sharper outer edge to increase aerodynamics and distance. Different discs are used for different parts of the course.

Just like with mainstream golf, the idea is to complete the course in the fewest throws.

The Town and SEBTS began planning the disc golf course just over a year ago. Capital Area Disc League (CADL) designed and implemented the course at a total cost of $50,000.

For more information about the SEBTS Disc Golf Course and July 20 dedication ceremony, contact PRCR Director Ruben Wall at[email protected] or 919-435-9561.

SEBTS Disc Golf Course