Disc Golf Course
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) have partnered to offer an 18-hole SEBTS Disc Golf Course. The course was unveiled during a special dedication ceremony on July 20, 2023.
Capital Area Disc League (CADL) designed and implemented the course at a total cost of $50,000.
About the Course
Hole No. 1 is 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.
The course is 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.