Let’s take a look at how someone new to disc golf can try out this sport in Lexington.
The Bluegrass Disc Golf Association
Consider this volunteer organization the heartbeat of central Kentucky disc golf. From events + tournaments to Facebook groups and charitable donations, they’re working to build a community and keep this sport spinning through Lexington.
We spoke with Jarret Spriggs, the president of the Bluegrass Disc Golf Association, about what makes disc golf an easy sport for beginners.
“It’s not an expensive sport to get into + it gets you outside with friends. We also have two local shops that make it easy for you to get started.”
And while it can be competitive if you want it to be, to Jared, it’s more about camaraderie.
“I always tell people that you don’t have to be good at it to play. Just grab your friends and head to the park. I started playing eight years ago + I have more friends now than I’ve ever had in my life.”
Keep your online shopping cart empty because Lexington has two different brick-and-mortar stores to get you started.
Bomb Discs, 198 Moore Dr. Ste. 101 | Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Bang A Chain, 145 Burt Rd. Ste. 12 | Wed.-Sat. 12-7 p.m. + Sun. 12-5 p.m.
There are four disc golf courses around town + we’ve ranked them from easiest to hardest.
River Hill Park, 3800 Crosby Dr. | 9-hole course
Shillito Park, 300 W. Reynolds Rd. | 18-hole course
Veterans Park, 650 Southpoint Dr. | 18-hole course
Jacobson Park, 4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd. | 18-hole course
If you’ve ever been curious about this growing sport, there’s no better time, or place, to start. Spring is in full swing and the Bluegrass Disc Golf Association is working with city officials to try and get even more courses built in Lexington.