FORT WALLA WALL DISC GOLF COURSE
This Page Last Updated October 29, 2001

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The Fort Walla Walla Disc Golf Course has ten holes with alternate tees making a twenty hole course. All tees and targets are marked with hole numbers. Our targets are currently gongs, except for hole ten which has a pole.

The first tee is located just west of the caretaker's house at the bottom of the hill and runs north. Hole two and three are in the eastern lawn area, holes four and five run along Garrison Creek to the western corner of the campground, hole six is a right dogleg around the wetland on the south side of the campground, hole seven runs north, hole eight goes southeast to the right of the first tee, hole nine is to the east of the entrance road and goes up the hill to the eastern cannon, and hole ten begins across the entrance road and runs past the western cannon to the grove of locust trees above the BMX track. Alternate tees are provided for each hole, which are marked one through 20, and are found in the direction opposite from the marker with the hole number.

Disc golf rules are similar to traditional ball golf, and can be downloaded from the Professional Disc Golf Association's website, www.pdga.com. Instead of balls struck with clubs, players throw discs or frisbees from designated tees on established holes until they reach the target. Disc or frisbee golf is a growing sport which for the first time this year will be included in the World Games, to be held in Akita, Japan, from August 16-26.

Walla Walla won the World's Greatest Disc Golf Weekend competition held May 5-6, 2001. Over 100 disc golf players registered and participated that weekend at the Fort Walla Walla Park course, which was the Eastern Washington site for the competition.

For more information on disc golf, contact Dan Clark of the Community Recreation Coalition at 522-0399, J.J. Wilson of the Bellingham Disc Golf Club @ 800-891-5779, or visit http://webpages.charter.net/RiverCountry/, the Tri-Cities Disc Golf Club website which has useful links to other sites.


FORT WALLA WALLA DISC GOLF CLUB OPENS PLAY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

A disc golf club has been founded to promote the sport at the new disc golf course at Fort Walla Walla Park on the Dalles Military Road. The first day of organized play by the new club will be Saturday, October 27. Beginners’ instruction will begin at 12:30, with play scheduled for 1 pm.

All participating players will be assigned foursomes, and prizes will be given for closest drive to the pin and longest putt on designated holes. An ace pot competition will also be begun, with prizes for a participating player scoring an ace on any hole; in addition, scores will be kept for club rankings.

The Fort Walla Walla course is located in the old Fort Walla Walla Campground, and has ten holes equipped with Innova baskets and alternate tees. Players use specialized golf discs available at Book & Game downtown, but traditional Frisbees can also be used. Disc golf rules are similar to traditional ball golf, and can be found on the web at www.pdga.com. Score cards and a course map are available at Book and Game and the City Parks Department.

Officers for the new club are Dale Dunavin, President, Brian Serven, Vice-President, Dan Clark, Secretary, and Don Allen, Treasurer. A description of the course is also available on the internet at http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/fwwdgc/. For more information, call the Parks Department at 527-4527.

(Photo courtesy of Christian Aid Center: left to right Clark, Dunavin, member Jeremy Welborn, and Serven.)