Professionally-designed disc golf park making headway in U.P.

GLADSTONE — A new professionally-designed disc golf course is in its fundraising phase in Delta County.

The Noc Bay Flyers Disc Golf Club is raising money to build a disc golf park at the Gladstone Sports Park. The 27-hole course was designed by Eric McCabe, the 2010 Disc Golf World Champion and will feature 108-hole combinations. The Noc Bay Flyers brought in McCabe in hopes of making it a championship-level course, but it won’t be exclusively for professionals.

“The championship-level course means it’s good for everybody,” said Jon Harris, Co-Chair of the Noc Bay Flyers Disc Golf Club. “It has a short tee-box to a short basket, so it’s very beginner-friendly, but also if you’re really into disc golf, you can be very challenged also. This course is going to feature some of the longest holes in the U.P. Disc golf has been really big for delta county and the entire U.P.”

If the group can raise $25,000 by October fifth, the MEDC will match the funds, giving them the $50,000, which is the estimated total cost. Harris says this course will be regionally unique, and with the beautiful scenery, it’s a great way to get people of all ages outside and active. Construction is still up in the air and weather dependent, but if all goes according to plan, the course may be underway this fall or early next spring. You can visit their Facebook page for information on donating and keeping updated on construction.