NEW SMYRNA BEACH—Approximately 30 disc golf players and other enthusiasts from across Volusia County will be on hand on Saturday, December 15 at 9:00 AM to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and play the first official competitive rounds at the city’s latest recreational offering: the New Smyrna Beach Disc Golf Course at Holland Park.
Disc golf is similar to regular golf; however, instead of using clubs and balls to aim for a hole in the ground, players throw Frisbee-like discs at poles extending up from the ground with chains and a basket where the disc lands. The object of the game is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws, starting from a tee and finishing at the disc golf basket. Generally, a course consists of 9 or 18 baskets. Players start at the first basket and complete the course in order, playing through sequentially to the last one. The player with the lowest total number of throws wins.