Service: The Mobile Disc Golf Experience
Location: Blue Toad Hard Cider
City: Roseland, VA
The Big Idea for The Mobile Disc Golf Experience at Blue Toad Hard Cider was to provide move users to the site significant on-site features, while still offering a challenge for both beginner and advanced players. Our 9-hole design was installed during The Festy Experience to offer disc golf to patrons and artists alike, and we we’re pleased to hear such positive reviews from everyone. For a course that was lacking in topography, the layout was very well received as the holes still provided a technical challenge, and demanded a variety of shots from players as the course featured a par 5, a par 4 and severally difficult par 3’s along the in-site stream.
The site’s most significant feature was by far the stream that ran behind the main cider building. A beautiful cascading rock formation was found at the top of the stream, where many could sit and enjoy lunch nearby. For this temporary course, we new a basket location would be perfectly situated underneath the specimen trees in the area, with the hole itself running alongside the stream the entire way. The 5th hole ended up playing 242′ feet long, with the basket perched on a slope pitched towards the stream, easily playing as one of the most demanding on the property.
This project was especially fun due to the limitations in terms of topography and lack of vegetation. We really took our time routing the course — using single trees and running fences to define the 2nd fairway, a grouping of trees to defend the 3rd basket, a “turtleback green” and rock outcropping for the 4th green and other smatterings of trees to give definition to longer holes routing back to the beginning of the course.
Overall, the course was very well received, and we got valuable design experience from the site limitations that were provided. We look forward to returning to The Festy Experience in the future! You can look for The Mobile Disc Golf Experience by Explore Disc Golf at several more music festivals this summer, but please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to bring disc golf to your next event!