Service: The Mobile Disc Golf Experience
Location: Pop’s Farm
City: Martinsville, VA
The Big Idea for The Mobile Disc Golf Experience at Pop’s Farm was to utilize the large changes in elevation around the Main Stage area with a technical, beginner-friendly 3-hole disc golf course. The steep hillsides and deep ravines caused by an on-site stream weren’t conducive for camping, yet needed to be maximized due to their proximity to the concert area. The 3-hole disc golf installation maximized the entire space, with each hole highly visible to the other surrounding on-site uses.
Pop’s Farm is a 150-acre property in southern Virginia that will hopefully one day boast a Championship course designed by Explore Disc Golf. For now, bringing The Mobile Disc Golf Experience to the property is a wonderful to promote this wonderful, family-friendly activity. With large changes in elevation, multiple on-site ponds, dense woods and open fields, this property has a lot of potential.
The Mobile Disc Golf Experience at Rooster Walk was very well used, with a each hole requiring a variety of shotmaking. The 337′ 1st hole was straight uphill, requiring a long drive and solid approach shot for an attempt at par. The 207′ 2nd hole played over a ravine to a “turtleback green” with another ravine long and left. Players had to move their discs from left to right and have it sit quick enough to leave a quality chance at birdie. The 3rd and final hole was a downhill bomber thru a split fairway to an unprotected basket. Players enjoyed airing out their discs on this hole, and we look forward to re-creating this experience in years to come.
We look forward to retuning to Pop’s Farm and Rooster Walk in the future, and hope to see The Mobile Disc Golf Experience turn into a permanent 18-hole course one day soon. Until then, we will be traveling the country setting up The Mobile Disc Golf Experience at events and festivals for all to enjoy. 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!