Service: The Mobile Disc Golf Experience
Location: Montage Mountain
City: Scranton, PA
The Big Idea for The Mobile Disc Golf Experience: Night Time Edition for The Peach Music Festival was to provide patrons the opportunity to play disc golf both during the day and night, while moving users among towering cottonwood and maple trees, rock outcroppings and meandering streams. The course was open every day from 8:00am-2:00am, and received high remarks from all those that used it. The Night Time Edition of the disc golf course was installed by our good friends at SJP Productions.
The Peach Music Festival takes place at Montage Mountain in Scraton, PA — utilizing the mountain and its water park, as well as the amphitheater thats leased to Live Nation. The disc golf course was located directly between the amphitheater and water park, adjacent to the main walkway. The 1st and 2nd holes were located on a shelf towards vendor camping, and the 3rd hole came back up a sliver of land along a stream back to the 1st tee. Overall, the land we chose had never been used before and both the festival and land owners were excited to see if put to good use.
The 1st hole was a 207′ split line fairway to a basket that was protected by a large rock 50′ short of the basket. Discs had to get under the tree canopy, but above the rock to get all the way to the basket. Eventually, the rock was transformed into a dinosaur by Max Cohen, landscape architect and residential designer. The dinosaur got a lot of attention, as did the entire 1st hole being illuminated by LED lights, movers and fog machine (as seen in the cover photo on this page).
The 2nd hole was lined by rock outcroppings with the basket being situated on a “postage stamp” green that was defined by a towering maple tree. The hole only measured 153′ long, but was a tight line off the tee to a small green that ran away long and left. This hole saw delicate tree lighting and uplighting the rock faces to give a subtle, darker look to a short, demanding hole.
The 3rd and final hole was a split fairway where players had the option of throwing a hyzer line along a stream or going directly at the basket through a tighter line of trees. The stream ran along the right side of the fairway throughout multiple rock outcroppings, only to circle back directly behind the basket to catch any discs that went long. A large cottonwood tree next to the basket was the focal point, and was uplight on each side. We then projection mapped the trees directly to the basket to encourage players taking the tighter line, instead of the longer hyper line which was the safer choice of the two.
All told, the course was a huge hit both day and night. We have been planning the Night Time Edition of The Mobile Disc Golf Experience for a couple years, and it was so wonderful to see it come to reality over the course of a 6 day build. Huge thank you to our friends at SJP Productions for the amazing collaboration! 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!