Butler County to Host Pennsylvania's Longest Disc Golf Course
1 Nov, 2017
Venue Has Already Been Awarded 2018 Cranberry Township Community Chest Project of the Year
Cranberry Township will be home to Butler County's newest disc golf course. The Champion Disc Golf Course is the 2018 Cranberry Township Community Chest (CTCC) Project of the Year. It includes two miles of new nature trails, an 18-hole Championship disc golf course and a six-hole ADA accessible recreational/learn-to-play disc golf course. It will be located on the western portion of North Boundary Park along a currently undeveloped hillside.
Well over 10,700 feet long, the course will be played as a full, par 72 course. It will be the longest disc golf course in Pennsylvania and one of the 10 longest disc golf courses worldwide. Its challenging terrain will include elevation changes, tight fairways and lots of trees to navigate around.
The Nature Trail will follow the disc golf course and is designed to easily connect with other nearby trails and create a continuous loop throughout the park.
The total cost of this project is estimated at $265,000 with CTCC raising funds, starting with 2017 CTCC Community Days. Engineering and design work is expected soon with estimated completion projected for fall of 2018.
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North Boundary Park is located in Cranberry Township and sees a multitude of visitors throughout the year. This public park is 30 acres and features a newly-designed community waterpark, picnic shelters with grills and picnic tables, walking trails, American Legion Baseball Field, three soccer fields, Skip Gross Wetlands, a butterfly garden, Veteran's Memorial, a fitness station and a playground equipped with slides, swings and climbers.
The new disc golf course is expected to be an excellent addition to North Boundary Park. Several major disc golf tournaments have taken place within Butler County such as the World Championships of Professional Disc Golf, at Moraine State Park and Slippery Rock University. These events drew in thousands of spectators and stimulated local tourism through overnight hotel stays, restaurants and shops. Having three professional disc golf courses will greatly increase the amount of tournaments that can be held in the county.