History of MDGA courses # 7, Bridgewater

Located in the beautiful and sprawling multi-use MARC park just outside of Bridgewater this course is your classic “city park” style disc golf course.  Nine red tees (Amateur) and nine blue tees (Experienced) make this an enjoyable, simple to play layout.  All the baskets are placed in ‘friendly” locations as to minimize the amount of lost discs and unpleasant stances, still it is engaging and fun to play and many quality players have started out on courses just like this.

This course also marks the first completed course on the south shore of Nova Scotia.  A second course in Chester will be completed shortly and a third not far away is already in the planning stages.  This course is also the first one we have put in that did not already have a player base waiting so the growth of the game here lies almost completely with the locals.  Summer staff have been trained and events are planned for the next few weeks to increase the visibility of our game an encourage local residents to get out and get throwing.

The MARC park itself (https://www.google.ca/maps/search/MARC+park+bridgewater+ns/@44.3715123,-64.5054065,13z) has a wonderful layout consisting of steep hill elevation changes, wooded paths for both walking and biking, community outbuildings, large pond, and 2 very well used softball fields.  Each of the red tees can be birdied by experienced players who have either a solid putt or drive and there isn’t a tonne of trouble to get in.  The blue tees offer more strategic playing and increased length (2200 hundred feet for red tees, 3000+ for blue tees) that force players into some decision making shots.  There may not be a feature hole on this course but learning how to play with elevation (both throwing up and down) is a key here.  O.B. is featured on the sides of 4 of the holes as well as a pond on 9 that comes into play on errant shots from the reds, while nine blue plays directly over the pond.  For now a welcome sign slated to go at the start of the course with tee signs and arrows on every hole.  Natural tees will be used to start although we may switch to crusher dust tee pads once we get the course established.  This will all be completed in the next week but as of this moment is totally playable and family friendly.  Now all we need is you out there enjoying it!

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