History of MDGA Courses # 8-9 School Courses

I’m doubling up on my posting efforts here to include our 2 “official” school courses, Biblehill NS, and Chester, NS.  Biblehill Middle School was the first school to approach us in 2017 after a few years of teaching disc golf in their curriculum.  A wonderfully fun and challenging 9 hole course was installed on their 5 acre property strategically using semi mature forest, elevation, and some of the regular features every school has.  The course can be played forward and backwards and is open to the public all summer and during non school hours.  Recently the school has produced their own signs to help with navigation.  Although a putter is sufficient for most holes you may want to keep a driver in the bag for hole 9 especially on windy days.

The second school course installed in 2016 is located in Chester NS, at Forest Heights Community School.  This is another school who had taken part in disc golf activities for a while before realizing the value a disc golf course could bring to the table.  The Forest Heights course makes use of a beautiful mixed hardwood forest and walking trail.  Unique yellow birch line the tight fairways of this 9 hole course.  Several holes have the ability to be expanded to add length in the future, and currently the school is producing it’s own signage.  This course is also open to the public during the summer and non school hours.

A third school course has been installed in Antigonish, NS by the school themselves, though this course will need to be redesigned for public play.  All three of these schools factor into the longterm vision for disc golf in the Maritimes.

 

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