Blendon Woods Disc Golf Course (bwdgc.com)

"The Blender 36"

Address:

The course is located in the Blendon Woods Metro Park which is in the extreme NE Columbus Area (near New Albany).  The address is: 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd (old rte 161), Westerville, OH 43081 (which approximately 2 miles east of I-270).

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From the west:
Located in the Blendon Woods Metro Park (so watch for the signs along the way)
From I-270 in NE Columbus take SR 161 East (exit 30B); go east approx 1.5 mi; exit Little Turtle way; at the light make two quick right hand turns onto Old SR 161; go approx ╝ mi to Park entrance of the left; in the Park take the 1st right and follow signs to the course.
                                                              
From the East:
Take the 161 by-pass west, exit Hamilton Rd. - turn left and then right at the light onto old 161 - go west - left at the light at Little Turtle Way and then a quick right go approx .25 miles to park entrance. 
Please remember pets are allowed in the park but not on the course.

 

   

What Is

 Disc Golf ?

Blendon Woods Disc Golf Course (bwdgc.com)

"The Blender 36"

 

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Disc Golf?

Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. However,  instead of a ball and clubs, the disc golfer uses a flying disc, or Frisbee«. The sport was formalized in the 1970's, and shares with  golf the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". the hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole« an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the disc golfer. When the disc comes to rest in the basket the hole is completed. Your score for the hole is the total of all throws necessary to get the disc into the basket.  Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations as traditional golf from sinking a long putt to hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. There are, however, a number of differences between the two games.  In disc golf you seldom have to pay a greens fee (if so it is usually very nominal), an entire round of  18 holes usually takes 45 to 90 minutes, and you never have to call ahead for a tee time.  The sport is played and enjoyed by people of all ages, regardless of gender, experience, athletic ability, or economic status.

Who Plays Disc Golf?

Disc golf can be played from school age to old age, making it the one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. Specially-abled and disabled participate, giving them the opportunity to take part in a mainstream activity. Because disc golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities, and proceed from there. The Professional Disc Golf Association, with over 16,000 members, is the governing body for the sport, and sanctions competitive events for men and women of every skill level from novice to professional. Permanent disc golf courses are found throughout the U.S.A. and other countries worldwide.

Where do I play?

Many city parks have golf courses already set up. Most are free to play as often as you like. Disc golfers who do not have the benefit of a permanent disc golf facility in their area often "make up" courses in nearby parks and green spaces.

One of the great features disc golf shares with traditional golf is that they are both played in beautiful settings. A nine-hole disc golf course can be established on as little as five acres of land, and a championship-caliber 18-hole course on 30 to 40 acres. Disc golf courses can coexist with existing park facilities and activity areas. The ideal location combines wooded and open terrains, and a variety of topographical change.

The need for more courses is constant, as the sport continues to grow in popularity. The PDGA has created standards for the design and installation of new golf courses, to ensure their success in the community.

Why should I play?

The ongoing fitness boom finds more and more people taking up recreational activities in an effort to improve health and quality of life. Disc golf provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and promotes a combination of physical and mental abilities that allow very little risk of physical injury. Concentration skills increase by mastering shots and negotiating obstacles. Players of limited fitness levels can start slowly and gradually increase their level of play as fitness improves. Scheduling is also flexible; a round takes one to two hours, and may be played alone, eliminating the difficulty of scheduling tee times. And as in traditional golf, disc golfers find themselves "hooked;" increasing the likelihood of frequent participation. Disc golf offers year-round fitness, even in rain or snow. Perhaps the greatest attribute of the sport is the expense - or rather, the lack of it. A professional quality disc costs less than $10, and it only takes one for basic play.

 

     
     

Blendon Woods Disc Golf Course (bwdgc.com)

"The Blender 36"

The Course:

 Facts:

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This is an 18 hole par 63 disc golf course which measures 3734 ft. in length, with 9 holes less than 200' and 9 holes 200-300'.  The course has ample concrete tee pads, deluxe tee signs, and brand new (in '07) deluxe DGA Mach III  baskets.  There is a large warm-up area featuring three baskets (a DGA Mach3 (w/an "Around 9" Game), a Discraft ChainStar, and an Innova DisCatcher.  The course has lots of parking, adjacent picnic areas, and bath room facilities in the vicinity. The course is pay-for-play ($1.50/18 holes - $4.50 all day).  Please remember pets are not allowed on the course.

  Description:
Back This is a deluxe short course which has appeal to the beginner and enthusiast alike.  Most fairways were cleared through woods and grass was planted much like on a ball golf course.  The course has some elevation change and a stream that bisects the course and comes into play on a number of holes.  The course begins at the starters shack at the north end of the parking lot and makes a counter-clock-wise loop through the woods and ends at the south end of the same lot. This course rewards accuracy, finesse, and putting and favors straight and left-to-right shots.
 

History:

 

"Son of Highbanks"

This course was installed in 1985 the year after the course in the Highbanks Metro Park closed, so you might say it was moved or transplanted from Highbanks to Blendon Woods.  The original designer was John Connelly, who was from the Chicago Area with a resume that included World Champions in distance, golf, freestyle, and who is now a current Hall of Fame member.  It was decided to charge a small fee to help with the development and maintenance expenses.

     
     

Links:

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PDGA-The Professional Disc Golf Association
Disc Golf

Disc Golf Columbus
Disc Golf Mart
The Fly Times

WFDF
UPA
FPA

The Columbus / Central Ohio Metro Parks

Membership - Tournament Schedule - Rules
Misc Disc Golf Info
Local Course Information
Other Local Information
Information on the evolution of the flying disc
The World Flying Disc Association
Ultimate Players Association
Free Style Players Association

Park Locations - activities - Facilities

 
 
 
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Products:

 

Putt-approach -midrange -Fairway drivers -long

range drivers -ultra long range drivers
 

DISCRAFT Discs come in these plastic types:
Pro-D  -  "X"  -  "Z"  -  ESP

INNOVA Discs come in these plastic types:
DX  -  Pro  - Champion  -  Star

 

 

 
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We also sell many other items that are used to make the play of disc golf as a sport more enjoyable.......such as:

  marker minis, rule books, Disc Golf DVDs,  CDs, and games, poleholes, bags, shoulder straps, hats, visors, stickers, course directories, equalizers, golf towels, Tee Shirts, etc

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Blendon Woods Disc Golf Course (bwdgc.com)

"The Blender 36"

The Park:

Blendon Woods Metro Park is a beautiful 643 acre mostly wooded park with great naturalist areas and activities as well as ample picnic facilities.  For the full story go to:      Blendon Woods
   
   
   

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