With the arrival of warm weather and school out for summer, many have been searching for outdoor activities to engage in with family and friends while still practicing a level of social distancing.
Disc golf is an excellent, generally free option that can be played right here in our community.
I recently caught up Disc Golf Hall of Fame Inductee Lavone Wolfe to learn about disc golf options here in Madison.
Disc Golf in Madison, Alabama
He shared that Dublin Park is going to be one’s best bet for a family-friendly “pitch and putt” course here in town. The course features nine holes and is popular with players of all skill levels who want to get out and toss a disc around.
Indian Creek Greenway, which teeters on the Huntsville/Madison line, features a world-class 18-hole course.
“The best players in the world can go out there and be challenged on that course,” shared Wolfe. “Though it’s an advanced course, it’s also great for rec-level players”
Wolfe says that the Indian Creek Greenway course features both long and short tee pads and is designed extremely well.
Wolfe, the owner of InZone Disc Golf, says that our community is bustling with top-level players who are always eager and anxious to help new players.
“That’s something that makes disc golf really unique and fun. You go out on a course and there’s someone out there to play with you or help you out. It’s a great community.”
Wolfe is one of two men who originally brought disc golf to our region back in the 1970s and is passionate about all areas of the sport. In addition to owning his store, he also designs public and private courses, having completed 67 to date.
For those who are interested in playing disc golf recreationally, Wolfe suggests browsing and purchasing discs and drivers from Dicks Sporting Goods or Academy.
He also highly recommends joining the North Alabama Disc Golf Facebook page, which is full of information regarding tournaments, equipment resale, and more.
Finally, Wolfe has a disc golf museum that is open to the public to tour with a reservation only. His museum features the complete history of flying discs that date all the way back to the 1950s.
InZone Disc Golf 147 Castle Drive, Suite F, Madison
Academy Sports + Outdoors 7506 HWY 72 W, Madison