Frisbee Golf Course Now Open
The 40-acre Freeman Prairie Arboretum is known for its well-manicured flower gardens, tranquil fishing stream, and walking trail. New to this mix is a nine-hole frisbee/disc golf course. And, like the other aspects of this expansive outdoor green space, there’s no charge to enjoy a round of golf.
Located in the southwest corner of the Prairie Arboretum, the entrance to the nine-hole course is located just off Cedar Street near South County Road.
Need a frisbee or disc? You’ll find those available for purchase or rent from the mercantile at the nearby Heritage Hall Museum and Archives.
Once players hit the course, the goal is to land their disc into the nine chain baskets suspended around poles. Pars from 2 to 5 have been established for the holes on the Freeman course for this sport known to appeal to a broad range of ages and ability levels.
Efforts toward making this disc golf dream a reality were headed up by members of the Freeman Lions Club. The organization was awarded $5,000 toward this endeavor from the Freeman Community Foundation earlier in the year. Additional fundraising efforts, including an August golf tournament hosted at Valley View Golf Course – located just a mile straight south of the frisbee course – helped to bring this project to fruition. Knodel Contractors, LLC and hole sponsors made financial contributions, as well. Because Freeman Academy owns the arboretum property on which the course is located, the Lions Club also secured permission from the Board of Directors of Freeman Academy, as well as the Freeman Prairie Arboretum Board of Directors, for the development of the course.
For a course map and downloadable scorecard, visit the “Frisbee/Disc Golf Course” section at FreemanLions.com.