The disc golf course at Hiestand Park will be closed to public play this Sunday, May 26th. The course is reserved for the Vibram Birdie Bash tournament, presented by Glide Disc Golf. Online preregistration is closed, but as of this posting, there are still about a dozen spots left. Stop by or call Glide (608-285-5190) for more information about the Birdie Bash.
The Bird's Ruins disc golf course, as well as the rest of Charles Langer Family Park in Marshall (except for the shelter), are now open. Thanks to all of the volunteers and the Village of Marshall for the work done to clean up the storm damage and reopen the park. Holes #1-4, which were still closed when the rest of the course had originally opened a couple of weeks ago, are now open as wellThere may still be some debris on hole #1, so use caution.
The Bird's Ruins course in Marshall is now CLOSED until further notice. It sustained major wind damage in last night's storms. Many trees are down, the shelter was destroyed, and even tee signs are mangled. There may be some upcoming opportunities to help with clean up, and we will let you know as soon as the Village of Marshall and/or the Rebel Disc Golf Club let us know. For your safety, though, please stay off the course right now.
We are looking for volunteers to help install the baskets at Elver and Hiestand tomorrow morning (Wed May 1st). Please meet in the Elver parking lot at 9 AM. If we have enough volunteers to split into two groups, one group may go to Hiestand right away. Otherwise, we will install Elver first and then move over to Hiestand. The more people show up, the faster and easier it will go, and the quicker we can all play. If you haven't gotten your City of Madison disc golf permits yet, don't wait any longer!
FYI, the disc golf course at Ripley Park in Cambridge is now open for the season, as well.
We've received word that the Vallarta - Ast DGC at Token Creek County Park should be open by noon today (Friday, April 26th).
We have been in communication with all of the local park agencies that have seasonal disc golf courses, in order to get the most accurate, up-to-date information about course opening dates. This includes Madison, Dane County, Maple Bluff, Marshall, and Cambridge. At this time, we are not aware of any firm dates to open those courses. They are all evaluating conditions, as we had a prolonged winter and recent heavy rains. We want to be the clearinghouse for information, so those agencies are not swamped with constant calls asking about the courses. We will post information, as we receive it, to the Course Openings / Closings page on this website.
Right now, courses in Stoughton, Prairie du Sac, Waterloo, Watertown, Baraboo, Beaver Dam, and Horicon are among those open for play.
The Bird's Ruins disc golf course in Marshall was also closed today. It will re-open as soon as the ground dries up enough. If you haven't seen the news yet, our club's Spring Kickoff will be held at Bird's Ruins on May 11th. We hope to see you there!
The disc golf course at Hiestand Park is now closed for the spring thaw. Please stay off the course until it reopens, typically around May 1st. Thank you for your cooperation.
Visit our Facebook album to check out the photos from the ribbon cutting for the new nine holes at Vallarta-Ast Disc Golf Course at Token Creek County Park.
The grand opening of the new nine holes at the VA DGC were unveiled on May 25th. The Course designer Larry Ast and his wife Nellie Vallarta-Ast, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, Dane County Parks Commission Supervisor Dave Ripp, Dane County Parks Director Darren Marsh, and MADC President Seth Johnson were among those who attended.
This was a huge mile marker for Madison area disc golf. The Madison Area Disc Club would like to extend a thank you to everyone who was involved in making these new nine holes possible, with special gratitude to Larry and Nellie Ast.
The ribbon cutting on Friday, May 25th opened the full 27 holes at Vallarta-Ast Disc Golf Course at Token Creek County Park. We are hearing great things about these new holes. Don't miss out!
Consider sponsoring at hole at Token Creek or Lake Farm Parks! The fee is for a one-time sponsorship. The two metal sponsorship signs are 6" x 6", and that they should easily be able to fit the names of four people if a group wants to put their money together. Contact Darren Marsh, Parks Director, for more information.