Charlotte is a very active disc golf city with many regularly scheduled events that have been well attended and enjoyed by thousands. We maintain 15 courses and are developing more with the help of Mecklenburg County Park & Rec. These courses range from championship quality to beginner level, and are spread all over the city.
The club has had several names since it’s inception in 1979. They are: Charlotte Frisbee Cooperative, Charlotte Frisbee Club and the Charlotte Disc Golf Club.
The “Charlotte Frisbee Cooperative” was originally founded in the late 70’s by a University of North Carolina at Charlotte student. “Frisbee Golf” was played on campus using light poles as targets and even a corner of a building. In the early 80’s, a course was developed in Latta Park in the Dilworth neighborhood near uptown Charlotte. The targets started out as marked trees, moved to hand-crafted cedar posts and eventually baskets were installed in the late 80’s.
Thanks in a large part to tireless efforts of local Hall of Fame inductee Stan McDaniel (right), Charlotte has become a true mecca for disc golf. In particular, his course designs at Hornet’s Nest and Renaissance define the local scene. The blood, sweat, and tears shed at Renny to make it possibly the most challenging course in the world (while fair and fun), have earned Stan the title Mule #1.
In 1986, the PDGA World Championships came to town and Steve Lambert served as Tournament Director. Temporary basket courses were setup at Reedy Creek, Hornet’s Nest and Latta Park for this event. The World’s returned in 1997 at the now permanent Hornets Nest course and Winthrop University’s Lakefront Gold Course in Rock Hill, SC.
In 2012, the club hosted the PDGA Pro/Am Disc Golf World Championships, and set a record as the largest disc golf tournament ever held in one city. Sam Nicholson (top left) was the Tournament Director, and won the 2012 TD of the Year award from the PDGA. Known as Mule #2, Sam has been instrumental in the development of the CDGC. Not only in building our courses, but also sponsoring many events with support from his own business, Sub Station II on South Blvd.
Does disc golf interest you? It is ok if you have never played before, that is why we are here. We love disc golf, and you will soon see that we love to teach the game and share the joy we experience every day. Please come join us for some fun at one of our weekly events or just get started by attending a club meeting.
Club meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm, in the Private Dining Room located upstairs at Icehouse Southend Bar and Grill, 2100 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203.
The meetings last from one to two hours and business items are covered. Discussions usually include: tournaments, leagues, work days, and club policies. Check the calendar for exact meeting dates.
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