Monday, August 3, 2009
The disc golf course in Orrington, ME is now open. The grand opening occurred on Sunday, July 19, 2009. Open 7 days a week from 9am until dark, this course is, for the most part, done and ready for you to come play. The fairways were carefully cut by Dave Enman and his brother Ryan, both of whom will be managing this course. This mostly wooded course does require you to have a technical element to your game as you maneuver through this 6,171' course. The fairways are fair, and with 8 baskets working for a lefty, 8 baskets working for a righty, and two going straight-up-the-gut, this is a balanced course and makes you, the golfer, work your plastic. Nice!
Once cut, the trees were then woodchipped back onto the fairways
They stared working on the course in the cold of April, 2009. By late July, it was ready for play. There are still concrete tee pads to put in, but other than that, it's ready. There's been an increase in the number of people who are coming to play, so the early signs are good. While there was a course in Bangor, Maine a few years ago, it was wide open in a field, and just didn't offer a challenging course to play. For the most part, disc golf will be getting off the ground in the Bangor area with this course now in place.
Looking up fairway of 2 to the basket
Directions from South:
Take exit 182A off 95 and head East on 395 for 2 miles and take exit 4 in Brewer. Take a left at the light on to Route 15. Stay on 15 until you see Center Drive on the left (4.6 miles). DR Disc Golf is 1.3 miles on the right, next to Public Works. Park at the clubhouse and hole 1 begins in the field.
95S to 395S (in Bangor) and head East 395 for 2 miles and take exit 4 in Brewer. Take a left at the light on to Route 15. Stay on 15 until you see Center Drive on the left (4.6 miles). DR Disc Golf is 1.3 miles on the right, next to Public Works. Park at the clubhouse and hole 1 begins in the field.
The club house is right next to these big, yellow snowplow blades
For information, call 522-8985 and say you're calling about the course.
One round is $4 or you can play all day for $8. Rental discs available for a buck. Random doubles league on Wednesday evenings, 5:15pm start (as long as we still have daylight).
Each tee has a trash can and 14 of the tees have a picnic table. Please pick up your trash or dispose of it in the trash can provided.
See you soon at the Orrington Disc Golf course. More information coming soon. Remember: all water on the course is casual relief!