CTCC is pleased to announce its 2018 Project of the Year: The Nature Trails and Championship Disc Golf Course in North Boundary Park.
The project includes two miles of new nature trails, an 18-hole Championship disc golf course and a 6-hole ADA accessible recreational/learn-to-play disc golf course. It will be located on the 30-acre western portion of North Boundary Park along a currently undeveloped hillside.
The Nature Trail will follow the disc golf course, much like a cart path, but only for walking. It will be accessible from North Boundary Road and the current North Boundary Park parking lot. Although the new nature trail will have a distinct start and end, it is designed to easily connect with other nearby trails and create a continuous loop throughout the park.
According to its designer, Cranberry Champion Disc Golf Course will be the nation’s best disc golf course. While it may not have an ocean view or desert vista, what it has will attract the world’s best players. It will be well over 10,700 feet long and be played as a full, par 72 course. Of the 7,400 disc golf courses that exist in the world, this will be one of the 10 longest courses and will be the longest course in the state. Its challenging terrain will include elevation changes, tight fairways and lots of trees to navigate around.
Each hole in the course will have three different concrete tee pads, much like a conventional golf course, to allow play for those at every level of the game, including the long-throw championship level. Although the course will be nationally sanctioned for a rotation of tournaments, CTCC’s ultimate goal is to make it a premier course hosting a yearly multi-day tournament that attracts the game’s best players – the Cranberry Masters!
The 6-hole Learn-to-Play Disc Golf Course will be built on the north-central portion of North Boundary Park. The total cost of this project is estimated at $265,000 with CTCC raising funds, starting with 2017 CTCC Community Days. The project will be formally introduced by the Pittsburgh Flying Disc Society which is partnering with CTCC in setting up a multi-hole temporary course during Community Days on July 13-15. Representatives of the Society will be on hand to discuss the project in detail. The last 7 Projects were funded because residents and businesses donated $2.8 million.