Disc golfers from all over coastal Georgia flock to Pooler’s Tom Triplett Community Park's 18-hole disc golf course. The park is conveniently located on Savannah's northern suburbs, making it convenient for Pooler residents. Tom Triplett Park has several pavilions, two tennis courts, and a jogging track to complement the disc golf course.
Opened to the public in October 1998, a 193-acre park along US 80, just west of Dean Forest Road, is a good place for people to relax, exercise and fish in the lake.
What is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is a flying disc sport in which players toss a disc at a spot while following golf-like rules. It's normally played on a 9- or 18-hole course. Players complete a hole by tossing a disc from a tee pad or field toward a target, then throwing again from the same spot before the target is hit.
The number of throws a player takes to hit each target is usually counted (often in comparison to par), and players try to finish each hole with the fewest cumulative throws possible.
The game is played in over 40 nations, and the PDGA has 71,016 active members worldwide as of 2020.
The game of disc golf was created in the early 1900s. In 1927, the first game took place in Bladworth, Saskatchewan, Canada. Ronald Franklin Gibson and his Bladworth Elementary School classmates played a game in which they threw tin lids into 4-foot deep circles drawn in sand patches on the school grounds. Tin Lid Golf was their name for the game, which they played on a regular basis.
The game, though, came to an end when they grew older and went their separate ways. Modern disc golf was first introduced to Canadians in the 1970s at the Canadian Open Frisbee Championships in Toronto and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Modern disc golf began in the early 1960s, but who came up with the concept first remains a point of contention. Throughout the 1960s, various groups of people are thought to have played collectively. Students at Rice University in Houston, Texas, for example, organized tournaments with trees as targets as early as 1964, and in Augusta, Georgia, players would throw Frisbees into 50-gallon barrel trash cans marked as targets in the early 1960s.
In 1968 Frisbee Golf was also played in Alameda Park in Santa Barbara, California by adolescents in the Anacapa and Sola street neighborhoods. The course had gazebos, water fountains, lamp posts, and trees.
This went on for many years, and an Alameda Park collector's edition disc still survives, but it is extremely rare due to the small number of copies produced. Clifford Towne, a member of this party, later set a National Time Aloft record.
Disc golf courses are typically constructed in more rugged, less manicured settings than golf courses and need little upkeep. Professional course designers consider safety to be a key aspect in course design, and they take precautions to mitigate the risk of being struck by a flying disc when creating designs that encourage strategy and flexibility in shots for fun.
Holes are designed to test players with a variety of abilities and skills by requiring a variety of throws. Many courses serve as meeting places for local disc golf clubs, and some also have disc golf equipment stores. About 80% of the courses mentioned on Disc Golf Course Review are open to the public.
Pooler, Georgia is blessed with some of Georgia’s best parks. Here’s our list of the best of the best you shouldn’t miss:
- Tom Triplett Community Park
- Forsyth Park
- Emmett Park
- Daffin Park
- Joe Tribble Park
- Orleans Square
- Ellis Square
- Chatham Square
These amazing parks are located just down the street from our location at just of Outlets Way at 201 Tanger Outlets Blvd #710. Stop by for a visit anytime!