Ridgeland is creating an 18-hole disc golf course at Old Trace Park.
Ridgeland is creating an 18-hole disc golf course at Old Trace Park.
The city of Ridgeland continues to stack up publicly available outdoor activities with the Monday groundbreaking of a $50,000 disc golf course set to open in a month if the weather cooperates.

Kristen Beal with Ridgeland’s Healthiest Hometown Committee announced last Thursday the addition of an 18-hole Disc Golf Course at Old Trace Park. 

She said this project is the result of Ridgeland being named the Healthiest Hometown in 2018 and therefore receiving a $50,000 award from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation. 

Mayor Gene McGee said that the course would “enhance the healthy quality of life” citizens of Ridgeland have come to expect.

“I commend the Healthy Hometown Committee on all the hard work they have done in adding another family-friendly recreation opportunity to the City of Ridgeland,” McGee said. 

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the park.

The Disc Golf course will be located in its entirety at Old Trace Park. The course includes 18 holes, each with a single tee location. 

Beal said the average distance for holes on the course is approximately 330 feet with the longest hole being approximately 480 feet. 

The course is also said to include a course map at the beginning, hole signage at each tee box, number plates on each corresponding basket, multiple benches throughout the course, and additional trash receptacles. 

The course layout and individual holes were designed in accordance with the PDGA recommendations and have been designed to allow multiple configurations in the future. 

The course is designed to accommodate all skill levels and uses existing features and topography to create a “fun and challenging experience.”