Kippure Estate: Ireland’s first premanent course was established in 2015 on the Kippure Estate in the Wicklow Mountains approximately 20 minutes from Dublin.
Through the tireless work of Ken Jervis and David Moore and funding from the PDGA (as well as many others) this dream of a disc golf course in Ireland was finally realised.
St. Columb’s Park, Derry: In March 2018 – Ireland’s second permanent (and Northern Ireland’s first) disc golf course was established in the heart of Derry City in St. Columb’s Park.
Created as part of the “Peace in the Park” programme this course is designed with the beginner in mind although some holes will certainly challenge the more experienced player.
University of Ulster, Coleraine: Ireland’s third course can be found in the grounds of the University of Ulster, Coleraine along Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast.
Local student and PDGA country rep Chris Millar was instrumental in establishing this course and has already started to generate interest among the students at the university.
This course offers more of a challenge to the player and will be the location of several PDGA events in 2020.
Disc golf continues to grow as a sport in Ireland. We continue to increase the awareness of this sport and it’s benefits through outreach events and tournaments.
Smaller 9 hole courses that are instrumental in introducing players to game continue to be installed in Westport, Mayo and in Laois.
However… The first 18 hole course is just around the corner.
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