On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 2 p.m., the Decatur/Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Decatur Parks and Recreation will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Flying Dragon Disc Golf Course. The public is invited to attend the ceremonial ribbon cutting and to learn more about Decatur’s newest attraction.
Located in the Jack Allen Recreation Complex, the Flying Dragon Disc Golf Course is one of 58 courses located in the state of Alabama. Occupying 13 acres, the course will feature 18 holes and is located within a mostly flat rocky and wooded area. Seventeen holes are a par three with one hole a par four. Signage has been placed throughout the course, guiding players to each hole. The object of the game is to complete the course in the fewest number of throws. The course is free to play and the only equipment needed is a flying disc.
Staff members of the Decatur Parks and Recreation will be on hand offering disc golf demonstrations and providing more information on the course following the ceremony. Refreshments will be served at the pavilion near the playground.
Development of the course was provided by tourism funds secured by Sen. Arthur Orr. The course is named for a thorny bush, nicknamed Flying Dragon, native to Asia that fills much of the wooded area surrounding the Jack Allen Recreation Complex. More information on the Flying Dragon Disc Golf Course is available at www.decaturparks.com in the Jack Allen Recreation Complex section.
For more information on the ribbon cutting ceremony, call the Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 256.350.2028.