Disc Golf Course Opens at Taylor Mountain

November 4, 2014 in News

An 18-hole disc golf course at Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve in Santa Rosa opens to the public this weekend. The course was built by United Flyers of Sonoma, a non-profit group that entered into a five-year contract with Regional Parks to build and maintain the course.

United Flyers unveils the course Saturday, Nov. 8, with an 11 a.m. ribbon cutting. The course can be accessed through the trailhead gates in the Kawana Terrace parking area. There is no charge to use the course. Parking is $7 or free with a Regional Parks membership.

A disc golf course is part of the park’s master plan for recreation amenities, which was created with significant public input before the park opened last year. Disc golf is played like traditional golf but with a flying disc instead of a ball and clubs. The disc is thrown from a tee to a target, with the goal of reaching the target in the fewest throws. Regional Parks has one other disc golf course, at Crane Creek Regional Park in Rohnert Park, and that course is a popular attraction, especially for students from Sonoma State University.

Regional Parks acquired Taylor Mountain in 2013 from the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, which purchased the 1,100 acres in southwest Santa Rosa with revenue from a voter-approved sales tax. Construction of a new parking area on Petaluma Hill Road is scheduled for completion in December, and volunteers are building several miles of trail to connect the new entrance to the park’s existing trails. Design and construction of a play area near the Petaluma Hill Road entrance is planned for 2015.

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