Cape Henlopen State Park Disc Golf Course The Oldest In The World Gets Upgraded

In a collaboration between the State Park and local area disc golfers, the Disc Golf course at Cape Henlopen has been getting some notable improvements lately.

Disc golf new tee platform or pad in Cape Henlopen State Park

Just in time for it’s 40 year anniversary, nine new tee pads have been installed at the Cape Henlopen Disc Golf Course. Additionally, new course signage and maps has been installed allowing players to more easily navigate the course. The course, located between the McBride Beach Bathhouse and the Seaside Nature Center, is one of the oldest established disc golf courses in the world. Designed in 1978 by Ed Headrick, one of the founders of the sport, the course is one of the most unique in the country since it is located on sand dunes.

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Disc Golf basket in Cape Henlopen State Park
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Disc Golf is fun for the family and easy to play yet challenging. The sport provides a unique recreational opportunity for park visitors of all ages and skill levels. Young or old, beginner or expert. The objective of the game, which closely mirrors the rules of regular golf, is to throw a frisbee like disc in the chain basket located on a pole. The number of throws to land the disc in the basket is the score for the hole.

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Disc golf course map Cape Henlopen State Park

There are a total of seven State Parks in Delaware with Disc Golf courses. The Cape Henlopen course has a total of 19 posted tee pads and 19 disc golf basket locations (holes). Most holes are a Par 3 from the posted White Tees with 2 longer Par 4 holes. It is anticipated to replace nine additional posted White tees in the upcoming 2020 calendar year. Anyone interested in playing can stop at the Seaside Nature Center and pick up a course map and scorecard as well as either borrow or purchase discs for use.

Miguel Garces
Cape Henelopen Disc Golf Club.

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