Disc golf was introduced in Lubbock in the late 1980’s with the establishment of a course at Mahon Park by several local disc golf enthusiasts. Baskets were purchased through sponsorships from local businesses. These volunteers donated time and money and moved the course across town to Mackenzie Park in 1993. The course was enhanced with more basket placements and with the installation of concrete tee pads from 2000 to 2003. Today the course is maintained through joint efforts of Parks and Recreation and the Windrider's Flying Disc Club. A second course was completed in 2007 in McAlister Park, and in 2012, a third course was completed at Mae Simmons Park. What is Disc Golf?
Instead of clubs, balls, and a hole in the ground, disc golf enthusiasts use discs and baskets (pole holes). Disc golf shares similar joys of combining power and finesse on a long drive or sinking a long putt, or the frustrations of hitting a tree or having a putt fall just short. Disc golf is very unique in that it is played and enjoyed by all ability levels and by those of school age or old age. Because disc golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded! Many disc golf players are members of the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA.com), the governing body for the sport, which sanctions competitive events for all skill levels and ages, and provides many player services such as maintaining a course directory and establishing rules of play. Disc Golf Rules for Recreational Play
Course Information Mackenzie Park Disc Golf Course
Mackenzie Park is the home of Lubbock's own World-Class 21 Hole Disc Golf Course. Located in beautiful Yellow House Canyon, the Mackenzie Park Disc Golf Course weaves in and around the Brazos River through trees, green fairways, cliffs and water hazards. No matter what your skill, you will enjoy this incredible setting using the professional or recreational tees. Directions
From Avenue A and East Broadway, drive east on E. Broadway to the bottom of the hill, turn left into Mackenzie Park, go over the bridge and look for the practice basket, sign and parking lot on the left. The first tee is across the road near the restrooms. The map to the right runs South to North. McAlister Park Disc Golf Course Mae Simmons Park Disc Golf Course