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Try Disc Golf in Mesquite

Running, walking and hiking are great ways to exercise in Mesquite parks while maintaining social distancing of 6 feet. Although team sports are on hold as we all try to do our part to #FlattenTheCurve, solo sports are a great way to change up the exercise routine. Disc Golf is the perfect solo sport as it combines the best aspects of two leisure sports (frisbee and golf) and mashes them up to create one excellent opportunity to exercise. Please remember to exercise with social distancing and in groups of less than 10 people.
The goal of Disc Golf is to throw a flying disc at a target over the course of nine or 18-holes. Just like golf, scoring is based on the par scale, and you want the lowest possible score. Course holes range in distances and feature hazards like trees and water, and there are even different “clubs” you have at your disposal, as some discs have flight ratings better suited for long throws versus short “putt” throws. On average, the length of holes is shorter than golf holes, with the average disc golf hole ranging from about 200-240 feet, whereas a par three golf hole can be up to 290 yards—about three times as long as a disc golf hole even at its shortest.

Do not have access to a frisbee? Dick’s Sporting Goods in Mesquite is offering curbside contactless pick-up. Need somewhere to play? Check out the three Mesquite parks below that have courses for the novice and the pro.

PASCHALL PARK
Paschall Park, with its well-maintained 18-hole course, might be the pick of the litter for Mesquite disc golf. For the sheer size as well as the variety and plentitude of holes, Paschall is generally considered the area’s top option. With this size comes a great mix of long-distance holes and shorter birdie and “ace-able” holes. An ace is disc golf’s version of a hole-in-one. This course is located at 1001 New Market Road, Mesquite, TX 75149.

DEBUSK PARK
Debusk Park is a 40-acre green space in the heart of Mesquite that’s home to wooded trails and a nine-hole disc golf course that’s been in operation since 2008. The 2,278-foot course is more on the challenging side, though all ability levels are capable of scoring well. The chain targets offer an old-school touch, the tee-boxes are large and concrete, and overall the course features a nice mix of open and wooded hills. This course is located at 1625 Gross Rd., Mesquite TX 75149.

PORTER PARK
Located next to Porter Elementary School, the nine-hole course at Porter Park offers a beautiful little green space escape with rolling terrain and mature trees. As far as courses go, Porter is a simple, straightforward option that’s great for beginners looking to learn the tools of the toss and for folks looking for a quick round that can be done in less than an hour. This course is located at 517 Via Avenida, Mesquite, TX 75149.

We love that more people are getting outside and enjoying Mesquite’s open spaces, but keep in mind and abide by all the social distancing practices in the graphic below provided by Mesquite Parks and Recreation. For more information, take a look at this helpful video.

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