St. Lucie County has three disc golf courses at county-maintained parks and preserves that are open to the public for free play during daylight hours.
Disc golf is similar to regular golf; however, instead of hitting a ball with a club, players toss various sized discs at baskets (holes), keeping score by marking each stroke/throw. Players are required to bring their own discs.
Lakewood Park Regional Park
5990 Emerson Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34953
Created in 2018, this 18-hole course was designed using Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) standards with help from volunteers from the Treasure Coast Disc Golf, a local nonprofit group. The course is regulation size and will have the ability to host major disc golf tournaments. Club Member Mark Baldwin designed the 18-hole course, while other members helped to install the 18 holes (baskets) throughout the 156-acre multi-use sports complex.
St. Lucie Village Heritage Park
305 Torpey Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34946
Designed in 2006, this 9-hole course features an average hold length of about 300 feet. It’s a great course for beginners with short holes meander in and around large live oaks and cabbage palms, providing great shade.
Gordy Road Recreation Area
3650 Gordy Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945
Established in 2007, this massive course is currently 18 holes, but will soon be expanding to 27 with holes ranging from 300 to 400-plus feet. The course features tricky holes over water hazards, narrow fairways lined with tall grass and vegetation, but the course is regularly maintained by staff and volunteers. Note that during the summer rainy season – this area does get soggy.
The Treasure Coast Disc Golf Club offers friendly and competitive games at various courses throughout the Treasure Coast. For details visit: http://treasurecoastdiscg.wixsite.com/tcdg.