Updated Rocklin Disc Golf Course Scheduled To Host Major Tournament Next Fall

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Eighteen new baskets were recently installed at the Rocklin Disc Golf Course located at Johnson-Springview Park, bringing the course up to date with the latest Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) specifications. The new targets replaced older equipment and gave the hidden-gem of a course an eagle score—the ability to host the 2020 PDGA US Women’s Disc Golf Championships.

“We built a better course with the new baskets, so now the Rocklin Disc Golf Course is more qualified to host large events and sanctioned tournaments,” said Bruce Knisley of Final 9 Sports.

According to Knisley, the winning bid for the tournament features three disc golf courses in Placer County and is scheduled to take place next September. The event will also bring plenty of visitors—and their spending money—to the area, in addition to showcasing women’s representation in the sport.

The Rocklin course was opened in 1984 with only nine holes before it was expanded to a full 18. The latest course update, including practice baskets, is the third set of baskets the park has seen, and the second set donated by disc golfers. Members of the Rocklin Disc Golf Club have also donated benches near most of the concrete tee pads at the start of each hole, bringing the entire course up to par.

“This is a great example of partnerships that continue to improve the quality of life in Rocklin and the quality of our park system,” said Sarah Novo, Parks and Recreation Manager.  “These baskets were installed by City staff and represent close to $6,000 in park investment by our disc golf partners.”

Final 9 Sports rents retail space in the City’s Parks and Recreation building and offers the public a variety of resources and equipment. The shop has a plethora of discs available for purchase, along with an always-stocked cooler of cold drinks, perfect for warm summer days on the course.

Final 9 Sports also assists in the maintenance of course signage, tee pads, and baskets. Members of the Rocklin Disc Golf Club and casual players also often clean up trash that makes its way onto the course. The club is open for all disc golfers to join, whether beginner or advanced.

Money donated for course maintenance and improvement is raised through generous donations and paid tournaments. The first tournament with the new baskets, a Trilogy Challenge, will be held on June 2. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to register here.