Big Walnut Sports Park is basically a sampler pack of disc golf holes. Created in 2014, the course is mostly flat and moderately wooded.
It opens with a 12-foot-wide, 190’ tunnel shot before letting you really stretch your arm. The layout is well-balanced in regard to both forehand and backhand shots. The wooded holes require some tight lines. Holes 2-7 play back and forth along the perimeter of an open field. Holes 13-19 play through the woods. The pars on holes 3, 5, 6, and 12 are pretty forgiving.
The sports park offers plenty of parking and different options for starting holes. Park by the maintenance shed near the Hole 5 basket or the softball fields near the Hole 12 tee if you prefer. Soccer fields near the maintenance shed provide a good area to warm up. There’s no practice basket, but many use Hole 17. Both port-o-lets and permanent restrooms are easily found on this course that takes about an hour in solo play.
The newest edition to the disc golf scene in Putnam County is a 22-hole course that wraps through the wooded area surrounding North Putnam Junior/Senior High School.
Led by teachers, Vince Brooks and Curtis Lawrence, the course was created as a way to engage students and community members, and also share their passion for the sport. New clubs for both the junior and senior schools have already been created.
Open to the public after school hours and on the weekends, each hole has been sponsored and supported by a local business. Don’t think that this course will be simple because of it’s affiliation with the school. Platers from around the area have already ventured to northern Putnam County to get a taste of this forest-filled course stretching across previously underutilized areas of the schools property.
BIG WALNUT SPORTS PARK ADDRESS: 1300 SOUTH COUNTY ROAD 225 SOUTH, GREENCASTLE, IN, 46135
NORTH PUTNAM HIGH SCHOOL ADDRESS: 8869 COUNTY ROAD 250 EAST, ROACHDALE, IN, 46172
BIG WALNUT SPORTS PARK HOURS: DAWN – DUSK
NORTH PUTNAM HIGH SCHOOL HOURS: M-F, 5:00 P.M. – DUSK, SAT/SUN, DAWN – DUSK
FREE PARKING – FREE ADMISSION