Disc golf course opens at Hills Quarter

Sam Butler tees off on hole #1 at Deadrise Disc Golf. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

About 50 people raised a glass to toast the grand opening of Lancaster County’s newest and first disc golf course last Saturday.

Deadrise Disc Golf, about a year in the making, opened for play to the public Saturday, June 11, on a portion of the former King Carter Golf Course at Hills Quarter near Kilmarnock. The 18-hole course was developed through community donations and from the back-breaking labor of organizers John and Marsha Jedlinski of Saluda, Davy Nichols of Irvington, Rob Pittman of Weems and Justin Burke and Brandon Frazier, both of Kilmarnock.

“A year ago, my husband, John, and our friend, Davy, had the idea to build a disc golf course in the community,” Marsha told the group, gathered near the former King Carter driving range in the midday sun. “We had all been playing for awhile, but knew with the recent pandemic the sport was starting to grow….

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