Fund drive begins for community disc golf course

An aerial photo shows where the 22-acre disc golf course will be on the former King Carter Golf Course. It will include the former driving range and portions of the ninth hole. Photo by Brandon Frazier

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

PITMANS CORNER—A group of disc golf enthusiasts are creating a free community course in Lancaster County.

Davy Nichols of White Stone, along with five of his friends and fellow players, are raising money for the new Deadrise Disc Golf at King Carter near Kilmarnock. The course will use the old driving range and part of the ninth hole at the former King Carter Golf Course. Owner Jimmie Carter has donated the land and will maintain the grounds and the Hills Quarter homeowners’ association has given its approval.

“They were super excited about it,” said Nichols, who’s been playing disc golf for about 20 years. 

Organizers—Nichols, Justin Burke and Brandon Frazier, both of Kilmarnock, Rob Pittman of Weems and John and Marsha Jedlinski of Saluda—are hoping to raise $10,000 to purchase 19 disc golf baskets, tee box supplies, signage and landscaping. The course will be free and open to players of all ages.

“It will be a great family-friendly….

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