Disc golf has a large following in the Lehigh Valley, It seems as if there are DG courses almost around every corner. Bear Creek installed its first course last summer and received lots of positive feedback on the course, this spring Bear Creek decided to add another 18 holes to the previous course making two 18 courses.
Once both courses were open, it was amazing to see the amount of people that were coming out each day and playing the courses. Bear Creek started a Nine Hole Disc Golf Shoot out on Wednesday nights. The shoot-out is open to anybody, meet in Lot 4 and play 9 random holes, and the person with the lowest score is awarded a $25 gift card to the Grille. The first few weeks there was around 8-12 participants which was really good, but now we are seeing 24+ participants a week.
It appears that just because of WOM, more and more people are learning about the courses and trying them out. In just over two summers Bear Creek is becoming a destination for disc golfers. Bear Creek has now been added as the last stop of The Lehigh Valley Open Tournament. The Lehigh Valley open will take place on September 15 and 16. On day one Pros and Amateurs will play both Jordan Creek and Little Lehigh Parkway. At 6 all players are invited to an after party that will be hosted at Bear Creek. This will give players who never played our courses a chance to check them out. At 9AM all players will meet back up and play at Bear Creek as the final course of the weekend. After the completion of the course the top 4 pros will play a 9 hole course which will be followed by the awards ceremony.
Our courses are both less than two years old, Jordan Creek was established in 1992 and Little Lehigh Parkway in 2004. Being part of the Lehigh Valley Open with these two well established courses is a great accomplishment for the Bear Creek team who designed and built the courses. All of the hard work and development is finally paying off.
Hopefully these small steps will continue to help us grow in the the Disc Golf Destination or team is hoping for.