By Jay Woods
The Little Rock District’s, Greers Ferry Project Office just added another recreation activity to its arsenal. The Mossy Bluff Disc Golf Course located behind the Carl R. Garner Visitor Center recently opened, allowing disc golfers to play for free.
The 18-hole course offers challenges for the beginning or experienced disc golfer. The course is not just an open field where you just throw the disc as far as you can. There are tree lined fairways, holes that are surrounded by trees and there is even one hole where you have to throw long and accurately over a small pond.
“This course is great because it offers a variety of several different shots,” said J.P. Hodges a local disc golfer. “It’s not just an open course. You will have to use your backhand or forehand for some throws. You will be tested at every level.”
Disc golfers from around the Mid-South are coming to Greers Ferry to play the course. They have traveled from Memphis, Little Rock, Bryant and Russellville to play a round at Mossy Bluff.
Putting time in to building the disc golf course also met the standards set in the Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Strategic Plan. It states the Corps will promote and engage members of the community, military, and public to participate in healthy outdoor activities on Corps lands and water. Corps projects also provide recreational opportunities that serve regional communities by being a place for people to pursue active recreation and healthy lifestyles, and for friends and families to spend time together connecting with each other and the natural world.
“If you come to the lake you either swim, boat, or sit around your campsite,” said Jake Logan, Greers Ferry natural resource specialist and course designer. “This course gives you a chance to get out and exercise without having to pay a fee.”
The course was built by volunteers from the Corps’ Greers Ferry Project Office, Cleburne County Road Department, JM Services, LLC and Boy Scout Troop 200.
Additionally, two scouts from Troop 200 completed their Eagle Scout projects by installing the tee boxes for the course.
The Mossy Bluff Disc Golf Course is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Disc rental is not available so you will have to bring your own disc. However, you can buy a starter set of three disc for around $30 at most sporting goods store.
So, come on out and try your luck at Mossy Bluff. You may even make new friends on the course.