Jacksonville, Illinois 62650 has a new disc golf course at Foreman Grove. Located on the east end of Jacksonville at Old State Road/Old Jacksonville Road and the crossing of Mauvaisterre Creek/the Town Brook at Johnson Street.
Here’s a quick map of the course. Baskets are in as of Saturday May 10, 2014. Tees will be put in with the week, and an opening ceremony will be in the next couple weeks. Download hi res map by Guido Strotheide of the Springfield Illinois Disc Golf Club.
Illinois College students Nathan Zimmerman and Caleb Harris pushed for the course, put in by the city of Jacksonville. They, along with MacMurray College students Janson Shehorn and Cydny Saxer and others, have been working with the Parks & Lakes Department on plans for a course in the little-used park. They raised funds from sponsors donated via the Jacksonville Park Foundation to the city. Funds also came from the city of Jacksonville’s Goveia Family Trust, and parks funds. More photos . . .
Please be welcome over to Jacksonville to check out our new disc golf course. Saturday May 17th 2014 is the Downtown Celebration, and you can make a day of it in Jacksonville including a 5k, fun run/walk, fun ride, long bike ride or nature walk on the Town Brook. Or bring your mountain bike and take part in the first werewolf ride of the season at Audubon Woods Trails. More to do listed at Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
From Springfield, Illinois get to Foreman Grove via Old Jacksonville Road/Old State Road; or take I 72 to Exit 68 and take first right to get up to Old Jax.
Posted by Steve Warmowski