Morristown named a top USA disc golf small town

Morristown was named in America’s Five Disc Golf Small Towns by UDISC.com.

Morristown made the Top Five in a list of America’s Five Disc Golf Small Towns in a recent survey.

UDISC.com, the official app of Professional Disc Golf Association, recently ranked Morristown as fourth in its list of the USA’s Top Five Disc Golf Small Towns.

“Making this list is quite an accomplishment for the local disc golf clubs and the park managers. Disc golf is a great family-oriented activity, and our vision is to make Morristown and Hamblen County the best place to play in a multi-state region. We are well in our way,” said Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain.

To qualify for the list, towns had to have a population under 50,000. The winners made their way onto the list based on data and not the opinions of UDISC’s staff. Scores used to establish both quality and quantity ranks derive from information from the UDISC app, which, thanks to disc golfers from around the world, has the most complete disc golf course directory available with well-established courses having an abundance of ratings. No disc golf course in Morristown used to create the town’s quality score had been rated fewer than 400 times.

“To be recognized as a top five destination is such a distinguished honor. The game offers great fitness, it is affordable, age-friendly and can be played on many levels of competition. Morristown Parks and Recreation is very proud of its relationships with the game of disc golf. We look forward to continued growth and opportunities in the years ahead,” Morristown Parks and Recreation Director Craig Price said.

Morristown’s four courses have all been designed by H.B. Clark of Blue Grass Disc Golf. Clark and his staff have produced the annual Tennessee State Disc Golf Championships in Morristown since 2013. The 2020 tournament saw the largest attendance yet with over 430 amateur and professional golfers participating from 23 states and the United Kingdom.

“Morristown leadership recognized early on the benefits and economic impact disc golf could have on a community and has continued to support the development of courses enabling Morristown to become Tennessee’s Disc Golf Capital,” said Morristown Chamber Director of Tourism Anne Ross.

Morristown has four courses of varying difficulty; they are located at Cherokee Park, Frank Lorino Park, Panther Creek State Park and Wayne Hansard Park. All courses are free to play and open during regular park hours.