NSU expands disc golf course for students, community members
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Northeastern State University has recently expanded its disc golf course. Now with a complete 18 holes, the course offers more opportunities for students and community members to enjoy the sport on the NSU campus in the heart of Tahlequah.
“We seek to have activities to engage every student in some manner,” Dr. Jerrid Freeman, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at NSU, said. “I see the disc golf course as another example of that. We want a diverse option of activities that help our students stay engaged and involved in the community.”
The NSU Club Sports Disc Golf team was formed last fall and has since competed in one collegiate tournament. With the expanded course, NSU can now host tournaments on campus which is an exciting development for the team.
Trenton Spunaugle, NSU Club Sports Disc Golf team captain, was able to work with NSU administration during the course expansion process.
“Whenever Dr. Freeman had approached me with the idea I was super excited,” Spunaugle said. “Getting to help throughout the process made it that much more special and having some new holes to practice has been really nice.”
While the team is currently welcoming new members, all students are invited to utilize the course recreationally. Spunaugle notes the course as being a great way for students to relax in between classes.
“Playing disc golf on campus is very convenient and makes taking a break from classes super easy,” Spunaugle said. “Now having 18 holes gives you ample time to play and have a good walk around a part of campus.”
Community members are also invited to practice on the course that now takes them through even more of the scenic NSU Tahlequah campus.
“We have a lot of visitors and if you look at the course on the app UDisc we receive some very favorable reviews,” Freeman said. “The course is noted as being a short, fun and beautiful course for beginners and those more seasoned at the sport.”
The NSU disc golf course begins on Seminary Avenue, across the street from the Science Building, and ends behind the Fitness Center. Those interested in playing can stop by the Fitness Center for course maps or to purchase discs.
Additionally, NSU students interested in joining the NSU Club Sports Disc Golf team can contact Spunaugle at firstname.lastname@example.org.