BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Mena Lions Club have revamped their golf course and have launched a new Disc Golf Course that has garnered some excitement among fans of the sport. The new course will have two 18-hole options for play and can be played both day and night, thanks to glow-in-the-dark discs. The cost is by donation in a drop box and will depend on the honor system. Discs can be purchased from the Lions Club by contacting one of their members. The information will be included on their signage at the course.
The Lions Club Disc Golf Course was welcomed by the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 6. On Saturday, May 7, a grand opening was held where mini-lessons were given to newcomers of the sport and several matches ensued.
The course is said to surely draw the attention of disc golf tournament circuits and skilled competitors for the beauty and the challenge. John Little, designer of the course, said it was the most challenging he’s ever built. The trees alone on the course add plenty of challenges and there is also water obstacles and more that can put a snag in your score.
Not only will the course provide a challenging, family-friendly game, it will also provide a breath of fresh air and some outdoor exercise. To learn more, contact one of the Lions Club members listed above. The course is located on Highway 71 South, on the edge of Mena, just before Fairgrounds Road. “We are glad to provide this to the community and hope they truly enjoy and appreciate the new addition,” said President Gary Gann.