Clermont’s disc golf scene just got taken to the next level.
The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) announced that Champions Pointe Disc Golf Course in Lake Hiawatha Preserve will be among its sites for the 2020 Amateur Disc Golf World Championships.
The PDGA championships are the sport’s marquee event, featuring the world’s top disc golfers, drawing interest and attention to the location and generating significant economic impact for local businesses.
City of Clermont Parks and Recreation Director Scott Davidoff helped Orlando Disc Golf Inc.’s President Mark Janssen work on the bid and application for the prestigious honor.
“When the city partnered with Lake County to create Champions Pointe Disc Golf Course, it was with the goal of being able to host local, statewide, national and international events,” Davidoff said. “The course has been a huge success for the city, and the feedback from the community has been phenomenal. As the Choice of Champions, there is no better place to host an event of this caliber, and we are looking forward to welcoming all of the athletes and spectators to showcase all that Clermont has to offer.”
Being selected is no surprise for the city known as the Choice of Champions, with its active sporting community and picturesque parks.
Champions Pointe Disc Golf Course is the longest course in Florida, at about 9,000 feet, and has hosted multiple local and regional tournaments. The course is popular among the community and has been played by world and national champions, too. The 18-hole course opened in 2016 at 450 N. Lake Minneola Shores.
The PDGA announced the locations for the amateur and professional championships. The amateur championships will be Central Florida, while professional championships will be in Ogden, Utah.
The Central Florida locations will include Lake Hiawatha Preserve in Clermont, Bill Frederick Park (Woods, T-2 and Original) in Orlando, Barnett Park (Parkside and North courses) in Orlando, River City Nature Park (Alpha and Barwick courses) in DeBary and a new temporary course at a local golf club.