Play the new Black Hoof Disc Golf Course April 1

Play the new Black Hoof Disc Golf Course April 1
Posted on 02/16/2023
man throwing disc at teebox disc golf basket

Grab a disc and some comfortable walking shoes. Two new disc golf courses will open to the public Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Lenexa’s beautiful Black Hoof Park (near 89th Street and Monticello Road). The Black Hoof Disc Golf Grand Opening event from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. will showcase a championship-level 18-hole timber course and a family-friendly 9-hole course.

Grand opening schedule (April 1)

9 a.m.–4 p.m.: Black Hoof Open Disc Golf Tournament ($25; registration required)

  • Be among the first to play on the metro area's newest world-class 18-hole disc golf course, driven by Henderson Engineers. Tournament proceeds will benefit the Lenexa Parks & Recreation Scholarship Program.

9:30–10:30 a.m.: Instructional Beginner Clinic (free; open to all)

  • Join us for a new players clinic to learn the basics of the sport. 

10:30–11 a.m.: Long-Drive Competition (free; open to all)

  • Watch some of the biggest disc golf arms in KC throw for distance.  

11 a.m.–4 p.m.: Mini Games (free; open to all)

  • Drop by to try out family-friendly games.

What is disc golf?

Disc golf is a sport played similar to traditional golf. There is a teebox and a basket (the hole), and the objective is to get the disc in the hole in the fewest number of throws. Whoever has the fewest throws at the end of the round wins.

It can be a laidback game for friends and families or a competitive physical challenge for experienced players. Either way, a game of disc golf encourages the community to get active while enjoying nature.

About the new courses

The Black Hoof Disc Golf Course was envisioned to add valuable recreational amenities to undeveloped areas of the vast Black Hoof Park. The City of Lenexa intends this to be a premier destination for disc golf in the Kansas City area.

Dynamic Discs designed the two individual disc golf courses in 2021. Construction began in 2022 and continued through early 2023. The championship-level, 10,000-foot-long 18-hole course is laid into 80 acres of rugged terrain. It includes multiple teepads and basket locations on most holes, offering course variations for users. The 9-hole course is shorter and more accessible to families and novice players.

An additional parking lot also was built off the 89th Street entrance into Black Hoof Park, near the Oak Shelter. It is located between the two disc golf courses to help meet the increasing needs of park visitors.

Other Black Hoof Park amenities

Besides disc golf, there’s more to explore during a visit to the 231-acre Black Hoof Park:

  • Stroll the meandering trails through open grass, boardwalks and wooded areas.
  • Look for the distinctive dam and spillway at Lake Lenexa that merge engineering with art.
  • Observe a diverse array of wildlife.
  • Enjoy leisurely boating and fishing on the lake. (A kayak rental station is coming soon.)
  • Get silly with the kids at fun-filled playgrounds and natural play areas.
  • Take a relaxing picnic break at a covered shelter.

Sponsorship options

Sponsorship for the Black Hoof Park Disc Golf Course was provided by Henderson Engineers (18-hole course) and the Kansas Flying Disc Association (9-hole course). Henderson Engineers is a national engineering and construction firm headquartered in Lenexa. The Kansas Flying Disc Association is a nonprofit foundation that helps grow the sport through resources, consulting and information. 

To help support ongoing maintenance, the City of Lenexa offers additional sponsorship packages and accepts individual donations.

Published Feb. 16, 2023