Spectator Info

How to Watch the Jonesboro Open (Last updated 2/20/19)

The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) and the Disc Golf Pro Tour (DGPT) want fans to see the best players up close and personal.

Fans taking in Hole 1 action at the 2018 Jonesboro Open

ADMISSION

The 2019 Jonesboro Open will be $5 per adult and $2 for kids age 7-17.   All kids 6 and under get in free.  This is a one time fee that is good for the entire weekend; 40% of these proceeds will go to The Arkansas Pet Savers (TAPS). TAPS is an organization of individuals that save dogs and cats from death row at shelters by fostering them in their own homes until a fur-ever home can be found.

DIRECTIONS

Disc Side of Heaven is located at 3255 Strawfloor Drive, Jonesboro AR, 72404.

IF YOU ARE COMING FROM LITTLE ROCK, do NOT follow your GPS (It will take you down a dirt road and a one-lane wooden bridge!)  Stay on Hwy 49 until you get to Parker Road (If you cross I-555 you have gone too far).  Turn Left on Parker Road and allow your GPS to take you from there.

PARKING INFO

There is limited parking at Disc Side of Heaven, we encourage everyone to carpool as much as possible.

All three days you will be able to park at Sloan Lake Estates.  Sloan Lake Estates is a relativity new subdivision.  There are two cul-de-sacs close to Disc Side of Heaven that have no homes built.  You can park there and follow the red/pink flags to the course.

Also for all three days there is overflow parking located near Hole #4 basket. Follow Strawfloor Drive around to the South and the gate will be on your right.

On Saturday and Sunday, you will be able to park at Ridgefield Christian School – 3824 Casey Springs Rd, Jonesboro, AR 72404 – and walk up the hill to Disc Side of Heaven.

IF YOU PARK ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD (Strawfloor Drive or Casey Springs Road) YOU RISK THE CHANCE OF A PARKING TICKET.

INFORMATION

As soon as you get on site, enter through the tent located at the main gate.  We will have a map showing the best places to watch.  If you park at Hole #4 know there are no vendors there, all vendors are located near Hole #1.

CONCESSIONS

(This info will be updated as we get closer 2/20/19)  There will be food and beverages for purchase on-site on Saturday and Sunday.  CASH ONLY Menu is as follows:

Friday Lunch:  Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Chips $4  | Pulled Pork Nachos $6

Saturday Lunch:  Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Chips $4  | Pulled Pork Nachos $6 |  Smoked Wings and Chips $6 | Hot Dogs $2 –   Chili Dogs $3 –  Hot Dog, Chips and Coke $5 | Smoothie King will be selling 12 oz Strawberry Xtreme and Lemon Twist Strawberry smoothies. Cost is $4.

Saturday Dinner: Award winning Memphis style Ribs, Slaw, Potato Salad $8

Sunday Lunch: Pulled Pork Sandwich & Chips $4 | Pulled Pork Nachos $6 | Hubcap Sandwich (Smoked Bologna) and Chips $4 | Lost Pizza Co. | Smoothie King will be selling 12 oz Strawberry Xtreme and Lemon Twist Strawberry smoothies. Cost is $4.

20oz Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Water, Powerade $2

SCHEDULE

There are several events that non-players are encouraged and invited to take part in.  See the entire Event Schedule by clicking here:  Schedule

TERRAIN

Disc Side of Heaven is located on an active Hay Field.  It is extremely hilly and rough.  Please come prepared with good, closed toe shoes.  Be aware of your surroundings as all of Mother Nature’s creatures will be stirring by early April.  There is some shade on the course, but other areas where there is none.  Please consider sunscreen and insect repellent.  Regular baby strollers with small wheels are not recommended.  Jogging strollers with large wheels work much better.

WHAT CAN YOU BRING IN

Chairs, coolers, food & beverages are all allowed in.  BUT PLEASE help us by keeping your trash to a minimum and if at possible take it with you.  As the hiking motto goes… ‘Pack it in.  Pack it out.’

SPECTATOR ETIQUETTE

  • Live Action:  When the players are preparing to throw, please be quiet, and if you are in their line of sight, be as still as possible.
  • Cell Phones:  Please have them off or silenced while you are on the course.
  • OB Disc:  DO NOT touch or pick up a disc you believe to be Out of Bounds.  Let the players pick it up.
  • Autographs:  Please do not ask for autographs during the round.  Please ask after the round or before the round, if they are not preparing or warming up and it is socially appropriate.