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Spectator Info

How to Watch the Jonesboro Open (Last updated Mar 26)

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

ADMISSION 

The 2018 Jonesboro Open will be free to everyone to come out and watch.

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.

INFORMATION

As soon as you get on site, stop by the Coca-Cola Volunteer Tent to pick up a DGPT Program and that days Tee Times.  Inside the Program will be a map of the course showing the best places to watch.  The tent will be located as soon as you walk in the Main Gate.  If you park at Hole #4 some programs will be there, but all vendors are located at Main Gate.

CONCESSIONS

There will be food and beverages for purchase on-site on Saturday and Sunday.  CASH ONLY Menu is as follows:

Saturday Lunch:  Smoked Wings and Chips $8 or Brats & Chips $4

Saturday Dinner: Award winning Memphis style Ribs, Slaw, Potato Salad $8 or Hubcap Sandwich (Smoked Bologna) and Chips $4

Sunday Lunch: Pulled Pork Sandwich & Chips $4; Pulled Pork Nachos $6 or Ribs, Slaw, Potato Salad $8

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.

Area Accommodations

Area Accommodations for the 2018 Jonesboro Open

Craighead Forest Park has 26 RV spots and tent sites.  It is roughly a 12-15 minute drive from the park to Disc Side of Heaven.  This is the same park that the AMs will play one round during the tournament.  Pros, there are 27 holes located at the park so you can warm up here before heading to Disc Side of Heaven.

Unfortunately they do not take reservations.  The best you can do is call the day before you get there and pay for that night through the end of the weekend.   For more info on campground click here:  Craighead Forest Park

There are two other RV parks in town.  Perkins RV Park located at 1821 E Parker Rd, Jonesboro, AR 72404: (870) 935-4152.   Jonesboro RV Park located at 4100 Hwy 349, Jonesboro, AR 72404: (870) 926-2439.  Perkins is located in town and Jonesboro RV Park is located outside of city.  Both are smaller, but appear to be nice.

Hotels:¬† You can get a King Suite for $99 or a Double Queen Suite for $109 at Comfort Suites.¬† This discounted rate still covers all of the many hotel amenities including an All-American Hot Breakfast featuring “Our ever popular made-to-order omelettes.”¬† (The breakfast is really good!)

To receive the discount call 870-336-2280 and tell them you are coming for the Jonesboro Open Disc Golf Tournament.  Address is 3404 Access Road, Jonesboro 72401.

 

Event Schedule

Event Schedule for 2018 Jonesboro Open (as of Jan 26, 2018)

Mon, Apr 2: Open Practice for MPO & FPO players on Champ Course

Tue, Apr 3: Open Practice for MPO & FPO players on Champ Course

Wed, Apr 4: Open Practice for MPO & FPO players on Champ Course

Thur, Apr 5: 8:00 am Eagles Wings Chapel Service lead by Joel Freeman – Player’s Tent

8:30 am to 2:00 pm Open Practice for MPO & FPO players on Champ Course.   AM Players may play the Champ Course at this time for a $10 Greens Fee, pay at the Coca-Cola Volunteer Tent.

5:00 PM Р6:00 PM  at DSoH:  Media Hour

5:00 PM at DSoH:  Kids Disc Golf РMeet the Pros

5:30 PM at DSoH: Ice Cream Social

7:00 PM at Jonesboro Elks Lodge: MPO & FPO and Sponsors BBQ Dinner.  Games and beverages after.

8:00 PM at DSoH: Festival of the Flying Discs Bracket Tournament begins

Fri, Apr 6:   8:10 am to 3:00 pm FPO and MPO Tee Times

AMs Pool A: 9:00 am Shotgun at Disc Side of Heaven Rec Course

AMs Pool B: 1:00 pm Shotgun at Disc Side of Heaven Rec Course

7:30 pm – ??? ¬†Player’s Party at The¬†Brickhouse 218 S. Main Street Downtown Jonesboro – everyone invited.¬† Putting Competition Prelims – open to everyone

Sat, Apr 7:  8:10 am to 3:00 pm FPO and MPO Tee Times

AMs Pool A: 9:00 am Shotgun at Craighead Forest Park

AMs Pool B: 9:00 am Shotgun at Disc Side of Heaven Rec Course

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at DSoH: Fly Mart

7:30 pm at DSoH: Bring Your Own Partner NiteIze event

7:30 pm at DSoH: Putting Competition Finals

7:30 pm at DSoH: Prodiscus CTP for Cash (All AMs)

7:30 pm at DSoH: Festival of the Flying Discs

Sun, Apr 8: 8:10 am to 3:00 pm FPO and MPO Tee Times

AMs Pool A: 9:00 am Shotgun at Disc Side of Heaven Rec Course

AMs Pool B:  9:00 am Shotgun at Craighead Forest Park

12:00 pm at DSoH: Awards for AMs

6:00 pm at DSoH: Awards for FPO and MPO

Registration

Jonesboro Open 2018 Event Registration

To register as MPO or FPO for the Jonesboro Open presented by Prodiscus click here:  PRO SIDE

To see who is playing on the PRO SIDE, click here:  PLAYERS

ALL AMs register for the Dynamic Discs Jonesboro Open Am Side click here:  AM SIDE     AM side is Trophy only and each player that signs up will receive:

  1. Dynamic Discs Trooper Bag
  2. A Whale Sac
  3. Premium plastic TFR custom stamped disc
  4. Premium plastic custom stamped disc
  5. Tournament T-shirt
  6. MORE ITEMS ANNOUNCED SOON!