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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

Fairfield Inn & Suites Jonesboro is the official lodging partner of the 2019 Jonesboro Open

Event Summary:
Disc Golf Pro Tour Jonesboro Open 2019
Start Date: Monday, April 8, 2019
End Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Last Day to Book: Friday, March 15, 2019
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Jonesboro for 99 USD per night

Book your group rate for Disc Golf Pro Tour Jonesboro 2019

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.

JO 2019 SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 11, 2019
7:30pm Player and Sponsor BBQ Dinner at the Jonesboro Elks Lodge
Friday, April 12, 2019
8:00am FPO and MPO Tee Times all day
8:00pm Buffalo Wild Wings Player’s Party

Jonesboro Buffalo Wild Wings 

1503 Red Wolf Blvd. Jonesboro

Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:00am FPO and MPO Tee Times all day
6:30pm Fly Mart. Putting Finals. CTP for Cash for all AMs. This will take place at Disc Side of Heaven.
Sunday, April 14, 2019
8:00am FPO and MPO Tee Times all day.
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