De Laveaga Disc Golf Course

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De Laveaga Disc Golf Course ("Dela") is a world-renowned[citation needed] 27-hole disc golf course in the hills of De Laveaga Park above Santa Cruz, California. It boasts one of the original long disc golf courses, with some holes measuring more than 500 feet in length. The 27th hole, "Top of the World," is one of the most famous holes in disc golf; the tee box is situated nearly 600 feet from the pin—and 100 feet above it.

Designed by Professional Disc Golf Association hall of famer and World Disc Games founder Tom Schot.[1][not in citation given][2][not in citation given] Dela (as it is known to the locals) was installed in the mid-1980s and was one of the first organized courses for disc golf. In 2011, the PDGA World Championships were held in California, and a round was played here. 2011 Worlds were won by local Nate Doss. Each May, the disc golf community descends upon Santa Cruz, for the Masters Cup, one of the PDGA's national tour events and one of the oldest tournament events in disc golf.

External links


  1. "Disc Golf Hall of Fame". Tom Schot. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. "Disc Golfer by Joe Feidt". Tom Schot Interview. Retrieved October 22, 2013.