Disc golf is now a part of the Outer Banks. With the ribbon cutting of the Casey R. Logan Disc Golf Course last Saturday in Kill Devil Hills one of the most popular but in many ways under appreciated sports has come to the Outer Banks.
The course is beautiful. Cut through a maritime forest on 35 or 36 acres, the 18 holes meander beneath towering pine tree. Each hole has two baskets. The yellow is for the novices and not as experienced. The red baskets are considered tournament level play.
The Beautiful Disc Golf Course
The course memorializes the son of Bob and Lin Logan whose son, Casey, died at age 24 in 2000. Lin Logan, in talking about her son, said he loved disc golf and creating a place where people of all ages can come and enjoy themselves seemed the best way to remember him.
It took a while for the town to get to this point. The course is on the western edge of what is called the Baum Tract, a 322 acre donation from Diane Baum ST. Clair, who was a former mayor.
The course, at the western edge of the tract, was on one of the last undeveloped areas. Much of the Baum tract is taken up with the Kill Devil Town offices and First Flight elementary, middle and high schools.
There was considerable debate when, in 2013 the town indicated they wanted to develop the area. At that initial 2013 meeting the Logan’s spoke in favor of a disc golf course and pledged $15,000 if the town went forward with the idea.
It still took a few years but Kill Devil Hills agreed to the plan.
The course was designed and created by Daryl Davies, the husband of Kill Devil Hills mayor, Sheila Davies.
Davies and a number of friends and volunteers built the course for free. The town paid nothing for what is a spectacular walk through the forest.
The Casey R. Logan Disc Golf Course is located at the end of the gravel road that parallels the First Flight High School athletic complex.