The Challenge at Goat Hill Park Welcomes You!
Are you ready for a Challenge? Do you think you can tame the Goat? 2021 will mark the 9th installation of The Challenge at Goat Hill Park – Driven by Innova, held in Oceanside, California. The A-tier portion of The Challenge will be held on My 7-9, 2021 for the combined MPO/FPO field (see PDGA results here, UDisc stats here), along with a 2-day B-tier for age-protected Pro divisions on May 8-9. We’re working on the date for the Am side of the event…please be patient – you won’t be left out! Tiered registration for the MPO/FPO A-tier will be on DiscGolfScene and will open in early February. You’ll be able to register for the B-tier at DGU – and will open in March, 2021.
For the third year in a row we will be a USDGC Qualifier event and we will once again be on the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s Silver Series! Over $5,000 in cash will be added to the MPO/FPO side of the tournament, and more is being raised for the B-tier! We will have ample player packs and awards available for our Ams. And of course, the coveted “Goat Trophies” for top finishers!
Players choosing to take on the Goat will get a chance to experience the Par 68, nearly 12,000-foot disc golf layout that winds around the golf course known as Goat Hill Park. The “Goat Hill” portion of the venue name tells you most of what you need to know about the course: it’s tough, ornery and features lots of hills to chew players up. What isn’t mentioned is the wind – a steady sea breeze coming off the Pacific Ocean (in view from several holes) that really picks up in the afternoon, just in time for lead cards. “Park” was add to the name to reflect the open, inviting, relaxing vibe that embraces the venue. Where else can you see ball golfers and disc golfers with their dogs on leash beside them as they play 18?
We hope to be able to invite all players to a Friday evening Welcome and Players Party held on-site at Goat Hill Park, similar to what we did in 2019, where we’ll make use of the patio area to enjoy disc-themed games, snacks and a sampling of some of San Diego County’s best craft beers. The Disc Golf Pro Tour is providing three rounds of post-production video coverage of the event with two cards of coverage of BOTH MPO and FPO divisions! If you want to see what Goat Hill Park looks like on video check out CCDG’s coverage of the previous events, that we have links for on our website.
So as you’re planning your disc golf travel schedule for 2021, include a swing through sunny San Diego to Goat Hill Park. We’re snuggled in between the Dynamic Discs Open and the San Francisco Open, ready to host the best in the sport and build upon the rich disc golf history of Southern California.