The Challenge at Goat Hill Park Welcomes You!
Are you ready for a Challenge? Do you think you can tame the Goat? 2020 will mark the 8th installation of The Challenge at Goat Hill Park – Driven by Innova, held in Oceanside, California on June 5-7, 2020. In 2020 The Challenge is once again at A-tier status for the combined MPO/FPO field with a parallel 2-day B-tier for other Pro and Am players. For the second year in a row we are a USDGC Qualifier event and in 2020 we have been added to the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s Silver Series! A minimum of $5,000 in added cash is earmarked for the Pro side of the tournament, with 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 70, 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?
Registration for the B-tier side of The Challenge will open on DGU on February 27, 2020. The A-tier side of The Challenge will have registration on DiscGolf Scene and will feature ratings-based tiers for MPO and FPO. All players will be invited to the Friday evening Welcome and Players Party held on-site at Goat Hill Park, 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. We will have three rounds of post-production video coverage of the event – if you want to see what Goat Hill Park looks like on video check out CCDG’s coverage of the 2019 event, available on YouTube.
So as you’re planning your disc golf travel schedule for 2020, include a swing through sunny San Diego to Goat Hill Park. We’re snuggled in between the San Francisco Open and PDGA Pro Worlds (with ample time to get to Utah to practice), ready to host the best in the sport and build upon the rich disc golf history of Southern California.