An eighteen hole disc golf course was installed at the St. Stephens Historical Park. The course layout stretches through the historical site of the territorial capital of Alabama, and each hole features a historic fact about Old St. Stephens. The historic facts correspond with the hole numbers, and they provide insight into the lives of the people of the early 1800s in south Alabama. Our goal was to provide an additional recreational opportunity while promoting an awareness of the historical importance of the town site.
The course officially opened on July 31, 2018, but it has already attracted significant interest from the disc golf community and from park guests. We plan to host an inaugural tournament in the spring of 2019. The expectation is that the course will create a stream of income for the park through tournaments and through increased lodging revenue from guests who want to play the course. We have a selection of discs for sale in the park store and an assortment of discs that are available for rent. Both of those options should provide income to the park.