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Community Center: 
919-553-1550

Hours of Operation: 
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
​Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Winter Hours (Nov. 1 – Feb. 28):
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Physical Address:
715 Amelia Church Road
Clayton, NC 27520

The East Clayton Disc Golf Course was a community project 4 years in the making - a partnership between Town of Clayton Parks & Recreation staff and the volunteers and disc golf enthusiasts of the Capital Area Disc League. Led by Professional Disc Golf Association member Bobby Henn, it is truly their vision, passion and sharp machetes that carved a canopied oasis

Disc golf (often erroneously referred to as frisbee golf) is a flying disc game, as well as a precision and accuracy sport, in which individual players throw a flying disc at a target. In just eight years (2000–08), the number of disc golf courses doubled, and it continues to increase. The game is played all across the U.S. and in about 40 countries around the world.

Eighteen "holes" wind through the wooded section of East Clayton Community Park on Glen Laurel Rd.  Disc golf is unique in the way courses are built into existing forested areas. Rather than clearing and leveling fairways like a traditional golf course, disc golf takes full advantage of natural elements, using trees and shrubs as obstacles and elevation changes to make the course challenging. The work to develop this park included a strong emphasis on preserving the many trees, hills, rocks and water elements that make East Clayton Community Park unique and thus, a challenging natural play area. The Town worked diligently to not remove trees that help to serve as an immediate buffer between the park and the residential area of Forest Glen by the Neuse.

How to Play

The object of disc golf is to traverse the course from beginning to end in the fewest throws of the disc. The competitor who plays the round in the fewest total throws (plus penalties) is the winner. Play on each hole begins at the teeing area and ends at the target. After the player has thrown from the tee, each successive throw is made from where the previous throw came to rest.

After completing a hole, the player proceeds to the teeing area of the next hole, until all holes have been played.

The diverse terrain of East Clayton Community park provides natural obstacles to the flight of the disc. These natural obstacles are very much a part of the game and must not be altered by a player in any way to decrease the difficulty of a hole. Players must play the course as they find it and play the disc where it lies.

Course Rules

  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
  • Altering or breaking shrubs and tree limbs is not allowed.
  • Beware of walkers, runners and other park users when throwing near paths.
  • Course is open during regular park hours only.
  • Please adhere to all out of bounds and mandatory course rules as indicated on tee signs.
  • Please pick up your trash and help keep the course clean.

Rules of Play

  • Completion of a Hole: The hole is completed when the disc is in the basket or supported by the chains.
  • Fairway Throws: Must be made from the lie position. A run up and follow through is permitted.
  • Lie: The spot where the disc lands.
  • Mandatory (Mando): All throws must pass to the indicated side of the marker. Throws that pass to the wrong side shall be assessed a 1 stroke penalty and return to the tee pad.
  • Out of Bounds: A throw that lands out of bounds, must be played from a point 3 feet in bounds from where the disc went out of bounds. A one stroke penalty is assessed. All out of bound areas and any mandatory direction will be indicated on the tee sign.
  • Putt: Within 10 steps of the basket, a player may not step past the lie when attempting a putt throw.
  • Tee Throws: Tee throws must be completed within or behind the designated tee area. Do not throw until the players in front of you are out of range.
  • Throwing Order: Lowest score tees first. After the tee throw, the player whose lie is farthest from the basket throws first.
Latest News
  • We hope you will join us 6 p.m. Monday, July 16 for the Clayton Town Council meeting at The Clayton Center/Town Hall,  111 East Second Street  in Downtown Clayton. You can view the  full agenda pa...

  • On Monday, Clayton Police are switching to a more traditional municipal police uniform: all Navy-Blue!   We’ve been testing different uniforms for nearly a year now – running sample uniforms throug...

  • Our Annual Water Quality Reports for 2017 are now available! Click here for the 2017 Town of Clayton Water Quality Report , which covers the majority of Town.  Click here for the 2017 Town of Clay...

  • All Town of Clayton facilities will be  closed Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day  – except for Municipal Park, where our 38th annual July 4th Celebration and Fireworks begins at 4 p.m.! ...

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