The Owen High Nature Trail Disc Golf Course… where the flight of your disc is the trail and the
tee-sign sand scorecards are your nature guides.
Set in the beautiful Swannanoa Valley, the Owen High Nature Trail Disc Golf Course maximizes
the available land around the school’s campus. The 9-Hole course is minimally wooded, relying
more on elevation and OB to keep things interesting. The “Nature Trail” aspect to the course
comes in the form of interpretive tee-signs that help players connect with the natural resources
found on, and around, the school’s campus; and, scorecards that double as field-guides so that
as players make their way around the course, they have the ability to identify common trees and
As far as we know, the Owen High Nature Trail Disc Golf Course is the first ever purposely
designed disc golf course to incorporate interpretive materials in this way… Where else but
The concept for the nature trail disc golf courses came from a need to find ways to attract the
teenage population to nature. Seeing as to how kids are now "plugged-in" to electronic media
for an average of 7.5 hours per day, and that childhood obesity is rising in the state of North
Carolina, we wanted to combine the exciting, physical activity of disc golf with interpretive tee-
signs and scorecards… giving kids and families the opportunity to connect with the natural world
while exercising and having fun.
3:30 - Sunset on School days
8:00 - Sunset on Weekends/Summer
Course CLOSED DURING SCHOOL HOURS and major sporting events.
DO NOT BLOCK GATES
If the gates are locked, park near the second gate and walk in. Play Hole 9 as #1 and then make
your way back around to Hole 8.
KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON
The course is on a High School Campus... No Smoking, No Drinking, No Cursing, No Dogs.
Please. Thank You.
The Owen High Nature Trail Disc Golf Course was made possible through the collaboration
of several agencies and organizations, including: The Western North Carolina Disc Golf
Association and its members; The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Kids in Parks program;
The Buncombe County Parks, Greenways and Recreation Services; Charles D. Owen High
School; The Blue Ridge Parkway; and The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Foundation. The project also received donations from Asheville Arborists, Landmark
Landscapes, GDS Waste Management, the Buncombe County Landfill, and Home Depot.
I-40 exit 59, make a Left. At the bottom of the hill, turn Right onto US-70 E. Drive 1/4 mile to
a Left at the first light (Whitson) to an immediate Right on Old US-70. Drive 1.8 miles to a Left
on Lake Eden Rd. (after the prison). Owen High School is 1/3 mile on left. When you drive into
the school from the main entrance, you will see the guard shack... look for the kiosk at 2 o'clock.
Park near Hole 1's tee.
99 Lake Eden Rd.
Black Mountain, NC 28711