Monte Bella Park
- Disc Golf
- Mountain Bike Trail
Yes, city of Brownsville parks and trails are OPEN. However, in an effort to support the safety and well-being of our community, all City of Brownsville, pools, playgrounds, fitness installations, pavilions, gyms, rental facilities, public amenities and facilities are closed until further notice.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we take these measures to prevent the community spread of COVID-19. Stay safe, stay healthy.
Currently ONLY public parks, hike and bike trails are open.
If you decide to visit a park or trail, please abide Second Amended Emergency Order guidelines. Protect yourself and others. Make sure you're wearing a face mask (face covering) and always practice social distancing. Maintain distance--Stay 6 feet away from other people. Avoid mass gathering. No crowds, no groups.
COB PARD staff will be working to help maintain the standard upkeep, maintenance, stewardship of site facilities.
Cameron County Public Health has activated a call center for
information, questions, and guidance specific for Cameron County.
Phone: (956) 247-3650
About this Park
A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw has landed.
The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it's sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. There are few differences, though.
Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you probably won't need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad "tee time." It is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, regardless of economic status.
Concentration skills increase by mastering shots and negotiating obstacles. Players of limited fitness levels can start slowly and gradually increase their level of play as fitness improves. Scheduling is also flexible; a round takes one to two hours, and may be played alone, eliminating the difficulty of scheduling tee times. And as in traditional golf, disc golfers find themselves "hooked;" increasing the likelihood of frequent participation. Disc golf offers year-round fitness, even in rain or snow.
Perhaps the greatest attribute of the sport is the expense or rather, the lack of it. A professional quality disc costs less than $15, and it only takes one for basic play. And, of course, there's the sheer fun of the game no matter what your age or skill level!
Players merely match their pace to their capabilities, and proceed from there. The Professional Disc Golf Association, with a member base of 50,000+, is the governing body for the sport and sanctions competitive events for men and women of every skill level from novice to professional. Permanent disc golf courses are found in countries worldwide.