Our History The Victoria Open Disc Golf Tournament began in 1983 when Larry Puckett collaborated with Brother Gary Moses of the Victoria Parks and Recreation Department, to hold a disc golf tournament in conjunction with the National Frisbee Championships. This duo, with support of the local club, continued hosting annual tournaments and installed the first Mach III baskets in 1984. In the mid 80s, John Houck redesigned the course and painted 15-16 trees and the accompanying few baskets and used footstones for tees. Baskets were slowly added over time by the local club and the Parks Department.
In 1988, The Iconic Riverside Disc Golf Course was created by Houck. It is the third course of his design and it is Houck’s vision and foresight of creating winding fairways underneath massive trees and in open greens that has inspired the development of multiple other disc golf courses in Victoria.
Over time, the original Houck Design has evloved with the addition of several alternate pins. All original Tee Boxes remain in the same locations, except for #16 which was moved back approximately twenty feet, to higer ground, due to river risings dropping silt on the box. This new Tee Location was created in 2020 during the installation of The River Course at Fox's Bend. Below are maps and tee signs of the Riverside disc golf course at Riverside Park in Victoria, Texas.