A new 18-hole disc golf course has opened in Highlands Ranch and residents from all over metro Denver are stopping by to check it out. “It’s a great sport and a great way to get out and get some …
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A new 18-hole disc golf course has opened in Highlands Ranch and residents from all over metro Denver are stopping by to check it out.
“It’s a great sport and a great way to get out and get some exercise,” said George Marion, a Denver resident who uses the course.
The object of disc golf is similar to regular golf — to make it from the tee to the hole in as few attempts as possible, according to a release from the Highlands Ranch Metro District. Only instead of a club and golf ball, players toss a variety of discs.
The West Fork Disc Golf Course, at 9095 S. Broadway, opened July 15.
“It’s a great social distancing game,” said Lemar Wuerth, another user of the course. “You always meet really cool people when playing.”
The public course, with 18 holes, stretches across about a mile.
“The project was completed for less than the budgeted amount of $480,000,” according to the release.
South Suburban Parks and Recreation, a partner on the project, contributed $160,000.
“The baskets look beautiful,” disc golfer Eric Naegele said. “Aesthetically, they did a really good job on (the course.)”
The free course is open daily from 6 a.m. to dusk.
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