A disc golf course will soon be joining entertainment and activity options in the city of Washington Court House.
As previously reported, local Jason Stritenberger began the initiative for the local course and even started his own disc golf supply shop in downtown Washington C.H. at 149 S. Fayette St.
According to www.discgolf.com/, “Disc golf is similar to traditional golf; however, instead of using golf clubs and balls aiming for a hole, disc golf players use disc golf discs and aim for a disc golf basket which is a pole extending up from the ground with chains and a basket where the disc lands. The object of the game is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws, starting from a tee area and finishing with the disc coming to rest in the basket.”
There are several different types of disc golf courses.
The website further explains, “Generally, a course is made up of 9 or 18 holes. Players start at hole one and complete the course in order, playing through to the last hole. The player with the lowest total cumulative throws wins. Disc golf differs from traditional golf in important ways. Disc golf courses can use a wide variety of terrain. Often times, land not suitable for other park activities or development is the perfect terrain for a disc golf course.”
The local course is planned to be located off the walking path that connects Washington Cemetery to Chrisman Park — behind the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
According to Stritenberger, the local one will be an 18-hole course. A gravel parking lot will be created behind the water treatment plant, and hole one will start in that area. The course will then loop around and end back near the starting point.
“It’s a good mix of hole design,” said Stritenberger. “I’m very excited. Not only will it be good for people that already play disc golf, but hopefully it will get a lot of locals to find out about it and what it is, try it out.”
The course will be called, “Soldiers’ Row Disc Golf Course.” Stritenberger explained it is named after Soldiers’ Row in Washington Cemetery.
The course was funded by local sponsors, including the city. Stritenberger also worked with the city to get permission for the course to be built on public land, making it available for use at no cost to the public.
While the funds for the course have been raised, he explained volunteers will be building the course as the weather allows.
To follow news about the course, follow the Facebook page, “Soldiers’ Row DGC.”
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