New disc golf club lands in Penticton

The Penticton Disc Golf Club is introducing a new course at Rotary Marina.

DISC GOLFERS enjoy tournament play held at Skaha Meadows Golf course in 2015. The Penticton Disc Golf Club is introducing a new course to the area at Rotary Marina View Disc Golf Course on Saturday.

The Penticton Disc Golf club (PDGC) and the Rotary Club of

Penticton will be hosting a grand opening for the Rotary Marina View Disc Golf Course in Penticton on Oct. 1. They invite the public to join in celebrating the official opening of Penticton’s newest free recreational facility.

The opening ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at the first tee on the Rotary Marina View Disc Golf Course. The Rotary Marina View Disc Golf Course is a nine-hole disc golf course located on the esplanade above Lake Okanagan Marina.

“We are excited to officially announce the completion of the Rotary Marina View Disc Golf Course. The Penticton Disc Golf Club has worked hard over the last two years to establish and grow the sport of disc golf in Penticton,” said Penticton Disc Golf Club president Shawn Black. “The Rotary Club of Penticton saw the potential in disc golf, and the benefits it can bring to the community and the youth of our community. We are happy to have partnered with the Rotary Club.”

In the spring, Penticton city council granted the PDGC permission to install a disc golf course on the esplanade. With funding from the Rotary Club, the PDGC purchased and installed nine official disc golf basket targets. The disc golf club also built tee pads and installed information and direction signs on the course. PDGC volunteers provided the volunteer labour to build the tee pads, install the baskets and signs.

“This project fits perfectly for the Rotary Club of Penticton to be involved in,” said Rotary Club president Barb Hoolaeff. “This is yet another Rotary Park for youth and adults alike to enjoy. The Rotary Club of Penticton is proud to be a part of The Rotary Marina View Disc Golf Course.”

Disc golf is a fun alternative to traditional golf. Instead of hitting a ball with a club, disc golfers throw a flying disc (frisbee). The objective is the same as golf, to complete each hole in the fewest number of strokes (throws for disc golf). Disc golf is easy to learn, and fun for the entire family. There is no cost to play disc golf at most courses, and golf discs are relatively cheap when compared to a set of golf clubs.

Following the opening ceremony, attendees are invited to give the disc golf course a try. The PDGC will have spare discs on hand for anyone wanting to play a round on the new course.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Chants of ‘Parky, Parky, Parky’ herald ECM victory

The Penticton ECM Promotions atoms clinch silver medal at Coquitlam tourney

Summerland basketball team advances to Provincials

Summerland senior girls team wins regional meet, will compete in Langley

Summerland property taxes forecast to rise

Proposed municipal budget calls for increase of four per cent

South Okanagan Men and Women Who Care schedule first meetings of 2020

The 100 Men Who Care Penticton and 100 Women Who Care South Okanagan meetings scheduled

South Okanagan mountain bore racist name for a half century

Nkawala Mountain was initially named in connection with the deaths of two black men.

VIDEO: 7 things you need to know about the 2020 B.C. budget

Surplus of $227 million with big spending on infrastructure and capital projects

Trees Cannabis director fined $1.5M for selling marijuana

Fine follows provincial crackdown on popular dispensary

World Cup skier from Okanagan dies suddenly at 19

Kuroda, who made his World Cup debut earlier this year, passed away suddenly Monday night.

Coastal GasLink pipeline investor committed to closing deal despite protests

Developer TC Energy Corp. — formerly TransCanada Corp. — is to remain the operator of the $6.6-billion pipeline

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

What’s in a name? The story of Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie

It’s likely the iconic peak had several Indigenous peoples’ names before settlers arrived

Budget 2020: B.C. Liberals blast ‘Netflix tax,’ lack of economic plan

ICBC rates still go up, except in election year, Shirley Bond says

Teen snowmobiler from Kelowna found after air force’s overnight search

The teen had been missing since just after 6 p.m. on Monday

Town of Osoyoos voices support for proposed casino

Osoyoos council voted to submit a letter of support for a proposed casino on OIB land

Most Read