WASHINGTON CITY — A large group of avid disc golf players gathered at Pine View Park Saturday morning to celebrate the opening of a new 18-hole course. The course was designed and built by local Eagle Scouts Mitchell Price, Jaxton Reber, Nathan Gledhill, Kelton Gledhill and Jon Johnson.
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The five young men began the project nearly 10 months ago in February and raised $13,000 to construct the course, enlisting donations from local businesses to help build each hole.
In April, with the help of volunteers, course construction began across 14 acres of land. The course adjoins with the park and extends into the tamarisk and riverbed areas and is considered challenging because of the varying elevations of ground.
The Pine View Disc Golf Course is the only course within 100 miles to offer 18-holes, and the grand opening tournament attracted players from as far as Salt Lake City, Ogden, Cedar City, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Mayor of Washington, Ken Neilson, was present to welcome tournament players and to recognize the Scouts for their hard work.
“We want to thank these five guys for all the work they put into this,” Neilson said. “We’re glad it’s here and we hope you come enjoy it as much as possible.”
The Eagle Scouts also enlisted help from PDGA Pro, Cory Sharp, who traveled from Salt Lake City to work with the boys on designing the course.
The flooding that occurred in September had minimal damage on the course, and possibly even assisted in clearing some of the tamarisk.
Local firemen said they were appreciative of the project because by building the course into the tamarisk area, the boys created breaks in the bush that would be beneficial in the case of wildfire outbreaks.
The course will continue to undergo minor changes within the following months, including additional weeding and the repositioning of a few baskets.
The course is located at 2050 S. Alveo Dr., in Washington. It is free to play and open for all to come and enjoy.
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