Breckenridge City Manager Andy McCuistion, a seasoned disc golf player, tees off on Hole No. 2 during the City Challenge which was held Wednesday, June 19,
Breckenridge City Manager Andy McCuistion, a seasoned disc golf player, tees off on Hole No. 2 during the City Challenge which was held Wednesday, June 19, at the new disc golf course at the city park.
Golfing in Breckenridge is no longer limited to the Country Club and chasing that frustrating little white ball around. The City Park offers a new golfing option. A recently opened disc golf course takes players through nine holes of fun and exercise. Each hole has two different tee boxes, with each one offering a different look to the hole. City Manager Andy McCuistion designed the course which winds through areas of the park that were previously under-utilized. "We had a lot of land to the east of the swimming pool that most people never used," McCuistion said. "We are hoping this will get more people to take advantage of all the park has to offer. The master plan also includes a walking trail. This is just the first step in that direction." The course begins behind the American Legion building next to the covered picnic area and ends by the horseshoe pitching area. Large boulders have been placed to help identify the tee box areas. Wooden signs designate the hole and distance, as well as diagramming the hole. Numbered baskets with a bright yellow ring at the top are the holes. Discs must land inside the basket to complete the hole. Although any type of flying disc can be used on the course, specially designed discs are available at the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce for $15 each. For the rest of the story, see the Saturday, June 22 edition.