Less than a week after beginning construction, the new nine-hole disc golf course at Aurora City Park is now complete and ready to host a grand opening event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Members of the public are invited to attend, along with members of the City Council and Parks Committee, and encouraged to bring Frisbees to test out the course and enjoy Aurora’s newest recreational amenity.
Outgoing City Recorder Scott Jorgensen, an avid disc golfer himself, has made the course one of his last major projects, patterning it after the popular course at Memorial Park in Wilsonville, which also has nine holes, 3 par each.
Canby also boasts a disc golf course, a short, 12-hole loop tucked into the woods at Eco Park near the Willamette River.
A newer private course, dubbed The Hoot, has also been built at Canby’s Lavender Owl Farm on Highway 211 south of town. It’s a nine-hole course, with difficulties that range from three to four par for each hole.
Disc golf is a game played much like traditional golf, just with flying discs or Frisbees instead of balls and clubs. Easy to learn and cheap to play, the game is designed to be enjoyed by all people regardless of age, gender, athletic ability and economic status.
The game is played all over the globe, with more than 8,000 courses available worldwide, and even boasts a professional association with 120,000 players hailing from 54 countries.