By George Matua, TCN Staff
For just over a month now, Kimball has had a disc golf course. It’s located in Willow Creek Park, among the old oaks and along its trails and the trout stream.
Disc golf is a sport scored like golf but played with a disc and raised baskets. The discs may resemble Frisbees, but they are far more specialized than that, with putters, drivers, and mid-ranges. A single disc may cost between $5-30.
The Kimball disc golf course was the idea of Travis Peterson. He and Chad Koren of the Kimball Public Works Department built the course in a couple of days with available funds from the parks account. There are signs for each of the nine holes, and arrows showing the direction of the next hole.
The Kimball disc golf course is open to anyone who wants to play. You can start at any hole and play through, although I would recommend starting at hole 1. It can be rather challenging if you want it to be.
There are courses in other local communities, as this has become a popular and inexpensive sport. Annandale, Calvary Park in St. Cloud, Riverside Park in St. Cloud, and St. Joseph are examples of free courses. Clearwater has a paid course.
The Kimball course takes about 40 minutes to play.
Disc golf is a fun way to be competitive with your friends, and to enjoy our summer days and evenings.