Grand Forks Disc Golf Course - Grand Forks, BC
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N 49° 01.260 W 118° 27.986
11U E 392788 N 5430826
Quick Description: Brand New in 2020, this is the first and only Disc Golf Course to make an appearance in Grand Forks.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/20/2020 1:48:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM135F4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
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Long Description:
Officially opened Thursday, July 9, 2020, the Grand Forks Disc Golf Course was the culmination of at least five years' work by a dedicated crew of volunteer recreation lovers. Much of the work entailed finding a location then presenting their proposal for a disc golf course to the city. The course is located on city owned public land which was once the site of Great Northern Railway tracks and switching yards. Tracks were laid here in 1902 and removed about 1936. This map denotes the course's location in relation to what came before. At the first tee, and further to the west on the course, still can be seen the grading done for the tracks by the Great Northern. Photo goes Here Over the winter of 2019-2020 work was done cleaning up the area and removing garbage and dead trees in preparation for building of the course in the spring. Work commenced on the actual course in early June of 2020, with the course opening for play in mid June. The course hosted its first-ever Grand Forks Settle Down Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

On gently rolling ground, the course has little elevation change and is outfitted with gravel teepads and Mach X baskets. The only real hazards are Ponderosa Pines, of which there are many. The only flora on the course are wild grasses, wild flowers and the ubiquitous Ponderosa Pines. Through spring and summer various seasonal wildflowers carpet areas of the course and the surroundings. The holes range in length from about 230 feet to just over 375 feet, with a monster 500 foot finishing hole, some fairly open, some running through a maze of trees requiring well shaped shots, with baskets heavily guarded by the Ponderosa Pines.

Course Layout:
	18 Holes - Par 55 - 5487 Feet
	HOLE   1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   OUT
	DIST  315  385  231  356  346  273  353  308  349  2916 Feet
	PAR    3    3    3    3    3    3    3    3    3

	HOLE   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18  IN
	DIST  376  251  248  235  218  259  232  223  529  2571 Feet
	PAR    3    3    3    3    3    3    3    3    4
Following is a short news article from the Grand Forks Gazette recounting the First Grand Forks Tournament to be hosted by the course.
Disc golfers play in first-ever Grand Forks tournament
The course is located just south of Extra Foods in Grand Forks
JENSEN EDWARDS — Jul. 15, 2020

Discs were flying between the Ponderosa pines Saturday, when competitors teed off in the first-ever Settle Down disc golf tournament in Grand Forks.

The tournament comes after five years of planning and collaboration between volunteers and local government, which has resulted in an 18-hole course that winds its way through the trees on the south side of 68th Avenue, just east of the ball diamond at Angus MacDonald Park near Extra Foods. Working with grants from local government and donations from volunteers and local businesses, the Boundary Area Disc Athletic Sports Society has developed a course that has already drawn in players from outside of the Kettle Valley.

Disc golf involves many of the same rules as traditional golf (strokes/throws, tee boxes, par for the course) and can be played with specialty or regular discs. Players can find the Grand Forks course layout on the UDisc smartphone app, which allows the user to track their scores online and follow a map of the course.

People can also visit the Grand Forks Disc Golf Club Facebook page for more information.
From the Grand Forks Gazette
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Number of Holes: 18

Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Course website: [Web Link]

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