A growing sport will have a new home

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DRIGGS, Idaho (KIFI) – Frisbee golf, or disc golf, is a growing sport, and in the town of Driggs, participants in the sport will have a new course to use a little closer to home.

Located in the beautiful Teton Valley, the new nine-hole course is set on five acres of land that has been donated to the city.

Doug Self, the town’s director of community development, said after the land lease for the old course expired, many area residents spoke up.

“We had a huge outcry from all the families and people who use this golf course,” Self said.

According to Self, thanks to a prime location near South 5th Street Skate Park, the course was always busy, “which was one of our most popular park amenities in the city.”

One of the sport’s most avid participants in the city, Philip Hornberger, said it was a group effort between them and the city to come up with this new course.

“It’s cool to build a whole new course and be part of the layout and love the kind of stuff we want to see here and build it to love trying and hopefully bringing in more people here and excite more people on board,” said Hornberger.

A process which he says took much of the winter, “there were a lot of people walking around and I was going through the snow to figure out where we wanted to put the tees and the hoops.”

Hornberger says the course is for everyone.

“It’ll be kind of family friendly and, you know, able to play by everyone. Not super hard, but not super easy,” Hornberger said.

Self says the course should be ready once the snow stops coming, which should be a few weeks from May 10, 2022. Once the course is ready, Hornberger says disc golfers in the area hope to host a inaugural tournament to baptize the new course.

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