A disc golf course will soon join the city’s entertainment and activity options at Washington Court House.
As previously reported, local Jason Stritenberger started the local course initiative and even opened his own disc golf supply store in downtown Washington CH at 149 S. Fayette St.
According to www.discgolf.com/, “Disc golf is similar to traditional golf; however, instead of using golf clubs and balls aiming for a hole, disc golf players use disc golf discs and aim for a disc golf basket which is a pole extending from the ground with chains and a basket where the disc lands. The object of the game is to complete each hole in as few throws as possible, starting from a teeing area and ending with the disc coming to rest in the basket.
There are several types of disc golf courses.
The website further explains, “Generally, a course is either 9 or 18 holes. Players start at the first hole and complete the course in order, playing until the last hole. The player with the lowest cumulative throw total wins. Disc golf differs from traditional golf in important ways. Disc golf courses can use a wide variety of terrains. Often, land that is not suitable for other park activities or developments is the ideal land for a disc golf course.
The local course is planned to be located off the walking path that connects Washington Cemetery to Chrisman Park, behind the sewage treatment plant.
According to Stritenberger, the local will be an 18-hole course. A gravel parking lot will be created behind the treatment plant and the first hole will start in this area. The course will then make a loop and will end near the starting point.
“It’s a good mix of hole design,” Stritenberger said. “I’m very excited. Not only will it be good for people who already play disc golf, but I hope a lot of locals find out what it is and what it is, give it a try.
The course will be called “Soldiers’ Row Disc Golf Course“. Stritenberger explained that he is named after Soldiers’ Row at Washington Cemetery.
The course was funded by local sponsors, including the city. Stritenberger also worked with the city to obtain permission to build the course on public land, making it available for use at no cost to the public.
Although the funds for the course have been raised, he explained that volunteers will build the course if the weather permits.
To keep up to date with the course, follow the “Soldiers’ Row DGC” Facebook page.
Contact reporter Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.
Disc golf becomes an easier activity for the community as access increases.