Discs to start flying in Taylor Lake Village this fall
A new disc golf course in Taylor Lake Village should be ready for players this fall.
City Council on Wednesday approved for the city to make a $1,000 donation to help construct the course in Taylor Lake Village Park. It matches a $1,000 donation for the project made earlier this month by the Clear Lake Forest Community Association.
Earlier this year, City Council agreed to allow resident Steve Green to build a nine- or 12-hole disc golf course in Taylor Lake Village Park if he is able to raise the money for the project through private donations.
The $1,000 provided by the city means that Green now has approximately $6,300 in donations, which is enough to order targets for a 12-hole course, Mayor Natalie O'Neill said. The installation of the targets will be done by volunteers, she said.
O'Neill said there has been some discussion of an 18-hole course, but she intends to tell Green to only order 12 targets for now.
We can always put more in," O'Neill said.
Green does not have enough donations to order markers for each hole, but plans to hold a tournament to raise money to buy them, O'Neill said.
Until then, we can use pegs in the ground temporarily," she said.
O'Neill said she expects for the course to be open this fall. She made a personal donation of $1,000 to the project.
I think it's great for the community," O'Neill said. I have never played disc golf, but I know a lot of people who do and love it. It's a relaxing sport. It's not overly strenuous, so all ages can play and get exercise."
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