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New Elkford Disc Golf Course

Kevin King throws discs on the new Elkford course. - K. Dingman
Kevin King throws discs on the new Elkford course.
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The Deerborne Disc Golf Course in Elkford officially opened earlier this month, giving Elk Valley disc golf enthusiasts another course to play the game they love.

With logs, trees and hills, the course will provide players with new challenges.

“This one’s a little bit rougher [than the Lizard Range Disc Golf course in Fernie],” Kevin King, the man behind the project said. “It tests your long accuracy.”

King was introduced to the sport five years ago, while living in Lethbridge.

“When I got the job here, I just figured it’s something that I enjoy, I think it’s something that the town would enjoy,” he explained.

Last year King approached Elkford council, asking for their support, and with donations from the Columbia Basin Trust Fund, the Elkford Project Society and other local businesses, he successfully completed the 18-basket course.

“I haven’t heard anything but good news about it,” he noted. “From what I’ve seen already, lots of people are playing it.”

The course includes nine holes between Deerborne Drive and Alpine Drive, and another nine holes between Alpine Drive and Cassiar Drive.

King said he is hoping the Elk Valley disc golf community will adopt the course as a new location for their annual tournaments.

 

 

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