When spring arrives Granite Falls’ newest outdoor recreational offering will open for its first full season, but at this point no one knows what to call the city’s riverside disc golf course.
To remedy this issue the Granite Falls disc golf design committee has decided to encourage the community to get involved in the process by offering a “Name the Course” contest.
“We want this to be a fun, recreational course for all ages and skill levels,” said committee member Steve Virning. “We will include the course name on the welcome and course map sign, which will be written in Dakota, English and Spanish languages,”
Virnig said the committee will choose a course name that is special and unique to the riverfront course. The winner of the contest will be given a set of three discs and a carrying case.
The Rice Park located 9-hole course was completed in the fall and saw a few first time flingers in November. The course lays out with the first four holes winding along Rice Park’s riverside, then the course doubles back to snake along the backside of the park to finish where it began.
“This disc golf course was designed with safety and the multiple-use park in mind,” said Virnig. “It is also a course that can stand on its own, or be considered a “back nine” in association with the Montevideo 9-hole course in Lagoon Park. With both courses on the river, the thought is that you can play the “front nine” in Monte and then take a canoe or kayak down the river and finish the course in Granite Falls.”
Virnig said that the committee is also looking for businesses to sponsor permanent tees that would feature the company’s name or logo. Individuals interested in being involved in the committee are also welcome. The group is currently designing signs and upcoming activities as well as planning events, tournaments, leagues and the like.
Contest entries should be submitted to the Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization at PO BOX 13, Granite Falls, MN 56241 or by email at email@example.com. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, March 19.
A course map is available at www.kkberge.org. Contact Steve Virning at 320-564-4575 for additional information.