Pouce Park open for disc golf

There’s a new disc golf course in Pouce Park.

The Dawson Creek Disc Golf Club received permission from Pouce Coupe council at the October 17 to put in a temporary nine hole course to test the waters at Pouce Park, and just days later, the club was in the park setting it up.

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The course has gotten some pretty good use already by the club.

“A couple holes need adjusting,” says club president Daniel Martin. “But overall it plays real well.”

The club supplied the baskets and set up the course, so it is at no cost to the village for now. The test course is approved until June 30, 2019, after which the club will have to present again to council and determine whether it should become a permanent course.

“The DCDGC believe a Disc Golf Course would attract accountable and responsible presence in Pouce Park that will discourage undesirable activity,” the club noted in the successful pitch to the village council. “Tourism is the other big benefit.”

The new course is the latest of new holes in and around Dawson. The club also recently put in temporary holes in Kin Park — five to make the Barbaree Course an 18 hole, and an independent nine hole loop. Those baskets have been taken down now.

In Pouce, the course plays into club plans for an Icebowl tournament in late January, with the proceeds going towards the Pouce Coupe food bank.

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