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Call for community’s help to bring disc golf to Alexandra

The Central App

Anna Robb

27 March 2024, 4:45 PM

Call for community’s help to bring disc golf to AlexandraCromwell’s Anderson Park disc golf course was installed in May 2022 and funded by Tu Manawa - Active Recreation Fund and Connect Cromwell. PHOTO: The Central App

Disc Golf could be another drawcard for Alexandra as Central Otago District Council (CODC) has granted land for a course to be built.

Half Mile Reserve is the suggested spot for an 18-hole disc golf course to be installed.

Sport Central regional coordinator Jo Knight said the reserve was an iconic location and with “disc golf tourism becoming quite a thing” it would be another way for visitors and locals to enjoy active recreation in Central. 

Jo is organising a community meeting to gain support for the project on Tuesday, April 9 at Puna Rangitahi (behind Centrepoint Mall) at 7pm. 

“It will be a case of many hands making light work.

“It looks as though we’ll need a top up of funding, there is a sponsorship per hole possibility to talk about.”

Jo said Dunstan High School students surveyed about 18 months ago supported the idea of a disc golf course, and once it was built there would be opportunities for local schools to get involved and play.

“[Disc golf] doesn’t require any fancy gear, you can play it with a vortex, or a frisbee.”

The plan was to include a few accessible holes so everyone would be able to play.

She said local businesses, active recreation enthusiasts, disc golfers, community supporters or those with a bit of people power or digger power were all welcome to attend the meeting and provide input.

Disc golf courses are already across many locations in the South Island including in Cromwell, Wānaka, Queenstown, Twizel and Te Anau. 

For more information contact Jo on 0272329390 or [email protected]