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10/10/2017
A hole in one

Congratulations to the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition’s Building a Healthy Community Task Force for the new North Point Higgins Disc Golf Course that opened on Saturday.

It’s exciting to see another recreational opportunity available in Ketchikan, and such a nice one at that.

The challenging disc golf course has 18 holes (actually purpose-built baskets on poles) arrayed around the Pt. Higgins Elementary School area. Like a regular golf course, the holes have different lengths and terrain features that result in various pars. The variety should be able to keep players engaged in the course over time.

With its ability to provide an outdoor recreation option for community members of many ages and skill levels, the disc golf course project seems a perfect fit for the task force.

The group did well in recognizing the potential, and then organizing the project and seeing it through to completion. Hats-off also to the people and businesses who donated funding and material — and to the many volunteers who helped out. The Ketchikan School District, too, assisted with the project. It was another example of the Ketchikan community coming together to accomplish something of value.

The turnout at Saturday’s launch event was fun to see. There’s a clear interest in disc golf in Ketchikan and an appreciation that there’s now a place to play.

Thanks again to the Building a Healthy Community Task Force and all of the donors and volunteers who made it possible.