The City of Kokomo showcases further upgrades to public spaces and improving the value of its usage in the latest round of improvements.
The Parks Department has completed the redesign of Highland Park’s Disc Golf Course, installing nine new tee pads and adding signs to aid in navigating the course and listing the rules to the game. Trees eventually will be planted in locations along the course to increase the overall challenge of the playing areas.
Disc golf, or its more common name of Frisbee golf, is a family-friendly activity that has grown in popularity over the last several years. It plays using similar rules to standard golf, such as playing nine or 18 holes, but the major difference is that players toss a disc into a basket instead of hitting a ball with a club in the fewest tosses possible.
The original front nine of the course was laid out by Terry Camden and Tom Peters in 2004 and the back nine was added in 2008. The addition of the new concrete tees and the renumbering of the course have helped the overall ease of use of the facility.
“It’s great that they put in concrete tees. It makes it easier to see where the holes are located now,” said Dustin Morgan just before teeing off on the new number one hole.
“Families and groups come to Kokomo specifically to play our course. This demand required that we reexamine the layout for ways to make it more accommodating. We made appropriate updates to maintain its appeal as one of Indiana’s most attractive and challenging disc golf courses,” said Parks Superintendent Randy Morris.