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Disc golf course faces relocation

Mike Traum

If the “original” plan to reconfigure the Bijou Golf Course occurs, users of the disc golf area in Bijou Community Park would find themselves needing to relocate.

While other park users have designated and permanent structures for recreation, including the skateboard park, basketball courts and children’s play apparatuses, the disc golf course winds through an area that ball golf would consume in a full-blown expansion. Nearly two-thirds of the 27 disc golf holes would need to move.

City officials have recognized the plastic-flying sport as a viable recreational endeavor.

“Disc golf would still be there, just maybe not in the same configuration,” said Steve Weiss, Parks and Recreation Superintendent.

Rod Gwinn, a Tahoe Disc Golf Association board member, said, “Obviously it’s the city’s land and we’ve always appreciated them letting us install the course in the first place. I think we’ve shown them it’s a viable community interest. (Although) we’d fight charging for play and rally in support to keep (moving the course) from happening, we’re more than willing to work with any new improvements.”

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