Playing a round of ball golf at the heralded nine-hole Lumby Golf Course, North Okanagan disc golf enthusiast Mike Conley couldn’t help but think the venue would be perfect for a disc course addition.
After attending a bunch of village council meetings and getting council’s blessing, Conley is just a couple of weeks away from opening the Lumby Disc Golf Course at the existing Lumby Golf Course.
“It will be a good thing for Lumby to have,” said Conley, a 20-year disc golf player, who maintains hitting a golf ball with a club will still be the No. 1 priority at the 70-year-plus golf course.
“There will be no disc golf holes in the fairways or on the course’s greens,” he said. “We’re getting scorecards made up that will have a little map of the disc golf course.”
The Lumby Disc Golf Course will feature nine baskets (holes) as well as four hanging tonals (baskets) for a total of 13 holes. Shortest hole will be between 150 and 160 feet and the longest hole is pegged at about 420 feet.
Fellow disc golf player and fan Roland Peltier bought the first dual course membership, $100, which gives players unlimited playing time at ball and disc golf.
“It’s going to be a very scenic course with Saddle Mountain and the Monashees in view,” Peltier said of the disc golf addition.
Conley gave thanks to council and the village community for their support in the disc golf course, one of several in the North Okanagan, and to his longtime discing friends for their help with labour in preparing the course.
The Lumby venue will also be forming a Lumby Disc Golf Club. More information on the club will come out at a later date.
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