Turn Glen Lakes Into a Disc Golf Course

Turn Glen Lakes Into a Disc Golf Course

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Adam Henriksen started this petition to Glendale City Council and

The installation of a disc golf course in Glen Lakes would benefit the surrounding community by increasing and enhancing recreational opportunities, park safety and conservation goals.

A disc golf course would provide an inexpensive form of recreation for people of all age and skill levels and be a much needed addition to the recreational facilities in Glendale. A disc golf course would give youth in the neighborhood a healthy and challenging outlet for their energies and would allow members of multiple Arizona Disc Golf Clubs to organize clinics, tournaments and fund raisers. For the growing number of disc golfers in Glendale, the presence of a disc golf course in the city limits would obviate the need to travel to play and would give them a base from which to further promote the sport.

Disc golf can be an environment-friendly sport. Unlike traditional golf, a disc golf course may not require trees to be removed, grass mowed and watered daily, plants uprooted or non-native species planted. Many courses can be designed to fit into the existing flora of the park like other courses around the state have done. The impact of a disc golf course on the surrounding area is minimal. Each hole has multiple pin placements, ensuring that no one area gets constant foot traffic (this has the added benefit of providing new challenges to players). In addition, disc golfers overall tend to take great pride in where they play, helping reduce potential litter on the course. In the long-term, a disc golf course would also help in the preservation of the park by giving young people in the neighborhood a stake in its preservation and protection.

Disc Golf courses are inexpensive to construct. For example, a deluxe 27-hole disc golf course with two sets of tees, professional signs and baskets can be purchased and installed for under $30,000, less than the cost of a single tennis or basketball court. A 27-hole course can serve more than 100 people at any time, compared with a tennis court (4 maximum) or basketball court (10 maximum). The cumulative square footage of 27 x 60 sq. ft hard surface tee pads is also less than either a basketball or tennis court.

Please consider this proposal as a great way to preserve the Glen Lakes property and open it up as inexpensive, low maintenance facility for the community to enjoy.

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