Disc golf course flies into Telkwa

Disc golf players have another place to toss around a frisbee now with the opening of a new course in Telkwa

Disc golf players in the Bulkley Valley have another place to toss around a frisbee now with the opening of a new course in Telkwa early this week.

The Skillhorn Disc Golf Course, that opened on Monday, is located across from the wild fire attack base in the village and runs directly parallel to Skillhorn Road.

The nine-hole course plays slightly longer than the course at Ranger Park and was designed by Bulkley Valley Disc Golf Association members Ben Anderson, Byron Turner and Glen Ingram.

It also features baskets similar to the ones found at Ranger Park in the early days.

Anderson, president of the association, hopes the new course will encourage more people to get into the sport.

“With more exposure and visibility within the community through events, disc golf workshops and the Telkwa course, [it] should boost people playing, leading to increased membership,” said Anderson in a previous interview with The Interior News.

Anderson recommends wearing pants and a good pair of shoes since the course is still a little rough in some places.

Prior to the opening of the Skillhorn course, the only other disc golf course in the Bulkley Valley was the one at Ranger Park, with the next closest one in Prince George.

The Bulkley Valley Disc Golf Association’s 10th annual disc golf tournament is Saturday, Oct. 4 at Ranger Park. Registration starts at 1 p.m. and costs $8 per adult and $5 for players 18 and under.