TABER AB – After 2 years of planning, a new disc golf course along the Oldman River bottom has officially opened.
As one of the fastest growing sports, the new 9-hole (Par 29) course cuts through green spaces west of the Taber Municipal Park and the Highway 864 McLean Bridge and offers views of the Oldman River.
During a regular council meeting on May 24th, 2022, a group of disc golf enthusiasts approached Council to request the use of nine acres of MD of Taber owned land for the development of a disc golf course.
Willy Friesen, a representative from the disc golf group said that this is a great activity offered year-round for all ages and skill levels to enjoy.
“While we hope many disc golf aficionados will be showing up to the course it also provides an opportunity for novice players to try the sport out as well.”
The new disc golf course is a collaboration between the Municipal District of Taber (MDT) and the Town of Taber (TOT), with the MDT providing the land for development and the TOT facilitating a grant for the purchase of the equipment. The disc golf group will be responsible for the maintenance of the course.
“Council saw this as a great addition to the Taber Municipal Park," said Reeve Merrill Harris. "It’s important for the continual development of recreational spaces and outdoor activities especially those with nominal costs that benefit the entire community as a whole.”
The new course is free and open to the public with parking available at the Taber Municipal Park Group-Use Area “A”. The course can also be found on the UDisc Golf App for iPhone and Android users.