, 2022-07-25 05:15:00,
Kurtis and Jade Rogers were in their element when I joined them for an interview on the creation and establishment of Cold Hollow Disc Golf. A late-morning downpour sent us scurrying to the large post and beam barn that housed cows and hay bales long before it became the Cold Hollow Disc Golf Pro Shop.
Outside the barn, the 18-hole disc golf course meanders through the fields and forests of the Rogers’ extensive property, often providing breathtaking views of Jay Peak and the Green Mountains. Each hole has been carefully designed by Kurtis and strives to weave the natural features of the rugged Vermont landscape into the line of play.
Even the old barn gets in on the action since the first hole requires throwing the disc out the massive front door.
Q&A with Kurtis Rogers
How did the vision for Cold Hollow Disc Golf begin? I started playing disc golf in Maine in 1999, and I watched some of the biggest courses be built. We moved to Enosburg 11 years ago and had the property, but I didn’t have the time to build the course. I scouted the holes and knew the topography of the land, and I knew what would be cool and how to get from point A to Z.
When did you open Cold Hollow Disc Golf? I’d talked with Jonathan Betts, the owner of Black Falls Disc Golf in Montgomery, and he walked the course with me. In 2019, we decided to build nine holes; it was going to be a five-year plan, with plans to open in 2024. When COVID hit, my…
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