, 2022-06-29 10:03:56,
Otis School District recently completed the installation of a disc golf course on the school property at 518 Dungan Street in Otis, CO. The course features nine challenging holes which wind their way around the entire property, utilizing many of the outdoor landscape attributes.
The 2,273 ft. course, named Otis Bulldog Disc Golf Course, is all par three holes, all of which are clearly marked and easy to find. Cement tee pads, informative tee signs, and competition grade baskets makes for great gameplay for any level player. Subtle touches like a complete map on every tee sign as well as a QR code that conveys a digital map to your smart phone, and arrows in the bottom of the basket pointing the way to the next tee back make navigation a breeze.
The course has a unique feature in that it has two ‘modes’ of play which dictate the level of difficulty. These modes are called BullPup and BullDog, which harken the Otis Schools’ mascot, and define the amount of Out of Bounds areas which are active during the round. BullPup is the easier route, BullDog being more difficult. Even more competitive players will find the BullDog ‘mode’ to be challenging.
The course was designed by Erik Tribelhorn after a request from Athletic Director Bonnie Kuntz.
“We had access to some grant money to utilize toward outdoor activities for the kids,” Kuntz said. “Disc golf seemed to be a great option.”
Tribelhorn took a couple weeks early in 2020 to study the property and came back to Kuntz with a preliminary design plan and a budget.
“For a school of this size, there were some interesting options for some appealing hole layouts. And being able to fit nine holes onto the property was such a bonus,” said Tribelhorn.
Tribelhorn, a local resident of Yuma…
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