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Boitanio Park Disc Golf Course now open in downtown Williams Lake

New course is the fourth in the area, offering an accessible recreation opportunity for all ages
Stacey Miranda, city of Williams Lake director Stacey Miranda, city of Williams Lake director of community services, stands next to the map of the new Boitanio Park Disc Golf Course at the course’s grand opening on Oct. 13. Miranda worked on the project start to finish. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

A couple of dozen disc golf enthusiasts and some supporters came out to enjoy the grand opening of the Boitanio Park Disc Golf Course on the afternoon of Oct. 13.

The course is the fourth in the area, but this one is the showpiece course, designed and built by INdesign Disc Golf, a company based in the Lower Mainland. INdesign designed and built a course in Langley ranked 13th best course in the world in 2021.

In addition to Boitanio Park’s new course, there is a disc golf course at Chimney Lake, one near the rugby fields in the Dog Creek area and one near the Esler sports complex and soccer fields.

It was a sunny a beautiful evening in Williams Lake for the grand opening and Boitanio Park was busy with disc golfers, creating a very lively event. Some tossed a few discs to just give it a try and many played on, doing at least a partial round on the newly opened course. Many brought their own disc sets, but many used the ones provided by the city and the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

There were still a handful of baskets to put up, but poles were in place to mark the spots for golfers to get a feel for the course.

Stacey Miranda, director of community services for Williams Lake, organized the grand opening and said it felt good to see the course opening for the community.

The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex will have rental discs, a map of the course and some rules available for those looking to try out the sport and is planning to offer organized learning sessions, tournaments and league play.

Handouts include some tips on different grips, scoring, tips for putting, and some codes of conduct for safety.

The course wraps its way through the park, beginning near the off-leash dog park fenced area, not far from the covered picnic shelter in the park and the final hole brings players back to this spot, with 18 holes in total.

Some signage and the hole numbers are still yet to be installed, but players are able to get out and enjoy the course while the weather holds.

Find the downloadable course map and more information on the city’s website here:

The project, which also includes improvements to Scout Island washrooms, was funded with $341,625 from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund and $113,875 from the city.

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Dave Dickson winds up and takes a shot on the new Boitanio Park Disc Golf Course on Oct. 13 at the course’s grand opening event. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

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About the Author: Ruth Lloyd

After moving back to Williams Lake, where I was born and graduated from school, I joined the amazing team at the Williams Lake Tribune in 2021.
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