Superior’s 18-hold disc golf course in the Superior Municipal Forest is complete and ready for play.
The project was a collaboration of the Superior Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and the Lake Superior Disc Golf Community, according to a news release.
“One of the goals for the Superior Municipal Forest has been to bring more recreational opportunities for the community to enjoy the forest," said Linda Cadotte, parks, recreation and forestry director, in the news release. “The popularity of the 6-hole disc golf course in Central Park made the proposal from Lake Superior Disc Golf Community to build a disc golf course in the forest a no-brainer for the Parks Commission to support.”
The 18-hole disc golf course was constructed in the Superior Municipal Forest close to the location of the former archery range. Many of the holes utilized winter cross country ski trails corridors. The first nine holes were installed last year, with the remaining holes added this year.
Tyler Masseth of the Lake Superior Disc Golf Community worked with the Superior Parks Commission to develop the plan for the new course, and volunteers from the organization helped with construction.
“It is a challenging course that offers a dynamic view and interaction with the Superior Municipal Forest," Masseth said in the news release.
People are encouraged to check out the new disc golf course; parking is available off 42nd Street at Billings Drive.
Leagues are organized by the Lake Superior Disc Golf Community on Tuesday and Wednesday nights during the summer.
The Lake Superior Open is the first tournament to be held at the Superior Municipal Forest Disc Golf Course from July 31-Aug. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with one round of play per day. To minimize group sizes, players will be provided with tee times. Spectating and volunteer options are available for the tournament. Anyone interested can contact the Lake Superior Disc Golf Community on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/DuluthDGC.