ALAMOSA — Alamosa’s disc golf course will be adding nine holes.
Upon the recommendation of the city parks/recreation advisory committee and at the request of the SLV Disc Golf Association, the Alamosa city council Wednesday night approved the nine-hole expansion.
The council also approved $2,500 from the parks/rec department to help pay for signage and half of the basket costs. The disc golf association will pay for the other half.
Parks & Recreation Director Heinz Bergann explained that the course expansion will be to the north of the existing course, more advanced and longer than the original course. The larger course could attract tournaments, he said.
The disc golf course is already well used, Bergann added, with people playing out there every day.
Councilor Ty Coleman said this is a sport the entire family can enjoy together that is not very expensive. He added if the expanded course attracts tournaments, that would boost the local economy as people come into town to play.
Coleman also commended the disc golf players for taking such good care of the course and keeping debris and trash away from the nearby trails on the Alamosa Ranch.
Councilman Jan Vigil said he was glad to see that the course expansion is environmentally friendly, with little impact to the area. He thanked the golf association and specifically Justin Davis of the association for promoting the course and working on the expansion.
Vigil added, “If we are able to get sanctioned events in Alamosa, that’s butts in hotel beds. That’s money for our community. That’s a big deal.”
Vigil added that a $2,500 investment into this project was a “no brainer.”
Councilor Kristina Daniel, who represents the city with the rec board, commended Davis for his time and energy on this project.
“You’ve done an excellent job,” she said.
Alamosa Mayor Josef Lucero also thanked Davis for his hard work and for expanding the recreational opportunities in Alamosa.