The possibility of a disc golf course in ?Camdenton took its first step Tuesday evening as the park board unanimously approved to send the proposal to the City Council. Gary Braman’s proposal was unanmiously approved and will go before the City Council on July 6.


The possibility of a disc golf course in ?Camdenton took its first step Tuesday evening as the park board unanimously approved to send the proposal to the City Council.

Gary Braman’s proposal was unanmiously approved and will go before the City Council on July 6.

“I’m excited,” said Braman after the meeting. “I think this could really happen.”

The course would likely be nine holes and cost around $3,000-$5,000 if land is available. Volunteers would help with the installation.

The biggest hurdle facing the potential course will be deciding where to put it. Braman said the likely spot is the City Park.

He said the course could be designed, potentially, from the aquatic center, through the woods, and around the Ball Park.

Those playing on the course would provide their own discs (Frisbees).

Braman, a Camdenton resident, said that before going in front of the park board he had asked friends around town if they would be interested in a disc golf course.

Braman said he currently plays at courses in Eldon, Lebanon, Jefferson City and Springfield.

Total costs for the course could be lowered with sponsorships, Braman added. Eldon’s course has sponsors  for each hole.

Disc golf
Played like traditional golf
Instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying  disc (Frisbee)
Complete holes in fewest number of throws
Golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target that’s the hole (usually an elevated metal basket)
“Driver” and “putter” discs are used just like in golf.
Easy to learn
Holes are usually 200-300 yards in length

Potential course in Camdenton
Likely 9 holes
$3,000-$5,000 cost
Built around aquatic center, wooded area in City Park, and City Ball Park
Volunteers could help with installation
Proposal will go before City Council July 6