Worthington News

Nine-hole disc golf course coming to flats at Thomas Worthington


Worthington's first disc golf course scored an easy victory before the Worthington Architectural Review Board on March 14.

The board voted 6-0 to allow installation of the nine-hole course on the flats at Thomas Worthington High School.

The flats are the grassy areas and playing fields between the stadium and the Olentangy River.

Architectural elements include a 4-foot-square sign at the entrance, which will be between the junior varsity baseball field and the north practice football field, just south of the road around the flats; 1-foot-square signs at each tee area; and poles with chain baskets, with a round sign on top at the end of each hole.

The first three holes will be north of West Granville Road; holes 4-6 will be south of the road, around John Galipault field; and holes 7-9 will be north of the road.

The course will be around the perimeter of the playing fields so that golfers will not interfere with games being played or practiced on the fields.

The course is a project of the school's Student Athletic Leadership Board, which was represented at the meeting by Will Byers, Jim Burpee and Nick Highley.

The board is installing the field with about $5,000 in donations. Contributors will be recognized as sponsors on the hole signs.

The course will be used by school gym classes and will be open to the community, the student athletes told the review board.

The course should be ready to play in April, they said.