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Tee Off at Tetons: A New Disc Golf Course Brings Fun and Community to West Jordan


The excitement was palpable on the opening day of the Tetons Disc Golf Course in West Jordan, Utah. Dozens of disc golfers of all ages and skill levels gathered to play the brand-new course, which had been eagerly anticipated by the local disc golf community for months.


This new course is part of ElevateUT Disc Golf's mission to make disc golf more accessible to everyone in the state. And judging by the turnout on opening day, it's clear that the demand for more disc golf courses is high.


Despite being a weekday, the course was buzzing with activity from the moment it opened at first light. Over the course of the day, 65 unique players showed up to play, and they logged an impressive 134 total rounds. With a round taking just about an hour to complete, this park saw a total usage of 134 hours of use on its first day being open. Even more remarkable was the fact that a few of the players were local residents who had never played disc golf before but were eager to try out the new course in their neighborhood.


The Tetons Disc Golf Course is a 9-hole course that is designed to be beginner-friendly while still offering challenges for more experienced players. The course was built in a beautiful park surrounded by homes, and we were pleased to see that all of the neighbors we interacted with throughout the day embraced the course and the added traffic to the park.


This is a common sentiment among disc golf courses in Utah. Despite the drought of new courses in recent years, the sport has become an integral part of many local communities, providing a fun and affordable way for people to enjoy the outdoors and stay active while creating a sense of community among disc golfers.


One of the highlights of the day was when ElevateUT Disc Golf Board Member and Course Installer Sean Kelley got the first ace out at the course. It was an exciting moment, and it marked a fitting start to the opening day festivities.


Another heartening aspect of the day was seeing families with small children out enjoying the park, taking part in the sport together, and forging new connections with other members of the community. We witnessed neighbors meeting neighbors at the disc golf course, and it was clear that this course was already fulfilling ElevateUT Disc Golf's mission of bringing people together through the sport.


As with any new course, there were a few hiccups with the flow of traffic and navigation, but these issues are expected to settle down as players become more familiar with the course and the addition of a bridge over the canal between holes 7 and 8. Additionally, Salt Lake County is set to open an 18-hole course at Bingham Creek Regional Park this June, which will help spread out the traffic and provide more opportunities for disc golfers in the area.


Overall, the opening day of the Tetons Disc Golf Course was a resounding success. The flowed well, the players were enthusiastic, and the community support was overwhelming. ElevateUT Disc Golf is proud to have played a part in bringing this new course to West Jordan, and we look forward to continuing our mission of making disc golf more accessible to everyone in Utah.



If you want to stay up to date with all the happenings of disc golf in Utah, we encourage you to join the ElevateUT Disc Golf Patreon and newsletter. This is the best way to get involved in the community and stay informed about new courses, events, and initiatives.


We hope to see you out on the course soon!

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