Moose Jaw could be getting its second disc golf course in the near future. 

On Monday night, Moose Jaw City Council approved a request from the Sunningdale VLA Community Association to build an 18-hole course in Sunningdale Park. 

City administration will now draft a licensing agreement with the Sunningdale VLA Community Association for the construction, maintenance and operation for the disc golf course. 

Coun. Heather Eby said it is another example of the great work being done by community associations around the city. 

“I think it's awesome to see so many community associations in Moose Jaw now taking initiative and action and it's making all of our neighbourhoods better places to live, work and play,” she said. 

The community association said it is committed to the following: 

  • Purchasing and installing the 18 disc holes 
  • Purchasing and installing 18 wooden railroad tie tee boxes 
  • All course signage 
  • Uploading the course to the U Disc app 
  • Offering adult, youth and family learn-to-play sessions 
  • Purchasing discs that can be signed out for free in partnership with the Kinsmen Sportsplex. 
  • Signing an agreement that clarifies the role of the community association once the disc golf course is built. 

The course is being designed by Zach Renwick and the community association took into account the safety of all park users. 

“Each hole was repeatedly tested, tweaked and modified. Modifications were made until any safety concerns were removed,” said Sunningdale VLA Community Association chair Leslie Campbell. 

Renwick also told the association that very little upkeep would be needed for the course and the community association presented a letter from Sunningdale School supporting the project. 

There will be welcome signage with the course layout and disc golf etiquette at the first hole on the south end of Sunningdale Park and between Holes 8 and 10 on the north end of the park. 

There will be signage at each tee box. Strategically placed warning signs will caution park users to watch for flying discs, calming some of the fears that councillors had about safety. 

“I am really glad to hear that you're going to look after the issues around signage, just to warn people because I see some of the areas actually cross over the pathways,” said Coun. Crystal Froese. 

The course designer has extended an invitation for representatives from the city to do a walk-through of the course’s design in the spring. Currently, the only disc golf course located in city limits is in Wakamow Valley.