Calling all disc golf fans — Lake in the Hills now has its own disc golf course.
The nine-hole disc golf course opened at Linda K. Fischer Park—1/2 mile west of Sunset Park and Miller Road and Grafton Drive—on Friday, May 25. It is free to use and open daily from sunrise to sunset.
The nine-hole disc golf course has a length of 2,580 feet. The disc golf course would be comparable in size to other area disc golf courses, such as the course at Randall Oaks in West Dundee.
The Lake in the Hills Rotary Club funded the disc golf course.
"For 15 years, we have been talking about doing this," Gerald Sagona, village administrator and rotary club member, told Patch.com.
He said the Rotary Club decided to use money raised from its annual Rockin' Ribfest to fund the golf course, because it felt the addition "would leave a lasting impression on the village."
Disc golf is played with heavier Frisbee-like discs; golfers aim for baskets or targets instead of holes. Like golf, the players aspire to make the fewest throws per basket.
The disc golf course is part of a master plan for the Linda K. Fischer Park—a former dairy farm on the western edge of Lake in the Hills.
The site plan consists of a nine-hole course consisting of par 4 and par 3 holes. The course winds through trees and bushes.