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Scouts refurbish disc golf course

While the popularity of disc golf continues to grow, the number of courses which are free and available to the public has been shrinking in a struggling economy. While Rosemount's disc golf course opened in 2009, its initial nine tee markers were erected in 2005 as part of an Eagle Scout project from Scout Troop 458.

Since that time, some of these tee markers had deteriorated. Seeing a discrepancy between the growing need for a free facility to serve the public and a lack of infrastructure, Mark Doty of Disc Golf Crazy approached Rosemount Parks and Recreation about the possibility of improvement. At the same time, Scout Troop 458's newest Eagle Scout candidate, William Leidig, was looking for an Eagle project. Leidig liked an idea which would support a community, including children and teenagers, many of whom are suffering in a weak economy.

After some discussion between Leidig and Rosemount Parks and Recreation, an improvement plan was developed and approved late last year. As a part of the Eagle project, a fundraiser was held at the course late last year and donations were received from Morning Glory's Bakery Cafe, Mama Dees Home Cookin, Cub Foods of Rosemount, Sam's Club and many supportive local residents.

The Deck Store of Apple Valley allowed the troop to purchase new tee markers at cost and use their machines to prepare the posts for installation. The new posts are pressure-treated and should last a long time.

All tee markers have been stained and distances between the tees and holes are marked.

The course has nine holes with 18 separate tees and is open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. year round. For additional information on disc golf or upcoming tournaments, contact Mark Doty at 952-436-7959 or at