Putt-putt, disc golf and more
By Robb Lingley, 21st Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published June 30, 2017
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- There’s more out at Pete East than meets the eye. Did you know that there is a nine-hole Putt-Putt golf course as well as a nine-hole Frisbee golf course at Peak View Park, on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado?
Located across the street from the Base Exchange, Peak View Park future plans call for Fam Camp, to be built on site. The RV facility will be similar to other Fam Camps across the Air Force.
“Most people don’t realize that this is a park,” said Les Stewart, 21st Force Support Squadron special programs director.
Disc golf is played like regular golf, the difference is discs are used instead of golf balls and clubs. One stroke is counted for each time the disc is thrown or a penalty is incurred. The player with the fewest strokes at the end of the round wins.
“The nine-hole disc course wraps around the backside of building 2010,” said Stewart. “Players use two discs, one is for driving from the tee box and the other is used for putting on the green.”
Players tee off from a T-pad and alternate throws until discs land in a basket or chains. Discs landing on sidewalks, roads and parking lots are out of bounds and will cost a one stroke penalty. Discs thrown across the sand volleyball court is a two stroke violation.
“I enjoy disc golf because it’s an extremely affordable activity that gets you out in nature and allows you to meet new people,” said Justin Wilson, 21st Wing Staff Agency presentations. “While it’s an easy sport to pick up, it’s fairly difficult to master.”
Putt-Putt golf is a miniature version of regular golf only with obstacles. Par, the number of shots a player should normally require for a particular hole, is set at two. The obstacles can include small hills, metal blockers, pipes, and small water hazards. Putt-Putt obstacles know no limits. Courses will have variations of boulders, windmills and other moving obstacles, bridges, ramps and loops. Peak View Park's putt-putt coarse is a scaled back version.
“We provide the putters, golf balls, and discs for our courses,” said Stewart. “Everything out here is free.”
Future plans are to build a Fam Camp in front of building 2010. Here families can park their RV’s for extended stays.
“Right now 21st Civil Engineer Squadron is in phase one of building it,” Stewart said. “It’s a big project, all Air Force bases have one except Peterson.”
Fam Camp will provide electricity and sewage and will have on-site bathrooms and showers.
No tee times are required for these golf courses, all you have to do is show up and play. For more information contact Les Stewart at 556-2767.