Sustainable development shares land for only pro course between Astoria and Coos Bay
NEWPORT, OR, December 19, 2012 – Wilder Disc Golf Course opened recently in Newport, becoming the first professional course between Astoria and Coos Bay. The course is part of Wilder, a sustainable traditional neighborhood development located in the South Beach area of Newport.
“What better way to enjoy the beauty of Wilder’s natural surroundings than playing 18 holes of disc golf.” says Bonnie Serkin of Landwaves, Inc., the development company behind Wilder. “We’re dedicated to preserving the indigenous scenery, so the idea of a disc golf course that draws people into the woods seemed like a perfect fit.”
The idea was born from the Ford Family Foundation Leadership program. Participants of the program designed and built the course on land that was made available by Wilder. Working with the City of Newport, the Lincoln County Foundation, partner businesses and members of the Central Oregon Coast Disc Golf Club, the dream of creating a course approved by the Professional Disc Golf Association in a scenic tract of minimally developed wilderness became a reality.
Along with the disc golf course, Wilder has created a children’s playground known as Wilder Twin Park, a dog park with an agility course, and a hiking trail to share with the community and visitors to Oregon’s coast.
“The addition of Wilder Twin Park, the disc golf course and the off-leash dog park have drastically improved the area and the community,” says Jim Protiva, Newport Parks and Recreation Director. “The new trail and future trail expansions will connect the Wilder neighborhood to South Beach and points beyond with non-motorized travel routes.”