The disc golf course at CSU is being trimmed down again.
Last spring, the course was in danger of being moved off campus
entirely. A last-minute effort from students and the Associated
Students of CSU was able to keep the course on campus, minus two
Recently, another hole has raised safety concerns for students
“One of the holes on the south side is causing problems. We had
people throwing Frisbees across the sidewalk,” said Earlie Thomas,
director of Environmental Health Services. “We’re going to go ahead
and remove that hole.”
Hole three is nestled among some trees near the lagoon, but it
is the area golfers tee-off from that is creating a problem.
“It doesn’t technically cross over a sidewalk but it parallels a
sidewalk,” said Ken Quintana, environmental health and safety
specialist at CSU. “We tried to get it so that it wouldn’t go over
Three disc golf-related incidents occurred March 8, 9 and 10,
one of which required a student to get 16 stitches. Another
involved CSU Police Department Capt. Bob Chaffee.
These incidents prompted the University Safety Committee to
decide in a meeting Tuesday to remove the hole.
“We had three complaints in just a couple of days,” Quintana
said. “It puts the university in a liable state, just because of
all the concerns and complaints that we’ve had with that hole.”
The course is located west of the Lory Student Center. Some
students try to avoid walking near it for fear of flying
“I try to avoid it,” said Brittany Aspromonte, a freshman
landscape architecture student. “It just makes you nervous.”
Aspromonte thinks removing holes and tee-off spots close to
sidewalks sounds like a reasonable solution.
“It would probably help,” she said.
Some golfers did not agree.
“I say we should leave it because they took out too many
already,” said Dan Devine, a sophomore math major. “(Passers-by)
should watch out when they hear ‘fore.’ People just like walking
around not paying attention.”
Many golfers said they try to watch out for people walking on
the sidewalks and usually yell “fore” or “heads” when they throw a
disc near the sidewalk.
“A lot of times we’ll call out ‘heads’ and people won’t even
look up,” said Joey Sudmeier, a junior restaurant and resort
management major. “They either need to move the course or make
people more aware.”