Panama City, FL –
MARIANNA, Florida (WMBB) – Thomas Anderson is the designer of Marianna’s new disc golf course.
Since the start of the pandemic, Anderson said disc golf has become popular across the country.
But when he moved to Jackson County last September, he found there was no convenient route to play.
“There’s the one from Compass Lake, ‘The Bear’ they call it, but that’s the main one. It’s the only one that’s like free, ”Anderson said. “To play elsewhere for free, you will need to travel to Dothan, Tallahassee, or Panama City.”
Anderson said he has designed many disc golf courses.
So when he found out that county officials had been thinking about creating one for years, he had to help get the project off the ground.
” I came here. I helped with the design, the panels, that stuff, and I did that, ”Anderson said.
Volunteers from across the county help run the course.
They raised about $ 6,000 and then got the other half of the county funding.
Anderson said they started digging dirt in August.
All that remains is to pour the concrete.
“It’s pretty hard to pour the concrete slabs because you have to get a concrete truck out into the woods and stuff like that and it’s a lot of work,” Anderson said.
Anderson said they hope to complete construction within the next eight weeks, but depending on the weather, it could take until the end of the year to complete the project.
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