YMCA hopes for spring start for disc golf in Medina

Photo by Tom Rivers: One of the baskets for a disc golf course is shown in late October at lakeside Beach State Park in Carlton, which currently has the only disc golf course in the county. Nine-hole courses are expected to be added in Medina and Albion this year, in projects led by the Orleans County YMCA.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 March 2023 at 2:42 pm

MEDINA – The leader of the YMCA in Orleans County is hopeful a new nine-hole disc golf course will ready in the spring at Gulf Street Park in Medina.

Jesse Cudzilo, executive director of the Y, met with the Village Board on Monday to give an update on the project. The Y has a grant for $20,000 to $24,000 from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to put in 18 holes of disc golf in the county. The Y is also doing a 9-hole course at Bullard Park in Albion.

The grant covers tee boxes, signs and baskets that are mounted in small concrete foundations – 8 inches wide by 20 inches deep.

The Medina Village Board wants to see a final map of the course design at Gulf Street Park, showing the distance for each hole. Most of the course will be in a wooded area.

The village Department of Public Works will need to clear some of the wooded area for the course. The village may ask local towns and the county to help with that clearing.

The village and Y also may reach out to the Iroquois Job Corps to see if their masonry students want to help put in the concrete tee boxes. The village may also decide to use a turf tee box in the beginning “and see how it goes,” said Mayor Mike Sidari.