Glens Falls offers safe ways to play: Disc golf unveiled at Crandall Park

Map of Crandall Park Disc Golf locationsLegendary Glens Falls benefactor Henry Crandall dreamed of a municipal golf course in the park he built beside his pond-side manse. Instead, he settled for a five-hole version of the gentleman’s game constructed with old tomato cans and the most rudimentary of clubs.

Last week, the Crandall Park Beautification Committee unveiled the first nine of a new 18-hole disc golf course in Crandall Park — likely not quite the game Crandall envisioned, but certainly a fun addition to the beautiful public park that is just a small part of the Grand Old Man of Glens Falls’ legacy.

The par-3 course is the result of a $10,000 grant from Stewart’s Shops, a project spearheaded by Elizabeth Hogan, president of the committee.

The remaining nine holes will open in coming days, creating another outlet for sports enthusiasts looking to stay active while socially distanced.

Discs are available for purchase locally in Glens Falls at Fountain Square Outfitters and 42 Degrees.

Collaboration made the idea of the course a reality, as various members of the community donated services, expertise, supplies and their time, carrying on the long tradition of giving that has made the Crandall name a legacy.