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Wind, rain no problem: Magalia disc golf course hosts PDGA memorial tournament

MAGALIA — Shooting shots 400-500 feet against competitors 40 years and older is something Professional Disc Golf Association master’s division competitor Dale Bouttote does on the regular.

Bouttote, 53, is a telecommunications engineer who helped design several of the disc golf courses around Butte and Glenn Counties. Bouttote was one of the original designers of the Black Butte Lake Disc Golf Course in Orland and he designed the former Lava Creek course that burned down in the 2018 Camp Fire, and later ran Lava Creek for 12 years.

In October, 2020, course designer Jake Bates opened the South Pines Disc Golf Course on what was formerly The Pines Golf Course in Magalia. It acted as what many saw as a replacement for Lava Creek and those seeking activities near Paradise and Magalia. Since its opening, Bates has put in 2-5 basket locations for each hole, all-weather artificial turf tee pads and tee pad signs with basket locations for each hole. The tee pad signs are made from milled wood from fallen trees on the course. There are weekly events several days a week, including Monday singles, Wednesday random draw doubles, a ladies only league on Fridays and the most popular event is a Saturday singles round.


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