What Is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970’s, and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole”.
As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it’s sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. It is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female.
Who can play?
Disc golf can be played from school age to old age, making it one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. Because disc golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities, and proceed from there. The Professional Disc Golf Association, with a member base of 50,000+, is the governing body for the sport and sanctions competitive events for men and women of every skill level from novice to professional. Permanent disc golf courses are found in countries worldwide.
Why should I play?
The ongoing fitness boom finds more and more people taking up recreational activities in an effort to improve health and quality of life. Disc golf provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and promotes a combination of physical and mental abilities that allow very little risk of physical injury.
Concentration skills increase by mastering shots and negotiating obstacles. Players of limited fitness levels can start slowly and gradually increase their level of play as fitness improves. Scheduling is also flexible; a round takes one to two hours, and may be played alone, eliminating the difficulty of scheduling tee times.
“Hey guys I took a spin at the new Disc Golf course and was blown away.. I was there around 10, and it was not busy at all and really got to take in all the beautiful scenery and layout of the course, and not rush through…. You guys have done a great job…”
– Jason Baston
And as in traditional golf, disc golfers find themselves “hooked;” increasing the likelihood of frequent participation. Disc golf offers year-round fitness, even in rain or snow. Perhaps the greatest attribute of the sport is the expense – or rather, the lack of it. A professional quality disc costs less than $15, and it only takes one for basic play. And, of course, there’s the sheer fun of the game – no matter what your age or skill level! Play disc golf…it’s in the air!!!
What does it cost?
Disc Golf is a very affordable activity you can do with your family. Adults 18 years of age or older pay only $10+tax for a round of 18 holes. Children under 18 are just $5+tax. All Whisky Run members can play Disc Golf as their membership allows for regular golf.
Remember – we have rental discs available to you too! One disc is just $2+tax or you can get a set (Putter, Mid-Range, Driver) for only $5+tax. There is a $10 refundable deposit required when using rental discs.
For additional Disc Golf information please call (905) 835-6864.