There is a Frisbee Golf close closer than you think. And not all that many people think about it, so it is not always that busy. This is a free course sponsored by the Rotary Club, located just off of Abbott Street between Marina Way and Vancouver Avenue. You walk up a little ravine and end up with some pleasant views of the Lake as you challenge the course.
What is Frisbee Golf?
Actually, many people do call it Disc Golf because, although the initial idea came from throwing frisbees, those who are truly serious about the sport have developed a number of different “discs” for different types of shots. Much like golf. There is a different club for every type of shot, (but as we saw in the movie “Tin Cup”, the only club you really need in golf is a 7 iron….). When you are on vacation and you are there simply to have fun, a frisbee is all you need.
The game is played much like golf. Your initial “throw” is meant to go a long distance to get nearer to the hole, or the cage, which is situated several yards away. As you get closer to the cage, your shots need to be a bit gentler and more precise.
The field is well mapped out, and there is a sign with all the rules posted so you can get a good idea of what you are doing. But it is really not that complicated. It is something kids would catch onto very quickly.
Everyone “Tees Off” from inside the Tee Box. For play on the fairway, the one furthest from the “hole” always shoots first. The hole is not complete until the disc is inside the cage or supported by the chains. i.e. if it bounces off and lands on the ground it is a “missed putt”.
On the next hole the lowest score generally Tees off first (unless you’re playing with competitive siblings when alternating might work better). The objective is to take the least amount of shots as possible.
How Long Does it take?
This is a relatively quick course. There is lots of open space and not too many obstacles. So it really won’t take more that a couple of hours if there is a group of you. If you were playing by yourself you could be done in an hour.