About disc golf
Disc golf is similar to regular golf. Instead of using golf clubs and balls aiming for a hole, Disc Golf players use golf discs and aim for a target basket – a pole extending up from the ground with chains and a basket where the disc lands. The object of the game is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws, starting from a tee area and finishing at the basket. Generally, a course is 9 or 18 Holes. The player with the lowest score wins.
Disc Golf differs from regular Golf in important ways. Disc golf courses can use a wide variety of terrain. Often times, land not suitable for other park activities or development is perfect terrain for a disc golf course. Disc golf is one of the best lifetime fitness sports. It is easy to learn, a healthy activity, and accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. If you can throw a Frisbee® and you like to have fun, you can play disc golf.
Disc golf resources
Disc golf locations
There are a variety of disc golf opportunities located throughout Strathcona County. Some are available year-round, while others are only available seasonally during specific hours.
Year-round disc golf locations
|Herb Belcourt Park (3-hole)
|1445 Sherwood Drive
|Heritage Hills Park (3-hole)
|260 Heritage Drive
Seasonal disc golf locations
Note: seasonal disc golf courses are closed from October to May each year.
|Greengrove Park (6-hole)
|199 Georgian Way
|Strathcona Wilderness Centre (9-hole)
|52535 Range Road 212, Ardrossan, AB
Disc golf rules
- Tee throws must be completed within or behind the designated tee area. Do not throw until the players in front of you are out of range.
- After teeing off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole always throws first. The player with the least amount of throws on the previous hole is the first to tee off on the next hole.
- Fairway throws must be made with the foot closest to the hole on the lie. The other foot may be no closer to the hole than the lie. A run-up and normal follow-through, after release, is allowed.
- Follow through, (stepping past marker disc after throwing), is allowed on any throw except when putting, (any throw where the rear of the marker disc is within 10 meters of the hole). Falling forward to keep your balance after a putt is not allowed.
- Any disc that comes to rest above the ground (i.e. in a tree) is considered an un-playable lie. The disc must be thrown from the lie on the ground, directly underneath the un-playable lie. Carefully remove the disc to avoid damage to the vegetation.
- A throw that lands out of bounds must be played from a point 3 feet in bounds from where the disc went out of bounds.
Disc golf programs
Learn to play disc golf with Bjorn