Similar to golf but instead of a golf ball, discs or Frisbees and baskets are
the equipment used.
Disc Golf is a rapid growing year round sport that is
played all over the world by all ages. The nine basket course was strategically
designed and installed at Rainbow Park in the Fall of 2007.There is no
cost to play at the Rainbow Park course.
The Object of the Game
The object of the game is to throw a golf disc into the target, a steel
basket over which chains hang, in the fewest number of throws. The player begins
by 'driving' from a designated tee area and continues toward the target. Each
consecutive shot must be thrown from the spot where the previous throw has
landed. A successful 'putt' sends the disc into the target. The combination of
challenges to players, including distance, accuracy, wind, trees, shrubbery,
water and terrain changes, offer plenty of action and excitement during the
course of a game.
Golf discs are different from what are used to play games of catch. However,
the game can still be played with a standard Frisbee disc. Today’s golf discs
are smaller and heavier, manufactured in high-density plastic, and weigh from
140 to 200 grams! Disc Golf discs cost $12 to $25 each - a novice can start with
just one but pros may carry 12-15 or even more in their bags. Just like golf
there is a disc for every possible situation! There are discs for drives, for
approaches, and for putts - each disc has been designed for a specific task!
Learning how your discs fly in the wind is the key to successful Disc Golf play.
Keep in mind that with golf discs, “It’s not the car, it’s the driver!”
The Rotary Disc Golf Course was made possible by the Prince George Ultimate
Frisbee Club, the City of Prince George and funding through the Prince
George Rotary Club.
For more information please contact:
Community Services Department
City of Prince George