In recent years the sport has been growing rapidly in popularity but it’s still not widely known.
Players use the term “disc” although most people would know a flying disc as a “frisbee”. “Frisbee” is a trade mark. It’s just one brand of flying disc. The idea of disc golf is very similar to the idea of standard golf. Golfers try to get the ball in a hole. Disc golfers try to get the disc into a basket, in a minimum number of throws.
The 9-hole ‘disc golf’ course in this Park was constructed in May 2020 – and was subject to a five-year trial period.
This course was not the first disc golf course in the Park Lands. There was an earlier one, in the 1980’s, in Bonython Park, but it fell into disuse and was removed after a few years.
The cost of installing the baskets in this Park was shared 50/50 between the City Council and the Adelaide Disc Golf Club.
To avoid having the baskets regarded as “permanent infrastructure” the baskets have been installed in sleeves so that they can be removed for major events.
The course is a par 28. The Adelaide Disc Golf Club describes the course as “challenging” with “a surprising amount of elevation change that cleverly uses the creek lines and a 100 year old olive grove to create some tight fairways.”
NOW WALK A FEW METRES FURTHER EAST TOWARDS THE FENCED BASKETBALL COURT AREA