About disc golf
What is disc golf?
Disc golf is a sport much like regular golf but instead of hitting a ball from a tee area with a club toward a hole, you throw discs from a tee pad toward a basket. After each throw, you walk to where your disc landed and throw it (or another disc) again until it lands in the basket. The number of throws you take is your score. Then, you start over at the next “hole” and keep going until you finish the course. The fewer throws the better.
You’re kidding. This is a thing?
Yes! It is a popular and growing sport played around the world. In 2022, about 25,000 people in Canada played disc golf at least once a month, with about 4000 in Atlantic Canada. It’s relatively new to Newfoundland and Labrador (our first public course opened in 2020), but we think the Corner Brook area is perfect for the sport.
What do I need to play disc golf?
Not much! Public courses, including the course in Corner Brook, are free to play anytime. You do not need to book a tee time; just show up and play! You need at least one disc. It can be any disc you have lying around the house. There are special discs designed for disc golf (they go farther and stand up to hitting trees). We expect local retailers will stock discs, and we will have some of our own available soon (we should have lots at the course opening!). In the meantime, they can be purchased online from a number of retailers. We recommend Chain Reaction Disc Golf Supply based in Halifax. If you are just starting and aren’t sure what to buy, we recommend buying just one putter or a starter set from a company like Innova, Dynamic Discs, Discraft, Discmania or MVP, which usually includes three different types of discs.