Check out Calgary's longest disc golf course for a FREE day in the sun

Jun 3 2019, 9:34 pm

If you’ve been wanting to try out a new summer sport, this may just be the place to do it.

The David Richardson Memorial Disc Golf Park, a 27-acre park located in northwest Calgary’s Royal Oak area, saw its grand opening in June 2018, and has been open for free games of golf ever since.

The park was named after David Richardson, an avid disc golfer from Calgary who played the sport year round, and unfortunately passed away in 2015.

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Disc golf is a lot like regular golf, though instead of hitting a ball down the fairway players throw discs, and instead of putting a ball into a hole, a disc must be thrown into a metal netting.

The course was created with the intention of hosting professional tournaments, though is also free to use for any Calgarians who would like to try their hand at the outdoor activity —  just be sure to bring your own frisbees.

 

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The course features an 18-hole layout, ranging from more than 8,000 feet in length for pros to a shortened 4,900 feet for beginners and families.

The park is located at the corner of Royal Vista Drive and Royal Vista Link in the Royal Oak area of Northwest Calgary.

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