This new disc golf course will be the longest in Calgary

Jun 7 2018, 12:23 am

A new disc golf course in Calgary is about to become the city’s largest course.

The David Richardson Memorial Disc Golf Park, a 27-acre park located in northwest Calgary’s Royal Oak area, will see its grand opening this Saturday, June 9.

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 will be free to use for any Calgarians who would like to try their hand at the outdoor activity — though be sure to bring your own frisbees.

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.

Members of the public will be able to check out and play the new course starting this Saturday, and a grand opening will be held beginning at noon.

David Richardson Memorial Disc Golf Park Grand Opening 2018

When: Saturday, June 9, 2018

Time: Noon

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

Admission: Free

More information on disc golf and how to play can be found in the following video:

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