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BG Disc Golf

There’s no doubt that folks are currently trying to find fun, outdoor (and COVID safe) activities that they can do to hang out with friends and family. The City of BG offers a free, outdoor, family friendly activity year round that can be enjoyed by all; Disc Golf. Here in our City, we have an abundance of great Disc Golf Courses. Eighteen-hole courses are located at Lovers Lane, Hobson Grove, Preston Miller and Kereiakes Parks. Oliver French, an individual sponsored by the largest producer of discs in the world, was even sent to Bowling Green to document our great fields.

The Bowling Green Disc Golf Courses offer challenging and fun play in all areas of town. With a variety of pars and holes ranging in distance and difficultly levels, there is something for everyone from novice to the most experienced players.

Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970’s and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole”. The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket.

As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it’s sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. There are a few differences, though. Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you probably won’t need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad “tee time.” It is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, regardless of economic status.

If you have yet to try disc golf, we encourage you to get out see what you think. Enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise and try and fun new activity.