May 20, 2022
A new disc golf course opens in Calgary

CALGARY –

Disc golf enthusiasts now have a new place to test their skills in the city of Calgary.

The Currie Disc Golf Course officially opened to the public on Saturday on the former site of the Richmond Green Golf Course.

This was made possible through a partnership between the City of Calgary and the Calgary Disc Golf Club.

Disc golf is played similar to regular golf, but players throw discs from the starting tee at a target at the end of the hole.

The lanes must be completed with as few disc throws as possible.

One of the game’s other main differences is that the courses are usually laid out in and around wooded areas to provide varied terrain and obstacles that make it challenging for players.

The new facility offers three levels of difficulty and can also be converted for large tournaments.

Officials say the sport has grown in popularity since it was introduced to Calgary about 10 years ago.

“This is tremendous for our community,” said James Koizumi, President of Calgary Disc Golf Club. “Calgary wants to be one of the largest disc golf communities in the country. We certainly have the sport’s popularity – it’s been great through COVID.

He says the new facility was pretty busy from day one.

“It shows we need more facilities to keep up with demand.”

According to Koizumi, the sport can be played at any time of the year, including winter, and the location of the new course is convenient in many ways.

“It’s close to the Crowchild Trail and is considered inner-city, which is also convenient for transit.”

Kestrel Yeo, a disc golfer, says the sport is fun to play, it’s great for all ages, and best of all, it’s completely free aside from the equipment you need to bring.

“We’ve been looking forward to this course opening since the spring,” she said. “For me, it’s about a 20-minute walk.”

There are about a dozen disc golf courses in Calgary.

Visit the Calgary Disc Golf Club website for more details.

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