Disc Golf Course in the Adelaide Park Lands
The latest addition to the sport of Disc Golf is a new course in the Adelaide Park Lands, just across the road from Rymill Park. Never played before? Don’t worry, this course is perfect for new players. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, however instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®.
Formalized in the 1970’s, just like regular golf the object of the game is to complete each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest number of throws). The player with the lowest total strokes for the entire course wins.
A disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the ‘hole’. The hole is called a Pole Hole® which is an elevated metal basket (see image below). As a player progresses down the fairway, they must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed.
The Adelaide Park Lands course is a par 28 course with 9 holes. You will find it situated between East Terrace, Bartels Road and Wakefield Street. Ideal for new players as well as more experienced disc golfers, the course features manicured fairways with water hazards, transitioning elevation and historic trees. Look for the sign posts which explain the rules of the game and the locations of each hole.
You will need to be familiar with the rules, such as out of bounds areas, mandatories and what happens when you hit a tree (a disc that lands in a tree is played from directly below with no penalty). The map sets out where to find the tees and baskets (holes). Each hole is signed with a description, name and par (number of throws it should take to land your disc in the basket).
How To Play
1. Teeing Off
Begin each hole with a throw from the tee. The winner of the previous hole throws first.
2. Fairway Play
Fairway throws are taken directly behind where your disc lands. The player whose disc is farthest from the basket throws first.
When putting from inside 10m of the basket, players must remain behind the lie of their disc until their thrown disc comes to a rest.
4. Completion of a Hole
The hole is complete when the disc comes to rest inside the chains or basket. Landing on top of the basket does not count.
Take a look at the video below by Aus Discs:
Free to use, the Adelaide Park Lands Disc Golf Course is open to the public and anyone can play, anytime. The ideal family outdoor activity, get a couple of groups together for a round of friendly competition.
South Australian Disc Golf
South Australian Disc Golf is a club that promotes and teaches disc golf, connects players, hosts events and creates opportunities to play the sport. They will be hosting some ‘Come & Try’ days in July and welcome all ages to give the sport a go (dates TBC). There will be giveaways too so be sure to follow their Facebook page for updates and announcements. League days and social events are conducted often and everybody is welcome. Follow South Australian Disc Golf on Facebook here.
To purchase a disc check out the list of retailers on the SA Disc Golf website here.
South Australian Disc Golf Courses in South Australia:
- Adelaide Park Lands
- Crater Lakes, Mount Gambier
- Lake Indawarra, Tintinara
- Woodhouse Activity Centre, Piccadilly (read more here)
For more information and all enquiries please visit the SA Disc Golf website.
What: Adelaide Park Lands Disc Golf Course
Where: East Adelaide Parklands | Bartels Road, East Terrace & Wakefield Street, Adelaide
Who: All Ages
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