Get motivated, get outdoors, get some exercise and have some fun with disc golf in Mount Gambier. Disc golf is played with similar rules to traditional golf, except players throw a disc from a tee pad to an elevated metal basket to complete each hole. The aim of the game is to complete the course in the least number of throws.
Haven’t joined the craze yet? Why not start in Mount Gambier. Here are five reasons to help change your mind.
1. It’s one of the top courses in Australia
The Crater Lakes Disc Golf Park was built in 2017, and has been hailed as one of Australia’s top courses. The park consists of 18 baskets with 27 tee pads – 18 advance pads and 9 amature pads. This course is designed to challenge all skill levels, making it the perfect course for families. All of the 27 tees have cement pads that vary from 68 metres through to 268 metres in length with varying elevations.
2. It’s in the middle of a volcano crater
Who can say they have ever played disc golf inside a Volcano? In Mount Gambier you can. Located in the Valley Lakes precinct, it’s the only disc golf course in the world located inside a Volcano. Be surrounded by crater walls and incredible scenery as the play on this 18 basket course.
3. It’s fun for the whole family
Forget complicated rules and costly equipment, disc golf makes it easy to have fun! With a course designed for all ages, skill levels and group sizes, the Crater Lakes Disc Golf Park is fun for everyone! You really couldn’t ask for a simpler sport than disc golf. If you can throw a Frisbee and you like to have fun, you can play disc golf.
4. It’s good for your health
Looking to stretch your legs and have some fun? Disc Golf is a revitalising outdoor recreational activity enjoyed casually and at the highest professional levels. Disc golf provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and promotes a combination of physical and mental abilities that allow very little risk of physical injury. Players of limited fitness levels can start slowly and gradually increase their level of play as fitness improves.
5. And, all you need is a disc!
Forget the balls, clubs and tees, all you need to play disc golf a disc. If you’re only looking to play a one off game with some mates or as a family, you can hire discs at the Mount Gambier Visitor Centre. If you’re looking to make a hobby of it, discs can be purchased from the Mount Gambier Disc Golf President on 0400 254 044, or online at Aus Discs.
Interested in learning more about the growing phenomenon? Visit Mount Gambier Disc Golf and join the fun!