Have you ever played golf or thrown a frisbee? Well, the two sports couldn’t be more diametrically opposed – at least when you compare the types of people who play them. Disc golf, on the other hand, mixes the best of both sports into one: the pinpoint precision of golf with the beautiful flying artistry of the frisbee.

Officially opened on March 31st, 2007, the new Golden Gate Park Disc Golf Course, at 25th and Fulton, is the culmination of years of hard work and planning by volunteers of the San Francisco Disc Golf Club. A tightly-wooded, world-class, 18-hole course, it’s fun for beginners and experts alike. If you’re new to the game, just bring a standard frisbee, or buy an official disc from your local sporting goods store ($10 and up). No doubt you’ll see some players with bags loaded with discs – drivers, putters and everything in between – but that doesn’t mean they’re having as much fun.

So if you’re a golfer or a frisbee player and you haven’t tried disc golf yet, come out and give it a shot. What could be better than enjoying a beautiful day under a canopy of fresh-smelling eucalyptus tress and getting exercise at the same time? And best of all, it’s free!

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