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!