Try Disc Golf in Whistler
If you enjoy a walk in the woods, hanging out with friends and friendly competition, then disc golf is a sport you need to try!
It’s a great afternoon activity where you get copious amounts of fresh air and exercise, all while having a blast with your friends! It’s also an inexpensive activity; you only have the 1-time expense of purchasing a disc.
Whistler is lucky to have two excellent disc golf courses to choose from:
Whistler Disc Golf Course
The official disc golf course of Whistler is located in Spruce Grove underneath the power lines in the back of Lost Lake Park. There are 27 holes that consist of 18 baskets and nine tonal poles.
Kadenwood Disc Golf Course
Also known as Whistler’s ‘secret disc golf course’ or the Brio course, the Kadenwood disc golf course is located halfway up the hill to the Kadenwood development in Bayshores. Kadenwood is a significantly shorter course with approximately ten tonal poles, but still a great course.
Both courses are open to the public and free to use.
Disc Golf vs Frisbee
The only similarity in tossing a regular frisbee vs tossing a disc are the core elements; there are many more aspects and components to throwing a disc. In disc golf, there are numerous tosses with multiple names for each toss. The toss you choose depends on the distance you are the hole and at what angle.
Common tosses include:
- Forehand - you use the same motion as throwing a regular frisbee
- Sidearm - you throw from the same side of your body that is holding the disc
- Tomahawk/flick - an overhand throw
- Put - used when close to the hole, could be a small forehand, underhand or push throw
There is no true 'right' toss for everyone, go with whatever feels comfortable and will get you closest to the hole.
Disc Golf Tips
Another aspect of disc golf is the type of disc you are using. There are many different types of discs all used for different distances and throws. A few popular ones include midrange, putt & approach, distance driver, and fairway driver.
Along with the toss you choose and the disc you are using, there are four other things to consider: grip, stance, windup and release. If you’re a first timer do not worry about these things but as you progress they are elements to consider.
Our tips for the game include:
- Using a fairway driver, it is a good choice if you are going to use one disc for all throws
- Try to stay on the Fairway
- Always have a strong wrist, don’t let it flop when you release the disc
- Take time to look around and enjoy the views
- Go play and just have fun!
Disc Golf is an activity that can be played year round, and in the winter time, people will play in snowshoes.
Get out there, have fun and learn something new!
Bonus: Pemberton’s Disc Golf Course
If you’re up for the trip, Pemberton is also home to a disc golf course! Located just off the side of the Nairn Falls Connector Trail in between One Mile Lake and Nairn Falls Campground, Pemberton’s disc golf course is only a short 25-minute drive North of Whistler. Like most disc golf courses, Pemberton is free to play and features nine holes only a short walk from One Mile Lake.
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