SO YOU WANT TO TRY DISC GOLF? YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE IT!
Disc Golf is a sport that is quickly rising in popularity, and it’s easy to understand why. Twenty years ago, no one had heard of it and how there are disc golf courses popping up all over the world! And now, St. Catharines proudly has its very own Disc Golf Club at Centennial Gardens!
WHAT IS DISC GOLF, ANYWAY?
Disc golf, also known more casually as Frisbee Golf, is a fun sport for everyone young and old! It can be played year-round — even in the snow! The object of the game is to throw your disc into the steel basket in the fewest number of throws. Each player “drives” from a designated tee area and continues to play their disc from the place where their previous throw landed. Finally, a successful “putt” sends the disc into the steel basket. Typically, a player will complete 18 holes to finish one round of disc golf.
ABOUT THE ST. CATHARINES DISC GOLF CLUB
The St. Catharines Disc Golf Club (SCDGC) was formed by a small group of disc golf enthusiasts in the Niagara Region who saw the need for a local course for everyone and are looking to bring community and sport back to the historical and under-utilized Centennial Gardens. Development of the 18-hole course was completed in the spring of 2016. The course requires no reservations and admission to play is free. Players must provide their own discs.
THE HISTORY OF CENTENNIAL GARDENS
Centennial Gardens was unveiled in 1967 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Canada and features St. Catharines only totem pole, a special Centennial gift to the City. Located along Oakdale Avenue, it is the perfect home for St. Catharines premiere Disc Golf Course with water hazards, brush, elevations and long greens. Home to the Merritt Trail, the park provides views of the old locks and path of the First and Second Welland Canals in the Canal Valley. At the south end of the park, you will find the remains of one of the stone locks from the Second Welland Canal.
Kully’s Original Sports Bar (mid-range), Niagara Oast House Brewers (Driver) and Karl Vanderkuip, RE/MAX (Putter) have teamed up and sponsored the first batch of discs for the SCDGC’s fundraising initiative. One disc is $20, 2 for $30 and the complete set for $50. The proceeds will go toward signage, tee pads, markers, illustrations and the completion of the back 9. Interested in sponsoring a hole? Let's talk! This will be our next fundraising initiative.