Disc golf catches on in Mississauga and beyond, even in winter

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Published March 1, 2022 at 5:23 pm

Mississauga disc golf
Disc golf is growing in popularity, and can be played year-round. (Photo: Ontario Parks)

Seems like a strange suggestion from City of Mississauga officials this time of year, but they’re encouraging residents to get outside and play a round or two of golf.

But you won’t need a set of golf clubs or have to open the wallet to pay any greens fees for this sport.


They’re talking about disc golf, which requires much less time and equipment.

In response to the growing popularity of the relatively new sport, which has increased to the point where a U.S.-based pro tour stages large-scale events, Mississauga set up its first two permanent disc golf courses last year that are open year-round.

“Dellwood Park and Spruce Park have disc golf courses open year-round! They’re designed for beginners and families as a community minded, all-inclusive sport,” the City of Mississauga said in a recent Twitter post. “It’s a great way to stay active outside during winter.”

Disc golf is similar in some respects to traditional golf, only the players throw a disc from a “tee-off” area into a metal basket atop a metal pole that’s secured into the ground.

As is the case with real golf, the goal is to complete each “hole” in as few throws as possible.

Both Mississauga courses feature layouts designed for beginners. Dellwood Park has a six-hole layout and takes about 25 to 30 minutes to play.

Spruce Park offers a four-hole layout, with longer distances from the “tee-off” area to the basket. It takes about 20 to 25 minutes complete.

 

 

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