Disc Golf In The Kootenays
Disc golf, frisbee golf, frolf, whatever you call it; it's a ton of fun and we've got it in spades here around Kootenay Lake. With courses from beginner-friendly to extremely advanced, there's something for anyone to enjoy. There are some constants with each course; they all offer fantastic natural beauty, excellent hole design, and most likely a few friendly local disc enthusiasts to meet.
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Where to play disc golf?
Situated in Art Gibbon Park, amongst gorgeous cedars and unique rock formations, lies Nelson's disc golf course. Consisting of 9 holes, this course offers a more methodical take on disc golf challenge; favouring tree-covered fairways and unique basket placement over massive distances.
If you don't mind getting out of town for a little bit, Highwater Course in Blewett is a fun course that is managed by the Nelson Disc Golf Society. Offering 18 holes set amongst the Kootenay river and Bonnington Range, this course is the most challenging in the Kootenay Lake region. Highwater is the lowest elevation course in the area, combined with open south facing slopes, this course is the first to be snow free in the spring. The development of washrooms and a shelter will be coming soon in 2023.
Clover Bear Course, located just south of Nelson in the hamlet of Ymir, is a hidden gem boasting 18 holes and a mixture of technical and wide-open hole design. Watch out for unique tchotchkes, sculptures, and other oddities placed around the course as you play a round, or maybe a few.
Hidden amongst beautiful cedar trees, next to the Kaslo River trail network, is the newest addition to Kootenay Lake's disc golf course collection. It's currently still under construction, but is fully playable. There's 18 holes ready to play!
Disc Golf Retailers
If you're looking to pick up your first set of discs, or maybe add to the collection, there's a handful of local retailers that offer a wide selection. Valhalla Pure Outfitters and Source For Sports in Nelson both sell a variety of brands and types of discs to suit many different needs and budgets. In Kaslo, E-Kruise, a new e-bike rental and bike maintenance shop has discs to rent.
Throw yourself into a new sport today... come find awesome!
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