Airdrie opens first disc golf course at Fletcher Park
On July 5, City Council made a unanimous decision to support the Airdrie Disc Golf Association (ADGA) in setting up nine temporary disc golf holes in Fletcher Park. The Parks department, along with volunteers from ADGA constructed the course over the last few weeks and are happy to announce its official opening.
“We are happy to support this passionate association in setting up Airdrie’s first disc golf course,” said Mayor Peter Brown. “Council would like to thank City administration for helping make this course a reality. It will encourage residents to be active while trying something new and enjoying our parks.”
“A disc golf course was recommended in the sport field management plan released in 2019,” said Kevin Brinson, Team Leader, Parks. “We were able to join forces with ADGA and create a fun activity in existing park land at a nominal cost to taxpayers.”
“Disc golf is gaining popularity around the globe and in fact, a disc golf course in Calgary had the third highest usage statistics in North America last year,” said Tom Byrne, President, ADGA. “Because courses are usually in public parks, it’s very accessible to most people. It’s also easy to learn and fun to play!”
Disc golf usually has baskets that players throw the discs into to complete a hole. The course at Fletcher Park will use tone poles (hole is complete when disc makes contact with target area of tone pole) for now while ADGA seeks funding to purchase and install proper baskets.
Parks will be monitoring feedback to ensure that the course doesn’t interfere with existing park usage or properties surrounding the park. For more information about disc golf, visit airdrie.ca/discgolf
Team Leader, Parks
403.948.8800 ext. 6260