The City of Orange Beach is proud to install this new 9 hole Par 27 disc golf course on a temporary site off Canal Road just east of Sportsman Marina and south of the Unleashed - Orange Beach Dog Park. This waterfront property will eventually have a permanent use but for now the City's first of several planned disc golf courses is available for play. Enjoy the amenity and respect the surroundings and neighbors!
Future plans include completion of more defined tee boxes, starting area with scorecards, pencils, trash receptacles, stretching area, bench, course layout map, suggestion box and more. Beware of a stiff crosswind at times. Amateurs to pros will enjoy the bounty of trees and shaded cover that challenges a short course like this with plenty of winds and natural obstacles.
Located at 27920 Canal Road,1.3 miles east of Hwy. 161, adjacent to 'Unleashed' Dog Park
Park Rules :
1. Please be courteous to neighbors and other players.
2. Clean up after your pet and keep them leashed.
3. No Glass containers or Alcohol in the park area.
4. Shirts and shoes worn at all times.
5. Park hours are from Dawn to Dusk.
6. No unauthorized motor vehicles in park area.
7. No profanity or loud music.
8. Groups are to throw one at a time.
9. No swimming in the marina area
10. Anything out of the park is considered out of bounds, do not play from out of bounds. Unleashed Dog Park is also considered out of bounds.
What is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970's, and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest number of throws). A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole® an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it's sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. There are few differences, though. Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you probably won't need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad "tee time." It is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, regardless of economic status.
Who Can Play Disc Golf?
Disc golf can be played from school age to old age, making it one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. Specially-abled and disabled participate, giving them the opportunity to take part in a mainstream activity. Because disc golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities, and proceed from there. The Professional Disc Golf Association, with a member base of 40,000+, is the governing body for the sport and sanctions competitive events for men and women of every skill level from novice to professional. Permanent disc golf courses are found in countries worldwide.
Why Should I Play?
The ongoing fitness boom finds more and more people taking up recreational activities in an effort to improve health and quality of life. Disc golf provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and promotes a combination of physical and mental abilities that allow very little risk of physical injury. Concentration skills increase by mastering shots and negotiating obstacles. Players of limited fitness levels can start slowly and gradually increase their level of play as fitness improves. Scheduling is also flexible; a round takes one to two hours, and may be played alone, eliminating the difficulty of scheduling tee times. And as in traditional golf, disc golfers find themselves "hooked;" increasing the likelihood of frequent participation. Disc golf offers year-round fitness, even in rain or snow. Perhaps the greatest attribute of the sport is the expense - or rather, the lack of it. A professional quality disc costs less than $15, and it only takes one for basic play.
And, of course, there's the sheer fun of the game - no matter what your age or skill level! Play Disc Golf - It's in the Air!!!