What is Disc Golf?
Disc Golf has a close history to the recreational flying disc called a Frisbee and the first known instance of anyone playing golf with a flying disc occurred in Canada in 1926. For more information go to Wikipedia.
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 strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest 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 throw 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.” For more information visit the Professional Disc Golf Association website.
Current Lake Disc Golf Course located at Swenson County Park
The Current Lake Course is located at: 600 221st Street, Balaton, MN 56115
Open seasonally (during the summer months when the campground is open)
This course was installed by the Lakers 4-H Club in June 2015, with funding from an Operation Round Up Grant from Nobles Cooperative Electric and a Helping Hands Grant from the Minnesota 4-H Foundation. It is a 9-hole course. There is no fee to play it.
Frisbees, scorecards, and maps of the course are available from the campground hosts free of charge.
Slayton Disc Golf Course
The Slayton Course is located at: 1750 28th Street, Slayton, MN 56172
Located near the Slaytona Beach West Pool. It is a 9-hole course. There is no fee to play it.
Offices are open and observing social distancing and mask requirements.