Sierra Park features four-hole disc golf course

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There is a four-hole disc golf course at Sierra Park, installed by the POA in 2008. What is Disc Golf? Disc golf, also known as Frisbee golf, was formalized in the 1970s. The game is played much like traditional golf; however, unlike golf where a ball and clubs are used, in disc golf players use a flying disc or a Frisbee.

According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, “The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the discs.”

The sport is usually played on a 9 or 18 hole course. Players complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee area toward a target, throwing again from the landing position of the disc until the target is reached.

Usually, the number of throws a player uses to reach each target are tallied (often in relation to par), and players seek to complete each hole, and the course, in the lowest number of total throws.

Those serious about the sport are known to use a variety of discs. Discs used for disc golf are designed and shaped for control, speed, and accuracy, while general-purpose flying discs have a more traditional shape, similar to a catch disc.

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.

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