Disc golf course coming to Guelph's Eastview Park

A few sports and activities have exploded in popularity since the start of the pandemic. Disc, or frisbee, golf being one of them. Mike Arsenault went to a local disc golf course to learn more.

The City of Guelph says an 18-hole disc golf course is coming to Eastview Park later this year.

In a post on its website, the city said it is working with a contractor to remove 284 trees from the park as part of its Emerald Ash Borer and hazard tree removal plans.

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“Doing this work ensures the park is safe for hiking trails and disc golf,” the city said.

“We’ll replant a diverse variety of native trees and shrubs at a later date to enhance the space by providing wildlife habitat, food sources and pollinators to the park.”

After the trees are removed, construction of the new disc golf course will begin in the northeast corner of the park near Speedvale Avenue and Watson Parkway.

The first nine holes will be ready to use by the summer, with the full course complete by the fall.

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Disc golf is becoming a popular sport, which combines ultimate frisbee and golf. Players try to get their disc into the basket on each hole and complete the round with as few throws as possible.

Riverside Park is home to the city’s first nine-hole disc golf course. There is also a course at the University of Guelph arboretum.

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