Disc golf course open at Kelso Conservation Area in Milton


Published August 18, 2023 at 11:17 am

A new disc golf course is now open at Kelso Conservation Area in Milton.

Disc golf enthusiasts can give Conservation Halton’s new Summer 9 disc golf course a spin now, with the grand opening taking place next week.

The course was designed in partnership with Chainlink Disc Golf to provide an unforgettable gaming experience for both beginners and seasoned players alike.

“Conservation Halton prides itself on connecting people with nature,” said Craig Machan, director of Parks & Operations for Conservation Halton.

“Our ‘Summer 9’ disc golf course at Kelso gives visitors another way to experience our parks and get active outdoors. Disc golf is a fun activity, and it’s suited to all ages and abilities. Plus, here at our course, players will get to enjoy a round with the incredible Niagara Escarpment as their backdrop. We’re excited about this addition and look forward to hosting visitors for a round soon!”

Disc golf is similar to traditional golf, but instead of using clubs to hit a ball into a hole, a disc is thrown towards a basket. The goal is to get the disc into the basket in the fewest tosses possible. The player with the lowest total strokes for the entire course wins.

The course’s unique layout highlights the park’s diverse terrain. It incorporates elevation changes and a blend of long and short holes to accommodate players of various skill levels.

Each hole is equipped with two tee placements and is there is also a three hole, three tee practice course to try putting, pitching, and driving.

There is no additional cost to play the course other than park admission and it will be open during regular park hours in spring, summer and fall. The course is also available to reserve for leagues, tournaments, corporate events, and school trips.

If you don’t have your own discs, people and groups can rent a three-disc set that includes one putter, one mid-range, and one driver.

Players can also choose to purchase their own three-disc starter set, single discs, and/or disc bags at Kelso’s Trailhead Sports Rental & Retail Store.

The Grand Opening of the new disc golf course is Saturday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to test out the course or register to compete in tournaments.

There will also be prize draws and contests like longest drive, closest to the pin, and record an ace.

New and developing players can join Chainlink Disc Golf at 11:30 a.m. for a Learn 2 Play Clinic.

Food and refreshments will be available to purchase at West Lodge and Trailhead.

For more information about Kelso’s ‘Summer 9’ disc golf course, including the full course map, park hours, group reservations, and event details, visit here.

Kelso is open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Trailhead Sports Rental & Retail Store is open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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