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Old 07-31-2011, 09:08 PM
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Lotta room for only 126 courses...what's the future for disc golf in Canada ?
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:58 PM
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I'm about to get my first taste of Canadian disc golf. Headed to Vancouver next week. The course scenery looks amazing. I'd love to see what else is out there in other regions.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:11 PM
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umm yeah we suck!!!!

Calgary currently has 3 official courses

1 is a private course that is only available to members of the community...no one plays there...it is wasted
we used to have access for the same membership fee unfortunately we lost that privilege due to a lack of smarts and "smoking"

2 others are 9 hole courses

1 of which has a second set of tee boxes (so to speak) so that it can play as an 18, it is a weak course, everything is virtually an open righty hyzer

the other course is on an island by the zoo near downtown...it has some decent holes

the course got put in to bring traffic in to help clear up some unsavoury behaviour (junkies and guys looking for guys)

it worked and it is now a nice place

so now the City has decided to pull the courses and redevelop the island

we have the odd object course in some parks around town

it's really quite sad given how, as a city, Calgary, is quite affluent, and we have a decent amount of land space

anyway, I'm working with our club and the City to try to get approval for 2 new 18 hole courses to be put in this year or (more likely) next

they will be quality...perhaps not top quality like some of the US courses but still very good

DG is still quite underground here and we really need to work on developing the scene and getting more members for the club
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:16 PM
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Yeah there are only 2 in Winnipeg. One is a 9 hole course with a second set of tee boxes. It's a decent course, but short and easy to score well. The other is an 18 hole course which we are trying to redesign and improve with signage and tee pads. That one is a nice course with some interesting holes, and I can actually use a driver on the holes so that's nice.

I'm not sure what's holding Canada back though, just need more time to grow I reckon.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:20 PM
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if you are in Vancouver...take the ferry over to Pender Island and Salt Spring
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:34 PM
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Sorry to read about the lack of DGC in the Calgary area. This is one place I want to visit and would love to play some DG instead of just sightseeing, but I hoping that in a couple years this will change as I am tentively planning a road trip to Glacier NP via Calgary, Edmonton.

I've played some really cool DGC in Canada, But I didn't go out to Pender Island and that will haunt me until I do. But I played some really cool DGC in Ontario (Etobicoke, Toronto Island, St. Thomas < VA Barrie> If U play any of the Vancouver DGC I would recommend playing Mundy in Coquitlam,Little Mt. QE park in Vancouver and Quilchena this DGC was very challenging and had a lot of pretty ladies walking the walking path that surrounded the park..

Have fun and be carefull when crossing the border.
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:17 PM
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Sorry to read about the lack of DGC in the Calgary area. This is one place I want to visit and would love to play some DG instead of just sightseeing
If you're in that area put Canmore Nordic Centre on your "to do" list.
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Old 08-05-2011, 03:23 PM
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Ontario has got a bunch of courses, with more added each year. Some really nice, some not so much...

Here's a link to DGO (disc golf Ontario) http://www.discgolfontario.com/index.php

Here's our club site (Peterborough, Ontario) http://www.peterboroughdiscgolf.ca/

For anyone that's interested...

Getting bigger and bigger up here, new courses in every year...
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:40 PM
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If you're in that area put Canmore Nordic Centre on your "to do" list.
this is truth


and as an update on one of my previous posts it looks like I'll be writing a third proposal as well
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Ontario has got a bunch of courses, with more added each year. Some really nice, some not so much...

Here's a link to DGO (disc golf Ontario) http://www.discgolfontario.com/index.php

Here's our club site (Peterborough, Ontario) http://www.peterboroughdiscgolf.ca/

For anyone that's interested...

Getting bigger and bigger up here, new courses in every year...
I don't know if you mentioned it, but white spruce in Brampton, Ontario (on the way to ontario if you're in niagara falls) is worth a play if you're in Niagara Falls, Canada and don't want to cross back to NY for dg...
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