According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, the sport was formalized in the 1970’s, and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest number of 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 shot 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 a couple differences though, including you probably won’t need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad “tee time.” Disc Golf is designed for people of all ages. Be sure to try out the hottest new sport on your next trip to the Iron Trail’s Giants Ridge! This is a great family entertainment value.
Fees: $5 per round/adult; $3/children 14 and under. Rates are subject to change without notice.
Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Distance: 9,000+ feet.
Rental: rental discs available in Giants Ridge Rental Shop. Prices are subject to change.
Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort
Box 190, Highway 135
Biwabik, MN 55708
1-800-688-7669 or 218-865-3000