Disc Golf Drop In
Want to bring a youth group or drop in as a family?
Nephi Recreation has discs you can check out at no cost at the Recreation Office 475 E 800 N or at the Canyon View Golf Course. If you have your own discs drop in and play no registration required. Just park at the dirt parking lot and start with hole #1.
View Nephi City Disc Golf Scorecard (PDF)
Nephi Disc Golf Course Construction
Nephi City recently built a 9 hole Disc Golf Course east of the existing Nephi Canyon Hills Golf Course. The project was completed by the Nephi Recreation Department in conjunction with a Boy Scout Eagle Project by Justus Bradley. Special thanks to a $711 donation by 7-Eleven Nephi Store, Manager Paula Bean.
“The beauty of Disc Golf is that it can be enjoyed by all ages and genders with the only equipment needed a Frisbee disc. It is also FREE and can be played by beginners just as easily as advanced players. Walking the course provides great exercise. The course also provides a scenic view of Nephi” said Nephi Recreation Director John Bradley.
History of Disc Golf
What is Disc Golf? Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970's, and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest throws. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole"/basket. (The basket is elevated on a metal stand) As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw 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. (Professional Disc Golf Association)
Who Plays Disc Golf? Disc golf can be played from school age to old age, making it one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. Specially-abled and disabled participate, giving them the opportunity to take part in a mainstream activity. Because disc golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities, and proceed from there. The Professional Disc Golf Association, with a base of almost 80,000 members is the governing body for the sport and sanctions competitive events for men and women of every skill level from novice to professional. The sport is played in over 40 countries. (Professional Disc Golf Association)