Disc Golf Becoming a Big Deal in the Olympic Peninsula
Rainshadow Disc Golf Course Set to Open
Port Angeles, WA, The long-planned Rainshadow Disc golf course, near Blyn in Clallam County is nearly completed and will open to the public in the “early summer,” county Parks, Fair and Facilities Director, Joel Winborn says. Players will be greeted by sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains from the first tee box when the Rainshadow Disc Golf Course lives up to its name. Even on cloudy days, the 18-hole Clallam County park off Thompson Road near Blyn will offer an outdoor experience for disc golfers of all skill levels, officials report. The 40-acre Thompson Road site was recently acquired by the Parks Department to be used specifically for disc golf making Clallam County a “hot spot” for disc golf.
Disc golf is tied to the history of the frisbee which is emulated in the discs used to attempt to hit the raised baskets placed around a disc golf course. Disc Golf played like regular golf but uses flying discs instead of golf balls and elevated metal baskets instead of holes. There are no green fees to play disc golf; players must avoid trees, shrubs and branches as they make consecutive throws from where the previous thrown disc landed. And, like regular golf, the objective is to navigate the course in as few attempts as possible.
The long-planned Rainshadow Disc Golf Course is nearly completed and will open to the public in the “early summer,” county Parks, Fair and Facilities Director Joel Winborn said.
The North Olympic Peninsula has other public disc golf courses at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles, H.J. Carroll Park in Chimacum.
Disc Golf adds another outdoor activity that visitors to the Olympic Peninsula can enjoy while on vacation, week-end getaways or overnight visits to the area. For more information on visitor services, events and more, please check out www.olympicpeninsula.org/disc.golf.
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About the Olympic Peninsula
The Olympic Peninsula in Washington is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north, and the Hood Canal on the east. It is famed for being home to Olympic National Park, over 600 miles of hiking trails and 73 miles of pristine, Pacific Coast ocean wilderness beaches. The Olympic Peninsula boasts a wide array of activities for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike, attracting visitors from near and far.