Compact Disc Golf Courses are simply compressed versions of full disc golf courses, with a maximum Par of 3. We try to incorporate the same types of obstacles, throw types, and hole styles into the design, just on a shorter scale. They can still serve a broad number of players and skill levels despite their shorter length with the use of two tees per hole. We typically design a compact course with both "Purple" tees and "Green" tees.
Purple tees range in length from 50-80' and are great for young or new players to the sport, or for advanced players looking to improve their putting game. Green tees range in length from 80-200' and are the perfect next step for players that have learned the basics and are looking to throw longer distances, or for advanced players looking for ace runs! These shorter courses can be very exciting to play and provide a great introduction to the sport of disc golf for families and friends!These shorter courses have much smaller land requirements as compared to full sized courses, in fact we've installed 9 hole courses on properties as small as 2 acres! But just like their larger siblings, these courses can come complete with Tee Pads, Signage, and professional Baskets!
Due to their smaller land requirements and shorter throws, compact courses are often an ideal solution for providing disc golf in multi-use parks, or in closer proximity to other venue features, without sacrificing the safety of players or other facility guests!
They are also an excellent match for one of our larger "Long Track" courses providing something for the rest of the family to play while the more skilled players take in a longer game on the big course. They're also a perfect warm up area, or cool down after a big round!
We offer a "Par 2" variant of the Compact Course with only Purple tees aimed at municipal parks or small properties with limited space and which have a very small footprint! Think of Par 2 Compact Courses like you would mini-golf, where we're only building holes with greens, but no fairways. We still utilize obstacles, and elevation to challenge players and to force certain types of putts on certain holes, but there are no drives or big throws maintaining a safer environment around them.
In the 70+ years we’ve been coming here, no change has had such a profound impact on the time we all spend here, or the amount we now use this property!Gord Snowdon
Acton Island, Muskoka | Aug 1, 2019
Skills Development Courses or Facilities are able to be installed into the smallest footprint of the Short Track Courses. They are suitable as a bolt on to a larger course installation, or can also be installed as a stand-alone feature in a Park or Parkette setting. Skills Development Courses provide a practice area for players before rounds, provide a variety of putting practice scenarios, or can be used as a teaching facility for short game improvement and introductory play.
WIthout any long throws, players and their flying discs are limited to a smaller field and so can be in closer proximity to other park features and attractions. When paired with signage, these courses provide excellent exposure for the sport in more popular settings, and can include instructions for how to use the facility, and where to aquire equipment for new players.
Incorporating themed obstacles, resiliant outdoor art, natural features, and other local culture into these installations can provide another vehicle for interpretive programming and information as well.
If your business, town, or event is looking for something extra, consider a temporary disc golf course. These can be set up in small areas using baskets with "portable bases" which are easy to set up and take down, and leave no footprint once removed. With adequate space and/or buffers available, temporary courses can even be placed in closer proximity to other attractions. Our designers will always ensure that safety is maintained and fun is maximized! Event courses provide both players and spectators something to do and add an active component that is fun for all ages!
We've designed temporary courses for both Summer and Winter events, enabling hundreds of families to experience the sport and learn about their local clubs. Temporary courses for events can also provide a good anchor for disc golf merchandise and equipment vendors and can increase your event revenues through vendor profit sharing agreements.
Contact our team today with details about your event and let us provide you with some options!