For when it’s not dry and warm enough for mini-putt or a full 18 holes, now there’s disc golf! It’s a fun outdoor activity to play any time of year, thanks to equipped parks and golf courses around the city. Best of all, most of the courses are free to play, first-come first-served, and open year-round — just BYO disc! Here is Where to Play Disc Golf in Toronto…
Toronto Island Park — Centre Island
Where: 9 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Facilities: Amphitheatre, Beach, Bike Trails, Bottle Filling Stations, Change room Facility, Drinking Fountains, Firepits, Franklin Children’s Garden, Outdoor Shower, Picnic Sites, Playground, Pond, Splash Pad, Washroom Facility
A year-round destination beloved by both local visitors and tourists, the Toronto Islands are one of the most picturesque parks in the whole city. Along with numerous amenities and activities found throughout the chain of islands, the disc golf course on Centre Island is a nice spot to spend an afternoon, looking out on Lake Ontario.
West End & Etobicoke
Where: 256 Centennial Park Road, Etobicoke
Facilities: BMX Bike Area, Ball Diamonds, Bike Trails, Bottle Filling Stations, Conservatory, Cricket Pitch Fields, Dressing Room, Drinking Fountains, Greenhouse, Multipurpose Field, Outdoor Fitness Equipment, Outdoor track, Parking Lots, Picnic Shelters, Picnic Sites, Playgrounds, Ponds, Practice Wicket, Sport Fields, Wading Pool, Washroom Facility
Home to the Centennial Park Conservatory, this large park in Etobicoke has everything you need for a fun day out. Along with your disc golf game, you can even do such varied activities as riding a BMX bike, practising cricket and enjoying the serene pond.
Marilyn Bell Park
Where: 1095 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Facilities: Bike Trails, Bottle Filling Station, Dog Fountain, Drinking Fountains
Just west of Ontario Place and Exhibition Place along the waterfront Martin Goodman Trail, this park has a boardwalk along the lake shore, along with tennis courts, picnic areas and biking and walking trails.
East End & Scarborough
Ashbridges Bay Park
Where: 1561 Lake Shore Blvd. East
Facilities: Bike Trails, Bottle Filling Station, Dog Fountain, Drinking Fountains, Firepit, Outdoor Fitness Equipment, Outdoor Shower, Parking Lot, Picnic Sites, Washroom Facility
Near Woodbine Beach, this park is a hidden gem on the east side. It’s located on a secluded peninsula by a marina, with gorgeous views of Lake Ontario.
Dentonia Park Golf Course (winter only)
Where: 781 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough
Facilities: Pro Shop, 55 car parking lot, One Washroom/Change room
Easy to access from Victoria Park subway station, this course has 18 holes with greens, fairways and picturesque water hazards. It is known as one of the finest and most challenging Par 3 courses in Ontario.
North York & York
E.T. Seton Park
Where: 73 Thorncliffe Park Drive, North York
Facilities: Archery Range, Bike Trails, Disc Golf Course, Drinking Fountain, Outdoor Basketball Court, Parking Lot, Picnic Shelters, Picnic Site, Ponds, Washroom Facility
Near the Ontario Science Centre in the former Don Mills’ ravines, this park not only has a disc golf course but also the city’s only public archery range. With access to the vast network of excellent Don Valley bike trails, there are many out of the ordinary outdoor adventures to be had here.
Scarlett Woods Golf Course
Where: 1000 Jane Street, York
Facilities: Clubhouse, Pro Shop, Washrooms/Change rooms, 107 car parking lot
For a full golf course experience, Scarlett Woods Disc Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf course, found alongside the Humber River. It is the only disc golf area that requires reservation and payment (rates: Adult $21.20/person, Junior/Senior: $14.72/person).
Rules for disc golf at City golf courses:
- One round per day will be available for disc golf after the last golf tee time
- Disc Golfers are to show up 30 minutes before to their tee time to pay for their round
- Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) code in effect at all times
- Cannot throw multiple discs from teeing area
- Throwing may only begin once the group in front has finished the hole and completely left the green
- Disc golfers must not pass golfers and must maintain a distance of one golf hole behind golfers
Disc Golf etiquette
- Allow faster groups to play through
- Keep noise and music levels to a minimum
- Put litter in its place
- Follow local course rules
- Remove your disc from the basket
- Stay behind the disc
- Help find lost discs
- Follow posted signs and rules
- Observe your surroundings before throwing
- Leave the tree branches and foliage
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