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Friday, 04 October 2013 13:38

Trying Out New Things

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I was aware what Disc Golf was but was never interested in trying. I just assumed it was easy and not very challenging. I have always been interested in the outdoors; most of my free time is spent riding my mountain bike, camping, or going for a hike. I never thought of disc golf as a reason to get outside and enjoy the outdoors.

After the first day throwing discs, I was immediately hooked. Bear Creek just finished installing the course, and we had a group meeting to learn about disc golf then we got the chance to try out some holes. This was where I became interested; I threw a few discs then quickly realized how challenging and fun this sport actually is. It was more than a game; it was a way to experience the sites and sounds of nature. In a way, it was a hike with a purpose; the purpose was to hit a target with your disc. A few days later, I purchased some discs from the Hotel gift shop. I continued to play rounds after work with other employee’s and began to check out other local courses. You can read course reviews, including Bear Creek’s, at   

Bear Creek’s course is still one of the most challenging courses I have played. As you stand at tee 1 looking out over the pond, you wonder what else this course has in store for you. The first two holes are very challenging and play over a large pond, followed by 7 heavily wooded holes with a stream acting as a water hazard. As soon as you climb the steps from hole 9, you are looking out of the woods and up the ski slopes. The back nine are very challenging holes with huge elevation changes and targets placed across open ski slopes and in the woods. Once you finish hole 18 you feel accomplished, not only by the course but by the workout and the scenic views.  Check out this video to see more: 

I never thought I would enjoy this sport as much as I do. I encourage anybody who loves the outdoors to grab a few discs and give it a try. You will most likely enjoy it just as much as I do.

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