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The Golf Island Disc Park

One of the Most Unique Disc Golf Courses in the World!

Pender Island disc golf youth

photo by David Ohnona

Youth disc golf is alive and well on Pender Island. We have a strong informal club of about 12 boys and girls aged 8 to 16 who are passionate about the game and have done well at the Mayne and Pender tournaments. We have also created our own unique and tricky course on the Home Valley Farm that features 18 holes of very creative, recycled targets. When Canadian Pro Chris Hartmann came out to play, he was impressed enough by our creation that he arranged for his sponsor company, Innova, to donate a practice basket to our club.  We are very grateful for his work on our behalf and look forward to more disc adventures in the future.
- Steve Dunsmuir, June 2019
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Q: Are there green fees? A: No! It's totally Free!

Q: Do I need to make a reservation? A: No! Just show up and play! Weekends may be busy but there are three "nines" so you have three starting tee-offs.

Q: Can I rent discs? A: No. You have to bring your own discs. Disc golf discs (which are different than 'Frisbees') can be purchased at several Pender Island locations including: Pender Pharmacy, Pender Island Kayak Adventures (at Port Browning) and The Driftwood Auto Centre.

Some History and Information

The Golf Island Disc Park, located in Magic Lake Estates on North Pender Island, BC, features 27 holes. The front nine holes have the original tone poles while the middle and back nines have chain baskets, installed in 2004. The Pender Islands disc golf course winds its way over and around a rocky hill just to the north of Magic Lake. The location of the course, with its many trees and bumpy landscape, make for an exciting game and a wonderful walk in the woods.

Disc Golf is a rapidly growing international sport and due to the efforts of a number of dedicated volunteers a lovely course has evolved on Pender. The game's played much like traditional golf, except that players use golf discs (very much like Frisbees™, but generally slimmer) and instead of greens with cups, there are chain baskets and tone poles. To learn more about how to play the game click here. Disc golf can be played by anyone old enough to walk! Families frequent the course and more than a few of Pender's seniors have discovered the benefits of the game.

The Golf Island Disc Park was first 'roughed out' in 1980 by Alex Fraser, Dave Watson and Doug Keating. The second nine was begun in 1984 and by 1987 the initial course was completed, although improvements continue to this day. In 1985 the BC Provincial Disc Golf Tournament was held on Pender and in 2005 the Provincials returned to the Golf Island Disc Park. In 1985 30 players from BC and Washington competed. In 2005 over 100 discers competed. Tournaments on Pender attract players from BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon, California and beyond.

The Golf Islands Disc Park is maintained by the Pender Islands Park Commission and the Pender Disc Golf Club volunteers. Numerous individuals, companies and organizations help by sponsoring equipment, improvements and events. The Pender Disc Golf Club maintains this website. If you've any questions please feel free to contact us.

(For tournament results go to the Tournaments page.)

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