It was 1926 when a creative group of students at Bladworth elementary school invented “Tin Lid Golf”, where tin pie lids were thrown towards 4-foot circles drawn in the sand across the playground. Now, nearly 100 years later, the free outdoor game of “Disc Golf” has roared to life worldwide.
Rated as the "4th best disc golf province in Canada", Saskatchewan has all the requirements – lots of accessible space, easily walkable terrain, and an outdoor-loving population of sports enthusiasts. Hal Johnson and Joanne Mcleod may have said it best with “Keep Fit and Have Fun!”, but staying fit is also a great way to prevent injuries and maintain a positive mental outlook.
Youth: With a very low startup cost, lightweight equipment, and almost-always free-to-play courses, any walk in the park can turn into an adventure for the whole family with Disc Golf. Set expectations low, keep the pace high, and the kids will be begging for more time outside!
Seniors: In Saskatchewan, inactivity, social isolation, and loneliness plague our aging and elderly population. This leads to falls, the #1 cause of injury requiring hospitalization. Falls can be caused by a physical deterioration or a decline in motorskills, which can result in an injury, which may lead to a sharp decline in overall health and activity. Inactivity can be both a cause or effect of social isolation. Both injury and isolation can lead to addictions.
Indigenous Peoples: In 2023, Peepeekisis Cree Nation hosted the first provincial or state-level tournament ever played on indigenous land. Disc Golf courses give a free, accessible, outdoor activity for all to experience in their community.
New Canadians: What better way to explore Saskatchewan than to saddle up with free-to-rent disc golf packs at a provincial or regional park! Dozens of parks and communities in Saskatchewan feature Disc Golf courses.
Prominent Saskatchewan Communities with a Disc Golf Course: (Full List Here)
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