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
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.
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.
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.
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.
tournament results go to the Tournaments