Burlington’s first permanent disc golf course has arrived in the New North End.
The course is located at Schifilliti Ball Fields and begins at the Miller Community and Recreation Center. A smaller ephemeral course was previously located in the same park, according to Burlington Department of Parks, Recreation and Waterfront. The official opening of the course is at 5 p.m. on October 21.
There is no charge to play disc golf at the Burlington Course, and the course will be open during the same time as the park – from sunrise to sunset daily, the Burlington spokesperson said. Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, Diana Wood.
The course has nine “holes” or targets with baskets on which players can throw their discs or frisbees. The game is played the same way as golf, where people throw their discs from a designated area and score their game based on the number of throws needed to hit each target, according to Disc Golf Vermont.
Before the grand opening ceremony on Thursday, volunteers are welcome at the park between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. to help put the finishing touches on the disc golf course.
The Burlington Course is in addition to a number of disc golf courses located throughout the state. To find a disc golf course in Vermont, visit the Disc Golf Vermont website at discgolfvermont.com/vermont-disc-golf-courses.