St. Charles Park District offers a free 9-Hole Disc Golf Course at James O. Breen Community Park.
Open daily from 9 a.m. until dusk from March through November, weather permitting, the course is located on 6.4 acres along the north side of Campton Hills Road, west of Peck Road.
According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, disc golf is played much like traditional golf, but instead of a ball and clubs, disc golf utilizes a flying disc (as opposed to a club) and elevated metal baskets (as opposed to a hole).
Players start each hole at a teeing area and play toward a target hole, a metal pole outfitted with an elevated basket.
The course at Community Park runs through the wooded areas and follows the naturally rolling terrain. Each hole is par three and changes in elevation and thick groves of trees make this course challenging, according to the St. Charles Park District website.
The St. Charles Park District brochure calls this sport an ideal activity for families and it can be played by one or more players. However, you’ll need to bring your own equipment – a disc or Frisbee.
The Professional Disc Golf Association advises that disc golf can be played from school age to old age, making it a lifetime fitness sport. Those who are specially-abled and disabled are also able to play the sport, giving them an opportunity to play a mainstream activities.
A typical round of disc golf can be completed in one- to two-hours.
James O. Breen Community Park is located at Campton Hills and Peck roads.
For more information, visit www.st-charlesparks.org.