Community Park West Disc Golf Course
1001 Zenith Drive, Glenview
(west of Milwaukee Ave., north of Central Ave.)
Hours: Dawn to Dusk (year round)
The Glenview Park District is pleased to open its first disc golf course, located adjacent to the dog park at Community Park West, 1001 Zenith Drive (see map below). The course is accessible from the parking lot west of the skate park and basketball court. Community Park West Disc Golf Course has ten holes ranging in length from 200 to 375 feet, is open to the public year round and can be played free of charge.
What is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is a lot like traditional “ball” golf except players use specially made frisbee-like plastic flying discs instead of balls and clubs and throw them for “par” at an above-ground target instead of a hole in the ground. There are three different types of discs used for different purposes, much the way ball golfers use different clubs.
The object of the game is to throw a golf disc into the “Pole Hole” basket (a steel basket over which chains hang) in the fewest number of throws. The player starts at a designated tee area and throws one type of disc (a Driver) toward the target, throwing each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. Intermediate throws are made using a second type of disc (a Mid-Range) before switching to a third type of disc (a Putter) at close range to “putt” the disc into the target. The retail cost of a disc ranges from $7 to $15. Discs may be purchased at most major sporting goods stores.
Who Can Play Disc Golf?
Disc golf can be played from school age to old age, making it one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. Because disc golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded. The Professional Disc Golf Association is the governing body for the sport and has compiled a manual containing the rules. To download a copy of this manual, click here.
We invite you to try your luck at Glenview’s newest sport!
Click here to download a scorecard for the Glenview Park District Disc Golf Course.
The Glenview Park District would like to thank Aaron Hanson, Evan Anderson, Lucas Neuhaus, & Jason Neuhaus for their participation in the design of the disc golf course.