New disc golf course at TECT Park

TECT park ranger Emily Bykar ready to play disc golf at the new nine-hole course. Photo: supplied.


Disc golf enthusiasts are invited to ‘putt’ their skills to the test at a new nine-hole course at TECT Park.

Disc golf, or frisbee golf, is played much like ball golf, but players throw discs instead of hitting a ball. The target is a metal basket, and the aim is to get the disc/frisbee into the basket in as few shots as possible.

The TECT Park course is free to use and can be found at the back of the freedom camping area. Normal frisbees can be used, however proper discs are recommended and can be found at most sports stores.

“We’re excited to bring disc golf to the park, adding a new activity for people of all skill levels to enjoy. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the sport, this nine-hole course is a great excuse to get outdoors in a beautiful setting and have fun with whānau and friends,” TECT park ranger Emily Bykar says.

Growing in popularity, there are now more than 70 disc golf courses in New Zealand – and the new course at TECT Park is the second for the Western Bay of Plenty. There is also a full, 27-basket course at McLaren Falls.

Last year, Western Bay of Plenty District Council sought feedback from the community about what new activities people would like to see at the park. More than 690 people shared their ideas and the council is now in the process of finalising a plan for the park’s future.

“As we continue to develop TECT Park, sustainability, education and cultural enrichment remain at the forefront of our plans. Disc golf aligns well with these values, offering a low-impact activity for people of all ages to enjoy,” says Emily.

You may also like....