I tried out the disc golf course at Heilmann Park in Atascadero today. It was a nice park and not crowded at all. I only had a chance to play a few of the tees but enjoyed it. I plan to come back when I have more time.
If you haven’t tried disc golf, you can pick up a multi-purpose disc for around $7 at Big 5 or other sporting good stores. Then just go and throw. Doesn’t matter how many throws it takes to make it in the basket, just have fun!
There are two other courses on the Central Coast. The one at Waller Park in Santa Maria is my favorite, especially the first 7 tees which is in the grassy area. Sometimes, I’ll just play the first 7 and then just repeat them over again.
The other disc golf course is in Sinsheimer Park in SLO. It’s a smaller 9-tee course and one I’ll stop at and throw a quick round when I’m in SLO. While there aren’t that many trees, I’ve got more discs stuck in limbs than any other course I’ve played.
So give it a try. You’ll get some exercise and it’s FREE (except for the cost of the disc).