Which is the Best Canmore Disc Golf Course?

Which is the Best Canmore Disc Golf Course?

Disc golf is the fastest growing sport in North America. The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) has over 100,000 members and this number is constantly growing. Courses are popping up all over the place and Canmore is no exception. The Rocky Mountain town is officially home to 2 courses, however, if you know where to look you might find another secret Canmore disc golf course. In this post we’ll rate the 3 courses and provide you with all the info you need to know to get your Frolf (frisbee golf) career up and running.

Canmore Disc Golf Retailers

One of the best things about the Canmore disc golf courses is they’re 100% FREE! No need to book, just rock up and hope the course is quiet. You will, however, need to rent or buy a couple of discs. At first buying discs can be overwhelming as there’s a huge range to choose from. Discs typically range from $15-$30 and we recommend getting started with a driver for your first round. If you had fun and plan on playing a bit more then grab a putter as well. That’s all the equipment you’ll need to get started.

You can pick up discs at these locations:

Trail Sports | 2003 Olympic Way, Canmore Nordic Centre | Rent or Purchase
Switching Gears | 718 10 ST, Canmore | Purchase Only
Sports Experts | 1080 Railway Ave Unit 100, Canmore | Purchase Only
Canadian Tire | Railway Avenue, Canmore | Purchase Only

Canmore Disc Golf Courses

#3 | *Pirate Course | 19 Holes

*EDIT: We’ve had reports that the Pirate Course is no longer open.

The Pirate course designers decided to use the natural landscape (along with a few additions) to create a one of a kind course. So if you like don’t like the idea of aiming for a traditional basket then this is the course for you. Aim for a muffler hanging from a tree, or maybe a door propped up in the middle of the fairway. Each hole has a description which will help you figure out where the hell you’re supposed to aim. One of our favourite holes requires a neat finish through a rusted out car that is missing its windshield. You’ll have a lot of fun here, but this is definitely not your typical Canmore disc golf course.

To find this hidden gem head down Palliser Trail to this location and look for a small sign with course rules. Make sure you play the last hole – it’s one of the best in Canmore.

Difficulty: 3.5/5
Course Rating: 2.5/5

#2 | 3 Sisters | 9 Holes

This Canmore disk golf course is located smack bang in the middle of the 3 Sisters housing estate. There are only 9 holes but that doesn’t stop it from being a locals favourite. The course is pretty short and open, which makes it perfect for beginners. A great option for a group outing or even a quick round after work. If you are looking to dip your feet into the Frolf arena then I’d highly recommend you get started here. Beautiful views of the 3 Sisters, Grotto Mountain, Lady Mac, and Mount Rundle adds to the charm and if you’re lucky you might even see some Elk!

Difficulty: 3/5
Course Rating: 4/5

#1 | Nordic Centre | 18 Holes + 1 Practice Hole

That means the best Canmore Disc Golf Course is at the Nordic Centre. The Nordic Centre has done a great job finding novel ways to best utilize their land year-round. Over winter the course is used for cross country skiing and in summer transformed into a biking and disc golf paradise. Well known for being long and tough, this course is really tight in stages and a few holes are sure to challenge even the most experienced disc golfer. Two highlights and holes not be missed are #5 and #11. This is a top course and definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area. I should note that both bears and cougars have been spotted on the course, so it might be a good idea to pack the bear spray.

Difficulty: 4.5/5
Course Rating: 5/5

We hope you enjoy these courses as much as we do. If you have any other questions regarding disc golf in Canmore feel free to get in touch. Until then, Happy Frolfing!!!

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  • Ben
    Posted at 12:48h, 23 May Reply

    Any idea if the pirate course is still playable? There are signs up by the entrance saying private property no trespassing

    • Cal
      Posted at 09:46h, 18 July Reply

      Hi Ben, it sounds as though it’s now closed. I’ll try and find out some more info and let you know.

  • ascoronavirus.com
    Posted at 01:20h, 08 June Reply

    This course is an extremely challenging, alpine course built on one of the many cross country ski trails at the Nordic Centre, It is highly recommended that you wear good hiking boots. Also be aware that you are in bear country in the Kananaskis. Click for information on Bear Safety.

  • Simon
    Posted at 09:18h, 18 July Reply

    2020 – July – 17

    We could not find the Pirate Course when we looked today. It appears to be closed; nothing but No Trespassing signs.

    • Cal
      Posted at 09:45h, 18 July Reply

      Hi Simon, thanks for getting in touch to let us now. I’ve just updated the post so people are aware.

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