- Price Free to Play
- Listing categories Public
- Location / Region ACT/ Belconnen
- Year Installed 2017
- Teepad Type Concrete
- Basket Type RPM Disc Catcher
- Course Type Permanent
- Number of Baskets 9
- Number of Tees 18
- Par 56
- Access Type Public
- Course Designer Todd Nowack
- Course Map ACTDGC_JohnKnight_MainSign_2017-11-22_1.jpg
The John Knight Memorial Disc Golf Course is a 9 basket, par 56 course with dual tees and dual pin positions making for 36 unique holes to play. It is fully signed with a main sign board, practice basket, tee signs, concrete pads, and next tee signs for a couple of holes. The course is beginner friendly with the front 9 ranging between 45 and 65m for the Par 3’s with the back 9 playing longer and more difficult. The course is mostly wooded set amongst native gum trees with a couple of holes shooting over mowed parkland. Despite the short holes, there are numerous trees on some holes which make it more difficult if you don’t hit your intended line. Many of the holes are also contained by a path network that plays as out of bounds for each hole. Thus, running long on many of the holes will be OB and cost you a stroke; this adds to the challenge of the course but can be ignored for casual play and beginners. However, for more seasoned players, it is a great course for working on your short game and making sure you are accurate or else you can be punished.
The course is open anytime and is free to play. Park in the main parking lot off Townsend Place and it is a short walk down the first path entry to the first tee. Gate closes after dark.
The wooded section is a fun challenge to get your disc to weave through the trees. It also provides great shade for the summer months.Cons
I found it a little hard to locate the course from the car park. I couldn’t find the main sign, which may have been taken down or vandalised. Also, it’s tricky to locate each subsequent tee pad as you make your way through the course.
Great beginner course. Easy for new people to the sport to get their head around and feel confidentCons
Hole lengths are super short for intermediate to advanced players. Putter mid range course
Great beginner course for those learning the game. Well sign posted with huge map near Tee 1/10. Concrete tee pads on all holes and alternate basket sleeves installed to allow for 36 different options. Ideal training course for advanced players working on putter tee and approach shots.Cons
Can get reasonably busy with some open spaces used for park fitness and team events. Super busy park, can get difficult to find a park.
Sick putter course. Easy to navigate with excellent signage. Relax and run a few aces.Cons
Non that I saw.
Top beginner/intermediate course. The A pin positions were in play when I went, but I understand the B positions add a level of challenge. It's got all the goodies - concrete tees, signage, toilets, water, shade, and even marked out positions at the practice basket for putting practice. The signage under the baskets for passers-by and the QR Codes on signs are the icing on the cakeCons
Only one suggestion (by no means a con) - if the plan is to have all A positions or all Bs, it would be good to have something on the main sign signifying the positions for the day. (It's not that hard to work it out, so no biggie)
Practising you ups and navigating trees. Great beginner course. Concrete tee pads.Cons
Not challenging enough for experienced players.
Some shorter holes through the trees and a couple of longer ones across the grass. Great course to practice tight lines. Has all facilities... toilets, BBQ, water etc... Concrete tee-pads.Cons
As others suggest, it is an easy course - even I threw the A-position course 4 under!!!
Extremely good beginners course. Easy to find, well marked, concrete tee pads, lots of signage and close to toilets, taps and free BBQs.Cons
What’s not to like if it introduces so many people to the sport?