Newington Armory at Sydney Olympic Park is home to Sydney’s very first permanent disc golf course. A cross between golf and playing Frisbee, disc golf is played with the objective of completing each hole with the fewest number of throws. There are many similarities between disc golf and ordinary golf, but players participate by throwing a flying disc from the tee area to the target, which resembles an elevated metal basket.
It may sound odd, but the sport has taken off since its formalisation in the 1970’s. The Armory also has a Disc Golf Club, formed in 2006. “Armory Rattles” is the league game, organized as two rounds of disc golf. The Club welcomes players of all levels, and registration is open on the day of play at 10.15am, for a $5 fee. See Sydney Disc Golf Club for more details on game dates.
Those that don’t wish to play with the Club can play on any weekend, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10.30am to 3pm. Bookings are required for groups of 10 or more.
It’s actually quite a popular sport around the world, especially in the United States. If you’re good at Frisbee, but not at golf, this may be the perfect sport for you - it puts a fun spin on the traditional sport. The Professional Disc Gold Association website provides information about the history of the sport, as well as game rules.
Newington Armory is a short distance from Sydney Olmypic Park ferry wharf. There are various other transport options to Sydney Olympic Park. The Sydney Olympic Park website has a transport guide, which includes train, ferry, bus, cycling, parking and traffic info. If you are using public transport, the best stop for access is Jamieson Street, Silverwater.