Enjoy a round of Disc Golf at Abrams Park in Ridgefield, Washington!
The Course at Abrams Park
Disc golf is a popular sport around the country and there are several courses throughout the Clark County area. In Ridgefield, disc golfers can come together to play the sport recreationally at Abrams Park. The course was originally established in 2017.
The Abrams Park Disc Golf Course is a 9 hole course through the wooded, hilly area of Abrams Park. There is a practice/warm up basket located adjacent to the parking lot and you can find Tee 1 just up the hill from the northern play structure.
The course features paver tee pads and Discatcher targets. The course is heavily wooded and fern plants cover the ground off of the paths. Paths can be muddy during the rainy season.
Park rules apply to the disc golf course. Park hours are from 7am to 9pm and there are no fees to play disc golf in the park during regular park hours.
Be respectful of other users in the park navigating the walking trails. Do not throw toward other park users, wait until the path is clear to throw your disc.
Please respect the natural setting of this park and the habitat areas. Use the paved pathways at all times to get from tees and greens. Avoid cutting through shrub or wooded areas as much as possible.
What is Disc Golf?
Disc golf is played much like golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, though, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970s and shares with golf the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws).
A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target, which is the “hole.” The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the “putt” lands in the basket and the hole is completed.
How to Play
- Disc Golf Discs – Beginner packs typically include a driver, a mid-range, and a putter.
- Pants and full coverage shoes recommended for this course due to brush conditions.
Objective of the Game:
Disc Golf is played like traditional golf. One throw is counted each time the disc is thrown. The goal is to play each hole in the fewest strokes possible. The player with the lowest total strokes for the entire course wins. The hole is completed when the disc comes to rest in a disc golf basket.
How to Play:
- Start at the first Tee, located just up the hill from the northern play structure. Your first throw for each hole will begin at the Tee, subsequent throws will be from wherever your disc lands. Throw the disc toward the basket labeled “1.”
- The goal is to get the disc into the basket with the least number of throws. Advance through each hole (1-9) starting on the Tees and finishing in the baskets. The player with the least amount of strokes on the previous hole is the first to tee off on the next hole.
- Follow the blue and orange signs to locate the next tee.
About Abrams Park
Located at the end of Division Street off of N. 5th Avenue near Union Ridge Elementary School, this 40-acre park features a children’s play area, horseshoe pit, baseball, softball and soccer fields, a disc golf course, and a large area for playing volleyball.
Abrams Park offers a variety of trails, stream, roads, and open areas.