FROLF

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Frisbee-golf; Intro’ed as a summer sport popular enough to rival biking in Whistler. NEW

If mountain biking leaves you exhilarated, covered in cuts and with a memory of your front tyre then Frolf will give you the perfect opposite.

18 holes takes a couple of hours and provides at the very least a route to take in views and be outside.

Socialising is at its core; it’s a game for everyone.

Everything counts; everything surrounding is involved.

Trees to knock into, hills to fall down… It’s all fair game.

That said, it’s not a dirty one.

So Frolf on a city course would have buildings, signs, people as obstacles.

If someone kindly throws a disc back to you or a dog runs off with it, that’s where you take it from.

Whistler in British Columbia is where I was broken in to the game.

The challenges were the treacherous terrain, discs rolling far down and away or dropping off a cliff.

But after the first few holes the climbs get steeper, the basket-holes better hidden and the risk of disc loss more likely.

The perfect hangover ‘pursuit’ stepped up into a hike and forced recovery by hole 9.

The views were spectacular, the terrain we covered adventurous and the feeling it left you with was mellow.

So it’s pretty straightforward – wherever the disc lands, that’s where you play the next shot from.

Teeing off
Strategy talk

The Coast Mountain range was the perfect setting; wooded and rocky, so shaded but with good look out points.

Whistler’s course runs by the Lost Lake Park with 27 holes to play.

Broken into 9-hole sections, the middle lot are the most challenging, having to toss then follow your discs up (or down) steep rock and hillside.

Broken into 9-hole sections, the middle lot are the most challenging, having to toss then follow your discs up (or down) steep rock and hillside.

We saw barely anyone on the round, a couple of distant mountain bikers, and one man doing putting practice after a low game the day before.

I wouldn’t judge it a sport that warrants any serious or lonesome practice.

Looking for wayward discs takes up much of the playing time.

So, similar to golf in spirit, if a little lighter, and a good day off from mountain biking if you’re out in the hills.

Go do it: In Whistler – it’s free, uncrowded, rugged…

I can only throw a frisbee one way and still managed to keep up – but yes, well over par.

Where else do you get to finish a frolfing day with a swim like this
When in Whistler

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