To The Haldimand Press
JARVIS—Haldimand County has a new disc golf course for the community to enjoy located at Jarvis Lions Park, 1 James St. E. in Jarvis. The nine-hole course is a family-friendly way to get out and play disc golf, one of North America’s fastest-growing pastimes.
The Jarvis Lions Club and the Jarvis Parks Committee, with partial funding from Haldimand County’s Community Partnership Program, looked to bring this installation to the park to provide residents with more opportunities for lower-cost outdoor recreation.
Disc golf is played similar to regular golf but with specialized flying discs that are engineered for specific characteristics to allow for the desired speed, loft, glide distance, stability, and turn tendency.
Haldimand County also boasts a championship 18-hole course in Caledonia’s LaFortune Park. The Jarvis Lions Park course is somewhat less challenging, yet appropriate for experts and beginners alike. The course is designed to avoid pedestrian walkways and to offer players a compact course. There is no cost to play.
“The new disc golf course is a wonderful recreational resource for Jarvis and the surrounding area and is another great example of Haldimand County’s commitment to helping groups build assets that benefit their community through the CPP program,” says Ward 1 Councillor Stewart Patterson, who has been a strong supporter of the project since its initial proposal.
Discs are available for purchase at a number of online retailers. For those wishing to try the sport, a number of discs, donated by Jarvis company Concession Road Brewing, are available for loan at the Jarvis Branch of the Haldimand Public Library.
“One of Haldimand Public Library’s goals is to explore and adopt new and innovative collections for public enjoyment,” says Library CEO Paul Diette, “and when the proposal to loan disc golf equipment was presented to us, we were excited to add something that promotes exercise and fun amongst community members to our collection mix.”