Disk golf enthusiasts or beginners wanting to learn the game will enjoy the course north of Whitefish. Located on the east side of Whitefish Lake and just past the Stillwater State Forest boundary, the 18-hole course is a gem for outdoor recreation. The regular rules of golf apply to this disk-throwing game. Each hole is a par three but players can change the difficulty in accordance to their own ability. Although the fairways are sometimes hard to follow, the natural beauty of the state forest is worth the extra effort.
“Instead of just going on a walk, you get to play a game too,” said Robin Cross. “There are lots of hills, dog legs and the drive along the lake (to get here) is amazing.” It’s proximity to Whitefish is also a major draw, Cross said.
The course is challenging at times and there are some sections with steep hills that require a bit of hiking. There is no fee for access. The only accessory needed is a golf disk that can be purchased at a sporting goods store. For more information about the game visit the Professional Disk Golf Association Web site.
How to get there: If entering Whitefish from the south, turn left on 2nd Street East. Turn right on Baker Avenue and take the bridge over the railroad tracks. Baker becomes Wisconsin Avenue. Continue on Wisconsin Avenue, which turns into E. Lakeshore Drive, around the lake. Parking for the course is at the Stillwater State Forest sign on the right.
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