Disc GolfFlying Fun in the Forest
Did you know that you can play Disc Golf right here in Kitsap County? Visit NAD Park in Bremerton, WA for a flying good time!
The Course at NAD Park
The course at NAD Park winds through more than 20 acres of old growth forest, offering the public not only a great disc golf experience but also a beautiful Northwest nature experience. The course has been designed to offer a little something for everyone. It will challenge the most advanced golfer and at the same time give the beginner golfer a fabulous course at which to learn the great sport of disc golf.
What is Disc Golf?
Disc Golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee. The sport was formalized in the 1970s, and shares with "ball golf" the object of completing each hole in the fewest number of strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest number of 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 disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has 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. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it's sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway. There are a few differences, though. Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you probably won't need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad "tee time." It is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, regardless of economic status.
NAD Park Fund
Bremerton Parks & Recreation has established a NAD Disc Golf Course Fund that is tax deductible. Contributions can be for any amount to the Bremerton Parks & Recreation. When providing your donation, be sure to state that the donation is for Disc Golf at NAD Park. If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Engelgau, 360-473-5425. What do your donations provide? Plenty: course maintenance, new collars for additional pin placements, upgraded tee pads, bag holders and additional tee pads.
With the re-opening of the new course at NAD Park, the WSDGA and the Bremerton Parks & Recreation Department are looking for course sponsors. Businesses and individuals can sponsor tee pads, fairways, baskets, and the new basket holders that are scheduled to be added to the course. A business may also choose to sponsor the entire course and gain naming rights for the course. All sponsors will have their names listed on the course, in newsletter and on websites.
Lost Disc Box
Look for your new Lost Disc Box near the kiosk at NAD Park. If you find someone's disc out on the course, just drop it into the box on your way out. The box will be regularly emptied and a list of discs will be posted on the kiosk. If you see your disc on the list, stop by Pacific NW Team Sports, 5960 State Hwy 303 Suite 101, Bremerton to pick up your disc. We ask that you make a dollar ($1) donation to the NAD course fund when you get your disc.
"With the beautiful scenery and diverse terrain, this is easily one of the best courses in the Puget Sound area."
-The Lung 9.7.04
"NAD Park is a shinning star course for the state of Washington."
-A. Grey 8.17.04
"I have played most of the courses in the Pacific NW and I have to say that NAD is the most challenging and fun course that I have ever played."
LEARN HOW TO PLAY
For more information about disc golf at NAD Park please contact Parks & Recreation Department at (360) 473-5305.
Learn more about disc golf at:
Disc golf equipment is available at Pacific Northwest Team Sports, 5951 State Highway 303 NE, (360) 479-4401, doctordiscgolf.com, Kitsap Sports in Silverdale and Sport Hause in Poulsbo.
DIRECTIONS TO COURSE
NAD Park is located at 6002 Kitsap Way (corner of Kitsap Way & Austin Drive) in Bremerton, WA.
From North: Go Southbound on SR-3 South towards Bremerton, and take the Kitsap Lake/Austin Drive exit. At the end of the exit turn right onto Austin Drive, and proceed about 500 feet to NAD Park.
From South: Go Northbound on SR-16 towards Bremerton. After passing the Port Orchard exit signs, the highway will wind through Gorst, and as you get closer to Bremerton the route number will change from SR-16 to SR-3. Stay in the left hand lane and merge onto SR-3 Northbound to Bremerton, Silverdale and Hood Canal Bridge. After passing all three Bremerton exits, take the Austin Drive/Kitsap exit. At the end of the exit go left onto Austin Drive. Proceed about 1000 feet to NAD Park.
The kiosk, with course map, is off Austin Drive behind the jet. From there, the course is a very short walk into the park. Additional parking is available on Kitsap Way.