Tee-off at The Trentham Estate with Disc Golf
The Trentham Estate has unveiled yet another new outdoor activity for its visitors to enjoy.
Disc Golf originated in the USA in the late 1960s, and has spread throughout the world. Said to be “a way of experiencing the countryside and connecting with nature”, the sport is a great way to spend family time in the great outdoors - and should be well on par with all of the other popular attractions currently on offer at the award-winning Trentham Estate.
Similar to ‘regular’ golf, the main difference is that it is played by throwing a flat disc into a metal target instead of hitting a ball into a hole. The aim is to send the golf disc from tee to basket in the fewest throws.
Occasionally likened to a Frisbee - which has led to the sport sometimes being dubbed “frolf” - a golf disc is actually very different to its more famous cousin, in that they are smaller in diameter, have a bevelled edge and are generally heavier.
The sport is now played in about 40 countries and there are well over 100,000 active members of the Professional Disc Golf Association worldwide.
The rules and the basic skills required to enjoy the sport are very simple to grasp. Trentham’s new 9-hole course - which has been designed with both beginners and professionals in mind - is located in parkland well away from its formal gardens, on the western side of the lake.
Like normal golf, each disc golf course has its own design, and quirks. And players at Trentham will find themselves encountering a number of challenging holes, including “Knock on Wood (Hole 3), which requires some skilful throwing to get the disc through a narrow cutting in the woodland; and the dog-leg left of “Can’t see the disc for the trees” (Hole 6) where players can’t see the basket before they tee off.
A typical 9-holes game will take around one hour to play.
Visitors wanting to play a round of Disc Golf at Trentham will need to have paid the regular entry fee to the gardens, or have an Annual Ticket. A round then costs £5 per person, for disc hire: or is free to anyone who brings or buys a disc of their own.
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The Trentham Estate, on the edge of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, offers one of the UK’s most diverse days out with a range of leisure activities for all ages.
It is one of the country’s top leisure destinations, attracting more than 3.2m visitors per year and was awarded a Gold Accolade by VisitEngland in February 2018 in recognition of the quality visitor experience offered. The fabulous restored Trentham Gardens at the heart of the Estate attracted over 730,000 visits in 2018 - making them one of the most visited gardens in the UK. Owned and managed by St. Modwen, the expert developer and regeneration specialist, the 725-acre Estate, which was previously owned for over 400 years by the Dukes of Sutherland, has undergone a massive regeneration programme since 2003. The Estate boasts: The famous Trentham Gardens, including the very important Italianate Gardens designed by Charles Barry in the 1830s that have been lovingly restored using top landscape designers. The gardens feature the UK’s first ‘barefoot’ walk, a great children’s adventure play area and maze and a beautiful walk around the mile long lake, originally laid out by Lancelot “Capability” Brown in the 18th Century. The Trentham Garden Centre and recently expanded Shopping Village, an eclectic mix of shops and eateries with a 119-bedroom Premier Inn Hotel. Trentham Monkey Forest - a unique opportunity to walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques, in a natural woodland environment for this endangered species. Extensive woodlands.