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This is a shared-use trail project. Walking, hiking and mountain biking are still occurring and encouraged at this location.
Installation of the targets and tee boxes is underway, along with the maintenance of the landscape. This Town owned property is open to the public and can be accessed by parking at Endicott Park, 57 Forest Street, and walking across the street and up on to the course. Signage will be coming on site soon to better help participants navigate the area. If you are interested in volunteering on this project please email Nick Campion.
Disc Golf is free to play in Danvers.
Disc golf is played much like golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, though, players use a flying disc or Frisbee®. The sport was formalized in the 1970s and shares with golf the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws).
A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target, which is the "hole." The holes on Whipple Hill are elevated metal baskets. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw 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 golf, whether it's sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway.
Disc golf is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, gender identity, and economic status, making it a great lifetime fitness activity. Because disc golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded; players merely match their pace to their capabilities and proceed from there.
Disc golf provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and mental stimulation. Concentration skills increase by mastering shots and negotiating obstacles, and players of limited fitness levels can start slowly and gradually increase their level of play.
A casual round takes one to two hours and may be played alone. Participants can play on their own accord, no tee times necessary. Perhaps the greatest attribute of the sport is the low barrier to entry. A professional quality disc costs roughly $10 to 20, and it only takes one for basic play.