Our 9-hole disc golf course

For FAMILY fun time and 
COMPETITIVE players

A 9 holes disc golf course, is located at Aa Gård. Facing the sea, and part of it against the mountains, this course has the best view possible on the fjord of Lavangen, while adding challenge to the discipline.

Our COURSE

Build in 2021, Aa-Gård Disc Golf 9-hole course, follows a path along the fjord’s shore and around the old farms and historic houses of Lavangen. The entree is free, and there is a possibility to buy discs on site. If our guide Johnny is available, he will be happy to demonstrate and teach you how to throw a disc.

The course is registered on UDisc for you to save and compare your scores and performances!

Start of the course : by Cabin #7

Parking : at Aa Gard Restaurant

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The RULES

You haven’t heard yet of this new sport? No worries, here are a few explanations.

Disc Golf is played like traditional golf, but with disc golf discs instead of balls and clubs. One throw (stroke) is counted each time the disc is thrown and when a penalty is incurred. The goal is to play each hole in the fewest strokes possible. The player with the lowest total strokes for the entire course wins.

The hole is completed when the disc comes to rest in a disc golf basket.

Did it spike your interest ? For the full details of the rules, check this website.

The RULES

You haven’t heard yet of this new sport? No worries, here are a few explanations.

Disc Golf is played like traditional golf, but with disc golf discs instead of balls and clubs. One throw (stroke) is counted each time the disc is thrown and when a penalty is incurred. The goal is to play each hole in the fewest strokes possible. The player with the lowest total strokes for the entire course wins.

The hole is completed when the disc comes to rest in a disc golf basket.

Did it spike your interest ? For the full details of the rules, check this website.

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DESCRIPTION of our COURSE

The base for the first throw is after cabin #7. The start of our course is perfect to practise for beginners or as warm out throws for the experienced players: straight forward, a clear visibility on the goal and no obstacle. Don’t be fooled by the apparent easiness of those first throws! This open area, next to the sea, is often the windiest, and it can add some challenge to your performance. Have a good look at the water as you go, porpoises are often swimming in the area, they look like dolphins but are in fact part of the whale family.

The next section will ask you to be more focus as you go through trees, and walk and throw on the side of a river ! The map at the base of each throw, will show you where to aim.

After crossing a quiet road, you will make you way up across a more dense vegetation. The challenge will be to adjust your throws to the steepness of the track. One of the goal is waiting across a raging river, be careful to not make a mistake there !

On your way, have a look at the information signs in front of the old blacksmith’s forge, the summer cow shelter, and historical flour mill. Benches are along the trail, for a well deserve pause. In summer and autumn, a multitude of berries are on the ground, perfect for a good snack.

Once you reach the top of the hill, an open area with a stunning view on the fjord, is in front of you. Have a look for the white-tailed sea eagles which often hunt in the area. It’s one of the largest species of eagle in the world (up to 2,5m wide!).

In Spring or Autumn, you might meet in this pasture our flock of Gammel Norsk Sau – the original breed of sheep in Norway since the Iron Age.

The last section of our trail, downhill, is for you to practice or show off your accuracy on some very long distance throws.

Aa-Gård TOURNAMENTS

We organise friendly tournament a few times a year within our local community, with prices to win. Tournaments can also be organised for groups or company upon request.

Our Restaurant, located closed by the course, is also available if you need a snack and drink during your time with us or for a well deserved meal, made with local ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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