If you are familiar with the Maritime region of Canada it will come as no surprise to you that they have been awarded back to back national championships. If you are not familiar with the warm waters and sandy beaches of Canada's atlantic region you will be pleasantly surprised to find that Prince Edward Island is home to the top-rated disc golf course in the country, the John Houck designed Hillcrest farm course. The island is known as a golfers dream, a foodies paradise, and a slice of heaven for the disc golf community. We are excited to welcome the wider disc golf world to our neighbourhood.
This years event will once again serve as the Canadian National Championship, driven by Innova and will be an A/B tier with the pros playing two rounds at the par 66 Hillcrest and one round at the newly installed par 57 'Huck It' disc golf course. Both courses play through mature Acadian forests with wide, well-kept fairways, rolling hills, and natural waterways. Each course has a distinct feel and offers a multitude of challenges for players of all skill levels. Hillcrest is the feature course for the pros and truly one of the greatest courses any disc golfer could hope to play. It blends short picture perfect par 3's (including one of Simon's 'dream 18' holes) with long and true par 4 and 5's. Good players try and stay out of trouble while great players have to push their limits to make birdies. Hillcrest, “an absolute gem”, is always worth the trip no matter how far away you are traveling from.
It's not just the disc golf that keeps people coming back, there is something about the place that is magic. Although it is only a 6-hour drive from Bangor Maine, Prince Edward Island can feel like another world. The people make the place and maritime hospitality is always on display here. Anne of Green Gables, Cows Ice Cream, and PEI potatoes are just a few of reasons mainlanders from all over the world make the trip here, but those are just the tip of the island (so to speak), once you experience this place for yourself you will see why it should be a disc golf destination for anyone who loves the game and all the good things this world has to offer.
Cheers for now, see you in Sept!
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