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Disc golf at Druid Hill Park

The Baltimore area has several disc-golf courses and, contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be an acoustic guitar-playing frat hippie to enjoy them. Like traditional golf, disc golf provides players with an opportunity to hike verdant landscapes while testing their hand-eye coordination, but there’s no expensive equipment or memberships to buy. A basic disc costs about $9 and almost all of the local courses are free. We like Druid Hill’s mix of woods and open space, beginner and advanced tees, and regularly changing course. The new course at Lake Montebello has promise too, covering lots of ground and providing a solid workout. But what we like most about disc golf is that you can play from the first moment someone puts a disc (it’s actually not the same thing as a Frisbee) in your hand, enjoying it as a whimsical afternoon activity with friends, or you can spend months honing your skills so you can make killer hucks. Either way it’s a low-stress good time that also provides about an hour and a half of walking and throwing.

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