Woodvale’s Chichester Park the new home of disc golf


Joondalup councillor Russell Poliwka, Mayor Troy Pickard, Andrew Ferguson of DiscGolfPark and councillor Liam Gobbert. Picture: Martin Kennealey         www.communitypix.com.au   d457085
Joondalup councillor Russell Poliwka, Mayor Troy Pickard, Andrew Ferguson of DiscGolfPark and councillor Liam Gobbert. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d457085

DISC golf has a new home in Woodvale with the construction of an 18-hole course at Chichester Park.

The City of Joondalup funded the $32,000 project for a recreational course, which is free to use and suitable for all ages, skill levels and abilities.

The City also recently upgraded the nine-hole competition course at Cockman Park in Greenwood, including new cages and signage.

In 2014, DiscGolfPark approached the City to consider constructing an 18-hole course to complement the Cockman Park course.

Following consultation, the City approved the 18-hole course for Chichester Park because of its large and open space and its popularity and heavy usage.

DiscGolfPark has designed and constructed the course to utilise the whole area including the trees lining the park to the Trappers Drive carpark, through the playground at the western side and looping back around to the start of the course.

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said disc golf was a sport experiencing “phenomenal growth” across the world and especially in Australia.

“The Chichester Park course will further enhance the sport’s local popularity and, alongside the course at Cockman Park, the City of Joondalup is believed to be the only local government authority in Australia to have two disc golf courses within its boundaries,” he said.

DiscGolfPark Australia project manager Andrew Ferguson said the course had been designed to cater for everyone and would be “sustainable for many years to come”.

“We are thrilled the City had the foresight to see the growth of this sport and the benefits this facility would provide to the local community,” he said.