Rugby Golf

Welcome to the newest form of rugby!

 

Rugby golf is a rugby variation that is meant to develop the kicking and passing skills of participants, in addition to being a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors. Players advance their ball towards the “hole” by kicking or passing it using recognized rugby techniques (e.g. grubber kick, spiral pass, etc.).

 

Sask Rugby has mapped out courses in communities across the province using the “natural” features of public parks and rugby clubs. All individuals need to participate is a rugby ball! Submit your scores using the button to the right to be recognized on this page for a course record or hole-in-one.

 

Continue reading for more information about rugby golf and to find courses in your area!

About Rugby Golf

Rugby golf has a simple set of rules to make the game fair, enjoyable, and challenging. See the rules below:

  1. Players should “tee off” on each hole using a drop-kick (the ball must hit the ground before it is struck by the player). On subsequent attempts, players may use any regular rugby kicking or throwing action to advance the ball.
  2. For the second and subsequent strokes on each hole, players should play from the spot where the previous stroke came to rest. Players may move to gain a better angle or shorter distance as long as they can keep one foot on the ground on the spot where the previous stroke came to rest.
  3. Courses will be laid out featuring hazards and out of bounds. Check out the guidebook for the course you are playing to know where these are. Players should do the following when they encounter a hazard or out of bounds:
    1. Hazard: If your ball hits or lands in a hazard area, the player should add a one stroke penalty to their score for the hole. If the ball comes to rest in the hazard area, the next action should be taken from the point where the ball entered the hazard.
    2. Out Of Bounds: If your ball goes into an out of bounds area, the player should add a one stroke penalty to their score for the hole and play the next action from where the throw/kick that went out of bounds was taken. If your ball goes into an out of bounds area, it may not be immediately recoverable. Check the guidebook for the course for information about retrieving your ball (if it can’t be immediately recovered).

The safety and enjoyment of rugby golf participants is important to us. Please keep the following in mind when playing rugby golf in a public place:

  1. When playing in a public place, be mindful of the other users of the space. You may need to slightly modify your activities, play at a faster/slower pace, or avoid playing a course/hole entirely to avoid hitting other park users if you are playing at a particularly busy time. Courses have been laid out to try to avoid conflicts with other users but participants should always use their discretion to avoid harm.
  2. Do not perform unsafe actions to retrieve your ball. This could include, but is not limited to, wading into a pond, climbing a tree, or entering private property. Be mindful of the course/hole layout and play appropriate shots to avoid these situations in the first place.
  3. If the course borders on private property or a parking lot/roadway, be mindful of avoiding damage to private property (e.g. hitting a parked car). Choose which shots you play and when you play them accordingly.
Participants should also be mindful of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the public health restrictions in place. Keep yourself safe by following these recommendations:
  1. Play by yourself and/or only with members of your immediate household.
  2. Bring your own equipment (ball).
  3. Abide by any and all public gathering restrictions in your area.
  4. Be aware of and abide by any municipal rules around the use of public parks.
  5. Make every reasonable effort to remain 3m away from any other park users during your round.

Find A Course

Find a course in your area from the list below. Click on your desired course to see course info, course records, and to download the course guidebook.

Course distances included below are an estimate and may include the distance between holes.

Course Length: 2190m
Course Difficulty: Hard
Course Record (20+): 47 – Cable Guy – April 10, 2021
Course Record (13-19): N/A
Course Record (12 & Under): N/A

At over 2km, A.E. Wilson Park is the longest rugby golf course in Regina and a classic “drive and putt” layout. However, that doesn’t mean that this course isn’t without its share of challenging hole locations – don’t let your guard down and think that power is the only thing you need to focus on. Click the image to the right to access the Course Guidebook!

Holes-In-One On This Course:
None

Course Length: 858m
Course Difficulty: Medium
Course Record (20+): 38 – Cable Guy – April 10, 2021
Course Record (13-19): N/A
Course Record (12 & Under): N/A

The Douglas Park – Front 9 course is characterized by the variety of shotmaking required to navigate the course successfully. Most holes will let you bomb away from the tee but will challenge you to navigate trees and other obstacles to get close to the basket. A good grubber kick will lead to a good score. Click the image to the right to access the Course Guidebook!

The Douglas Park – Front 9 Course is mapped over the Douglas Park Disc Golf Course. The Disc Golf Course features 18 baskets numbered 1 through 18. The Douglas Park – Front 9 Rugby Golf Course is mapped over holes 1-9 of the Disc Golf Course.

You can see more information about the Douglas Park Disc Golf Course on the UDisc Website/App.

Holes-In-One On This Course:
None

Course Length: 706m
Course Difficulty: Easy
Course Record (20+): 33 – Cable Guy – April 10, 2021
Course Record (13-19): N/A
Course Record (12 & Under): N/A

The Douglas Park – Back 9 course is a more tactical challenge than its Front 9 counterpart. Achieving the perfect distance (not too much and not too little) will be the single biggest factor for success as you navigate unpassable obstacles and tricky slopes. Click the image to the right to access the Course Guidebook!

The Douglas Park – Back 9 Course is mapped over the Douglas Park Disc Golf Course. The Disc Golf Course features 18 baskets numbered 1 through 18. The Douglas Park – Back 9 Rugby Golf Course is mapped over holes 10-18 of the Disc Golf Course.

You can see more information about the Douglas Park Disc Golf Course on the UDisc Website/App.

Holes-In-One On This Course:
None

Course Length: 1540m
Course Difficulty: Medium
Course Record (20+): 40 – Cable Guy – April 10, 2021
Course Record (13-19): N/A
Course Record (12 & Under): N/A

Warm up on the flats before climbing and descending the heights of Mount Pleasant. All of the uphill hiking will be worth it for the fantastic view of the city of Regina. This long, mostly flat course allows you to reach for the big kicks in your arsenal without much fear of hazards, but make sure to account for the slopes on holes 7-9! Click the image to the right to access the Course Guidebook!

Holes-In-One On This Course:
None

Course Length: 920m
Course Difficulty: Easy
Course Record (20+): 30 – Cable Guy – April 10, 2021
Course Record (13-19): N/A
Course Record (12 & Under): N/A

Located at the Regina Rugby Clubhouse, this is a relatively easy course for all ages with plenty of open space, few hazards, and flat terrain. Click the image to the right to access the Course Guidebook!

Holes-In-One On This Course:
None

Course Length: 808m
Course Difficulty: Medium
Course Record (20+): 42 – Cable Guy – April 1, 2021
Course Record (13-19): N/A
Course Record (12 & Under): N/A

Don’t let the relatively short length of this course fool you, the Diefenbaker Park Blue Course will challenge you with some tricky hole locations that will punish wayward bounces of the ball. This course is a real test of your control and accuracy! Click the image to the right to access the Course Guidebook!

The Diefenbaker Park Blue Course is mapped over 9 of the 18 holes at the Diefenbaker Park Disc Golf Course. However, in order to create two coherent 9-hole courses, the rugby golf hole numbers do not always correspond to the disc golf hole numbers. Use the chart below to help you navigate the course.

 

You can see more information about the Diefenbaker Park Disc Golf Course on the UDisc Website/App.

Holes-In-One On This Course:
None

Course Length: 982m
Course Difficulty: Medium
Course Record (20+): 38 – Cable Guy – April 1, 2021
Course Record (13-19): N/A
Course Record (12 & Under): N/A

The Diefenbaker Park Red Course features a mix of long and short holes with baskets guarded by natural obstacles. The ability to make long, accurate kicks with forward bounce will be the key determinant of success on this course. Click the image to the right to access the Course Guidebook!

The Diefenbaker Park Red Course is mapped over 9 of the 18 holes at the Diefenbaker Park Disc Golf Course. However, in order to create two coherent 9-hole courses, the rugby golf hole numbers do not always correspond to the disc golf hole numbers. Use the chart below to help you navigate the course.

 

 

 

You can see more information about the Diefenbaker Park Disc Golf Course on the UDisc Website/App.

Holes-In-One On This Course:
None

Course Length: 1160m
Course Difficulty: Hard
Course Record (20+): 42 – Paul D – March 20, 2021
Course Record (13-19): 45 – Connor D & Elle D (tie) – March 20, 2021 & March 20, 2021
Course Record (12 & Under): N/A

Check two items off your summer to-do list with this course located at Saskatoon’s Forestry Farm Park & Zoo. This course features a mix of short and long holes with some wide open spaces and challenging obstacles that will challenge your range of kicking and passing techniques. Click the image to the right to access the Course Guidebook!

Holes-In-One On This Course:
None

Course Length: 1650m
Course Difficulty: Medium
Course Record (20+): 37 – Cable Guy – April 5, 2021
Course Record (13-19): N/A
Course Record (12 & Under): N/A

Lean back and let it rip on the wide-open expanses of Henry Kelsey Park. The first half of this course encourages players to use their long-distance kicking skills in a flat area that can feature some strong winds. The second half features some tricky obstacles that will challenge your touch and approach, particularly on holes where the objective borders on the out of bounds area. Click the image to the right to access the Course Guidebook!

Holes-In-One On This Course:
None

Course Length: 680m
Course Difficulty: Easy
Course Record (20+): 30 – Cable Guy – March 19, 2021
Course Record (13-19): N/A
Course Record (12 & Under): N/A

Located at the Saskatoon Rugby Clubhouse, this is a relatively easy course for all ages with plenty of open space, few hazards, and flat terrain. Click the image to the right to access the Course Guidebook!

Holes-In-One On This Course:
None

Course Length: 845m
Course Difficulty: Hard
Course Record (20+): 42 – Cable Guy – April 7, 2021
Course Record (13-19): N/A
Course Record (12 & Under): N/A

Subtle slopes and inconveniently located trees will test your patience and tactical acumen on the William A. Reid Park Front 9 Course. Players will need to pick the right shot for the circumstances lest the short-ish 845m of this course will play more like 1200m! Click the image to the right to access the Course Guidebook!

The William A. Reid Front 9 Course is mapped over the William A. Reid Park Disc Golf Course. The Disc Golf Course features two sets of tees (numbered 1-18) for 9 baskets. The William A. Reid Park Front 9 Rugby Golf Course is mapped over holes 1-9 of the Disc Golf Course.

You can see more information about the William A. Reid Park Disc Golf Course on the UDisc Website/App.

Holes-In-One On This Course:
None

 

Course Length: 824m
Course Difficulty: Hard
Course Record (20+): 37 – Cable Guy – April 7, 2021
Course Record (13-19): N/A
Course Record (12 & Under): N/A

Your patience and tactical acumen will be tested as you play your way around pesky trees and try to hold your ball on slippery slopes on the William A. Reid Park Back 9 Course. Wayward shots will be punished with harder-than-expected recovery shots so sometimes straight is better than far. Click the image to the right to access the Course Guidebook!

The William A. Reid Back 9 Course is mapped over the William A. Reid Park Disc Golf Course. The Disc Golf Course features two sets of tees (numbered 1-18) for 9 baskets. The William A. Reid Park Back 9 Rugby Golf Course is mapped over holes 10-18 of the Disc Golf Course.

You can see more information about the William A. Reid Park Disc Golf Course on the UDisc Website/App.

Holes-In-One On This Course:
None