Nayong Pilipino holds a special place in the hearts of many Filipinos, including myself. Growing up, it was one of the country’s most popular and beloved tourist attractions, offering visitors a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines. From replicas of famous landmarks to live performances and traditional crafts, Nayong Pilipino was a treasure trove of nostalgic moments that will always hold a special place in my memories. And now, with the launch of the first-ever Disc Golf Course in Metro Manila, Nayong Pilipino is set to become a hub of exciting new experiences and adventures for generations to come.
In partnership with the Disc Golf Association of the Philippines (DGAP), the Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) is proud to announce the opening of Metro Manila’s first-ever Disc Golf Course on April 29, 2023, located within the historical Nayong Pilipino Park.
Disc golf, also known as Frisbee golf, is an exhilarating sport with a fast-growing and dedicated fan and player community worldwide. Instead of using a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc or Frisbee, where the trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the players.
The NPF Executive Director, Gertie Duran-Batocabe, hopes that the opening of the new sport’s attraction will spark new interest in emerging sports. Furthermore, the agency aims to host an international disc golf tournament within the year, in partnership with the Professional Disc Golf Association, to promote sports tourism and attract foreign and domestic visitors to the country.
Golf is a highly popular sport millions of people worldwide enjoy. It is a precision ball sport where players use clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course to complete the course with the fewest strokes possible. On the other hand, disc golf is a unique and exciting variation of traditional golf that uses flying discs instead of balls and clubs. It combines the elements of golf with the fun and challenge of throwing a Frisbee, making it a fun and accessible sport for people of all ages and skill levels.
By supporting or joining the Nayong Pilipino Disc Golf Course inaugural tournament, you’ll be able to witness the first-ever Disc Golf Course in Metro Manila and experience a new and exciting sport that provides a great workout for both your body and mind. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and compete against other like-minded individuals and be part of a growing community of disc golf enthusiasts.
Furthermore, supporting or joining the event will help promote sports tourism in the country and boost the local economy, as foreign and domestic visitors will be flying in to participate and watch the tournaments. It’s a win-win situation that allows you to have fun while supporting the local community. Disc golf is a sport for everyone, from school-aged to golden-aged individuals. It is a healthy, inexpensive recreational activity that provides upper and lower body conditioning, aerobic exercise, and mental stimulation.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your flying discs and join this fun-filled day of disc golf at the Nayong Pilipino Disc Golf Course’s inaugural tournament!
You may watch the teaser here: