camp Rocky Mountain House

camp AMENITIES & activities

Our campsite offers a range of amenities for your comfort and convenience.

With plenty of activities to do for the kids and the adults right here at our campground;
Disc Golf, Pedal Go-Karts, Playgrounds, Basketball and Volleyball Courts.

playground

Many new friendships have been made at our centrally located Castle Playground Structures where little ones can be watched right from your campsite!

disk golf

With holes between 65 ft and 390 ft, we offer a variety of levels that can be played by each age level.

pedal go-karts

You can either ride alone, have a small passenger or have mom and dad pedaling while the little ones are safely buckled in the front.
$10 for a single or $15 for a four seater.

OHV

head-out on the trail with your OHV from your site

riverfront

Located along the North Saskatchewan River there are plenty of opportunities to cool off on a hot summer day!

mercantile

Firewood, ice, ice cream and RV Supplies.
See our wide range of camping essentials and gifts.

dog friendly

Pets are always welcome, we do ask that they are on leash and cleaned up after. We also have an off-leash area.

wi-fi

Stay connected with the outside world while enjoying the beauty of nature with our complimentary Wi-Fi.

washhouse

Heated full service washroom & showers. Clean and located close to any site you are staying.

laundry

Modern coin-operated washers and dryers are available on-site.

dump station

Ready any time or you can book our Mobile Sewer Service where we come and empty your tanks!

fire pits

Create unforgettable memories with family and friends gathered around our cozy fire pits.

riverfront

Located along the North Saskatchewan River there are plenty of opportunities to cool off on a hot summer day!

mercantile

Firewood, ice, ice cream and RV Supplies. See our wide range of camping gifts.

wi-fi

Stay connected with the outside world while enjoying the beauty of nature with our complimentary Wi-Fi.

playground & more

Kids Playground, Volleyball Courts, Basketball Courts, Disk Golf and Go-Karts. There are plenty of things to keep everyone busy.

dog friendly

Pets are always welcome, we do ask that they are on leash and cleaned up after. We also have a designated off-leash area.

washhouse

Heated full service washroom & showers. Clean and located close to any site you are staying.

fire pits

Create unforgettable memories with family and friends gathered around our cozy firepits.

laundry

Brand new modern coin operated washers and dryers.

dump station

Available any time or you can book our Mobile Sewer Service where we empty your tanks for you!

disc golf

TEE IT UP

Professional discs are for sale in the camp store. 

We offer:
• putt and approach
• mid range
• distance drivers
• various colors and sets

When purchasing a disc, we include a basic rule and scorecard.

FORE!

With holes between 65 ft and 390 ft, we offer a variety of levels that can be played by each age level.

A practice basket is placed centrally in the campground for those who would like to practice their throw.

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  1. Teeing off – Play begins on each hole with each player throwing from within a designated area. This area is signified by the Base T Sign.

  2. Establishing position – A thrown disc establishes a position where it first comes to rest. A disc is considered at rest once it is no longer moving.

  3. Marking the lie – The established position of a thrown disc on the in-bounds playing surface marks its lie. Alternatively, a mini marker may be used to mark the lie by placing it directly in front of the thrown disc on the line of play.

  4. Throwing from a stance – To throw from a correct stance when the disc is released, a player must have one supporting point in contact with the playing surface on the lie. You may also not have any supporting points out of bounds, touching the marker or an object in front of your lie. After the disc is released, supporting points may come in contact with the playing surface in front of your lie except when putting. One is considered putting when inside a 10-meter radius of the target. Once a lie is inside this circle, all supporting points on the surface must stay behind the lie until after the throw is complete and you have established balance. A player shall receive a warning for the first stance violation in the round and all subsequent violations will result in a one stroke penalty and re-throw.

  5. Holing out – In disc golf, there are two types of targets; there is a basket target and an object target. To hole out on a basket target the disc must come to rest within the bottom cylinder of the basket or within the chains. A disc on top of the basket or wedged into the side of the cage is not considered holed out. To hole out on an object target the disc must strike the designated target area on the object.

  6. Out of bounds – A disc is out of bounds when it is clearly and completely surrounded by the out of bounds area. A player whose disc is out of bounds shall receive one penalty throw. The player may elect to throw next from the previous lie or a lie that is up to one meter from and perpendicular to the point where the disc crossed the out of bounds line.

  7. Discs used in play – Discs used in play must meet the conditions set forth by the PDGA Technical Standards. Any disc modified to change its original flight characteristics is considered illegal; this includes discs that crack or break. A player who throws an illegal disc will receive two penalty throws without a warning.

  8. Order of play – Teeing order on the first hole is determined by the order of the players on the scorecard. Teeing on subsequent holes is determined by the scores on the previous hole with the lowest score throwing first and so on. If two or more players tied on the previous hole the order is determined by the order of the players who tied on the previous hole. After all players have teed off the player farthest away from the target plays next and so on until all players have holed out.

  9. Courtesy – Courtesy rules establish the proper etiquette for players on the course and violations of courtesy rules can result in penalties; the following are the basic rules of courtesy.
    • Players should not throw until they are certain the thrown disc will not distract another player or injure anyone present.
    • Players should take care to not distract other players while it is their turn.
    • Littering on the course is discouraged and considered a courtesy violation
    • Players are expected to watch where other players’ discs go and search for discs in the event they are lost.

The history of disc golf is closely tied to the history of the recreational flying disc (especially as popularized by the trademarked Frisbee). The first known instance of anyone playing golf with a flying disc occurred in Bladworth, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1926. Ronald Gibson and a group of his Bladworth Elementary School buddies played a game throwing tin plates at targets such as trees and fence posts. They called the game Tin Lid Golf and played on a fairly regular basis on a disc golf course they laid out on their school grounds. But, after they grew older and went their separate ways, the game came to an end. It wasn’t until the 1970s that disc golf would be reintroduced to Canadians at the Canadian Open Frisbee Championships in Toronto.

Modern disc golf started in the early 1960s, when it seems to have been invented in many places and by many people independently. Students at Rice University in Houston, Texas, for example, held tournaments with trees as targets as early as 1964, and in the early 1960s, players in Pendleton King Park in Augusta, Georgia would toss Frisbees in 50-gallon barrel trash cans designated as targets.

A true pioneer of the sport of Frisbee Golf is Kevin Donnelly, who, until 2011, was unknown for his accomplishment. Kevin began playing a form of Frisbee golf in 1959 called Street Frisbee Golf. In 1961, while a Recreation Leader and then Recreation Supervisor for the City of Newport Beach, California, he formulated and then began organizing Frisbee golf tournaments at nine of the city’s playgrounds he supervised. This culminated in 1965 with a fully documented, Wham-O sponsored, city-wide Frisbee Golf tournament. This highly publicized tournament included hula hoops as holes, with published rules, hole lengths, pars, and penalties, Wham-O prizes and, an event in which Fred Morrison, the Frisbee inventor, was in attendance.In 1967, two years after conducting the first-ever organized Frisbee Golf Tournament, Kevin, then the Coordinator of the Parks and Recreation Section at Fresno State College, California, organized and then taught the first ever college level Frisbee Golf activity course, in which George Sappenfield was registered.

Two of the best-known figures in the sport are “Steady Ed” Headrick, who introduced the first formal disc golf target with chains and a basket, and Dave Dunipace who invented the modern golf disc in 1983, with his revolutionary change to add a beveled edge rim, this gave the disc a greater distance and accuracy. Dave was one of the founders of Innova, a well-known disc manufacturer. In 1976, Headrick formed the DGA, then later the PDGA and the RDGA. Ted Smethers took over the PDGA in 1982 to be run independently and to officiate the standard rules of play for the sport. The sport has grown at a rate of 12-15 percent annually for more than the past decade, with nearly 4000 courses in the US and about 5000 globally.

The game is now played in more than 40 countries worldwide, primarily in the United States, Canada, Central and Western Europe, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia.