Clifton Disc Golf Course

The grounds of Clifton Museum Park were historically a community meeting place hosting garden parties, games, and other social gatherings. They were identified as a perfect location for a disc golf course.  In 2017 a community group was formed for the purpose of installing and maintaining a course.  Funding was obtained through community partnerships and donations. The Clifton Disc Golf Course opened in the spring of 2018 to glowing reviews and was immediately popular, drawing visitors from far and wide. The course features 9 baskets and 18 tee box locations spread strategically around the 34-acre grounds and is free for all users.  

Clifton Estate Disc Golf Course

Clifton Estate Disc Golf Course 


What is Disc Golf?

Disc golf is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target; it is played using rules similar to golf. It is often played on a course of 9 or 18 holes. Players complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee area toward a target, throwing again from the landing position of the disc until the target is reached.  The number of throws a player uses to reach each target is tallied (often in relation to par), and players seek to complete each hole and the course in the lowest number of total throws.  Disc golf can be enjoyed by players of all ages and abilities and is a wonderful way to enjoy some fresh air, exercise, and good company in a beautiful setting.

 Participants of all ages enjoying a round of disc golf at Haliburton House
Participants of all ages enjoying a round of disc golf at Clifton Museum Park


Disc Rentals

Discs are available to borrow or purchase at the museum during operating hours. Discs can also be rented or purchased year-round from The Spoke and Note in Windsor.

Disc golf discs


Schools and Groups

The Maritime Disc Golf Association offers school and group introductions to disc golf at no cost. Participants will have access to discs and receive an introduction to the sport and its techniques. They will then have the opportunity to play a round either on their own or with a coach.

An introduction to disc golf can be combined with a tour of the museum and a picnic on the grounds to create an interesting outing or field trip for any group. Group admission rates will apply for museum admission. For more information, please see For Teachers or email

School students being introduced to the sport of disc golf 


Rules of Disc Golf

Object: Play the course in the fewest throws, throwing the disc into each basket.

Tee Off:  Tee throws must be released from behind the tee marker.

The player who throws the lowest score on the previous hole always tees off first. After the tee-off, the player whose disc lies further from the target throws first.

Fairway:  Throw must be made from where the disc lies.  Run-up and follow-through permitted.

Putt:  Within 10 meters of the target a player must not step past the lies when attempting a Putt throw.  The hole is complete when the disc lands in the target basket.

Out of Bounds:  Fenced areas, all ponds, and the roads are out of bounds.  The disc must be played from the point within the course where the disc went out of bounds.  The penalty for throwing out of bounds is one throw.  

Courtesy:  Do not throw until other players or park users are out of range.  Be courteous, take care of equipment, and let faster groups play through.  Stay off personal property and be aware of cars and other park users.  Please take out what you bring in.

Info:  More information on disc golf can be found at



Course Map

Clifton Estate Disc Golf Course - Map

Clifton Disc Golf Course - Map

Red tees are less challenging.  Blue tees are more challenging.

Click here for a course map to print

Parking and Course Access

  • The Clifton Disc Golf Course is open year-round and available to all users free of charge.
  • Parking is available in the main parking lot of Clifton Museum Park during the spring, summer, and fall months.
  • Although the course is always open, the main gate typically closes at 4 pm.
  • Please park legally on the streets surrounding the property and walk in if you plan to enjoy the course after 4pm.
  • There is no winter maintenance of the grounds, pathways, or roadways.
  • Please use the course and grounds at your own risk.
  • Parking in winter is limited to the streets surrounding the property.
  • Please note the area around the main gate is an emergency entrance and needs to be kept clear of vehicles. Vehicles violating this policy will be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.
  • Picnic tables and garbage cans are available near the main parking lot.
  • Gender-neutral, single-stall washrooms are available inside during museum operating hours.

Families enjoying a round

Families enjoying a round